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Rene's Bistro

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” (107 reviews)
“lamb shank” (33 reviews)
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Renee’s bistro does not disappoint. You must have a reservation. We saw a number of people turned away! Food was delicious. I had the seafood Mac and cheese. Generous serving with lots of seafood. My husband had the lamb shank, generous portion and delicious. Our...More

Thank Extraordinary737889
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have tried over the years to eat here. Finally we made our reservation before getting into town. The menu is limited but everything we had to eat was excellent and the service was excellent. We will be back.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rene is the chef and he puts out excellent food with a more limited menu that does not overreach with too many items to prepare with quality. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable and accommodated our lactose intolerant requirement. Reservations are a must in summer season.

Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My wife and I along one other couple had dinner at Rene's last Thursday night. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses. The mussels were a little over cooked but still had a great flavour. Any short comings from the food was more than...More

Thank DJMHamilton
Reviewed 15 August 2018

As soon as we have our Stratford Festival tickets ordered, we may our reservation with Margaret to have our, very, Special Dinner at René's during our stay in the city. These visits are a very special event it is for us. While we stay for...More

2  Thank Grimsbybud
Reviewed 13 August 2018

As opposed to another 'upscale' dining establishment I reviewed in Stratford this August, Rene's Bistro is the real thing. It combines attentive service with a well thought out menu with delicious results. I ordered the lamb shank which was done to perfection. The accompanying sides...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Food, service, ambience, attention to detail were magnificent Have eaten yearly for the past five years through different owners the quality improved with each.

Thank petrom
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived an hour early to see if we could move our reservation up. The hostess/owner asked us to wait just a few minutes and she would have a table ready. From the minute we arrived, we were welcomed with courteous hospitality and smiling faces....More

2  Thank Keith K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a popular spot and deservedly so - the food was very good. There were people constantly at the door looking for tables in this busy theatre season. The service was excellent.

1  Thank Peytonsage
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We chose Rene's because of the reviews on trip advisor. It's good but not over the top. What was noticeable, the service and the muscle dishes. The gentlemen that served us was attentive, very pleasant and his aim was to please. A super person. We...More

2  Thank tina r
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Jacqueline H
17 October 2017|
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Response from Lucy B | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure if they give out their recipes. You could give them a call and ask?
6 September 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
You can order off the 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 28
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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