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The Prune Restaurant

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151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada (Nile Street)
+1 519-271-5052
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Food was fabulous, small restaurant with very knowledgeable staff always ready to help with selections. Ambiance is charming and romantic.

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Thank 3232DavidM
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 323DavidM, Thank you so much for your kind review - we hope to see you again in the near future! Regards, The Prune Team More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The ambience in this small restaurant is nice and the service is friendly, although a bit slow. I was disappointed in the portion sizes and some of the dishes were more suitable to a spa menu. We ordered a cold pea soup, which was very flavourful, but only contained about half a cup of soup. It left me unsatisfied because... More 

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Thank Carol S
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carol S, Thank you for your review. As for the function of our 2, 3, or 4 course prix fixe menu, it is strategically laid out so that guests are able to enjoy their personally selected number of courses with the option of having additional sides added to their meal that night. Consequently this allows each and every guest... More 

Hensall ON
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

4 gals from work went for supper last week, we had heard that it was possible to go home hungry,. Not true. we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the young server was most helpful and not cloying at all. she explained to us what some of the dishes were created using. I was thinking of trying the skate fish but... More 

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Thank hensalltravelers
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear hensalltravelers, Thank you so much for your gracious and kind review! We are in the process of trying to design a accessible washroom so that guests do not have to go downstairs - fingers crossed it all works out! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and I do hope we see you all... More 

Clinton Township, Michigan
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

OK, let’s get the good stuff out of the way first. The food was more than delicious, it was ambitious and heavenly. The setting seamlessly blends a modern chic interior into a beautiful Victorian house. Our waitress (I think her name was Theresa) was friendly, professional and helpful throughout our dinner. So what’s the problem? The problem is the confusing,... More 

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Thank joemazzara51
Shelley W, Public Relations Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Joemazzara51, We welcome, as we always have, feedback from our customers but feel as though your review is somewhat misleading. We are glad that you enjoyed your service from Theresa, we pride ourselves on the professionalism and friendliness of our service staff. We apologize if you found the pricing structure of the rib steak confusing - it is certainly not... More 

Williamsville
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302 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had good service on our recent dinner here. You pay by the number of courses that you order - 2, 3, or 4. For some menu items, there is a supplemental charge. If you want a starch with you meal, you will need to either order a "mid-course" (one risotto, one pasta to choose from), or you will need... More 

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Thank pasbuffalo
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear pasbuffalo, First of all, thank you for your review. Id like to address a few points in your review as we were unaware of your dissatisfactions that evening. We pride ourselves in offering high quality, fresh and locally inspired dishes to our guests - with six appetizer options, two mid courses, seven main courses and five desserts - we... More 

Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A friend and I were in town to see a couple of Stratford Festival productions and after reading the good reviews, we decided on dinner at the Prune. The restaurant lived up to all the glowing reports that we read. Our table was beside the window, looking out at the patio, where we felt very comfortable. The service was excellent... More 

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Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Well_Travelled_TO, Thank you so much for your review - we truly do appreciate it. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves with us when you were in town for a few theatre productions. We couldn't be more delighted. We strive on making our dishes unique by utilizing fresh and local produce! We do hope to see you... More 

Alliston, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I chose this place for a special birthday celebration and it was above expectations. Superior service exceeded only by the choice and quality of the meal. This is an outstanding choice for a special occasion or memorable night out.

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Thank RickMcH
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear RickMcH, We are so happy to hear your enjoyed your dinner with us here and honoured that you chose to spend the evening with us celebrating such a special day! Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, The Prune Team More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The Prune is for diners who prefer quality over quantity, who want to slowly savor layers of complex flavors over three or four courses. The servers are adept at pairing each course with wines. I've been here twice now and look forward to next year.

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Thank Chris R
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chris R, We really appreciate your review and so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us again this year! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Regards, The Prune Team More 

Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful little restaurant near downtown but off the beaten path. Very friendly and attentive staff. We tried the chicken liver mousse appetizer- delicious and very rich-delightful!! For the main course we had the albacore tuna and the chicken dish- both very good. For dessert, I tried the cheese plate which was ample and derived from local sources-outstanding with a nice... More 

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Thank TKS1028
Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TKS1028, Thank you very much for your review - we are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! We strive to make each and every guests experience with us here memorable. We do hope to see you again soon before we close for the season! Regards, The Prune Team More 

Hakalau, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I always make sure to visit The Prune when I am In Stratford and chef Bryan Steele and his team in the kitchen did not disappoint! We tried the house made pate, the smoked trout, risotto, tortelli, Cornish hen, the beef (an amazing piece of meat, so smooth and almost velvety). You can taste that everything is made in house.... More 

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Shelley W, Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear randyatmahanahouse, Thank you for your review - we appreciate all the kind words from your evening with us and really do hope to see you again soon! Regards, The Prune Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$52
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
    (Nile Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-5052
Description
Contemporary Canadian cuisine under the creative guidance of Executive Chef Bryan Steele which celebrates the bounty of local producers and growers. Innovation and creativity explores world cuisines while the classics are presented in new and sophisticated ways to create an uplifting and memorable dining experience. The wine program showcases boutique labels from both local and international growers, and our front-of-house team offers elevated service in a casually elegant style. We pride ourselves on every guest feeling welcomed and fulfilled long after their dining adventure.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?