Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener

4.6
1497 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1497 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KrystynaN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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?
Tasted good.
Chicken & beef/pork burger was tasty.
Fries are great but could be done better.

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AllanM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LilS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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RosemaryK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us Rosemary! Will pass on your compliments to Heather and our culinary team!

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BJoh
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So nice being out again and supporting local business both the restaurant and food we ate.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much- very happy you enjoyed!

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VickIB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Fries were the best I’ve had in a long time. Prices were very fair! Will definitely be back!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much Vick!

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Anne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price! Service was outstanding!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Anne!

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DaleR
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased! Thanks for the complimentary desert to celebrate our Anniversary.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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Derrick
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was even better. Was moved inside when I showed up and it was raining.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

Glad you had a great time in our newly renovated dining room! Cheers!

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Prodigy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 2 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

So happy you enjoyed your experience! Will be sure to pass on you compliments to Luigi!

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BarbR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was so good here and so fresh. I will definitely be coming back.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Samantha- we are excited to have you back soon!

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KimberlyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Kimberly! We actually just renovated our indoor dining areas and are so excited we are able to welcome guests back inside again!

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Nanc
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Luigi is the very best server!!! Thank you!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Nanc! Will be sure to pass on your compliments to our culinary team and Luigi!

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Shannonp1985458372858352
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and service. Very informative friendly staff

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Shannon!

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vipMarcB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New falafel salad is a great new addition to the menu!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Agreed! Thank you for the feedback Marc!

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DaveG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio. Didn’t care for the wooden bench or the uncomfortable chairs. The food was good. The server (Connie) was excellent

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

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!

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LeeJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service…something for everyone.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Lee!

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NDGrandma
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Sounds like a lovely evening! We are so happy you chose to dine with us!

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BarbaraW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, amazing food prepared with fresh local ingredients

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

That is exactly what we aim for Barbara! We appreciate you giving us the thumbs up!

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DaleR
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and great flavours. Seems slightly overpriced.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sending us your feedback Dale!

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Paige
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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:)

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on July 17, 2021

So glad you enjoyed! The buttermilk fried chicken is a favourite around here (and so is Ernesto)!

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DM07
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My son and I enjoyed a nice dinner here outside.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you!

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SaraM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you Sara! Your feedback means a lot to us!

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CandyG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lunch was slow in coming. 1 pm lunch didn't come for almost 45 mins.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on July 17, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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wayneb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service special shout-out-to our server Luigi he was great and very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very accommodating, delicious food 10/10 would return

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LouiseC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JanetC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😊

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THOMASO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer batter chicken a must have and has been a favourite of mine for years.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and GREAT staff!!! The food is ALWAYS excellent!!! Just need more Luigi!!! Lol!!!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot! Really enjoyed - good for work meetings

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BJBA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all super friendly. Food tasted great! Loved the patio experience to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary.

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LSRS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & fun with friends. If you have Luigi as your server, you can never go wrong!

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KatarinaL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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 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.

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