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Painters Hall Bistro

17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario, Canada (City Center)
705 797 8844
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Ranked #4 of 383 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center
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English first
Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

wasn't great food, like i expected, but was good. Felt the food was a little over priced, for what we got.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great food, awesome chef. Service was also great. Take your spouse for a night out. You won't be disappointed.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We liked that it was a local hotel near the theatre and we were pleased with both the food and the service. Everyone treated us well and although our server was new, she did a fine job. We didn't feel rushed but got to the theatre in plenty of time.

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Penetanguishene, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had the shared platter as an appetizer and it was great. The main meals were also fantastic. The lamb, short ribs, salmon and black pasta were all excellent. Tori provided great service and was very timely. The wine list was excellent. We have been to the Painters Hall before, it was outstanding before and it was again today.

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Keswick, Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We came by boat from across the Lake, and Painters Hall Bistro is a short walk from the Harbour. The food was great (though not cheap at about 30 dollars for the average entrée). The service was attentive and friendly. And the atmosphere was very nice. My only beef (and it is probably more like a suggestion) is that the... More

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Timmins, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We lived in Barrie 10 years ago and it is too bad this restaurant was not around back then. We dined there on a Saturday night with a reservation (recommended for a Saturday). The restaurant was busy but not jammed. The service was prompt, professional and friendly. When our server gave us the bill for the next table (in error),... More

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Innisfil, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was our second visit to Painters Hall, this time we went for lunch. We had the Best in Barrie Hamburger, the pork belly aoili and beef bacon with melted brie. Fabulous, everything about it was delicious. and the open faced steak sandwich with mushroom & onion ragout - so tender and the ragout was just scrumptious! Once again, the... More

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Etobicoke
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were here for Barrielicious. My kids really liked it. There were very nice to them. This was their first (complete) fine food meal with me. We had the scallop and pork belly appetizer and the shrimp appetizer. Both were very good. My kids both had the snapper and really enjoyed it. I had the chicken breast and my only... More

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bradford
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have now been to the Painters Hall 4 times (always during summerlicious or barrielicious, cause I am cheap like that) and have been overwhelmingly impressed all 4 times. Every possible detail of your experience is calculated and made perfect (the plates are warmed, the knives are Laguiole, washrooms with fresh towels, perfect portion sizes, impeccable service, 10/10 food, cute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came in for a bridal shower during barrielicious - service, drinks, food ambiance all AMAZING. I highly recommend this place for a nice date night, or having a large luncheon or party. Thank you Painters Hall for hosting a wonderful lunch for our beautiful bride. We will be back!

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