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Painters Hall Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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Barrie, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hubby & I went to celebrate our weeding anniversary and friend recommended this place as we have not gone out for a NICE dinner in YEARS. Service was well done, food was good. Hubby had the Braised Pork Belly And Seared Scallop - I had the Cheddar Baked Cauliflower - LOVELY! our mains were (hubby) Duck Confit and (me) Chicken... More 

Thank Christine P
Parry Sound, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Painters Hall continues to deliver up an unfailingly delightful experience; always a charming, friendly atmosphere, wonderful food, great wines and cheerful, attentive service. We come back again and again, and will continue to do so. We - out-of-towners - repeatedly recommend to others who are always equally pleased. The prices are fair, portions always substantial, and the variety of dishes... More 

Thank GreatLakeNomads
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To date this location has delivered the BEST Service in respect to fine dining that I have experianced in Barrie. The food is fantastic, the staff are attentive without being over the top. A great jewel for downtown!

Thank chrisrangell
Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I come to this restaurant. The braised ribs are superb. Every dish is carefully paired with the most delucious sides. We love atmosphere. Wine list is good and the prices not too outrageous. Service is always impecable. Jose the waiter is a delight. We will definately come back.

Thank Carolina G
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something to celebrate? A romantic dinner for two? This is a remarkable destination with great food and perfect service.

Thank durieuxkarine2
Brampton, Canada
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a wonderful meal and terrific atmosphere - a nice find in Barrie. Menu selections were outstanding and delicious, albeit a little pricey. For starters the Baked Brie and Duck Rillette were brilliant. Our favourites were the salmon and a must try is Painters Hall Braised Short Rib. The only thing stopping me from a 5 star rating... More 

Thank TroubleDeciding
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew you'd need a reservation on a Wednesday at 5:30.??? We didn't have one so we got the last table available. It was a bar height table with chairs too low - I felt like my chin was in my food - they offered us to sit a the bar, but those chairs are too low as well...but other... More 

Thank Watlog
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From food to service everything was great and enjoyable. A nice little place to discover downtown Barrie!

Thank Melissa B
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the food at this restaurant. Food was cooked properly and presented in a appetizing fashion. Will return again soon.

Thank lgtd
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

By far the best food, ambiance, service, and product in barrie. If you read a bad review it would have had to be a serious off night. Either that or maybe they were bad customers. As they exist. Highly recommended place.

Thank Ocean_Girl1961

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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
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?