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Borealis Grille & Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish tacos” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a find - which I stumbled across looking for a spot 30 minutes from Cambridge and 30 minutes from Erin. What a pleasant, satisfying experience. The atmosphere is cosy, welcoming and upbeat without being chaotic. The servers were professional yet friendly and...More

1  Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience at Borealis. The service was really good and I was very impressed with meal I had. I ordered the duck confit which was amazing - the combination of flavours and textures was perfect. Love that the food is locally sourced too!

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the 28 Day Aged Striploin, the most expensive item on the menu. Interior was a perfect medium rare, but for that price the least you could do is sear it. I'm not even sure how you manage to grill a steak without even getting...More

Thank BoBartyBart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a scenic drive from Waterloo for dinner with family. The place was busy and it was a weeknight. The menu was the deciding factor to go here for dinner - it had some really interesting combinations and love their commitment to locally sourced...More

Thank Andrea S
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Andrea! Thank you for such a great review, and for choosing us based on our deliciously local menu. I am so glad each guest enjoyed their meal and that you also received wonderful service. We are proud of our local sourcing and our fantastic...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped off friends at home who live in Guelph. On our way back home to Toronto, we passed by Borealis Grill & Bar. We've driven past it a few times before but never had a chance to pop in for lunch or dinner. Last...More

Thank Torontoteacherdude
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello!! Thank you for leaving such a fantastic review. You certainly touched on many things we are proud of, including taking extra care when families come in. It sounds like you got the full Borealis experience and I am thrilled to read about how wonderful...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here after having it recommend to us. The food didn't look fresh. Nachos were so dry and not good at all. Fish and chips were dark in color and didn't taste well. Chicken burger was nothing special. I was expecting a much better...More

1  Thank roseCanada
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your most experience. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy any of the food you ordered. Some of the items you ordered are our most popular sellers, I...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and service, always consistent. I highly recommend for any occasion. Fish tacos and sangria are my personal favourites.

Thank Jaime444
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jaime! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Hope to see you on the patio again soon for some fish tacos and sangria!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Have been here pretty often, excellent food and what is special about this restaurant is the emphasis on local content. What a nice place. Located conveniently in the south end of the city, great food, lots of local beer!!

Thank Canuck6005
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for choosing us for your celebration, and for leaving us such a great review. I am really happy to hear that you come often and that you enjoy each experience! Who doesn't love local beer!? See you again soon!!

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had an uncomfortable experience here. Waited 10 min. to be seated while available tables sat empty. Saw no "reserved" signs on these tables. After being seated, we (party of 3) sat another 15 min., ignored, as the server took the orders of the table...More

Thank m p
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear that you had such a disappointing experience the last time you visited. I can assure you that what happened during your visit is not how we run our restaurant. I would really like an opportunity to discuss this with...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Accessible entrance with automatic doors, nice easy access tables, friendly and competent said staff, good menu and reasonable price.

Thank fasttravelerMidwest
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for such a great review! Happy to hear you enjoyed the menu and the friendly service, hope to see you again soon!!

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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
26 March 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 20
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, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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 St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-265-9007
  • E-mail
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