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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

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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Word of Mouth is True!!!

We were looking for a recommendation for dinner while in Stratford. Our gracious inn keeper, and fellow bed and breakfast companions, spoke highly of Rene's. My husband and I shared a cozy table for two on a Friday night. The waitstaff was friendly and our service was quick. I ordered the seafood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
KLH6519
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DeWitt, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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DeWitt, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a recommendation for dinner while in Stratford. Our gracious inn keeper, and fellow bed and breakfast companions, spoke highly of Rene's. My husband and I shared a cozy table for two on a Friday night. The waitstaff was friendly and our service was quick. I ordered the seafood mac and cheese; it was delicious and more... More 

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East Lansing, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best salmon dishes I have ever had, exceptional, and staff very attentive. Would go again

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Service was excellent, food was unique, tasty and nicely presented. Portions were just adequate and averaged $26 a plate. The decor was more like an old diner and definitely could use updating to reflect the cost of the meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a place to have dinner after seeing the Sound of Music. After consulting trip advisor I settled on Rene's. I made a reservation about a week ahead of time. The building from the outside is nothing exciting, but that changes as soon as you walk in. It has a fun, funky, yet upscale vibe. They have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Food and service very good, but bathroom & exterior need an overhaul. Tiny bistro that's fun. Dessert good too. Very close to Avon Theatre downtown Stratford.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The chef was very accommodating to patrons who had special dietary needs. I asked for no salt in my food and another customer requested no gluten. The food was well prepared and presented.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Rene's Bistro is a truly special dining experience. The presentation and superb flavors of the food are exquisite.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There with my husband. We started with drinks - Barrett makes the best Cosmos!! My husband had a great vodka soda. We split the appetizer mussels - absolutely delish! They were coconut curry and to die for! I had the special which was an Arctic char - everything cooked to perfection. My husband had the seafood Mac and cheese, which... More 

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Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Flavorful, interesting food. Reasonable value for an upmarket restaurant conveniently located near theaters.

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A busy spot before Theatre - and we were seated and served promptly. Started with a HUGE bowl of mussels. The best I've ever had and a meal in itself. Both of our entrees were great. The tilapia with coconut rice and mango chutney was fabulous. Service was attentive and fun and not over-bearing.We somehow managed to fit in a... 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 - 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?