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Rene's Bistro

20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (104 reviews)
“lamb shank” (33 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As opposed to another 'upscale' dining establishment I reviewed in Stratford this August, Rene's Bistro is the real thing. It combines attentive service with a well thought out menu with delicious results. I ordered the lamb shank which was done to perfection. The accompanying sides...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food, service, ambience, attention to detail were magnificent Have eaten yearly for the past five years through different owners the quality improved with each.

Thank petrom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived an hour early to see if we could move our reservation up. The hostess/owner asked us to wait just a few minutes and she would have a table ready. From the minute we arrived, we were welcomed with courteous hospitality and smiling faces....More

1  Thank Keith K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular spot and deservedly so - the food was very good. There were people constantly at the door looking for tables in this busy theatre season. The service was excellent.

Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Rene's because of the reviews on trip advisor. It's good but not over the top. What was noticeable, the service and the muscle dishes. The gentlemen that served us was attentive, very pleasant and his aim was to please. A super person. We...More

1  Thank tina r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many restaurants in Stratford but somehow missed Renee’s. Made a reservation to eat before a show and the place was packed. Our waitress, Bethany( not Britany which she said many people called her!) was personable. Wait staff all pitched in to...More

Thank Traveliz100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Stratford to see a show and have dinner for our anniversary. We didn't make a reservation and Rene's was full but the hostess asked us to wait a few minutes and she cleared a table and sat us. She made us feel so welcome...More

Thank DeAnna A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Rene's on TripAdvisor and made a reservation. When we got there, we discovered we had actually been there last time we were in Stratford a number of years ago. It's still excellent! My husband chose a lamb dish for his entree; I had...More

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience here - great food and friendly people! The food was excellent and the service was perfect.

Thank IrishCanadianFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rene’s was a great voice for our anniversary dinner. The ambiance is nice, wait staff are lovely, and menu was superb. We got mussels to start - highly recommend the coconut curry style. Amazing! Seafood Mac n cheese was great but the mushroom Wellington was...More

Thank mckeanh
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Jacqueline H
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Lucy B | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure if they give out their recipes. You could give them a call and ask?
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
You can order off the menu.
Gerry J
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Lynne M | Reviewed this property |
Just as the above clients have suggested, this restaurant will take care of any food issues you may have including gluten free food. I love this restaurant to bits and have no problem with recommending it highly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $27
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 877-508-1777
Rene's Bistro is located at 20 Wellington Street in beautiful Downtown Stratford. Rene Delafranier is the Chef of our Bistro. Rene is also a graduate of the Stratford Chef School. Rene uses fresh local ingredients on the menu. Everything is made in house this includes the breads, vinaigrettes, soups and even the desserts. Thank you so much and we look forward to you dining with us. Please visit the website for the correct menu items. Thank you
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