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Babelfish Bistro

80 Macdonell St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z6, Canada
+1 519-826-6709
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Ranked #1 of 307 Restaurants in Guelph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $46
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bistro
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Babelfish Bistro features “upscale comfort foods” served in a cozy urban room, accompanied by excellent service. Compliment your meal with wines from our exceptional selection, followed by decadent house made desserts. We are the perfect size for private gatherings of 25 to 40. Reserve online with the "Reservation Widget" on the bottom of our home page up to 5 days in advance!
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is our "go-to" place in downtown Guelph for a meal in conjunction with a show/evening out. We have never been disappointed - the ambiance, service, menu selection and quality of food are reliably good. On our most recent visit I had Icelandic cod, which was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had.

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Elora, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a lovely little bistro in the heart of Guelph. The food is delicious and the wine list is very impressive. A hidden gem.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I wanted to go out and celebrate an achievement with our toddler and called babelfish and they accommodated us without a reservation. The service was fantastic and I had the monkfish. Honestly the best thing I've ever eaten! Had to refrain from licking my plate. Pricey but great for a night out.

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Rockwood, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had our anniversary diner here and as always the food was good and staff are always friendly and attentive. The shrimp fettuccine is excellent with extra large scampi and their tenderloin is delicious although this time it was cooked a little more than we had asked for. Prices seem higher than we remember so diner for 2 with a half... More

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Guelph, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We hadn't been to the Babelfish for quite some time. I don't know why we've stayed away. It was absolutely fantastic. The food was divine and the service impeccable. We had the escargot, the spinach and the house soup for appetizers - these were flawless. Dinner was shrimp fettuccine, the pasta special and the lamb special. Everything was delicious. For... More

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Guelph
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The service is impeccable as is the food. The daily specials are always an excellent choice. The regular menu has something for everyone. The desserts are scrumptious.

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Khajuraho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great dinner with terrific service and exceptional food. We were celebrating our son'graduation from Guelph. We had reserved the dinner from Vancouver several weeks ahead. We welcomed and made to feel right at home. The appetizers were excellent- spinach salad, fried brie were mouth watering. The Atlantic salmon (while Pacific) entree was cooked perfectly. Not cheap but... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to Guelph for father's day. I chose Babelfish Bistro because their menu had something for all the different taste all six of us have. Everyone raved about the food. I had the wild caught Hawaiian Wahoo, which was delicious and I only order wild caught fish, it was nice to see an exclusive and rare choice, I didn't... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Celebrating my mother-in-law's 60th birthday with a surprise party at Babelfish Bistro was definitely the best choice. The service was impeccable the food was exquisite. Serving over 35 plus and the lil ones can be a bit tricky, but everyone's food was served hot and the taste... delicious. We rented the entire restaurant for the day and it was definitely... More

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acton,ont. canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant lived up to all the reviews we read. The place is small and intimate. The food was excellent and the staff very professional. Their service was prompt, but not overbearing. Price would depict for us anyway that it would be a restaurant we would visit only... More

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