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Rene's Bistro

20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (96 reviews)
“lamb shank” (33 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went for a pre show dinner last night to celebrate my 53rd birthday. What a warm and genuine welcome and what great food! The planked rainbow trout, wine, soup and service were out of this world. Do not hesitate to dine here if in Stratford....More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Possibly the finest food in Stratford currently. Rene's is open only for dinner and has limited space, so tables our close together and surroundings can seem a bit crowded and noisy. Apart from this reservation, dining at Rene's is a wonderful experience. Reservations are usually...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Rene's always pleases. Food and service are friendly and great! We book weeks in advance to make sure we get a table as they fill up before theater on weekends.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Our annual trip to Stratford is not complete without a trip to Rene's Bistro, a delightful restaurant in the heart of the city. This time, we were joined by a friend who owns an upscale restaurant in another city in Canada. So the standard of...More

Thank scottie4851
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We like Rene's because it is busy and exciting. The food is really good and the service excellent. Anytime we go to Stratford for a show, we have dinner at Rene's. It is always busy and full of conversation.

Thank haroldd320
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My friends and I came here for dinner and we absolutely loved the food and the service! The seafood mac and cheese was delicious and very filling. I even had some leftovers which tasted just as good the next day (which is quite an anomaly...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Luckily we had an early reservation as this place is very popular. My salmon was superior, and the rest of my party were equally pleased with their orders. Although it's a fine dining place, there is no need to dress up. Wait staff was attentive...More

Thank Shopper906
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have been to Rene's several times over the past few visits to the Shakespeare Festival. This is not a large place and reservations are a must. The menu isn't large but everything is prepared with great aplomb and loving care. The portions are large...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

The mussels, mushroom fusilli, seafood mac made with gluten free pasta and a warm pecan tart were crowd pleasers. The mussels were fresh with a lovely broth and a big enough bowl for the shells. The pasta dishes were flavorful with tender pasta. The mushroom...More

Thank wextravelgal
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This classy little restaurant was popular with our group of 6. Everyone had an excellent dinner and service was good. Reservations are a must as it's a small restaurant and really busy.

Thank NaplesGG
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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?
6 September 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
You can order off the menu.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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
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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