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Fri, 2/23
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The Bauer Kitchen

4.4
1725 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 1725 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JorgeL (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 4 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!

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WilliamG 
5.0  Dined 6 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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JorgeL (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Lovely time there.

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DJThom (Toronto)
5.0  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.

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JennyB (Toronto)
5.0  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.

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JimG (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a fabulous dinner and our server was excellent!

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LesleyB (Toronto)
5.0  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.....

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AmberH (Toronto)
5.0  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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VisitSoon (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent service, portions, and ambiance for business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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GGKT (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service and excellent food thanks

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FromOutOfTown1655 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food as always

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Tanners (Toronto)
3.0  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.

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KWMum (Toronto)
5.0  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

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vipMomanddaughter (Toronto)
4.0  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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