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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 #2 of 110 restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
London, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We made our reservations ahead of time explaining which performance we would be attending prior to our meal. They confirmed the reservation by text and picked a time based on the end of the play & distance of the theatre. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was a professional, very familiar with fine dining, the area, & wine... More

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Hamilton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We recently went for dinner. I recommend reservations. If you are seeing a show, they will tell you a good time so that you will be on time. The staff was very friendly, and fairly knowledgeable. The menu is interesting, but on the smaller side. If you have any food allergies etc you may find it a bit challenging. it... More

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New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners at Rene's - between plays. Rene's is nicely located near the Avon and walking distance from the other theaters. The servers understand playgoers' schedules. The food was a bit pricey, but nicely prepared. We had the mussels (served many ways) to share among 3 of us, and the char (fish) special and lamb. All very... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Rene is a very talented chef who's daily specials are creative and delicious. Mussels are a featured part of the appetizer menu and are delicious. The service was well paced and attentive. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

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Kanata, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

First things first - If you want to eat anywhere decent in Stratford before 7:30 PM, make a reservation. Rene's Bistro is close to downtown and very close to the Avon Theatre. It has a small menu but with enough variation to suit any palette. My wife and I started by sharing a bowl of mussels, then I had the... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On recommendation from our B&B Avery House (Wonderful!), we had a fantastic dinner with excellent service. We might not have chosen Rene's as the outside appearance of this small dining room is unpretentious. We will be back!!!

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Kingston, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We dined here last month while on a short mini holiday in the area. We had tickets to a play at one of the theatres in Stratford, so decided to try Rene's Bistro, after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. When we arrived the restaurant was packed with patrons, a good sign! We were quickly seated at one of the 2... More

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Oakville, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although they were out of just about everything we ordered, the staff went out of their way to make up for it. In the end our meals were delicious, the presentation fantastic, and the free dessert made up for the few bad starts. And it didn't hurt that we thought that the price was reasonable!

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Burlington, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Delicious food, nice choice on the menu, great service and value for money. Been to Stratford for years and not visited this restaurant before, our loss

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Vineland, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have eaten at Rene's on several occasions before so this was not a first visit. It is in the middle range in terms of price for Stratford Restaurants. The restaurant is fairly small and popular so reservations are a good thing. The menu is small but there are enough choices to please most everyone. We both had pasta dishes... More

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