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Down The Street Bar & Cafe

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$$$
American, International, Healthy, Gastropub
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30 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3G8, Canada
+1 519-273-5886
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5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Susan Dunfield has retired Down The Street is now under new ownership
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A lively but comfortable place to eat

I'd been bugging my friend for quite some time about going for a meal Down the Street and we finally managed to make it there this summer. The place is very popular but the service was excellent. You dine fairly close to other tables but this just means you get into the spirit of the place and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
selmawade
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Stratford
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Stratford
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'd been bugging my friend for quite some time about going for a meal Down the Street and we finally managed to make it there this summer. The place is very popular but the service was excellent. You dine fairly close to other tables but this just means you get into the spirit of the place and make some friends!... More 

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Kincardine Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

October 2014, dinner for four . Menu was small but had enough variety to satisfy everyone's palate. Servers were great , the table never lacked for anything , our water glasses were always filled and even though the bottle of wine ordered seemed to leave the table someone made sure our glasses were always topped up . Tables are small... More 

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Bingham Farms, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took a friend to dinner here and we had their fabulous burgers and fries--both were so delicious. The staff here is always pleasant plus you have all of the great Scott McKowen (who graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art in Ann Arbor) posters to look at.

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Michigan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten here several times and always had excellent food and service. There is nothing to dislike about this place.

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Stratford, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great little restaurant, wonderful food and very friendly staff. Only drawback is that it is very noisy, but a real fun place.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For our first night in Stratford we went to this establishment. Reservations are needed since the town is always busy. The food was excellent and the place was cozy. We were not disappointed. The price for 4 was very reasonable. Highly recommend

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Simcoe, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We browsed almost every menu in Stratford before choosing Down the Street which was my daughter's first choice. It was my third choice but like most mothers I let her have her way and as it turned out, I am glad I did. We went for a late evening dinner and right away I was in love with the decor.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We found this restaurant when looking for a place to eat prior to our play. It was fully reserved but since we were early (just after 5), we were able to sit at the patio. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful. Menu includes a nice variety of small and larger plates - that range from such things as fish... More 

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Rochester, New York
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181 reviews 181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Plenty of atmosphere, efficient and friendly staff, eclectic menu, delicious food. This is a good before or after show eatery. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED but they can accommodate early arrivals at the bar or outside. I had no reservation and arrived just after opening around 5:30. The hostess, very friendly, asked if I had a reservation. When I said no she offered... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly servers. Food selection was different than expected but turned out to be very enjoyable. We intend to return. Would like to see restaurant open for lunch more frequently than is the case now

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-273-5886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, International, Healthy, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Susan Dunfield has retired Down The Street is now under new ownership
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?