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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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5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Susan Dunfield has retired

Down The Street is now under new ownership
Susan Dunfield has retired

Down The Street is now under new ownership
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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch!

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and 8 week old. They were accommodating to get us suitable seating with our young child. Tomato black bean and bacon soup was excellent, and very bold tasting coffee. Overall great experience, would recommend to anyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Luke H
via mobile
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stratford is in the agrarian belt of Canada and nothing could be nicer for lunch or supper before a show at this hip bar/bistro close to the theatre. Great organic produce which tastes as good as it sounds with a contemporary Canadian menu.

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Thank Lucinda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Caesar salad spring rolls salmon and moth watering desserts. We will return!!!

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Thank Icetoice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and 8 week old. They were accommodating to get us suitable seating with our young child. Tomato black bean and bacon soup was excellent, and very bold tasting coffee. Overall great experience, would recommend to anyone!

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Thank Luke H
Kitchener, Canada
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This restaurant is over rated. Yes, it has unique ambiance, but the food and service and overall value are to be desired. If you are not a Festival VIP, avoid this place.

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Thank James B
Toronto
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325 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Still an interesting menu, but I would say the menu has been stepped up a notch. Banh Mi and Grilled Cheese sandwiches with poblano peppers were excellent

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Thank alwaysplanahead
Ottawa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were in Stratford for a couple of days of R & R. This restaurant was recommended to us by a a friend and we very pleased with our experience. The owners and staff were very attentive and readily explained the various items. The food and wine selections were varied and pleasing. The walls were decorated with a large selection... More 

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Canada
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for at least ten years and after my most recent visit I thought it was time to write a review. I was really surprised that it is not listed in the top 20 Stratford, Ontario restaurants as it is and always has been my goto restaurant when visiting the town. Always a creative... More 

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Thank CanadaTonyc
Mississauga, Canada
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The last time my family was lucky enough to secure a table here in 2010, we were pinching ourselves. That's how good it used to be. Which is why we were shocked when we attended the last performance of Anne Frank on Thanksgiving weekend that the menu hadn't changed an iota since 2010. I ordered the Vegetable Tagine and had... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Stratford, and there are lots of good ones! Creative choices, always fresh, great service, casual dark bistro-like atmosphere. Just make sure they are open, they have unusual hours.

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Thank LaRoyal
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had a lovely lunch at Down The Street before seeing a play recently. The food was good but overly ambitious. The special was a rib taco; the meat was soft and well seasoned but the "taco" was dry, thick and awkward to handle. Caesar Salad was better than the usual bowl of romaine and parmesan. The highlight dish is... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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?