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Painters Hall Bistro

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City Center
Steakhouse, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Canadian
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a fantastic meal!

I have been to Painters Hall Bistro several times and have never been disappointed. Our recent visit was during Barrielicious and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The selection is wonderful, the staff was friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barrie, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to Painters Hall Bistro several times and have never been disappointed. Our recent visit was during Barrielicious and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The selection is wonderful, the staff was friendly and helpful.

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Ottawa Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had dinner last week and all 4 in our party enjoyed their meals. Service was excellent as we sat in back room and were looked after by the bartender (owners son). Great service. Prices were very fair for quality of food and presentation. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Whether you are visiting Barrie, passing through or if you are resident this restaurant is a MUST TRY. It is pricey but it is worth every penny from the appetizer right through to the dessert. The service has always been on 'Q' and they will give you an honest opinion on what you should order off the menu, judging by... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food was excellent and tasty. Good menu. Dinner for two will (three courses) set you back well over $100.00 (ours was $137 with tip). Would certainly go back to this restaurant. Interesting decorating.

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Borden, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very nice, clean restaurant with very friendly staff. a bit expensive but the quality and taste of the food is worth it. I will go back maybe during Barrielicious

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Orillia, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had heard a lot about this place so had to try it out. Went with another couple and made a reservation for a Sunday nite. We sat in the front. Had some wine and then ordered dinner. I ordered the short been rib dinner. It was exceptional. Started with the lobster bisque and it could have used a bit more... More 

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow big portions. Reasonable price. Great menu. House special Pho soup awesome as is their TomYum. And they deliver :)

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Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There were 5 of us for dinner and without exception we relished our appetizers, main courses and the great wine list. The only reason for the very good instead of excellent rating was that it was uncomfortably cold throughout the meal - hopefully they can correct that soon. The menu is inventive and the service was second to none. We'll... More 

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Barrie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a great off the beaten path find. Great menu and wine list. Loved the wild game appetizer and the seafood linguine was outstanding.

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Orillia, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic. It was our first time here. The atmosphere was nice. The food was cooked perfectly. The pork belly and scallops wow. Had the lobster pasta and a lemon Creme Brule to end a great meal. Will definitely be back. Our server Holly was amazing in making our night special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 705-797-8844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?