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The North Restaurant

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45 Mary St | Dunlop Street, W & Bayfield Street Intersection, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1T2, Canada
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Finding an elegant and relaxing place to go out for dinner on a special occasion when you're vegetarians is like climbing Mount Everest. Yes folks, it's a meat-eating world! We found our little "treasure" several years ago called "The North" when they were at their old location on Dunlop St. Our first time there, it was nothing short of unbelievable.... More 

Thank Jack D
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I had the 6 course tasting menu and were very impressed with it. Each and every dish was exciting and creative. The service was perfect even though it was quite busy. Anyone who truly loves great food loves this place. The long islands were perfect ! The best place in Barrie for a very romantic supper.

Thank kimmmmmmy
Iona Station, ON
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at The North in January, while in Barrie to attend a funeral. This restaurant lifted our spirits and made a sad time most enjoyable. The waiter was professional, and Marco, the owner most hospitable. We brought our own wine, cost $20 for corkage fee. For appetizer, we shared the tuna tartar, excellent. For main, my husband had the daily... More 

Thank MaryO35
Ontario, Canada
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have enjoyed good meals at The North in the past, but this time I was not so impressed with the food. The steak I ordered was tough and rubbery and with a fair amount of pure fat and grizzle (took some home for my doggie and she loved it). My husband's fish was too salty, I eat very salty,... More 

3 Thank Lsabina11
Barrie, Canada
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Barrielicious and the food was great. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. I'll definitely be back

1 Thank ginonca1
Barrie, Canada
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Barrielicious in 2016 and was not happy with the courses. Service was great as always. You should go when Barrielicious is not on to avoid the crowds. The regular menu has better portions and better food frankly. Scallops with frisee salad with citrus and cheese is great. Mushroom soup with truffle oil is the best in town and... More 

2 Thank hmswarspite2017
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I am going to preface my comments by saying that The North is still the best fine dining restaurant in Barrie. However, what elevates a restaurant from four stars to a perfect five stars? The answer is attention to detail. Staff should notice when a guest had used all their cutlery on previous courses before or at least during serving... More 

1 Thank Mac S
Orillia, Canada
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Four of us went here for dinner the other day. Super friendly serving staff. Great wine list, it was a little pricey but we enjoyed a couple bottles. The food was great. I had the lamb which was done perfectly. Good selection was tried by our table and there were no complaints. We all commented on the flavors of the... More 

Thank Frank G
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

From the moment we arrived the experience as a valued guest was dismal. No conciege to greet you, twenty minute wait to be seated (with a reservation). Other couples waiting, in a small area overlooking people seated. Wait staff coming and going between waiting patrons. Was about to leave when we were finally seated. No wine list, waiter did not... More 

Thank Lisa N
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent great menu amazing ambience service was good Jerry our server was fantastic. Service was a bit slow but expected the place was packed and it was new years eve other than that I think I found my new favorite restaurant GREAT JOB

Thank Alex S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Mary St | Dunlop Street, W & Bayfield Street Intersection, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: 705-812-2192

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