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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 #11 of 110 restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We heard this place had good late night fare, and they did not disappoint. They had a good variety of dishes for a late night kitchen that were moderately priced. We both had their late night thin crust pizza and were very impressed. From the dough to the cheese everything was coming together for this dish. The kitchen was very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

On Saturday July 26, 2014 I visited Down The Street Bar & Cafe with friends. I have been there a couple of other times with the same couple. The service is quick and the food is done to perfection. The girls had the black cod and the boys had the pork chop. I can't imagine it being prepared any better.I... More

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Kitchener
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Meeting with friends at Down the Street was a much anticipated event. Long-time friends always makes a dining experience so much more of an occasion and memorable. More people makes for an opportunity to try more items on the menu. It is part of the fun. Our friends live in the states and this is also one of their favoured... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we have been going to Down the Street since our first trip to Stratford 6 years ago. every visit has resulted in fun, excellent food and excellent service. we have been there during the day, for dinner and for late night after theatre snacks. there is no other place like it in Stratford, nor anywhere else in our travels. the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The experience one gets out "Down The Street" depends on the hour of the day one comes to visit this unique gem. Don't misunderstand my words. What I'm saying is that, if you are up to a nice, delicious and classy meal come for dinner and if you are seeking a late night spot to lounge, that is drinks and/or... More

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Thornhill, Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant several times and every time it is good. This evening was particularly delectable. The kale and romaine Caesar salad was delicious even though the croutons were so so. I am very fussy about croutons. We had the pork chop which was very tasty and tender with an apple bacon salsa which was just great... More

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Fraser, MI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First time here and we will be back. Atmosphere is nice with good music. Small plate and large plate selections were delicious as were our dessert selections.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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217 reviews 217 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We've visited Stratford for the festival since 2000 and somehow never made it to Down The Street. It is, in fact, a very good restaurant and well worth a visit. Down the Street has loads of personality. Outside there is a metal fence with bright red gnomes as tongue-in-cheek decoration, along with lush foliage. There are two or three tables... More

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Toronto
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved Down the Street. Great surroundings, a little hidden gem, with a wonderfully eclectic and bohemian interior. Service was great and the menu had lots of choices, without overwhelming. We ate four different appetizers which were all generous and tasty. I did admire a few other diners entrees as the whizzed past me.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had heard so many great thinks about this place! We went and the restaurant was dead, the menu was small, the beer selection was poor, and the food was bland. I'm hoping to try it again sometime but why bother when their are so many places in Stratford to get a great meal?

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