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Sun, 4/22
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The Bauer Kitchen

4.4
1756 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(519) 772-0790
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Todd Clarmo
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Allen St.
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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.
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Public transit
Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
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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.



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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1756 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Had date night and as always it was an amazing dining experience. Our server was fantastic! We got the Rainbow trout daily special and the mushroom goat cheese pizza. Both were unbelievably delicious. For dessert we had carrot cake and pear cheesecake. So amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The Bauer Kitchen was okay. Not what we were expecting. Wine list is extensive however expensive. Server recommended a reasonably priced red wine which was good. The best thing we had was the dessert platter to share. Kale Caesar salad was very dry. Could have used more dressing to soften the kale. Ahi tuna entree was more like a salad not a main course. The tuna was good but the vegetables were too hard. The smoked chicken pasta was too smoke flavoured which made it very salty.

Would not recommend the Bauer kitchen.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We arranged to meet some friends and stumbled across Bauer Kitchen on Open Table because it was situated about halfway between Hamilton and Stratford. Intrigued by the menu (and the offer of a Caesar Bar for Sunday Brunch) we decided to give it a try. Absolutely worth the drive from Hamilton...even if you aren't meeting friends from the opposite direction!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went to Bauer Kitchen to celebrate our birthdays and we had a wonderful time. The service is second to none. We will definitely be coming back.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great as always, and very fast at lunch today!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Went to Bauer Kitchen for a ladies night out. It was Easter Monday so it wasn't very busy but our server was attentive giving us just the right amount of time to consider drinks and meals. She assisted one of my friends who wanted the smoked salmon but didn't know which salad to have. Two of us had cocktails - a grilled pear mojito and a smoked black cherry drink. Both drinks were declared excellent. We all had something different for our meals and were not disappointed.
Adding to our evening was the retro 70s music playing in the background - we were transported to our tween years.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our Easter dinner with our grandchildren was fantastic at the Bauer Kitchen. Mason, our server took care of every detail with the kids to make their time enjoyable. The restaurant manager, I don’t know her name,but is always there😊, as always was very engaging with both us and the kids. The ham dinner was so flavourful and both desserts were amazing. As always the kids meals are the most flavourful and best value in Kitchener.
Always a perfect time!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Dinner with teenage grandkids while parents out of town.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very attentive service and delicious steak. We'll be back for sure! Try the Brussels sprouts.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food did not taste good. The steak in our steak and eggs arrived slightly warm, and the taste of the whole thing was not a good flavor. All the people that were with us did not think their meal was that great, and when you spend over $100 for breakfast, it should be really good.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a really nice time celebrating our anniversary here. The service was kind, fast, and thorough. The prices were comparable to other nicer restaurants we have been too. We had the salmon and it was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We were there to celebrate our son’s 22nd birthday. We were warmly greeted and sat at a comfortable booth. Our waitress was lovely and fun ! She took expert care of us, making us all feel special. The food (duck wings, roasted Brussels sprouts, seared tuna, pasta, pizza and burgers, etc) were all fabulous. Our waitress even took a special trip to their bakery with the birthday guest due to his lactose allergies. It was a great meal with excellent service. Have been twice now and highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We came for my son's birthday and the food and service were excellent. We'll come again.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Beet salad was not the same as it use to be. Very disappointed. For the price there wasn't very much to eat. If u r planing on having this salad for a meal unwill probably leave hungry. Lunch menu has a better selection.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I picked this restaurant last minute for our first date night in 3 months and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, our server, Katherine, was exceptional, and the overall feel of the restaurant was just what we wanted. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went for brunch with some friends for my friends bday. Like always it was an amazing experience. Love coming here. This time I tried the Caesar bar and it was amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Disappointing. We had been following the restaurant on Instagram and were looking forward to the evening. We have had lunch here a few times. Our OpenTable reservation was handled well. The restaurant is popular and busy.
Shown to our table which was the first off putting experience. A couple with an adolescent were spread across a shifting bench which sided our table. As the child jumped on the bench it continued to crowd our table but fortunately they were at the end of their meal and left.
The server took our drink order and returned with them and we ordered the Tuna Poke to share along with our mains.
We drank our first drinks and ordered another since our app hadn’t arrived. Half way through our second drink I called the server to find out what was going on. It had been over 40 minutes. She apologized and said she kept looking for it and I said I was unhappy. The floor Manager came by shortly after to apologize and said she would comp us our second drink.
The Poke came out shortly after and was not enjoyed. It did not taste fresh and was disappointing.
Our mains came, beef tenderloin for her and short rib gnocchi for me. Both were well prepared and delicious. The Argentinian Malbec is a good wine to have with either.
Carrot cake for her, good flavour but dry.
Unfortunately not a memorable dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Meals were tasty, though the portions were a little small (for pasta dish).

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service. Amazing food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Four ladies for dinner celebrating a birthday, and everyone's meal was delicious. The service was outstanding. From assisting with wine and (honest) food selection, to the perfect amount of checking and we at no point felt rushed. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great service and food. We were really impressed. Underground parking is a plus and was easy to find.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was ok. Not amazing. But moreover the wine per glass was expensive. We paid 160 dollars for two which is alright however the food wasn’t worth the money. The cheese platter worth 20 had three small pieces of untreated cheese which was off putting. Wouldn’t go again. Ambience was good.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our service did not go as smoothly as it should have but it was remedied quickly and we felt very well taken care of. Still one of my favourite places in Waterloo

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went for the full Irish Breakfast which had just been cancelled.
My omelette was cold and not very good. I assume it was cooked first and left while the others were prepared. My other members were OK with their meals.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service. Portion size is a little small. Beautiful facilities. One can judge a lot about a restaurant from the state of their bathroom - it was lovely and clean!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food will definitely be going again. Cost a few bucks but most worth every cent

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Perfect for a work meeting, looked like a few of them were happening. Food was yummy. we had a perfect corner booth. Will definitely be more inclined to have similar lunches here.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Terrific as always!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was excellent. The wine per glass was expensive. The pear cheesecake was amazing. I enjoyed the ahi tuna and my wife had the prime rib special (on Sundays).

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We booked our table for 6:45 but our table wasn’t ready until 7:20. The manager was very attentive and apologetic and brought us over complimentary appetizers.
Our server pleasant and attentive right up until the end when she forgot to refill my coffee after asking if I wanted a refill.
2 in our party ordered the salmon, including myself, which was dry.
It was a very busy night, over all a good experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great dinner date at Bauer Kitchen. Tasty food, good service, is one of our favourite places to go in KW.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Lovely time there.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a fabulous dinner and our server was excellent!

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