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Rene's Bistro

20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
+1 877-508-1777
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (94 reviews)
“lamb shank” (33 reviews)
4:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Rene's before going to the theatre - be sure to have a reservation! The Bistro was full but the staff were friendly and professional. The food was superb; I had the feature, trout done on a cedar board (the topping was a grainy...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went before a show and had a great meal. Presentation was wonderful and food top shelf. Mussels are outstanding and salmon wonderful. Topped off with great dessert selections

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rene's is a must while in Stratford. Our server, Barrett, was very helpful and the food was incredible. The bruschetta was served warm and was full of delicious flavors. I had the Brie and mushroom Wellington while my friend had the beef tenderloin. Both entrees...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My father travels the world trying all the best lamb dishes. He treated us to dinner at Rene' s and a show last night because the last time he was there, he had the best lamb he has ever tasted. Nobody was disappointed! Two of...More

Thank Bloom1600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rene's was our final stop on a overnight trip to get away and see Guys and Dolls. The hostess and waitress were both welcoming and very attentive. We shared the potato and black olive salad and the PEI mussels "Portuguese" style. Both were very tasty...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best, but very good, and I would not hesitate to return after I get a chance to trial a few other spots in Stratford next go round.

Thank dsol2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there for the first time this year but we have friends who have been going to Rene’s for a while now. We liked our dinner very much and plan on returning on our next visit.

Thank MargieGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special was trout on cedar plant. It was perfectly prepared as were the roasted vegetables served with the meal. I also enjoyed the goat cheese and beat salad - excellent choice.

Thank rosiebag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a city known for its excellence, Rene's Bistro for us, remains at the top of a long list of excellent places to dine. What's more it just keeps getting better! The service is superb; staff friendly and always a 'recognition and 'Welcome back' greeting...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming here for years and have never had a bad meal or overall experience. Margaret (owner and hostess) and Rene (owner and chef) are fantastic. Margaret is ALWAYS a pleasure to talk to and very accommodating. It's not a...More

Thank Scott S
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Questions & Answers
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$29
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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