Borealis Grille & Bar - Guelph

4.6
800 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.

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 800 people are saying
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TroyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Loved the lay out of the bar. Friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waitress was very friendly and attentive

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JeffM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great to support local, no back up if allergies to local wines etc. Got seated in the middle of the room near the door, chairs not the comfiest and cold by the door. Was busy and loud. Food was excellent. Would give it another try.

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MASlowka
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely. Very tasty food, nice clean restaurant (even the washrooms, much appreciated). Good menu with lots of options.
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MaryD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Family gathering

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vipSaraE
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time there. OMG, the baked focaccia w caramelized onions! As a main, we shared a pickerel fish & chips! Going back for sure.

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KellyF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and delicious, tasty, satisfying food!

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TonyS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and professional service from Amanda. Food was excellent and decent value for the price.

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service, and delicious locally-grown food!

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StephanieL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was extremely underwhelming, noodles fell apart when picked up with a fork.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 49th anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Wonderful service. We will certainly go back.

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JeremyV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a dinner date. Food was amazing and ambience perfect. Homely, quiet, and not overbearing with service.

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DaleB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great server (Dylan)!

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ScottM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Your website menu included Hayter’s turkey burger. It was not on the menu. The chef substituted grilled chicken breast. The chicken breast was burned around the edges and dry in the middle. It was not tasty.

Our waiter was Dylan and he was great!

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ValerieT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My third visit and it didn't disappoint. Would definitely go back for a fourth visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and it was an overall great time.
Will be back soon

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LynN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my husbands 61 birthday! and we had heard very good reviews about this place,and decided to check it out...

Our server was Dylan he was attentive yet respectful, the food was very good, 2 of us had the fish and chips so good! 1 had the steak and fries ,again very good ! and the last of our party had the pulled brisket she enjoyed that very much.....dessert was also very tasty , the pumpkin spice crème brulee and the chocolate chips cookies!
We as a group will definatly be back!

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Kanatien
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our 1st time at the restaurant. Food was outstanding! All employees were so friendly, attentive, and super helpful. The drink list needs some serious work, though. The wine selection was not good at all, borderline terrible, unfortunately, and only 3 specialty drinks that were similar, none of which appealed to me. The drinks need to better reflect the food they serve. I also recommend the fish and chips be offered on the kid's menu. Overall, we rolled out very full and very satisfied with our meal and experience. Amazing staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, on my list for awhile and will definitely return. Everything great but our server, Brennan made it that much better. Took all my teasing correctly ( I’m an old guy and I think I’m hilarious), and gave a bit back.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Borealis. The food was amazing, our server was fantastic, and the overall experience was enjoyable. Would go back and recommend.

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KatG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant dining experience.
Our server was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the food. We were really impressed that she took our orders, which were not straightforward, did not write anything down, and everything was perfect.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We went to this restaurant when it first opened year’s ago and the flavours were great but not this time my wife ordered a burger and commented it tasted like fish and I ordered the pasta special and it was so so

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Very disappoinying. Dreadful lighting. Should hire a good interior designer. The room was cold.
Food was so-so. Quinoa salad was good. Roasted corn, black bean and tomato soup was OK but far too tomatoey (lurid red colour suggested too much passata).
My partner really enjoyed the trout but my short rib arrived less than warm with not nearly enough au jus.
Dessert was very good.
No cappucino!
Service was great.

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BillD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great experience at Borealis. Feels good to dine in the restaurant after many take out meals and patio dining. Only disappointment was that they have removed the turkey burger from the menu. As a non beef eater it was a delicious choice and was missed when ordering. That being said still had a delicious meal for our date night with my husband of 40 years!!!

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food although fish (Great Lakes Fish and Chips) was a bit over cooked. Fries were outstanding! Buttermilk Fried Chicken was perfect! Great atmosphere. Good service!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly Enjoyable experience! Just dust the stone wall to remove cobwebs.

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RebbecahS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing! Greeting not good, service was slow

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was enjoyable. Good experience. I recommend this restaurant.

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SonjaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would go back for sure. Convenient for us taking our son out for dinner who attends U of G.

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RonA
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Good atmosphere and ambiance.

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TomC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being seated with extra Covid requirements was easy. Service by James was excellent. Food was outstanding, especially the pumpkin spice creme Brule.

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CarolynM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!
Thank you for a great experience!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress helped us choose and she did a fabulous job. Great salads, fish and chips. Make sure you ask for their kitchen made hot sauce.

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Beth
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute delightful experience
I would like to dine here often but will have to save and go a little less often as the cost was a little out of my budget
The food was delicious

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GretaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service, food was good. It was very quiet because we were the only ones on one side of the restaurant. I would definitely go back,

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Karen
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our lunch. Great staff and attentive server!

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Barbh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

OUR LUNCH WAS FABULOUS ON THE PATIO!
FRIENDLY SERVERS!
GOOD FOOD!
LOOK FORWARD TO A RETURN!
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US ALL SAFE!

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IzaiahF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service was quick/impeccable - noise was loud as we were sitting outside with all the traffic, but that's inevitable

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Cat2
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal and evening. The service was exceptional with our server seeming to know when to aproach our table.

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 4.6 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

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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