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Sophisto-Bistro - CLOSED

9 Cobourg Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1, Canada
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Oct 16, 2014
“MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN STRATFORD, HANDS DOWN”
Aug 3, 2014
“AVOID THIS RESTAURANT IF YOU ARE GOING TO THEATER!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Canadian, French, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
9 Cobourg Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1, Canada
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31 - 40 of 50 reviews

Reviewed August 7, 2012

Every dish we had was fantastic. If your are a foodie this is the place you should go. The service was good, the food was exquisite, it would rate high even in a high end city restaurant market. It's pricey for sure, but if you...More

Thank Paul H
R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear Paul H., Thank you very much for dining with us at Sophisto-Bistro. Your positive review is duly noted and appreciated by all of us here. We are a "foodie" restaurant of note in Stratford and area; we are very proud of the work we...More

Reviewed July 26, 2012

The wonderful juxtaposition of shrimp and pork belly. Great seed bread. Love the whimsical covers on the entreesMore

Thank Stephanae K
R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear Stephanae K., Thank you very much for dining with us at Sophisto-Bistro. Your positive review means a lot to us, T.A. members and travellers alike. We are glad you enjoyed the dumplings of shrimp and pork belly, our homemade breads, and our main dish...More

Reviewed July 20, 2012

Having noted some of the reviews earlier this month complaining of poor service I was a bit apprehensive about trying the Bistro. However the owners obliviously pay attention to Trip Advisor because the service was very personable attentive and efficient. The food was sublime. I...More

Thank HamishToronto
R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear HamishToronto, Thank you very much for dining with us at Sophisto-Bistro. We appreciate the time you took to write positively about your dining experience. And we cannot thank you enough for sharing your feedback with us, and fellow T.A. members alike. We hope to...More

Reviewed July 6, 2012

As a Stratford resident for the last 7 years, it is without any doubt (but not without some risk of bodily harm) that I say Chef Neil Baxter is by far the best chef in town. He admirably continues to explore new techniques and trends...More

Thank Derek B
R M, Public Relations Manager at Sophisto-Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear Derek_Barnes, Thank you very much for dining with us at Sophisto-Bistro. Your glowing review makes us all very proud of the work we do here each service, each season. We look forward to seeing you in future, and making sure we continue to meet...More

Reviewed June 29, 2012

We've always been impressed with the food at Rundles. For June lunch reservations, we were told that the Bistro menu was being served. I'm still not sure how the two restaurants differ or when reservations at the more reasonably-priced Bistro are available. Bistro lunch is...More

1  Thank TourerOntario
Reviewed May 25, 2012

On the recommendation of our innkeeper, William, we tried Sopisto Bistro. Wow. The food was incredible. After an appetizer of charcuterie (a generous portion, i might add), Wife had braised short ribs, i had duck ham. Both were wonderful, although the braised short ribs might...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed April 13, 2012

We decided to try their bistro on our last visit to Stratford. There is less space in the bistro dining room, and the menu is different. Food was great; service was nice. Bistro wines were extremely affordable, sourced from one of our favourite wineries based...More

5  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed April 11, 2012

What a deal in Stratford. High quality cuisine, yet, more affordable than Rundles. Braised short ribs fell off the bone. Wine was cheap. The bread and butter was impressive. Andrew, our waiter, was prince charming, and knew each dish served to our party, inside and...More

7  Thank T G
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We dined at Rundles one evening during our stay next door at Rundles Morris House. And the other evening, we were just as impressed by the dinner experience offered inside their more casual dining room, Sophisto-Bistro. The bistro menu is different from Rundles dinner menu,...More

9  Thank Frank S
Reviewed March 22, 2012

My friends and I decided to do dinner here before theater. We enjoyed the food, cheap vino, and faultless service. Bravo!

11  Thank Stan P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $38
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cobourg Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
Description
Rundles' Sophisto-Bistro will no longer be available. Rundles Restaurant will be open as usual, for our 40th season in Stratford, from May 20 to September 17, 2016. Cheers, The Rundles Team
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