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Borealis Grille & Bar

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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11:30 - 23:00
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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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Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best choice. Try the blackened fish, absolutely great, the B52 outstanding. We returned all the way from Newmarket for the outstanding food and service.

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Thank hedyl53
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

love the local food menu, local craft beers and stories about farmers feeding us! Pictures of farms and farm families help connect you with your meal ... great food, great service

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

Nice to hear from you Martin! Glad you noticed our emotional connection to our farmers and suppliers here at the restaurant. We hope to inspire our guests to take an active interest in where there meal is coming from so thank you for mentioning that! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! More 

Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent & not too pricey. Easy access to get to the restaurant. Very cosy atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive. Will definitely return to Borealis and highly recommend the place.

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

Thanks Dennis L for taking the time to send us some love! Glad you have enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to have you back into see us! Your support is greatly appreciated! Cheers! More 

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely recommend Borealis ... my wife and kids also love it there! We are impressed with the quality of the food and service each time we go. It is a great option for a vegan, vegetarian or those who like ethically raised, quality, local meat. Great atmosphere and patio for the summer. It's worth a try!

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

Thank you for your kind words! Amazing to hear we are a hit for your whole family! We do try and accommodate as many dietary requirements and restrictions as we can, to ensure a great experience for all guests joining us. We are also looking forward to patio season! Hopefully that is sooner than later! Bring your family back to... More 

Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the restaurant side was slow, it took 25min to get our drinks! Their mains are delicious though on the small side...make sure to order appetizers (beet and goat cheese salad was great)...the food was brought to us 70min after sitting down. Way too slow if you have kids... and too slow if you expect your drink order to... More 

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Thank johnpE8284MC
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting a review and letting us know about your experience. Long wait times in certainly not what we aim for and it is unfortunate to hear there has been more than one occasion you experienced that. It is nice to hear the food you received you did enjoy, and thank you for acknowledging our concepts. We have... More 

Puslinch, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trendy restaurant with healthy food options. Plenty of local food options Portion sizes are on the small side and prices on the higher side. Other than that a decent place for healthy lunch option.

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

Thank you for taking the time to send us a review! We love hearing from all our guests regarding their experiences here at the restaurant. We do try and provide healthy options on the menu without sacrificing creativity or flavours. So thank you for your kind words. Our menu items are very much inspired by what we can source local... More 

london
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was meeting a friend who I hadn't seen in a longtime and I arrived a bit early. A very friendly gentleman greater me at the door and when I told him about my plans he not only showed me to my suggested a quieter spot where we could enjoy some long overdue conversation. He also showed us the date... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! Catering to our guests needs is incredibly important to us and we are glad we were able to make your visit with your long lost friend a good one. Date Night is so popular and a wonderful excuse to get out in the middle of the week. We can not wait to... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love that its local. Decent food but couldn't eat the chocolate mousse dessert (too bitter and hard). The waitress not so nicely made a point of telling me that ALL mousses are made with bitter chocolate and I should be known (its advertised as chocolate ganache mousse). I felt so embarrassed and that experience does not make me want to... More 

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Thank kiricat22
BorealisGM, Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this review

We are so sorry that we missed the mark on your recent visit to Borealis. We strive to provide excellent service throughout the entire guest experience, from the moment they walk in the front door, until the moment they leave, it is unfortunate we left you feeling unhappy with your experience. It sounds as though you enjoyed your dinner, but... More 

Guelph, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us went this Saturday night- I will be in no rush to return, due to a variety of issues. Firstly, it took around 20 minutes after the drink order was placed for our party of 7 to receive our drinks. We asked our server about the mojito with cider and she recommended it, we were very unsatisfied.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Borealis. We truly value the opinions of our guests, and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide the best food, beverages, and service to leave guests happy with their experience. We are always working to improve the means to which our service... More 

Guelph, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with someone that required some extra room, they went out of there way to accommodate for a wheelchair. It was a great tasting lunch and would go back again

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Thank C A

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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 St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, 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?