The Bauer Kitchen

4.5
1975 reviews
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Contemporary American
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 Todd Clarmo 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.
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SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd time to TBK and it did not disappoint. Selection of Food and Drinks is outstanding, delicious yet simple meals and a Wine selection that is spectacular from a value standpoint. Save room for dessert as they are scrumptious

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Steven! Can't wait to see you on visit #3! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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JS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and service! The grilled chicken sandwich was fantastic.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Janice! Glad you had a great time with us. Nothing like fresh baked bread for a killer sandwich! See you again soon, Megh Forrester Service Manager

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HH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening! Keep it up. Food was great and service superb.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon. Megh Forrester Service Manager

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, Gillian was very attentive and fun. Enjoyed and will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Will definitely be back!

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OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Actually a pretty disappointing experience, cocktails we great, but the prime rib was missing a side, and was overcooked. The fried cheese curds were amazing though.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great mood, great service! Would go there again.

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DR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love going there!! It’s becoming a weekly event! Great food amazing staff!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service and great ambiance to boot. What more would anyone want? Highly recommended.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on April 2, 2019

We're so glad to hear this, Arthur! Thanks so much for the kind words! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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JZ
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the atmosphere! Food tastes great. A bit pricey for what you get.

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DR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing as always! Thanks Bailey and Meg for making our lunch great!

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Responded on March 26, 2019

A pleasure to see you again, Donna! We love you guys! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our hostess was a complete pleasure. There was an issue with our order.

But not enough to stop us from going back.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The Bauer kitchen had a really great atmosphere and astetic. The servers were friendly but a bit slow and inattentive. The food was not as good as I expected it to be for the price. Overall an ok experience but I don't think it will be a place I will want to keep going back to.

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DR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to the Bauer kitchen we leave saying “what a great time!!” The food is always amazing, and the staff is just as amazing! We had multiple people touch the table to make sure we were ok, if we needed anything!! See you again very soon!! Thanks for another great dining experience!!

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DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I was there Valentine’s Day and felt very rushed by the server. We tried again and felt the same. Our server was definitely rushing us through our meal and drinks. It’s too bad. Our first experience was fantastic! Loved it!! But unfortunately our last two visits have soured us to the point that we will not return.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on March 26, 2019

Hey Derek, Thanks again for speaking to me on the phone yesterday about your concerns. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, and showing you the service and experience TBK is known for! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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SV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent evening with the family visiting Bauer Kitchen to enjoy the food and service. The butternut squash Soup was an excellent start. The Risotto and the Pizzas were tasty. We finished with deserts that were mouth watering. Combined with the excellent and friendly service made it a good and relaxed evening. Kudos to the management making this a place to visit again and again.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on March 23, 2019

Amazing, Suresh! Love that you had such a great time with us; can't wait to see you again! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. 2 out of the 3 of us had never been and they were very impressed with everything!

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Responded on March 19, 2019

Glad you had a great time Steph! We love to see new faces. Looking forward to seeing you again! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good. I did ask for sauces and dressings to be on the side so I could reduce how much I used, but that detail was overlooked and everything arrived pre-dressed and sauced. I accepted it rather than wait for a replacement. The waitress was sharp and noticed that we had a birthday present, so she brought a dessert for my son even though we didn't intend for that to happen.

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DR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the area and have never tried Bauer Kitchen till Valentines Day and we’ve gone 3 times in 3weeks! Can’t get enough!! Great Atmosphere and fantastic food!!

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PZ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and service, they took care of us on a special day.

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I
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday here with the family. We had 3 different meals, pork belly, pepper chicken and flank steak and all 3 were delicious. They let me substitute the French fries that comes with the steak to their yummy mashed potatoes instead. I was a little surprised the steak dish did not include any veggies, just steak and potatoes.

Flourless chocolate cake for dessert was so good especially with the spicy hot chocolate sauce to dip it into on the side.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on March 11, 2019

Happy belated birthday Irene! So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. The Chocolate Nemesis is to die for, I agree! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, Megh Forrester Service Manager

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K
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service! We received a fantastic wine recommendation and the food was cooked perfectly!

