We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

R&L Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mediterranean, Contemporary, International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
Website
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, 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.
read more
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 183 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Surprisingly Good!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
hopecitylife
,
Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bracebridge, Canada
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
bracebridge
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bracebridge
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed R&L Bistro also viewed

Bracebridge, Muskoka District
Bracebridge, Muskoka District
 
Bracebridge, Muskoka District
Bracebridge, Muskoka District
 

Been to R&L Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Mediterranean, Contemporary, International

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from R&L Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?