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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Date night

We make a reservation here for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. We ordered our usual anniversary wine and the sharing platter which was delicious, Our dinners were filling and well presented. The salmon and the beef were perfect. Our waitress offered us a special anniversary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Krista T
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Hillsdale, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Hillsdale, Canada
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We make a reservation here for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. We ordered our usual anniversary wine and the sharing platter which was delicious, Our dinners were filling and well presented. The salmon and the beef were perfect. Our waitress offered us a special anniversary chocolate cake on the house....which wasn't refused. We will definitely come again.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been here a few times ... not sure if they still have the inside out egg roll appetizer (it's like a deconstructed eggroll), but it's really tasty. So is their elevated jerk chicken. Nice little bistro.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a small restaurant, table are a little close for a real private conversation but the ambience and quality of food make up for it. I had the pan fried Salmon entre with local fresh vegetables that were cooked to perfection. The Salmon wasn't covered in sauce, just a light fresh touch of citrus and the sweet potato puree... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My family is blessed with several excellent Home Chefs so going out for dinner at an average restaurant is often a disappointing experience. Not so with Painters Hall! We chose to sit at one of the tables in the bar area where the regulars are and enjoyed the banter and friendliness. Later a guitar player came on and delighted us... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So creative, and so deliscious we will definately be making this place a regular stop on our way up to North Bay. Atmosphere and service are just as good as the food. Thank you for a great dinner experience. It was exactly what we were looking for to celebrate our 25th Anniversary

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Port Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Food is wonderful in a quaint setting. The staff was very friendly and polite. Lovely atmosphere and close to the waterfront so an after dinner walk may top the night off. Very enjoyable evening!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quaint place tucked away, would have walked by it if I didn't find it on trip adviser. Quite spacious inside. Service was good. Went during berrylucious .. The food was good however not outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The ambiance was great. We wanted to visit with our friends and did not feel rushed at any time. The food was VERY good. I had the tomato soup which, we all decided, was THE BEST EVER. I have a nut allergy and the staff were extremely helpful.

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It has been awhile ago, but I will say I like the atmosphere, the food presentation, food was excellent and great service, I would go back.

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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The meal was great when we got it, My husband an I went last summer and have not gone back, when we got there we told the hostess my has a gluten allergy, she informed us that there was a lot to choose from. Our waitress however told us the only thing he could have was streak and blue potatoes,... 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 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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?