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The (Old) Prune, Stratford, Ontario

151 Albert Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
+1 519-271-5052
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Ranked #15 of 110 restaurants in Stratford
Price range: $32 - $59
Cuisines: Contemporary, Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, 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
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ate at The (Old) Prune in 1991 when we went to Stratford on our first anniversary. It was fall and we have never forgotten the truffles. We have been back a few times since then but were very pleasantly surprised to be seated in a lovely new room, overlooking an old Manitoba maple tree and a fountain. The atmosphere,... More

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Dundas, Ontario
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34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Stratford for years and because it was my wife's birthday, went upscale. I was very impressed. The food was excellent, the service with just the right level of formality. I would recommend the Old prune to anyone looking for a good meal in Stratford. Expensive is easy to find...good not so much.

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

BennettG, We appreciate your comments and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience, and had a bit of fun in the process - something our staff are always trying to ensure for our guests. We know that you have many dining options in Stratford and are happy that you have chosen us to celebrate such an important event with.... More

Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th anniversary by attending the Stratford Festival and eating at some of Stratford's better restaurants. Our dining experience at the Old Prune was hands-down the best in Stratford, and definitely among our best ever. I had noted the nature of our visit on the Open Table reservation, and all of the staff congratulated... More

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

CanadianSoldier114, Thank you so much for your comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Stratford, especially to celebrate as important an accomplishment as your 25th anniversary - a feat that our staff are always happy to recognize. We are glad that we could create a special evening for you and your wife and are grateful for your... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Boy were we lucky to have.stumbled upon this pace while we were driving in to Stratford! Everything on the menu was amazing. The zucchini salad with edible flowers was my favourite. Service was terrific, and the restaurant is charming. What more could anybody want from a restaurant for dinner? How about free samples of appetizers and asperatives from the talented... More

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

KokaneeYYZ, Thank you for your comments. We are happy you stumbled upon us too! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at the Prune. Our amuse-bouche and petit fours are always favourites amongst our guests and add an extra level of culinary excitement to the meal. An excitement shared by our kitchen team who are always eager to meet... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Friends and I had a great meal on a recent weekday night. The service was excellent, unlike what happened to the author of dining disaster review below. We were all pleased with our meals, and were totally wowed by the chocolate bread pudding. We enjoyed a leisurely meal served in a timely manner by a very helpful and pleasant server... More

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

Gina M, Thank you for your comments, we are so glad you enjoyed everything. Our kitchen team work hard with our service team to ensure that all of our guests receive the same exceptional experience. We recognize that Stratford has many amazing dining options to explore, and know the significance of you choosing us. Regards, Prune Team More

Stratford, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My father treated my husband and myself to dinner at The Prune on Saturday night to celebrate our 24th anniversary. We had a delicious meal, served by experienced, polite and knowledgeable staff. Rarely have I experienced dinner out with a staff so challenged by problems getting the food to our tables and yet dealing with this overwhelming situation so graciously.... More

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

MBSeb, Thank you for your comments and your supportive words. We strive to create an enjoyable and memorable meal for all of our guests and we are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us. The Prune team remains committed to providing exceptional food and service in a timely manner to every guest that chooses to dine with us. We... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I had dinner (sort of) at The Prune last night. Although we arrived at 5:45 pm, we had to leave to catch our 8:00pm show before our main courses arrived. We were assured repeatedly that the food was on its way but when it had not arrived by just after 7:30 we decided to leave. The staff... More

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

Dear CAE1232014, We appreciate you taking the time to comment about your experience with us and we apologize again for the inconvenience you may have encountered. We at the Prune work hard to create ever-changing menu options for our guests, and our most recent menu proved to be our most popular yet, a customer response that our team had underestimated.... More

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The (Old) Prune offers an elegant dining experience at an affordable price. We felt welcome from the moment we walked through the door. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable and the space and decor are a perfect blend of comfort and style. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every course, from the starter of chicken liver mousse (which is an... More

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

Annette T, Thank you for such high praise! Our team are always eager to welcome guests to the restaurant to try our kitchen teams gastronomical creations, of which the chicken liver mousse is an absolute favourite - of both guests and staff alike! (My mouth is watering as I read your review). We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank... More

Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The service is very pleasant as is the decor.The food is good as well.It is conveniently located in walking distance of the 3 main theaters

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

sabubu2013, Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Prune Team More

Stratford, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a lovely multi course meal, with an amuse buche to start then delicious asparagus soup and divine small portion of risotto, which was lovely as many over dose on risotto. We both had fish and the miso glazed black cod was perfectly seasoned and cooked, as was the salmon. The service was attentive and I enjoyed the sparkling... More

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

Kelley647, Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and are delighted that you will return. Our Q-water system ensures that our guests consume only filtered sparkling and still water - a detail often appreciated. Thank you for choosing the Prune, Regards, Prune Team More

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