The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant

4.5
455 reviews
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Enjoy a formal dinner in The Restaurant or opt for the more relaxed atmosphere of The Lounge. Light and airy, The Restaurant offers the perfect place for fine dining. Soft tones and a vaulted ceiling lend an air of romance to the venue. Seventy-four seats are divided between the main, semi-private and private dining rooms. Upscale casual is how we would describe The Lounge. A great place for a drink… or a meal. Dark and intimate, it is the spot for a casual dinner with friends.
Executive Chef Arron Carley describes the vision for the new menus: “Looking into our past and understanding our roots as well as looking forward into the undiscovered wilderness of our nation we will forge New Canadian Cuisine.“
What 455 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dining experience. The tasting menu alone is well worth the trip to Stratford.

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RC
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Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An intimate restaurant. A perfect place to take a European colleague for some fantastic Canadiana.

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T
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Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Very accommodating and welcoming. Had veg burger and beet apple salad and was delish.

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As a local, we truly appreciate such a lovely place to go in Stratford, ON; whether for a drink, dinner or breakfast. Service was lovely - thank you Jamie. We had a baby with us and were accommodated nicely. Food was excellent, coffee was abundant and hit the spot. This was a very relaxing spot to meet and visit with family.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and we were fortunate enough to have it coincidentally empty for us on a Monday night! Highly recommended

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CL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We went to a similar themed dinner (East Coast) at The Bruce which was excellent but this one did not measure up. The courses of gumbo and chicken with cream corn were delicious.
The main course ribs and brisket were tender but needed a sauce or seasoning, the bacon beans were bland and the coconut banana cream pie was 95% unsweetened whipped cream and 5% filling.
At the previous experience each course was explained with what inspired each dish. This meal had a menu with no other information.
Overall the meal was disappointing but the service and ambiance still made for an enjoyable evening with friends.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had asked for a special birthday dessert. Acknowledged when booked and when at table. Was disappointed when nothing arrived. Wine pairing also advertised but did not have available.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The staff were lovely, and the dining room beautiful, but I was very surprised by how poor the meal was. For the prix fix Valentine’s dinner we tried 6 different courses and the bread was the best part. To qualify, the Baked Yukon desert tasted exactly like Hubba Bubba. I appreciated the effort to make various condiments in-house, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t want to eat the food. One last note; it was frustrating to be asked to change our entree choise, as the chef didn’t want to make Beef Wellington for one person alone. When the meal is that expensive, it takes away from the experience to face those kinds of conflicts.

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our third occasion - we love the space, charm and variety of menu. A nice selection of wines.
Service has always been friendly, informative and professional. We prefer the dining room as opposed to the lounge - tables are well spaced not only for comfort but, privacy. The soup this Saturday (mushroom) was terrific. Would like you to, occasionally, share a receipe - perhaps in the Beacon! We will be back. We lunch once per month from diners to 'The Bruce'. That day becomes very special.

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I attended with a client for lunch. He wanted someplace quiet. Lovely space and ambiance. Food excellent. Server skilled and attentive, and very helpful with food and wine choices. A thoroughly pleasant experience. Wish my budget allowed me to go more often.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Local night is amazing. They don't advertise. Don't know why?

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SV
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect. We felt like royalty. The food was second to none. What an amazing experience!

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VK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a romantic atmosphere. Overall I would give the Bruce Hotel and it’s restaurants a 10/10!

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A
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

4 of us dined at the lounge. The staff and service was exceptional. Couldn't have asked for more. But we were very dissappointed with the meal. We ordered the Ceasar salad and none of us liked it. With our eyes closed we would not have known what we ate. 2 of us ordered steak frites - medium rare - and the steak was way overcooked. My hsuband and daughter-in-law were happy with their meals. I always thought a standard glass of wine is 6oz, but what we were served was not even maybe 4oz and at a prize of $12.00 per glass, we thought that was a little stingy.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great brunch. The food was excellent and very filling.

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RF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had heard great things but was a bit disappointed with the food especially considering the price.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Ordered the chefs tasting menu, and it was outstanding. The wine pairings were very good as well. Great meal! Thank you.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Service is excellent. Love the Bruce

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HW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you really want to be good to yourself, call a friend and lunch at The Bruce.
They make you feel so special , a delightful experience.

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JA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very respectful atmosphere for patrons who wish to leasurly enjoy a good meal wine aand conversation which is not intrusive. Staff are top notch and do not rush you out. Music is subtal and appropiate. Food is very Canadian....excellent.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greeted right at the door. Lots of people looking after you e.g. drinks , water, bread, cutlery, etc. Food was great except we orders the steak with a capuchino-less dip which was not available. Ambiance is great. All in all, a great night out!

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SJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant provides interesting & very tasty menu with great service. Always a very pleasant experience

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on Christmas Day and were all very impressed with the ambiance, the food and the service!

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve at The Bruce was like opening a series of gifts. Every course a gem that stood on its' own, added together salad, main and dessert made for a memorable experience. My two companions had a similar experience with their choices. Staff were an awesome blend of friendly and professional. The ambience just what we wanted - that mix of beauty, elegance and cozy that's hard to create. Plus being decorated for the season all that more special. We'll be back - soon.

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great service and food, staff were friendly, professional all with a great ambience.

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CL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two couples went for Local's night. The sevice w impeccable, the presentation was beautiful and most importantly the food was outstanding. The duck confit was very tender and perfectly seasoned. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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WB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in the city. Very historic looking decor and comfortable. High Class with a menu from medium priced to fine dining prices. Staff very attentive and polite. Engaging. Fantastic food. Atmosphere stylish . Lots of parking. Will go again.

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LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with special friends...made more wonderful with attentive service, fresh linens and good food that suits a variety of pallets.

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable lunch. We were impressed with the lunch choices and loved the skinny fries. Server was friendly and kept checking on us. A great experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant atmosphere. Great Service. Good food.

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JM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely and quiet lunch with good food, wine and a lovely server who did everything to be welcoming and to please. We will be back again and again. Thank You! ( Ladies Room was spotless and amenities were appreciated)

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G
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was absolutely delicious no complaints, we all enjoyed our dinner choice and decadent desert. The restaurant is brightly appointed with high ceilings and clean. The service was perfect considering we were watching an evening show and our kind waiter kept a good eye on time for us. He was wonderful and funny too.
My only complaint was slower breakfast service in the morning but food delicious too.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent. It was my 79th birthday and as we have a very busy life, especially my husband, we just wanted to relax. Because of the time of the year your lovely hotel was no busy which enabled us to do just that.

The food was very good and we enjoyed the afternoon tea on Sunday.

We hope to return in the spring or earlier fall next time.

KathleenC

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PA
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quiet, white linens, good quality food. Didn't stay at the hotel, but may look into it for next time.

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for supper, all of the staff were exceptional. They made our visit very enjoyable. The food was great and the price reasonable.

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DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A truly genuine experience. The atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant while being a step above. Creative dishes prepared with excellence. Tremendous attention to detail from the cocktails through the desserts.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very friendly greeting and loved our table. Our waitress was excellent and attentive. The food was fabulous. Really looking forward to returning for lunch or dinner.

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TM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening before theater...the hostess Merle was extremely helpful. We will be back!!

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CV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bruce is one of the nicer hotels I have stayed in. Very well appointed through-out. Staff exceptionally courteous and helpful and the food was outstanding. Perfect get away for our sister's weekend. I will return.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

only problem dining room was closed and we are in the bar area
pleasant but would have bee. nice to know that dr closed

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