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“RELAXED AND ELEGANT DINING EXPERIENCE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sophisto-Bistro

Sophisto-Bistro
9 Cobourg Street, Stratford, Ontario 5A 3E4, Canada
519.271.6442
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Ranked #46 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Price range: $34 - $42
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic, Canadian, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The ideal venue for a festive pre theatre or later dinner, Rundles is light-hearted, summery, and formal to a degree. Its modern haute cuisine is layered, balanced, and full of harmonious flavours. Wines range from small, local, boutique selections to those of the great houses of Bordeaux. The service is gracious, gastronomically literate, and charming. Rundles' award-winning, modernist architecture and interior design by Shim-Sutcliffe, are warmed by the humorous touches of Viktor Tinkl. The overall effect is that of time suspended, making one feel energized and inspired to live in the moment.
Dallas, Texas
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“RELAXED AND ELEGANT DINING EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Sophisto-Bistro in August. Looking back on our one week in Stratford, it was my favorite dining experience. We ate at all of the other highly rated restaurants in Stratford during that week. The service, atmosphere and food at Sophisto were wonderful. We brought our own bottle of wine which they served with a corkage charge. We look forward to returning to this restaurant next season, and we will definitely try Rundles next time as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for dining with us, and taking time to share your review of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you in future.
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Canterbury, NH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Wonderful Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had an excellent meal here. The service is first rate and each dish is carefully prepared and beautifully presented. It IS pricey but well worth the cost.

Visited August 2013
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R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for dining with us, and taking time to share your review of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you in future.
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“Business was so slow, Bistro was served in Rundles.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Very pricey and elaborate for pre-theater since their business is so slow that Bistro was closed and given a table and menu for Rundles. Service was attentive, food, food was good, but more elaborate and costly than expected or needed pre-theater.

Visited September 2013
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Stratford
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“yet again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

as always, a fabulous experience at Rundles... never a let down in quality


from the staff to the food the attention to detail is spot on and not pretentious making every moment enjoyable and one to remember

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thank you for dining with us, and taking time to share your review of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you in future.
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“The perfect pre-show place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The Bistro menu is well organized and include homestyle dishes such as Braised Shortrib. Price range is better than Rundles but with same good quality of food. Service was good and food came in a timely fashion so we were not pressed for time getting to the show. Could use a few more desserts on the menu. A good experience overall

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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