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The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, ON
The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, ON
The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, ON
The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, ON
The Bauer Kitchen, Waterloo, ON

The Bauer Kitchen

4.7
4.7
3577 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Bauer Kitchen is an energetic up-market 'bistro' set in a SoHo inspired, restored felt factory.

Chef Katherine Therriault & Chef Riley Smith have assembled a spectacular menu of classic items prepared with the freshest local ingredients. An extensive ‘wine by the glass’ menu has been created by our sommelier to pair perfectly with each menu item.

If your desired reservation time is unavailable, call us directly at 519-772-0790.

Always walk-in friendly. Please pay us a visit when in the Kitchener & Waterloo area.

We look forward to showing you a memorable experience!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (519) 772-0790
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Todd Clarmo
  • Catering
    The Bauer Bakery Cafe offers a delectable selection of gourmet trays, fresh salads and scrumptious desserts for your next event! <br /><br />Visit www.bauerbakery.ca for our bakery, house-made quiche and sandwich selections.
  • Private party facilities
    The Bauer Kitchen has 1 private room & 1 semi-private room that take advantage of the industrial aspects while providing a warm and approachable atmosphere for any group dining occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Steinberg: (519) 880-8354
  • Neighborhood
    Waterloo
  • Cross street
    Allen St.
  • Parking details
    Parking is plentiful! Stay warm and dry in our underground parking facility. Visit our website for a parking map: www.charcoalgroup.ca. For restaurant location, click on the map link under our picture on the left of your screen. Two marked parking spots are available for curbside pick up, along the fence adjacent to the parking garage entrance.
  • Public transit
    Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary American

  • Southern Ontario

    Most Booked

3,580 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really energetic place, great service and very good food overall.. wife thought the pizza was outstanding and the Eggs Benny was elevated!

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  2. TomA

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Other than being a little loud, very great atmosphere and service. Food was very good.

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  3. SimoneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was an amazing meal and the service excellent. A little loud for me but it did not take away from the exceptional birthday dinner

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  4. KimS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not disappointed! Great food, incredible service!

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  5. GerryC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As indicated on the reservation, it was my wife's birthday, and we told our server, but we did not get a birthday dessert as we have in the past.
    The Bauer KitchenResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Gerry, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I am very sorry to hear this as it is our standard to offer the complimentary birthday dessert for birthday celebrations. I would love to further discuss this if you could reach out to cdemanbey@charcoalgroup.ca I look forward to hearing from you!

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  6. KarenL

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited The Bauer Kitchen to celebrate my husband's birthday. Was quick and easy to book a reservation online, two weeks in advance. Arrived at reservation time and were seated immediately. We opted for the bartender's choice of what was on tap, which was Three Ring Circus from Block 3 Brewing just down the road in St. Jacob's. Despite it being an 8.9% beer, it was very tasty and did not taste like a beer that strong. Excellent selection, bartender! We started with the crispy fried brussels sprouts, which were the star of the meal. Perfectly crisped and seasoned, served with housemade fried chips and a garlic aioli, these were nothing short of delightful. Our mains were the Szechuan seared tuna bowl and the plant-based fried chick'n sandwich (with a side of sweet potato wedges). The tuna bowl was a great mix of ingredients. The sushi rice, veggies, and mango paired with the high quality piece of tuna, seared to perfection was "just awesome" in my husband's words. The plant-based fried chick'n sandwich was tasty as well. The housemade bread&butter pickles were a nice touch. The only thing I didn't enjoy about it was the bun to filling ratio. It seemed like a lot of bun, but was still very good and I would order it again. Our waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. He double-checked that there were no allergies once I ordered off the plant-based menu. At the end of our meal, he brought out a lovely complimentary slice of carrot cake for us to enjoy for my husband's birthday, which was a nice and appreciated surprise. Our food came out quickly despite how busy the restaurant became over the dinner rush. Looking forward to returning to The Bauer Kitchen in the near future!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable event, nice for brunch/ breakfast. A little noisy and near the door so cool. Service and food was good . With tip $37 per person for brunch so pricy.

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  8. mlsen

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! One small hiccup was a wrong salad was brought to the table.
    The Bauer KitchenResponded on April 8, 2024
    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that overall, your visit was enjoyable. However, we apologize for the small hiccup regarding the incorrect salad that was brought to your table. Ensuring accuracy and consistency in our service is paramount to us, and we will address this issue with our team to prevent such occurrences in the future. Your feedback is invaluable to us as we continually strive to enhance our guests' experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon for another great dining experience!

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  9. VictoriaK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic vibe and ambiance, with phenomenal food and great staff.

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  10. andreem

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner, a bit on the noisy and hard to have a conversation nut good vibes all around.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Bauer Kitchen using the Order Online button. The Bauer Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 772-0790.

The Bauer Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 3577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Bauer Kitchen

187 King St., Waterloo, ON N2J 1R1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Allen St.
  • Neighborhood
    Waterloo
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is plentiful! Stay warm and dry in our underground parking facility. Visit our website for a parking map: www.charcoalgroup.ca. For restaurant location, click on the map link under our picture on the left of your screen. Two marked parking spots are available for curbside pick up, along the fence adjacent to the parking garage entrance.
  • Public transit
    Route 7 and the iExpress both go right by our door - and soon the ION!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Todd Clarmo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (519) 772-0790
  • Catering
    The Bauer Bakery Cafe offers a delectable selection of gourmet trays, fresh salads and scrumptious desserts for your next event! <br /><br />Visit www.bauerbakery.ca for our bakery, house-made quiche and sandwich selections.
  • Private party facilities
    The Bauer Kitchen has 1 private room & 1 semi-private room that take advantage of the industrial aspects while providing a warm and approachable atmosphere for any group dining occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Steinberg: (519) 880-8354
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