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Rene's Bistro

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20 Wellington Street | 1-877-508-1777, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
(519) 508-1777
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 182
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and friendly!

René's has become a regular on our annual "pilgrimage" week to Stratford. Service is prompt and attentive - will even slow down the pace a bit when requested. Salads are creative and full of flavour. Arctic Char grilled on a cedar plank was fresh, perfectly "rosé" and full of flavour. Nicely done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Judith R
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Verdi
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Verdi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

René's has become a regular on our annual "pilgrimage" week to Stratford. Service is prompt and attentive - will even slow down the pace a bit when requested. Salads are creative and full of flavour. Arctic Char grilled on a cedar plank was fresh, perfectly "rosé" and full of flavour. Nicely done veggies that fit the season. Friendly welcome and... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great consistent good food and wine, goos service, good location Have been there three times over a three years

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Following our matinee show at the Stratford Festival Theatre, my boyfriend and I were looking forward to a great dining experience and Rene’s Bistro did not disappoint! Barrett was a great host and he was very hospitable. He made very good recommendations and was very accurate with the menu. We ordered the Lobster Mac and Cheese – which was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful meal at Rene's last week. Incredible specials and their regular menu are beautifully prepared. Small gem in the heart of Stratford!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the tastiest places in Stratford ON. The food and service was devine! Easy to find and close to theatre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was able to get a good table at a busy hour -- very accommodating & attentive staff. Food was excellent from seafood mac & cheese to beef tenderloin. Not cheap, but that's Stratford.

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I wandered into this restaurant for dinner on a theatre evening and were pleasantly surprised to find that they could seat us. It was busy and the restaurant was noisy .... until those going to the theatre left. Then the atmosphere became very relaxing and quiet. So, if quiet is what you're looking for wait until about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our meals here were very tasty. The steak was tender and generous. The seafood Mac and cheese was good but the spinach content is hardly worth mentioning. Salads were average and mussels very good. Service was excellent. Tables are close enough together that it feels crowded and noisy when the restaurant is fully booked.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food here is excellent!!! The space can seem small and a bit noisy on a theatre evening but that is more than compensated for by the food. Try visiting after 7:30 and you will be delighted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went after evening theater group so quiet and relaxing. Fab mussels, spinach salad and seafood mac and cheese. Not pricey for quality. Great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Wellington Street | 1-877-508-1777, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: (519) 508-1777

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?