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Painters Hall Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    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
Good but pricey

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Cdntour
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barrie, Canada
Contributor
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
230 reviews 230 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?