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Bijou

105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
519-273-5000
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Ranked #18 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Canadian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Bijou has long been a favorite restaurant in Stratford. Aaron and Bronwen made it an incredibly good experience - his food was terrific and she always remembered us, even if we only came once a year. This past year has offered two less than stellar evenings, though, now that it has changed hands. It starts with the greeting - no... More

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Stratford, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I can't believe Bijou is not top of the list. We dined there last night. Very attentive service, knowledgable wine pairing advice was just the start. The food makes you want to close your eyes, to allow your taste buds full control over all the beautiful flavours happening in your mouth. That's the first time in years I have experienced... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we were pleased with the choices and the food, but the restaurant was noisy and the staff appeared harried. the choices are on a blackboard and constantly changing so you have to go up and check it from time to time, and the place is quite narrow!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had dinner at Bijou last Saturday night before going to the Stratford Festival. The wait staff was attentive and provided helpful recommendations on that night's menu. Both of us enjoyed our selections very much. For my main I chose the scallops which were cooked perfectly. My only criticism is that the accompanying vegetables were rather sparse and there was no... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have dined at the Bijou several times in the past and have considered it a fine dining establishment. This time, the only thing that was "fine dining" was the $168.00 charge for the two of us. My wife's salad offering was a couple of braised eggplant slices covered with sprouts and a glob of goat cheese. My tuna and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Bijou continues to delight in terms of their food. We had excellent flank steak and rainbow trout entrees, and everything that was served around us looked equally good. Service was prompt, especially for pre-theatre dining. Lovely hideaway location. But they have a problem which will only increase over time as the population ages. I understand the French blackboard system for... More

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Prince Edward County, Ontario
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great food, good atmosphere, good and friendly service. The downside is that the menu is on a very large blackboard that diners must leave their seat to read. This is particularly uncomfortable if you are seated in the back dining room as you must sort of wedge yourself between the board and a table of diners. We will go back... More

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Toronto, ON
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have been dining at the Bijoux each time we visit Stratford for 10 years and we have never been disappointed with our meals - everything meets our expectations +++++ We have taken all our family to dine there and they have been equally impressed with the atmosphere, the food and the manner of the staff. We love the "farm... More

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London Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Hard to find but once you do you will not be disappointed. Menu is blackboard and I imagine it changes daily. Had the pickeral and my wife had Sea Bream. Both were excellent.Excellent wines and the server was very knowledgable. Young boy serving bread and clean up was very nice. We will return as we do a Stratford trip yearly.

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Southfield, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Pricey but worth every penny. My Scallops were among the best I've ever eaten. Highly recommend the late(8:00pm) seating...quieter and more personal attention. I'm told lunch is a real value!

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