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The Bauer Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Canadian
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187 King St S Unit 102, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (Allen St.)
+1 519-772-0790
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to my dinner with friends...we work in the busy retail world and had finally made some time for our dinner out. I made the reservations as I had heard good things.also the menu on line looked very tantalizing..steak tartar...duck confit..braised short ribs. I arrived looking forward to great company and a grear dining experience. The great... More 

Thank Janine S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food. Some of the highest quality meat in the area... all butchered next door. Service is awesome. Have not had a single bad experience there. We were there with some friends with dietary restrictions and they were some of the most accommodating people I've ever encountered. Very impressed and amongst our top go-to restaraunts now.

Thank Adam B
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Bauer Kitchen many times this past year. It is consistently excellent. The staff has always been superb - they really make it a finer dining experience. Always knowledgeable and very attentive. The atmosphere and design is one of the best I have seen. Comfortable chairs, big tables. I love the wood and metal detailing. The... More 

Thank Karly V
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given their good reputation I suppose we had some expectations in choosing the Bauer Kitchen for our couples night out but at the end of the day it was somewhat disappointing. We'd been told that we could only have a 530 pm reservation on the date that worked for us because anything later was totally booked. Well, we were there... More 

Thank Alan M
CPwatregion, General Manager at The Bauer Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Alan, my name is Cindy Fawcett, the GM of TBK. I was the manager who brought you over the complimentary duck wings, although truthfully as just a simple gesture of appreciation. I simply overheard you mention it was your first time here as I walked by, and thought you might appreciate something to nibble on while you waited for... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is perfect and a treat to eat. Our server was either inexperienced or catering to the tables with more customers. We had to ask the server at the next table several times to get our server and even then she would take too long. We expect a dining experience but this was like a cafeteria. As I said... More 

Thank Kevin G
CPwatregion, Guest Service Manager at The Bauer Kitchen, responded to this review

Kevin G. Thank you for offering constructive feedback regarding your brunch experience at The Bauer Kitchen. We pride ourselves on our enlightened hospitality, and it would seem on this occasion we failed to meet our normally high standards. I am sorry that you did not receive the service you required, and the service that we are best known for at... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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83 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us enjoyed a great meal and atmosphere. Fabulous beer and wine selection as well. Baja tacos, and calamari were a hit as was the variety of sorbet. Great spot for a much needed night out. Service was excellent too! Will definitely return.

Thank SunFun1974
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brunch at The Bauer Kitchen is excellent! Definitely worth a visit for a lovely omelet, and they have the best croissant in KW. Lunch and Dinner offerings are less exciting, especially if you are vegetarian.

Thank aparticulartraveller
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176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Bauer Kitchen twice in 3 months. Loving it more with every visit. The atmosphere is upscale, chic, but we went there for the food. For starters, the Calamari, Tuna Poke and Roasted Beets Salad were all wonderful. I had the Smoked Chicken & Artichoke Tortiglioni on both visits, because I liked it so much the first time. Definitely in... More 

Thank Cedric T T
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and bartender was great. Funny and looked after us. Menu changes monthly but they still have their go to items

Thank David Y
Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar is very comfy and the food is good but Boy is this place NOISY. Surely they can do something about that!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 King St S Unit 102, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    (Allen St.)
  • Public Transportation: On the main 7 line heading to Conestoga Mall.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 519-772-0790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?