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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the food and personal service here

We love to visit Rene's when all the theatre attendees are gone to their plays, so we can relax over a slow 3-4 course meal. The food is well prepared with local ingredients and creative foods. It is a quiet, relaxing place to dine

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Kelley647
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Stratford, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stratford, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We love to visit Rene's when all the theatre attendees are gone to their plays, so we can relax over a slow 3-4 course meal. The food is well prepared with local ingredients and creative foods. It is a quiet, relaxing place to dine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

a marvellous dinner at Rene's is a must when in Stratford! Mostly local ingredients combined in tasty & innovative dishes by Chef Rene & served in a friendly& relaxed atmosphere. Start with the mussels -- they're divine!!

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Dined here for dinner and the food was absolutely amazing. The service was great. All of the servers were attentive. The restaurant building itself however needs a lot of updating. There was not much to look at, and the tables were very close together. Hardly any space to move my chair back until the other party finished. Would definitely return... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Renee is the cook. He went to the Stratford Culinary Arts School and I'm sure he graduated "top of his class". Margaret, his wife, runs the front operation. He prepared mussels 6 different ways and it was enough for a meal. My husband said it was the best chicken he ever had. Service was friendly and nice.

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the Lamb and the wine pairing The atmosphere is intimate and pleasant. The staff attentive and fast

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We got there the week before closing for the season but glad they were still open as the food was excellent. The tenderloin was wonderful as were all the specials they had that night. Great place for dinner on a show night.

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Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We chose Rene's for no other reason than we hadn't eaten there! We were in Stratford, Ontario for their theater festival and had no theater performance that evening, so a slow and leisurely meal seemed a good idea. Rene's is a small restaurant, located in what I would call a "storefront" type of building. The menu that night seemed limited... More 

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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Food was not mentionable- poor side dishes. Service was excellent. Ambiance much more casual than expected. Would not reccommend.

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had dinner here before going to the theatre. The service was exceptional. They seem to keep things moving so everyone can get to the show on time. The food was good too. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Stratford, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After reading the rave reviews, we were frankly disappointed here. The food was good, certainly not outstanding. My bisque soup came warm not hot, and very salty. My pasta main was OK. My wife's caesar salad came really cold, like it had been pre-made and just taken out of the fridge. The service was very pleasant, the music quiet enough... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?