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ELEGANT FRENCH DINING | TRIPADVISOR REVIEW | APRIL 2017

Both the food and the atmosphere was wonderful and we were very pleased with the service, as well... The dishes were delicious and all of my friends were very pleased with their respective choices. Thank you for your contribution to making our event enjoyable!

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DELISH | TRIPADVISOR REVIEW | MAY 2017

It was my first visit to Bijou. Had the venison croquettes, short ribs and pineapple tart. Portions were perfect. The amuse bouche with preserved lemon was delish. The price was more than reasonable. Will definitely be back.

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MEET THE NEW CROP OF MAKERS IN STRATFORD | EATDRINK MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 2016

Bijou is a "chic French bistro that builds its menus on regional ingredients... Bijou succeeds in delivering the taste of the region." - EatDrink Magazine

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THE BEST RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE | CUSTOMER REVIEW | NOVEMBER 2016

"Quite possibly the best restaurant experience I have ever had, I felt compelled to share! ... The entrees and dessert make you wish you had more room in your stomach to try more things... Will definitely be back the next time I am in Stratford!" - AmirGhandi, TripAdvisor.ca

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WHERE TO EAT IN STRATFORD | EATDRINK MAGAZINE | JULY 2016

"For many years the culinary opus at Bijou has been a front-runner in Stratford for inspired, locally-sourced cuisine. The bistro has built a following as a destination restaurant for providing a good local taste experience." - Brian Lavery, eatdrink Magazine

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A SMALL RESTAURANT WITH A FANTASTIC MENU | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2016

"Shortly after 5 pm, this restaurant was inundated with patrons served by very capable servers. I was not disappointed by my choice of lamb. Much of the food is sourced locally. Check the online menu. There is a rear entrance (see attached pic) to this restaurant from a large parking lot."

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WHAT! I'M NOT ALLOWED TO LICK MY PLATE? | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JUNE 2016

"Dining at the Bijou was a true culinary experience. We enjoyed every moment of the evening... We both started with the lobster ravioli which was served with an amazingly velvety lobster sauce. Couldn't lick our plates, but we could use piece of bread to sop up every drop of the sauce. Hubby followed with a lamb chop which was done to perfection and virtually fork tender. I ordered the pan-seared fresh trout which was delicious. Finishing our meal he ordered the fresh fruit baklava accompanied by what had to be a home-made ice cream. I ordered the ricotta cheesecake. There is no way to explain how much I loved this dessert. It was amazing."

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THERE IS NO OTHER RESTAURANT IN STRATFORD THAT CAN COMPARE TO BIJOU | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MARCH 2016

"We are Stratford locals and have always had wonderful and creative meals at Bijou. The service is 2nd to none... Serving sizes are perfect and the chef deserves props for his successful blending of flavours. We will continue to go back." Scuggin, Tripadvisor.ca

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HARD TO FIND BUT WORTH IT! | CUSTOMER REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2016

"The Bijou is a little tin spot at the back of a building so hard to find the first time you go there. It is worth the effort though. They are not always open for lunch but they are it is a great spot. Dinner is also very good there."Tracy K., Tripadvisor.ca

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GLOBAL DIM SUM | CUSTOMER REVIEW | OCTOBER 2015

"We went to Bijou tonight for the launch of their new Global Dim Sum menu. Clear your calendars people! You want to be there Sundays (11 -3). SO good!" Barb M., Facebook.com

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TRULY A JEWEL | CUSTOMER REVIEW | NOVEMBER 2015

"This was only the second time that Bijou has offered their "global" dim sum a la carte menu on Sundays. What a treat! They have a list of their "always available" dim sum and their specials... The chef is to be complimented for excellent flavouring of all the dishes." photobuglondon, Tripadvisor.ca

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SPONTANEOUS SPLENDOUR | CUSTOMER REVIEW | SEPTEMBER 2015

"The food was incredible. The best we've ever had in Stratford and we consider Stratford one of the finest dining places in the world...  All in all, the best food, service, and ambience we have ever had in Stratford."  Dennis N, Tripadvisor.ca

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BEST EXPERIENCE AT THE BIJOU | CUSTOMER REVIEW | SEPTEMBER 2015

"We returned to the Bijou for the first time this 2015 Stratford Festival Season and had a great experience once again! We have been here in previous years and have never had a poor meal, but our experience this August topped them all. The food, of course, was excellent, but the service, timing and warm and engaging connection with the servers made it very special." Michael181736, Tripadvisor.ca 

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WEEKEND ESCAPE | CURIOUS CREATURE BLOG | AUGUST 2015

"Do not leave Stratford without dining here. Whether you order from the blackboard menu or nibble on global tapas (served after 7:30 pm), you will not be disappointed. Each dish is expertly conceptualized using local, seasonal ingredients and beautifully executed." 

