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“Fantastic Service”

Bard's on Market Square
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Ranked #69 of 150 Restaurants in Stratford
Price range: US$8 - US$38
Description: Bard’s on Market Square is located on the entire main floor of 27 Marketplace. We feature a buck a shuck weekend oyster bar, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 5:00 PM, an upscale bar, lounge, late night and full dinner menu. We carry 54 beers on taps, our own fully stocked beer market, an extensive wine list, as well as our whiskey bar. Bard’s is the place where you will find casual fine dining in a relaxed fully renovated space.
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Description: Bard’s on Market Square is located on the entire main floor of 27 Marketplace. We feature a buck a shuck weekend oyster bar, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 5:00 PM, an upscale bar, lounge, late night and full dinner menu. We carry 54 beers on taps, our own fully stocked beer market, an extensive wine list, as well as our whiskey bar. Bard’s is the place where you will find casual fine dining in a relaxed fully renovated space.
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I would highly recommend Bard's on the service alone. The atmosphere was very welcoming and classy, and the staff we're very inviting. I took my partner there following a show at the Festival Theatre for her birthday. When I booked a reservation at Bard's online beforehand, I inquired in the Special Notes section if it would be possible to deliver a single rose to my partner for her birthday when they brought the food - and they delivered! I was contacted by one of the staff who then personally went to the flower shop before her shift to get the rose, and who then left clear instructions with the staff at Bard's on how it was supposed to be set up and delivered. Outstanding. The regular service was wonderful, too, of course. Great beer and wine selection, and a crab dip that is to die for.

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JED1986, Manager at Bard's on Market Square, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank You for your kind words. We are so happy you two enjoyed your experience. Happy Birthday to your partner.

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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

We were excited to see this place, as Stratford needs a steakhouse. I wish I could rave about the food. It was ok. The service was very, very attentive and warm from our server and other servers, as well. I do hope they do well.

The food is beautifully presented. Oysters were well worth it! Perhaps some growing pains at the moment with the steak. Escargot was mediocre.

We sent our tomahawk (serves two) back because it was rare rather than medium. Before we sent it back, the manager came over at our request and she told us it looked medium. We then sent it back. It came back medium rare. My husband was very frustrated by then. The server said she'd get a second manager. The second manager seemed to have difficulty grasping our frustration and offered desserts on the house. An establishment charging $125 for a steak should know what they're doing when it comes to cooking a steak. Also they told us they ran out of Bernaise sauce at 6pm, which is a standard steakhouse sauce. They did discount our bill but it would have been really nice if the steak was cooked medium as we wished. We would have been happy to pay the full bill for good product.

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JED1986, Manager at Bard's on Market Square, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thank you for the feedback. As a steakhouse, well we pride ourselves on great steaks!!! I'm so sorry that your steak was not cooked to perfection. We hope to see you back in the future, again thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

While a little pricey, the food and service were excellent. They should win an award for the best Caesar salad.

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JED1986, Manager at Bard's on Market Square, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it.

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant after seeing a play at the Avon theatre. Very convenient location! Good selection of wines, the steak was done to perfection and our waiter was very attentive and friendly! Definitely worth a visit when you are in Stratford!

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JED1986, Manager at Bard's on Market Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Wow is all I can say. Beautiful restaurant. Decor is trendy & seats are comfortable. Arrived around 5:30 & ordered the escargot appetizer. Fantastic. A completely different spin from the usual garlic in 'pods'. Great portion size. The tenderloin will simply melt in your mouth. The strip lion as well is just delicious. Great selection with your choice of sides. Highly recommend the seasonal vegetables. Great wait staff as well. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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JED1986, Manager at Bard's on Market Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

THANK YOU!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Our escargot is famous!! I mean, it has bacon in it!! Tons!! Thanks again, and we can't wait to see you on your next visit.

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