We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Keystone Alley

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
+1 519-271-5645
Website
Today
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 16:30 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 255: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hidden gem with great food and great atmosphere. Newly renovated. Friendly service. Value for money. We'll be back.

Helpful?
2 Thank Caspernel
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the daily special. German influenced dinner with schnitzel and an outstanding warm potato salad. Nice presentation, tender, not salty. The service was attentive and pleasant. To top off the lunch, although I don't normally have desert, we enjoyed a deconstructed carrot cake. Perfect plate....looked great and tasted even better. Overall, excellent value and a lovely lunch.

Helpful?
1 Thank Johnny V
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this hidden gem that's slightly off the beaten track and boy are we Glad we did. This family run restaurant caters to everyone. The freshness of the food was better than that of my home country (a tropical island). We found the menu extremely well written and easy to read, there is literally something for everyone. My... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Skye_angmo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to go home tonight to write our review after a memorable dinner. Thank you to the Keystone Alley Staff for making us feel so special and for taking such good care of us! We had the beet salad, stuffed pasta, hippie bowl (great name) and the beef brisket). If you can believe it we even had room for... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Kingston J
London, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband I had a wonderful date night at the Keystone Alley. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. I especially enjoyed the pickerel and the calamari which was the appetizer. We will certainly return for another date night!

Helpful?
6 Thank florencepettinger
TheKeystoneAlley, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had such a positive experience and love that we can provide you and your husband with a great date night! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to Keystone with my daughter, for my birthday. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere was cozy and interesting, and the food delicious!!!

Helpful?
2 Thank Kerry B
TheKeystoneAlley, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review Kerry! Glad you had a great dining experience for your birthday! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have eaten at Keystone Alley many times on our various trips to Stratford. You can rely on it to have delicious food and good service. They are ready to get theatergoers in and out on time but without making you feel rushed. I love their desserts, too, and the Pavlova is my favorite! Be sure to make a reservation... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Karin K
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

With a theatre appointment looming, we asked the waitress for speedy service, and they delivered with aplomb and courtesy. We both ordered Mussels in White Wine (Moules Marinère - it is an appetizer), and the dish was perfect tasty, just the right amount with a delicious broth that was soaked up by excellent bread. The dining room is attractively appointed,... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank sunnyside316
TheKeystoneAlley, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. We are happy you had such a great experience and appreciate you recommending our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

All around great! Had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Restaurant wasn't completely full so service was prompt and the food was delicious!

Helpful?
4 Thank Ilovetoeat20
TheKeystoneAlley, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for our Sunday lunch! Glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The moment we walked in, the aroma was our first clue it was going to be a great meal. The menu choices were varied and it was hard to select one thing. The spring roll appetizer was perfect with a chili ginger dipping sauce. We had the brisket and the fowl preparation of the night. Both excellent and just perfectly... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Sandra B
TheKeystoneAlley, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this review

Thank you Sandra for the great feedback! We are glad you had a wonderful dining experience. We hope you do return to Stratford and visit us again! More 

Travellers who viewed Keystone Alley also viewed

Stratford, Ontario
Stratford, Ontario
 
Stratford, Ontario
Stratford, Ontario
 

Been to Keystone Alley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Canadian, Italian, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-5645
Description
For three decades The Keystone Alley Café has continually evolved, from its start as a small coffee shop into the popular casual fine dining restaurant that you see today. The Keystone Alley Cafe was named after the well-known Keystone Bakery located on these premises earlier. The 'alley' in the current name describes the area adjacent to the restaurant used for patio dining in the summer months. The Keystone Alley Cafe strives to provide a family style menu of fresh, bold flavoured foods, while supporting locally and sustainably. Over the years, many improvements have been made, including the addition of the "Key'd Inn", a spacious two bedroom suite rental situated above the restaurant.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Keystone Alley and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Keystone Alley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?