Although we went on Father’s Day we expected it to be busy, even so the staff still had time to be friendly and welcoming. The food was superb, especially the Waldorf Salad and the Scallops were perfectly cooked. Excellent.
The food is fantastic. Extremely intense taste. One of the best restaurants I have been to.
The tasting meal was excellent but because we chose this option we would not have time for dessert and our Stratford production of the Music Man ...they gave us the option of coming back for dessert after the performance .What to say the desserts were better than the theater production which was excellent !
The desserts are worth a journey on their own. I always say if the restaurant is good ,... is this up to a "Canoe " moment in TO. Well this eclipse's Canoe !
Well ,the desserts at the "Bruce" are living ,edible "Art"..do you want to indulge or admire. Tough decisions we were allowed 2 desserts ,I ordered 3 ..shouldn't have on a eating basis but visually and tasting wise should have ordered all but that would have wasted them.
The desserts orders were "Farmers' Fields ,Boreal Forest and Tundra." Look them up masterpieces of art and flavor.
I s the "Bruce one of the best restaurants in Ontario...YES !!
We sat outside on the lovely patio and had two vegetarian dishes; the legume burger was the best 'bean burger' we have ever had! Great service, and wonderful location very close (within walking distance) to the Festival Theater at Stratford.
From a 7 course menu to specialty entrees the Bruce is the Stratford go to venue for a unique dining experience.
Had lunch again at The Bruce and it was great. Service, attention to detail, food and wine were all excellent. Always happy to have lunch there. Thanks for the wonderful meal.
Absolutely excellent in every way
We've come here a few times already, which is why we came back. Service usually outstanding, food usually yummy, elegant and quiet. This time it just wasn't as impressive. The food was good, but not great. It should be, for the price. Additionally, when the bill came, one of the charges was inconsistent with the price listed on the menu. I asked the server about it....she didn't know (shouldn't she know the prices?). And yes, we were over charged. They did make the correction, when I requested they do so. There was no apology offered. This was disappointing.
Lovely lunch prior to a theatre date. Will return.
Absolutely enjoyed lunch at The Bruce. Kate was an excellent server and the food was fabulous. We really had a great time. Thanks,
Words cannot describe how wonderful our meal “experience” was. We had the Tasting Menu with mock-tails.
Would certainly recommend to anyone and we will be back! (Reservations are a must and be sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy it all)
Quality food, with excellent, attentive, Service. Would recommend to Friends. Going back Soon.
The Bruce's Mothers' Day Brunch has always been superb and the 2018 edition notched it up even higher! The setting is very understated-elegant. Tables well spaced out. Wait staff all performing at high levels - and the food: superbly thought-out, prepared and presented, and the variety was very broad.
From the moment we pulled up to the Bruce Hotel, we were impressed with the décor, attention to detail and service!! The people who work here are absolutely wonderful at their jobs! We will definitely be back!
Love The Bruce. Delicious meal and the ambiance is wonderful!
Great service, the staff is very attentive and food is outstanding.
The Bruce Hotel Restaurant in Stratford is a gem. In addition to the restaurant & dining experience, we also stayed for the weekend. We had multiple meals, including afternoon tea, in the the main dining room or adjoining rooms. I cannot think of enough superlative words to describe the entire experience.
Firstly, all the staff are trained. If you know what that means you'll realize how exceptional it is.
Of course, the food is second-to-none. From the menu design and preparation & presentation of the main courses to the work of the onsite pastry chef, it is outstanding. I particularly appreciate the chef's desire to maintain a seasonal Canadian theme with the ingredients. We live in a great country with great food yet it seems everybody is trying to present a menu from somewhere else.
The wine list is just right. The selection is broad enough to cover most tastes & pairings without being so large as to be ridiculously pretentious. The sommelier is very knowledgeable & helpful without being condescending.
The Afternoon Tea brings out the tea sommelier! That's a first time I've seen that in Canada.
You get great value for price. Prices are not so high as to be elitist and yet fair enough to allow for good fresh ingredients and quality preparation.
The hotel's facilities are modern and well kept as well. It has every little convenience a guest could need, but that is for a different review!
All-in-all, it was a 10 out of 10
An amazing menu wonderfully prepared and magnificent service!
The Bruce was a great choice for Brunch on Sunday. Much more civilized as compared to the usual breakfast joint or buffet experience.
I just treated my friend to a birthday breakfast at the Bruce. It has become our go to place for special occasions. Our server, Leisal, is so friendly and very knowledgeable about the food that is served.
