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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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Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Susan Dunfield has retired Down The Street is now under new ownership

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Good casual dining in downtown Stratford

This unpretentious bistro with a somewhat funky decor (sheer fabric panels hanging from the ceiling) has a limited but adequate menu of food items and an inventive cocktail menu almost as long as the food menu. Dinner there was tasty and reasonably priced. Order one of the signature cocktails and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Water_Lily61
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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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This unpretentious bistro with a somewhat funky decor (sheer fabric panels hanging from the ceiling) has a limited but adequate menu of food items and an inventive cocktail menu almost as long as the food menu. Dinner there was tasty and reasonably priced. Order one of the signature cocktails and watch the bartender put on a show.

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We landed here because where we wanted to eat was full and they recommended Down the Street... Did they do that to make themselves look so much better? We managed to get a table on the street, and with the warm weather this was fine. This appears to be an up-and coming place or a want-to-be such, judging by menu... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Really nice cozy atmosphere. Pretty eclectic menu. Good wait staff. Asian salads were great. Good selection of wines and beer.

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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Attended this restaurant now with new owners. Better place good food fun atmosphere. A more enjoyable dining experience now.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The service was fast and friendly. The organic beer was good, as was the iced tea. The burger and fish and chips were tasty. Very quaint restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice atmosphere and great size restaurant in the heart of Stratford. Visited a friend and she recommended the just reopened restaurant. I think it was still the first week but everything was really enjoyable from the service to the fantastic food. Classy decoration and interesting menu and drinks. Would love to go back and explore more from that menu and... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My cousin and I arrived here at about 14.45, hoping to get something light to eat as we were booked elsewhere for pre-theatre dinner at 17.30. We were told that the kitchen had closed (I see now that lunch is served 11.30 - 14.30). However, the chef was asked if he could do something for us and he made a... More 

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London Ontario
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Food and service are outstanding - but the beer and wine lists are even better. A real hidden gem. Best time to go is after thereafter goers have left........great time to chill and enjoy it all.

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Oakville, Canada
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Restaurant was closed the last few visits with brown paper on the windows. New menu and restaurant open this time ... but I can't tell what they changed inside. Booked a 7 pm reso. People before us arrived late so we had to wait too. Very loud-- couldn't hear each other. Big time ventilation problem for food odors inside.Tiny martini... More 

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Elora, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My daughter and I decided to try lunch at this restaurant after it's reopening. We did expect a new decor, but it appeared to be the same as I remembered from years past. Bears no matter to the food, but fresh surrounding s are always nice. We ordered spring rolls as an app to share. Very nice with a flavourful... More 

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Additional Information about Down The Street Bar & Cafe

Address: 30 Ontario St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3G8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-273-5886
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
Cuisine: American, International, Pub, Healthy, Gastropub

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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?