Fishbone Bistro - Stouffville

4.7
200 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Fishbone has elevated the culinary scene in this charming town. We have built a family of patrons with our simplistic approach of Great Food, Great Service, a Comfortable Space and Great Value. Our service and food culture will always be progressive without compromising our values of communication and relationships, as well as the respect and integrity of the product we use. We take immense pride in what we do, from making our bread in house daily, to picking summer vegetables from our garden, or visiting our fish monger to choose the best options for you, it`s a labor of love.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 640-0355
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Pedro Pereira
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Private Party Facilities
Restaurant Buyout packages available for the restaurant space up to 45 guests. We do not have a private room.
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Catering
From Tasting menus for small gatherings to large weddings and corporate events. Allow our catering division to take care of every detail for your event.
Please contact us at events@fishbonebistro.ca
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Cross Street
9th Line
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 200 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding food. They change the menue regularly so one sees new items.
I don't recall the number of times we have been there however the restaurant is our restaurant of choice for any occasion.
Every meal we have had at this restaurant has been outstanding, and we have been coming here for years.

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H
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in the GTA. Love it. Wonderful spot for my wife and I.

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RB
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A gem to be sure in a suburban town. Fabulous fish and a good wine list. Owned by a Portuguese chef who has a reverence for fresh ingredients properly prepared. Unexpectedly good restaurant. We were there on a Monday night and it was full so clearly has a strong and loyal following. Highly recommended

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the meal and service was amazing. great food and the wait staff were fabulous. will be returning often.

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TN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at Fishbone. Fabulous food and outstanding service.
Highly recommend the deep fried brussel sprouts and the paella!

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is amazing. But not family friendly place. No kids menu.

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KF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed dinner at Fishbone Bistro for our anniversary dinner. Service was great and the food was fantastic. The chef made these amazing crab cakes for everyone. The whole grilled fish was outstanding. Even our 3 year old son enjoyed the meal.

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DM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service & outstanding food as always!

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service are tops. The grilled calamari starter is a must. This is a true neighborhood gem.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fishbone is always top notch and today was no exception. Delicious food, great wine selection, knowledgeable staff, reasonable price- what more could one want. Worth the drive to Stouffville. Thanks again Pedro!!

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Ambiance is terrific. Excellent food. Great for special occasion.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our meal was excellent, the service friendly and efficient. My only qualification would be that it is difficult for 2 people to have a quiet intimate dining experience due to the noise level on a Saturday evening. This is not really a complaint, rather an observation. Another time, we would choose a quieter time to have a dinner for two.

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. A hidden gem.

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very very good! Took our holiday visitors here for our last evening. We have been several times and enjoyed it and this time it seemed to be even better. Shared a few appetizers...would have liked to have had the appy's while browsing the menu, but were told we had to order food all together??? I had the mixed fish/seafood platter with squid ink Risotto. Loved it! We all really enjoyed our meals. Definitely recommend.

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RW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is very good. The service is a bit slow but overall the waiter is knowledgable & nice.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, unpretentious atmosphere. Upscale casual dining
We had the prix fixed menu and it was delicious. Not your average restaurant fare.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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NC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was outstanding, the service was good, however there is no accommodation for anyone who has food sensitivities, i.e. food substitutions.

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WL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Made a reservation with a note of our special anniversary dinner. Once we walked in, atmosphere is good. But very hot (maybe a/c broke!) table is reserved waiting for us.
Once we are seated, we were asked if like TAP water or other bottled water (smart sales techinique if we were 20 years younger, lol) We want to order cocktails and pop for the kids as I told him, so tap water it is. Then we noticed a little card on the table with special anniversary note. Very nice touch. But not our servers idea for sure as he did not mention anything to us and pretend he has no clue why we are here.
Server then come back to announce their specials, then came back again and ask if we need help. Later he finally asked us for drinks as I had mentioned when we sat down we want to order drinks! He came back the third time, and give me a heads up "it's the weekend and we are expecting a busy night". Ok it's 7:15pm with 2 couples cashing out and a table of 4 on their mains. They close at 9pm. What are you saying? Just that ruined the night for me, but I didn't say anything. We ordered 7 appetizers including one of his recommendation fresh oysters. Then 2 mains to share between 2 adult and 2 kids. Portions are small, which I like as we want to come to try everything. We basically tried everything except fish dishes.
Seafood paella was great, same as flat iron steak (you get 4 slices of the economy cut of beef) but it was great. Fish taco & grilled calamari was awesome although he ruined the display when placing on the table! Dessert we ordered all.
Overall we like it, but since we tried everything, no need to come back again. Server spoiled the whole night as he gave us the feeling he want to close. Not that busy on Sat night, but he want to close pretty bad. He seems to be one of the owner, full of self confidence but ignored customer service. $300 worth spending on the food, not the service
P. S. Food runners are curteous, we just got a bad lemon, lol

