Fishbone Bistro - Stouffville

4.8
238 reviews
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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.
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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was great...the food was excellent...but we were surprised to see a new menu that had far less choice than before. Oddly, there were very few fish dishes on the new menu at Fishbone.
I was told that the Aurora menu changed as well and I`m really wondering why my favorite fish/seafood restaurant is no longer a fish/seafood restaurant....it is now a more varied restaurant with about 3 fish entrees...no more Paella and only 1 pasta with fish entrée. That is disappointing.

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H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal, tremendous service and intimate atmosphere. Loved it

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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've recommended Fishbone to many people and they have been based on my suggestion. Service is outstanding, great food and wine selection. We've been many times and always had a great experience.

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SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at the Fishbone Bistro is always a pleasure. The food and the service are outstanding. I would recommend this establishment without reservation.
Sharon

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c
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the food was a bit slow to come but other than that it was good food especially the grilled whole sea bass.

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KS
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Fishbone Bistro! We have been going since it opened and are never disappointed. The food is great, the service is great, and the staff is amazing. There is no need to go downtown for a great meal when you have Fishbone in your community.

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BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! Enjoyed birthday port on the house! Delicious food, fantastic wait service! Must go for special dinners.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visitors!! Everything about the night was spot on ! Food was outstanding, octopus cooked perfectly for a starter, olives and pickles were a lovely nibble. If you have a hankering for fish this is the place to go. The whole fish is divine , you will not find a better preparation anywhere. Even the chickpea side is outstanding. My husband had the scallops and they were fantastic as well. Stouffville is very lucky to have Fishbone. It’s worth the drive from much further away !!!!

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SF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific food, great service, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend this place.

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our dinner was a group of six for a business dinner. We ordered several appetizers so we could sample a variety and everything was fabulous. Food was outstanding. This is my third time eating at Fishbone and I've never been disappointed.

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JT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Superior food presented in an attractive context by attentive staff. Excellent wine selection available. Highly enjoyable and recommended.

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MU
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very tasty well presented. We have been back many times.

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DK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat to go to Fishbone in Stouffville. The service is amazing and they will go out of there way to make your meal a memorable one. We celebrated a birthday and a special touch with a card at the table when we arrived and complimentary apertif.

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PR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family night out and wonderful as always

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SB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great and service was excellent. I don’t normally eat it but their brussel sprouts app was probably the best I’ve had. I would also recommend the seared sea scallops. Definitely will be returning to try more dishes.

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D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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BN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only one word to describe Fishbone......AMAZING!!!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great people, excellent food and wine list. Terrific experience and service second to none. Great job by the staff here.

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b
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we received top notch service. Our drinks were really good (Old Fashioned and Blueberry Mojito). Our Appitizer was a great way to start off the meal (Double Fried Fries). Our Main Entrees were great (Bay Scallops with Risotto and Mushroom Linguine). Dessert was the perfect ending to our meal. I was even able to get the playlist from our server. If you're looking for a good restaurant in the area Fishbone should be #1 on your list!

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

This is a great location for those in Stouffville looking for a nice restaurant. We enjoyed the food as usual, the flavor, serving size and value was all good. However, overall I would only give this restaurant a 3/5- it was ok. But considering the amount of money we spent I would have like to have left feeling better about the dining experience. Our server took 20 minutes to get us drinks (including water). She didn’t do anything particular wrong but she did absolutely nothing to make it an enjoyable dining experience and doing the bare minimum isn’t enough to keep my business. We came from Markham to celebrate a birthday ( our server did not acknowledge it). Fishbone can’t rely only on good food to keep its customers, next time I will celebrate a family occasion elsewhere.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the Brussels sprouts appetizer...excellent!
Scallops on a bed of risotto...also excellent!
Came home for coffee.
Asked for a quiet table and got it!
Nice dinner with my daughter.

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SA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always stellar, food delicious. Definitely worth the drive to Stouffville.

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great and service was outstanding however being a small place and was full, it was quite noisy.

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great except they do not have a single beer my husband will drink.

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J
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our party of 4 had different dishes. The sea scallops and risotto dish was loved by those who had it. I had the seafood tagliatelle, which was not great - okay, but not great. The sauce was blah and the serving was small. The Caesar salad comes in a deconstructed presentation, while looking neat, was a bit of a pain to eat. The deconstruction resulted in the flavours not meshing. The calamari appetizer looked really good, but my friend would not share, so it must have been good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fishbone is our go to place for a nice dinner out. Every detail is always perfect!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We took another couple with us as a thank you treat. We ordered house red bottle of wine $30. We were told it was selected from Portugal. Compared to other red house wines we've had, I would call it rough.

With both my appetizer and entree, particularly the rice, was mushy in both and flavour grill transferred so neither were that appetizing. Rather surprised for what is supposed to be a chef level restaurant. the rice was almost like it had been warmed up rather than originally prepared.

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EP
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as usual. The appetizer was a codfish salad that was amazing. My mixed seafood grill with squid ink rice was a good as anything I have had in Europe.

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N
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantasic restaurant, wines are all pretty $$ however they are all high end.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed a wonderful meal. The food was excellent well portioned and very good. The seating was comfortable and the staff were very attentive.

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DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve been frequenting Fishbone for quite a number of years. We keep going back because the food and service is excellent and has always been consistent which is usually hard to find. The staff are amazing and very friendly. We highly recommend this place.

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SW
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal .... the food was absolutely delicious!

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We were there on a Saturday night. Very noisy, but that's the price you pay for good food. The service was great. The wait staff charming. The food excellent except for the Portuguese pork sausage. Nice presentation, but very chewy. Shrimp tacos, crab cakes and Caesar salad very good. The timing between courses, perfect. Have eaten here 5 or 6 times. Your New Year's Eve menu was awesome last year.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, both are excellent!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. Favourite spot for sure!

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PT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always. Lovely ambiance and wonderful service.

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KH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and wine....always is! Photo attached is just one of the many starter favourites of ours....Chorizo. The deep fried Brussels are also amazing along with so many others. Sampled the crab cake addition this last time, and also very good. For an entree I had the whole sea bream deboned at the table with delicious roasted potatoes and salad. There are no salt and pepper shakers on the table because as in any solid fine dining establishment the food is truly cooked and seasoned to perfection so there is no need! We have been many many times and have never been disappointed....the addition of Fever tree tonic water is much appreciated!

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SB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
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
Toronto
3 reviews
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
3 reviews
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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