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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 #5 of 384 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Crazy Fox never seems to disappoint. This chef knows his stuff. Simply delicious! And a great selection of grape juice. Cheers!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We dined here one evening ( I felt a bit under dressed). Nice ambiance, staff seemed a bit short, but the dinner was good. Even though ( my husband a chef) detected it had been under a heat lamp a bit. All in all an enjoyed dinner.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Had been meaning to try for years after hearing rave reviews and was not disappointed. Dined with 2 friends on a weeknight and we all loved our meals. Very high quality ingredients, cooked expertly, at reasonable prices with a casual atmosphere and attentive service. A true gem in Barrie with its excessive number of mediocre chain restaurants. A must try!!

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Collingwood, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My Husband and I met with his Father and lady friend for our first lunch visit and were absolutely pleased by the food, service and atmosphere. The Boston Pear salad is incredible!! My Husband really enjoyed the Caesar salad and we will definitely go back again. We were searching for new places to meet for lunch as we do often... More

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A friend and I visited this restaurant for the first time and it was a very good experience. The food was a bit more expensive than we typically go for ($20-$30 for most entrees). But the food was delicious so I don't feel bad about the price (It's not their fault I'm cheap :P). The service was also very good;... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The best thing going for this restaurant is the food, everything on the menu is tasty and excellent. That said I find their prices a bit overpriced for what the restaurant is, the wine menu especially is way over priced, they offer only most glasses and if you want a full bottle it starts at like $60+ The atmosphere of... More

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Schomberg, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I've eating here several times with a postive experience. Today was the latest. From something simple like the Mushroom Soup to higher end like the Breast of Chicken you will get a meal a step above other restaurants. I recommend visting here if you are ever in Barrie.

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Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We'll we are disappointed that we have not visited this lovely restaurant before! Great service, very nice food and and cozy spot to have a great meal. I had the mushroom soup that was simply yummy followed by the tenderloin. Cooked perfectly, I could have eaten it all again! I would highly recommend for any occasion and look forward to... More

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family and I attended Barrielicious this week at the Crazy Fox. After several recommendations from co-workers, this was our first experience there. The setting is charming, we had a table upstairs with a great view. I ordered a steak as did my son. I don't think I've ever had such a perfectly cooked meal. It was mouth-watering. The server... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been to the Crazy Fox several times and the food, service and amenities were very good. However, this evening started poorly, not a single premium liquor on the bar, not even a white rum. Drinks were finely decided upon and poured; my wife's gin and tonic arrived, light brown in color and tasting of ginger. Our waitress claimed... More

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CrazyFoxBistro, Owner at The Crazy Fox Bistro, responded to this review

Mr. Firth: We want to let you know that your constructive criticism is not petty, but much appreciated. We sincerely apologize for the bad experience you had during your recent visit. The server has been made aware of your comments and has been advised accordingly. We now stock a premium rum at the bar, as you requested, in addition to... More

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