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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 #1 of 111 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
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant in the evening for our wedding anniversary on the 6 August after having read the TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We booked our meal in advance as were we starting during the 'pre-theatre' rush. We were given a table near the back of the Bistro which suited us well. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The restaurant is small and reservations are a must. All food is of high quality. I had the pesto encrusted tilapia; my husband had the beef. Both were served with fresh vegetables and a starch. We shared the spinach salad and a dessert--the most decadent Crème Brule ever. Our server was very informative, attentive, professional, and personable.

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Clarkston
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My service (Garrett) was lovely......My appetizer (Bruschetta) was very good.....My Filet (ordered Pittsburgh Blue/Very Rare) was prepared Medium Rare/Medium.......I asked Garrett to not take it back, however as I really didn't want the stress of doing so.......The Filet was bland and a bit tough......I was very surprised by the error having read and heard such glowing reviews.....I was dining alone... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One could not ask for a better pre-theatre experience. Rene's is cozy but comfortable. The service is friendly but professional and efficient. The food is outstanding -- like you would find in an establishment charging two or three times as much. One of us had salmon (exquisite, with a wonderful lemon-dill sauce) and one of us had the mussels (an... More

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O'fallon, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Rene's is rated #1 in all restaurants in Stratford for a good reason. We come to Stratford once a year for a week and make it a point to eat at Rene's twice. While we like the daily specials, we are all in love with the Seafood Mac and Cheese. Good food and great presentation. Make sure to call at... More

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Finally decided to see what all the fuss is about: wow! Very good food and excellent, friendly service. We had reservation at 6:00 with show at the Avon at 8:00. This gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal. Soup was puree of sweet corn with white truffle oil. I had the beef tenderloin, which was served with a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you can go to the second sitting, you may have the place almost to yourself. The noise level at that time is perfect, the wait staff very attentive and friendly. There were four of us and, though we each had completely different meals, each one of us thought ours was best.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

App was great, pasta horrible service was bad and to topnoff a very expensive dinner we where told to hurry as table was needed and we were not there a total of sixty minutes... Much better out there avoid!

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south bend
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our family was in Stratford, ON for a long weekend to enjoy the town and, of course, the food & plays! We had never tried Rene's Bistro in the previous 7 seasons up in Stratford and so, on a whim, I walked in at about 4:00 p.m. on Friday and asked if they had any 2nd seatings left for 6... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had trouble finding our B&B and called Rene's Bistro for help. Not only did they give us directions, they called over to the B&B and stayed on the phone with us until we found it! The atmosphere is very cool. The server was very helpful with suggestions. The muscles she recommended were delicious as was the rest of the... More

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