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20 Wellington Street | 1-877-508-1777, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
(519) 508-1777
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Ranked #4 of 113 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
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English first
2 reviews
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
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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
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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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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 - 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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