I have been to Borealis in Kitchener and Guelph. Same ownership I believe but the Kitchener location did a much better job with food presentation and preparation compared to Guelph. Service at both locations could be improved. Wait staff lack attention to detail and timeliness.
Everything was very good. No complaints. Love going to Borealis.
Kristin was a wonderful server, friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
We especially enjoyed the sampler beers and desserts. The mini- desserts were just big enough to give everyone a taste and a memory.
We found the quinoa burger to be a bit dry.
The food was very good, the staff seems short of help we had to ask a couple times for our server for assistance. That was the night the fire alarm was set by some child but was disappointed a manager can’t turn it down or off. I have hearing aids and to be honest it was horrible. It was on way to long and not sure about returning
Our waitress Brooklyn was very good and attentive.
Dined with a former colleague for lunch; great lunch special was enjoyed by both of us. Our server was attentive and provided our lunch in a timely fashion. Always a consistent experience at Borealis.
We discovered Borealis in Kitchener last summer and have been back several times. We have brought friends from Charlston SC, family and other friends. Most recent we entertained one of our children and family with a baby of 7 months old. The food was excellent, ambiance as wonderful as ever and our family members were really impressed with the ambiance as well as the food - they are from Toronto and hard to impress. Good job - well don.
Borealis is our favourite restaurant in the KW Region. The atmosphere is great - ask to sit upstairs in the old school house. The prices are reasonable, and the food is simply delicious.
The servers were friendly and courteous! The food was delicious and well worth the money spent!
We both got the steak dinner. Although it was a good cut of meat it was very very bland. There was no flavour to it all. Also no vegetables on the plate...
We went out with friends before a movie. The food was excellent! I would definitely recommend the pork chops! And the cheesecake my husband had for dessert was devine! (I had a taste of course!). Our waitress was absolutely phenomenal and the service was timely and accurate! Our best experience there yet!
Great experience. The server was excellent- attentive and very friendly. We will definitely be back.
Great selection of gluten free options
Excellent food. Took my girlyfriend here and wined and dined her. She loved it and so did I. Excellent service. Would definitely come back.
Food tastes fresh, wine was really good. The mood seemed fun and vibrant. Desert menu was a little confusing.
Good service and a really tasty burger!
Great food / Fantastic service / just a little noisy for a date
Our experience at Borealis was pretty good! The food was good, great options for entrees and main course. Our server was nice, give us time to think about what we want. The only problem that we all had was the house cocktail : cider mojito!! It taste bad and not worth the 9$ for it!!
It’s our new favourite place , it’s our third time . Food is excellent , service is awesome . Just a great restaurant
Wonderful food... Our waiter Luigi helped with our menu choices... right on the money! Would definitely go back again!
This was my first time at Borealis and I was very happy with my experience. I had emailed them the day before with questions about the menu and if adjustments could be made to accommodate my diet and it was not a problem. Food was delicious, atmosphere was great and our server Luigi was amazing. We will definitely be back!
Excellent food and service. I appreciated the local sourcing of food and the environmental emphasis of the establishment.
Tasty food with fabulous service. Will definitely be back!
Overpriced for quality level. Average menu choices, food presentation underwhelming.
Great atmosphere , great food , waitress was awesome . Definitely going back
Group of 4 out for a friends get together. We enjoyed the fish and chips, meatloaf and a burger. We liked most of the drinks we tried - craft beer, bacon caesar, cupid's bow and the pink caipirinha. I had the cider mojito, and did not like it at all. Finished the night off with the creme brulee, which was delicious. Great atmosphere as usual, and our waiter, Luigi, was engaging and very good!
Great service! Luigi was very attentive.
Food was very tasty.
The only con it the upstairs is very chilly.
Our experience was excellent! Our waiter Luigi went above and beyond to ensure it.
Even though we had made a reservation we still had to wait a while for our table. It was Valentines day so of course they were busy.
Our server was very bright and friendly. Good service, not too rushed. Good selection on the menu. Food quality was great. The set menu for Valentines had good choices for a reasonable price.
I was very impressed with the overall experience at Borealis Kitchener. From the online reservation process to the personal greeting at the door I felt very well cared for. My date and I celebrated Valentines on a Tuesday evening (a day early to avoid crowds) When I arrived earlier in the day with a vause full of roses for our table the staff were very generous to offer to bring them to our table once we were seated. Very freindly wait staff, delicious platters on the menu, very quiet ambiance for intimate dinner conversation. I dont usually rate with five stars, but this experience brought my full endorsement in all categories.
Great experience overall!
We were out with my mother and father in law, everything was very good. The duck and salmon dishes were very well presented and very flavorful. Everyone enjoyed the experience.
Absolutely delicious, best meal I’ve ever had! It was a great atmosphere, servers were polite, friendly and helpful, and everything was super fresh and local.
The food and service are always great at Borealis. We've had numerous items from the menu and are never disappointed.
Our 2nd time to Borealis. I like that it is all good sourced locally. You can’t beat the Wednesday Night Date Night price... an appetizer, entree and dessert for 2 people for $50 is an excellent value. We will definitely be returning.
after the initial issue of table location ( we were first seated at a table that was poorly placed by the lower room entrance, chair was partially obstructing aisle ), we were seated comfortably in main room. The room was a bit noisy but not unusual for the type of venue by our experience. Food selection was excellent, wine list as expected for local representation and acceptable. Service was attentive and friendly. We would certainly recommend the restaurant to our friends.
If we hadn't had a gift card we wouldn't have eaten there. Was noisy, menu variety wasn't great, expensive for casual dining, salads were oversized and expensive, pork chop was very tasty but succatash was bland. We had high hopes but probably won't be back. It was a Tuesday at 6:00 so take this review with a grain of salt. Bar was empty. Dining room was busy.
Went there for a casual dinner knowing the food is always great. The steak was perfect and tasty. The smokey mac'n cheese was delicious. We enjoyed our food. Service was excellent. Unfortunately the dining room upstairs is one large open room and there was a large dinner party group that was so loud my partner and I had to shout to be heard. Once the large group left, it was much more pleasant.
The noise level was very high with a big birthday party - at least two large tables. It made hearing a conversation with my dining partner almost impossible.
Other than that it was a good dining experience.
Food is always amazing and our server was very friendly and accommodating. Great service