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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 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
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Luckily, we chose to have an early dinner, since about a half hour after we came in the place was packed. Rene's is a little on the pricy side, but it is well-worth it! The mussels were plentiful and very well prepared, a great starter to share. I had a tilapia special, which I was a bit skeptical about, but... More

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Campbellville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were here last evening with our friends and I enjoyed every aspect of this place. The service was exceptional, the food was delicious and the wine list was appropriate. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great food experience.

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London, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Four of us were here for a Thursday evening dinner before the theater. Each of us really enjoyed our meal selection. Everything was innovative and delicious as well as presented artistically. We will definitely be returning!!!!.

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East Amherst NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very good restaurant.Well prepared food good service.We just did not find the selections that great so that w did not go back on the same visit

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Food was unique in presentation. All tasty. Couple next to us had nver had mussels- and they provide a small sample. Place is always packed so get a reservation early.

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London, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Rene's Bistro is run by Chef Rene Delafranier, and he produced a wonderful meal for us last night. My wife had the beef tenderloin, cooked to perfection. The special was Arctic Char encrusted with spiced crumbs (I don't remember exactly what the spices were, but it was a wonderful combination.) I think the veggies were local, and they were also... More

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Innerkip
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Making reservations was easy and completed quickly. We had the opportunity to dine at Rene's on a Saturday evening prior to going to the theatre. The service and staff were wonderful, very helpful and attentive. Everyone involved in serving us had first hand knowledge of the various entrees and the special of the day. The meal was fantastic and more... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went here after the theater rush on a Thursday. The place was almost empty so we had a delicious meal with a relaxed staff. Nice atmosphere, good food and wine. Lots of attention from the staff. Expensive but would recommend for a nice meal.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and the food was really great. The mussels were very flavorful. And the serving was more than enough for two. I would definitely come back. Been craving for their mussels since I left the place.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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