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Bistro Riviere

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Contemporary
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82 Main Street, Erin, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-833-1121
12:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 20:00
Thu 12:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Erin, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bistro provides a great option for local dining or visitors to the village to sit and relax in a comfortable setting. The food is always of an excellent quality and very well presented. The staff is very personable and provides a relaxed service. Overall a great experience.

Thank AndrewGraydon
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not glamorous but great environment. We had light lunch. Took some and good next day. Service is easy. Mussels absolutely perfect. Enjoy.

Thank eMark
London, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A varied menu, excellent beer selection. We were accommodated late on a Monday evening which was appreciated.

Thank hankbook
Kitchener, Canada
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were out for a drive on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and stopped to stroll around the little town of Erin. We passed the Bistro Riviere and the sound of live music from the back patio overlooking the river caught our attention. While we were not hungry, we decided to sit down and enjoy a beverage. I ordered a Beaus... More 

Thank Ted519
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were going to another restaurant in town (online said they were open, get there and it's deserted). Spoke to pedestrians who recommended Bistro. Well, what they don't spend on "interior decor", they more than made up with the food. The decor is more suited to a pub than "fine dining" but don't let that put you off. Drinks came... More 

Thank Ontario_Voyager
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

we stopped for lunch after hiking forks of the Credit -nice patio with lots of umbrellas and an assortment of craft beers -great service and good food -had fish tacos which was an appetizer but plenty large enough for a lunch entrepreneurs !

Thank Donna I
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Had a quick bite here after a visit at the local Belfountain conservation area park. Nice patio overlooking a pond, we had the ribs and fries - they were outstanding, fall-off-the-bone delicious. Black bean hummus was very interesting. Excellent service as well.

Thank Michael I
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

You know what it is like when you go for that Sunday drive out of the city, and think wouldn't it be nice to find a really nice place to drop by for lunch or a snack. Well this is it. Located near The Forks of the Credit, with great driving and motorcycling roads, this "Hidden Gem" is right on... More 

Thank Summer53f
Erin, Canada
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Our server was about to seat us near a large noisy group but we opted for a spot on the other side of the restaurant. Small but rather quaint interior and massive patio out back. We both had the special a breaded toasted gnocchi. Light, fluffy and delicious! Ask the chef to add it to the regular menu! It was... More 

Thank Ralph P
Guelph, Canada
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247 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Finding a place to eat in Erin is at best difficult, at least something half decent, but the mobile trip advisor was somewhat a help here. Based on just specs, we tried this place and was not too badly disappointed. The service is actually half decent, the patio very nice, though the river smells. Lack of umbrellas is also an... More 

Thank ric i

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Main Street, Erin, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Erin
  • Phone Number: +1 519-833-1121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?