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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 2 days ago 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.

Thank RicEric
Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank Chrisju2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Marie23_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank familyvisitor09
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Pninab49
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank scooter824
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rene’s Bistro was recommended to us by the owner at The Stratford Hotel. My wife had a special for that night a delicious Trout dish. I had the beef Wellington and it was tender and flavorful. My salad was tasty and my wife loved the...More

Thank Burt A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rene’s offered a fixe prix menu of four or five items for each course which was sufficient. I had the tamale to start which was excellent. My main was the pork shoulder with an interpretation of kim chi. It was also very good.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared the mussels in garlic and wine sauce. Then I had the lake trout and my husband had the lamb shank! Everything was so delicious! Too stuffed for dessert though.

Thank Hal H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food and service. They go to extra lengths to "wow" the customer. The pate is amazing but the fruit chutney served with it is an extra touch. The special trout of the evening was beautifully presented with an abundance of fresh and roasted vegetables....More

Thank creecree
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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$ 27
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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