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
Hayter's Farm Turkey Burger
Pickled carrot, goat cheese, lettuce, roasted garlic aioli, fries
VG Farm's Steak Frites
Grilled 8oz flat iron steak, parmesan frites, jus, herb butter
Sweet Potato or Fresh Cut Fries
Served with roasted garlic aioli
We were happy to get out after COVID.
Restaurant was very quiet.
Service was good.
Steak on fries for 30.00 was pricy. No veggies?
Chicken & beef/pork burger was tasty.
Fries are great but could be done better.
We enjoy having our special occasions in the comfort of this wonderful restaurant. The food, service and everything is 'just right'. We will return again.
This year was special as with the pandemic and this is our first time out to eat inside. Kudos to Borealis for ensuring we had an awesome, safe experience. We encourage others to come out to this restaurant. Thank you once again Al and Lynne
Always a fantastic time at Borealis. Made a special birthday celebration a great one. Amazing food and excellent service. Looking forward to our next visit!
Borealis is one of our favourite restaurants. Never disappointed with the quality of food and service. Our server last night was Heather and she was very friendly, efficient and hospitable!
Thank you for joining us Rosemary! Will pass on your compliments to Heather and our culinary team!
So nice being out again and supporting local business both the restaurant and food we ate.
Thank you so much- very happy you enjoyed!
Amazing food and service!! Fries were the best I’ve had in a long time. Prices were very fair! Will definitely be back!
Thank you so much Vick!
Great food at a great price! Service was outstanding!
Thank you Anne!
Really pleased! Thanks for the complimentary desert to celebrate our Anniversary.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Food was great, server was even better. Was moved inside when I showed up and it was raining.
Glad you had a great time in our newly renovated dining room! Cheers!
Our first return visit to a favourite venue since the Province permitted resumption of restaurant dining. Careful attention to safety protocols was evident. Although the food and beverage menu was somewhat limited due to the pandemic, the fare was up to the excellent standards we have come to expect and, as always, true to the concept of fresh, locally sourced, imaginatively prepared dining. It was also nice to see wait staff with whom we had become familiar prior to the pandemic.
Thank you so much! We were very pleased to welcome back so many returning team members as well as guests! We will add to both our beverage and meal offerings as our opening continues, so come back soon to check out what new items!
I must say- the best experience at a restaurant TO DATE!
If you happen to be in the area, and get served by Luigi, you will NOT be disappointed, the man is a legend!
So happy you enjoyed your experience! Will be sure to pass on you compliments to Luigi!
Celebrating my birthday. Cocktails were great, server was great, 2 out of three meals were great. Not one to complain about food as I do not wish to ruin anyone's evening out. I had the fried chicken which I have had before. It is normally to die for, juicy and crispy! This time it was juicy and crispy, but too crispy. The buttermilk coating was almost burnt tasting. Really dark dark. I had to take off all the "burnt" pieces to enjoy the chicken, which defeats the purpose of buttermilk fried chicken.
Also noticed the menu selections have been drastically reduced. Maybe a covid thing?
Can't wait to return, just thought I would let the staff know about the over done chicken.
Hi Barb, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback! I'm sorry to hear we were not able to rectify this while you were dining with us. Our aim is to deliver amazing meals for all our guests, and on the occasion we fail to hit this target we are always grateful when we can fix our mistake- please let us know! I am happy to know you've enjoyed our famous fried chicken before though, and we look forward to serving you again soon!
Everything was so good here and so fresh. I will definitely be coming back.
Thank you Samantha- we are excited to have you back soon!
Our server Luigi was wonderful, as always! My chicken sandwich was phenomenal! The Tom Thompson room is beautiful! It's always a great place for date night!
Thank you Kimberly! We actually just renovated our indoor dining areas and are so excited we are able to welcome guests back inside again!
Delicious food. Luigi is the very best server!!! Thank you!
Thank you Nanc! Will be sure to pass on your compliments to our culinary team and Luigi!
Great time and service. Very informative friendly staff
Thank you Shannon!
New falafel salad is a great new addition to the menu!
Agreed! Thank you for the feedback Marc!
Sat on the patio. Didn’t care for the wooden bench or the uncomfortable chairs. The food was good. The server (Connie) was excellent
Thank you Dave! Will pass on your compliments to Connie and our kitchen team! Pre-Covid we did have cushions set out for our guests on the patio, but with new sanitization measures in place this is no longer possible. However, we have had some guests choose to bring their own which we always welcome!
Great food, great service…something for everyone.
Thank you so much Lee!
We were greeted warmly. Our server was cheerful and fun.
My husband I shared an order of cornbread to start. It was so delicious.
We both had the Pickerel Dinner and enjoyed every bite.
Sounds like a lovely evening! We are so happy you chose to dine with us!
Friendly staff, amazing food prepared with fresh local ingredients
That is exactly what we aim for Barbara! We appreciate you giving us the thumbs up!
Good service and great flavours. Seems slightly overpriced.
Thank you for sending us your feedback Dale!
Really enjoyed our lunch on the patio! Staff were all very friendly, Ernesto, our server was great, food was yummy (great buttermilk chicken and tasty fries). See you again soon:)
So glad you enjoyed! The buttermilk fried chicken is a favourite around here (and so is Ernesto)!
My son and I enjoyed a nice dinner here outside.
The restaurant was well organized and the staff was attentive and friendly. People with and without reservations were being treated respectfully and kindly. The food was great, too
Thank you Sara! Your feedback means a lot to us!
Lunch was slow in coming. 1 pm lunch didn't come for almost 45 mins.
Hi Candy, thank you for sending in your feedback. That timing is outside of our usual standard, so we will have to look further into that with our team and address any issues. We look forward to seeing you again.
It was outside cause of covid so understandable it was a little noisy.
Everyone was amazing the date was a success and we had a great time. The staff was amazing and very helpful. Visited borealis a few times now and each time has been great. Also the food has been at a high standard every time, very delicious. The chicken supreme was a great dish I enjoyed it. I highly recommend this restaurant too many of my friends
Smokey burger was amazing! My wife’s turkey burger disappointed: partially burnt; and cherry tomatoes kept falling out. We’ll definitely return and recommend the restaurant to others but she wouldn’t order it again.
Wonderful staff and service. Enjoyed a night out on their patio. Great food and lovely to hear the voices of other patrons having a great time also.
Good food great service special shout-out-to our server Luigi he was great and very pleasant
Great staff, very accommodating, delicious food 10/10 would return
Loved sitting on the patio with friends I haven’t seen in months because of Covid. Our meals were delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. Thank you for giving us a great night!
Great meal as always. I REALLY enjoyed the coleslaw with the fish and chips, it was a little different to usual and I preferred it - delicious 😋Chris was s great server 😊
Beer batter chicken a must have and has been a favourite of mine for years.
Great service and GREAT staff!!! The food is ALWAYS excellent!!! Just need more Luigi!!! Lol!!!
Fish Tacos were amazing. Outdoor patio is large and even though it’s in the parking lot, we didn’t notice cars in motion. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Great spot! Really enjoyed - good for work meetings
Staff all super friendly. Food tasted great! Loved the patio experience to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary.
Great food & fun with friends. If you have Luigi as your server, you can never go wrong!
Luigi our waiter was amazing as were all the staff.our drinks were weak and very small for the price.
Falafel salad was fabulous but again, a very light layer of greens.
It was more of a starter to be honest.
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 1497 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.