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EXCELLENT FARM TO TABLE CUISINE | CUSTOMER REVIEW | AUGUST 2015

"Absolutely wonderful -cuisine was glorious -don't miss it... -there is not anything on this menu that is not an incredible culinary experience -reservations are a must -equal to any Gordon Ramsey cuisine" BG508, Tripadvisor.ca

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EXCEPTIONAL DINING IN THE HEART OF STRATFORD | CUSTOMER REVIEW | AUGUST 2015

"We knew that the ownership of Bijou had changed and wondered whether the quality might also have changed. We were delighted to find that the menu was as interesting as before... and the food was just as good if not better than in past years." Water_Lily61, Tripadvisor.ca

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OUTSTANDING AND GETTING BETTER | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"The food is beyond outstanding... The tenderloin was the home run of this meal...pink as ordered, fork tender with a hint an Asian spiciness. Plated with broccoli Rabe, yellow wax and green beans, and fresh little peas... Picture Perfect... They have elevated Bijou to best in class!" chasnave, Tripadvisor.ca



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EXCELLENT SMALL PLATES | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"Beginning at 7:30, Bijou features an outstanding tapas menu... I believe the owners of the restaurant are two chefs who have recently returned to Stratford. Both locals and tourists are in for a treat. They know what they're doing." Pamela H, Tripadvisor.ca

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GREAT TAPAS! | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"The staff are great and so is the tapas. The venison carpaccio was excellent as was the pulled duck curry with noodles. My wife had the rabbit ragu and the spicy meatballs and was completely pleased. A great way to enjoy a relaxed evening. Enjoy." 225douglas, Tripadvisor.ca

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BIJOU - THE PLACE TO GO IN STRATFORD! | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"We had our first experience at Bijou this past weekend and it was fantastic! ... Whether you are catching a show or just wanting some wine and tapas, make Bijou your top choice in Stratford." Lynn D, Tripadvisor.ca

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PRIX FIXE DINNER | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"Outstanding meal from start to finish. I had venison carpaccio followed by the loin of lamb and for dessert, the Coffee Creme Brûlée. Each plate was like a jewel." Karen G, Tripadvisor.ca

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A HIDDEN GEM | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"Bijou has been on our Go To list for several years and this year it did not disappoint. Once you find it, it is a delight. It offers a comfortable setting and ambiance, and has undergone some nice renovations." CanuckBabs, Tripadvisor.ca

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EXCELLENT DINING | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JULY 2015

"I understand that the Bijou has changed management. If so I was delighted to find that the quality of the food and service remains the same. a very high standard." Xxxxxxxxoi, Tripadvisor.ca

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A JEWEL OF A RESTAURANT | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JUNE 2015

"I was impressed with the wonderful and unusual flavours of each of the dishes I ordered... The manager/owner was very friendly and helpful, as were the servers, and they all asked if everything was to our liking - it was! I will happily return." TOwriter, Tripadvisor.ca

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THE BEST! | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JUNE 2015

"We had a great experience at the Bijou when in Stratford for the Festival. We would highly recommend the Bijou. We will be back!" helpme83, Tripadvisor.ca

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BIJOU AT THE TOP | CUSTOMER REVIEW | JUNE 2015

"Bijou has regained its place at the top of the Stratford restaurant listing... again worth every penny if your in to good food well prepared and presented with a special flair." Chasnave, Tripadvisor.ca

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 2015

"Last week we enjoyed a wonderful meal with friends at Bijou and were thoroughly pleased with all aspects of our meal... The journey continues with Bijou. We never hesitate to recommend this restaurant." Dorien M, Tripadvisor.ca

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GENIUS CHEF | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 2015

"Genius Chef Max Holbrook knocked it out of the park last night @BijouRestaurant @StratfordON, Brilliant 'small plates' exploding with flavour!" @musicsebring, Twitter.ca


LOVELY SPOT | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 2015

"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!" jencken, Tripadvisor.ca

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MOST DELICIOUS FARE | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 2015

"We were at the Bijou today and had the most delicious fare, prepared to perfection by Chef Max... Make sure to take the trip to Stratford and give yourself the experience of the Bijou." Joanne D., Facebook.com

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EVERY BITE WAS A DELIGHT! | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 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." - bythebay2, Tripadvisor.ca

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GRACIOUS AND DELICIOUS | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 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" - Eileen F., Tripadvisor.ca

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A CULINARY GEM | CUSTOMER REVIEW | MAY 2015

"Bijou Restaurant is true to its tagline...a culinary gem!!! ... A standing ovation to Mark, Linda & Chef Max for sharing this culinary experience with us."  - Jenny M., Yelp.ca

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CANADIAN LIVING | MAR 2015

"The town celebrates food, drink and local fare that continues to grow in prominence from year to year. Chefs, food writers, artisans and visitors alike come to Stratford for a culinary exploration like no other. Speaking of the culinary, fine restaurants such as Rundles, Bijou, Mercer Hall Inn and others add to a unique dining experience."

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