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R&L Bistro

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193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

It's absolutely beyond my comprehension that there is even one negative review on this gem of a restaurant. We have dined there several times and have never found fault with any aspect. The food is always cooked to perfection by very capanly kitchen, the staff courteous , friendly and professional and several conversations with other diners have made for memorable... More 

Thank Brucehig
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Thank you Adam and Rick for a fantastic evening - our food was absolutely delicious as were the wines. An excellent menu with something for everyone. The atmosphere and attention to detail is spot on. Looking forward to returning on our next trip to Canada!

Thank Sharon A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

returned last Wednesday without a reservation. The waiter informed us that it was their prime rib special and that most of the menu was available too. We were seated promptly and our order was taken quickly. Every table in the place was taken and we were surprised at how quickly the order of two prime rib dishes was served. It... More 

Thank cooper752016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We have joined friends twice for breakfast with the same results. Both time i ordered sausage with my eggs. The first time the sausage was burnt and the second time they were dry. I realized that the sausage was being recooked. Both my wife and I agreed that for a restaurant that is class as a high end bistro our... More 

Thank Ted M
muskokaguys, Owner at R&L Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Ted M .Thank you for your comments. I sincerely apologise for the issues with your sausages. After reviewing your comments we have instituted a cook to order policy. This may add cooking time, but quality food does take longer. I hope we will see you again at R&L Bistro. Rick Peltomaki (Owner) More 

St Albans, Hertsd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We arrived in Bracebridge one sunny Sunday after driving up from Niagara and had the best brunch, food amazing great menu real surprise in this lovely town. Staff helpful and friendly will definitely be back. Annemarie

Thank Annemarie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Wanted to have a nice dining experience for my boyfriend and I - something with great food, good service, a nice table for a relaxed and unrushed type of dinner.. this place offered us all of that! Sat by the window at a table for 2 near the fireplace. Adam was our server - he was attentive and has a... More 

Thank Tina H
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Rick & Adam were charming hosts and perfectly attentive to our needs throughout the meal. The quality of the food was superb, from salad, to main course (stuffed chicken breast, pork loin and pasta primavera with shrimp) to the scrumptious desserts (carrot cake, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate ganache). It's our new favorite place in Bracebridge!!!!

Thank BBoop2205
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We have put R & L as our #1 dining spot in Bracebridge. Last friday, we went with our guests for truly fine dining. For starters, we had PEI mussels in aThai curry suce and escargots in a special prresention, a great start for dinner. The main courses were med rare New Zealand lamb chops perfectly done, mediterranean chicken, pasta... More 

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Dorset, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you are looking for fine dining in Muskoka, with great service and a relaxed atmosphere, you need to visit R&L Bistro in Bracebridge. It is located on the main street, Manitoba, at the corner with Ann Street. We returned last Thursday night after a lengthy absence, hoping it would be as nice as we remembered. Five of the tables... More 

Thank D2squared
Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

A week ago we returned to R & L's for dinner and as, usual, enjoyed every minute of it. Michael is not a big eater but loves seafood. The special of the night was a creamy pasta; however, since Michael prefers a tomato sauce, they did this and added large shrimp to the order. It was so appetizing the table... More 

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Canadian, International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 705-646-2237
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?