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Borealis Grille & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 23:30 - 10:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Guelph, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a great meal, friendly service. I like that the food is almost all locally sourced. There are two different areas to eat. The dining room and the bar area. The bar area is a little more relaxed but I believe the menu is the same. A great family restaurant but also good for business lunches or a meal out... More 

Thank LesleyFlam
Caledon, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yesterday my wife and I returned to this restaurant for an early dinner. Again, the food, service and surroundings were excellent. Our meals were there faster than in any restaurant I have visited. When the waitress was clearing our table at the conclusion of the meal she dropped my knife and fork. No damage done, of course, but she was... More 

Thank michaelB1817RP
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my boyfriend for the Wednesday date night. We had the cheddar jalapeno dip to start, which was really yummy. The corn chips were surprisingly good as well. I usually don't like hard chips with my dip but they were great. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it was the most delicious pasta I've ever had. It... More 

Thank Dana M
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night with my son's hockey team. The food and service were spectacular. This place never let's me down. Highly recommended

Thank Tim B
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very polite n professional hostess n server (kelly). casual but upscale presentation. helped wife with alt menu. suggested 3 beer taster for me. entrees were varied and enticing. deserts were smallish but really tasty! we will be back!

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Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For something different for lunch and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Borealis is a great choice. There is a variety of food options to choose from and the staff are friendly and attentive. It's also one of the few places where you can sit, relax and talk with your lunch companions without feeling rushed or pressured by staff to leave.... More 

Thank Donna4102014
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Donna4102014, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your experience here at Borealis! We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Keep an eye out for our new fall/winter menu that we are launching this week, and be sure to let us know what you think. Cheers More 

Lorsch, Germany
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went here as a party of 4, and we were all really looking forward to our first visit after all the rave reviews we had heard about this place. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Once we were seated and presented the menus we were told that one of the options on the seasonal menu was not... More 

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BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi ChemicalJen, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. I have sent you a personal message to discuss your experience further. I look forward to hearing back from you. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation...got seated after 10 minutes of waiting. It took ten minutes to see a waitperson, and it took an hour and a half to get our food. It was busy but not swamped. Pretty pathetic. Don't think we'll waste our time on this again. Wake up Bob D.! Very disappointed.

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BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your thoughts after dining with us. We really try to be as timely as possible with all of our guests. Long wait times for meals is obviously not what we aim for here. Having unsatisfied guests in the restaurant is not good for anyone and we are trying to provide a... More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I dined here with colleagues from work on a business trip, and it was excellent. We showed up on "Date Night Wednesday" without a reservation, but it was only about 10 minutes before a table was available, and the service remained good the entire time. The food was incredible, and the dessert size was perfect (and priced proportional) to give... More 

Thank David E
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much David E for your kind review! Date night is a very popular promotion we run and it is so nice to hear you enjoyed yourself! We cannot wait to have you back! Cheers! More 

Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friend and I dropped in earlier this week and thought we'd give Borealis another try after a few misses. Maybe October is not the time for my friend and I to drop into Borealis as, once again, it just didn't quite hit the mark. (My friend on this trip was also with me last October when I reviewed it.)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?