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The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
590 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 Tue–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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 590 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. RF

    RobertF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had heard great things but was a bit disappointed with the food especially considering the price.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Ordered the chefs tasting menu, and it was outstanding. The wine pairings were very good as well. Great meal! Thank you.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Service is excellent. Love the Bruce
  4. HW

    HarrietW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  5. JA

    JonathanA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  6. MP

    MarcelP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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!
  7. SJ

    StephenJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant provides interesting & very tasty menu with great service. Always a very pleasant experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there on Christmas Day and were all very impressed with the ambiance, the food and the service!
  9. CM

    ConstanceM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. TK

    TomK

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service and food, staff were friendly, professional all with a great ambience.
  11. CL

    CherylL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  12. WB

    WindsorBell

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  13. LL

    LucyLu56

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch with special friends...made more wonderful with attentive service, fresh linens and good food that suits a variety of pallets.
  14. LB

    LyndaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  15. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Great Service. Good food.
  16. JM

    JaniceM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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)
  17. GC

    GCGD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  18. KC

    KathleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  19. PA

    PeterA

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quiet, white linens, good quality food. Didn't stay at the hotel, but may look into it for next time.
  20. KG

    KellyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for supper, all of the staff were exceptional. They made our visit very enjoyable. The food was great and the price reasonable.
  21. DA

    DAC64

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  22. MR

    MaryR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  23. TM

    TerranceM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening before theater...the hostess Merle was extremely helpful. We will be back!!
  24. CV

    CorinneV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  25. c

    carol

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    only problem dining room was closed and we are in the bar area pleasant but would have bee. nice to know that dr closed
  26. HM

    HMColdstream

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Table was scratched and pitted. Sent buns back as They were so stale I couldn’t even break one open. Sent food back as fries were cold. Overpriced for quality of the dinner.
  27. M

    Mary

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The meal was as we expected...very good! I am a celiac and they accommodated my needs easily. On our way home we planned to return and stay in the lovely hotel!
  28. JC

    JoanneC

    Toronto

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience at this restaurant. The food was very inspired and the service was outstanding .
  29. JC

    JeannieC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We ate at the Bruce before an evening theater show. The food was exceptional -- one of us had the beet salad and halibut entree; the other had the squid appetizer and duck entree. There was no room for dessert! The depth of taste was remarkable across all of our choices. When lentils can almost outshine halibut, you know you have a good dish! My only quibble was the longish gap between appetizers and entrees. We still got to the nearby theater in plenty of time but the pacing was a little off.
  30. n

    nancy

    Toronto

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at The Bruce. Good wine list and selection. Also, the people who worked at the bar, desk, and in the restaurant were very attentive.
  31. DR

    DRNO

    Grand Rapids

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is fantastic! We always do the three-course meal and the liver pate as well as halibut is outstanding! Wine selection is comprehensive so try a Canadian wine!
  32. CA

    CynthiaA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a wonderful relaxing brunch at the Bruce with a very attentative (but not too much) staff. The food was great and it was so relaxing to eat and watch birds fly over the private garden
  33. AZ

    AnitaZ

    Detroit

    165 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Limited menu but delicious food and perfect service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The only thing stopping me from rating The Bruce 5 stars across the board was a slight lack of professionalism in the service. It was friendly and efficient but it really is irritating to be told that every single choice we made was “perfect” and “wonderful”. What I order for dinner is not perfect or wonderful and I don’t want the wait staff’s approval of what I choose to eat. It’s patronizing, not polite. I expect better from a high end, expensive restaurant like this. The sommelier was outstanding.
  35. ST

    SharonT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    We were very impressed by the minimalist decor and the view outside the soaring windows. however the food was a disappointment from start to finish, including barely warm coffee. The service was impeccable but the whole experience was disappointing as the food, after all, is why you are there. Sharon taylor
  36. JS

    JennaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good friend and I came for dinner before the Rocky Horror Show to celebrate her birthday and promotion. We both work in the industry and were beyond excited for dinner at The Bruce. We decided to go all out and do the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was absolutely beyond anything we could have imagined. Every dish was absolutely perfect, with the highlight for me being the venison and for my friend the grilled cheese and pate. Our server Dana was fantastic, going through each dish with us and sharing in our excitement and nerdiness for all of the food. Jonny, the sommelier, was so knowledgeable and described each of our pairings beautifully. The Chenin Blanc was ridiculous. Overall such an amazing experience, from the food, the wine, the service, ambience; everything was perfect.
  37. W

    Wonderful

    Tampa

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food & service! The town & theatre worth the drive!
  38. RS

    RichardS

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant at the Bruce was excellent! Food and service were both superior, and the room was very nice with tables nicely spaced and large picture windows connected to exterior grades. First rate!
  39. h

    holi

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambience and service was excellent. As we had no choice re: the day of meeting, we came on a Monday and were restricted to the lounge menu. Almost all the selections which interested us were deep-fried which was not in our view healthy. I had the skirt steak and it was not well marinated. the vegetables were overloaded with french fries and a few over cooked fried onions. The two desserts tried were considered to be very good (strawberry shortcake and pannacotta). Even the pannacotta seemed to have too large crand greasy a crueller for the delicacy and tastiness of the dessert. We were very happy with the server who did everything she could to accommodate us by turning down the music and being as unobtrusive as possible as we were having a small family re-connection. I would only come again perhaps on a day the dining room menu was available and not limited to the lounge menu.
  40. MC

    MeganC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic brunch! Will return for dinner in the future

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The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ontario Street and Romeo Street South

  • Neighbourhood

    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 Tue–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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