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Borealis Grille & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1388 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 23:30 - 10:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have gone here a number of times. I asked if the onion soup had dehydrated onions they said nope fresh...they were NOT fresh. I found out it is packaged. I suffered all night because of it. We had a Christmas party there and the bar was not stocked, we were shoved in a corner and everytime we ordered rounds... More 

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Thank Alison i
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Alison, Thank you for your review. We would love to hear more about your experience. We have not had onion soup on the menu for over a year now, we always make our soups fresh in house, it is not part of our daily practice to use pre-packaged anything. It would be helpful to know when you dined with... More 

Toronto
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our recent visit to Borealis. What got us is the "social conscience" they seem to have with their creed of everything being local and sustainably sourced. The food was excellent and the serving staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is great and is very warm. The staff could be constantly seen cleaning and ensuring that every guest... More 

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

Hi petedavid, Your kind words means so much to our team, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of your recent dining experience here! We offer our staff regular opportunities to learn about our menu items, preparation methods, and the sources of our ingredients, so we are thrilled to hear that our attentive staff could... More 

Guelph, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good food and awesome stuff. a place to revisit. if is a good game on TV is place to relax, have a beer and enjoy the game.

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

Hi nick m, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled when our guests choose to revisit us! We agree, Borealis is always an exciting place when there is a good game on TV! We recently showed the Superbowl on the big screen projector in our dining room and had lots of fun... More 

Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food plus good atmosphere.Can't wait for good weather to sit outside.The area outside is a favorite with our family and friends

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

Hi macdonaldjames, Thanks so much for joining us recently and for sharing your positive dining experience. We are also excited for the warm weather to return so we can open up the patio once again. Hope to see you, your family and friends in again soon! Kindest regards, -Your Borealis team More 

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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wednesday Date Night special offered by Borealis is reason enough to return! Started with the shared Bruschetta Flatbread, which was delicious and fresh. I chose the Honey Cajun Chicken, which, along with the potato salad and cornbread, was fantastic! My boyfriend order the Brisket Platter, which he really enjoyed as well. Although I was completely stuffed, the dessert was... More 

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Thank SJean_995
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi SJean_995, Our Wednesday Date Night special is very popular, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience so much that you took the time to write such a kind review. Your high recommendation to others means so much to our team. We hope to have you back soon - since your boyfriend enjoyed the Pulled Beef Brisket... More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated our parents 60th anniversary in December. Had the back room all to ourselves. Everything was great! The server was personable and professional. The food was really good! We were given lots of time to enjoy dinner and chat over coffee and dessert. Not rushed at all. It was a great evening all around! Thank you Borealis!

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

Hi Sherri W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your experience. We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate such a momentous occasion in our wine cellar, and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to having you back to dine again soon.... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointing experience with this obviously popular restaurant. The service was below average from an attention standpoint, and even after a complaint about an obviously overcooked serving of beef that was almost uneatable ($26), there was no attempt by management to resolve the matter or make some minor accommodation. For $170 for 3, we like a nice meal experience. This... More 

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Thank ExtremelyMental
Toronto
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and drinks right in the heart of great shopping convenience. Try their version of a Moscow Mule with ginger - you won't be disappointed. Date night on Wednesdays for good eats at a great price and bring your own wine! Awesome summer destination!

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Thank HA-Trainer
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi HA-Trainer, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us such great feedback! We are pleased to find that you love the Moscow Mule as much as we do! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers More 

Toronto, Canada
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420 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to subject this place to an unfair trial. We had a meeting to get to (about Sustain Ontario's food and nutrition strategy of all things) and only had 3 minutes to get in and out of here. Not a nice thing to do to a place like this, because local food values have something slow about them. However,... More 

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Thank wayne300944
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi wayne300944, We are very grateful for your kind words and feedback from your recent visit at Borealis! We are a group that understands the need to be flexible and are always happy to help our customers when tight for time. It is fantastic to hear that we were able to provide you a lovely lunch in a timely manner.... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dine out frequently in Guelph and have been to Borealis a number of times over the past few years. We visited recently in mid January for a late lunch. The food is always hot and delicious. On this visit we had the fish and chips, and a couple of burgers with regular fires and sweet potato fries. Fish was... More 

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Thank 136JanC
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Hi 136JanC, Thank you very much for your insightful review from your experiences while dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the fish and chips and our delicious burgers! I do apologize that we have fallen short and missed our mark regarding consistent, excellent service. We appreciate your constructive criticisms regarding this area of your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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?