The Prune

4.7
665 reviews
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The Prune and Bar One Fifty One offers contemporary Canadian cuisine that celebrates the bounty of local producers and growers. Our menus are available in both the Bar and Dining room. 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. Our newly renovated and cosmopolitan inspired Bar One Fifty One located inside The Prune provides guests with a full bar, a delicately created and unique cocktail list, wine and craft beer selections as well as a deliciously crafted food menu to pair with your drink of choice. Inquire by contacting The Prune or visiting Bar One Fifty One's own Open Table listing.
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j
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NEW CHEF AND SOUS CHEFS ARE DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB.
SUPERB FLAVORS, INNOVATIVE DISHES AND LOVELY TASTY FOOD
A FOODIE'S DREAM PLACE

AM
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. My companion had the pickerel and I had the chicken. I highly recommend the sour dough bread and the devilled eggs as starters. Dessert was also very tasty. My companion had the cheeses (local ones) and I had the peach dessert. We go to the Prune every year. We will continue to do so.

BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best culinary experience we have had in years...started with the butter they churn on site, and went up from there...chicken moist and tender...excellent personal service...most knowledgable waitress able to
explain both the ingredients and cooking for all choices on the menu...expensive, but worth it...should have a Michelin star!

GS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service. Tuna appetizer was wonderful. Everything was not too heavy and delicious

b
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

creative menu prepared well...good service but could have been paced better..too much time between the first course and the main one.....but , we did get done in time to make the theatre easily...very enjoyable...will return next season.

TT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We very much enjoyed our dinner, but the prices are up from a year ago and dinner was at least 50% more than at many other Stratford restaurants. If money is no object, by all means book a meal, it's probably the best food in Stratford.

TL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, exceptional service and perfectly prepared meals. Will definitely return.

R
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I found it expensive

SB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious meal and lovely attentive service. Only wish we had thought to ask for a seat in the back dining room. We were seated towards the front and while nice, it does not have nearly the same ambiance as the back room. Still a wonderful evening overall, we will be back!

JR
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice updated use of a historic house. We had been at the old Prune under previous owners. The new Prune was even better. Definitely worth getting reservations whenever in Stratford

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. We took advantage of the wine pairing and did not regret it. Our server was very knowledgable and made perfect pairing. Our meals were outstanding–delicious and fresh. I would return for the bread alone! The dining room was full, still ambience was tranquil, owing largely to the big windows that look out over the garden. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, will definitely return and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to friends.

d
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall

KK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always our favourite restaurant when visiting Stratford. Innovative dishes, and all the extra touches made the evening an exceptional experience. For the first time we also ordered the side of bread. After alternating between the fluffy butter and the balsamic vinegar with chicken drippings, I only wished I had ordered this a long time ago. Try the wine pairings. Well worth it.

j
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good but way overpriced for what is actually served.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding!
Loved it and will be back.

LJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely evening.
Server was attentive, not over bearing.
Pace of meal spot on.

MW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I started with a gin martini which was excellent - just the way I make my own. My choice of entree was the ravioli served with mushrooms. It was very tasty and the serving size was perfect. I have a hearing deficit and found it difficult to have a conversation with my friend during the meal even though I wear an aid. But I am resigned, knowing that there is only so much a restaurant can do to circumvent this problem. I could see your enclosed garden as I ate, a peaceful and beautiful view. Thank you for being part of another excellent Festival experience, something I've enjoyed since 1960 when my parents first took their five children to see plays and enjoy concerts.

LM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely fantastic!!! As an alumni it was everything to be expected from such a talented kitchen team.

GC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très beau restaurant. Les plats sont savoureux et particulièrement bien équilibrés.

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ER
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We hadn't been to the Prune for years due to some disappointing experiences.
Having viewed the menu, we decided to give it another shot.
We were more than rewarded. The ambience had been updated and the room
was attractive with understated decor. Service was friendly and knowledgeable
as to the offerings and their prep.
But the food was the star. Our party of three was more than satisfied from the appetizers,
the excellent spring vegetable soup and especially the cheese ravioli with green peas
and morel mushrooms. The favor of all the ingredients complimented each other and the plate
was delicate and very tasty. I thought the plate a bit pricey but rationalized it by a significant presence of the morels. Also, having dined at two other Stratford 4 star restaurants,
the influence of the Stratford Cooking School was clearly evident at all the venues and needs to be
experienced by lovers of truly fine cuisine.

