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R&L Bistro

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193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank cooper752016
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Tina H
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Michael B
Gravenhurst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Prime Rib Wednesday's is our favorite go to place for a casual dinner. Excellent Prime Rib and service every time. We have been several times for this special. Reasonably priced too.

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Thank Mary S
Ancaster, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

R&L is in a great location and looked inviting. To our surprise we were greeted with "IT'S A 20 WAIT". The warning came from the server who looked mad at us for showing up. I asked why when the restaurant is half empty. ANSWER: We have a table of 7 which has backed up the kitchen. I had to stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$26
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups
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
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
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.

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