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The Bauer Kitchen
The Bauer Kitchen

The Bauer Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoalgroup.ca/main8.cfm
  • Phone: (519) 772-0790
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Hodgson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: 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 occaision.
  • Private Party Contact: Jordan Hobbs (519) 772-0790
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 occaision. Contact Jodan Hobbs for private dining inquiries: jordanh@charcoalgroup.ca or 519-772-0790.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allen St.
  • Public Transit: On the main 7 line heading to Conestoga Mall.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • 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.
A word from The Bauer Kitchen
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. Our Executive Chef Michael Hodgson 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food here is top notch. It has a menu that you are sure to find quite enjoyable whether you are with a family or out on a romantic date."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Entertaining out of towers from a metropolitan centre; where do we dare to compare? Proud of our relatively small centre, TBK represents a step up from the roadhouse or chain establishments and therefore offers a comparative big, citified experience. No embarrassment here. So thank you management. However, embarrassed to find we are too much like a big city, on returning to the car. Ten minutes over 2 hour limit got us a parking ticket. Put a damper on the whole experience. Guess with all the new building, parking is premium (Thursdays & Fridays have always been so) and this will be the price of relaxed enjoyment of TBK and establishments in the area. Pity. May consider other options, in other areas of city in the future."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our appetizers were great but our dinners were nothing special My husband orders blanco pizza and it was very bland. I ordered fish and chips. Fries were over cooked and fish was so gross, did not like batter at all. Never finished it. I put that it was our anniversary on reservation and nothing was mentioned. Should have just stuck with appetizers. Last time was much better"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great and attentive service. Romantic and sophisticated ambiance. Delicious flavours with a large selection of alcoholic beverages. Anyone who decides to go dine here will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was good, didn't wait long. Service could have been better but overall a great place. Decor was great. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Master chef McCourt has done it again with another perfect steak tartar. The way it is going, I don't need to go to Toronto to find good steak tartar anymore. It is worth the 45 mins (one way) drive every week just to have this steak tartar."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Pre-birthday celebration was thoroughly enjoyed with both the excellent service and food. I enjoyed the romaine salad, as well as a specialised pizza. Both items were superb! The waitress proceeded to compliment the meal with cake (knowing it was pre-birthday dinner). I will definitely return (and recommend)!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had the very best steak tartar in the past 3 years. Not just your run off the mill steak tartar. This one was presented on a wood board with multiple sides and a raw egg on top. It was a Perfect presentation and the interaction, combination I could made out was just icing on the cake. Not normally on the menu but hopefully they will consider adding it."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had the Blackened chicken and found the overall dish bland and almost to the point of being under-cooked. I chose this restaurant for its location and belief it was a little more upscale. The service was fine for delivering the meals."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Booked this for our 20th anniversary and they looked after us very well. Noted my request on the booking and had all "extra" details covered. Food and table spot were fantastic. Enjoyed the entire experience!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our group of 5 sat out on the patio on a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Server was excellent and the food was very creative and exceptional quality. Would love to go back for dinner some evening because the interior looks like it would make for a great experience as well. Look forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed every bite of our pasta and pork chop. The drinks are great, the service is great; we will be back for a 2 year anniversary."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We love TBK. Food is consistently outstanding, and so is the service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Definitely will return. Excellent experience. Our party of six enjoyed our dinners."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very attentive wait staff. Drink service was good, food service was excellent. Food was excellent!! Overall this lived up to "Charcoal" standards, and was excellent. Would highly recommend this!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Excellent food, great vibe, excellent service, great wine. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food and service. Nice place for a group also!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "You can always count on good food and service at Bauer Kitchen. The Patio in the summer is great."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Very nice food presentation, and atmosphere (child friendly) also with a bar perfect for dad's watching the world cup. Great waitress and food tasted great. Definitely recommend this restaurant for those trying something new as well pretty affordable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Father's day was the reason we were there but it was all about mommy! The food was so delicious. My 4 year old had the kids french toast which cut like butter and she ate every bite, my husband enjoyed a large burger and sweet potato fries and I had the delicious short rib gnocchi. Every bite was flavored perfectly. Even the two year old's pizza was good. And the watermelon mojito...yum!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was very reasonably priced, so was our alcholic drink with fresh fruit. Out appetizer was brought to us, missing the bacon jam and it was replaced with bacon. Maybe because I'm young they thought they could pull one over on me, but I told my server and he went to find out the problem. Turns out they ran out of bacon jam and instead of asking me if it's ok they gave me strips of bacon... After that, our burger came very well done with soft (not crispy) sweet potatoe fries. Also out plates were extremely hot, such that the person servering out food had to use a cloth to carry it and warm me not to touch it. This could only mean that the plates were under the heat lamps for quite a while or microwaved... Anyways our server was the best."