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Bijou

105 Erie St., Stratford, Ontario, Canada
519-273-5000
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Ranked #16 of 110 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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82% Recommend
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English first
Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not sure why the mixed reviews. We agree that the staff are somewhat inexperienced but they make up for it with enthusiasm and friendliness. Everyone needs a chance to learn! I personally go to restaurants for the food - and Bijou was excellent. I would definitely put this on my Stratford "must eat there" list.

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Toronto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had another wonderful meal at Bijou. The staff were informed attentive and charming. The chef is a genius. He brings together a symphony of flavors, that are surprising and delightful. I am already planning my next visit

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One expects to pay this kind of money in a big cosmopolitan city, not a small country town, even though it has theater throughout the year. For the money charged, the portions were stingy. The young servers were inexperienced, there was an error on the bill and we were urged to be there by 5-50 pm for the 8 pm... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had a wonderful prix fixe meal at Bijou earlier this week. Elegant, delicate, restrained, highly imaginative - all that a fine meal should be! Not the greatest wine selection, but found a wonderful Chardonnay at a very reasonable price. And, as a plus - my server, Tamara, was as sweet, kind, and knowledgeable as one could ever hope for!... More

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Holt, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Acceptable food but over priced with very poor service. Waitress managed to poor wine over the table while leaning across guests. Restaurant is tucked away at the back of a public car park. Not recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had dinner this weekend and were expecting gourmet experience. Instead this is what we found. Greeted by very young server (aged 12-15?) wearing shorts. Menu was fixed price, only choice was 2 courses or 3 courses (we usually share an appetizer and have separate mains), and the two course dinner was $48. Asked about wine but no one on premises... More

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Orillia, ON
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Each year on our annual theatre trip to Stratford we have dinner at Bijou. It never disappoints. The service is exceptional as is the menu. Each time we have food made creatively with care. The bacon wrapped scallions (appetizer) are excellent. The fish is always perfectly done with exquisite sauces. Desserts...heavenly. It is our favourite restaurant in Stratford...a town with... More

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Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

OK, this is Stratford. For a town of its size, Stratford has amazing restaurants. However, Stratford also lives and dies on the Festival. So, in order to get a good quality dining experience, you are going to pay a little more. The better restaurants normally only run during Festival season. Bijou, price-wise, is not bad compared to some other fine... More

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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