Proof Kitchen and Lounge

4.5
1021 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Located in Waterloo’s historic Barrel Yards, Proof Kitchen + Lounge is Waterloo’s first choice destination for dining. We are offering an upscale, hip and contemporary dining experience coupled with a Chef driven menu that boasts healthy, casual, interesting food from brunch through dinner, complemented by expertly crafted cocktails, a renowned wine list and a great selection of local craft beers. The setting for all of this is a restaurant space conceptualized by an award-winning designer that will delight the senses and create a perfect backdrop to every occasion.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1021 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Loved the staff, very professional and the food was amazing! Menu was well thought out with allergen friendly options clearly marked. We will be returning soon.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fabulous experience. Only complaint is we got stuck in very back corner by an air purifier. We certainly understand with stinking COVID but it was a bit of an eye sore and quite noisy. Having said that, it really didn’t take away from our enjoyment of both the food, each other or the total experience

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KARLF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great evening at Proof. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Foodie101
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Multiple fruit flies, flies, and other bugs were around our table.

MF
MichelleF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was okay. But the service was VERY slow.

LA
LornaA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted with the food and service! Enjoyed the patio except when noisy trucks went by.

DS
DellaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Location is nice, atmosphere is very nice, food is just average

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AndrewS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect place for a quiet date night we really enjoyed the food and the staff was very accommodating

SD
SarahD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My most favorite place to go. The food and cocktails always blow me away. The servers are amazing people. Anytime I like to have a weekend getaway I come to the Delta to enjoy Proof Lounge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a reservation for my husband’s birthday and we had a perfect evening. Promptly seated as we arrived and both our orders were cooked to perfection. Well worth the money. Would definitely visit again. Our server Frank was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night atmosphere. Great food, drinks and hosts ❤️

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Appetizers were delicious! Main dishes - the meat was terrible quality and not cooked as ordered. They didn’t charge us for the meals that we demonstrated were not of quality or preference.

RS
RyanS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service combines with a very creative and delicious menu. Beautiful presentation of the dishes in a great setting. I love going to Proof for a dinner out!

SG
SimG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and fresh. Would definitely come back

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Charmaine
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. Duck was a little undercooked but still good. very expensive shots

PC
vipPCQC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. The food was amazing. We started our dinner off with two of their new cocktails and the beef carpaccio- this has to be one of my favourite appetizers at Proof. Our meal then consisted of the duck and the Denver cut wagyu steak. The accompanying sides were delicious and really added to the overall meal. Both the duck and steak were cooked to perfection. To accompany the meal we had the gnarly Zinfandel. It was the perfect accompaniment to the meal. We finished the evening with the Best in a show. peanut + almond/ chocolate ganache / sea salt caramel / fudge. It was divine. A perfect desert to share.
The servers were so engaging and they had an amazing banter amongst themselves as well as the dinners. It truly was an overall perfect evening.

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Natz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Proof has a beautiful and relaxing outdoor patio. Their food is always very fresh and delicious. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion, although I was a bit disappointed that the server did not do anything to recognize my friends birthday after we mentioned it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free choices! And awesome cocktails

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great, patio is great and the food was good except for the frech fries which they have changed recently. Please bring back the old french fries!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party.
Our third bday celebration this year.
Never disappoints.
Food is amazing. Service is outstanding.

MJ
MJay
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our anniversary they really treated us right with outstanding service, both the waiter and his manager. The food was fantastic too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Terrible food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 15 year anniversary! Angel was an absolute delight :)

DG
DaveG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Risotto was excellent, but the duck breast was tough. The music was a little on the loud side, but the patio was very nice.

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Ally
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Server had great enthusiasm. He talked us into order two apps and an XL spritzer to split. The tables were so small that it wasn’t possible to share the order. We had to put the pitcher of water and the plant on the ground. We felt so squished with the small tables, shoved up against a tent pole. We were looking forward to this anniversary dinner for two weeks and ended up leaving after apps to go elsewhere. The food was not worth the price.

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2thumbsup
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful food.

LG
vipLaurieG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. Great staff great food. Thank you Amber Abby and Val

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was beautifully laid out with the lights and candles and umbrellas. Staff were great. Our meal was not stellar with the Caesar dressing overwhelmingly fishy, the chicken was salty, and the steak under cooked.
But it was a nice evening. But I’m not sure I would venture again with the current menu.

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Shawn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great privacy from the road, overall 10/10

JW
JessicaW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, patio was lovely, waiter was super attentive! A great night out for our anniversary. Thanks Proof!

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AnitaL
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

There was no brunch menu at brunch. We were sitting at a tiny table, even though the restaurant wasn't even 20% full. The waiter interrupted our conversations several times.

TJ
TimJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Nice large patio to accommodate outdoor dining.

LE
LindsayE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance. Service was quick.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. :)

DA
DarleneA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazingly good and plentiful.
Unique menu options to delight anyone with an above average palette.

MR
MrRogers
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Took my 8 year old for a special lunch. They couldn’t find a kids menu. Told us there was Mac and cheese option but was actually a ricotta filled gnocchi. I asked for Parmesan but told didn’t have any. No offer to remove from the bill or an alternative. I had to make lunch when we got home. Shame as setting lovely.

SB
vipSuzanneB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio ! Excellent food and service as usual ! Thank you Proof!

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mlsen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm, cozy atmosphere. Loved that there were vegan options on the menu.

RR
RiaRob
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner in the patio for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time. Food was to die for and service was excellent. Will be back again.

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Glutenfreefoodie
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Half of our meals, falafel salad and arugula salad, were delicious and 2 meals, beef tenderloin and Moroccan chicken, were overcooked and dry. Service was pleasant but inattentive, 5 different servers eventually came to our table. The beef was removed from our bill. Not sure if this is pandemic struggle or how they operate, TBD.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Proof Kitchen and Lounge using the Order Online button. Proof Kitchen and Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 208-3333.

Proof Kitchen and Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.

Proof Kitchen and Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://proofwaterloo.com/catering/#.

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.