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "my son has just graduated from university and it was also his brother's birthday. we went for lunch and a wonderful meal. service was excellent from the the time we arrived to when we left. we had never been there before but would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special event in the area and had lunch at TBK afterwards. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately anyway. Service was exceptional and the meal came altogether and in a timely fashion. Not disappointed in any aspect and would highly recommend the venue."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation for my parents and I to celebrate my university graduation. Our experience was phenomenal from start to finish! We had a great table, our server was very friendly and knowledgeable, the drinks and food were to die for, and the environment was lively yet relaxing. I am also a server so I am always very appreciative of good service - our server went above and beyond that! She was very helpful in explaining items and making suggestions based on our tastes. She arrived at the perfect times and was personable enough to start little conversations with us. She was phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We started with the French Onion Fondue which was great, the highlight of the meal. For the main, I had had the pickerel special. It was bland with little or no seasoning. It sat on an avocado sauce that was just creamed avocado. There was no flavour to the topping on the pickerel, I'm not even sure what it was. The side was a couscous that again was flavourless and oily. My companions had steaks that were tough and one under done. Our server did not bring the meals and wasn't back to check on things for over twenty minutes. The service seems disjointed with 4 people waiting on us. The restaurant wasn't busy but we were seated in the corner outside the washrooms. We went for a birthday celebration and were very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "All-around good food & a good time. I live close to the Bauer Kitchen, it's perfect. I can walk on the iron horse trail and not worry about how many of their delicious and unique cocktails I have. The menu is amazing, everything is absolutely delicious! I'm a foodie and whenever I have guests we always go to Bauer. I keep thinking 'maybe i should try something new' and then I don't. Because I just trust Bauer to be amazing every time. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We went for a surprise birthday. We didn't want a big deal with the singing and shouting so we told the wait staff when she asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Two people who came wanted to share two meals and sample them both. They came out on four separate plates so they could have their own portion. This was a pleasant surprise! At the end of the meal the waitress brought a piece of fruit cake soaked in rum as a small treat for the birthday boy. Was a great evening."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Went to Bauer Kitchen for our anniversary, the service was excellent, food was outstanding with a different of food and appetizers selection than most other restaurants. But the personal service we received put this meal over the top"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "TBK is my go to place. It is consistent. From the welcoming smiles when you walk in to the "have great night" when I waddle my full belly to my car. I have brought many friends, family, groups, staff and no one has ever been disappointed. The variety is great whether you're vegetarian or a carnivore. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love the steak tartar. Too bad they only offer for two weeks during the Wholly Cow weeks."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Very nice ambience, decent menu. The striploin steak was a bit tough, the desserts were delicious, the salad was good. Good wine list."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I ordered a bellini, it was flavourless. The food selection was terrible and the portions were very small. It was overpriced and tasteless. I will not be going back here again, Milestones is far far better."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Bauer Kitchen twice. Once a few months ago and the food and service were great. This time when we went it was early in the evening 5pm and I had made reservations. The restaurant was empty and they tried to sit us at a tiny table in a dark area that backed onto the bar pushed up against all of the glasses. I could understand it if the bar was busy or I had not made reservations, but this was not the case. Also, I had to keep waving the waitress down for service (and there were a lot of waitresses around, no shortage of available waitresses). I shouldn't have to ask for a spoon for my coffee or the water. Really disappointed this time. Service definitely inconsistent."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I ordered my striploin steak well done and it was perfect! Cooked to perfection and tasted amazing! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "So many wine options!! Great place for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Went with my sister and brother in law who are here from Arizona. Outstanding service. My brother had the duck wing appetizer and said its the best he's had. We were there for lunch and the burgers, pizza and housemade fries were great."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Everything, service, food etc. was super. I just find it difficult when busy, to have a conversation without yelling over everyone else. This is the only negative of Bauer Kitchen. I realize this is hopefully a phase that will pass one day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My first time there, my kids recommended the place, you have a hit!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant ambience is really nice, the food however is just ok. I really did not find the quality of the good to be anything exceptional which is what I expected. I would not bother going back based on my brunch experience there. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I love the BK! We have never been disappointed by the food or the service, and our latest visit was excellent! We both had the pork tenderloin feature. Service was fabulous! Our server, Danika was professional and gave us attentive, but never intrusive service! Thanks again for making our evening special."
    Dined on 5/10/2014