Parlour Steakhouse

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For over 30 years the Parlour has been a dining favourite of visitors and residents alike. Inviting atmosphere with innovative twists on classic fare that stress quality and freshness with every recipe and every ingredient. Relaxed lounge and patio to compliment your dining experience. Open 7 days a week year round. Local & Ontario Craft Beers on tap!
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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience, especially with the Christmas decorations. It is a very cozy enjoyable venue to have dinner.Loved it!

I
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely dinner after the show. We were disappointed that they don't serve prime rib during the week in off season but our star was good.

NI
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere very pleasant server. Good variety menu.

WP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal..food was very good.
Had the 3 dip appetizer..duck dinner and special ribs dinner..
All very tasty and left room to share the pavlova..yummy.
Overall a great experience.
A busy place but still a great dinner.

BB
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening with friends at the charming Parlour Steakhouse. Pretty good food, and very good service.

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Exceptional service. We are never disappointed at the Parlour Steakhouse.

SR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super deluxe room was very comfortable. Dinner was delicious. We had the prime rib special and shared a lovely dessert called pavlova.Breakfast was not so good. My husband and I got the eggs Benedict which had a vinegar taste to it. Will definitely go back but order a different breakfast. Service was impeccable.

DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, ambiance . Karen, our waitress was great.

SC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I had one of the best meals we have ever had on Wednesday. She had the prime rib, and I had the tenderloin. Both cuts of meat were cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes were delicious and buttery. The bread is excellent. The attention to detail was great - the bread had a bit of salt, the meat also was very lightly salted to bring out the flavor. Chef Kyle did a spectacular job with his attention to the details of cooking the meat so perfectly. We always dine at the Parlour Steakhouse when we are in Stratford. All of our meals have been good - but this one was amazing. For a terrific steak, this restaurant cannot be beat. By the way, the Pavlova is to die for!

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed a delightful meal before heading to our Stratford Theatre performance. The facility is beautiful and full of traditional character. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent.

M
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our general experience was good, ambience, food, etc. was all very nice. The only negative, the server was forgetful, the appetizer ordered, never arrived. The time we were there, was not their “busy” time, so it was surprising that even though we discussed the appetizer with the server, that she completely forgot.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I took my wife there for her birthday and her meal was awful. It was burnt to a crisp. We order salmon and even the salmon was burnt and dried out. The waitress took the meal away and said she would charge us for it. A pretty disappointing birthday.

BB
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great lunch with friends before Little Shop of Horrors. Loved the ambiance.

MA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was my second visit to Parlour Steakhouse. As with my first visit, the food was delicious! Unfortunately, the service this time was not at all good!

Our waitress came to ask for our drink order before providing us with the drink menu, had to come back and confirm what my order was even though she wrote it down, completely missed putting my friend's order into the system so I was almost done my meal by the time her meal arrived yet they offered no discount or other compensation. Most restaurants would either not have charged for the meal, or not charged for dessert, or some other discount or compensation to make up for the long wait. We also had to ask for cutlery upon receiving our appetizers and again at dessert.

The service was very good on my 1st visit and the restaurant was busy, so will give them at least one more try and would still recommend. Perhaps our waitress was new or just having a bad day. However, if it happens again it may be my last visit.

T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Disappointed in the pavlova...not baked long enough and definitely not worth $13.
Duck breast was excellent. Burger good. Fries good.

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was underwhelming due to the long wait to get our dinner. If a small restaurant is having 2 large parties at the same time as your regular diners I think there should be adequate staff in the kitchen & dining room to accommodate both. This wasn’t the case . Although the waitress was apologetic the food was lukewarm but cooked to perfection. We appreciated the complimentary desserts which were delicious.

SC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are four friends who eat at the Parlour Steakhouse every time we visit Stratford. This visit, two of us had the duck breast, which was very tender. One of us enjoyed a shrimp alfredo dish. One of our group had a salmon dish with maple sauce. We always order the terrific Pavlova as our dessert. All of us agree we have never had any better. The Parlour is our favorite restaurant. We have, over the years, tried many others eateries and enjoyed them, but this one is the best for us. It has a homey feel and the staff is extremely efficient and friendly.

