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R&L Bistro

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193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Main Street spot. Sunday breakfast eggs Benedict were to die for. Our server was friendly and prompt even though the restaurant was almost full.

1 Thank flopsyone
Parry Sound, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend for the first time who raved about the place. I was not disappointed. Our server Adam was excellent and so friendly. I have a garlic allergy and they couldn't be more accommodating!! Service was excellent from start to finish. I can't wait to go back!

1 Thank dinesthebest
Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect little spot on Main Street, Bracebridge. Visiting for the Fire and Ice spectacular. Most restaurants were full and we showed up at 6pm without a reservation. As luck would have it they had a cancellation because of inclement weather. The fixed menu covered all the bases and at a very reasonable $28 or $32 for two or three courses.... More 

1 Thank backroad20bean
Bracebridge, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We booked R & L's for a private retirement celebration for our colleague who celebrated 25 years of service. The owners closed the place and 35 of us had an amazing time. Excellent appetizers, especially Pat's homemade Parmesan chicken wings and drinks. It was so nice to have a private setting for our speeches and reminiscing and the fireplace and... More 

Thank PCL0910
Gravenhurst, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Food was prepared quickly, done to order... atmosphere friendly, quiet, no blaring garbage for so-called dinner music...Restaurant located on Manitoba [main] Street... very handy to other local shops.

1 Thank Elaine M
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I Able to get a reservation for there new years dinner, the menu was a prix fixed menu. My wife had the butternut squash salad which she informed me was very good I had the tataki salmon for the entrees my wife picked the Dori. Fish from New Zealand and I had the beef Wellington it was... More 

1 Thank blueeyes1962
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I decided on R&L Bistro for our celebration of the coming year. We left it until the last minute and were put on a waiting list. Luckily they called us back on the day after a cancellation because of the snowy weather. We had a time slot of 7.30 pm. When we arrived we were greeted warmly... More 

1 Thank cooper752016
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

On the new years eve , was just passing by and checked out this spot . preety good selection of food that they offer there and a good value gor your penny .

Thank Simon W
Bracebridge, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

As a younger couple very familiar with the culinary industry we decided to try out R&L Bistro to get to know our dining community slightly better this New Year's Eve. It was a great disappointment from every course, our table location, and the overall experience. We were told upon seating we only had a two hour reservation for a "five"... More 

Thank bucket12
muskokaguys, Owner at R&L Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry that your evening did not go very well.I have talked to the server and kitchen and they explained to me what happened with your night I am very sorry this happened.We did have oven problems that night ,we should have suggested a different entree for your husband,the duck that you had is smoked so the texture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had 20 people for my mother's 80th birthday. The food and service was second to none. There was no complaint at all.

Thank Linda F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 705-646-2237
R&L Bistro is a small quaint Bistro on Manitoba Street in the heart of downtown Bracebridge. We seat a maximum of 32 covers for lunch and dinner at one time. We do recommend reservations either by phone or online through our booking interface.Inside you will find a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere, with white linen table cloths. In the evening the atmosphere is decidedly romantic.A local artist provides the stunning artwork.Our food although simple and delicious, covers a wide array of cuisine styles from traditional French, to Asian and Italian dishes, all presented with flair.Our service is second to none, and in the evening is modeled on the service found at Michelin starred establishments.We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends to R&L Bistro.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?