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Bijou

105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
519-273-5000
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Ranked #17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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199 reviews 199 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
174 helpful votes 174 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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