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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” (96 reviews)
“lamb shank” (27 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've been eating at Renee's at least once a year for 8 or 9 years. The food and service are outstanding. We're particularly fond of the mussels.

Thank AnnSproule
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a rollicking production of "School for Scandal", my wife Debbie and I required sustenance. We discovered that and much more at Rene's Bistro just a pleasant stroll across the town square from the Avon Theatre. One day before I left a request for a...More

Thank JackandDebbie27
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my second time at Rene's Bistro, and it will not be my last. I ordered the beef tenderloin and it did not disappoint. In fact, it may have been the best I've had at a restaurant! For dessert I had the peach and...More

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a cozy, small restaurant with class and character. We were recommended to eat here by our host at the Blue Spruce B&B. He called ahead and made a reservation for us. When we got there, we could see why, it was packed (and...More

Thank chab009
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pre-theatre crowd flocks to this dining establishment for two reasons - it's close to the Avon Theatre and the food and service are great! The "farm to table" mandate can however, result in some odd combinations - my fettucine with turkey sausage was good,...More

Thank letsgoMissy56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second time dining at Rene's Bistro over the past couple of years. Again, excellent food at very reasonable prices. Service is very good as well. Highly recommend Rene's if visiting Stratford.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had great meals.She had Mushroom Wellington! that was, she said excellent. I had Beef Tenderloin also excellent. Blood Orange sherbet for dessert. The wine list was broad enough to cover most tastes and as far as I know presented good wines,our...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farm to table cuisine very well prepared and presented. Service is excellent in a very attractive, small setting.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels are excellent. Curry was good and the lamb was Delicious . The restaurant was very busy so it was a bit noisy and service was fine

Thank franneee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint, charming bistro with delicious food and welcoming service. The menu is small but filled with delicious sounding possibilities. I had Caesar Salad and the Rainbow Trout special. Both were excellent and quickly prepared. I would highly recommend a visit to Rene's Bistro and...More

Thank Tempesttost
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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.
11 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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