Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener

4.6
1376 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Borealis Grille & Bar 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. We carry a great combination of lunch and dinner items to chose from, with an assortment of 20 Micro Brews on tap and a selection of Ontario's top wineries. This combined with a deep respect for local heritage and craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication for sustainability has given us an award wining recipe.
There are 5 things we consider when we choose what goes on our menu:
1)Taste. Superior quality, taste and freshness from buying local.
2)Health. Whole foods are more nutritious, period.
3)Environment. Less transport, less waste, lower carbon footprint.
4)Community. Trusted relationships with local farmers, brewers and wine makers.
5)Economy. Buying local supports, strengthens, and diversifies our regional economy.

Support Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1376 people are saying
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JanetC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another visit to our favourite restaurant and, as usual, had a great experience. Our waitress was so welcoming and very knowledgeable. We were made to feel right at home. I would recommend Borealis for a special meal, or a casual lunch. It’s perfect for any occasion. Thank you to the staff at Borealis.

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! So happy to be back at Borealis!

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ALMoo
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice being back at the Boreallis! Thank you for making our dinner wonderful!

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JMurph
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night back after lockdown 2.0
Was lovely. Delicious food and fabulous service. Happy to support one of our favourite restaurants at this time!

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LizB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First day back from Covid and it didn’t disappoint. Hot and fresh-what you want and can’t get from take out

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vipRoland
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the chicken supreme was perfect.

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MariusB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The supreme chicken (new menu item ) was excellent. HIGHLY recommend

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KarenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was amazing! The Date Night menu was so delicious and such a great price.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the night was perfect. Tiffany, our server suggested a cocktail to us, it was delicious and the food didn't disappoint either. Food was cooked perfectly and Tiffany is such a great server. She made our night!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Dinner was awesome, Dave and his crew make you feel right at home!

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BernieR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went for the date night special and it was well worth the money

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you Bernie!

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MuTT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was bad, I have the fried chicken, it was burnt beyond what I could eat, fries were cold and coleslaw was also dry and flavourless.
She had the fish n chips, fish was ok (tiny portion). Rest same as mine.

Server was amazing!

At that quality and those prices, you’ll need to do better to get my money again.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad your server took such great care of you! Sometimes we do make mistakes, the unfortunate side of being human, although we strive to deliver consistency. It sounds like your meal did not live up to that standard, and we apologize. I'm happy to know that a replacement meal was brought for you and discounted. We do hope you choose to dine with us again, and look forward to WOW-ing you on your next visit.

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DanielleD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristen was friendly and super helpful. She encouraged our responsible day drinking. :)
Food was amazing!

Happy Holidays Borealis Team!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 20, 2020

Cheers to that 5-star review! Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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AndreC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great value. Local company which is always a great time

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you Andre!

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BarbaraW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared in tasty menu offerings. Amazing, attentive service.
The staff make you feel like truly valued patrons.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you Barbara! Always nice to see you!

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would return anytime for a dinner. Food was excellent

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 20, 2020

So wonderful! Thank you!

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Nicandstef
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was great, food fair. Bit due to covid the ambience was lacking.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you Nic and Stef for your feedback! Totally different vibe in the restaurant with only 10 guests allowed at a time- we hear you!

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Date night is an awesome value. Luigi was an outstanding waiter.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you Michelle! Will pass on your compliments to Luigi and our culinary team!

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vipRoland
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Borealis has introduced a number of new items on their menu. The Chicken Supreme was recommended to us and it was excellent. The helping was generous, the food served hot and promptly, the chicken was moist and tender all accompanied by a tasty garnish. All in all, a very delightful meal that I would strongly recommend.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 14, 2020

Yum- we LOVE the new Chicken Supreme too! Next time you have got to try the new Braised Beef Shortrib!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aged Cheddar burger was amazing! Also the buttermilk chicken was awesome, large portions!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you!

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Gavin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good food.
The date night deal is excellent .
Enjoyed the Chicken in butter milk , excellent !
Luigi was our server and he was extremely good .
Very clean and covid friendly .

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you Gavin!

