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Janet Lynn's Bistro

677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
+1 519-725-3440
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time to JLB yesterday (March 8, 2018). My first bite of the meat loaf was a wonderful experience (maybe I was really hungry and the portion was VERY ample). The mushroom sauce and fried egg on top turned comfort food into fabulous food....More

Thank UxbridgeJoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined with family for a special dinner on a Saturday evening. Arrived for 6:30 reservation and was promptly greeted at the door and shown to our table. Menus were distributed and sparkling water was ordered. Cocktails were creative and tasty. Starters were ordered by everyone...More

Thank mschmitt255
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

1. The restaurant is nice and the coat rack at the front makes things pretty convenient. I thought the staff was very friendly when we walked in. 2. The salmon dish was very nice and I also had the pecan tart. Even though, I get...More

1  Thank MTLtravelfun
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I was excited to try this restaurant as it has had good reviews on TA and elsewhere. Unfortunately, I was not particularly impressed. Pros: 1. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. All specials were reviewed with care and detail by the host. Mains and...More

2  Thank travelandshop2014
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Feedback reviewed and glad you enjoyed your burger. Pros & cons will be discussed with the staff. Hoping you will visit JLB again when you're in Kitchener.

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going to JLB for many yrs, probably 20 plus. Went again this past week for dinner. Unfortunately the restaurant was very cold inside, ridiculously cold to be honest. Close the inside door when it’s -20 please. That aside the service was very good,...More

1  Thank RCrumb
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi, first, we thank you for your patronage over the last 2 decades. The most recent weather has been a challenge and are doing our best to keep the restaurant warm and cozy for our guests. We have taken your suggestion about closing the inside...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We have always enjoyed going to JLB, but tonight was a major disappointment. A very unenthusiastic greeting and extremely slow service, along with the server forgetting to bring bread, missing (and never remembering) one of our appetizers, and waiting 15 minutes for a bowl of...More

3  Thank Nancy K
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Nancy, it's our goal to ensure every guest through the door has an experience which exceeds their expectations. We are so happy you enjoyed the food but disappointment the service did not live up to what you have come to expect from JLB. We...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

I hadn't been to Janet Lynn's in a while and decided to try it out again for my 55th birthday. The evening began nicely with being well greeted. We were an original party of 5, but one person became ill and was not able to...More

2  Thank lumpy2016
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

I have addressed your issues with the staff.  The reservation book did not indicate a birthday which the server would have made note of.  Unfortunate that a special evening for you did not meet up to your expectations.  That day was one our busiest days...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I have been to JLB a few times over the past few months and again mostly recently. Every meal has been cooked to perfection and the service has been great. I love the house salad with grapes and pumpkin seeds. A bit of a different...More

Thank tina r
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

My husband had a surprise dinner for me here. Everybody was so happy with the food. We were passing our plates around so everybody could try the food. The flavours were on point. Recommend the scallops and the lamb shanks! Our waitress was Nikki she's...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our group of five had a sensational meal at JLB. Because the restaurant has so many delicious "appetizer" options we had all of them (and some of them more than once) as sharing plates. Every one of them was perfectly prepared and totally delicious. Service...More

Thank Waterloonie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-725-3440
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New location at 677 Belmont Avenue West in Kitchener. Same great food & service in a convenient location, with an updated decor.
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