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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 #14 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
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 NEW

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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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213 reviews 213 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been coming to Stratford and eating here for a number of years and it never disappoints. The food is good, the menu is interesting without being precious and changes frequently and the service is always efficient and friendly. Unlike many restaurants in Stratford who serve small town food at big city prices, this serves big city food at... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have eaten here before and had an excellent experience so we had high hopes for a repeat. Unfortunately it was a huge disappointment. The service was slow and disorganized. The menu was limited and there were no evening specials. We had burgers, fish tacos, and steak, all of which were not terribly creative but expensive for what you got.... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
725 helpful votes 725 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were recommended by a friend to go here. Also, we read great reviews here, and it was featured on Lonely Planet. I called on the day in advance to book a table for dinner (I heard it gets very busy). The lady asked if we had been there before. I said no and she said we should check the... More

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