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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%
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“smokey burger” (10 reviews)
“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (14 reviews)
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Canadian, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4336 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 3W6, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing deal and amazing Appetizers! The best Muscles anywhere. So much variety with the appetizers and equally delicious! Quality of the food it triple AAA, you will not be disappointed....... Only I will be when I can't get a seat, now that everyone reading this...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was nine of us from the family that went out for Sunday evening dinner celebrating 3 birthdays. The service we received was excellent and the food tasted great. The service was a little bit slow but we were not in a rush so it...More

Thank Willie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all ... and the food is very good too :P The menu seems to change very often (of course based on the local produces) Add that to a set of very interesting local beers and you have a great place to...More

Thank xtof44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food here! This was a first time visit, my son recommended Borealis as a restaurant. I booked our reservation online through their website. We arrived to find a cozy historic building. Staff were welcoming and knowledgeable about the food. Food was fantastic, will...More

Thank cokie2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Borealis provides locally sourced ingredients with great chef artistry and a relaxed ambience. The food was delicious and the service was very considerate. Definitely a great choice for dining.

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

Thank you, David! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant this is. Nice menu selections. Quality of food was excellent. Good selection of beers on tap. Excellent customer service. I have eaten here several times all with same results. I will be going again.

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

We look forward to having you back! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences!

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We celebrated my mother's 85th birthday with lunch in the Tom Thomson Dining Room. The event coordinator, Jess, was very accommodating with choosing the type of menu (we decided on a fixed lunch with several options). They were able to provide a microphone for us,...More

Thank MV58
Sarah D, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! Our private rooms can be the perfect space for family gatherings, work functions, weddings you name it! Will pass on your kind words to our team!

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at this place. All many items are locally sourced and prepared well. I had a home made cream of potatoe soup and chicken wings. The menu was not huge but the items were interesting! The place was packed for a Tuesday...More

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

If you like the wings, you've got to try our Ontario Fried Chicken on Thursdays! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Located in a 19th century schoolhouse (you can see the original walls in parts of the restaurant), the food is really well prepared and not only pleasant to the palate but to the eyes as well. Prices for lunch are very reasonable and the staff...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Fab decor, very friendly staff, seriously good food, and a hardcore spicy bacon flavoured cocktail on the drinks menu. We loved it! Great design apparent and easy atmosphere as soon as you walk in. Helpful staff, good bar and on Wednesdays...More

Thank JubileePhil
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9 December 2017|
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Response from AABradley | Reviewed this property |
Jeans and a dress shirt wiĺl be fine.
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, Brunch, After-hours
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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