State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Guelph

4.1
45 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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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.0
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

JC
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

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

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

HP
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.

PF
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.

CS
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.

MS
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.

HT
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good but nothing to brag about

MA
MeghanAlexandra
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great. Everyone in my party was very happy with their meal. It was also my birthday and the servers were very sweet about it. Gotta love a free dessert! Our only real issue was that the table we were seated at was on the small side for a party of four. More room would have been nice.

SF
SusanF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great except the steak in the steak salad I ordered was on the cool side.

GD
GuelphDiner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice cool restaurant for heatwave relief. Fast efficient service until it got busy. Calamari was greasy. Food has been better in the past. Nice and clean. Great ambiance.

JK
JudyK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 ladies each ordered something different and everyone was very pleased with food and service.

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Levon
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice any night of the week. Great food!

C
vipClint
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love using Open Table for the reservation. Great place, busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend the Perri Perri chicken burger. The salad side was amazing as well. Also recommend the cheese cake dessert...yummy!

GG
vipGenGC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go-to places

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner with my now ex-girlfriend. She asked for warm lemon water, unfortunately it was iced. Her noodle soup had noodles that were too hard for her liking (I concur that they were perhaps undercooked). My steak was good though. She wasn't interested in dessert. I brought her home and told her I needed to grab something from my car. I fled town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service good. Noise level too high.

NW
NateW
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great time asking my best friend to be my girlfriend!! Special thanks to Hillary for her help with the laptop and surprise!!!

PT
PhyllisT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

WE had reservations ,I was somewhat taken back to be right beside the staff's computer and on the way to the washroom .The food was good but ......$25 00 for lunch was a little steep for me .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, also really liked our white sangrias!

SQ
SuzieQ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've been here twice: once with girlfriends and more recently, with my husband. It appears to be geared to female clientele. My husband found some of the food pairings odd/strange. Also, our meals seemed particular salty.

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BruceB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great Sunday Brunch with a menu that satisfied all 8 members of our party

SF
SFSF
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Traditionally I have quite enjoyed dining here but over the last little while I have been noticing inconsistencies in the quality of the food. A tasty burger one night and a burnt one another. But this last time was especially disappointing, family was visiting and all our meals (breakfasts) were not cooked well; hard eggs, dry sausage and bacon that had only been cooked on one side.

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Feedme
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Although I usually get good food and service my last visit was a little disappointing. We were celebrating a friends birthday and was glad I could book a reservation on open table since it was a busy Friday night. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Our food on the other hand waa so so. My mac and cheese was cold and the flat bread came after everyone finished eating ...we asked for it several times. They were nice enough to take the flat bread off the bill which was a nice gesture. Overall, inconsistent! I hope better next time visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been here several times. Food is always good, and as stated in the menu. Servers are always above and beyond, as it was this time. Menu is not formal restaurant, more leaning towards pub grub. Enjoyed it. We'll be back.

BM
BarbM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall4food1service4ambience4

I chose to try the Morning Glory, I think it is called, after looking at the options on-line and with a goal to not consume too many calories. The eggs were not hot and the sausage was meh. Probably just a bad choice because other things I have had there (well, in Cambridge) have been good. I'll just avoid breakfast-y options in future. My friend liked her fish tacos and coleslaw and our server was very nice.

BB
BillB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We went for the pulled pork and the honey slaw
Both are gone from the menu so I am not likely to return

Bill

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vipLongtimepatron
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

There is a new menu. We used to frequent the restaurant but now there is very little we will eat. What they did still have has been changed.

We will not return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Very poor accessibility for wheelchairs. This is a big issue! The restaurant only has a few regular sized tables and chairs (as opposed to booths & high tables) and they are crammed close together along a wall with a bench for seating. The 4 of us could barely move, one of us was in a wheelchair which takes up extra space. It felt like we were on top of the people st the next table & we could hear every word of their conversation. Very disappointing, unpleasant and not very accessible. Too bad, because it is close & we would go more often otherwise.

CS
ChanningS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

French Onion Soup is never a big enough bowl for me anywhere, but this really could have used well, more French onion soup. Everything was great tasting. Two staples: bang bang shrimp and the lettuce wraps.
Mackenzie was excellent. We'll always be back.

MS
vipMattS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great for good food and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 times I have visited 2 in Hamilton 2 in Guelph.
loved it each time as my visitors did.
keep up the good name

MG
MovieGoer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ordered food at 6 pm Friday, mentioned to waitress that we had to leave at 7 pm to catch a movie. No entree had arrived by 6:40, and hadn't interacted with the waitress since 6 pm, so called her over to ask what was going on. Then got our food at 6:45 and rushed dinner. Not a great eating experience. No excuses for the restaurant, since this is what they do - they are located next to the theatre and they must get a lot of patrons in the same situation we were in. Place seemed to be run by kids. Paid $40 for a mediocre dinner. I won't be back - I'll look for better alternatives if on this schedule next time.

C
vipClint
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

During the online reservation process we were asked if this was a special occasion. In fact that day was our anniversary, so I added this to the reservation via the drop down menu. However no time during dinner or after did our waitress acknowledge this special occasion. Once the bill was paid and while leaving I asked our waitress why she had not acknowledge our anniversary. Her answer was " nobody told me it was your anniversary" and walked away.

So I am not to sure the "online process" works that well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & the service was outstanding the server knows the foods well.
I can't eat spicy food so the server made it to suit my palate.
delicious. Will be going again I hope it is next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unfortunately the bison burger was very disappointing , Very small patty size and underwhelming flavour I was expecting much better than was served , My wife has the gluten free pulled pork also very disappointing the bun was very dry a broke apart easily ,the pork was also very dry and portion size was disappointing as well. Overall a let down for sure would not go again. Oh and the honey slaw I ordered very poor in taste as well. This was our first time and last honestly we were very unimpressed by the food , we were in a rush so I did not complain about or order thought I would do the review on line .Oh by the way the only good thing was our service person she was great.

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Kajata
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband wanted to try the ribs and loved them. Glad to see that you have sweet potato fries as a side dish. We always substitute fries for sweet potato fries. I tried the Gobi - spelling, shredded pork in tacos with cilantro herb and a nice garden salad - very tasty. Everyone was happy with their meal.

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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 4.1 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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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