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Borealis Grille & Bar

) #7 of 307 Restaurants in Guelph $$ - $$$ American, ,
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
+1 519-265-9007
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1388 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario N1L 1C8, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank roseCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Jaime444
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank fasttravelerMidwest
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch there recently with my family, although it wasn't terrible I was not impressed. My daughter and I both ordered the hamburger and it was very over cooked and dry and the fries were very soggy and not properly cooked. My youngest daughter...More

Thank brentconlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group. Everything was set up for us when we arrived. The menu was interesting. The server was really good. The food was excellent and well presented. Everyone in our party enjoyed the total experience. I would go back to eat there...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good food and nice patio. Enjoyed the local seasonal menu but did not think it was anything that exceptional and a bit over priced. The service was pretty bad, I had to go to the bar to ask for water and hot sauce as the...More

1  Thank Meghan B
BorealisGM, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Meghan, I am so sorry to hear that you had an underwhelming visit with us when you were here. We take pride in our local seasonal menu as well as our service and it seems that we missed the mark on your experience. I...More

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Questions & Answers
Maggie C
27 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, Breakfast, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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