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Borealis Grille & Bar

€€ - €€€, ,
4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
+1 519-219-9007
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tacos” (12 reviews)
“burger” (67 reviews)
“salad” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Canadian, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super food and nice atmosphere. Their wine and beer pairings with food are excellent. Great place to host a party.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the concept of Borealis - the 100 mile menu. The food is superb. The only downside is the price. I find the restaurant to be very overpriced when compared to other venues which serve equally good meals that are also prepared using local...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and food was okay but the shocker was the appetizer. Chilli added to the plate of edamame!! Really ruined one of our favourite dishes.More

Thank TheFranticDancer
Neil R, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello TheFranticDancer, Our edamame appetizer has has always come with smoked chilli salt since we added edamame to the menu. This is salt that has been flavoured with smoked chilli peppers. I hope you haven’t confused this with meat chilli or that was communicated to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last two years in a row my family has celebrated one of its members birthdays here. Last June (2017) we were celebrating her birthday, there were 8 of us, and we waited about an hour and a half for our food. The staff was...More

Thank Rajer19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good with vegetarian and vegan options. Food was good, interesting it’s a B-Corp. Service was so so. Beautiful place, amazing patio.

Thank Paul N
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Paul! We're incredibly excited to be a part of the B-Corp community, and this past year we re-certified with an improved score by 11 points! See you again soon on the patio!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used to love this place but we got really bored with the menu. It started off great and then went sort of meh... Haven't been back in a while.More

Thank Daniela E
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Daniela, we're disappointed we haven't seen you in a while. We actually made a major change to our menu in March, and we're about to change to our Summer Menu this July 17th! Hopefully we'll see you again soon to try our our new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been several times and the food and service have been consistently good. Only one minor glitch on mothers day where we waited a really long time for our food. But everyone in our group still said they would return. We are Canadian so...More

Thank Myra S
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Myra! We believe that consistency is what keeps guests like you coming back again and again! So happy to know that it's proven true in your case, and we appreciate your understanding for that one-time glitch! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of choices, especially in draught beers, featuring small craft breweries. good selection of foods made from local production, friendly staff, clean washrooms,

Thank Paul D
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Paul! Our mantra is to keep things "obessively local", why go further than you have to when our region provides such wonderful beer, wine and food!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good menu with ingredients used by local farmers. Service is attentive with excellent suggestions. We will return.

Thank Richard S
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We look forward to seeing you again soon Richard!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great culture of local sourcing and carbon neutrality. Not to mention great food and service. A local favourite for us!

Thank Jon S
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jon- you're our favourite too!

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Questions & Answers
9 December 2017|
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Response from Mary Ann H | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. You can dress up if you like
12 April 2017|
Response from Sarah D | Property representative |
We sure do! More than the salads and tofu tacos that can be modified on our menu, our Chef has a vegan dish that isn't listed that is also available at any time. It's a medley of seasonal veggies cooked with quinoa and... More
Marie D
11 November 2015|
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Response from Katherine W | Property representative |
Hello Marie, We do like to WOW our guests for special occasions with sometimes a dessert or a promotion certificate for another visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-219-9007
  • E-mail
Borealis Grille & Bar is a restaurant that serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages. We bring "The Taste of Ontario", the highest quality of fresh products from Ontario farmers, breweries and wineries to our guests each and every day. Combined with a deep respect for local heritage and craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication for sustainability. Our Borealis location in Kitchener is set in a restored 19th century schoolhouse, that is showcased in the great Harvest Lounge at the entrance. We look forward to seeing you!
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