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R&L Bistro

193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
705-646-2237
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Ranked #2 of 58 restaurants in Bracebridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: R&L Bistro is a small quaint Bistro on Manitoba Street in the heart of downtown Bracebridge. We seat a maximum of 32 covers for lunch and dinner at one time. We do recommend reservations either by phone or online through our booking interface.Inside you will find a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere, with white linen table cloths. In the evening the atmosphere is decidedly romantic.A local artist provides the stunning artwork.Our food although simple and delicious, covers a wide array of cuisine styles from traditional French, to Asian and Italian dishes, all presented with flair.Our service is second to none, and in the evening is modeled on the service found at Michelin starred establishments.We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends to R&L Bistro.
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English first
Huntsville, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Twelve of us for Thursday lunch. VERY good food, ending in a visit to the hospital for a broken arm...the entrance way is very treacherous, and when I fell no-one from the restaurant came ti make sure I was OK.

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muskokaguys, Owner at R&L Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Joy M. Thank you for your review. We are very disheartened to learn that you had a serious fall after your lovely lunch at R&L Bistro last week. Please accept our sincerest apologies, and our wishes for a speedy recovery. Had we realised you had fallen we would have most definitely come to your assistance. We sincerely hope you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed a birthday dinner at R&L Bistro. The food was excellent with a wonderful variety of menu options available. There was a great atmosphere with lots of local patrons engaged and encouraged by Adam the waiter. Although I didn't pick up the tab, my wife said it was great value for money. We will be sure to try their... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Enjoyed a terrific meal and R&L Bistro on Friday, after a tough week in Toronto and fighting the traffic on Hwy. 400. The dining room is well appointed with crisp white linen cloths and candles. The service is welcoming and friendly while being professional. The fresh fish (haddock) was perfectly cooked and the warm shrimp starter on greens was a... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Food and service were as good as it gets. Love the organic meats and the friendly and efficient service.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Had the pleasure of having lunch and dinner at this restaurant last month. Tula was our server for lunch very friendly we had a reuben and monte Christo sandwich very tasty. Then my wife and I return for dinner it was excellent I had a tenderloin and wife had rack of lamb Adam was our server he was great he... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After dining at R & L Bistro for the first time this afternoon, I can say without a doubt we will not return. The menu, consisting of a faded, crumpled, and torn piece of Xerox paper, was boring, and unimaginative. Service was inattentive and slow: my companion's empty coffee was ignored throughout the meal, and we waited 30 minutes for... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Service is first rate and the food is always good. I started with the Caesar salad and Deb had the mushroom soup. The salad had very good flavour but did have some hard packaged croutons. The soup was light and tasty. For the mains, I had the haddock special... More

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Bracebridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good food and very nice people. It is easy to get to right downtown. A little be small and it would be better if it could accommodate outdoor seating.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. This place is a great success story only accomplished by hard work and customer service

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We hosted our staff Christmas Luncheon at R & L's Bistro. A group of 35 came together to celebrate the holiday season. We had our choice of 3 delicious menu options and they were delicious. The owner also created wonderful options for some of us with dietary restrictions. The atmosphere was wonderful. Holiday music playing softly in the backgroup, fire... More

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