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Down The Street Bar & Cafe

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$$$
American, International, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub
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30 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3G8, Canada
+1 519-273-5886
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Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Susan Dunfield has retired Down The Street is now under new ownership

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    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 great find

Having been to Stratford many times have never ventured past the 4 corners. Just a few more steps we found a delightful restaurant. Service was great, food delicious. & the decor warm & inviting. A first stop on our next visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
MIKELSJILL
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Having been to Stratford many times have never ventured past the 4 corners. Just a few more steps we found a delightful restaurant. Service was great, food delicious. & the decor warm & inviting. A first stop on our next visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must for us every year when visiting Stratford. Although it changed ownership this year, the menu is still top-notch and the service and ambiance are great! We ate here twice in one week.

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Regina, Canada
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have visited DTS about a half dozen times over the last 16 years. Every time is better than the last. Some things change and some stay the same. The decor is a cozy gothic, both inviting and intriguing. I look forward to taking the atmosphere. The black cod is one of the constants that must never change. The flavour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

4.5 stars is more like it. Remodeling wasn't apparent, but who cares? The service was fine & food very tasty. This place has always felt to me like a supper club -- cozy & somehow a little exclusive -- but also welcoming. We'll keep coming!

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Ontario
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've been fans of DTS since it first opened. The restaurant was closed for a few months this summer for a renovation and management change. It's always a worry when that happens to a great place but I'm pleased to say that it's still got the great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've been coming to Stratford for years, but this was our first dinner here. It will NOT be the last. The food was superb. As someone who rarely drinks before attending an evening play, I especially enjoyed my "mocktini," which was a ginger limeade with a frothed egg white. MIT was delicious and so refreshing. My salmon was perfectly prepared.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were looking for lunch and saw menus on the patio tables of Down the Street. It looked good, so we came back. It was a surprising find. The food is very modern - farm to table - with beautiful presentation and intense flavors. We had an excellent charcuterie board, roasted vegetables, and a complex salad. The knowledgeable waitress gave... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've eaten here quite a few times over the years and are always pleased with the food and service but always feel a bit packed in. This leads to a fairly noisy eating experience, go after the theater rush if you can. The tables at the back seem a bit more spread out.

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Toronto
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Historically, this has been one of my favourite restaurants in Stratford. It failed to meet expectations this time. The menu included dishes that we had already seen offered by other restaurants in town. We thus did not find any main dishes of interest, and settled for appetizers. They were fine, but not great. We had reserved a table, but were... More 

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Aurora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I both enjoyed our meals before an evening show. The menu had a nice mix of choices. The atmosphere and staff were "right on". The only negative is the back table was somewhat cramped.

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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, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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