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The Prune Restaurant

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Canadian, Contemporary
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151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada (Nile Street)
519-271-5052
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Contemporary Canadian cuisine under the creative guidance of Executive Chef...
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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  • 141
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

This is a great place & totally off the beaten path. The service is outstanding, and food is amazing. Perfect for a romantic dinner/special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Regina D
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a great place & totally off the beaten path. The service is outstanding, and food is amazing. Perfect for a romantic dinner/special occasion.

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Thank Regina D
Toronto
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325 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Wrote a scathing review several years ago when the restaurant was under previous management. That awful meal is still high on the list of our worst ever. We’d read about the new owners and decided to go back. Absolutely delightful! Memorable for all the right reasons. Prompt, professional and very friendly service from the moment we arrived till we left.... More 

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Thank alwaysplanahead
Cleveland, Ohio
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

After many years of visiting Stratford, this was our first visit to The Prune. Our dinners were delicious, well prepared and excellent service. Our dinners were respectively chicken and duck, both were quite good.

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Monteal, Quebec
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191 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Expensive and very very good. Top notch wait staff - food with attitude - but well deserved attitude. Fine dining in a country setting. What's not to admire.

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Fairport, NY
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Warm, intimate and conveniently located, the Prune is the best restaurant in Stratford.. Everything is fresh and locally sourced, and the wine list is varied and offers a wide range of options.Eschew the plays for one night, and dine after 8 for a relaxing and memorable evening.

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Thank Peter F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was by far our most favorite restaurant to date! The meals were extraordinary and service very special. The price is definitely at the high end of fine dining but well worth it.

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Thank AnnArborGirls
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Lovely ambiance, greeted with hello's/smiles. Staff very knowledgeable on ingredients/quality. As pretty to look at as it was as delicious to consume.

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Thank Jennifer C
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Jennifer C, Thank you for your comments. Our staff are always excited to and delighted to help our guests explore our amazing food. Our new desserts premier next week as well, more items for our guests "not to skip on." We look forward to your return. Regards, Prune Team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It's been some time since we dined at what was then The Old Prune. Now just The Prune, the house is a real pleasure for dinner. We went after the pre-theatre rush when everything is just that much more relaxed in the quietly decorated main room. We had the four course menu and were very satisfied with every dish. Our... More 

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Thank kraftottawa2015
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

kraftottawa2015, Thank you for your response. It is true we operate under a new name, but aim to provide the exceptional food and service that the Prune has become known for. We thank you for your comments and hope you will return - maybe when it is a bit warmer. Regards, Prune Team More 

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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

You should eat here. Unless you are on a budget. One of the first in the fancy pants line of Stratford restaurants. We like it more than Rundles. Rundles has more of a posh atmosphere, the servings are equally small, and every seed and flake can be listed on both menus. The wine list is small, but I had a... More 

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Thank Dean1900
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dean1900, Thank you for your comments. We know that Stratford has a plethora of dining options for our guests so we appreciate that you hold us in such high regard. We try to provide a concise but exciting wine list for our guests with some difficult to find gems that you can have nowhere else in Stratford. We are glad... More 

Logan, Utah
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was one of our most enjoyable restaurant experiences in several years. The fixed price menu is great, allowing you to chose from many selections based on the number of courses you wish to enjoy. My wife and I had the salmon and duck, and both were deliciously prepared.

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Thank Aggiebull
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Aggiebull, Thank you for your comments. We pride ourselves at providing unforgettable experiences to all of our guests, and we are happy that you are no exception. We look forward to your return. Regards, Prune Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
    (Nile Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 519-271-5052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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