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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 61 restaurants in Bracebridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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 NEW

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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St. George, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had dinner here last Saturday evening --had visited before for breakfast. The meal was excellent--wonderful variety of appetizing choices. My husband had the curry --very tasty and I had the filet --cooked perfectly. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent food and atmosphere. The restaurant is small and intimate. The meal presentation was very appealing and the food portions were just the right size. Everything was cooked perfectly and the taste was spectacular. With a window seat you can enjoy watching the outdoor activity with the view of a fountain across the street. The service was unbelievable and very... More

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Bala, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant, great service, excellent food. We had the mussels in Thai sauce as an appetizer...to die for. And don't miss the desserts, a great and unique variety.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A good and varied breakfast....... belgian waffles with your choice of toppings and whipped cream were very tasty

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Ajax, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My 3 friends and I came here on a recommendation from one of the shop owners on the street. She gave us a list of four restaurants and we are glad we stopped here. We loved our selections: fresh burgers with salsa and a vegetarian meal with shrimps (this was a little bland, but not the chef's fault as we... More

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