Borealis Grille & Bar - Guelph

4.5
648 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Borealis Grille & Bar is a restaurant that serves the very best of locally crafted foods and beverages at everyday prices. 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 and the environment, Borealis represents the embodiment of our philosophy and values.

Support Borealis Grille & Bar - Guelph during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 648 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.3
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Danielle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arugula and quinoa salad (I added chicken) was amazing.

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Hespelerites
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening - the server was brand new and excellent!

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Montana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Server and staff were friendly! Had a really great experience :) thank you!

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Amya
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

If you appreciate supporting local, this is your place. The veggie taco's are delicious and you can't find better sweet potato fries!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent, friendly service and amazing food as always! Outdoor patio good, but noise from the street was distracting.

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Deepa
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely patio, dog friendly. Took our 5-month-old puppy for her first restaurant visit and it was great.

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Slowhand
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was extremely knowledgeably about the draft beer available. I believe this is essential when serving local beers that all people may not be familiar with. Both selections of drafts provided to us were just as the server had outlined.

The plexiglass around the patio needs to have some ventilation spaces cut into it to allow better air circulation. Got uncomfortably hot when there was no breeze.

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AlexandraW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was plenty of space between the tables, we were under a big fancy tarp that gave us lots of shade, the food was delicious… we had a great time 🤗

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Baked Brie was outstanding. We got the grilled chicken sandwich and the old smokey burger, both were incredible. Would highly recommend to any foodie.
Our server Fiona was also wonderful!

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vipSeanH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! The food tasted so much better being there!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon on the patio. Staff are so friendly and accommodating. Food was wonderful

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MarcD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, great food and nice patios.
Will definitely go back.

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GloriaS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Quality of food is excellent. Maybe a little pricey. Especially a coffee for 3.50?

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TammyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and welcoming from the moment we arrived. We loved all the local food choices. Food was pleasing to the eye and the palate!

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SheilaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our meals were fantastic. We went on Wednesday Date Night so an entree, main course and dessert for each of us for $50. It was great value!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...our server Tamara was excellent

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ScottN
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s alright

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AndyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. It was our first restaurant trip in nearly a year. We celebrated our anniversary and the staff took extra care to make sure we were safe. More than that, they were friendly and convivial making the experience feel extra special. Couple that with some blueberry martinis and a braised short rib - perfect night.

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AndreD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service is great! The fact that they source locally makes it worth paying a bit more.

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AngelaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for my husband and I. This was our first night out together in 10 months, and it was thoroughly enjoyable! Food was great! Our server was great! It was wonderful.

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SusanS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience...clean, personable, great food and value! We have never had our food arrive that hot, and there were four of us...it was as if I had just cooked it myself and sat down to eat...very impressive!!! We will be back! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had chicken supreme. It was perfect, healthy and gf! It was easy to pick gf options there.

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Reenie
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Borealis are excellent. It’s not a fancy restaurant but we really enjoy it.

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SuzetteK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Friendly staff, food was good. We ate inside, will go back for patio season. They need a better wine selection.

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SeanD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food has gotten worse over the last few years. I could tell my Brie was heated in a microwave as it had chunks. My fish was tasteless. The service was pretty good but I don't think I will go back. I have not been pleased last 3 visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good lunch. Wings are very good so we all ordered them.

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PaulJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Would eat here again. Short rib was fantastic

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vipMarkK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Slightly more attentive service and music other than 90s rock would’ve made this an even better experience

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LaurieM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pickerel fish and chips was excellent - perfectly cooked and huge portion !

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WarN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, friendly staff and quality local food and drink. I would eat here every night if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality was a tad disappointing. Flat iron steak and short ribs were ordered. Undercooked and chewy. Presentation of food was nice.

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Rowan
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My burger was dry and the green curry was quite mushy. However, server was extremely kind about it and made sure I left happy. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
39 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was excellent, the service impeccable. Highly recommend Borealis for special occasions and casual dining.

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HazelE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Limited menu, however we do understand why.
Appy was great; entrees were good - not outstanding for the value

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JanetP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was okay I understand it’s only 10 per restaurant, just very quiet
I don’t even recall any music and we sat directly at the table by the door.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was incredible. The food, the service, the safety precautions - I have no complaints! I will definitely be back.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. Our server was wonderful - she knew the menu and gave us excellent recommendations.

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Meatting
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great local place. The food selections are really good and different from most places. Enjoy the locally sourced food.

NM
NikkoleM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great meal, good food, good service. However due to social distancing two families came in and as they had to be 6 ft apart at different tables they were yelling to one another which made it a loud visit for other customers.

MC
MaryC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect!!!! Will be back when able to dine in again.

FAQs

Borealis Grille & Bar - Guelph offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 265-9008.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Guelph is rated 4.5 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Guelph does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://anycard.ca/store/neighbourhoodgroup.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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