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Rene's Bistro

20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (96 reviews)
“lamb shank” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 490 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here last year and enjoyed it but this time was less pleasing. Service is excellent but the recommended fish special was covered in way too much mustard. Veg was good and wine was ok but we will try somewhere else when we come...More

Thank franneee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great reception from Margaret and the staff. Our favorite restaurant in town. You will need to make a reservation as it is very popular

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner- mussels, seafood Mac & cheese and bruschetta. No room for dessert unfortunately! Service and food was very good.

Thank Cdntraveller060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend making reservations as there are not too many seats. We arrived at 6 pm on Tuesday and were lucky to find a table. 2 of us ordered a special "planked trout". It was delicious. The service was also attentive and quick

Thank AlexfromNorthYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went before going to see a band play on a Saturday night. It was just luck that we got in. They asked if we wanted the table right by the window or further in and I picked further in the room. I wish we...More

Thank slr2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Intimate restaurant with a wide menu. Great choice of mussels. Liberal portions. We had the coconut curried chicken and a daily trout special - both were delicious.

Thank johnny-how
Reviewed 14 May 2018

After back to back comparisons of the top two rated restaurants, I think Rene's should be #1. I think the menu is imaginative, the food well prepared and presented nicely. The staff is more attentive and the wine list is comprehensive enough to please most...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant for the first time. We both had carrot and ginger soup to start off with. It was delicious. For my entree I decided I was going to have the Seafood Mac and Cheese. I have a...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was our first time here, It was OK food tasted like it was frozen, We thought we would try it out as it was rated #2 in Stratford, but it can't compare to Keystone! We don't think we will be back.

1  Thank mossie66
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Went out to dinner for my mother’s birthday and it was amazing. There was 4 of us in the party. Service was amazing, food was timed perfectly between courses and the Pavlova was awesome for dessert. We have eaten here before and will definitely return....More

Thank Hayley M
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Jacqueline H
17 October 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?
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BarryRubin
6 September 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
You can order off the menu.
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Gerry J
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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