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R&L Bistro

193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
705-646-2237
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Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Bracebridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $26
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Today we were travelling from our cabin near Parry Sound, Ontario and decided to stop in Bracebridge, Ontario for breakfast. We chose the R & L Bistro since they advertised they serve breakfast. To our amazement at 10:15 am. there were only two tables left in the restaurant. The rest were taken or reserved - at 10:15 on a Sunday... More

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Well we had another great meal as my wife and I came here to celebrate my birthday. To my shock and awe Adam our server sang happy birthday to me Marilyn Monroe style. But I digress. I had the jumbo scallops as a starter and they melted in my mouth then a full rack of lamb for the main finished... More

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Port Carling, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visit R&L 3 or 4 times a year. Regardless of the season, we always get a warm welcome, great service and excellent food at a fair price. This is our favorite restaurant in Muskoka for certain, and probably anywhere.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I very rarely write reviews of places unless they are exceptional, nor will I write one that is a generalisation, such as the one titled '5 STAR REVIEWS INACCURATE'. My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting friends, at their cottage near Bracebridge, for two months, beginning the second week of June, we were hoping to have a sunny... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have been here a couple of times and always enjoyed the food very much. Staff is very friendly as well.

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Huntsville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

What a wonderful way to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary.We were met at the door by Adam the great front of the house man.....and things just went up from there! Enjoyed our apertif and the tasty flatbread with tapenade and feta cheese served while we were perusing the menu.The rest of the meal was an epicurean delight thanks to chef... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I found ourselves in Bracebridge recently and knowing we were going had researched some of the local restaurants. After reviewing menus, pricing and looking at some customer comments we selected the R&L Bistro. We are very glad we did. The staff is very friendly making you feel very welcome as soon as you enter the restaurant....right up... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Thanks to Tripadvisor - we found this wonderful, intimate, modern bistro while visiting Canada Day week-end. Sunday they feature a Prime Rib Special - so we knew we were up to it. The restaurant is lovely inside - with lots of natural light from the huge picture windows...white linens and candles on the tables. We were greeted by the owners/chef... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our friends visiting from Scotland had taken us here for a meal and while the food was good it wasn't the most flavorful. Service was excellent but there were a couple of hiccups with availability of items on the menu. The server however did a very good job of keeping us entertained. Will go back and try breakfast or lunch.

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Barrie, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fabulous place. Ask them about catering. They truly deliver every time. Great atmosphere and fabulous service.

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