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Had a really nice evening. Portion size for the paella was very big. Could serve two. Prefer reducing the price with a smaller portion. Spicy sauce in the grilled cabbage was too sweet. Perhaps less of the sweet chille sauce or a more subtle sauce. Reastautsnt was a bit warm. Amazing fish dinner and perfect service. We'll be back for sure!

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HH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent dinner, would just like the menu to change a but more often.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great experience. I love when duck is on the menu though.

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RF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I don't have time to check every box but I will say - Fishbones is an amazing Bistro and I have already been talking about it. We had a great time, the waitresses were awesome, we had some laughs but above all, the food is to die for. Great food. Don't change a thing! Cheers...Ron & Kim

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and did not expect to find such a Gem in Stouffville. There was plenty of time in between courses to chit chat and digest. Definitely expect to leave with a full stomach, the portions are quite generous. We hope to return soon.

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PK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Will not find better seafood in York Region...

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been enjoying this restaurant and their staff now for apprx 7-8 yrs here in Stouffville... our meal last evening was likely, if not the best one yet. ... and we’ve enjoyed MANY MANY great meals here... SPECTACULAR food and cocktails ! If you’ve not enjoyed a meal here... you’re missing out.

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HR
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite local restaurant. A real Gem. Fantastic service. Great Portuguese wine. Great for a romantic night out and for intimate family dinner.

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MC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the very best in the GTA. Melanie is fantastic.

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TL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It’s a small restaurant, abit noisy to us tho. However with great food and service. Food is fresh and tasty!

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s
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed every appetizer and main dish this evening! The octopus was perfectly cooked and the lentils were tasty, the grilled fish with squid ink risotto was delicious, and the steak was excellent. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so special. We would highly recommend Fishbone Bistro to our friends!

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l
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I have prepared and eaten fish for over 50 years. I ordered halibut and it was ‘off’. My partner tasted it and agreed, noting that it even smelled bad. I politely told the server, who took it back to the kitchen, returning to tell me that the chef said the fish was good, there was nothing wrong with it, but they would be happy to prepare something else. I know what fresh fish tastes like. I know what old fish tastes like, so when a chef says that bad fish is good, he is either being dishonest or he can’t tell good fish from bad. Either way I won’t be returning, even though the shrimp dish was excellent. In a surprising turn of events, some friends took me to dinner the very next night. In the car, I was told that we were going to Fishbone. Oh no, I said and related my experience. It turned out that we had reservations at the Musselmans Lake location where the service, the food, the ambiance (outdoors) could not have been better or more enjoyable.

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BL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic menu and service. The oysters were delightful.

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CG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, perfect serving, environment friendly, great service

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Second visit. Both times for a special event.
Saturday night groups make the restaurant noisy if you are a twosome. Otherwise food and service was excellent on both occasions.

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P
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a restaurant that you always want to visit everyday! Love the whole experience with great food from appetizer to dessert!

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JN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always of the highest quality. The food is amazing AND we had as an appetizer the seafood towers, what a treat! Perfection. Oysters were always my go to for Thursday app. special but those towers (while much more expensive that the oysters) was amazing. I do wonder why they would be put in as an app special with the cost being so high? Some folks could be fooled by that and think because they were the special, they would be paying under 20 dollars. That would be my only caution. Love the manager, she is perfect AND love the atmosphere. The food speaks for itself and the presentation never disappoints.

Thank you!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Birthday Dinner! love the ambience. Food is quality!

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

we were there for the first time, and it was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful and checked with us periodically. we enjoyed the meal very much, and have recommended it to friends.

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MK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and friendly, attentive service but the A/C was minimal causing us to be uncomfortable. Not really the restaurants problem as we were in the midst of a heat wave. They tried hard to keep us cool with lots of iced water.
We were celebrating our 43rd Anniversary which they complimented with a hand written congratulations card and vintage port at the end of the meal.
We will definitely return but maybe avoid if it’s a heat wave again.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent meal. The only slight negative comment, was that when we ready to order dessert, a large party arrived and service slowed down considerably.

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