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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Casual (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Business Meals (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Romantic (21)
Fun (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Cozy (12)
Healthy (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great Beer (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (8)
Authentic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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 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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 (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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·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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had cheese dip and sautrd chicken. Both dishes were so tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lentils were undercooked.
Portions were a little small for the price.
Food took 75 minutes to arrive.
Server was pleasant and helpful.
Food was overpriced for quantity.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

lovely birthday brunch - really tasty.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had my 22nd birthday here, and they certainly did not disappoint! The atmosphere and service are excellent. This is one of those "nicer places" (restaurants that you should wear proper pants to) where you can stay to chat and enjoy the full dining experience without the unecessary pretentiousness. It's a little expensive for my student budget, but overall it is money well spent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A bit slow tonight but waitress was very great

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food and atmosphere were amazing but the service provided by Jackie was exceptional. She was more engaging knowledgeable and fun and came to table at the right intervals. She made the experience five star dining

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful service. Catered to dietary restrictions. Excellent food!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service! Highly recommend going here for any occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was great. Food was nice, and surprisingly not that expensive

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was not a good as it use to be. Menu has changed since last visit. Staff were very nice and did great. Just didn't love the food so will go elsewhere in the future.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As always, I was very happy with my meal and the service. TBK is a reliable favourite.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Love Bauer! Went for my friends 30th bday and we had a great time. Food is spectacular and the cocktails are amazing! You should definitely try The Refresher!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Loved the Oast cherry beer. Always looking for unique beers.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service was excellent from arrival to departure. Very pleasant staff and knew of daily meal features. Well paced serving times and didn't feel rushed.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This restaurant is one of my favourite local places and I typically enjoy my meals very much. I chose the special breakfast item and found that it lacked flavour. Will stick with my usual choice next time.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food really was fantastic. Excellent food quality and execution was perfect. It was our first visit but we will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good, as per usual. However, the service was terrible. The server blamed the kitchen for having problems, this was after ordering a French 75 and having her come back 2x to asked what I had ordered. I asked her to have the bartender google the recipe, I then was presented with a Martini.
Two out of the four dinners came to the table, we waited 5+ minutes before she came back to the table, I asked where the other two dinners were...she told me that they were having kitchen problems and that they would be along. After another 5+ minutes we were told that these plates were for another table.
As someone who has had a very successful career and owner in the food industry I found it offensive that she would switch the blame on the kitchen when in fact it was she who needs to pursue another industry career.
I am pretty sure that if the kitchen crew reads this review they will not be happy!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent services, recommended!
We tried the steak with fries and the signature cheddar soup. Both were delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A very good lunch as always. Bauer is consistent and service is friendly and professional. Thanks

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service, friendly wait staff, excellent food. Immediate assistance from wine steward who made a perfect recommendation for wine choice. Our meal was well cooked, well prepared. Overall, great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Full disclosure here - after our recent failed anniversary dinner at this restaurant the general manager Cindy reached out & offered us a credit on our next meal if we would give them a second chance. We accepted the offer, but this does mean the restaurant was aware of our return engagement & that another review might ensue.

That said - they killed it. Our server Jacqueline was fantastic - she was personable, engaging, attentive & hilarious. She burned me majorly with a joke about forgetting to order my dinner & it was like reconnecting with an old friend even though we'd never met her before. In fact she was one of the best servers we've ever had at any restaurant.

The food was very good. Everything arrived quickly, was piping hot & cooked to perfection. The charcuterie board was very good with a good variety of meats & the house pickled onions were delicious with a hint of licorice in the taste. Mains were also very good - my wife's Bauer burger was tasty & huge, the fries were hot & spot on. My daughter took Jacqueline's recommendation & ordered the baked portobello mushroom & charred rapini - the portion was large & very flavorful. The tomato sauce base was a touch spicy for her taste, but the pairing with the white beans & mushrooms was spot on. I had the special & my lamb shanks were good, not great, but the red wine pearl barley was stellar.

We finished as usual with a shared dessert board. Still a great choice for those of us who like to share our desserts with each

Thanks to Cindy, Jacqueline & the Bauer team we've put them back in our rotation & will be back again in the future!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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