The Bauer Kitchen
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
house made hollandaise, buttermilk biscuit, cured back bacon, arugula, poached local eggs, home fries, fruit
select greens, pecan crumble, fresh pear, toasted seeds, dried cranberries, white balsamic vinaigrette
This was a birthday dinner! Thank you Bauer!
I always love Bauer, great food and the best service!!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
As always, the food and service was extraordinary. So happy to be able to dine (inside) once again.
Excellent food excellent service. We always enjoy it here
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!
Great service & staff, food was amazing. Made our anniversary dinner feel special.
Various Plant based food options not found anywhere else - nice variety
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.
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 email@example.com.
The food and experience never disappoints everytime!
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
Wonderful attentive staff. Great food. Clean and great ambience
Great food and service!
Fantastic food and ambience! Definitely a great spot to have brunch! Highly recommend and look forward to revisiting, soon!
Fantastic ambiance in the restaurant! The wait staff were personable and friendly. Totally great experience.
A must visit every time I find myself in Kitchener-Waterloo! Great service, great drinks and amazing food :)
our server( i forget her name but she was amazing) was the best, food was great as usual
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.
Food was delicious. Server was happy and welcoming. We had a perfect time. ❤️
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!
Great over all. The music was a little loud but other then that we cant wait to go back.
The service was the best we have ever had!! Luke was knowledgeable, friendly and made us laugh! Definitely reccommend!
Wonderful place either to get a quick bite w/a cocktail or a proper sit-down meal.
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.
Great service - the staff looked after us very well!
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!
Our sever Rob was amazing. Energetic personality. Attentive to our needs. Food was good as always.
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!
The food and atmosphere were lovely and the service was outstanding!
Always amazing! Great service and food was excellent.
Great evening all around. Our server was energetic and very attentive
Relaxing environment and great selection of foods for everyone
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
It was a great birthday celebration
The food and service was excellent. The ambiance was very pleasant. It was a great dining experience.
Great brunch experience! Staff are wonderful and make sure you have a great experience! Food was amazing.
Our brunch was amazing! We had great service from John, who was quick, knowledgeable and friendly. Our food was phenomenal and John made sure to accommodate all of my allergies without issue. Brunch was very reasonably priced as well.
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.