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The Prune Restaurant

) #17 of 94 Restaurants in Stratford $$$$, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
+1 519-271-5052
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

After many years of visiting Stratford, this was our first visit to The Prune. Our dinners were delicious, well prepared and excellent service. Our dinners were respectively chicken and duck, both were quite good.

Thank travelermom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Expensive and very very good. Top notch wait staff - food with attitude - but well deserved attitude. Fine dining in a country setting. What's not to admire.

Thank thesouplady-two
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Warm, intimate and conveniently located, the Prune is the best restaurant in Stratford.. Everything is fresh and locally sourced, and the wine list is varied and offers a wide range of options.Eschew the plays for one night, and dine after 8 for a relaxing and...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This was by far our most favorite restaurant to date! The meals were extraordinary and service very special. The price is definitely at the high end of fine dining but well worth it.

Thank AnnArborGirls
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Lovely ambiance, greeted with hello's/smiles. Staff very knowledgeable on ingredients/quality. As pretty to look at as it was as delicious to consume.More

Thank Jennifer C
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Jennifer C, Thank you for your comments. Our staff are always excited to and delighted to help our guests explore our amazing food. Our new desserts premier next week as well, more items for our guests "not to skip on." We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 20 September 2015

It's been some time since we dined at what was then The Old Prune. Now just The Prune, the house is a real pleasure for dinner. We went after the pre-theatre rush when everything is just that much more relaxed in the quietly decorated main...More

Thank kraftottawa2015
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

kraftottawa2015, Thank you for your response. It is true we operate under a new name, but aim to provide the exceptional food and service that the Prune has become known for. We thank you for your comments and hope you will return - maybe when...More

Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

You should eat here. Unless you are on a budget. One of the first in the fancy pants line of Stratford restaurants. We like it more than Rundles. Rundles has more of a posh atmosphere, the servings are equally small, and every seed and flake...More

Thank Dean1900
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Dean1900, Thank you for your comments. We know that Stratford has a plethora of dining options for our guests so we appreciate that you hold us in such high regard. We try to provide a concise but exciting wine list for our guests with some...More

Reviewed 16 September 2015

This was one of our most enjoyable restaurant experiences in several years. The fixed price menu is great, allowing you to chose from many selections based on the number of courses you wish to enjoy. My wife and I had the salmon and duck, and...More

Thank Aggiebull
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

Aggiebull, Thank you for your comments. We pride ourselves at providing unforgettable experiences to all of our guests, and we are happy that you are no exception. We look forward to your return. Regards, Prune Team

Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We dined at the Old Prune tonight and we're highly disappointed with the food and service. My husband and I both ordered the grilled sirloin for our main course and he ordered soup for his appetizer and I ordered the goat cheese tart. I ordered...More

3  Thank MariefromOttawa
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

MarniefromOttawa, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience at the Prune, we apologize that you found some aspects of your meal to be less than satisfactory. I would like to address a few of the comments in your review in an attempt to...More

Reviewed 12 September 2015

We had dinner here recently for the first time in several years. I can't recall why we sort of stopped dining here, but based on our recent experience, we will definitely return. Service was almost spotless, with one minor misstep. The food was great. We...More

Thank pasbuffalo
Shelley W, General Manager at The Prune Restaurant, responded to this review

pasbuffalo, Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had such a positive experience at the Prune and we appreciate the feedback you have given. We aim to conduct the dinner in perfect harmony so we apologize if we were out of tune on...More

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Do you have a vegetarian course? Or can you make one?
20 July 2016|
Response from Shelley W | Property representative |
jlmcadams, We do offer a vegetarian menu here at The Prune, which includes an appetizer of a fillet bean and firs salad, along with our delicious confit mushrooms dish as a main course. You also have to option of finishing... More
Ann B
I'd like to purchase a gift certificate for my daughter and Son-in-law, Debbie and Gary Walt. I believe they have already made a reservation for our Labor Day Weekend for dinner in your restaurant probably Sept. 4th 5th or 6th. I would like to purchase a gift certificate for dinner in the amount of $150. It is their 30th wedding anniversary weekend. How do I go about doing this? Sincerely, Ann Burnstine, Phone: 847/835-1974
17 August 2015|
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Response from jermil | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant at 519-271-5052
Is there another entrance for handicapped without those steps which look formidable? Thank you, Kathleen Frankle
17 July 2015|
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Response from JoanneandWallace | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathleen! I wrote to The Prune and they mentioned that they did not have handicapped access as the building was 100 years old. However, they suggested their sister-restaurant called Mercer Hall which does have access... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 51
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Albert St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K5, Canada
    (Nile Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-5052
  • E-mail
Contemporary Canadian cuisine under the creative guidance of Executive Chef Bryan Steele which celebrates the bounty of local producers and growers. Innovation and creativity explores world cuisines while the classics are presented in new and sophisticated ways to create an uplifting and memorable dining experience. The wine program showcases boutique labels from both local and international growers, and our front-of-house team offers elevated service in a casually elegant style. We pride ourselves on every guest feeling welcomed and fulfilled long after their dining adventure.