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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

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (39)
Casual (34)
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Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Cozy (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Fun (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Romantic (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Healthy (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Great Beer (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great time celebrating our family day brunch. Steak and Eggs is one of the best dishes I've ever had. Will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service from the moment we arrived. Great menu options, ambience, reasonably priced. Convenient location. Server was courteous, friendly and down to earth. Would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentine’s Day and it was great. Special menu was really tasty and the server was awesome. Great spot for a romantic dinner!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a blast celebrating our Valentines Day. Great place, great food and awesome server Jacklyn.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

always a good meal at Bauer Kitchen. prices for some things are on the higher end of what you would expect (eg $27 for gnocci) but the quality is always top notch

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Lovely time there.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Service and food are great. The ambience is less than perfect because of high noise levels from guests and from music. However, this seems to be a trend in all restaurants, even those of high quality like this one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service during our time at THE was excellent. Our waitress was so attentive, quick on her feet, friendly and went beyond expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a fabulous dinner and our server was excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our food selections were excellent!....my granddaughter enjoyed the burger and I the Cod fish special.......they had a very generous order of fries with each entre! Although we were tucked into a corner in hopes of a quieter spot, it was very noisy in the restaurant.....

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place...great atmosphere.. great service and food... no rush to eat and run... had a great night w friends. Always a great choice

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent service, portions, and ambiance for business lunch.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great...the wife and i both had steak with carrot cake. Service was excellent and quick.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good food, great service, nice decor. A bit noisy. We would recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great atmosphere.
Our server Natika was excellent.
Some unique food parings.
We will be back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had taken my date there and the pair at the front desk were very accommodating and sat us to our table. Undecided about the wine choice, server requested a sample of the chardonnay. ended up ordering a glass and a glass of Pinot Grigio. waited a little longer than usual for the wine. ordered an app (calamari) and our mains. Ordered the Seared Atlantic Salmon and the Cabernet Short Rib Gnocchi. App came out again a little longer than it should for an app. Taste was just ok. Batter was light and crispy, but lacked flavor. The breaded hot peppers added a spice if you were lucky to get one, my date did and she was not a fan of heat, so that was a surprise to her. The Dill Remoulade was a nice dip. Mains came shortly after. The salmon was on the smaller portion size and the beet juice was very bland. No taste or spice, nothing. Just watered down beet juice. Not satisfying at all. All the veggies and potatoes were in the beet juice thus making the meal very boring. The Gnocchi, my date said was flavourful but again, not like The Bauer Kitchen should be. We felt the menu for dinner was a little on the light side for ordering other than steak and the prices were a bit high for what you got on your plate. So again, for my first time there, I was not satisfied and wouldn't be bothered if I didn't go back. Nice atmosphere and very open, but for a date night, not too concerned about what else is there, but what's on the table and in front of me. The server was very attentive and knew her wines, at least from the whites.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been here before for special occasions and came back for our daughters birthdays because we really enjoyed previous experiences. Reservation for 6 adults with apps, drinks and main course - things didn’t start off well when we had to return a glass of wine because it was musty. The waiter was less than impressed. Main dishes were ok with the exception of the short rib - it was very good but other dishes were cold and less than average. I was embarrassed because my husband and I treated. The waiter never came back until everything was cleared. He asked if we were celebrating something special and we told him about the 2 birthdays. 2 tables around us had birthday cakes and candles - we got nothing. We were rushed out with the bill. When we asked for a piece of cake and candle it was provided- but we felt quite uncomfortable.
Very disappointing- the experience prior was by far better. Would not go back if this is the new norm.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We arrived at the Bauer Kitchen for a brunch reservation at 12:30. It was quite busy and we had to wait a couple of minutes for our table to be cleared. The service was prompt and the server was quite pleasant. We ordered our coffees and waters and those came promptly. At this time we ordered our meals. Two of us had Eggs Benedict and the other had a variety of sides for brunch. Although it took quite a while for our food to come, the flavour was excellent. There was plenty as the Eggs Benedict came with hash browns and a small bowl of fruit cocktail, and consequently we were full when we left. Oh yes, the Eggs Benedict came on a freshly baked biscuit as well. That too was excellent. We plan to head there whenever we are in K-W again. Highly recommended by all three of us.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Been at the Bauer Kitchen several times but this time was the first time for a Sunday lunch. I was expecting the regular menu and not just breakfast items. I should have checked the Sunday menu before. It was also very busy and noisy. I should keep my routine of going only during the week.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a good meal with good service. Constantly tasty menu items.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service and excellent food thanks

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food and service. The brussels sprouts and spuds are a must. Delicious

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 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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vip
 (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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 (Toronto)·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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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great service!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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 (Toronto)·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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