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Painters Hall Bistro

17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario, Canada (City Center)
705 797 8844
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Ranked #5 of 391 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: City Center
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Thorold, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 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
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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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Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was not the original plan for date night but the girlfriend failed to make reservations. As a second choice we ended up at this quaint little spot in down town Barrie. Overall we can honestly say this was an exceptional experience; A pleasant unplanned dinning experience. We visited the restaurant on Saturday November 1st. We thought that not having... More 

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Aurora, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We accidentally discovered this beautiful restaurant six years ago, had dinner and became a regular. We have since moved an hour away but we have made it a practice to make the trip to Barrie to enjoy the hospitality extended by Shane, Erin and the staff ; to savour the house wine and sample the excellent cuisine of Chef Rachel.... More 

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Additional Information about Painters Hall Bistro

Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 705 797 8844
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Canadian, Wine Bar

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