Fishbone Bistro - Main St Stouffville

4.7
296 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A great gem of a restaurant that offers a classy vibe without being pretentious. The servers are all very welcoming and polite, especially Antoine. The fried Brussels sprouts were delicious and the Thursday oyster special was a great deal! The octopus was a little dry but the Arctic char was perfect. The birthday card on the table upon arrival was a sweet touch. Definitely will be back to try more dishes!

HR
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this local restaurant. Best quality and tasty fresh fish and amazing service. The manager at this location is the best.

H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

as always -- a home run!. Fishbone's steak and frites rank among my favourite meals. Never disappoints.

EB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. The Brussel sprouts were delicious. The paella was nice, but it needed more and larger-sized seafood (the scallops were microscopic!) and the mussels were a bit dry. The Arctic Char was very good. Overall a nice meal and we would return.

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been on numerous occasions, and have never been disappointed!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic as always. The server was very friendly and helpful in meal and wine choices. Love this restaurant!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and wine were excellent. Gluten free options.

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

To say it’s the best spot in Stouffville would do a grave disservice. It’s easily one of the best in the GTA! Everything’s perfect. It’s well worth the drive from TO. If you love seafood and amazing service there’s no where better. I wish I could give it 6stars.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Servers are very polite and helpful. Good dining environment. Magdalen

EP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as usual. New items on the menu. My go to pick.

T
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We recently decided to try out this Fishbone as it is less than 15 minutes from our home. We tried the oysters, deep fried goat cheese, and seafood tacos to start. For the entrees we ordered a salad and grilled sea bass. The servers were friendly and food was on point. The only reason for a 4 star instead of 5 star review is the extended wait in between the appetizers and the entrees. One would think the fish, which was a special of the day would have been served in a more timely manner after the appetizers were done along with a salad. My wife was about to raise a complaint when her salad appeared with an apology. Overall it was good but enquire more on the timing of specials next time.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good restaurant but the space is small so it gets loud in there. Food is good. Service is good. Will be back soon.

A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very cozy atmosphere, with elagant decor. It can get pretty loud, due to the small space and how busy it gets, but the people are all very friendly, and service is on point. The food is amazing. All the items on the menu looked great, and we ended up trying the Peri Peri mussels and sea food paella.

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always appreciate our dinner experience at Fishbone Bistro in Stouffville. Good service, no non sense environment and really good food. We will return.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always and amazing dinner at any Fishbone location. The GM in Stouffville Melanie is a delight and goes beyond to take care of her clientele. This is our favorite restaurant in the region by far.

D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we were impressed that we were welcomed with a card. Antoine, our waiter, was superior with his attentiveness, friendliness and knowledge about the food. We loved the Artic Char and tuna dishes that we had. Our appetizers were great and so was dessert. We were given complimentary port at the end of our meal. It was a perfect night. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service, nice wine list, lots on the menu and specials to choose from.

RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is always good with a few exceptions. I have found the Paella to be a little dry. But overall we love it there and would recommend it to anyone.

JT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had a great time the service was great and very friendly. Our waiter took the time explain the menu and answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommended Fish Bone to our friends and family.

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great food

B
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have been here a few times and never disappoints. First time having the shrimp taco appetizer. Delicious! While I have mentioned it before, I do miss the black ink seafood pasta and as a previous reviewer commented they can really improve upon their sides that accompany the entrees and not force customers to pay $10 for another side both of which are potatoes. Would love to see some more dessert options. Service is always wonderful.

AA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

We have always enjoyed the food here and tonight it was still really delicious food. It was the atmosphere that was not good. There were only 3 other tables and two of those had noisy babies. The third was full of lively locals . We were seated between the babies and I asked to be moved. I would have thought that it would have been full on a Thursday night.
The wine prices are deceptive. They list 2 prices on the menu for each wine which we thought were by the glass or the bottle. There was such a large difference in the larger price and the actual bottle price. We didn’t see the small print that indicated that the larger price was for a half liter not a bottle.
We will not go back. It seems to us that other people feel the same way because it was so empty.

JT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fishbone is a jewel, partly because of its big-city excellence and partly because it is on the Main Street of small town Stouffville. It is a first-class restaurant with a Portuguese cuisine theme. Fresh ingredients skilfully prepared and served by knowledgeable staff, Fishbone is a rare treat. Go!

JS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We return over again because of the quality of the food and service. Our friends come from Toronto because they love it. Fish is especially well done.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, Fishbone did not disappoint. We tried some new menu items and they were delicious. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

DP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Restaurant is smaller than we thought it would be. Location not the best - area a bit seedy.
Have been told the Aurora location is a better experience. Will try there, or Musselman’s Lake
location perhaps in the future.

BT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a lovely meal. The paella was excellent and the arctic char was cooked beautifully. We'll be back.

SC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Yes but I wouldn’t recommend the octopus at the Stouffville location. I had it at musselman location last summer and it was fabulous. At Stouffville is was over cooked, dry and puny.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Parents anniversary

PR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Alway good and friendly

NC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed every mouthful. Thank you for a lovely experience. Would love The Atlantic char recipe! Nancy Clarke

AK
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

a wonderful evening! food and service were amazing!

PC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The quality of the food is excellent, the only suggestions I would make would be to have a greater selection and larger portions of vegetable sides and that bread should be provided not just an option on the menu. We always enjoy going as the service is very good and the owners and staff are really nice and will do anything to make you happy and your evening enjoyable....would highly recommend!!!

WG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Menu always has something new to try.
Highly recommend having a meal in this restaurant.

Slight downside - Acoustics in this place are the only downside - a hearty laugh or loud speaker can be heard through the whole space and can disrupt the calm and elegant nature of the restaurant.

LF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, good food and value for your money

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food quality

RC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent service was very attentive without being over the top. Nice quiet restaurant that allowed us to talk and be heard. Overall we would recommend this restaurant and will dine there again.

BM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good food and decent atmosphere. Lighting definitely too low as people at table beside us to use there phone lights to inspect there meal arrived.

HR
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic cuisine. Love the decor and amazing service.

EH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is so delicious and the staff is great!! I just want to go back every night tbh (pls get the whole fish entree it's delish)

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