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The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
588 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Enjoy a formal dinner in The Restaurant or opt for the more relaxed atmosphere of The Lounge.

*** Please specify Dining Room or Lounge menu when making an online reservation in the Special Request Box. Limited seating available in the Lounge area. ***

The Restaurant offers the perfect place for fine dining. Soft tones and a vaulted ceiling lend an air of romance. Seventy-four seats are divided between our Main, Hamnet (semi-private), and Judith (private) dining rooms. Afternoon tea is served one Sunday a month, 2-4 pm by reservation only.

The upscale, casual Lounge is a great place for a drink or dinner with friends. Mondays feature our fun and creative "Local's Night" 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."
- Executive Chef Arron Carley

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lounge Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dining Room Menu Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 508-7100 ext. 7122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Arron Carley

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms: one seating up to 45 people; the second, an intimate private room with its own entrance seating up to fifteen people.

  • Private party contact

    Molly Berg mberg@thebruce.ca: (519) 508-7100

  • Neighborhood

    Stratford

  • Cross street

    Ontario Street and Romeo Street South

  • Parking details

    A private covered lot is included for all hotel guests. Restaurant guests may park on site during their dining experience in the open lot closest to the restaurant entrance.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 588 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. R

    Redhead

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, with consistently great food and wonderful service. Worh the price
  2. EG

    ElizabethG

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!
  3. SM

    ScottM

    Toronto

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful dining experience. Beautiful surrounds, delicious creative dishes and attentive service. We later talked about making the Christmas Eve Dinner a tradition!
  4. JJ

    JaneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect setting for our lunch group . Quiet, great food, and excellent service.
  5. RF

    RayF

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional meal and an amazing dining experience. The perch was really nicely prepared and was delicious. The pate appetizer was excellent. Fine service with great attention to detail. I would rate it a 10 out of 10 and definitely will be back again.
  6. s

    stanc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    An enjoyable experience overall, with one minor disappointment. Having been notified well in advance that I was allergic to onions, I think the kitchen could have created a sauce to accompany the steak, instead of just serving it without the au jus. Even I can knock up a pepper sauce in short order & I am no chef.
  7. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely decor, attentive staff and excellent food!!
  8. M

    Mike

    Toronto

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings, fantastic service and wonderful food. The Bruce hotel is great for brunch, lunch or supper. Really enjoyed our meal, the service and surroundings.
  9. SM

    ScottM

    Toronto

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and atmosphere is all first class! Our second wonderful dining experience in a month and it won’t be our last!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love The Bruce.
  11. PP

    PaulP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Leslie made the day. Her attention to detail and sense of timing was impeccable. I told everyone Who might be remotely interested how great the service was. The food was good. Presentation excellent. I had the pickerel which may have been a little over cooked, and the sides could have been a little warmer, but all in all very good. We will from definitely go back, and, continue to talk about it. Thank you Leslie
  12. d

    davidi

    Las Vegas

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular and service was out of this world. Very great wine list as well.
  13. SH

    SandraH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I was just a little disappointed in our timing. Restaurant was not that busy and yet we were there prior to noon and received bill around 1:20 p.m. and then headed to a 2 pm performance at the theatre. We would have had dessert but no time
  14. R

    Rachel

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food, tea, and desserts were all delicious. The Bruce hotel is very nice and the staff were very friendly.
  15. RF

    RayF

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best restaurant in the area by far. Excellent food and staff. We felt welcomed and comfortable. The perch was absolutely amazing. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return soon.
  16. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Bruce Hotel , birthday lunch for my sister was wonderful.. would certainly go back. Service was amazing. Surprise birthday desert was a awesome. Will be back.
  17. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and top notch chefs, the food quality is better than all of the high end hotels and restaurants in Toronto.
  18. C

    Cookie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch visit very much. The staff were welcoming and gracious. It happened that there only a few guests so it was quiet and we wandered about enjoying the artwork and decor. When we asked, a staff person took time to tell us some of the history and to answer our questions. The food was very good and the walk through the grounds to the theatre was enjoyable. Our only regret was that we had hoped we could come back after the performance and have a wonderful peach dessert that we noticed as we were exiting. Alas, it turned out to be available only as part of the dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot find yourself ever venturing wrongly with The Restaurant at the Bruce - their service is some of the most spectacular I’ve experienced, and on-par with many of the Michelin star restaurants I’ve dined within. Yet still, this Restaurant - and the Hotel as a whole - remain a steadfast and endeared haunt of mine. If you have within you a sense of things that are finer and a preference for the excess, this Restaurant is calling your name - you’ve only to listen. After all - if it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.
  20. T

    Tammy

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We booked reservations at The Lounge inside the Bruce Hotel. We also had theatre tickets so timing was important. We were seated in the dining room. After realizing the menu was different, much more expensive and more formal, we asked to be seated in the lounge since we booked it for its menu. We were told they sometimes have a problem with online bookings and that the Lounge was totally booked. We asked if we could order from lounge menu ( we were literally so close we were looking inside the Lounge) told no... we cannot. After waiting 15 min, they seated us in The Lounge. Ordered wine, soup and a charcuterie board. Waited another 10 min then told we needed to get all food at once since we were running out of time. Also told, they were out of that wine. We are now 30 min into our reservation and still only have water. Service was terrible and unorganized. Cellar board was just ok. Hotel was stunning and relaxing.... too bad the restaurant doesn’t seem to have its s*** together.
  21. b

    bloorwestfoodie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    the food was excellent and our server was lovely, but there were some snags - pretty sure they were understaffed. One of the drinks on the menu (the Amanda) wasn't available, which seemed a bit weird because it was mostly gin LOL. Also, it took a long time to get our drinks - the salad came before we got our cocktails and the wine came after the entree. Also, there was no one who could recommend the wine - we ended up just ordering a cab sauv. Having said all this, I have now eaten at The Bruce three times and the food is really, really excellent.
  22. SM

