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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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677 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1N8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Janet Lynn’s the restaurant to visit in Kitchener/Waterloo. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere.

Thank Clive S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the vegetarian plate for dinner...it was beets, torpedo onions, mushrooms, carrots etc over a Coconut Almond Potato Cream and it was delicious. It's a hot plate and the flavours were amazing, the different types of fresh mushrooms really made the dish for me. If...More

Thank trailernomad
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We were there for lunch recently. Even though it was a Tuesday, it was quite full. Reservations are necessary. The choice on the menu is very good. They have small and large portions so that you can have either a light or full course. We...More

Thank Waterdown
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary on Saturday, as we have for the last four years and we have never been disappointed. I had the Arctic Char, which was one of the best pieces of fish that I've ever had, cooked perfectly. My wife...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 9 March 2018

My first time to JLB yesterday (March 8, 2018). My first bite of the meat loaf was a wonderful experience (maybe I was really hungry and the portion was VERY ample). The mushroom sauce and fried egg on top turned comfort food into fabulous food....More

Thank UxbridgeJoe
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dined with family for a special dinner on a Saturday evening. Arrived for 6:30 reservation and was promptly greeted at the door and shown to our table. Menus were distributed and sparkling water was ordered. Cocktails were creative and tasty. Starters were ordered by everyone...More

Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed 9 February 2018

1. The restaurant is nice and the coat rack at the front makes things pretty convenient. I thought the staff was very friendly when we walked in. 2. The salmon dish was very nice and I also had the pecan tart. Even though, I get...More

1  Thank MTLtravelfun
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I was excited to try this restaurant as it has had good reviews on TA and elsewhere. Unfortunately, I was not particularly impressed. Pros: 1. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. All specials were reviewed with care and detail by the host. Mains and...More

2  Thank travelandshop2014
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Feedback reviewed and glad you enjoyed your burger. Pros & cons will be discussed with the staff. Hoping you will visit JLB again when you're in Kitchener.

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going to JLB for many yrs, probably 20 plus. Went again this past week for dinner. Unfortunately the restaurant was very cold inside, ridiculously cold to be honest. Close the inside door when it’s -20 please. That aside the service was very good,...More

1  Thank RCrumb
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi, first, we thank you for your patronage over the last 2 decades. The most recent weather has been a challenge and are doing our best to keep the restaurant warm and cozy for our guests. We have taken your suggestion about closing the inside...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

We have always enjoyed going to JLB, but tonight was a major disappointment. A very unenthusiastic greeting and extremely slow service, along with the server forgetting to bring bread, missing (and never remembering) one of our appetizers, and waiting 15 minutes for a bowl of...More

3  Thank Nancy K
Monica J, Owner at Janet Lynn's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Nancy, it's our goal to ensure every guest through the door has an experience which exceeds their expectations. We are so happy you enjoyed the food but disappointment the service did not live up to what you have come to expect from JLB. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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