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R&L Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Canadian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
+1 705-646-2237
Today
08:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Bracebridge, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked R & L's for a private retirement celebration for our colleague who celebrated 25 years of service. The owners closed the place and 35 of us had an amazing time. Excellent appetizers, especially Pat's homemade Parmesan chicken wings and drinks. It was so nice to have a private setting for our speeches and reminiscing and the fireplace and... More 

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was prepared quickly, done to order... atmosphere friendly, quiet, no blaring garbage for so-called dinner music...Restaurant located on Manitoba [main] Street... very handy to other local shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I Able to get a reservation for there new years dinner, the menu was a prix fixed menu. My wife had the butternut squash salad which she informed me was very good I had the tataki salmon for the entrees my wife picked the Dori. Fish from New Zealand and I had the beef Wellington it was... More 

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1 Thank blueeyes1962
Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided on R&L Bistro for our celebration of the coming year. We left it until the last minute and were put on a waiting list. Luckily they called us back on the day after a cancellation because of the snowy weather. We had a time slot of 7.30 pm. When we arrived we were greeted warmly... More 

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the new years eve , was just passing by and checked out this spot . preety good selection of food that they offer there and a good value gor your penny .

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Thank Simon W
Bracebridge, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a younger couple very familiar with the culinary industry we decided to try out R&L Bistro to get to know our dining community slightly better this New Year's Eve. It was a great disappointment from every course, our table location, and the overall experience. We were told upon seating we only had a two hour reservation for a "five"... More 

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Thank bucket12
muskokaguys, Owner at R&L Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry that your evening did not go very well.I have talked to the server and kitchen and they explained to me what happened with your night I am very sorry this happened.We did have oven problems that night ,we should have suggested a different entree for your husband,the duck that you had is smoked so the texture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had 20 people for my mother's 80th birthday. The food and service was second to none. There was no complaint at all.

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Thank Linda F
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Love it here, the ambiance and food are great. I choose this place for great lunches, sunday eggs benedict and romantic evening dinners

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Toronto, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Was there for dinner with my wife we both had the Caesar salad I had the tenderloin and my wife had the lamb both we cooked exactly the way we wished Adam helped us pick the right wine this has been our 3rd time there and again not disappointed. Will be back again.

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Thank blueeyes1962
Baysville, Canada
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I must admit, I'm a club sandwich fan. Nothing like a good one to offset that mid day hunger, & this is a place to get a great one! We went for lunch today around 1:30, the place was busy, but not packed. The service was good, the club sandwich was great. Ping back... Soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Manitoba St, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 705-646-2237
Description
R&L Bistro is a small quaint Bistro on Manitoba Street in the heart of downtown Bracebridge. We seat a maximum of 32 covers for lunch and dinner at one time. We do recommend reservations either by phone or online through our booking interface.Inside you will find a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere, with white linen table cloths. In the evening the atmosphere is decidedly romantic.A local artist provides the stunning artwork.Our food although simple and delicious, covers a wide array of cuisine styles from traditional French, to Asian and Italian dishes, all presented with flair.Our service is second to none, and in the evening is modeled on the service found at Michelin starred establishments.We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends to R&L Bistro.

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