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Rene's Bistro

20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mussels” (87 reviews)
“lamb shank” (25 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was travelling by myself, and while recommendations are recommended (it is a small venue), it was not busy on a Tuesday evening. I ordered the beet salad and braised lamb shank. The salad was accompanied by a selection of breads. The winelist was a...More

1  Thank David_in_Nova_Scotia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for a late dinner. The staff was friendly and attentive. Wanted to keep it light, so ordered soup and split a main course (some places have issues splitting meals, but Rene's Bistro was very accommodating and even brought the meal out on separate...More

Thank jodieferriby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed in food quality. Staff was great. Had salmon on a cedar board cover in need - not appealing. Gluten free bread was soggy. Oil and vinegar dipping sauce was bitter. Creme brulee was too sweet. Quite noisy room.

1  Thank Geri C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't be disappointed when you eat here. The food is fabulous. Margaret and the gang are very friendly and attentive. A will definitely be back.

Thank Sadie123ABC
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have been to Rene's several times and have always been impressed by the quality of food and the service. Margaret and Rene are very lovely people and their attention to detail shows up in every facet of this lovely restaurant. Food and service is...More

1  Thank ModernColumbus
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was recommended by a friend. We got lucky because we came after the show and they were booked but had a cancellation. Very tasty food. I ordered their soup to start and then a trout special which which was nicely presented. Good efficient service....More

1  Thank chickie-b
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A good variety on the breakfast menu at reasonable prices. Nice baked good offered too. A clean and cute restaurant.

Thank ANDREAR555283
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My friends and I had a pre-theatre dinner at Rene's in October. The staff are amazing; atmosphere was cozy and chic. Friends had a wonderful trout, I had delicious lobster mac-and-cheese. Good sized portions, but not huge so you have room for dessert!. Two of...More

Thank EeyoreCA
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The best bruschetta we have ever tasted! All the food and service were top quality, thank you! Will certainly be back next May!

Thank Chrisju2013
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a small place with limited seating. We didn't have reservations but it was a night when no plays were scheduled so we were told it was a slow night. Otherwise it might be wise to make resevationsl The service is great, the ambiance...More

Thank Richard D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we order off of the menu or is a set menu the only option??
6 September 2016|
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Response from Phyllis B | Reviewed this property |
Off the menu. No set menu.
Gerry J
Does Rene's have gluten free items
27 August 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.
I'd like to know how to make a reservation online for dinner on June 25th. Want a 6 pm seating.
10 April 2016|
Response from Joanne G | Reviewed this property |
We made a reservation on line for 22 and didn't have a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 877-508-1777
  • E-mail
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