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The Crazy Fox Bistro

135 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3,, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
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Ranked #6 of 374 restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available. The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.
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English first
Barrie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Surprising restaurant (the name is not inviting) but as soon as you get in, the welcome is very friendly. Romantic upstairs, more bistro/bar on the main floor. Surprising wine list and medium size menu (not for Barrie) but well chosen.

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Barrie, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Been here many times and never disappointed with the food and service. Lacking in ambiance and atmosphere, the place could use a facelift and modernization. That said, the great food and service more than make up for that hence my return visits.

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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the food and the friendly but professional staff. I enjoyed the calamari and pickerel. Both the app and the main were done perfectly. The sauce on the fish was delicious. They have a good selections of wines in all price ranges which was good for our group.

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our very first visit to this restaurant. Fabulous greeting, great seating, amazing wait staff. Great atmosphere! Unfortunately and sadly the food was lacking excitement and flavour. The presentation was very dated. Too bad, really!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I was visiting Barrie and decided to go to the Crazy Fox upon the comments from here. It was fancier than I expected. My husband and I felt a bit out of place because we work jeans and hoodies. We also took our 16 month old daughter and it wasn't a place you'd typically take a baby. Although all the... More

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband took me here for my birthday. I was going to order off the regular menu but decided to order a Barrielicious meal. Had the steak and it was delicious and well done as requested. The interior is very nice with the upper level seating especially nice. The only complaint I have is that an 18% gratuity is AUTOMATICALLY... More

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Innisfil, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I am glad that we made reservations to going to the Crazy Fox during Barrie's food festival, Barrielicious! This was our first experience indulging in the festival and we couldn't have chosen a better restaurant for our initiation. Thank you Crazy Fox for participating! My husband had the pickerel wrapped in phyllo pastry and I enjoyed the chicken dish which... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Dinner on my own while in town for business. It was a very slow night (what you'd expect on a Monday night in January) and the service was attentive. A broad menu and my dinner (stuffed chicken breast) was truly amazing. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.

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Barrie, Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My husband & I are always searching for great places to eat on our way north to the cottage. I had some concerns stopping at this restaurant after reading a particularly poor review...plus, we had no reservations. What a wonderful surprise! No problem accommodating us, a lovely table overlooking the open kitchen (always a good sign) prompt, friendly service and... More

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Fantastic food and service- we had a male server…very polite, and knowledgeable, made us feel like we were at home (only eating mouth savouring items- that we didn't have to cook)! Decor and atmosphere 'european like'. Just a very unique experience for Barrie Ontario.

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