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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 315 Restaurants in Guelph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $44
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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English first
Waterloo, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This bistro is classy yet casual with excellent service. We had the mussels to start -one of us had them with the thai coconut sauce and the other with the tomato/garlic/wine and both were delicious. My roast chicken with honey cream sauce with cashews was wonderful and the flavours worked well together plus the garlic mashed potatoes were very good... More

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Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have had more than few meals here and no one has been even slightly disappointed. The fish specials have been the best I have ever had. The prices will not strip you nor will you disappointed with the service and atmosphere. Enjoy.

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were looking for a unique restaurant for our anniversary and had walked past Babelfish Bistro a few days before and thought this would be a great opportunity for us to try it out. We were so thrilled with the atmosphere, service and food. Richard, who I believe is the owner and maître d took care of us and made... More

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Guelph
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have been going to Babelfish for many, many years, long before the renovation and even when I had to drive over 50 miles. Rich and his staff are personable, upbeat and good at what they do. I have never had a meal I didn't like. if you sign up to become a V.I.P. member you will get special offers... More

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Guelph, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Three girlfriends and I dined there on Sept 30. The ambience is really nice, the service was attentive and the food was the best we tasted in Guelph in a long time!!! Their wine selection is good and reasonably priced. Will definitely be going back soon. Vionna M

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Babelfish Bistro

Address: 80 Macdonell St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-826-6709
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
Average Prices: USD 31 - 44
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bistro

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