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Painters Hall Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Local artistswork displayed. Fine dining accompanied by fine art . Limited seating reserve your time. Bistro bar and a quiet ding area at rear. Excellent wines.

Thank James K
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seven for dinner on a Sunday before a concert. Two generations of friends and family. We were warmly received and looked after attentively. Main dishes wine and desserts were all beautifully presented and delicious. We tried steak, pork loin, salmon everything so pleasing. Hobnob Pinot noir pays d'oc very drinkable. Worth the drive to Barrie from Toronto even... More 

Thank Popo_Izta
Barrie, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby & I went to celebrate our weeding anniversary and friend recommended this place as we have not gone out for a NICE dinner in YEARS. Service was well done, food was good. Hubby had the Braised Pork Belly And Seared Scallop - I had the Cheddar Baked Cauliflower - LOVELY! our mains were (hubby) Duck Confit and (me) Chicken... More 

Thank Christine P
Parry Sound, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Painters Hall continues to deliver up an unfailingly delightful experience; always a charming, friendly atmosphere, wonderful food, great wines and cheerful, attentive service. We come back again and again, and will continue to do so. We - out-of-towners - repeatedly recommend to others who are always equally pleased. The prices are fair, portions always substantial, and the variety of dishes... More 

Thank GreatLakeNomads
Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To date this location has delivered the BEST Service in respect to fine dining that I have experianced in Barrie. The food is fantastic, the staff are attentive without being over the top. A great jewel for downtown!

Thank chrisrangell
Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I come to this restaurant. The braised ribs are superb. Every dish is carefully paired with the most delucious sides. We love atmosphere. Wine list is good and the prices not too outrageous. Service is always impecable. Jose the waiter is a delight. We will definately come back.

Thank Carolina G
Barrie, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something to celebrate? A romantic dinner for two? This is a remarkable destination with great food and perfect service.

Thank durieuxkarine2
Brampton, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a wonderful meal and terrific atmosphere - a nice find in Barrie. Menu selections were outstanding and delicious, albeit a little pricey. For starters the Baked Brie and Duck Rillette were brilliant. Our favourites were the salmon and a must try is Painters Hall Braised Short Rib. The only thing stopping me from a 5 star rating... More 

Thank TroubleDeciding
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew you'd need a reservation on a Wednesday at 5:30.??? We didn't have one so we got the last table available. It was a bar height table with chairs too low - I felt like my chin was in my food - they offered us to sit a the bar, but those chairs are too low as well...but other... More 

Thank Watlog
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From food to service everything was great and enjoyable. A nice little place to discover downtown Barrie!

Thank Melissa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +1 705-797-8844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?