State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Guelph

4.5
76 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
At State & Main we believe in intersections. We celebrate the crossing of paths. We herald the spot where one road meets another. We toast the mash ups that create new things. Because at State & Main we live for connections. Connections between old friends and new acquaintances, and great food and good times. Since we opened our doors in 2012, there’s been craft beers and cocktails at the bar, reimagined scratch-made favourites on the menu and great tunes filling our easygoing atmosphere. And all for the purpose of bringing the best things in life together in one perfect place. This is that place. With over 20 locations across Canada and the US, State & Main offers the fresh made, hand-crafted food our guests expect coupled with an inviting beer and spirits line-up to quench any and every thirst. So we say, when you find yourself at a crossroads, sit back, order a drink, ponder the menu and make a connection at State & Main.

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LucaD
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movie and dinner night with the family. Food, drinks and especially the service was very good. I would highly recommend.

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CathyL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

could have been acknowledged a bit quicker once seated - however very friendly service, lots of menu options to choose from - great evening out!!

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LynnH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State and Main never disappoints! The food is awesome. The service is truly wonderful. It’s always a great experience.

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Firsttimer
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited quite sometime for service - the waitress/bartender seemed pre occupied, and thus we had various people attend our table. Food and drinks were good, though there were some ingredients listed on the menu and others omitted. Seems odd. Either include all major ingredients or not. Seems picky, but onions / mushrooms should be listed as ingredients.
Over all, ok, could have been better.

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JulieO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Menu items for everyone. Always friendly service

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PeterM
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was not great. Both of our steaks were underdone. Mine was charred on one side and raw on the other. The server was pleasant. We won't be back

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JudyB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

meal was perfect ,service was great! 2person booth with coats a little tight, would choose a different table next time, overal a wonderful dining experience

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BillR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good restaurant experience. The food, service & ambiance was outstanding.

Will return.

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Suse
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the reception at the front door until we left, staff were outstanding. We felt welcomed and cared for. Food was very good and service even better. Thank you to the exceptional team. We had two different people serving us and they were both amazing.

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BrendaF
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Appetizer came out within 1 minute of ordering (pre-made heated up), served wrong dish. Didn't check in with us. No drink refills etc.

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Nancy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the music was good, it could have been lower to aid conversation.

The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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ValD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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StevenN
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and pistachio salmon was great. Service was excellent as well.

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Jules
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy dining at this restaurant. Staff are friendly and helpful, and provide really good service throughout the whole dining experience. On top of that, the food and drink are delicious!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and Service was very good. There was some type of sewage back up during our lunch, which made it quite unpleasant.

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GaryS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

People need a place to hang up thei coats especially in winter

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Foodie4
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was average. Our waitress was nice.

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GaryB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Great ambiance but the noise level was a little high.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food,service,ambiance everything wears excellent! Love that you take reservations now as well

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for my daughters birthday dinner.

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DIANEZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic date night dinner last night. Food was spectacular, love our waiter Mike and the manager always takes time out to visit every table even just for a hello.
Half price wine on Thursday is a definite added bonus.

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NancyP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience in there and the food as shears was great!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely polite and very cheerful. They did not rush us to make our decision on what we were going to eat and actually made suggestions. Would definitely go back.

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MikeA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was the best. Bambang shrimp and calamari exceptional

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FrankB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Rated experience as Outstanding overall - based on the actions and attitude of staff. As well as table service, their apprpach to Covid safety was superior.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Had a really nice time.

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GaryS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak should be served on heated plates
Service was friendly and skillful

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Mybenz
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The only reason we went to this restaurant was because we had a gift card, so we thought we would try it. Our waitress was lovely, this review has nothing to do with her or her service. The restaurant only had a few table and yet we waited hours for our food. I suspect because of a shortage of staff. Finally when our entres arrived, we were informed that the kitchen was backed up and as a result of our wait time, they offered us a free desert. We appreciated that. When we got the bill, my husband quickly paid it as we had been there several hours already at that point. I grabbed the receipt and before tossing it in my bag, I reviewed it and noticed that they charged us for the free desert. So I brought it to the attention of the waitress so that she could fix it. She came back telling us that it could not be refunded as they don't do credit back to a debit or a credit card. So they offered us a $10 gift voucher to return. Because the food was mediocer at best, we knew we would not be returning so, I asked to speak to the manager to have this issue sorted out so that we could receive back the credit. Basically the manager did not want to deal with this situation as she would not come out to the front and the waitress felt so bad that she took $10.00 from her own pocket. Although, this was a lovely gesture from the waitress, both the manager and the restaurant should be ashamed of themselves for telling customers that they won't credit back an error from a bill. This is poor customer service and what I suspect is a made up policy to simply get rid of customers. We will never go back to State & Main and would never recommend it and if it is their policy, then buyer beware and check your receipts !!!!!!

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience!
Amazing service and great food!
Would definitely recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been here many times and this is the first time trying the calamari. Not a fan. But did enjoy booking easily through open table and staff were great and their brand of beer is pretty decent.

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ZsuzsannaM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was awful, slow and recieved two raw steaks, never again.

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DonV
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, she was friendly made excellent recommendations and amended the dish selected to respect items we did not want ( I am always glad to donate my onions to anyone else who loves to have more!) The portions were generous but not overwhelming and very good!

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JeanC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at State and Main. This time 3 friends joined us who had never been there and all said they definitely would return. We did not feel rushed to give up our table and relaxed with people we don't see very often

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CarolynC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the BAJA BRUSSELS SPROUTS, ENCHILADA and THE BURRITO BOWL

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HuzP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

There with a group with limited time for dinner. This was arranged and explained before hand. However, the manager assigned too many tables to our Server and it became clear that we would possibly run out of time. Fortunately, our Server did a great job to get us our food in time despite the too many tables assigned.
Food was good.

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PhilipF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good. Food as mixed. The fish and chips were good. The Calamari seemed bland compared to usual (always order, one of the best in Guelph). Chicken tenders were over done., diner only ate one.

Not bad, but usually better here.

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CSS12
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Generally good but my salad was fairly small for 16.5 and the washroom had a very bad smell. I like the atmosphere in the restaurant. Good for social gatherings.

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petunia
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

There was nobody on the dining room side when we arrived. I had requested a booth there. They gave us the last table going out the door. We were not impressed. It took 3 times asking for a booth before we actually got one. Obviously, they do not pay attention to the requests made at the time of making the reservation. I am a regular at this restaurant, taking guests with me, on a weekly basis. We waited a long time before a waitress came. I had to go looking for one. Not good service at all.

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I found the bar area a little noisy at lunch for a business meeting so may not do that again. The food came out a bit slow (took us 45 minutes) which was a bit awkward as one of our colleagues had to leave to go to another meeting. Food never disappoints though! And I've never had any issues on the many many times I've been there.

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HeatherT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have wanted to try for awhile now and so glad we did. Our server Emily was great and new exactly to be at the table and when not to be.

Had the mac'n cheese, which was excellent. My only comment is that perhaps the bread crumbs could be combined with a bit of butter when put on top and then browned in the oven. They were just sort of put there in a pile...but the dish was excellent.

We also had the lamb tacos and the fish tacos...we would eat both again.

Loved the music...classic rock and just the right noise level!

We will be back!

FAQs

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Guelph does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Guelph also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 780-1119.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Guelph is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Guelph does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.stateandmain.ca/en/gift-cards.html.

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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