Give Back Mondays


Appetizer Feature
$5 off any appetizer and we will donate $1 towards a feature charity.*
* with a minimum of an entrée

Together Tuesdays


Two Things We Love Together
Two can dine for $55. *
* see our Together Tuesday menu

Wine Wednesdays


25% off our Wine Selection
Spend girls night at Proof with a glass of wine ... or a bottle.*
* some conditions may apply

$7 Thursdays


Cocktail Feature for $7.
Join us in our #LiquidKitchen for a hand crafted cocktail.

Social Fridays


Free bar snacks from 4-6pm.
Start your weekend off with #SocialFridays in our lounge.

Chef Select Saturdays


Chef Feature
Join us every Saturday for a chef selected feature.

Low 'N' Slow Sundays


Slow Cooked Chef Feature
Let us do the cooking while you enjoy the family. A chef driven roast feature every Sunday.

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  • The Barrel Yards
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  • 110 Erb Street West
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  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • N2L 6C2
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  • 519-208-3333
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  • Parking via Erb Street
    (at both ends of the building)

Located in UpTown Waterloo’s historic Barrel Yards, Proof Kitchen & Lounge restaurant offers an upscale contemporary dining experience coupled with a menu that reflects a dedication to using thoughtfully chosen ingredients with a local and world conscious initiative – we make good choices. From breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner to late night to weekends, our menu is complemented by expertly crafted cocktails, a renowned wine list, and a great selection of local craft beers. The setting for all this is a space that will delight the senses and create a perfect backdrop to every occasion.

Meet Our Team

Laura Umbrio  General Manager

Meet Laura, she considers herself to be not only the GM of Proof, but also the official dessert taster of the restaurant. Laura started bartending in University and couldn’t believe that serving food & wine could also pay the bills! She expanded her culinary career while working at Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants for the last 10 years. Laura is happiest being immersed in a team of individuals who are buzzing to try the Chef’s newest creation! Her and her husband relocated to Waterloo region 5 years ago to allow their children to grow up in close proximity to green space, farms and producers. She is the lucky mother of 2 very energetic boys and the wife of her own personal Chef!
lumbrio@proofwaterloo.com

Jeritt Raney  Executive Chef

We are happy to introduce our Executive Chef, Jeritt Raney. Chef Jeritt Raney was born in the small town of Tobermory, Ontario. At an early age Jeritt worked alongside his father at the family fishing business. This is where he was shown the importance of fresh ingredients. Over the years his passion for food and the culinary arts grew to a career in hospitality holding various positions such as Executive Chef at The Royal Canadian Military Institute, Cobble Beach Golf Links and Sous Chef for Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants. Chef Jeritt aims to bring his passion and excitement to Proof Kitchen & Lounge, showcasing the local bounty of the Waterloo Region.

Dem Neumann  Banquet Chef

Meet Dem, he started his career dishwashing in Williams Lake BC. After completing his apprenticeship at Wild Rice Restaurant in Vancouver, he spent the next 12 years climbing the Hotel ladder to Sous Chef, Senior Sous Chef and Executive Chef. Dem wanted to be a part of the Proof project from the moment he heard it was being built. He is looking forward to learning from his talented new colleagues and continuing to grow the Proof brand.

Dem loves running in his spare time and spending days with family. He enjoys cooking Indian food, and one day hopes to travel to India!

Dave Kobak  Manager

The story about Dave began when he was conceived while his parents were touring the vineyards of the Bordeaux region of France in the early seventies. While it can't be proven that this was the beginning of his passion for fine wines and rich soft cheeses, it is probably a safe bet. Raised in Waterloo, from a young age Dave's desire to wallow in his own corpulence shone through. Whether relaxing with a cigar and single malt whiskey or spending his evenings hunting for truffles, Dave brings passion and drive to everything he does. Tragically, his promising career as an interpretive Jazz dancer was cut short due to unwillingness to give up Hollandaise sauce. He has now extended that love for the finest of pleasures to his position at Proof. Drawn by the promise of Waterloo's next great culinary hot spot, Dave is lending his skills and experience to ensure that Proof follows the trail blazed by local institutions like BlackBerry and Oktoberfest straight to international prominence​.

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We had an amazing time at our Tiki Party on Saturday! Tweet us your pictures! #ProofKW #ProofTikiParty

Chef Jeritt serving up succulent pig roast on our patio #tiki #kwawesome #pigroast #cheflife
Chef Jeritt serving up succulent pig roast on our patio #tiki #kwawesome #pigroast #cheflife

CONTACT US

110 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario

519-208-3333

Please allow us 24 hours to get back to you. To make a reservation, you can book online now here or call us directly. For immediate responses, please call us directly.