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“good but disspointing”
Review of Bijou

Bijou
Ranked #8 of 147 Restaurants in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$65
Cuisines: French, Canadian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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 complemented by our shareable Food Flights featuring the best ingredients of Perth County. These delectable bites are perfectly paired with small craft wineries and the best of old world classics.
Reviewed May 31, 2015

we ordered from the global small plates menu. very disjointed and confused service. there were no cold/fresh dishes on the menu, so nothing refreshing. no small plate desserts, either. there is no indication on the laminated menu of which dishes were spicy and which were vegetarian. with only a few tables occupied, i thought that the chef might come out to greet us, but he did not.

4  Thank amyintax
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

Four adults here for dinner before a Stratford play. Made the reservation for 6pm and didn't have time for desert which is basically my only negative. You can see into the kitchen and watch the chef(s) at work! But there is also a entryway into the kitchen where you can see the metal cabinets with cleaning supplies. Maybe a plant to block the view??
Service was very good, we basically had two servers so anything we needed we got right away. Was told that the venison carpaccio was the house specialty; so two of us tried it, and it was amazing! Our other appetizers and dinner (duck, lamb, curry, perch) were also quite mouthwatering. This is an expensive dinner, but I found it to be worth it.

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Thank jencken
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Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a lovely dinner there with my aunt and husband before a show in Stratford. The dishes were well presented and delicious. Unique food pairings and fresh vegetables (ie.asparagus). We'll be back.

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Thank bythebay2
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

We enjoyed an extremely delicious meal, and the new owners went out of the way to make us feel welcome. As a farm to table restaurant, the menu changes daily. We ate from both the fixed price menu and the tapas. No one was disappointed at all.

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1  Thank Eileen F
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Reviewed January 23, 2015

My fiancée and I have dined at Bijou several times in the past. Always as a little special treat for the both of us when we visit Stratford as we both love the concept of local, farm to table dining. The food is wonderful, always well presented and taste just as good. However the service could use some proper training. We were the youngest couple in the restaurant each time we went, however I don't think that should be any reason for the servers to generally overlook us, ignore us or be down right rude. When a server walked past and I attempted to ask him if we could have our bread basket as our appetizers had already been served and they consisted of pate but we had no bread, the server harshly scolded me for interrupting him on his way to get drinks for another table. Needless to say after each visit ending the same, with us leaving feeling highly unwelcome and almost "not good enough" for them, they have lost us as customers. The food is good but not good enough to put up with the rude service.

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2  Thank AliceWove
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