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Rene's Bistro

20 Wellington Street | 1-877-508-1777, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
(519) 508-1777
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Ranked #3 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I would agree with a previous reviewer about this not being fine dining, but our meal was still very memorable in parts. My husband had a delicious creamy but light butternut squash soup, and I had one of the best Caesar salads (called Romaine salad on the menu) I have ever had. The spinach salad was also delicious. The presentation... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Staff were very attentive and provided a relaxed dining experience. Food is well prepared and very reasonably priced. A great choice if you are taking in a show at the Avon Theatre.

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Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited Stratford September 24th with 3 friends. Had dinner at Rene's Bistro. It is small but the staff are very friendly and the food excellent. It was within walking distance to the Avon Theatre and the downtown shopping area. Unfortunately it is only open during Festival Season. I would definately go back.

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