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Keystone Alley

$$ - $$$French, ,
34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
+1 519-271-5645
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brussel sprouts” (10 reviews)
“carrot cake” (18 reviews)
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Hours
French, Grill, Gastropub, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 774 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a wonderful experience, the service was extremely attentive and friendly, the food delicious we had mussels to share, braised beef which my husband enjoyed very much. I had the steak frites also very good. The desert amazing. We are surely coming back when...More

1  Thank ida20182018
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Went there for dinner after a show. Everything about this restaurant was tops, the seating in the "alley", the service, the food, the ambiance.

3  Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have frequented The Keystone over 3 owners. I am so glad that it still delights with its atmosphere, menu , service and overall ambiance. We ate outside in the alley and it was perfect. The ‘bowl’ was exceptional and I would recommend it but...More

1  Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is listed as nr 1 in Stratford so we were expecting too much. The waitress was exceptional. Friendly and informative. She made us feel very welcome. The menu was not a very big variety but the food was excellent. Keystone Alley was ok...More

Thank HedesundaDixie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Keystone Alley is our go-to restaurant in Stratford. The food is fabulous, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is relaxed and positive. Friends from out of town? We always book the Keystone. They are so reliably excellent it's ridiculous. We have eaten every item...More

1  Thank Deborah13132014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening! From entering the front door on, the restaurant is visually appealing. The menu choices were excellent and each of us enjoyed our delicious food choices and wine. Our server was attentive and fun without being intrusive. Did not feel rushed...More

1  Thank Chrisju2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keystone Alley could teach a thing or two to the restaurants in Detroit. When I’m told that a restaurant takes food allergies seriously KA means it. Food was delicious, although the Kale Brussel Sprout salad could have had more Brussels sprouts!!! Red lentil soup was...More

1  Thank Skate62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and regulars. The duck liver mousse, the brussel sprouts, the hippie Bowl, any of their beef dishes,... We are gluten-free and they accommodate beautifully. So good! We are always thrilled to go to Keystone.

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on our yearly visit to Stratford we enjoyed dinner at Keystone. Dinner was delicious and we definetly will go back in 2019

1  Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harder than expected to get creative vegetarian fare here. My Caesar salad without bacon and with alternate dressing was romaine lettuce with paremesan: Boring. However, heirloom tomatoes and red lentil soup were tasty. Seating was too crowded and sterile near front of restaurant where we...More

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Heather R
16 June 2018|
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Response from Dean B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lovely covered patio in the alley beside the restaurant. One of the nicest in Stratford. Quiet, picturesque and quite intimate. Enjoy!
Heather R
16 June 2018|
Response from WANDERLUSTinMe | Reviewed this property |
This lovely restaurant does have a fabulous outdoor patio!
Heather R
16 June 2018|
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Response from DorothyCarr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a lovely outdoor patio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Brunswick St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 3L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-5645
  • E-mail
For three decades The Keystone Alley Café has continually evolved, from its start as a small coffee shop into the popular casual fine dining restaurant that you see today. The Keystone Alley Cafe was named after the well-known Keystone Bakery located on these premises earlier. The 'alley' in the current name describes the area adjacent to the restaurant used for patio dining in the summer months. The Keystone Alley Cafe strives to provide a family style menu of fresh, bold flavoured foods, while supporting locally and sustainably. Over the years, many improvements have been made, including the addition of the "Key'd Inn", a spacious two bedroom suite rental situated above the restaurant.
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