The Bauer Kitchen

4.7
2662 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
STAGE 3 REOPENING:
If your desired reservation time is unavailable, call us directly at 519-772-0790.

Please understand we are leaving some space available for walk-in Guests. Please stop by if you’re in the area.

Please arrive a few minutes before your reservation time to complete screening & check-in with our Hosts. We are required to complete symptom screen & collect contact information for all Guests upon entry. Additionally as of Sept 22/2021, the Reopening Ontario Law requires for that Guests choosing to dine indoors must provide proof of vaccination or exemption + a form of government issued photo ID. Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor dining or take-out service.

Our team eagerly looks forward to serving you. When you join us, kick back, enjoy & be kind.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2662 people are saying
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vipLoriE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday dinner! Thank you Bauer!

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was excellent. I would recommend

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ParisF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Bauer, great food and the best service!!

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't think they promote the Gluten Free aspect of their menu enough. Great if you have Celiac, lots of options. Friendly staff very attentive. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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CynSY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived early for our reservation only to be told that we would be seated outdoors (bare in mind it was 2C at 7:45PM, dark, and there were several smokers outside). There was a miscommunication about seating arrangements and we agreed to wait at the bar for a table only for walk in customers who arrived after us to be seated before us. We waited for 45 minutes before the hostess told us we could pay for our drinks and leave if we didn’t want to be seated anywhere besides the bar. Absolutely no courtesy or refund was offered and staff were quick to find a manager instead of attempting to find us a table. The manager was apologetic until we asked for a refund. We were only offered a seat at the bar and an appetizer after waiting for over an hour for a table indoors. After going back 3 more times to ask for a refund we were only offered a gift card and told to leave. I would not recommend this restaurant in good faith, especially for BIPOC. The front of house staff were hostile, defensive and flippant.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Hello CYNsy, my name is Cindy Fawcett, Regional Lead for TBK. I am sorry to hear about your experience with us this Friday night. While we do our best to accommodate outdoor reservations inside on cooler nights, it can prove a real challenge on busy nights. Nonetheless, it seems you were not met with the hospitality we hope to offer all of our guests in these situations. I would love the opportunity to discuss more thoroughly if you would kindly email me at cfawcett@charcoalgroup.ca

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JayW
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visiting since COVID-19 reopening. Dined with friends and we were very impressed with some of the menu additions/enhancements.

Service (Cass?) was first-class - professional, yet fun and super-attentive.

Food: Our friends are "veggie/vegan" so the plant-based menu options (extensive) were perfect for them. I had the tenderloin, which was perfect temp/cook but a little on the over-seasoned side. The shrimp and peas pasta my "dinner mate" had looked delicious and she said it was awesome (so much so, that she didn't share...).

Homemade sorbet for dessert (really good) and some boozy coffees.

So, if the only downside was a a bit of a salty steak, this counts as an outstanding evening. Will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone visiting that is looking for a great menu, fun atmosphere and excellent service.

Thanks!

EK
vipErikK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We meet at Bauer after work a minimum of 3 times a month. Lately been finding the food be both inconsistent and disappointing. Hopefully things will turn around before we choose another meeting place

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CatherineO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food and service was extraordinary. So happy to be able to dine (inside) once again.

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. We always enjoy it here

MW
MarimoW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend introduced me to this restaurant. It had a very trendy atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food. It's become one of my favorite restaurants, and I'll definitely be back!

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SeanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & staff, food was amazing. Made our anniversary dinner feel special.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Various Plant based food options not found anywhere else - nice variety

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vipKathyC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I ordered the fried chicken and it was soggy and not very flavourful. The spot we were in was dark and menus very hard to read. The server was wonderful…and we usually have a great experience. This time was a bit of a disappointment.

The Bauer Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Kathy, thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed you did not enjoy our fried chicken sandwich, it is usually a guest favourite. I would love the opportunity to have you taste it again as I am sure that in this case it was prepared incorrectly. Perhaps we could also invite you to try another item that you have had your eyes on but yet to try. My name is Cindy Fawcett, Regional Lead for TBK. Please email me at cfawcett@charcoalgroup.ca.

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N1495
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience never disappoints everytime!

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FoodGoodness
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love coming to Bauer Kitchen and leaving feeling happy and full! The portions are excellent and prices are fair, everything tastes so fresh! The staff are also always friendly and they even brought me a special dessert for my birthday!

I'm aging so I did note that it was a little dark inside for reading and the concrete makes for everything to be a bit louder when you're trying to have a conversation, but there's not much to be done about that. Still always love coming here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive staff. Great food. Clean and great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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ReaganR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience! Definitely a great spot to have brunch! Highly recommend and look forward to revisiting, soon!

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ClaireF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance in the restaurant! The wait staff were personable and friendly. Totally great experience.

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TurnerG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must visit every time I find myself in Kitchener-Waterloo! Great service, great drinks and amazing food :)

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lisac
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

our server( i forget her name but she was amazing) was the best, food was great as usual

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DeepS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is a wonderful spot for good food and great service. We celebrated my wife's birthday here and we loved the food and the prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Server was happy and welcoming. We had a perfect time. ❤️

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KeziahJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch w/ a girlfriend which we shared the pesto pollo pizza, mussels and calamari. All were delicious and would definitely order / go again! Watermelon mojito was also fantastic, highly recommend!

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ShyenneT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great over all. The music was a little loud but other then that we cant wait to go back.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was the best we have ever had!! Luke was knowledgeable, friendly and made us laugh! Definitely reccommend!

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Himanshu
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful place either to get a quick bite w/a cocktail or a proper sit-down meal.

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JamieG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Things were fine, the food was as expected and the service was good. When Rebecca, our server, learned that we were celebrating a birthday, she brought a treat for the birthday person.
Unfortunately we were seated outside and it was uncomfortably cool, even with the overhead heaters. Moreover a large party was also outside, distancing and therefore seated at several tables. They carried on their meeting as though nobody else was there, of course raising their voices to be heard across a distance. This did not contribute to a pleasant occasion.

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Susan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - the staff looked after us very well!

QC
QuietConnoisseur
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the first time for brunch. The attention to detail and quality gave us the pampering we needed for a special morning out. We will return again for sure!

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Rob was amazing. Energetic personality. Attentive to our needs. Food was good as always.

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Buckgnar
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, atmosphere was amazing, and the staff were all incredibly helpful, attentive, and friendly. Would highly recommend and will most definitely be going back!

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ShelK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were lovely and the service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Great service and food was excellent.

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BarbD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening all around. Our server was energetic and very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing environment and great selection of foods for everyone

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CarolynM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Our server Emily (I believe) was perfect. We both enjoyed our meal and were pleasantly surprised by the slice of dessert at the end. 10/10 thank you

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JadaK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The ambiance was very pleasant. It was a great dining experience.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience! Staff are wonderful and make sure you have a great experience! Food was amazing.

FAQs

The Bauer Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 772-0790.

The Bauer Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 2662 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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