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Rene's Bistro

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” (93 reviews)
“lamb shank” (28 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This classy little restaurant was popular with our group of 6. Everyone had an excellent dinner and service was good. Reservations are a must as it's a small restaurant and really busy.

Thank NaplesGG
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Service was both friendly and efficient. The menu is not extensive, but there should be something for everyone. If you like mussels, this would be a good place to try them, as there are five different preparations. On our recent visit, however, we skipped the...More

Thank pasbuffalo
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We've been going to Stratford since we had our honeymoon there 25years ago and have eaten in almost every restaurant. Rene's was new to us and what a delightful experience. From the greeting by Margaret to the appetizer , entree and dessert everything was perfect...More

Thank Monnie1951
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

On a recent visit to the Stratford Festival we dined one evening at Rene's. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was excellent. The menu is very creative and the food was wonderful. We can highly recommend Rene's Bistro.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is our third annual visit and we'll be back again next year - booking in advance to ensure a table. Wait staff still very knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant, and food still excellent. We're happy that they maintain a small menu such that they can...More

Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food was very tasty here, especially the clams! But we enjoyed everything. The area needing improvement is the decor, especially in the back where we were seated. It is rather dark and lacking in ambiance. I would try to sit near the front windows...More

1  Thank cofasheville
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Small comfortable atmosphere with attentive table service. The moules marinieres were plump and flavourful with no dry bits or astringent taste. The evening special of arctic char was beautifully presented and had excellent texture and was not overwhelmed by the glaze. The big hit was...More

Thank hpk2016
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We have dined here in the past and found the food adequate, though nothing to write home about.Here is a run-down of our most recent visit. Excellent staff: congratulations hostess and waiters! We ordered the soup of the day(tomato garlic), mussels,and chicken supreme.The soup tasted...More

Thank Reuel-London-Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly service, very fair prices. A wonderful restaurant that is close to some of the theatres in Stratford. Food is beautifully prepared, fresh and delicious.

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The restaurant is smallish and seemed crowded when we four entered. The server quickly moved about the table and made it seem larger than it was. She continued with the prologue, bringing drinks, breads, and taking our orders before we knew we into a very...More

1  Thank Jim C
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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.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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