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Well prepared dishes in casual relaxed setting. Serving Beef, Seafood and Fish, Pasta. With selections suitable for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary needs.
US$16 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the fireside hotel attached and was offered breakfast through Bistro Stefan. Regarding the breakfast. Please guys, make sure you have your cooks fully cook the potatoes as they were rock hard, and use real eggs ( not powdered ) as they were dry and...tasted awful. And the water was not great from the place where you pour it ( next to the orange) Might have been an off day but still. The yoghurt should be in containers not squirted out from a machine ( it was watery) and the waffles were soggy because you leave them in a container where the heat condenses on top and drips back on to the waffles. There was also no toast. No gluten free options beside fruit. "This is 2021 almost 2022, gluten free options should be everywhere". Don't get me started on the sausages or bacon. I won't return here for breakfast again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Stephane O, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sorry to hear about your experience. However, any comments for the FREE INCLUDED breakfast should have been directed to the Best Western Kingston Trip Advisor page and NOT Bistro Stefan.

Reviewed August 11, 2021

We had our buffet breakfast here and were very impressed with the food, the service and the attention to cleanliness. Everything was exceptional, from fresh cut fruit salad to a variety of cooked breakfast meats, sweets, and hot drinks. It was a touch of normalcy,...provided with care. This was the best part of our stay at the hotel.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed October 17, 2020

My husband and I & and some close friends went to Bistro Stefan on October 16/20 to celebrate our 48th anniversary. When we arrived there was a card placed on the table welcoming us to Bistro Stefan and wishing us a happy anniversary! They brought...complimentary garlic bread, and chocolate dipped strawberries at the end of the meal. The food was excellent as was our server Natalie. At the end they took a picture of us and framed it to mark our anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect, we would definitely recommend Bistro Stefan to everyone!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 8, 2020

As usual, Bistro Stefan served an excellent dinner and friendly staff. Anytime we come to Kingston, we eat here. 👍👍

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

Just had dinner at Bistro Stefan and it was absolutely delicious...I had the artic char and my husband had the prime rib ...the lobster dip as a starter was amazing...the waiter we had was amazing and he had a great sense of humour...if you ever...get a chance to go there please do you will not be disappointed 👍👍More

Date of visit: October 2020
stephaneo907, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2020

Dear Reviewer, we're glad you enjoyed the food and that you had a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

I love this place! We’ve been coming here for 20 years! I’m so glad they are opened again. Had the prime rib.... just amazing! Our waiter Bruce was a familiar face after all this time

Date of visit: October 2020
stephaneo907, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2020

HotGrandma, we are happy to be reopen too! Thanks for the wonderful review and your patronage over the past 20 years. Cheers

Reviewed March 10, 2020

My daughter in law and I had the pleasure of accidentally ending up at Bistro Stefan, last Saturday night. What a diamond we found. The dining room is warm and inviting, the staff polite and helpful and the food was excellent . We shared an...appetizer, salad and a pasta dish and each enjoyed our own dessert. Go check this restaurant out if you haven't yet. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
stephaneo907, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Dear Gwen, thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This is much appreciated and we're glad you enjoyed your evening. We're looking forward to having you back.

Reviewed February 26, 2020

I've been to most quality restaurants in Kingston but had never heard of this place. I accidentally came across a review and decided to try it. What a surprise! Beautiful place, great service and meal. Will definitely return and will recommend it [highly] to friends...and family.More

Date of visit: February 2020
stephaneo907, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Dear Reviewer, we're glad you were pleasantly surprised. Always fun to make new discoveries! Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

The service and food was excellent! Great evening and hope to return soon. The atmosphere was also extremely Ed nkoyable.

Date of visit: February 2020
stephaneo907, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Dear reviewer, we're glad you enjoyed your experience. Looking forward to having you back!

Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. I’ve lived in Kingston my whole life and just discovered this place. Excellent service. Beautiful decor. Amazing food. A must go!

Date of visit: February 2020
stephaneo907, Owner at Bistro Stefan, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2020

Nice to make new discoveries, especially when they're nearby, right? There might be others wanting to make the same discovery so thank you for sharing! Cheers

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Response from Joanne G | Property representative |
HI Kevin, no there is not a dress code, it is fairly casual although some guests dress up. The atmosphere is warm, charming and receptive so either attire works. Thanks for inquiring Joanne (Manager)
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Bistro Stefan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5