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Babelfish Bistro

80 Macdonell St., Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z6, Canada
519-826-6709
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Ranked #1 of 307 restaurants in Guelph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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!
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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
Guelph
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Ontario
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

It's been some time since I'd visited but a birthday celebration seemed like a good reason to return here. The mussels with white wine sauce were top-notch. My strip loin cooked to perfection and tasty. My wife went for the ribs. She really enjoyed them. Visit was mid-week and the place wasn't crowded although we had made the precaution of... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My (now) wife and I have been long time fans of Babelfish. We were thrilled when they were able to accomidate our recent wedding. We had 33 guests and had the restaurant for the evening. Rich and his staff were very helpful throughout the process allowing us a wide range of options for the meal. The service and ambiance were... More

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The proprietor Rich always greets you at the door and ensures you have a wonderful experience. From food, to atmosphere, to price, this is one of my "go to" places when dining out in Guelph

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is pleasant and filling dinner, a wonderful place for a special dinner! We have dined here several times and it has always been up to standards. Save space for dessert. Limited seating so call for reservations so you are not disappointed. It is the best food in the city!

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Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Food, service, atmosphere.......amazing! Absolutely will be dining there again! Suggest anyone looking for a great foodie experience try Babelfish Bistro without hesitation!

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