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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 L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
16:00 - 00:00
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Barrie, Canada
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had braised beef short ribs (cooked sous vide) still incredible. Ceasar was awesome, oysters with vodka that foamed were small and odd tasting. Mushroom soup with truffle oil was superb. Bread and dessert were awesome. Service best in city almost to a one star standard but more relaxed. Presentation like the French Laundry huge Thomas Keller influence seen in tastes... More 

Thank hmswarspite2017
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a last minute decision to come to painters hall and we re so glad that we did ! The food was so delicious and beautifully plated. Our server was lovely and the atmosphere made us stay for much longer than anticipated. Absolutely the best place we have been to for dinner so far !

Thank Desiree C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic meal with a friend. The service was excellent and the food was cooked perfectly. I had the beef short ribs and the meat was so tender it was like butter. The barley risotto was a perfect mate. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with out any hesitation.......enjoy

Thank Fxguy2
Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere excellent food and service! Rustic and refined decor! A nice place to chat with friends over a glass of "something " Have been there on at least 4 occasions and have always been happy with everything!

Thank marinice2016
Barrie, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service & food. The waiter offered 2 samples of red wine to sample (I didn't ask) which were wonderful.

Thank carlakilpela
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fell in love with Painters Hall the moment I stepped through the door. The ambiance is lovely, soothing, welcoming and that was just the beginning. I loved the décor and the service was exceptional. For the life of me, I cannot remember the lovely servers name but she was outstanding! The menu has a great selection and it was... More 

Thank jeb12016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Took my brother there for a bite. He's typically a steak and potatoes type. I wanted to see if Barrie had something other than the chains he goes to. This place is really quite special. Food was amazing and the service was very good. I was trying to convert my brother I think the painters hall did the job.

Thank Culinaria1
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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 6 December 2016 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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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

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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
USD 6 - USD 25
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: 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?