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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 #8 of 382 restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
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Restaurant details
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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83% Recommend
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English first
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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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Five of us enjoyed a great lunch here the other day. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, is spacious and bright. Our meals consisted of the Bang Bang Shrimp, Kale Salad, Quiche of the day, Classic Toasted Club and the Penne. All dishes were nicely presented and quite tasty. Our waitress was very... More

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Barrie, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Eaten here a few times as it is almost at the end of our street. The food, prepared by the Dutch owner-chef, is excellent, and we haven't ever been disappointed by what has been put in front of us on our plates. However, what has stopped us from returning more frequently is the microscopic portions of wine that are served.... More

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

All of our wines by the glass are 6 oz. pours. Portions may seem small because we have different sized glasses and some of our nicer ones hold up to 14 oz., which makes the wine look like a smaller pour. However, we guarantee a 6 oz. pour, which is generally better than many restaurants which only offer 5 oz. More

Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stopped by for a late dessert to celebrate a family event, and even though we were mistaken about closing time (and arrived 20 after closing time), the staff still welcomed the five of us with big smiles and open arms. We were the only people in the restaurant, but there was no pressure to rush. The desserts were very... More

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great food, inviting atmosphere and the Sushi Tuna was outstanding! This is definitely a favourite for dining in Barrie!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is at the top of our list in Barrie. The owner/head chef's attention to detail is second to none. Go early for a drink at the bar, it's worth it.

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary at the Crazy Fox and had the most enjoyable evening thanks to Leslie our waitress. Waitresses do make the meal extra special.The pecan crusted chicken with goats cheese was the best. My husband had the salmon which is a favorite to him. We thank the chef and the staff especially... More

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Barrie, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 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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