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R&L Bistro

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$$$
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: R&L Bistro is a small quaint Bistro on Manitoba Street in the heart of...
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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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always Reliable

Last Thurs. night my husband & I decided to 'go out to dinner'. We tried 2 different restaurants in/around Bracebridge; one not open and the other holding a private function. Although we usually make reservations at R & L's, we went there on the off chance they were open and had seating for us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Michael B
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Bracebridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Last Thurs. night my husband & I decided to 'go out to dinner'. We tried 2 different restaurants in/around Bracebridge; one not open and the other holding a private function. Although we usually make reservations at R & L's, we went there on the off chance they were open and had seating for us. Yes. Adam met us at the... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Out for supper and Adam (our host) recommended the Seafood Stew. Could not believe the size of the dish. Can honestly say it was beyond expectation with the amount as well as the taste and variety of seafood ingredients. My wife had the curried chicken with dates & sultanas on rice. The curry was an in-house mixture that was perfectly... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As a suggestion from Riverwalk Restaurant since they don't do brunch beside Mother's Day. We came here for brunch. It was very nice. Service was pleasant. For was a great surprise. My omelet was cook perfectly. Just what I wanted for a Sunday brunch.

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Ontario
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Food was very good, atmosphere is friendly. However male server needs to change his attire...sweatpants very inappropriate for an upscale eatery.

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

Thank You for your comments. I am glad that you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch with our friendly service. We offer a selection of made to order entrees such as eggs parisienne, gourmet omelets, quiches and wraps as well as freshly squeezed orange juice and Mimosas. I also encourage you to try our wonderful lunches and dinners. Regarding your comments about... More 

Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small town conversation in a laid back environment. I enjoy this place for bith breakfast and dinner. The staff is friendly and the foon is good. Value is adequate.

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Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food for a very reasonable price. Very good service especially at lunch when you need to get back to the office. Lovely atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

While visiting Muskoka for work, I stumbled upon this great restaurant by chance. The food is excellent, and the service was top-notch. The atmosphere gives you the feeling of that you're eating in the city, yet the prices are more than fair. I was shocked that such a small town would offer such wonderful selection. Would definitely return.

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Bracebridge, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Can't imagine a better spot for breakfast.. Definitely our go to place for breakfast. Greta service and never disappointed.

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Bracebridge, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Came here with friends - started out with escargot & calamari - delicious! Beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection! Thai chicken and lamb curry were wonderful! Carrot cake is the best dessert option! We always choose this place because of the carrot cake!

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Bracebridge, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been to the R&L Bistro many times and there has never been a problem. The staff are always nice and caring towards you. The food is always excellent! The food is also very tasty. If you would like a nice tasty meal then I strongly advice you go to R&L's.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 705-646-2237

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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