The Parlour Inn

4.5
661 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
The Parlour Inn has been welcoming guests to the heart of Stratford Ontario's downtown core for over 150yrs! It is a local favorite and a popular destination for theatre goers. Full of charm, and character, with modern day luxuries and amenities The Parlour Inn offers an inviting atmosphere, superior service and an innovative menu that puts a twists on classic fare. Locally sourced product ensures that quality and freshness is infused in every recipe. Local draughts and vintages are selected to compliment the menu and bring out the flavor of each course. Enjoy the causal yet elegant atmosphere of the main dining room, and lounge or relax on the patio. The Parlour Inns historic hospitality will enhance your dining experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 661 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharleneS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at the Parlour. The food was amazing and the service and hospitality were top notch. I will definitely return and highly recommend.

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KenH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to drive to Stratford for a date night and have dinner at the Parlour Steakhouse. So glad we did. Prime Rib was amazing and my wife is still talking about how good the Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake was. Leslie was an excellent server and made our night all that much more enjoyable. We will certainly be going back.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to The Parlour many times before. usually while taking in a play. This time even though the festival is closed due to the virus pandemic, we still enjoyed the long drive to have such a nice lunch.

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Alice
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ma famille et moi avons passé un merveilleux moment ! L’endroit est superbe et la nourriture délicieuse. La dame qui nous a servi était vraiment très gentille:)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time. Couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you.

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ErinD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic traditional dinner experience. Service was outstanding (Tamara was our waitress) food was delicious. Giving my highest recommendations !

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. Leslie was our server and she was so lovely and helpful! We loved our dinner and her recommendations. She was honest and had a great sense of humour! Thank you Leslie!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was friendly, prompt and attentive. Pavlova for dessert was a winner though the chocolate cheesecake brownie sounded wonderful as well!

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NinaR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch on the patio. Very pleasant servers.

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MargaretW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

....the place was not open....you gave us a reservation for a place that was not operating that day. Not good !!

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant for a great dining experience.

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak and their loaded potato skins are to die for. The service is lovely and the atmosphere is delightful. Highly recommend

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vipSweetpea
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Fish and chips meal was good but dessert wise the Pavlova was sub-par. Also, not as much choice on the menu as I expected; if this is Covid related then it's pardonable. However, the drinks menu could benefit from the addition of a couple of bubbly options by glass. Having said that, the waitress was excellent and she compensated for that fact.

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IreneJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Or experience at the Parlour was excellent. From our hostess Mary to our server Rachel the service and food made for a fabulous outing to Stratford for the day.
We will gladly recommend this location to anyone

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KylieS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice staff, great food, nice outdoor patio, decently priced

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RoseS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not quite at the usual level as far as ambience, and the menu is a bit more limited at the moment, but considering they're still adjusting to a Covid19 safe model, I thought they did fantastically.
Food is great!

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MarianV
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday on the patio recently. Everything was wonderful! I only reduced the food by one star as the beef dip did not have an au jus but a fairly thick gravy. Otherwise everything was delicious! And a special bonus when our son got their pavlova for a birthday treat! We all enjoyed that!

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LydiaP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Things were great considering the new normal. The menu was limited, unfortunately, but was still good. They still have the famous Pavlova!

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Chrisy
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Valentine's dinner special was not advertised on Open table and there were no other dinner choices. The pork was undercooked, raw actually and has to go back. Server was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration very nice Pavlova for dessert

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Toast
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my favourite dining place in Stratford! It is very pleasant with nice ambiance, good food, value and service! Who could ask for anything more🎶🍽☕️🍷?!

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SLorch
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect way for us to enjoy Christmas dinner! Loved the atmosphere, food, and service. We've already recommended the Parlour Steakhouse! Thanks for a great experience. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm very glad I've booked table here for Christmas, everything (food, service, ambience) was absolutely fantastic :)

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RonR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Great food & selection.
The buffet was superb.

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vipJen247
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Usually visit during festival season - good experience all around.

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joelened
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing prime rib dinner. We had a wonderful server that had great recommendations on what to eat and drink. Also a good selection of wines and mixed drinks to choose from. Beautiful building and decorated so nicely for xmas.

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DianaJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Rockwood to Stratford to celebrate our 25th anniversary. This was my husband's 1st visit. It has been my experience that the food is outstanding! I am not a prime rib person but since enjoying this meal at the Parlour twice in the last 3 years I knew my husband had to come to try it too. I was thrilled when he commented that it was the best he had ever had and that he too was happy we had made the drive to Stratford for our celebratory dinner. My first bite of prime rib made my eyes well up with happy tears. We both ordered the prime rib, mine was med well, his was med rare. Our meal was delicious! I laughed when I saw my husband's facial reaction to the Pavlova as it arrived at our table for dessert. He was dumbfounded!
Thank you to the Parlour for a fabulous experience. We will be back for the next family celebration.

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MarnyM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was excellent as usual at the Parlour. Bob was impressed with the table napkin folded to look like a Christmas tree. He couldn't figure out how they were done ... our server brought over a young staff member who patiently showed Bob how to make it -- and it took several tries. Not many places would go to that much trouble! Thanks to everyone for a lovely birthday dinner for our daughter. The dessert was awesome!

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AmandaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and value. Service a little slow, server indicated they were short staffed.

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CarolineB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a delicious lunch on a Tuesday afternoon before the theatre. The ambiance was wonderful and the wait staff very friendly and efficient. Could have used more staff that day however as there was only one person for about 5 tables.

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Sweetie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was done to our liking and the food was outstanding. The waitress was one of the best I have had in a very long time, she was top notch. Don't hesitate to try it out you won't be disappointed. The pavlova was excellent, it was as good as mine.😊

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DorothyR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to the Parlour a few times before but it was the first time for my friends. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful evening all the way around.

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service ! Excellent food . Portions are generous . Beautifully decorated for the holidays . It was our dinner after our wedding ceremony and they went a live band beyond for us !

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Steveh1226
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Inky
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.

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NancyI
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere very pleasant server. Good variety menu.

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WadeP
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.

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vipScottM
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining experience, was quite nice overall

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BarbaraB
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.

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LouiseH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Parlour Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 271-2772.

The Parlour Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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