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Bijou

$$$$
French, Canadian
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105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
519-273-5000
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Spot For Dinner Between Shows

High quality two and three course meals at a reasonable cost. Service was efficient and friendly, making for a relaxing dinner while still gettingi to the theatre for an evening show. Only downside is a wine list not up to the quality of the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
chuckaw26
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

High quality two and three course meals at a reasonable cost. Service was efficient and friendly, making for a relaxing dinner while still gettingi to the theatre for an evening show. Only downside is a wine list not up to the quality of the food.

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travelingal12
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We came upon this restaurant having no reservations but they fit us in. I would recommend reservations as its really quite small. I ordered the lamb chops and they were excellent, despite the fact I usually ask for them more well done than chefs like to cook them but they respected my wishes. I ordered Creme brûlée for dessert and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had as fine a meal (3-course prix fixe) as I could want, and for a very reasonable price. And with the 2 owners in the restaurant ( I am SO sorry - with the lapse of some weeks, I have forgotten your names - but not your service!) - you will not find a single fault with this outstanding... More 

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Verdi
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As long time annual visitors to the Bijou, we were fretting a bit about the changes that might come with new owners and new chef. NO worries necessary! This restaurant is indeed a bijou in Stratford. Reasonable prix fixe menu included a range of choices and flavours that did not disappoint. Innovative choices and superb cooking. Lamb chops were simply... More 

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Oakville
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We went for the 8 pm sitting for the prix fixe dinner. We were welcomed at the door and ushered to our table right away. Drinks were quickly provided as were complimentary edamame beans and bread with local corn oil. Our order of beef carpaccio for starters was perfect as was our mains of lamb for her and beef sirloin... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Bijou has new ownership this year and has expanded the space without losing intimacy. The room is pretty. High quality linens and glassware are balanced by plain wooden tables. They are offering a 2 or 3 course menu. It was hard not to order all the starters; roasted mushroom risotto, beets on bitter greens, excellent gazpacho, venison carpaccio. For a... More 

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London, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very nice place. The service was excellent, and the manager was very obliging - we went for pre-theatre dinner, and arrived before they opened, but he graciously showed us Very good menu, well executed. Pretty good wine list with reasonable prices.

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Southfield, Michigan
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I were in Stratford for our anniversary and decided to eat at the Bijou for dinner. Since we had not made reservations, we ended up eating at the bar. However, that did not dim our appreciation for our experience. Using local ingredients, each course – appetizer, entrée and dessert - was freshly prepared and quite delicious. Great... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a lovely meal at Bijou. The food was very good, although we felt it was a bit pricey. It was fresh and very well presented, and the service was very good.

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family's experience at Bijou was incomparable to other restaurants we have been to. The service was amazing, we had many staff and the owners come congratulate us on our anniversary, as well as complimentary dessert. Although it is pricey, it is definitely worth it if you are looking for a fancy dinner. Appetizers are included in the price. 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 519-273-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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