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193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
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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 - 8:00 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
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Bracebridge, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Although we frequent this establishment regularly, it was our first New Year's Eve dinner there and we were not disappointed. We had a group of 7 and we had a great time. The bistro is small and intimate and the perfect setting to celebrate the new year. It was a 'fixed menu' but oh so diverse - 6 appetizer choices,... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We just returned from another impeccable meal at R & L's. We celebrated New Years Eve here and were not disappointed. The lamb was " the best" my husband has ever had and my veal was terrific. The ambiance was fun and celebratory and my wine glass was never empty for long.! Tula looked great in a dress and her... More 

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Bracebridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

R&L's is our very favorite restaurant in Muskoka. We go there frequently. The staff is very friendly and fun. The food is excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Lovely... clean, delicious food, great service. We were there for lunch and will be back there tomorrow for breakfast.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went for pre-dinner wine and appetizers; excellent muscles and escargot. Service was very good; very hospitable

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Dorset, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I count the days and hours for my weekly visit to this gem of a restaurant on Sunday mornings for the most stellar brunch on the planet ~ yum yum! Their back bacon, home fried potatoes, pancakes, omelettes and French-pressed coffee are enough to make one sing! I love this place. Amen. P.S. Reservations are highly recommended, as the place... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had perfectly balanced service, very attentive and accommodating without being intrusive. Excellent wine recommendation to pair with our meal, a French chablis. Escargot prepared just right. The catch of the day was perfectly cooked delicate and flavorful. Deliicious homemade dessert made that day or the day before. Aromatic coffee. What else could one ask for.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had dinner at R&L on Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience. The ambiance is pleasant, and the service was very good, well paced, and as it wasn't overly busy, personalized. The soup (butternut squash) was excellent, as was the main (steak). Dessert was also wonderfully decadent. The "chocolate bar" was amazing. The menu is relatively short, which we... More 

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Additional Information about R&L Bistro

Address: 193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-646-2237
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 26
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, International

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