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R&L Bistro

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$$$
French, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
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11:00 am - 2:00 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
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: R&L Bistro is a small quaint Bistro on Manitoba Street in the heart of...
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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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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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
Anniversary Dinner

R&L Bistro is in some ways like being at home without having to do the dishes. My wife and I both lead busy lives and when we go out for dinner it has to be more than just great food. R&L Bistro is a local restaurant for us; Adam & Rick have their own flare on how to make their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Danny J
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Bracebridge, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

R&L Bistro is in some ways like being at home without having to do the dishes. My wife and I both lead busy lives and when we go out for dinner it has to be more than just great food. R&L Bistro is a local restaurant for us; Adam & Rick have their own flare on how to make their... More 

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Thank Danny J
Port Carling, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been there for a while, and we chose a quiet night In January. As usual, service was prompt, attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and very fresh. Considering the very reasonable prices, I think that this is probably the best restaurant in the area. Will be there again in the summer.

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Thank David S
Bracebridge, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a Christmas Party for staff and it was the perfect place to celebrate. The Buddha Salad was to die for and the Sticky Toffee pudding was a real treat. The chef was very open to offering us nut free, gluten free and dairy free options. The atmosphere was so relaxing, we could have stayed all day. Having the place... More 

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1 Thank PCL0910
Bracebridge, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cosy and the atmosphere is great. The staff are friendly and the chef always comes out to talk to us.

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2 Thank Donald J
Lake of Bays, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to R & L's on special occasions with friends and family. This time it was a last minute get-together with some friends from Wood Lake. Despite being the first night open after New Year, and the menu being a little limited due to shortages, Adam and the rest of the staff made it a memorable time. The food... More 

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2 Thank FGovan
Bracebridge, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

There was a lady serving us who was very unfriendly. She never once smiled, greeted us, told us her name or said thank you once we left.

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5 Thank Susan G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I absolutely love going to this little gem! The food is superb and the staff made us feel like we were family. Every time we visit R & L's either for breakfast (eggs benny is always cooked to perfection) or dinner, whenever we leave, we can't wait to go back again! Well Done!!

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1 Thank Leah J
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Using the term "hidden" may seem ironic since this resto features large picture windows fronting Manitoba St. However, its subdued signage and tasteful decor is easy to miss driving by. We had a delightful staff dinner featuring choice pickerel with delicious sides. The service was prompt and professional. With a busy main street in full view, there remains is a... More 

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1 Thank Faizal B
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a friend for lunch. Service was friendly and efficient we both enjoyed the lunch and desert. Some menu items were running out quickly, although the restaurant was not that busy.

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2 Thank Dmarzahl
Bracebridge, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Last night was our official snow fall of the year and we decided to go out to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season so, of course, we made reservations at R & L's. It was a busy evening for them but the wait staff/owers/chef were still very attentive and efficient. The menu has changed with more 'comfort food' on... More 

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1 Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 705-646-2237

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26
  • Cuisine: French, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?