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite. Our server and all staff were exceptional. High marks for understanding tea.

KM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a spectacular meal at Prune. The cuttlefish salad and salmon were standouts. This was our best meal in Stratford on this trip and we will be back next year.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely restaurant offering fine food served graciously by friendly wait staff.
There’s no place as nice in Stratford. I wish I could afford to go more often.

BP
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Best in Stratford by far. Only criticism is the main course could be warmer or served on a warm plate. Wine choice varied. Definitely would go back

LM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at The Old Prune this past Friday was exceptional from every perspective. The initial convenience of being able to reserve a table on-line was appreciated, as was the call from the restaurant manager prior to our visit inquiring whether we had any dietary restrictions. Once at the restaurant, the magic started ... right from the greeting at the restaurant entrance, the attentiveness and professionalism of the wait staff throughout our visit and especially the incredible food. We opted for the 4 course meal and marveled at its extraordinary preparation and presentation. Huge kudos to the chef! And a very special thank you to Tony who looked after our every need, answered all of our questions, and guided us through the menu options. We will definitely be returning to The Old Prune as soon as we can organize another trip to Stratford. Thanks so much once again to everyone at The Old Prune for a wonderful meal!

VV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Service great. We had visited Prune many years ago. The food has maintained it’s quality
Worth $$

R
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a return visit. Food is excellent. Examples: green pea ravioli, duck liver pate, salmon. Service is very friendly

CC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to eat in Stratford! Staff is knowledgeable and the kitchen is able to work with dietary issues.

PG
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have enjoyed in a long while. Superior ratings in all categories. I cannot imagine not dining at The Prune when in Stratford!
Well done and memorable

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place for special occasions. The food was expertly prepared, the service very knowledgeable and friendly. Not to be missed if you are visiting Stratford.

SS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

My daughter and I went for a pre-show dinner. There was a bus load of seniors and we definitely were put on the back burner the entire time and our server made us late for our show. Water wasn’t refilled and there was a 20 minute stretch after completing each course. For the price the service was deplorable the main was the only good thing. My dessert tasted like a grocery store pre-made cheesecake, which I left without eating.

w
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had to wait a very long time for the food, probably because we were not going to a show that evening. But it was really too long (over 1/2 hour for the appetizer). The appetizer was excellent--the cuttlefish salad. The entree of wild salmon had a very interesting sauce, but the fish itself was dry, probably because it had been previously frozen. For such an expensive restaurant, the main course should be excellent. The desserts were very good (chocolate and strawberry). And the little treat that came with the bill was a tasty surprise. Altogether, dining was a mixed experience.

BC
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Prune is consistently great. My favourite Stratford restaurant.

J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Space is small so voices are louder than I might have hoped!
We were very well served, food was excellent and we enjoyed our dinner very much!

P
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is amazing - servers friendly - nice for a special occasion

TG
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was wonderful. Of all the great meals I had in Stratford, this was the best. The pairing of the different foods, made you savor every bite. They should bottle their cocktail sauce. One caution, the restaurant is not very accessible, if you have difficulty with mobility.

JC
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prune is an excellent restaurant to visit in the heart of Stratford. The dining area is beautifully appointed. The service at this restaurant is very attentive. The menu offers a lot of variety and the food is creatively presented. This restaurant takes advantage of locally grown produce and meat. The Prune has always been very good value for the money.

OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been wanting to eat at the Prune for a long time and we were not disappointed. There were a lot of staff but they were not intrusive. Staff share the service of food and drinks so your needs as diners are always met. Our main server was knowledgeable about the menu and wine to pair with our meal.
Food....”to die for”. Portions were perfect for us( not too large to be full before the next course) and taste/flavours were delightful. The two desserts we had - chocolate something with olive oil ice cream and a strawberry cake were really, really good. I don’t like to eat dessert unless is is worth the calories ( so it must taste wonderful) and these desserts were worth those calories.
We ate in the Garden room at the back of the restaurant which is bright with a great view of the back garden. I would ask for that spot again.

KM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prune is expensive but the food and service are worth it. We were ahead of the rest of our party and reservation, arriving 30 minutes before opening, and were still attended to graciously by Regan. While portions were petite, the presentation and flavors...lovely. Close attention was paid to the allergy of one in our party, with accommodations easily met. The setting is romantic; I am eager to return with just my spouse, but the experience certainly wasn't wasted on our 14 year old granddaughter.

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely calm dining room. Well paced service. Interesting tasty meal.

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