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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    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
Date night

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was my second visit to Painter's hall. We had not been there in some time. Not sure if anything changed, but I did not remember it being this good, we will surely be back! My wife had the chicken and I had the mushroom linguine. Our guests had the steak and fish. You know something is good when everyone... More 

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Thorold, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went for dinner with a couple of friends and the dinner here was excellent. The restaurant was busy but it was NOT loud and we were able to talk without yelling which I really like. The food was excellent and portion size was perfect. My friend had the lobster bisque soup as an appetizer and it was actually a meal... More 

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Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I walk by this place almost everyday, but always assumed that it was a little too far out of our price range for a random Friday night dinner and drinks. Finally in November (2014), we were celebrating an accomplishment and figured this place would be a great place to finally try. We were not disappointed. It is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A great ambience and quality service await you. They know how to pamper you, and they do. Great wines as well. I felt the food left a bit to be desired though.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in the North and if your in the northern GTA you need to check this place out. I had the beef tenderloin and it was seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection with a soup to start that was to die for!

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wonderful ambience with great local art work gracing the walls (we have to buy a piece!), and excellent food and service. Our server Tory was knowledgeable and charming, the mussels were excellent as was the duck (ample portion, the best of both worlds with tender confit and rare breast combined), and cudos to the pastry chef for the truffle plate... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of our favourite places for a special meal. It feels intimate without being stuffy or feeling the need to keep your conversation at a whisper! The food is excellent. It is a small menu, but varied, and you know you will receive quality food that is lovingly prepared. The ambiance in the front room is especially warm,... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a great meal during Barrielicous and would definitely go back.The mussels are fantastic and the service was just right

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Merv the server makes Painters Hall Bistro, but the short beef rib and risotto is certainly one that fills the belly. The wine selection is extensive and the ambiance is amazing.

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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?