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Painters Hall Bistro

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

Service and food was excellent had a great time. Great place for a romantic dinner. Would highly recommend. Just the place to relax and have nice conversation.

Thank Barry T
Barrie, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal there, small plates, left it in their hands! Awesome! Just let them do their thing and have what they send ya

Thank Eat I
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor we thought we would try out Painters Hall Bistro for our anniversary dinner. That was a great decision. The atmosphere is very nice and the decor sophisticated and comfortable. We started off sharing an order of muscles and as promised they are our new favourite for this dish. Red curry in coconut milk sauce.... More 

Thank mak_attack2000
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious; lots of variety on menu; lovely room with original art on walls; knowledgeable and friendly staff

Thank N P
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here twice since moving to Barrie and both times the food, service and atmosphere have been exceptional. It's a special evening out place for us as the prices are at the higher end. That's okay, because here you get what you pay for. This restaurant is definitely on my short list of excellent places to dine!

1 Thank burble
Barrie, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and i went here for dinner the portions are very good and great quality food.The atmosphere is nice not loud and the menu doesnt have alot of selection which i liked.Because what they had in the variety was well round for different palets.The drinks as well are very reasonable so its a great place to go and spend... More 

Thank wendy w
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 4 enjoyed a lovely meal. The red pepper soup, charred romaine lettuce and duck with Asian noodle salad were all tasty. Our main course choices - the short ribs, salmon and strip loin - were a hit. for dessert, the lemon tart and strawberry rhubarb crumble were delicious. Jose, our waiter, was friendly and attentive. Definitely will... More 

Thank AuntieAnna
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Painters Hall Bistro is, by far, my favourite restaurant in Barrie. The food is outstanding. Chef accommodates my Nightshade allergy. Atmosphere is intimate. Service impeccable.

Thank DeborahBNI
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

A very rare chance to get out to dinner with my wife, sans kids, and happy to have picked this spot for our dinner choice. We visited during the Barrielicious festival, and while I was a little disappointed that they didn't have their regular menu items, our server was nice enough to suggest the items to try from the normal... More 

Thank SuperDanno
Barrie, Canada
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Jose was our waiter, visited us at the appropriate times for us. Soup for me. Excellent main courses chicken and salmon , desert shared. All was excellent . it w as quiet in the restaurant this night . just the way we like it , no negative comments would visit them again. Have been three times in the past few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $25
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?