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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” (96 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Wellington St | Ontario, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I ate here in Sept. You'll need reservations. While we were standing outside two people passed us and said "this is the best restaurant in town". It was certainly very good. My husband had a delicious moist salmon, and I had a...More

Thank Sherri G
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A cozy spot with friendly cheerful staff. Food excellent and reasonably priced for Stratford! Wonderful location away from the main street and a short walk to the Avon theatre

Thank Westie96
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Rene's has a limited menu, but quality food, a little more pricey than the average diner. Tables are very small and close to one another; eavesdropping on other conversations comes with the territory. Desserts are limited; entrees are generously proportioned. A decent wine list with...More

Thank CanadianBaconToronto
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food was very good, and the service was friendly and attentive. Still, I might have rated this place a 4 star (or bulls' eyes or whatever), except that they made a mistake. They brought me a different dish of mussels than I had ordered....More

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My husband and I were trying to go to a popular pizza restaurant on the same street as Rene's Bistro, but the wait was too long. Walking back, we stopped at Rene's Bistro and lucky for us, they had space. We shared a salad and...More

Thank Bytown
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went for a pre show dinner last night to celebrate my 53rd birthday. What a warm and genuine welcome and what great food! The planked rainbow trout, wine, soup and service were out of this world. Do not hesitate to dine here if in Stratford....More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Possibly the finest food in Stratford currently. Rene's is open only for dinner and has limited space, so tables our close together and surroundings can seem a bit crowded and noisy. Apart from this reservation, dining at Rene's is a wonderful experience. Reservations are usually...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Rene's always pleases. Food and service are friendly and great! We book weeks in advance to make sure we get a table as they fill up before theater on weekends.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Our annual trip to Stratford is not complete without a trip to Rene's Bistro, a delightful restaurant in the heart of the city. This time, we were joined by a friend who owns an upscale restaurant in another city in Canada. So the standard of...More

Thank scottie4851
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We like Rene's because it is busy and exciting. The food is really good and the service excellent. Anytime we go to Stratford for a show, we have dinner at Rene's. It is always busy and full of conversation.

Thank haroldd320
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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$28
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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