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“OMG FABULOUS!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Painters Hall Bistro

Painters Hall Bistro
Ranked #7 of 478 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City Center
Innisfil, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“OMG FABULOUS!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I went to Painters Hall Bistro last night for dinner, what a wonderful place. Our waiter Jose was charming and attentive, the food was absolutely to die for! Chef Rachel does an awesome job with the food. While we were sitting there all you could hear throughout the restaurant was "look at the presentation" "that is beautiful" people were cleaning their plates! We had the Barnstormers Mussels for an appetizer and they were delicious. I had the chicken done 2 ways, everything on my plate was perfect. My husband had the salmon which looked and tasted gorgeous. We were sampling from each others plates and when I looked around other couples were doing the same thing! Congratulations to Chef Rachel and her staff, you have outdone yourself. We have been across Canada, Mexico, Belize, and seriously it is a wonderful place. Great food, good atmosphere, attentive staff. What more could you want for date night :-)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Highlight of our Trip to Barrie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a wonderful spot for dinner. We arrived and were seated imediately by very friendly staff. Our waiter had great knowledge of the menu and assisted us in making our choices. We started by sharing an appetizer tray that included homemade bacon, cheeses and jam. Amazing flavours. I had a chicken dish. The chicken was perfectly cooked, moist and flavourful. My companion had a short rib that you could cut with your fork. Amazing. The desert was certainly home made and fresh. This was a fantastic meal. Thanks Thomas for your attentiveness.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Jeff B
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Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Oh SO perfect!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went on a Sunday night. The restaurant was quiet. Our server was very young, but exceptionally knowledgeable. He tuned into the fact that this date night was way past due and went out of his way to ensure we had the most exceptional evening. The Chef also went out of their way to bring us little "extra's" and recommendations of pairings etc. This evening was quite perfect! We will be back!

Visited June 2014
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Barrie, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Kitchy. Nice atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good food. Painters Hall is one of those "hidden gems" that every downtown seems to have.
They often present specials for holidays like a couples Valentines dinner, or the Barrielicious event. All the meals are prepared just for you.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank P R
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Barrie, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Best service in town.
Classic cuisine, not many choices but all great.
Wine list a little weak for the quality of the food

Visited February 2014
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Thank Gilles L
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