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Rene's Bistro

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20 Wellington St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 519-508-1777
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Barrie, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

While visiting Stratford we went for dinner at Rene's Bistro. It was highly recommended by people that had experienced eating there. We were not disappointed. We had a great meal of mussels, Char and vegetables. Delicious!. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. We were not rushed and able to take our time and enjoy. I would recommend this Bistro to... More 

Thank Fran847
Ithaca NY
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, friendly and effective staff. Overall just a very fine and satisfying experience. The location close to the old city hall and other historic buildings merely adds to the enjoyment of walking down there for dinner.

Thank grumpy_pig
Stratford, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Rene's Bistro is first class from start to finish! Excellent service right from the greeting when you arrive by the hostess, to the wait staff to all the way to when you leave - warm, friendly and first class. The menu is short - not many dishes - but it covers a range of tastes. I am confident you could... More 

Thank James M
Wyandotte, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed the Brushetta for an appetizer. I had the salmon and she had the talapia. Wine with the meal, and everything was very good.

Thank walker258369
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I love, love, love this resturant! I cannot wait for it to open in the spring. Huge fan of the salmon and the bruschetta is amazing. Service has always been top notch!

Thank JackDanielSushi
Stratford, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Food is excellent as is the service. Love this restaurant and the owners are the best!! We have dined her on many occasions and have never been disappointed.

Thank joang18
Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a tiny little restaurant with not a ton of seating and what is there is cramped with other tables close together but that is part of the charm. The food is delicious and the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. We go there every year during the Festival and have never been disappointed. They incorporate a lot of... More 

Thank Tracy K
Stratford, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Rene's came highly recommeded so was looking forward to it. Service was great but the food was bland. Tables were so crowded together a diner fell across our table trying to walk to theirs. Would not return

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Noblesville, Indiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This restaurant is one of our favorite places to dine when we are in Stratford. The menu is simple and elegant. The food is excellent and the service friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. We particularly enjoy the many delicious versions of mussels on the menu. So much so that during our last visit we skipped ordering entrees and simply ordered several... More 

Thank frgreen3
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We often have our pre-theatre dinner at Rene's if the show we are seeing is at the Avon. There is lots of parking nearby and it is an easy stroll to the theatre. A 6 p.m. reservation will get you out in plenty of time to browse the gift shop and read the playbill before the show. The evening we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-508-1777
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. Margaret Masters his fiancé is the front of house manager. 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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