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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
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent service & food. The waiter offered 2 samples of red wine to sample (I didn't ask) which were wonderful.

Thank carlakilpela
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fell in love with Painters Hall the moment I stepped through the door. The ambiance is lovely, soothing, welcoming and that was just the beginning. I loved the décor and the service was exceptional. For the life of me, I cannot remember the lovely servers name but she was outstanding! The menu has a great selection and it was... More 

Thank jeb12016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Took my brother there for a bite. He's typically a steak and potatoes type. I wanted to see if Barrie had something other than the chains he goes to. This place is really quite special. Food was amazing and the service was very good. I was trying to convert my brother I think the painters hall did the job.

Thank Culinaria1
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Local artistswork displayed. Fine dining accompanied by fine art . Limited seating reserve your time. Bistro bar and a quiet ding area at rear. Excellent wines.

Thank James K
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We were seven for dinner on a Sunday before a concert. Two generations of friends and family. We were warmly received and looked after attentively. Main dishes wine and desserts were all beautifully presented and delicious. We tried steak, pork loin, salmon everything so pleasing. Hobnob Pinot noir pays d'oc very drinkable. Worth the drive to Barrie from Toronto even... More 

Thank Popo_Izta
Barrie, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 25 November 2016

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
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

Thank durieuxkarine2

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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, Romantic, Business meetings, 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?