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Bijou

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

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  • 19
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  • 12
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hard to Find but Worth it!

The Bijou is a little tin spot at the back of a building so hard to find the first time you go there. It is worth the effort though. They are not always open for lunch but they are it is a great spot. Dinner is also very good there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tracy K
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bijou is a little tin spot at the back of a building so hard to find the first time you go there. It is worth the effort though. They are not always open for lunch but they are it is a great spot. Dinner is also very good there.

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Thank Tracy K
Kitchener, Canada
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Bijou before the Theatre one night. The restaurant was tough to locate, but figured that just meant that it was a hidden gem. Especially given the other reviews. I was in the washroom ill all day the next day. I suspected my fowl was not cooked properly, but figured the chef knows best so I ate it.... More 

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Thank James B
London, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We ate here just before the last matinee performance of Sound of Music. This was only the second time that Bijou has offered their "global" dim sum a la carte menu on Sundays. What a treat! They have a list of their "always available" dim sum and their specials. You check off what you want and it comes to you... More 

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Thank photobuglondon
London, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy a nice meal and thought that the food taste and presentation was excellent. The farm to table menu offered a nice selection. Portions were appropriate. Service was friendly and it was a relaxing meal and we would definately return.

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1 Thank Bonnie H
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Went after the pre theatre rush and had a wonderful meal with attentive service. We went with the prix fixe menu. Delicious venison carpaccio, perfect flank steak and roast chicken. Must try the butter raisin tart! We would definitely return. The tapas menu looked good too. Worth the money. (Wine and cocktail list a bit pricey but there was a... More 

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1 Thank mamaandpapa10
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great meal here last night b4 play. Chef sent out a tasting appetizer-like a roasted dumpling in light sauce that was very good. A crusted roast chicken w/apples & sweet potatoes (Yummy,) Beet/Ginger soup (ginger gave it a kick that was tasty) w/flavored lime/cilantro yogurt. Sticky Toffee Pudding w/Vanilla Gelato (great coarse textured cake w/caramel taste & of course gelato!... More 

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1 Thank ecat-Flt
Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This restaurant always has an innovative menu with local sources. The only reason I have waited this long to review it is I still want to be able to secure a table.Prix fixe-two courses or three.

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1 Thank caroline773
Chicago, IL
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670 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This restaurant has a daily set menu and a tapas style menu which is available later in the evening. All the food was quite delicious, and presented interesting flavor combinations. Be sure to ask for bread with the tapas, to soak up the delicious sauces. There is a small wine and beer list, but you will be able to find... More 

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1 Thank Anna H
Frankfort, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was a great place for dinner before the theatre. The food was very good and service was excellent.

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1 Thank Mike K
Little Rock, Arkansas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We dined at Bistro, a restaurant we frequented every trip to Stratford from the time they opened. We have not been to Stratford for a few years, and were a bit worried when we learned it was under new ownership. The food is still excellent, and the restaurant, itself, has a nice decor. However, there was a snafu with our... 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: Canadian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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