Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener

4.6
1415 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 1415 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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SteveM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing. Very friendly and working hard. Doing everything they could to give us a great experience.

Thanks for a great dinner!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was a good experience. Sat in a room to the left of entrance ambiance of that room didn’t seem as nice as the bar or back room from past experiences. Table was sticky, and banquet seat both needed to be refinished/reupholstered. Food was good, and service was great!

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CandiceG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had an amazing experience. Great service and food every time. Thank you.

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Bullitt
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service. Great atmosphere!

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Kristan
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!
The server recommended the special which was beyond delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Some great food. Staff was great.

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Bear
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience................................

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Nice to visit the restaurant in person again.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you! It's so nice to have more guests join us again!

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Alicia
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal at Borealis! Service was fantastic and we had a great time. Can't wait for our next meal there!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff I was in contact with were very nice! The food was delicious. I will be returning in the future for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was my second time here. My first experience was by far better. We were seated near the door and the door was open so a little cool and the ambiance felt cold and intrusive. No nice for a fancy date night. Both entrees were terribly disappointing. My chicken breast was small, the mushroom sauce was good but there were no vegetables or spinach as stated on the menu. I asked to substitute roasted potatoes for fries which were saturated in grease and I could not eat them. My boyfriend’s beef was mostly fat. He normally enjoys the fat on meat so for him to not enjoy it says something. Food was very slow coming out.

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FrankieC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Had a super time on the patio with a space heater to keep us toasty and very good local beer.

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KWdiner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great service, lovely food, really enjoyed the locally sourced menu

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KarenD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing staff! This is our favourite place to dine out!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service. Definitely will return

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great date night with my wife. The food and the staff were great there.

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GregG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seemed like a very long wait time for limited patrons visiting restaurant. Portion size for my burger was very disappointing for what I paid for it, compared to other establishments.

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LisaP
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server made the experience a 5. Great guy from italy named Luigi 👍😃

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you Lisa!

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Francesca
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I am a fan of supporting local and always enjoy my dining experience at Borealis Grille. Servers are always amazing! We will be back soon!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you so much Francesca!

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JudyT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were greeted with pleasure, seated on time. Service was great and they accommodated special needs diet without complaint or extra cost. We go quite often and it’s consistent.....love it!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you Judy!

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Katey
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and fries were amazing and service was great.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you!

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JoanF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was terrific to be back for lunch. Great staff, food and a feeling of almost normal.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you so much Joan!

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Earl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great local food. Brie with bacon jam was amazing. Will definitely good back.....

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

We agree- the baked brie with bacon jam appetizer is delicious!

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JoBaKe
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint, quiet, and delicious grill with several ethically sourced options for a fantastic meal and date.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipZuzannaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and delicious food for a great price! Will definitely be coming back!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you Zuzanna!

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Luvtoeat
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We love this little spot and appreciate that it tries so hard to be local.
Food is always unique and flavourful. A fun place to go.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you!

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OLIVIA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Meal was delicious and service was fast and friendly!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you Olivia!

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GordanaP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation for 3 people. One of the 3 didnt have anywhere to leave her two small kids. So of course they wouldn’t let her in (i get it, 10 people max). About 30 min later a grandparent took the kids over and she was almost at the restaurant when we were told her seat was given to someone else. So she ended up going back home. Service 👎👎👎👎👎

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback Gordana. We agree the way the timing worked out for your reservation was unfortunate. After confirming with you that your third guest would not be able to make it, we accepted another reservation at that time putting us at capacity. Hopefully our current situation due to government regulations changes for the better soon so we are in a more suitable position to be more flexible.

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BrendaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an amazing staff! Very attentive!

Check out this place and support local.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you Brenda!

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HaroldB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were treated royally. We mentioned we were on our honeymoon and the General Manager, Dave Brown went out of his way to make our evening memorable.
The food was excellent so we would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great meal at a reasonable price.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Harold, we're so pleased you had a great honeymoon meal! Dave is a gem, and we're lucky to have him leading our team! Cheers!

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SherylG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday lunch after the region opened to "Red". From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by Amazing staff.
Our server was amazing and let us stay past the 1.5 hours time limit because no one was waiting for a table. For two Mom's, this was life after a challenging year. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back based on this visit alone. Thank you for being kind, funny and accommodating. We appreciate you!!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Sheryl! We're delighted we were able to accommodate you being able to spend some extra time out of the house and enjoying yourself!

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JenniferH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was good. Soup was served cold but was quickly removed and reheated. Service was great.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Jennifer!

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RebecaT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all know that it's quiet because of circumstances beyond our control. I loved the food, our waitress was phenomenal! Food was so delicious not to mention my delicious sangria.
Thank you for making my covid dinner fantastic.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you Rebeca! We're looking forward to when we can have our "buzz" back!

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HarmonieP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was amazing. Really reminded us why it’s so important to support local.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you Harmonie!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came here over the weekend. The food was great and the service was quick. Friendly staff and we cannot wait to come back!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you David- we cannot wait to have you back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Prices are on the higher side and I feel COVID 19 killed the dining vibe. Unfortunately ambiance sucked.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on February 27, 2021

So glad you enjoyed the food and service! We can't wait until we're able to host more people inside, but until then.. we'll keep social distancing. Thanks for your feedback!

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TrudyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food always so flavourful and the staff are friendly and accommodating.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on March 5, 2021

Thank you so much Trudy!

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TaniaK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much! We enjoyed our girls lunch.! Great food!

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on February 27, 2021

Glad to have you! Thank you!

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JanetC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
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.

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener
Responded on February 27, 2021

Thank you so much Janet! Your kind words mean A LOT to us!

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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 1415 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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