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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.

187 King St.
Waterloo, ON N2J 1R1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Allen St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(519) 772-0790

Website:
http://www.thebauerkitchen.ca/

Catering:
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)
www.bauerbakery.ca

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!

Executive Chef:
Chef Todd Clarmo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Taco Tuesday!
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (34)
Casual (31)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Business Meals (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Romantic (21)
Cozy (20)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Healthy (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Seasonal (11)
Great Beer (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Server was great, food was ok. Sat by the window and was freezing whole meal even with my coat over my legs. Food was good but is too expensive for what you get.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Fun
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch with two others. The food was delicious and the server was prompt to take our order and replenish coffee but did a great job of not interrupting our conversation. It's a popular spot so I recommend making a reservation!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

NOT WORTH THE MONEY!! Spinach on the pizza was frozen and tasted bad. My boyfriend sent his steak back. Was still mooing on the plate and very fatty. Even our waitress said she wouldn’t eat it.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food as always

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food here is delicious. Great portions and fair pricing. Service was also good. Overall an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were in town to meet up with friends and made reservations for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews. Service was extremely slow but food was very good. We ordered pizzettas and Bauer salad, with wine. A bonus was free underground parking.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a gift card and hadn’t been to this Charcoal Group location yet, we weren’t disappointed! Interesting, tasty menu and good atmosphere/service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our Christmas Eve spent at the Bauer Kitchen was 5 stars plus. The service was excellent and each person of a party of eight were very happy with their meals. Simply amazing experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bauer kitchen is great for any occasion. The menu is unique and pleasing to all palates; the atmosphere, although not always quiet, is conducive to private conversation. Must be experienced to understand. The warmth of home with a unique experience.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great meal as always! Server was great and friendly. Wish there were more gluten free/paleo friendly options besides a salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were greeted warmly upon our arrival. Emily was our server. She is diligent and appeared genuinely happy to take care of us.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a favourite spot for us, we have been here 3 times on different occasions and they never disappoint, the food, price and service are always great. Get the Cali Burger with Kale Caesar. The Steak and egg breakfast/brunch is awesome.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great staff

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent dining experience, great, attentive server. Lots of great menu options!! highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our evening was amazing at the Bauer KItchen. The staff, the food and the service were all top notch. We will definitely be going again and highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at Bauer kitchen for the first time. Great food and excellent service.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. The waitress we had was so friendly and so excited to celebrate the birthday with us! The food is always so tasty and always cooked to order! A little on the pricey side, but so worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our Friday night treat! Cindy is an amazing manager - always welcoming and trying to ensure our experience is top notch. She is the best!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good experience. Meal was not as expected, so kitchen fixed and also offered complimentary dessert. Good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, appetizers out fast but very slow with entrees...

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I found the meal very enjoyable & fresh but I did leave the restaurant still hungry. I think maybe more vegetables and the option of different breads Would be a nice change

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lunch today was excellent, special suggested by the server was as suggested. Always good service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing - I️ love tbk!!!!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was great, presentation great, atmosphere was great(not loud), service great! Would defiinitely go back and recomment it to friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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