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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Toronto, Canada
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197 reviews 197 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Bijou offers delicious, well-cooked and well thought- out meals. An amuse-bouche of pate is light, delectable and promises that the rest of our food will be delicious.I order an interesting beginning salad of heirloom tomatoes, bacon-wrapped scallions on argula. I really enjoy a new take on the beautiful tomatoes of the summer. it's light but the bacon makes a difference.... More

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Rochester, NY
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185 reviews 185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The diverse menu is completely on a chalkboard near the entrance. The place has a very nice relaxed feel (note that the entrance is not on the street, but access rather is from the parking lot behind the restaurant). Dinner at 5:30 gave us ample time to enjoy the food and lovely service and still easily make an 8:00 curtain.... More

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Wayland MA, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went two nights in a row to Bijou, which has a chalkboard menu of beautifully prepared and presented dishes. "Sharkuterie" and a goat cheese/tiny eggplant/mushroom salad were among the appetizers. Superb venison and trout among the entrees. A decent but not terrific wine list featuring Niagara region wines.

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Amstelveen
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here on several occasions and our visit in early July was just as pleasant as the other times. I cannot imagine that the other 17 restaurants currently above Bijou in Trip Advisor are superior to this. Their food is creative and delicious, and the selection of wines by the glass is also well done. I was pleasantly surprised... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The new chef is imaginative, the portions generous, the food beautifully presented and the staff always interesting and attentive.

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