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Janet Lynn's Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
+1 519-725-3440
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't consider myself a "foodie", however I do enjoy great food. My partner and I went to Janet Lynn's Bistro for the first time. What an amazing meal, atmosphere and service. I had the Thai Curry Shrimp and my partner had the steak. Both meals came out piping hot, and were cooked to absolute perfection!!! The prices are on... More 

Thank Lisa B
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first time eating at this restaurant. I went with a group of friends, one of whom suggested eating here. My husband and I shared the octopus to start....it was absolutely delicious. Tender, large pieces and the sauce that was on it was delicious. For my main meal I had the lamb burger...super delicious. My husband had the... More 

1 Thank GwenKitchener
Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I don't mind spending more for a good meal, but $160 (plus tip) for two people is outrageous. We shared one app, had a glass of wine each, two mains and shared a dessert. Nothing out of the ordinary. I had been warned that this place was expensive, but I wasn't expecting New York prices.

Thank Pete D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to enjoy one of the finest meals I have had this year in this - my first one visit to the Kitchener Waterloo region. Quite simply: perfect. Service was friendly and kind - from the greet at the door, the bar and our table staff. Not stuffy, or too plain - just right. And nice touch... More 

Thank Pierre G
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The sous vide method of preparing meat at this restaurant ensures a perfect experience every time. We thoroughly enjoyed our lamb & steak meals. This is a special occasion destination.

Thank Linda B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Favourite Waterloo County Restaurant. Kevin and Nicky run a tight ship. Service at Janet Lynn's is always first class and the food is superb.

Thank Bruce B
New Hamburg, Ontario
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Janet Lynn's has long been a Kitchener-Waterloo favourite, but somehow, they have upped their game in their Belmont Street location. Service is terrific; food is really good; wine list is superb. Most recently, a trio of friends had a reservation at another nearby place, which was simply not ready for us, so we repaired to Janet Lynn's and were treated... More 

1 Thank paulnancytravellers
Waterloo, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Whether you go to Janet Lynn's Bistro for lunch or dinner, it is consistently good. Interesting choices for appetizers or mains and the best bread ever (made in the restaurant). Kevin and his staff are just great. The ambaence is lovely. I have been there with one person or with a group of ten and it is always great.

1 Thank _white_jayne873
Stratford, Canada
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is the third and best location for a fine resto that has been offering consistently good food for three decades. Starting with free parking on conveniently-located Belmont Avenue, be sure to push the disabled button to open the front door, because it is rather heavy. Service is excellent and the food wonderfully creative and perfectly prepared. They cope well... More 

1 Thank Robert V
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Met a business associate here for lunch and had their lunch special, the Lamb Chop Salad. The lamb was very tender and seasoned perfectly. Salad underneath is a Greek type salad with cubes of feta cheese.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-725-3440
Owner Kevin Wong and his junior partner Nikki Weiler welcome you to their new location at 677 Belmont Avenue West in Kitchener. Same great food & service in a convenient location, with an updated decor.

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