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Bijou

105 Erie St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2M5, Canada
+1 519-273-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (14 reviews)
“prix fix menu” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
105 Erie St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2M5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As one of my favorite restaurants in Stratford, I was in heaven with the delicious dinner and the attentiveness of the charming owners. The restaurant's expanded space is a plus - more tables, cool urban vibe with exposed brick wall. But the food is the...More

Thank Traveler428
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We chose the Bijou due to it’s proximity to the Avon Theatre and because their philosophy of farm to table experience. For the most part they delivered an excellent experience. We opted for the Fixed menu, there is also an option for a shared plate...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve enjoyed Bijou on previous trips to Stratford. This time was a big disappointment. Trout was undercooked and tasteless. Duck breast was tough. Crime brûlée was pathetic. No brûlée. A little soupy substance instead of creme barely covered the bottom of the bowl, with two...More

2  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spoiler alert- this was my favourite Stratford restaurant until last night. The menu presented potato soup with horseradish, celeriac and fennel as my mais c hoices given I was looking at duck or trout. Both were d elicious but it’s July and We all need...More

Thank caroline773
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the Bijou Restaurant owned by Mark and Linda Simone. Mark introduced us to Head Chef, Roddy Eastman. His kitchen team prepares delicious dishes. Mark has been here 19 years and claims the Bijou as Stratford’s original farm-to-table restaurant. All of the...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After years away we went to Bijou for a special event, had heard good things. We weren't disappointed. Same inventive, extremely flavourful meals (beef cheeks and trout mains, celery root starter to die for). Our knowledgable server suggested two great wines to have, and spoke...More

Thank SteveFromLondon77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was done very well, every bite was packed with taste. The portions were very filling. The service was good. The overall environment and experience was just slightly below a five star rating. We are very thankful for the chef's great work though.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bijou is not as good as it once was. We tried the shared tasting dishes and while everything was okay nothing was exceptional, unlike in the past when everything was excellent. Bijou was our absolutely “must visit” spot every time we came to Stratford but...More

Thank LynOakville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined at the Bijou once before on my own, I was excited for my family to experience it as well. The staff was friendly and very welcoming upon our arrival. The menu was interesting offering two options for the table: a prix fixe 2...More

Thank Tempesttost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried to find my first review of Bijou the year it first opened. We had been a Rundle's the night before and I was surprised to see a similar dish or two on the Bijou menu. Turns out the founder of Bijou had been...More

Thank Erick R
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Elle Z
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Jeff M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Bijou does sell Gift Certificates. Please call 519.273.5000, ask for Mark, and he'll look after you.
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par521
June 28, 2016|
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Response from RichardKono | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Eclectic range of diners. All welcome.
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tysh19
August 16, 2015|
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Response from Bijou_Restaurant | Property representative |
Regarding food allergies - Bijou is very flexible accommodating unique dietary dispositions. Our menu changes daily and we strive to find solutions versus lack of flexibility. I would recommend calling the restaurant at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$64
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Erie St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 2M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-273-5000
  • E-mail
Description
Bijou, a culinary gem in Stratford Ontario, honours the tradition of inventive French bistro cuisine presented on a daily inspired Chalkboard Menu. Our regular menu is complimented by our after 8pm shareable Food Flights and Small Plates featuring the best ingredients of Perth County. These delectable bites are perfectly paired with small craft wineries and the best of old world classics. NOW serving lunch.
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