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Borealis Grille & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“turkey burger” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and love that this place is environmentally conscious. I had the elk and pork tourtiere and my co-worker has steak frites. Both were plate lickingly good. Oh, and kombucha cocktails. Yum! Will be back when I next am in Guelph to visit this...More

Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can’t go wrong with Borealis. Nice atmosphere, pleasant service and good local food. One of the best restaurants in Guelph.

Thank Jack494916
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed several outings at Borealis Kitchener so for a small (7) family get together for a birthday lunch (mentioned on the Open Table reservation but not acknowledged in any way by the restaurant), we decided on the Guelph location as it was more...More

Thank H20looan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice environment, friendly staff good menu. What more could you ask! Give it a try and ask for Nina!

Thank FredLRI
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Fred, Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your lunch with Nina and hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Great food & beer & all local. The place has a good vibe & waitress was very friendly. I would defiantly go back if I am on that side of town.

Thank Jimmysvp
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Jimmy, Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you had a great experience at Borealis Guelph. We look forward to seeing you next time you stop by!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Because my first 2 visits to Borealis were pretty good, my husband and I decided to go again for our 'date night'. To avoid disappointment, he called for a reservation before, which was surprisingly not a seamless process. He asked for a booth, and it...More

4  Thank jaaaj2016
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Had a wonderful lunch here today. Our server Tamara was amazing - explained items on the menu very thoroughly so we knew exactly what we were ordering. Our food was excellent. I had the buttermilk fried chicken which was amazing and creme brulee for dessert....More

Thank Sandye M
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Sandy, We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch and received amazing service from Tamara. We pride ourselves on delivering a great dining experience while valuing our local farmers and environment. Thank you for stopping by, see you next time!

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had planned to go to an old Pub that we had been to but it was packed and VERY noisy as it was St. Patrick's day. Our friend suggested Borealis and am I glad that he did! We got there at about 4pm and...More

Thank Kmrbsc
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello there, Everything happens for a reason! We are so glad you stumbled across our restaurant on St. Patricks Day and enjoyed your evening with friends! We hope you'll be back to try our new Spring menu!

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Out for date night with the wife. Had a reservation and they sat us right away. Have to say the server was very nice but took too long to come to our table and only came a couple times during our meal. Seemed a bit...More

Thank Kevin M
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that your service was below the standards we uphold. Please email me at megallen.borealis@gmail.com to discuss this further. We would love the opportunity to make things right.

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Dora even remembered us from a trip 3 months before, what a memory. Had the black bean and quinoa burger, the turkey burger and the angus burger, all were good. The coffee was good and the service was best, thank you Dora

Thank Zappafan5797
Borealis G, Guest Relations Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for visiting Borealis Guelph and we are so pleased that Dora left you with such a memorable experience. We really appreciate the great feedback and we 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
25 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
US$ 12 - US$ 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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