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Painters Hall Bistro

$$$$Steakhouse, ,
17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (25 reviews)
“braised ribs” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant never fails to amaze us. EVERY dish we have ordered is beyond delicious. Do not miss the mussels, pork spring rolls, pork tenderloin, chicken roulade or the phenomenal braised short ribs. Yum!

Thank LizRab68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we love it here! great food and great musicians. the staff are great and the ambience is comfortable and relaxing

Thank JenniB76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 700$ at this restaurant for a birthday dinner & they wanted to charge us a “cake cutting fee” kinda a little ridiculous. The food was average, nothing special with limited options & the service was pretty bad. Our waitress told us we couldn’t order...More

Thank JFen8
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This place is easily one of Barrie’s best restaurants hands down and although the environment is fantatasic, you can always take some to go. This is exactly what I did last Friday night. After a long work week my wife and I really didn’t feel...More

1  Thank Fujilover
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I went for dinner here for a birthday. If you have read any of my past reviews i noramlly care more about the service than the food. But this time the good service wasn't enough to make up for the long wait times and the...More

Thank foodisfreedom
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have been twice, using a groupon both times. The food was great and the portions were huge. Great service, great atmosphere. I will go back again.

Thank Meg B
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Barrie. The braised rib is excellent. Nice selection from the menu. Service is very good and the owner Erin is such a sweet lady, always making sure You have everything you need.

1  Thank Lambie06
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is my re-visit. I do believe in second chances. The first visit was disappointing in the noise factor, the the apparent fixation on sweet dishes. WELL, I must say my wife and I were very impressed with this visit. As with the last visit...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 19 February 2018

My first time, and I'll be back. Great, friendly service and wonderful food. No problem making menu adjustments for dairy free. Very nice décor with original artwork.

Thank PlayaFanOntario
Reviewed 14 February 2018

So arrived for our reservation and was seated. Food was good. This is a review about the service and his rudeness regarding the tipping. Shared cheese plate was lovely with the wine. Service was ok but after the meal there was quite a length of...More

Thank partypple
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Questions & Answers
Alessa W
7 November 2017|
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Response from Shane B | Property representative |
The dress code isn't something we are regularly asked about. Most customers dress casual to business casual. Very few baseball caps, track pants etc. Is there anything you are particularly concerned about?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Shane B | Property representative |
We do offer BYOB corkage at $20.00 per bottle. We also discount and even waive corkage periodically, follow us on Facebook to find out more.
5 August 2016|
Response from Shane B | Property representative |
We cook them overnight, 16 hrs. Glad you enjoy them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 705-797-8844
  • E-mail
Classy, intimate bistro offering progressive Canadian cuisine. The perfect spot after work, for a romantic evening or an important business meeting. The "Hall" also shines as the place to enjoy your most special occasions. Call us today and let us customize your celebration.​ If it's worth celebrating, it's worth celebrating at the "Hall".
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