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Borealis Grille & Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“turkey burger” (9 reviews)
“fish tacos” (13 reviews)
“arugula salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ordered thanksgiving dinner to take out. It was a generous, tasty meal. The mix of dark and white meet was perfect with a nice mix of roasted vegetables. All local food, and you can taste the difference.More

Thank smak1964
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for the review and for choosing to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast! I was lucky enough to have turkey here all weekend. We got our Turkeys from Hayters farm in Dashwood Ontario and I would agree with you that you can taste the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was incredible, tasty and local, the drinks were lovely and the service was excellent! The wait staff went above and beyond with their service and were very friendly. The food was reasonable priced and the portions were a good size. Really enjoyed the...More

Thank Beth G
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Beth! It is so nice to hear feedback from out guests especially when they are so positive. Sounds like you had the true Borealis experience with great local food, drinks and service! I am glad you will be back and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy with the fresh home cooked food. It has great wings. The price is good and they try to use locally produced food where they can. I like that when you eat here you are helping the local farms in our area.More

Thank Ray D
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ray! Thank you for the review! We always appreciate feedback from our guests and love it when they appreciate our support of local farms. We do have great wings, and on Tuesdays we have a $10 wing special, and $6 craft beers, hopefully we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience was great. The Waitress was excellent!! Tamara was experienced, friendly and was able to suggest different items for us. The food she suggested was excellent and her timing on things was right on. We live in the downtown area, so frequently walk to your...More

Thank bgsg2017
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! What a fabulous review! Tamara is certainly a star on our front of house team, I will be sure to congratulate her on providing exceptional service! Thank you for taking the time to visit us in the South end! We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dinner and all ordered different things. The food was very tasty and portion sizes were just right! The place was packed which was surprising since it was a Wednesday night (considered date night!).More

Thank jhutchin2016
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a nice review. Glad you had the opportunity to try several different items and that you enjoyed each one! We do a special 3 course menu on Wednesday for date night and often...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night with our granddaughter. The staff were outstanding, helpful and had the exact right mixture of attentiveness and leaving us to finish at our leisure. My husband and I both had the same experience with our food - very ordinary. The...More

Thank cmack51
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Our restaurant strives to provide excellent service and food. I am happy to hear that we were able to provide you with the service part but disappointed to hear we missed the mark on your meals. I hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've dined at the Borealis in Kitchener many times but this was the first time we had a a meal at the Guelph Borealis. The occasion, our grand-daughter's medical college admission results. We enjoyed the local food and once again I had the opportunity to...More

Thank MagOiraightaig
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Congratulations to your grand daughter on her medical college admission results! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. I am glad you enjoyed our local food and beer, and especially pleased to hear you also had excellent service. I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prefer to eat in the bar vs restaurant. Bar food is better. Service very good as is the atmosphere. Not a fan of the dining room menu everything seems to have a base ingredient of booze, although food is very good and use local ingredients.More

Thank Mags M
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mags, Thank you for the review! I am happy to hear that you enjoy the service atmosphere and food here at Borealis! I would love an opportunity to chat with you about some of your feedback, at your convenience could you please contact me...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a business meeting at Borealis Guelph. It was a pleasant experience. Food was yummy, reasonably sized portions and fresh. We sat outside as the weather was phenomenal. I had a salad and my guest had a sandwich. Service was great. Only a few...More

Thank dellesol
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello! I am sorry that we did not have all the ingredients for the salad you ordered, and that we didn't get the order right the first time, I am however happy to hear that we were able to fix it for you in a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Guelph scouting out apts for rent and decided to try somewhere different. We normally try to avoid chain restaurants but decided to give Borealis a try and we were glad we did. My wife had the chicken tacos with...More

Thank Douglas A
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Douglas, Thank you for giving us a try! We are part of a small company called the Neighbourhood Group and all 4 restaurants in the company use local ingredients and make as much of our products from scratch as we can. Glad you noticed...More

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Questions & Answers
Maggie C
28 March 2017|
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Response from Donna4102014 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant buys their food locally and has a range of food options. I would recommend going onto the Borealis website where there is more information including the menu options which will hopefully give you a better... More
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goldenboy1947
26 March 2016|
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Response from Neil R | Property representative |
Our menu is available on our website. We look forward to seeing you at the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007
  • E-mail
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