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Babelfish Bistro

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80 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z6, Canada
+1 519-826-6709
17:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They were on restaurant makeover and I loved the chef's attitude. People go out for a treat and to indulge. He cooks with real ingredients and we enjoyed everything. Wine pairing was great too.

Thank Alison i
Burlington, Canada
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Babelfish was the second stop on the Taste De Tours night. We were met by Chef Stewart Taylor the wizard of Charcuterie. He explained his art and passion for fine cured meats. It was amazing how many flavours he presented on one plate. All of his meats are produced in house, and the freshness was obvious. Great place to go... More 

Thank FunFoodFinder
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Babelfish is my favourite restaurant. Have eaten there many times. The food is so tasty. Customer service is top notch. The owner comes to table and serves. One time when we were there for my birthday he overheard my partner saying it was my birthday. He didn't say anything but at the end he came out with a dessert and... More 

Thank Albert B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Babel Fish 15-20 times and have never been disappointed. Service, food quality, and setting are all outstanding. It is the best food in town.

Thank Mike A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered lots of food on a rare night out and loved every dish that came, lots of excellent choices from very well made and unique specials to very flavourful everyday menu

Thank derks3030
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Expensive, not as Fine Dining as portrayed. Paper napkins, wrong silverware, Decor was renovated a number of years ago but hasn't been kept up needs updating. We were expecting a classic restaurant and didn't get it. Very disappointed. Food was okay but nothing special, wouldn't go again.

Thank Sheila R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I must say that babelfish is one of my favorite restaurants. The new menu is fantastic!!. The one thing I miss is there cashew chicken dish. I've tried to duplicate it. It's not the same. Other then that. Nothing but great food and service. My husband and I have been going to babelfish for over 10 years now. Keep up... More 

Thank amywhetstone
Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Purchased a VIP package at the river run Centre which included dinner at the babel fish bistro. The meal was excellent choice of salt or soup I had the salad, entree choice of chicken or salmon preferred the vegetable with the chicken however wanted to have the salmon. They were very accommodating and made the switch. Dessert was choice of... More 

Thank 0daisy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great menu, if you are making reservations see if you can ask for Rich as your server, you will have a much better experience. Great local spot

Thank Josh B
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Back again for my annual visit and, as always, I had a wonderful time. I was disappointed that there were no daily specials, but the menu had been changed since my last visit and had a good variety of new, and interesting, options. My Salmon Nicoise was delicious! I absolutely loved the Artichoke Hollandaise sauce. Oh, and my Bloody Caesar... More 

Thank DnE_Canada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 37
Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Macdonell St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-826-6709
Babelfish Bistro features "upscale comfort foods" served in a cozy urban room, accompanied by excellent service. Compliment your meal with wines from our exceptional selection, followed by decadent house made desserts. We are the perfect size for private gatherings of 25 to 40. Reserve online with the "Reservation Widget" on our web page up to 14 days in advance!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?