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R&L Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Best brunch

Had brunch here last Sunday.....The food was fantastic...french toast stuffed with cherries and whip cream,YUM. My friend had eggs Hawaii very nice. They came with fresh fruit and salad, and they serve fresh OJ..would recommend going if you haven't.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
frenchdiner
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Had brunch here last Sunday.....The food was fantastic...french toast stuffed with cherries and whip cream,YUM. My friend had eggs Hawaii very nice. They came with fresh fruit and salad, and they serve fresh OJ..would recommend going if you haven't.

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Ontario
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Bracebridge, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We held our staff Christmas Lunch at R & L's. They closed the restaurant so all 35 of us could enjoy. It was so nice to be able to chat and enjoy the festive season as a big group. The food was yummy (best Carrot Cake ever). We had 3 options including a vegetarian option. They tweaked the dishes to... More 

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bracebridge
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Delicious roast beef on a bun accompanied by choice of salad or fries..the beef was delicious! Can't wait to have another. Only suggestion is that the restaurant is getting a bit "tired" in appearance. Some new table linens and newly-printed menus would go a long way to accomplishing this.

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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 0 - 26
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?