    ScottM

    Toronto

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience, even just for lunch. The best Club House Sandwich EVER!! So fresh. Can’t wait to go back and try The Bruce Burger or the Crispy Chicken Sandwich. A must stop in dining experience before or after a visit to the Festival!
  23. j

    johnnycanuck

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Perhaps it was the confusion between menus on open table, or the phone call (very unexpected ) from the hostess, but we found ourselves booked into a VERY formal dining room . Lovely bread with honeyed butter, interesting appetizers, and delicious mains.... The menu promised exquisite- sounding additions to the mains, but these additional tastes were tinier than a salt spoon - practically impossible to discover the taste. My wild halibut was good, my companion's steak was also good and well prepared. The sides ..not very interesting. I found the concept of" all Canadian food" to have definite limitations when it came to flavour. No lemons, olive oil or other non-local foods were used. The good service disd not quite make up for the prices.
  24. C

    Carols

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a repeat visit after the theatre. The food and service was excellent!
  25. C

    Charline

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Be prepared to make this a special event as you will probably be spending a good amount of time, enjoying excellent food that is well presented in a comfortable setting (and with the prices to match).
  26. GS

    GSLS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the service and the food at the Bruce. From the initial greeting at the front door, to the host and servers and finally to our departure, we felt we were attended to. We had the hamburger on their homemade brioche bun and the chicken. All was delicious and portions were right. It was a bit pricy but not unexpectedly so for this kind of service and ambience.
  27. JM

    JudyM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch before heading to a play. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. And service was excellent, accommodating a few special requests. Would highly recommend this venue.
  28. MN

    MikeN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bruce is a beautifully set location, service was amazing, the inhouse churned butter with honey from hives out back was a great start. Just need to find the back path for return visit.
  29. GR

    GlennR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    HAVE ALREADY RECOMMENDED THIS DINING EXPERIENCE TO MULTIPLE FRIENDS . Good Food and great service and ambiance
  30. KB

    KarenB

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five middle-aged women ate at The Bruce Hotel restaurant before attending a performance at The Festival Theater. We absolutely thrilled with this decision! The restaurant is very "bright" and done in tones of white so it is airy and comfortable. The service was top-notch. I had the lamb dish and would highly recommend it! Two of the ladies had the steak and the other two had the halibut and all of us were pleased.
  31. CS

    ClaireS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You don’t have to spend big bucks to eat at The Bruce - I went for lunch and it was lovely and affordable. Excellent server Leslie was very accommodating about the menu, as I have celiac. The chef is a master - every bite had that little something extra to it. Layers of flavor and skill in every bite. I am PICKY and this was yummy. Very upper crust and white tablecloths and chandeliers and such - definitely on another level.
  32. SH

    SunshineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a remarkable meal! We enjoyed the fauna tasting menu with wine pairings and it was worth every penny. The wait staff, sommeliers, and chefs all took time to come and chat with us. The food was beautifully presented and perfectly seasoned. Each chef took their part very seriously which resulted is wonderful and unexpected flavour pairings at each course. After dining here once we have encoded that our next Stratford stay will be at the Bruce so that we will have easy access to dining there throughout our trip. Thank you - it was exceptional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience
  34. KB

    KarenB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect except for the Pickerel was charred black. I asked for mine to be well cooked but my friend did not. They were both charred.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot. Love the Bruce.
  36. RO

    RichardO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager was our server, and she was exceptional. The menu in the bar lounge is not extensive, but it was big enough. The only complaint is that I was trying to reserve in the restaurant, but OpenTable put us in the lounge due to no space in the restaurant. I thought the lounge was the same menu, but it is not. However, the food was so good that I would gladly return to the lounge, and I will want to try the restaurant for the prix-fix menu and wine pairing.
  37. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at The Bruce Hotel is always great, top notch staff and the most delicious food that they provide to their guests.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won't find better service in Stratford.
  39. A

    Alex

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience has been amazing. I am on a busy trip, and has been going back there for the last two nights, and will go back again tomorrow. The service has been great from the moment you walk in to this hotel.
  40. M

    Mark

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was fantastic! We had dinner in the lounge and it was perfect for a pre-theater dinner. I would highly recommend!

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ontario Street and Romeo Street South

  • Neighborhood

    Stratford

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lounge Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dining Room Menu Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    A private covered lot is included for all hotel guests. Restaurant guests may park on site during their dining experience in the open lot closest to the restaurant entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Arron Carley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (519) 508-7100 ext. 7122

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms: one seating up to 45 people; the second, an intimate private room with its own entrance seating up to fifteen people.

  • Private party contact

    Molly Berg mberg@thebruce.ca: (519) 508-7100

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