The Bauer Kitchen

4.5
1816 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
The Bauer Kitchen is an energetic up-market 'bistro' set in a SoHo inspired, restored felt factory. The industrial steel, concrete floors, reclaimed wood and custom lighting combine to create a uniquely warm backdrop for your dining experience. Chef Brian McCourt has assembled a spectacular menu of classic items prepared with the freshest local ingredients. An extensive ‘wine by the glass’ menu has been created by our sommelier to pair perfectly with each menu item.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(519) 772-0790
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Todd Clarmo
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Catering
The Bauer Bakery Cafe offers a delectable selection of gourmet trays, fresh salads and scrumptious desserts for your next event! Pickup and delivery available (Delivery requires a $250 minimum order, with a $25 delivery fee)
www.bauerbakery.ca
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Allen St.
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Parking Details
Parking is plentiful! Stay warm and dry in our underground parking facility. Visit our website for a parking map: www.charcoalgroup.ca

For restaurant location, click on the map link under our picture on the left of your screen.
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Public Transit
Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
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Special Events & Promotions
Taco Tuesday!
We have two kinds of tacos on our full-time menu, (Hoisin Chicken and Baja Fish), but every Tuesday we like to add two more! Every week the TBK culinary team creates two new tacos and every week they're different.

CINQ A SEPT
When: Every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Where: The Bauer Kitchen: Around the bar
Every Thursday at 5pm local professionals from around the region gather around the bar at TBK. It's a casual gathering with cocktails, beer and complimentary hors d'oeuvres hand-crafted by TBK's culinary team.

Come anytime between 5 & 7 and you're bound to meet a group of friendly and interesting people. Follow the #cinqasept hashtag on Twitter to see who's coming this week and what people are saying. You can follow us on Twitter too @thebauerkitchen, as we always post about what's happening at Cinq a Sept each week.



Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Bauer Kitchen has 1 private room & 1 semi-private room that take advantage of the industrial aspects while providing a warm and approachable atmosphere for any group dining occasion.

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What 1816 People Are Saying
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The food was terrible! Not sure "where" they got all thier positive reviews!?!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Sorry folks.
Had high expectations given your online reviews...
Service was very friendly but the food was lacking in flavor and presentation and was not hot....which is a bad thing for eggs benedict.

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service

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AF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, loved the place. Only issue was that the service was slow, the gap between apps and dinner was longer than expected. But overall we would return.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Brunch was super disappointing ...kids brunch was too fancy, server was awful, all food never came out at the same time, kids drinks were brought last, coffee wasn’t the first thing on the table, eggs Benedict was cold, omlette cold, server never asked how my husband wanted eggs, slow service overall - def won’t be back

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RP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great time! Our waitress was excellent. Thanks Cindy for making our day so special. Yummy food and great cocktails!

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PW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Joined by 5 friends for our mutual friends birthday, with a special request to sit outside, the service was quick, we had a wonderful, and knowable server. Very attentive, and took care of all us. The food came out at different time, which is kind of different. I would expect all the dishes for the main meal to be severed at the same time. Our birthday girl even received a piece of cake with a candle, which added a very special touch thank you we will be back.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went on a whim to Bauer Kitchen after not having been there in a few years. It did not disappoint. Calamari starter followed by Hamburger main...very satisfying meal and service!

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K
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good! Loved the food very much! Very good! Loved the food very much! Very good! Loved the food very much!Very good! Loved the food very much!Very good! Loved the food very much!Very good! Loved the food very much! Boop.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Stephanie was great! We had a good time!. Great food!!

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Heard about duck wings as an app from family, totally awesome. Food and atmosphere were great. A little on the pricey side though.

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YA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a business lunch. Specials were awesome, and ambiance is one of the best locations in the KW area.

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ER
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

It took a long time for us to get our food, was good when we got it, but overpriced. We decided it was noisier than we had expected.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had mentioned in the reservation that it was a birthday, but nothing ever mentioned or entertsined

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Excellent food. Amazing carrot cake!!

