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About The Bauer Kitchen
The Bauer Kitchen is an energetic up-market 'bistro' set in a SoHo inspired, restored felt factory. The industrial steel, concrete floors, reclaimed wood and custom lighting combine to create a uniquely warm backdrop for your dining experience. Chef Brian McCourt has assembled a spectacular menu of classic items prepared with the freshest local ingredients. An extensive ‘wine by the glass’ menu has been created by our sommelier to pair perfectly with each menu item.
Waterloo, ON N2J 1R1
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Bauer Bakery Cafe offers a delectable selection of gourmet trays, fresh salads and scrumptious desserts for your next event! Pickup and delivery available (Delivery requires a $250 minimum order, with a $25 delivery fee)
Parking is plentiful! Stay warm and dry in our underground parking facility. Visit our website for a parking map: www.charcoalgroup.ca
For restaurant location, click on the map link under our picture on the left of your screen.
Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
Chef Todd Clarmo
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have two kinds of tacos on our full-time menu, (Hoisin Chicken and Baja Fish), but every Tuesday we like to add two more! Every week the TBK culinary team creates two new tacos and every week they're different.
CINQ A SEPT
When: Every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Where: The Bauer Kitchen: Around the bar
Every Thursday at 5pm local professionals from around the region gather around the bar at TBK. It's a casual gathering with cocktails, beer and complimentary hors d'oeuvres hand-crafted by TBK's culinary team.
Come anytime between 5 & 7 and you're bound to meet a group of friendly and interesting people. Follow the #cinqasept hashtag on Twitter to see who's coming this week and what people are saying. You can follow us on Twitter too @thebauerkitchen, as we always post about what's happening at Cinq a Sept each week.
The Bauer Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is a bit tricky to find for someone not from Waterloo - the address is King St. but the sign faces a side street. The parking lot/underground was absolute chaos on a Saturday lunch, but we found free, easy street parking. Then the entrance to get into the actual restaurant is also not well marked. BUT all the stress of getting there was worth it as the food was exceptional. Amazing flavour combos cooked to perfection. Great service, very reasonable price point for the quality of the meal. A noisy, busy dining room, so not for the hard of hearing on a busy Saturday brunch hour, but great vibe. I will definitely return.
Our experience at TBK was great but we suspect cross-contamination in an allegedly gluten-free menu item. Guest with celiac disease was quite sick after eating here. For guests without dietary sever restrictions, a great spot to dine but we must advise more care to be taken in the kitchen if they are to offer gluten-free options.
My teenage boys and my partner made a new tradition to have dinner at the Bauer on Christmas Eve every year. We love the ambiance of the restaurant, with warm lights and a combination of modern and traditional décor. The turkey dinner was just divine this year! I couldn't have asked for better. Two of the boys had filet mignon, another the burger, and my husband had pasta. I always enjoy the seasonal mojitos and sangria at Bauer. A night to remember!
The restaurant is lovely and the service was good. It was a Christmas lunch out, therefore wanted the cuisine to be special. All guests order salads with chicken, shrimp, salmon etc. The greens were limp and not very plentiful. The plate looked unattractive. Given the fact that everyone ordered a salad it was very noticeable.
My friend and I had a lovely lunch, eggs benedict (sp.?). Our waitress was delightful, I
can’t remember her name, she had long hair tied back. We were celebrating my friend’s
birthday and she was surprised with some delicious chocolate cake. The whole experience
was totally pleasant.
We met friends for Sat. Dinner. The restaurant was packed (a good sign I think). We were greeted immediately by the friendly staff and offered coat check service. Our waitress was terrific. She was friendly and attentive (but not intrusive) and knowledgeable. Our drinks and food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. Best decaf latte, I’ve had in a long time!! We have been here several times and will be back. Our waitress suggested trying brunch, so I think we will!
Everything was quiet good except for the charcuterie board. I was very disappointed in the lack of variety of foods presented. I would definitely not order it again nor would I recommend that menu item. The burgers were delicious and I would come back for another.
Thanks so much Cathy Hoare
We went to the restaurant for our 3 year anniversary. We had been there before for a friend's birthday and just fell in love with the location, service, food, and just everything! We were so engrossed in the occasion that we didn't even touch our phones or watches. Our server was a saint in server clothing. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and so personable.
As always, the food was delicious. We sampled each others food and thought their food was great. If I had to pick one complaint, my granddaughter ( 1 1/2 yrs old ) had the French toast which was good, and we didn't put the maple syrup on her toast, but when my son finished her toast he added the syrup and it was hot ( Tabasco sauce ? ). If there was a plain version we didn't get it.
The dining experience was great - our waitress was great - I appreciated her wine recommendation and I really liked it - our entire party enjoyed their meals - I thought mine was exceptional - would actually order it again! Restaurant has a great vibe - have eaten here before and have never been disappointed
Overall experience was good. Food took a long time to arrive and my guests meal (waffle) was overdone, real crispy. Hostess brought another one out but it was also overdone, not as bad as the first one though. The hostess offered to reduce the charge for the meal which was nice, but my guest didn't have as good of an experience as I had expected.
Awesome experience, will be dropping in more often. Now my memory is bad but our waitress was awesome!!!! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, no idea of how she could have improved!! Please pass on a big thank you. She made the experience even more enjoyable.
A reunion of high school friends was made even more special by the ambiance, service and amazing food and drinks! Mason was stellar as a waiter, offering choices, searching out the perfect drinks and letting us chill, chat and laugh without feeling like we had to clear out for the next round of guests. Food was amazing and when in the area will definitely be back.
We had to wait at the bar for our table even though we had a reservation (party of 8). The place was very busy for a Saturday night. It was worth the wait. Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable about the food. Try the short ribs and gnocchi, it was delicious and warming on a cold rainy night. The other dish I recommend is the smoked chicken and artichoke tortgilioni (rigatoni-like pasta).
The place is very vibrant and the atmosphere is great for groups. Please note there is not a lot of street parking but there is free parking at the back of the building complex. The entrance to the restaurant is in the middle of the buildings. A few of our group member had difficulty finding it.
Overall , our family enjoyed our meal at The Bauer Kitchen
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