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Rundles Restaurant

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Canadian, French, International, Contemporary
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9 Cobourg St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3E4, Canada
+1 519-271-6442
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 19:30
Tue 17:00 - 19:30
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

All three courses were a little unusua and delicious. The asparagus and smoked trout tartare appetizer was awesome, and the dessert of grilled figs in red wine with ice cream and bits of blue cheese was uniquely tasty. So sorry to hear Rundles is closing.

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Stratford, Canada
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an excellent place to dine, with delicious food, well mannered staff and a wonderful environment.

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining at Rundles in 2016. We hope to welcome you back this season. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife and I try to make it to Stratford every year or two to see as many plays as possible and always have a dinner at Rundles, by far the best restaurant in town. This year it once again lived up to our expectations - the food is outstanding and the ambience and service equal the food. Don't miss... More 

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We hope to serve you again this summer. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The duck confit was amazing, food was so tasty and filling. Lemon tart was just ok. Thought the reviews were pure hype, but food lived up to it. It was our anniversary and the restaurant was aware, zero special treatment. They did not add any flare to the occasion AT ALL. Was unimpressed with that.

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Rundles in 2016. We hope to welcome you back this season. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

charlottesville virginia
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have been coming to this restaurant annually for almost 40 years and it never disappoints us. The food is creative and superior, the service is attentive but not intrusive and the ambience is quiet amidst imaginative surroundings. For us, this is the best restaurant in Stratford and perhaps in all of Ontario.

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Rundles in 2016. We really appreciate your continued support; we hope to serve you again this season. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Everything from the greeting at the door, to the duck, the lemon dessert, and the final chocolate surprise, was exceptional! Well done!

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at Rundles in 2016. We hope to see you return this season. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Shelby Township
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rundles is the penultimate dining experience in Stratford - expensive, but worth every penny. The food is beyond wonderful, the service is outstanding, and the atmosphere is whimsically elegant. It has become, for us, a tradition we will always include with our Festival plays.

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining at Rundles in 2016. We are hoping to serve you again this season. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Northville, MI
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Another fantastic dinner at Rundles. We always enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the service. We have been eating at Rundles almost since they opened. we have always looked forward to our next visit.

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Rundles in 2016, as we truly appreciate your dedicated support of our establishment. We are hoping to serve you again this season. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a date night while in Stratford for the weekend. We loved it. We went for the cheaper fixed menu and found the whole experience to be really good value for the quality. The duck confit was incredible, as was the bread. The restaurant is gorgeous and contemporary. The only potential issue was that my partner wanted to order... More 

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Rundles in 2016. We hope to see you again this summer. Cheers, The Rundles Team. (41st Season of Rundles: May 26 through September 23, 2017.) More 

Toronto
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48 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good but not terribly distinguished. Even without liquor the bill was over $150 a head after tax and tip. Outrageous! Service was slow and very haughty. I will never go back.

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R M, Owner at Rundles Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Rundles in 2016. Yet, we are very sorry that you did not appreciate your dining experience. We hope that if you return we will earn a better review from you. If you would like to correspond with us directly to share your concerns or comments, we encourage you to do so. We will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$52 - US$93
Cuisine
Canadian, French, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Cobourg St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-6442
Description
(41st SEASON OF RUNDLES: MAY 26 TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2017.) "On the bank of the River Avon, Rundles is an idyllic spot for pre-theatre dining in Stratford. The room, all grey cement and pale wood, feels like a Mies van der Rohe-designed spa. Chef Neil Baxter, who's been head chef since 1981, has a flair for the dramatic, in a good way. The tender poached lobster with salmon roe, cubed cucumber, yuzu jelly and dill oil sparkles like a mosaic of multicoloured sea glass and tastes bright and clean. Flawless panfried rib-eye showcases classic training and finesse. At the end of the meal, the server suggests "the famous lemon tart." The bruleed concoction, studded with toasted pistachios and sided with smooth orange sorbet, lives up to its recommendation." (Toronto Life) Pre-theatre seating times: 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, or 6 pm. Late dinner seating available after. Closed: Monday.

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