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Keystone Alley

$$ - $$$French, ,
34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
+1 519-271-5645
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“braised beef” (17 reviews)
“noodle bowl” (9 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Grill, Gastropub, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience at the Keystone, our service was amazing and the food was so tasty, great to hear they make so much in house. Had the braised beef and our table shared the ploughman platter! Such a great starter for the table or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Beth I
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Went there for dinner after a show. Everything about this restaurant was tops, the seating in the "alley", the service, the food, the ambiance.

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with a group of friends on a Friday evening. Overall the dinner was just okay. The atmosphere, our server and the food was all just average. I had the steak and frites which I enjoyed, it was cooked well and the portion size...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank LoveTravel3312
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your steak but sorry to hear you did not enjoy your overall experience. We are proud of our skilled staff who are warm and welcoming, so you must have caught them on an off day. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend I shared the tapas menu and it was delicious and very reasonable (2 of us ate for $45). The service was excellent. All in all a very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank jessicafI8999WI
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to hear! Our tapas change weekly so we do hope to see you again! Thanks for your lovely feedback

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Even though it was quite full, the service was prompt, the food was exceptional, and overall a place we will be returning to.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JosephB465
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so proud of our wonderful staff and we are happy to serve you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Keystone Alley! Enjoyed vegan and non-vegan fare with special mention to the malva pudding! Menu has a diverse selection of items and compliments any dining style (great vegan experience). The owner and staff are friendly and professional and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank JLorraine2019
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

What a lovely review, we are so happy to hear that our hard work is paying off! We are proud to offer vegan dishes (or make adjustments to dishes to make them vegan) as we want to make sure everyone can enjoy our restaurant. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beef stroganoff was wonderful here - a great, relaxed restaurant with attentive staff and a varied menu that was enjoyed by all in our group. Their selection of wines and beers was also very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 251ceh
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to hear you liked the beef stroganoff...the house-made pasta is incredible (one of my favourites!). Our varieties of in-house made beer change often so we hope you come back to try it again! Thanks for your kind words

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made the trip to Stratford for a date night. Had a lovely meal with fantastic service. Beer made in house was excellent as well. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harleystreetglideand
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to hear we could make your date night special. Don't forget that our beer varieties change often so you have an excuse for another date night to try them out!

Reviewed December 15, 2018

We visited last evening Dec 12...streak and fries and the linguine with mussels and chorizo were all excellent! The ganache chocolate cake was a hit both girls licked their plates!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank cmiller508
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We always encourage plate licking at the Keystone :) Happy to hear the chocolate cake was a hit as well as your mains! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 12, 2018

The perfect atmosphere for a quiet, intimate date night with your special someone. The service was great, informative and friendly. The food was very tasty, but the selection was limited.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank camorrison3
Kimberly H, Owner at Keystone Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are happy you had a great date night and hope you will join us again as our dinner menu will be changing in the next week. Hope to see you again soon!

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HeatherR890
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Dean B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lovely covered patio in the alley beside the restaurant. One of the nicest in Stratford. Quiet, picturesque and quite intimate. Enjoy!
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HeatherR890
June 15, 2018|
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Response from WANDERLUSTinMe | Reviewed this property |
This lovely restaurant does have a fabulous outdoor patio!
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June 15, 2018|
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Response from DorothyCarr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a lovely outdoor patio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-5645
  • E-mail
Description
The Keystone Alley is a family-owned and operated casual fine-dining restaurant and micro-brewery. The menu focuses on fresh and flavourful foods, while supporting locally and sustainably. The restaurant's beer is brewed in-house with multiple beer varieties. As local as it gets! "Kiss a Chef, Hug a Farmer, Eat Local Food".'
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