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SM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stellar Server and very good food. Tough to go wrong dropping into the Bauer Kitchen

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BK
Milwaukee
80 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We and our friends had a very nice dinner at Bauers. The food was delicious, the service was professional and the restaurant is lively and fun.

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and better service! Lydia and Sarah were great!

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SP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome burger! A little difficult to have a conversation due to noise.

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HL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went to The Bauer Kitchen for a date night. The ambiance and the service are really great! However, the food wasn't that good for the price you pay. Was just ''ok'', nothing special about the shrimp pasta and the pizza we ordered. The cheesecake was good though!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 28, 2019

Hi Larissa! Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the vibe at TBK and that the service lived up to our high standards! The cheesecake is one of my favourites too! Hope to see you again soon, Megh Forrester Service Manager

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DR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the brunch for the first time! Loved it! Food was fantastic! Service was great!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 28, 2019

Donna, Glad you had a great time! I'll pass on your compliments to our chef team and your server! Thanks for leaving us your feedback. See you again soon! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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BE
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Server did not offer us the specials and did not write down our orders, invariably there was a mistake, which she did apologize for, but it put us off the meal. Food was overly expensive with little to show for it.

Overall I would rate it a very poor experience.

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very very loud... couldn’t hear across the table, but food service and ambiance was perfect.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 28, 2019

Hi Nicole! We definitely have a lively and energetic environment here at TBK. Would love to grab you a quieter table the next time you join us. So happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your experience with us! Looking forward to seeing you again, Megh Forrester Service Manager

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at The Bauer Kitchen. We went for a girlfriends birthday and the staff were fantastic! They really went above and beyond to make our experience special. I would highly recommend The Bauer Kitchen and will definitely be going back.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 19, 2019

We're so glad you had a great time, Melanie! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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p
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything i had was amazing. Was a perfect dinner date with my wife for Valentine's day

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and an overall pleasant dining experience. One of my favourite restaurants in the KW area.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thanks for the kind words, Janelle! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch with friends. Excellent food and service. Never felt rushed.

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DS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Made our reservation 3 weeks before Valentines and as soon as we sit down the server announced that our table was booked for another party at 7;30. Giving us an hour and a half to enjoy our meal. Felt very rushed. When you spend $250 and order bottles of wine to the table, there should be zero pressure from the wait staff. Food was great but the night was ruined by our pushy server.

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RE
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Bauer Kitchen. We had the Valentine’s Day fish special and although it tasted awesome the presentation was less than poor. The fish was plated first then the salad was piled on top hiding the main ingredient- the fish, under the lettuce.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2019

Hey Ross, Glad you enjoyed our Rainbow Trout feature! I will pass on your feedback to our Chef team. Thanks for visiting; hope to see you again soon! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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DR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the Bauer Kitchen, what a great experience! The food was fantastic, our waitress was great. The manager came over to say hi and told us about their weekend brunch! We will be back for that!!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2019

Can't wait to see you for brunch, Donna! Give the Chicken they're my favourite! Megh Forrester Service Manager

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M
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best soup in the region!

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2019

Glad you like it, Mike! Our Team Member Alex makes it most mornings, I'll let her know she's knocking it out of the park! See you soon, Megh Forrester Service Manager

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E
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good but not amazing, I was disappointed by the number of things we were told were brought in instead of made in house. As well by no indication on their menu as to gluten free or vegetarian options, it meant that I had to take more of the server's time asking questions. Service was a little slow but it was busy so understandable. Beautiful location, great atmosphere, and it was easy to have a conversation across a table. The Chocolate Nemesis was absolutely amazing and a must try. However overall feeling was that a little bit more attention needs to be paid to the dishes based on the prices.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with delicious (albeit pricey) food. Great atmosphere and experience too. Could benefit from playing quieter music and turning off the TV's though. Could also use a few more vegetarian options (or substitutions).

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