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Bijou

105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
519-273-5000
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Ranked #14 of 107 restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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English first
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Bijou is a fantistic restaurant. Great wine list and service is tops. The restaurant is located in the down town area and close to many of the theaters. Menu varies and it is a true dining experience.

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Stratford, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Bijou is a restaurant requiring reservations. There are set prices for the meals regardless of what one chooses from the menu. The food is good and well presented. There are few tables and the atmosphere is exclusive. The service is good. But the prices are high and the portions small. I asked for more bread just to have an adequate... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been coming to Stratford every year since 2006. We always make a reservation with Bijou, so it must be our favorite restaurant. Yes, it is very expensive. But it has a wonderful atmosphere, engaging service and delicious, creative food. Enjoy!

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We make it a point to eat at Bijou Bistro on our annual trip to Stratford. Creative food, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection, whatever the choice might be. Their chalkboard menu features a two-course fixed-price offering ($48) or a three-course choice for a little more. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance!

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Santa Fe
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147 reviews 147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

In general, the high end restaurants are very pretentious and far too expensive. Bijou is no exception. Most of our meals were good, but min must have been sitting for a while before it was served, because it was cold. With only one glass of wine, the meal (with gratuity) cost nearly $100.

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North Bay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We celebrated a friend's birthday totally enjoying the great food and presentation. The 6 of us all had the set priced 3 course meal consisting of an appetizer, main entree and dessert. Each of the meals did not disappoint. Personally I would prefer that the menu be typed on a sheet of paper and individually handed to each patron instead... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Everyone in our party loved this restaurant. There were many good choices on the menu, and they had a nice prix fix option for 2 or 3 courses. We had a vegan in our group, and the chef prepared her a special dish that was delicious. I had the veal cheeks and they were very tender and flavorful. My husband... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Even in a city that offers no shortage of satisfying dining experiences, our experience at Bijou was memorable. The food might best be described as fusion, but not in a way that defies logic or credibility. The octopus starter, served on a bed of jicama, was unbelievably tender. The deliciously crispy duck confit, accompanied by cabbage, had a Korean accent.... More

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Ann arbir
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We have eaten at Bijou three times and finally decided to call it quits. We are tired of having to get out of our seats to crane our necks to see the menu on a blackboard. The choices are limited, the service unexceptional, slow, and issues about food allergies were not taken seriously, based on a later reaction. Ultimately prices... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We enjoyed the hand crafted and local cuisine. Great service, comfortable location . We will be back!

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