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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 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: American, International, Healthy, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in historic downtown Stratford, since 1993. Warm lively bar, neighbourly high-energy bistro dining. Open kitchen, seasonal menus featuring local and organic produce. VQA award-winning wine list, local craft & import brews. Upbeat music. "Stratford's hippest late night spot". Reservations may be made in person or by telephone.
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English first
Toronto
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to try Down The Street before going to see King Lear. The room was casual and fun with music in the background. The place became very busy very fast! Good thing we made a reservation well in advance. Many customers had to be turned away at the door because they were completely full for pretheatre service. The menu... More

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WATERLOO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were a party of 10 and they accommodated us without hesitation. When you first walk in it feels like you entered a restaurant in NYC! There is music playing loud but not to loud that you can't have a conversation. I loved the small, bohemian feel of this place. Food was amazing and came hot to the table. Place... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've eaten dinner and lunch here at least a dozen times, with friends and family, over the past several years. The food is very good, it's a theatre crowd, and it's a really great place to come after evening shows.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Bit tricky to get in touch for a reservation, but once I connected, everything went fine. Great service, good food, Fun and pleasant place.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had our first meal at the restaurant several years ago and it was superb. This time the menu had changed but I figured I was safe with the fish tacos. It's pretty hard to wreck fish tacos, but they were burned and I don't think they had been cooked with any seasoning at all. My boyfriend's pizza was burned... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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