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.
105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
519-273-5000
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

162 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    88
    45
    17
    9
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Fabulous salads and desserts. My husband's entree was acceptable but my fish was overdone. We had tickets for a play and I didn't want to be late. Still regret not sending my fish back....the bill for two, including a drink each and tip was almost $170. For that kind of money, the fish should have been perfect.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I have always had a great meal at Bijou. The food is excellent. It has a nice atmosphere and friendly service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The place is acoustically "bright" to begin with, and the manager refused to ask a very, very loud group of inebriated diners to tone it down. As a result, we were unable to speak to one another during dinner. Which dramatically reduced the quality of the experience. The menu is small, but reasonable as a gustatory experience. The preparation and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norton Shores, Michigan
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bijou also viewed

 
Stratford, Ontario
Stratford, Ontario
 

Been to Bijou? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bijou

Address: 105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 519-273-5000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: French, Canadian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bijou staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?