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JanetC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Borealis is THE BEST!! So sad that things are as they are in the hospitality industry. We will continue to support Borealis as we are able. My husband and I visit regularly, and our son and his wife, from Georgetown, have eaten at Borealis with us a few times at their request!! In fact, they took us there for a meal yesterday. We had the Chicken Supreme, which is amazing! Thank you. See you soon.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you Janet! Your ongoing support means the world to us!

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GORDW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and all of the staff were awesome!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you Gord- always lovely to have you here! Cheers!

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BarbD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both meals were delicious. It was a great pic for an anniversary. Overall - memorable.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 8, 2020

Happy Anniversary Barb! Thank you for choosing to support local while you celebrate!

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AmandaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better service
Felt very safe with all of the covid safe measures they are taking
Will definitely be back !

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you Amanda!

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MarkR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early for our scheduled reservation - our host advised us of no available seating for the moment. Our host assured us the wait would be for only a few minutes, which turned out to be true. I mention this only to illustrate the restrictive conditions our restaurants work under in these pandemic conditions, a quick look would have seen an empty location with only a few table - all full.
However, our host and server turned out to be wonderful hosts, looking after our needs without being intrusive. They took time to ask us about our meal, guide us in appropriate portions, and treated us very well!
We shared the "chicken supreme" which turned out to be exactly that. Fresh cooked vegetables to support and the right portion. The meal left enough room for a white chocolate mousse and coffees after.
An incredible meal - we will come again.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you Mark! Restrictions are definitely a bit tricky to navigate. It's hard to tell our guests they need to wait until another group vacates when we have an empty restaurant! BUT we support keeping our neighbours and community safe and appreciate your patience! Thank you so much for sharing your kind words, and will pass on to our service and culinary team! Cheers!

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ValerieH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the warmth and cosiness of the patio and the staff are always nice and upbeat

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you Valerie!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancé and I went on Saturday Nov 28th for my birthday. We were served by Luigi. Let me tell you, this man is not only the most authentic Italian I have ever met, but also the most authentic server I have had the Honor to be served by. He was genuine, funny and made our visit worth raving about. Initially our visit started on a bad note. Due to the mandated laws, we had to wait until the last customers left. They were slotted for 1.5 hrs, as is everyone else. After waiting 30 min past our reservation, Luigi made ever effort to make our night special. He deserves every Ounce of recognition for his outstanding service. Thank you!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Luigi is a delight and values creating unforgettable experiences for his guests! Will be sure to pass on your kind words to him!

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JackDean
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was definitly d1
Luigi is a beaucanin
Burgers r absolutely unreal

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your 5-star review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! Thank you!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Wonderful! Thank you!

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TimV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was very good and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Will definitely come back.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you Tim!

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Katey
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was great as was the appetizer. It was quiet and the waiter and host were both very friendly and professional.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you Katey!

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cletusdajedi
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was great, and with the covid restrictions i get that the stay could not be as long and relaxed as it would be under normal circumstances. However this was a first date, and every time we just started talking and getting to a good in-depth spot of the conversation the waiter showed up. It did not ruin the date, and i would still very much recommend going here

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you Cletus!

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LoriE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Borealis Grille and bar. Our experience was incredible. It was the perfect restaurant to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was well presented and delicious. The servers was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive. The resteraunt was historic and romantic. We had the date night special. We had lots of choices and it was great value for the money. Would highly recommend the resteraunt and definitely be back.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Happy Anniversary Lori! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us and supporting local!

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NadineB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Original item I wanted to order the server to.d me to reconsider. Since there were only limited items on the menu that was a surprise. Ordered the Flatiron steak, it was delicious but the frites were undercooked and needed seasoning. The buttermilk fried chicken was over cooked and the green curry dish needed more sauce. Server was good but a little to chatty. A bit of a disappointment based on previous visits.

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Eryn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!! All local food too. Would recommend for date night.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you Eryn!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local sourced restaurant. Huge variety of food and drink. Very different than the chains. Love this place

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service! My steak was cooked perfect

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TheGodess
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luigi was amazing the food was amazing and will definatly go back and it is recommended!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much! Will share your feedback with our team!

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Nicki
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Luigi!! Food was great as well and the date night special was a good deal

FAQs

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 219-9007.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener is rated 4.6 stars by 1376 OpenTable diners.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener 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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