Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
VG Farm's Steak Frites
Grilled 8oz flat iron steak, parmesan frites, jus, herb butter
Great Lakes Fish + Chips
Ocean wise pickerel, beer batter + fried, dill tartar sauce, fries, house slaw
Hayter's Farm Turkey Burger
Pickled carrot, goat cheese, lettuce, roasted garlic aioli, fries
Nice setting for the area, feels like you’re out of the city.
Great as always... Accomodated table location request
We had an excellent meal on the patio, which was a little chilly, but they turned on and positioned heaters and we were very comfortable. The food is always tasty and the location is very convenient.
I had the trout special and it was excellent. The dish arrived hot, was nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection. This is one that I would highly recommend.
Service was wonderful, food was fantastic! A little pricey but overall great experience!
Excellent, fresh food and great service!
Our waitress Connie did a really great job and was put in the awkward position of having to apologize for the kitchen forgetting to make our order. The food was good, once it arrived. For a dinner out, the value is good. The ambience kind of suffers due to the COVID restrictions.
Great service and great tasting food. It seemed like the portion sizes were a little small. But that could just be the food that we ordered.
Food is fresh, local, and very tasty. Fried chicken is the best I've ever had!
Food was delicious and Luigi (our Italian waiter) was very passionate about the food!
Service was very friendly and professional. Food was very good but had to send one order back due to lots of fat and gristle on short rib. No issues as another piece was brought out quickly.
Borealis never disappoints! Always fantastic food and amazing service.
Highly recommend. Great food, great service! For all age groups
Hello.I am pleased to have this opportunity to comment on last night's experience.In the past few months I have been very pleased with the service and food. Last night was not pleasurable. Our waiter was boredering rude. I asked if I could have lemon for my water. His response was, it is not local, I will check. I have celiac disease which means I have a serious allergy soasked if the cider was gluten free. His response was abrupt and said "I have no way of knowing." I was close to walking out because of his manner, but we had persuaded our friends to go to Borealis instead of Montanas because of the exceptional food and service. I was hesitant to ask if the gluten free chicken breast in the sandwich (gf bun) was gluten free as I didn't know what response I would get. I paid thru debit and my friends paid cash. She placed her cash n the table. He said I see you have cash and left after I paid via debit. He never did return to ask if she wanted change. And she did need change. She scrambled to get the appropriate $. We finally left. I will likely return to your restaurant as past experiences were so positive. However, it will be awhile. My friend was prepared to have dessert however it was too cold in the room to sit any longer. The date we dined was Sept 14/21 6pm reservation. We were at table 102. Thank you for the invitation to express our experience. I hope we have an opportunity to show our friends a more pleasurable dining experience at Borealis. Kind regards.
Great food as usual. Lots of choices on the menu. Patio overlooks a parking lot but is safer than inside. Building is based on a century old schoolhouse. Will be great to dine inside again when the pandemic is finally over.
Lovely lunch. The appetizer Ricotta with caramelized onions and honeycomb is spectacular. Order it with the gluten free option asparagus chips. So yummy. As the room is so large, there is a lot of back ground noise. Tough for people with hearing aides.
Renee was a great server. Covid protocols were followed very carefully from the moment we arrived. Food was very good; could have been a tad hotter.
Small menu but all great options, the food is fresh, local and delicious! Tables indoors are well spaced for physical distancing
Every time I eat at Borealis grille, I'm always happy with the pleasant tastiness and satisfying freshness of my meal. Utterly delightful!
I have never had a bad meal at Borealis. Food is always excellent and service is superb! Support Local!
The food is amazing and the service is wonderful! Always have a great experience!
Our waitress was super friendly, thank you for the service!
Food is excellent! Service amazing!! We love it there!!
We love having you here!!
Warm evening on the outdoor patio.
Chicken and wine was great- great service for sure!
Unfortunately we were not able to sit together as a family (7 people). Opentable would only allow us to book a table of 4 max so we had to make 2 reservations and sit separate. When being seated we asked to sit together but we were told we were not allowed because we had made separate reservations. A large table was set up for a group of 10-12 people not long after we were seated. Not sure when the rule changed. Hostess asked Covid questions as we walked up the stairs on the way to our table which felt a bit awkward and uncomfortable to say the least. Once seated our waitress was very cordial and pleasant. Food was tasty and of good quality.
We came for dinner with the kids and the food is delicious as always. Luigi is an outstanding and attentive server. He goes out of his way to be engaging with the kids as well which is lovely. We love this restaurant and would highly recommend it.
Great selection of beers, cocktails and wine. As well, the menu and food is fantastic as always. Has been one of my favorites since we moved here!
The food is always really good and the staff are friendly and helpful.
I was out with my best friend and we had amazing service! The wait staff were so attentive. The food came out quickly and it was delicious. I also loved how I could make a reservation for a table on the patio. I’ll definitely be back!
We celebrated our engagement and had a fantastic experience. Luigi was our server and he might have been one of the best servers I have ever had.
Excellent service and food. Tried the pan-fried walleye-delicious! Servers were friendly and attentive.
I have had the chicken supreme many times since it was introduced and it has generally been excellent. However the 'quality' has been going down hill. The latest preparation was rubbery and somewhat undercooked. I would no longer recommend this choice.
Food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive.
Always a great dining experience. Fantastic food, amazing service (Luigi is seriously the best)
Food was amazing, the server was there and always ready to help and the ambience was great
This is one of the first times we have eaten out since Covid and we were out with friends. Our waiter, Luigi, was fantastic. He was informative, fun, and just an excellent waiter. The sommelier found us a sparkling Rose that wasn’t showing on the menu which was lovely. And the meal (I had Fish and Chips with local Pickerel) was great. We always enjoy Borealis.
We always enjoy having you at Borealis. Thank you, and we will pass along your kind words to Luigi, Brett, and the culinary team!
This was our anniversary and first time to a restaurant since the beginning of the pandemic! It was a novelty just to do it! The food was fine and served in a reasonable time. My daiquiri was a bit weak though, even for me. Oh well, just as well!
We're happy to hear that you trusted us with such a monumental occasion!
Great menu with something for everyone. Not one but if food left on any of our plates!
Very friendly staff for a nice weeknight dinner. Enjoyed a non alcoholic cocktail and our mains were great
Our team prides itself on our friendliness. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed.
Very happy with the visit:
Service was great (friendly, attentive, knowledgable server)
Food was delicious
First drink I ordered, I didn't care for much (liquid variety was very limited and I couldn't get what I typically order; decided to try something new).I did finish it still - it was nice and strong. I mentioned it to the server with no agenda. However, this was taken off the bill. I was pleasantly surprised.
The only somewhat negative part is that we were seated next to a group of 6 men in a small room. They were having a good time (great to see people enjoying themselves), but it was a bit too noisy for my liking.
Otherwise - great visit!
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Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener is rated 4.6 stars by 1579 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.