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Rene's Bistro

) #3 of 97 Restaurants in Stratford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (94 reviews)
“lamb shank” (27 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As business owners in Stratford, our best option to impress clients is to treat them to Rene's. Margaret is an amazing hostess. The waiter during our meal last week was efficient but friendly, knew alot about the wines and the appropriate selection.

Thank Bloom1600
Reviewed 3 days ago

Renee's is a perfect spot for dinner after a Stratford Theatre matinee. The location is walking distance to the Avon and Festival theatres. The ambiance is very upbeat, the service was impecible and the food is out of this world. I had the Mushroom and...More

Thank rosslake
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years, we finally discovered Rene's and are delighted we did. We were lucky to get a last minute cancellation and enjoyed a scrumptious dinner before the show. Everyone loved their choices...a huge, delicious steak, fresh trout, pasta and salmon. The appetizer bruschetta...fantastic! It's...More

1  Thank tgtoronto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rene and co. Are outstanding. Every time I am in Stratford this is a must stop for myself. Not only is the food amazing, the staff are personable and attentive. Try their salmon and bruschetta.

Thank JackDanielSushi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be able to be accommodated without a reservation, but reservations are definitely recommended. This was a highlight of our visit to the Stratford festival to see two plays. The staff were welcoming, attentive and efficient, but not overbearing. The menu was...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great space and great food. Five styles of PEI mussels to choose from. Mine were fresh and very good. Entre special - cedar planked char was excellent. However the bread pudding was the best I've ever had.

Thank ZippyZZZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed the food. Had the beet salad as an appetizer, the seafood mac and cheese (wonderful but very rich) as a main, and delightful crème brulee as a dessert choice. Service was not as outstanding. One should not have to ask for...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the unwritten rules of the Stratford Experience is one needs to complement the theatre with good food especially with dinner. It might be odd to sit down to eat at 5:30 but it works! If you agree with this mantra Rene's will not...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stratford has several very good pre-theatre restaurants, but Rene's is probably our favourite. The staff is (almost overly) friendly, and very prompt. The menu offers a good variety of proteins, each cooked with a light touch. The veggies and polenta are well-prepared and well-presented. Flavours...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time for us at Rene's and the same great experience. Friendly greeting, attentive service, great food and dessert.

1  Thank ELandJL
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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
28 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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