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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” (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 7 August 2016

Please make a reservation at least a few days ahead. We were lucky to get in for dinner (4:30 pm). The host was fantastic, the atmosphere is cosy and comfortable.The menu selection may not be large but enough choices for everyone taste buds. We shared...More

1  Thank jt9992015
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We got there without a reservation which was wrong but they went out of their way to accommodate my wife and I. The appetizers and dinner were very tasty and cooked to perfection. We are looking forward to going pack next time we visit Stratford,...More

Thank BiagioRita
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

All our selections were well prepared and tasty. Moules were simmered in a lovely coconut milk and wine broth . The dinner special was Arctic char and it was very good. Renes is a popular spot in Stratford. Nice dining.

1  Thank Angie B
Reviewed 31 July 2016

On arrival, we were asked if we were seeing a show. Since we were, the waiter suggested he pace the meal to get us out by 7:30. He did. Nice touch. The four of us had just firsts and mains and each dish was excellent....More

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time there and as always, was amazing. The food (not cheap but not expensive) is so well prepared and presented. Service is amazing...you can tell the both staff and owners know what they're doing. Many would think that a place like...More

1  Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is our fifth visit at Rene's . Stratford offers lots of good choices for great dinner experiences , and I have tried several other places when visiting this city. However , I always look forward to returning to Rene's . Margaret makes you feel...More

1  Thank Dagmar N
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went for supper last night and it was awesome. I had the lamb and my husband had beef tenderloin. We will define toy be going back. Great service, and very informative and friendly.

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We usually don't make reservations before a show but Rene's was recommended to us and we were not disappointed . The waiter was warm and helpful. Food was very good and my friend who is gluten lactose free had many options. Glad to discover a...More

Thank chevy2020
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We arrived for 715 (after the theatre rush). We were greeted by several staff including management. Everyone in our party of 8 had an amazing meal. Often salmon in a restaurant is not really hot orbif it is it is dry. 3 of us had...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Service was good, but food did not live up to our expectations. We had mussels; the broth was very thin and flavourless. Some of the vegetables with our entree were undercooked, the Brussels Sprouts were essentially raw. The redskinned potatoes were covered with some kind...More

Thank Joanne H
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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$28
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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