JF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sharon was our waitress and she did an excellent job! The food was great and even had your special Pavlova dessert for my birthday! A great dining experience!!

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious! The only problem we had was our server. Everything was great up until the end of our meal but then our server disappeared for 1/2 hour. We were going to have coffee and dessert but ran out of time. He apologized at the end when we were paying and said he had a large group he was serving at the same time which was the reason he’d disappeared. I’ve eaten here before and every time it’s been great so I think this was just an exception.

n
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

convenient to the Avon & Studio theater, great server, nice food

RO
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the restaurant was busy the noise level was not overbearing. The service and the food were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Stratford area.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant space for a meeting. I met with a colleague for lunch and we stayed about 2 hours. the server was very patient and did not try to rush us along. Food was tasty, good size servings, nice coffee afterwards.

DS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our second visit in 2 years. I cannot call the food and service 5* but I CAN and did call it 4* which I consider quite good for a in-the-inn restaurant. I would certainly go there if in Stratford for two or more days at any time in the future.

S
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The steaks were tasty and cooked as ordered. We had hoped for a broader menu that would accommodate our food sensitivities.

V
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very busy at this restaurant and we offered to sit in lounge since tennis was on. Our server did a great job looking after us. Thank you.

R
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While our waitress tried extremely hard and she was very nice, she was overworked. They need to staff up this place to provide better service. The food was average including the mixed vegetable,s some of which were not edible. If you are served a tough piece of meat (the duck), it should be offered with a knife that could actually cut into it. Disappointed. Much better options in Stratford.

PN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thank you, the food was good as always and the service was lovely. People who cared, plus they had a great sense of humour. I had company in from out of town and they enjoyed it very much. Thanks for a lovely lunch.

BH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch. Especially enjoyed the Spicy Carrot Soup. The Pavalova was astonishing.

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! We would return if we visit Stratford again.

LM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service!

It's the perfect place before or after the festival show!

RT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Wow! What a bomb show! Many issues with food and service. Don't even know where to begin and don't really have the time to share it all. Lets just say, DON'T order the lobster side with your steak and the service was more than lacking since we never had anyone come to the table to ask us how the food was, even though the lobster tail was sitting on the edge of the table as an indication for the server to come over and check. Server walked by three times without asking us how the meal was or ask why the lobster was not being eaten. Considering I used to be a server and was for many years, this is very upsetting and unacceptable service (especially considering the PRICE $$$).
We were there for our 5 year anniversary and left very unsatisfied and will probably never go back, even though we live in town.

P
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was our first time in this establishment. Our server was just polite, didn’t make any effort to make the evening memorable. The food was so so: my salmon filet was dry and bland, the appetizer (3 dips and chips) was greasy... The restaurant needs some TLC and dusting!
By the end of our dinner we were asked repeatedly if we were done and then out of nowhere the server pushed the bill on the table! We felt we had to leave and weren’t welcome any longer... Quite disappointing for a first experience at the Parlour Inn. We will likely not return.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only disappointment was that we were celebrating a birthday and my husband informed the hostess and she acknowledged and said she would let the server know but nothing materialized. It was also mentioned when we booked online too

F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out on a quiet Monday evening. Service and food were great. Will definitely visit again.

w
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had 23 people in our group. We recommended the Parlour to all of them. We know of two who ate there.

J
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, fresh dinners (Smoked Chicken & Salmon) from a hard working & friendly server.

E
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Although the food was excellent ( prime rib and tenderloin), the noise level was very disturbing. A large table was seated next to our table, and it was impossible to hear my husband across the table. These people were obviously having a great time and enjoying themselves, but it was at the expense of all the rest of the diners. Several people mentioned this to the staff, but nothing was done to monitor the noise level.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We ordered two prime rib meals my husbands was prefect mine was cold I sent it back to be warmed up and it came back still cold totally put me off my supper

MS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

15 minutes for a waitress to take our order. Duck was over done and potatoes were cold not only once but the replacement as well. So cold the butter inside was still hard. Will never eat here again.

v
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, nice atmosphere great service

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