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Painters Hall Bistro

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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
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16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An impromptu date night made so much better by choosing Painters Hall for dinner. Had the pork belly & scallop appetizer and salmon with polenta for main course. Scallops and salmon cooked perfectly and all accompaniments were thoughtful and beautifully presented. Wagners service was top notch. Can't wait to return!

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Thank Josied2
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place -- just excellent meals, great service. Small inside but you do not feel cramped. Nice decor.

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Thank Brian M
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good friendly service and tasteful music. Excellent fresh crusty bread with so so hummus. The beef short ribs were divine and were accompanied by very tasty risotto and beets. Decadent chocolate cake to finish. Quite expensive.

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Thank gaelem
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come here so often that I thought it was finally time to write a review. The food is unique and inventive and the service is warm and friendly. Absolutely love it here, it is a bit on the pricey side but it's well worth it!

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Thank Claire P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us went for a Saturday night dinner. Great atmosphere for chatting and catching up as it is a small dining room and therefore not too loud. Food was great. Service friendly and attentive. Delicious chocolate cake!

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Thank Stacey C
Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely, warm, never had to worry about taste or presentation. Staff is lovely! The wine is a good selection and the stemware very pleasing. I go there often and I am never disappointed.

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Thank Cyndi T
Thornton, null, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The best part of the meal was the variety of the menu. Between 4 of us we had 2 different apps and 3 different mains. We all shared and tried everything. Nothing disappointed and the overall quality was amazing. Service was top notch and we will be back soon.

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Thank Blaine G
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I recently had a reunion with an old friend and we decided to wine and dine at the best Bistro in Barrie. On the way there the cab driver recommended Painters Hall as an upscale to our original choice - so we complied. Since it was a celebratory reunion we ordered two inexpensive bottles of wine and asked the server... More 

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Thank warrenlavender714
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

When you receive the honour of the owner taking your order and making sure everyone is comfortable, happy, fed and keeps the drinks flowing you will always come back. We had some picky eaters and a glass of milk order and it was severed with a smile. You will not be disappointed. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy,... More 

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Thank SheriKL
Barrie, Canada
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?