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Janet Lynn's Bistro

677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
+1 519-725-3440
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't been to Janet Lynn's in a while and decided to try it out again for my 55th birthday. The evening began nicely with being well greeted. We were an original party of 5, but one person became ill and was not able to...More

Thank lumpy2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to JLB a few times over the past few months and again mostly recently. Every meal has been cooked to perfection and the service has been great. I love the house salad with grapes and pumpkin seeds. A bit of a different...More

Thank tina r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had a surprise dinner for me here. Everybody was so happy with the food. We were passing our plates around so everybody could try the food. The flavours were on point. Recommend the scallops and the lamb shanks! Our waitress was Nikki she's...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our group of five had a sensational meal at JLB. Because the restaurant has so many delicious "appetizer" options we had all of them (and some of them more than once) as sharing plates. Every one of them was perfectly prepared and totally delicious. Service...More

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have been eating here since we moved to Kitchener 5 years ago. Never had a bad meal or bad service. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Started with the octopus starter which is always delicious. My wife had the pasta special and I...More

Thank Nax45
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The food was good, although not spectacular. Salads, pasta and the lamb burger. The service was subpar: the server asked for our order too soon, and we waited an hour between our apps and mains. (Second time this has happened to us at this restaurant)....More

Thank gothicwanderer
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our first visit was delightful from the outstanding service, the menu selections to the fine execution! While JLB menu offerings are modest, there is enough diversity and interest to appeal to any diner. They even offer two sandwich items and one pizza selection nightly. Pricing...More

1  Thank 1francophile
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Recently dined with a colleague for lunch. Ordered the pasta of the day. The main arrived hot and steaming. Well prepared and very tasty. Service as attentive and professional. Can always count on great food and service at JLB.

Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed 22 June 2017

As sophisticated as it is, Janet Lynn's is not outrageously expensive. It is a very pleasant environment for dinner.

Thank penurious1
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I've never actually written a bad review. I think you need to be reasonable with service. Sadly I'm compelled to say that this was the worst and most embarrassing experience of my dining history. Having been to this place multiple times for business I believed...More

1  Thank Holly C
Greg L, Public Relations Manager at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Holly, Sorry to hear this was your experience. I'd like you to call 519.725.3440 and ask for Nikki so we can talk about what happened.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-725-3440
  • E-mail
New location at 677 Belmont Avenue West in Kitchener. Same great food & service in a convenient location, with an updated decor.
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