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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” (112 reviews)
“lamb shank” (37 reviews)
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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 4 November 2018 via mobile

We found that Stratford offers many great culinary restaurants as the amount of theater goers is very large who require a great dinner and high class theater production, both in abundance. Rene’s prepares excellent dishes and a pleasant ambience. All four of our appetizers and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

I chose this restaurant for a pre-theatre dinner based on online reviews. Despite having booked several weeks in advance, we were seated at one of the worst tables in the restaurant, which was a bit surprising. Waitress was very attentive, keeping our water glasses filled...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RamblingGal42
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had the Bistro Mussels which were delicious. My wife had the Filet Mignon which was cooked perfectly. I had the Lamb Shank which was also very tasty. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine. For dessert we had a pumpkin spice bread pudding with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 296michaelh296
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Place was packed. We got there 20 minutes earlier then our reservation because it was cold and we didn't want to walk the streets anymore. We got a place to sit till our table was ready. Professional and quick service, food was impeccable and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 11mickyk
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The food and service is top notch. We dine here every year when we come to the festival and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RicEric
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

One our favourite restaurants. Small intimate atmosphere. Our meals were delicious and cooked exactly to our requests. Wine selection is great! Menu choices varied and interesting. Our server’s knowledge and attention was perfect.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Chrisju2013
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This was a lovely little restaurant. We ate dinner there on Saturday night, highly recommend reservations. The staff were friendly and efficient, Barrett was our waiter and he was fantastic. We had bruschetta bread - best I've ever tasted and I had the seafood mac...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marie23_11
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a galley type restaurant and many tables are in the high traffic zone. Very hard for waitstaff to pass. The waitress was fabulous, though. Food was good -spinach salad, curry bowl. Hot tea was a mug of semi hot water and a tea...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank familyvisitor09
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We keep coming back to Rene every time we come( twice each season) to Stratford because we know that the food will be great, service will never fail and the place is clean and welcoming.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pninab49
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here before seeing a play. Server was well-informed and helped us with choices. The two of us enjoyed a pate’ starter. Entrees and desserts were very good though short of excellent. Probably not a place for a leisurely dinner and conversation. Small place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 27
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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