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The (Old) Prune, Stratford, Ontario

151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
519-271-5052
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Ranked #11 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
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Price range: $45 - $63
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Nile Street
Description: Contemporary Canadian cuisine under the creative guidance of Executive Chef Bryan Steele and Chef de Cuisine Ryan O'Donnell celebrates the bounty of local producers and growers. Innovation and creativity explores world cuisines while the classics are presented in new and sophisticated ways to create an uplifting and memorable dining experience. The wine program showcases boutique labels from both local and international growers, and our front-of-house team offers elevated service in a casually elegant style. We pride ourselves on every guest feeling welcomed and fulfilled long after their dining adventure.
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Last year we couldn't say enough good things about The Prune. This year not so much. First of all there was a scant selection on an overly expensive menue. Well enough if the food was outstanding. It was far from that. One dish fit the bill, namely the gooseliver-fois gras mousse. One was very good.. Carabou oyster rockerfeller. The rest,... More

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Shelley W, Manager at The (Old) Prune, Stratford, Ontario, responded to this review

Stubabe, Thank you for your comments. I apologize that you found your experience this year not as enjoyable as last. We have made some significant changes this year including increasing the value of our menu (through both increasing portion size as well as lowering our prix fixe pricing) and it has, on whole, been received exceptionally well. In the future,... More

Toronto
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have an allergy to grape products which makes visiting high-end restaurants rather dangerous. I informed The Prune about my restriction when I made the reservation. When I saw the menu, I was at first upset that there would be little I could eat, but the chef de cuisine was very helpful and managed to modify a few dishes and... More

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Shelley W, Manager at The (Old) Prune, Stratford, Ontario, responded to this review

Daverblond, Thank you for your review. Our kitchen team is committed to ensuring that all our guests, including those with allergies and intolerances, are able to experience our culinary delights. We have modified and accommodated as per hundreds of requests this year and will continue to provide our guests with an experience that reflects their needs. Many of these options... More

Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

At a friend's suggestion, we ate at The Prune before going to see King Lear. I was glad the menu was online, because it gave me a chance to look at things before getting there. I was glad I did, because it was hard to choose between all the dishes - they all sounded excellent. Since it was the start... More

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Shelley W, Manager at The (Old) Prune, Stratford, Ontario, responded to this review

Pat, Thank you for your kind words and beautiful pictures, it was lovely to have you dine with us. Choosing dishes is often a problem that our guests experience, but we are convinced that it just gives them a reason to come back and make their way through our offerings. We are glad that you enjoyed the wine pairings, our... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were treating my brother-in-law to birthday dinner here because it is a special place. To start, something I've never seen before: prix fixe with a choice of 2, 3, or 4 courses. The most expensive is $59 -- very reasonable, especially for Stratford. There are lots of choices to make! My appetizer was amazing: chicken liver foie gras mousse... More

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ate at the Prune for our fourth visit before the Theatre. We were booked for 5.45 but arrived at 5.30. The complementary in house sparkling water is wonderful. The food was superb as always but this is the second time that we found the service so stressful. They have to feed everyone basically at the same time and everyone... More

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Could definitely stand to have some fabric paneling on the walls to absorb some of the sound. Too loud for the atmosphere they're trying to achieve. It's clear that they have a full cast of waitstaff each responsible for their separate tasks, but make sure they communicate as to who is responsible for what, so that diners aren't feeling hounded.... More

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Caledon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My daughter and I ate at The Prune in Stratford on Friday, August 21st, 2014. I honestly didn't think they could top our first visit, a couple of years ago, but they did. We were seated promptly and offered sparkling or still water, and an amuse bouche. For appetizers, my daughter had the chicken liver mousse and I had the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a birthday celebration dinner at the (Old) Prune. The service and atmosphere was fantastic. The staff is very informative and attentive! The food was delicious - two of us had the Cod and two of us had the rib steak...well presented and prepared. We had the Chocolate Bread Pudding and Cherry Pie - both very good.

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Rochester, NY
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185 reviews 185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Four of us returned for our yearly visit and once again found it extraordinary. Food, service, atmosphere, all were superb. The most amazing, however, was the black cod, enjoyed by three of us, and the fourth, having a very good hangar steak, still wished he had ordered the cod. We had 6:00 reservations as did almost everyone in the place,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our son gifted us with a meal at the Old Prune. This is a restaurant with pride in offering Haute Cuisine. The meals are Preis Fixe based on the number of courses ordered. Service is superb, attentive knowledgeable staff. Each course is handsomely presented and of course is well prepared. This is not a restaurant for casual dining. This is... More

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