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Painters Hall Bistro

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City Center
Steakhouse, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
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Today
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
Valentine's Bust!

Not complaining about the quality of the food ... The low score is for clarity! We arrived half an hour early for our reservations ... Seated right away with a friendly greeting ... Restaurant was cool but it was a terribly cold winter - no blame here ... Had the tomahawk steak which was good... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
James E
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Not complaining about the quality of the food ... The low score is for clarity! We arrived half an hour early for our reservations ... Seated right away with a friendly greeting ... Restaurant was cool but it was a terribly cold winter - no blame here ... Had the tomahawk steak which was good ... Decent appetizer and alright... More 

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Barrie
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went back to Painters Hall this evening for dinner and ... Well ... Amazing :). I had the scallop pork belly appetizer and it was cooked to perfection and delicious. For entrees we had the lobster shrimp pasta and braised beef rib. Fortunately for me my girl friend eats like a bird and I got to enjoy everything. This is... More 

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go there every year for my birthday. Excellent every time! My favourite restaurant. Except for getting a year older can't wait to go back.

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a date night and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was cozy and romantic , great art in the walls...and the lighting was soft. Service was fab! The wait staff are attentive and are willing to address any diatary issues you may have (I'm Gluten Free) . Food was a 10/10! Portion size was... More 

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a meal last weekend on one of the last nights of Barrielicious. We have been to this restaurant before and every time we have enjoyed every part of each meal. We have recommended this restaurant to others knowing they will not be disappointed. It is not a cheap place to eat but with food this... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We recently took friends of ours to the Hall, and they absolutely loved it! Not only was the food cooked to perfection, the service was over the top! I don't know how they keep it up, we have been to many restaurants, and very few are this consistent, most are a hit and miss when it comes to food quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place to go for a date with a loved especially if you appreciate food. Menu consists of many items found locally. Special treat for my wife and I when we have time alone to go.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I visited Painters Hall Bistro last weed during the Barrielicious. It had been recommended to us several times since moving to Barrie last year.........we were not disappointed!! The food (a little pricey when not during Barrielicious) was absolutely scrumptious! The place itself is really lovely and felt a little like home, lots of character. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went for the Barrielious, The food is super good! Everything cooked to perfection and tasted so yummy! The staff is very friendly, for appetizer had scallops and pork belly so good!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had not been to the Painters Hall in about a year and a half, maybe a little longer. Read the menu online and thought my husband would enjoy. We eat out once a month and have a few favorite fine dining restaurants that we love but wanted to try something new. Atmosphere was great. Drink's great. Appetizer we had... More 

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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, Canadian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?