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Painters Hall Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Canadian, European, Contemporary
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, 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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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank CHASCO6900
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We like to try to use the yearly Barrielicious to try restaurants we have not been for awhile or try something new. We have been to Painters Hall before and really enjoyed it. This last time during Barrielicious I have to say very disappointed. Feel the $150 tab I paid was wasted. They made the tomato red sauce a main... More 

Thank TheHas
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, service & decor were all wonderful. Servers were friendly, informative & prompt. Each of the dishes were expertly prepared & plated. A real treat. The only negative I have about this establishment is the acoustics. When the restaurant was full the echoing of voices made it difficult to carry on a conversation. I'm sure with a little creativity... More 

Thank Jetlaggedbrain
Barrie, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Painters Hall Bistro a few times in the last year and a half and found the atmosphere very inviting. It's cozy but cool updates make it a ooh, aah restaurant. Service is excellent as are the appetizers

Thank Rena M
Portland, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with the service, menu and atmosphere of the restaurant. The meals were professionally plated, delicious and the service was excellent. As we are not from the area we depended upon comments from other diners on trip advisor and were very pleased with our evening. If you are planning an event in the area I would highly... More 

Thank Beverly W
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are staying in Barrie for the night to enjoy Canada Day celebrations and we Googled top restaurants and we selected Painters Hall Bistro. We walked to the restaurant from our B&B and the entrance to the restaurant is a long hallway with lots of paintings on display to support local artists. The restaurant was hosting a large party that... More 

Thank Rick M
Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knowledgable staff, consistently good food, nicely plated but most importantly tastes great. The staff care about what is placed before you. Can be quite noisy at the front, but if you want a more quiet seat, ask to sit at the back.

Thank Bohobaker
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to admit this place was quite the unique place as a dinning experience . I love Lamb so I had the Lamb shank !

Thank Patti N
Barrie, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a unique dining experience, look no further. My wife loves the braised lamb shank. Whether a special occasion, a night out for two or a group, Painters Hall will appease. The bar in the back offers a great gathering point for a drink. And be sure to take in the paintings (hence the name) for sale on the... 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, European, 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 L4M3E4, 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?