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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 210
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 7
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  • 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
Tiny but Great

This is a tiny little restaurant with not a ton of seating and what is there is cramped with other tables close together but that is part of the charm. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. We go there every year during the Festival and have never been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tracy K
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a tiny little restaurant with not a ton of seating and what is there is cramped with other tables close together but that is part of the charm. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. We go there every year during the Festival and have never been disappointed. They incorporate a lot of... More 

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Thank Tracy K
Stratford, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Rene's came highly recommeded so was looking forward to it. Service was great but the food was bland. Tables were so crowded together a diner fell across our table trying to walk to theirs. Would not return

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Thank Cathy M
Noblesville, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This restaurant is one of our favorite places to dine when we are in Stratford. The menu is simple and elegant. The food is excellent and the service friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. We particularly enjoy the many delicious versions of mussels on the menu. So much so that during our last visit we skipped ordering entrees and simply ordered several... More 

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Thank frgreen3
Mississauga, Canada
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We often have our pre-theatre dinner at Rene's if the show we are seeing is at the Avon. There is lots of parking nearby and it is an easy stroll to the theatre. A 6 p.m. reservation will get you out in plenty of time to browse the gift shop and read the playbill before the show. The evening we... More 

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Thank letsgoMissy56
Pittsburgh
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I have dined at Rene's with my parents several times over the past few years, and we always have a great experience. Their PEI mussels are especially marvelous - 5 different preparations are available! The service is top notch - professional yet personal. And the prices are more reasonable than at some other fine dining spots in Stratford. We look... More 

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Thank ElanorEsq
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous inspired cooking, great attentive service and lovely ambiance. Make reservations early! Closed after Canadian Thanksgiving until next April.

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1 Thank Marcia S
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. I have been to this Bistro at least 4 times and have never been disappointed. Not only is the food excellent, the service was amazing. They try their hardest to accommodate you in whatever way they can with smiles and laughter. The owners (I believe it was them that I met twice... More 

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Thank Marion D
Trenton, Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I go to Stratford at least once a year for the theatre festival. I've been to Rene's at least five times, either with my husband or mother. My mom and I had a pre-theatre dinner in late August. The service, as usual, was great! Rene's wife was so accommodating in finding us comfortable seats. We shared a large bowl of... More 

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Thank msuj98
Markham, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Had a reservation for 7 PM. We were warmly greeted by our very attentive waiter. Ordered a meal and salad. All were delicious and well presented and cooked to perfection. Our waiter watched to make sure we always had what was needed.

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Thank Penny G
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went on a Friday night with a group of 22. The server was exceptional. Handled us like a pro. Made suggestions for wine and specials. Drinks came promptly as did appetizers. We took our time and had a fabulous meal. Food was prepared perfectly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?