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoy coming here. The food is never disappointing. It has a great ambiance - chic and welcoming - that really does add to the overall experience. You'll never go just once;)

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great meal as always at the Bauer Kitchen. Service was great, it just seemed a little slower than what we're used to having there.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, as always!

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great Father's Day brunch. The FD special 'benedict' was delicious. Service great. A tad pricey. Atmosphere a tad noisy. But will return.

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d
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Father’s Day Brunch

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

I've always had a pleasant experience at Bauer Kitchen. The atmosphere is nice, the food is great and I would definitely recommend it to just about anyone.
My only note to this review is our service on This past Sunday was not to our normal expectations. Our server seemed to frequently forget the things we asked for: coffee multiple times, cream and sugar. As well our food for a table of 4 came out at 3 different times, with a good few minutes between each. So that wasn't the severs fault but perhaps a kitchen error. This wouldn't deter me from returning however perhaps more attention is needed to some of these small details.
However overall this is truly a unique spot for a great meal.

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Menu was world-cuisine influenced, the flavours and combinations all fantastic! Could barely decide, great options. (Great dark alcohol menu too!). Comfortable atmosphere and elegant use of construction materials in the design. Thank you.

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RG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to the Bauer Kitchen on several occasions, all for special occasions. Most recently we were there to celebrate my son's graduation from the University of Waterloo. Each time we have dined at the Bauer Kitchen the food has been excellent, the service fantastic and the atmosphere comfortable and welcoming.

I would highly recommend the Bauer Kitchen.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good ambience and the food was pretty good too. Definitely need to sit outside! Too dark inside but the patio is wonderful this time of year. Service was incredibly friendly. Vegan dessert was awesome.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was excellent but service was slow.

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JS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of guests arrived extremely early and the Bauer Kitchen staff was very accommodating and kind with our guest.
The food was great and wine selection vast.
The creme brule never disappoints!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Is was amazing

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T
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Went here for a casual birthday dinner and the place was pretty busy for a Wednesday night. Beautiful interior and good ambience. Me and my friend shared the calamari for an app and I ordered the steak frites for my main. Food was very good but overpriced, especially for a kitchener restaurant lol overall good experience!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! We were checked in on, however not rushed as we were catching up. Great selection of food. Food was excellent. Will return.

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very lovely meal and amazing service by Natalie! We all enjoyed.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best restaurant in KW area. Excellent service, creative and delicious food. Music a little loud, but not too much annoying. Parking spaces sometimes hard to find...

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TB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The Bauer Kitchen is one of my favourite restaurants. I am never disappointed. The décor is warm and urban chic. The menu and wine list are both good. It is a lovely experience for dining!

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T
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Bauer Kitchen has never let us down. Everything was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend the four cheese dip, BK salad and BK burger but everything on the menu is good.

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k
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but it was a busy night.

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LG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bauer kitchen is always great. Consistent. Good good good staff.

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AJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with a group for dinner before the symphony. Food was excellent, service was great. I would highly recommend.

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PL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Two business associates and I met for lunch and found the service and food was excellent. Two of us had the beet salad, one with chicken and one of us with the salmon. The third person had the steak and frites. Everyone was very pleased with their dish. Parking was somewhat challenging, but there IS underground parking that can be used. I have a large vehicle, so decided to park about a block away, which was fine. There was a wide selection of food and beverages to choose from to meet everyone's health needs. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Horrible server
Older lady was rude when we didn’t give her a huge tip and meanwhile I was planning to leave her more then the debited amount but decided not too after her rude comment and dirty looks she gave us after her tip.

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PE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I had lunch with my son and wife at Bauer's Kitchen on Saturday, May 19th. Food and service were excellent. Three meals and one beer including tip was $73CDN. I was happy with the entire experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All around an excellent experience

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