The Bruce is a gem.
Impeccable service and food! Amazing attention to details and staff that went above and beyond our expectations. It’s with the cheese tray was fabulous., the sommelier outstanding, totally elegant and one of a kind evening. It’s no wonder the Bruce Hitelis in the top 10 in Canada! So fortunate to have e them in Stratford, Ont.
We enjoyed our brunch with a few exceptions. My husband was offered a coffee refill but I was not. The Eggs Benedict looked terrible. When I made my reservation on line with Open Table, it was stated that the cost included a tip and tax. When I paid the bill, I discovered that this was only included if you bought the complete package of hotel and brunch. I would have liked to know exactly the situation before paying. The prawns were wonderful as were the croissants and a nice selection of cheese. I noted when I made the reservation that one in our party was a gluten free guest and the other had an allergy to poultry. There were some lovely desserts but just fruit for the gluten free. I noted this to one of the servers and they brought me a serving of sorbet. It would have been nice to have a serving of flourless chocolate cake or something similar. I had the tenderloin roast but it was tough. We usually enjoy our visits to The Bruce but not so this time. However, the smoked salmon was wonderful! MildredR
I will always recommend The Bruce Hotel Restaurant to anyone looking for excellent food and an experience, no matter the occasion. The Bruce Hotel is the full-package experience thanks to the joint effort of the FOH staff and chefs.
Great evening and dinner. Lovely atmosphere wonderful food, wine and service,
Well, it never disappoints. The Bruce was lovely for brunch again today. The Mickey Mouse pancake for our son was a sweet surprise as was the chance to visit with Santa! We will be back again soon!
Myself and three friends had lunch at The Bruce Hotel this past weekend and cannot say enough good things about it. The food was delicious (everyone loved their various options), the charcuterie board was lovely, and our server was great. For a special occasion, you should definitely go!
Simply outstanding. Room was fantastic. Issue w shower knob. Too tight to turn on/off. Excellent service. Would highly recommend.
We were there in summer and enjoyed being outdoors more so than inside. The food was ok but not outstanding selection for a casual lunch and this was new menu. My friend who is GF found that the kitchen did not listen to her requests. Love the boutique hotel atmosphere and will go back just not a great experience this time.
Virtually empty - 0ne other table when we arrived, two when we left. Food good but not superb. Service haphazard, at one point very good, at another, a vacuum.
But then the pricing- out of this world. Wine pricing in particular was outrageous; my wife ordered a glass of Pinot which came from a screw stoppered bottle (at $C 14 per glass) and which may have been opened some years earlier. 9When i pointed this out it was quickly replaced.
Wonderful location, steps from the Festival Theatre, but requires new management
My husband and I made a reservation on open table minutes before arriving for an early dinner. Though we don't often spend this kind of money at restaurants, or choose this level of fine dining, we were welcomed warmly. Staff members were very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Space did seem a bit limited as we were seated fairly close to another couple. Food was very good. My dish (the duck) was exceptional. We would highly recommend The Bruce Hotel to friends and family, and especially for special occasions.
Love this place it is quite the gem situated in Stratford walking distance to festival theater you can always count on a quiet , clean and superb food and service when you arrive. The restaurant is elegant but not pretentious. Great drinks.
Best choice for prix fixe before theatre . It is only a 5minutes walk. Perfect wine pairing . We recommande the chocolat dessert !
having heard this restaurant was supposed to be outstanding, we were very disappointed. while the server was positive, she neglected to bring several basic items we asked for, including salt and pepper.
Great location for the Festival theatre but i doubt i'd return.
Excellent experience overall. Food level up there with some of the best restaurants we have visited. Service was good, but pretty much standard for this price point. Ambiance, noise level and overall feel was excellent.
Special occasion and table reflected the occasion and staff aware and complimented event very well, along with a signature dessert.
Le menu dégustation Faune était bien présenté , très goûteux et équilibré. Le choix des vins accompagnant chaque met excellent . Nous y retournons ce soir avant le théâtre pour un menu différent .
Great food. Great service. The atmosphere and décor are outstanding. Very upscale. You won't be disappointed.
Excellent restaurant. Great spot for dinner before a show at the Festival Theater. Very good quality food.
Enjoyed the Lounge this time instead of the regular dining room. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Great service. Will return. Highly recommend. Wonderful venue.
the food was excellent and the service was discreet. Our server was also knowledgeable about the menu.
Fantastic. A restaurant that I compare all other restaurants against. I don't travel to Stratford without reservations at the Bruce.