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Rene's Bistro

) #2 of 103 Restaurants in Stratford ££ - £££ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (96 reviews)
“lamb shank” (27 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We like to eat here at east once in a year and more often if possible. It is almost always crowded and reservations are a must. Go early to see a show afterwards. They help you get out in time. The maitre d' remembers us....More

Thank semigourmet2016
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Reservations are a must at Rene's. A small number of choice appetizers are available but you could have mussels prepared a half dozen ways or more. The menu rarely offers more than a half-dozen main courses but you won't have trouble finding something you'll love....More

Thank classof60
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were treated like royalty here. The food was of high quality and very fresh. I particularly liked my Shrimp Slaw salad and. the fish special of a planked Char. My parents who attend the Shakespeare festival here annually make this a must stop. I...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was for a special birthday. Although it was mentioned in the reservation, the birthday was never acknowledged - not that that was a big deal. Reservation was for 7pm, and we had requested to be notified if there were ANY chance at getting in...More

Thank jiifigment
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The food and service is excellent. This was our second visit to Rene's Bistro. We asked to sit in Barrett's section. He is a fabulous server. Suggest you ask for him and you won't be disappointed. I had the marinieres moules (you want to drink...More

Thank hipmomandwife
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Please make a reservation at least a few days ahead. We were lucky to get in for dinner (4:30 pm). The host was fantastic, the atmosphere is cosy and comfortable.The menu selection may not be large but enough choices for everyone taste buds. We shared...More

1  Thank jt9992015
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We got there without a reservation which was wrong but they went out of their way to accommodate my wife and I. The appetizers and dinner were very tasty and cooked to perfection. We are looking forward to going pack next time we visit Stratford,...More

Thank BiagioRita
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

All our selections were well prepared and tasty. Moules were simmered in a lovely coconut milk and wine broth . The dinner special was Arctic char and it was very good. Renes is a popular spot in Stratford. Nice dining.

1  Thank Angie B
Reviewed 31 July 2016

On arrival, we were asked if we were seeing a show. Since we were, the waiter suggested he pace the meal to get us out by 7:30. He did. Nice touch. The four of us had just firsts and mains and each dish was excellent....More

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time there and as always, was amazing. The food (not cheap but not expensive) is so well prepared and presented. Service is amazing...you can tell the both staff and owners know what they're doing. Many would think that a place like...More

1  Thank Paul Z
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6 September 2016|
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Response from Phyllis B | Reviewed this property |
Off the menu. No set 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.
10 April 2016|
Response from Joanne G | Reviewed this property |
We made a reservation on line for 22 and didn't have a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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