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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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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 161
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    Very good
  • 24
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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
Fabulous meal

This was our second visit, and our dinners were as excellent as last year. High quality, interesting food, with knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. The restaurant is small, so you should make advance reservations. We will definitely be back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Dorothy S
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Parry Sound, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Parry Sound, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit, and our dinners were as excellent as last year. High quality, interesting food, with knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. The restaurant is small, so you should make advance reservations. We will definitely be back again.

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Granville, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Clearly this is the best restaurant in Stratford. Everything about our experience was positive. Our seating was on time, the wait staff was very courteous, and the food exceptional. We wish we had taken more meals there?

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Fort Myers, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The people at Caldonia House recommended this place and they were right! We had excellant food and service. It is a small place so be sure to make reservations.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I gave Rene's Bistro an "excellent" review in 2013 and feel that a slightly reduced rating is now deserved. Given its location so close to the Avon Theatre, it naturally attracts a play-going clientele. Perhaps this has led to some complacency. It remains a pleasant and congenial place with very good service, but the two dishes we had required more... More 

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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Fantasic dinner! Our server, Barrett, was attentive without hovering and when we said we liked to eat slowly (i.e. not have the main arrive when we are still eating our appetizer) he even asked us at what time we would like the main served. I think only in small towns can you get this kind of service. Now to the... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is my second time back at Rene's Bistro. A very nice setting inside. Nice atmosphere to have dinner in. We had the bruchetta to start off with, and it melted in your mouth. Very tasty. The dinner was delicious. I had the special which was Atlantic Char and my friend had the Chicken supreme. Both dishes were presented beautifully.... More 

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Montreal
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were here for a before theatre dinner and had a wonderful dining experience. Last year when we were in Stratford we tried to eat here without a reservation but the place was full. This year we called a week in advance to make a reservation and were promptly seated when we arrived. The atmosphere, food, service, and pricing were... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Good food and service. Serving sizes very large - somewhat off-putting. Entrees superior to sides which can be skipped and you will still be full. Servers will be sure you make your show.

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north bay
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Excellent food, but expensive. Restaurant is tiny so you need to make reservations well in advance. Do not expect anything in terms of ambiance - you are paying for the food and definitely not the setting.

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kawarthas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurant is downtown near city hall. Prices are on the high side but the quality of food and service were also on the high side.

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Additional Information about Rene's Bistro

Address: 20 Wellington Street | 1-877-508-1777, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
Phone Number: (519) 508-1777
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
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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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, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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