We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Babelfish Bistro

80 Macdonell St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z6, Canada
519-826-6709
Website
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #1 of 299 restaurants in Guelph
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $34
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!
Restaurant details
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!
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
    55
    14
    3
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've enjoyed dinner several times at Babelfish, every time our meal has been excellent and our server is always attentive but never in your face. We revisited again in early March and we love the Tuesday night "no corking fee" so we can bring our own wine for dinner! Perfect place for date night or out with some friends!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guelph, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Outstanding service, exquisite food and intimate setting, what more can I say. Heard a lot of good things before my wife and I went there, and they weren't exagerating. Our first visit we were treated like regulars and the food was absolutely outstanding. If you go to no other restaurant in Guelph, you really should go here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Place is a little small (holds aroud 35-40 at most) but if you book, you will be rewarded. Lobster bisque is exquisite, escargots too. Staff are pros. A definite hit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockwood, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Small restaurant downtown, can be noisy when crowded but food and service is always excellent. The food is consistently good and creative. Tuesdays you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee. We have been with friends for dinner here on several occasions, and Babel Fish has never let us down.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luxor
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent food, service with an intimate decor is hard to beat. We have never been disappointed with our dining experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went to the Babelfish bistro last week, and was pleasantly surprised. Wait staff was excellent, loved the escargot, also had the shrimp bisque for an app, was a little more tomato-y than creamy, but still good. Small place, but will go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Ontario
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Small restaurant downtown with lovely décor and attentive service. The food is consistently excellent. We have taken various out-of town friends to dinner here on several occasions, and Babel Fish has never let us down.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Having dined here several times I can say that Babelfish has the finest cuisine around town. The incredible ribs and my wifes favorite is the escargot. I especially enjoy the fresh bread and maple butter to start off the night. If your lookig for a well priced excellent meal, Babelfish is the one!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guelph, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It has been several years since we ate at the Bistro. Three couples get together quarterly for a nice dinner. We were not certain how we would rate Babel Fish as none of us had been there for some time, but we left collectively convinced that we had just had one of the best dining experiences we have had in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We decided to go out with a few other couples for an early dinner on New Year's Eve, and made a reservation at Babelfish. It had been years since I had been there and will certainly be back sooner this time. I don't normally order salmon at a restaurant, as I usually find it too dry, and it seldom comes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Babelfish Bistro also viewed

Guelph, Ontario
 

Been to Babelfish Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Babelfish Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing