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Painters Hall Bistro

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City Center
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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Barrie, Canada
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45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wagner the waiter was good, brought sparkling instead of flat. Soup was really excellent asparagus and something else. Red Thai curry mussels were really awesome. They were really stingy with the bread for some reason. Lamb rack was beautifully cooked but tasteless, he forgot the glaze. Sides of curried cauliflower and squash puree were very good. Cinnamon beignets were excellent.... More 

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Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My birthday was on a Thursday so it wasn't very busy. We had their redThai curry mussels to start, which we absolutely devoured! Then we both had the striploin steak with garden vegetables and mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly! We finished off my birthday dinner with their wonderful layered chocolate cake (even though my husband said he wouldn't... More 

Thank Tamara D
Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clearly very leery of spending good money on Valentines Day. Service would be rushed et al. Clearly not the case at this resto. Such fun. My hubby and I ordered steak, which was a potential issue as my hubby and I dislike paying for steak when we have 'the steak king' in our midst. So freakin' good !!!! The char... More 

Thank Ou812Ont
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, food, and service, but the tiny portions were a little shocking and disappointing. I appreciate great food but my salmon was only 1.5" wide. :(

Thank Michael J
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for barrielicious last summer and it was amazing. The food and service were well worth the money spent!! I'd highly recommend it to anyone I know

Thank Vickie D
Rosemont, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit the Painters Hall Bistro for our Anniversary Dinner. We are so looking forward to visiting there again on Saturday March 4th. I know what I am having, the Rib beef dinner.+ trimmings, Mouth Watering, cuts with a fork. Love it so much. My Hubby will have the chicken or fish dish. This is a lovely place to... More 

Thank Carol C
Burlington, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot in Barrie. Great menu cocktails and wine list. We sat in the bar area and were pleasantly surprised by a musician playing on a Saturday night. Service was top notch and accommodating. Highly recommend - thank you for a great night!

Thank pst20
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The menu here is rotated every so often so there is always something new to try. The Food is excellent, the beer and wine choices are well distributed but most of all the service is top notch. The owner is there most every night to greet you and she is absolutely delightful to talk to.

Thank K503QGpaulo
Estero, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have being a customer for several years. The new chef is very creative and food is outstanding. Erin and her staff are very polite and courteous. Wine selection is very good. I highly recommend this restaurant. Place is very clean and atmosphere is very cozy. They have a entertainer on the week end.

1 Thank venza989
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went back to Painter's Hall for the Winter Barrielicious event and was not disappointed. They had a different menu than before (which was a nice change) with new options for the 3-course meals. Our group of three was pleasantly surprised that they accommodated "tweaks" to the salads, even though it was a "set" menu. The main courses of salmon and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 705-797-8844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?