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Down The Street Bar & Cafe

30 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3G8, Canada
(519) 273-5886
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Ranked #20 of 108 restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We went here because we heard such great reviews about the place. When we got there the place was empty, though it was for lunch not dinner, but we gave it a try. Both of us ordered a burger. Mine was slapped together like someone was in a rush and my partners was way over cooked. The staff were friendly... More

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Etobicoke
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went for lunch and then dinner on the same day. Mussels and fries plus a reuben at our table for lunch and every enjoyed it. For dinner I had the steak and it was very good. My daughter had the taco and my son korean chicken wings. He found them a little too spicy.

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London, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

When you first enter it seems more like a bar than a restaurant. We were immediately put at ease by our server and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with drinks! My friends had the prime rib and linguini and I had the pork curry. It had a great variety of spice and flavor. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Since discovering "Down the Street" a few years ago, I always try to have dinner or a drink there. Food is always very good and a bit different from your average bar/restaurant. Not inexpensive, my last appetizer and glass of wine was CAD $26 plus tip but worthwhile. There are indoor and outdoor tables and I was told it is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were so looking forward to a return dinner at Down the Street but we're very disappointed by the poor service . When I complained about my overcooked and cold steak the maitre d' gave me a lengthy explanation about a steak cooking after it is removed from the burner .....then don't leave it on for as long .We were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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121 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have lunched here several times before theatre performances, but last week dined here for the first time. We shared the scallops as well as a dessert; I had the curried pork, my wife had a quasi-oriental dish. We were more than satisfied with the food, and the service was very friendly, but we did not appreciate the music. I'm... More

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Stratford, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

As locals, we have been to most of the restaurants in town several times, but almost forgot about this restaurant. We decided to try it before the theatre and we were pleasantly surprised. We all had something different and shared some of each entree and we loved everything. We will definitely remember this restaurant next time we eat out. It... More

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

An intimate dining experience just off the beaten path in Stratford, ON. Limited seating inside as well as a patio in front and the bar. Dinner only on weekdays in the summer, lunch and dinner on weekends in the summer and during fall/winter/spring. It is an extremely popular place, so be sure to call ahead for reservations. Down The Street... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great atmosphere. We visit Down the Street on a yearly basis. Food is great, good choice of wine. Friendly staff (really know their city and whats happening)

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toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Excellent place - the staff are super friendly and work in a warm synergy. The service was amazing - the waiter was very attentive and well mannered. Best steak ever. The portions were a good size and was hot. We will derfinitely come back.

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