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Painters Hall Bistro

$$$$Steakhouse, ,
17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (25 reviews)
“braised ribs” (7 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant in every respect. In stopped in after a stressful day and immediately we felt relaxed! The atmosphere is cozy and warm. Sean, our server, was outstanding and was attentive and very knowledgeable. I don't think we have ever had such fantastic...More

2  Thank Belinda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy the dining experience when the staff can speak directly to the options on the menu. Other than, first night chitters...really, what is a little water spilled between staff and customer...Mary did an outstanding job with her recommendations. The mussels and braised ribs...More

1  Thank Dean and Leah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just enjoyed a delicious dinner at Painters Hall Bistro during Barrielicious. The food was outstanding with a varied menu and excellent presentation. The 3 course menu offered a selection of fish, beef, pork and pasta with a wonderful combination of foods and flavours. A very...More

1  Thank jdavis004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner tonight to take advantage of BarrieLicious. Absolutely everything we had was spectacular. The pork belly and scallops and beef ribs were especially good. We will definitely be back! This is now our favorite Barrie restaurant. :)

1  Thank Pegi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from having the $30 Barrielicious menu which was excellent. I can recommend the stuffed mushrooms, the kangaroo carpaccio, the braised short rib and the chocolate cake. All very tasty and nicely plated. The only minor negative was our waitress could have used some...More

1  Thank Mac S
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet meal this is the place. Excellent Ontario lamb and great desserts. Nice wine selection.

1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had a very special and intimate meal. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful. The Braised Spare Ribs are a restaurant speciality and they melted off the bone - outstanding! I would definitely go back!

Thank L B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Went for new years , food was great ,atmosphere was good. Very nice evening out for my fiance and I. We will for sure go again

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Different menu each time I've been there, always some interesting choices. perhaps the best crepe brule I've ever had.

Thank James P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The fine dining restaurant could be hard to locate for those from out of town, due to its benign front, but the locals know where it is. While small inside, the service was top notch, and the food was delicious and plentiful. The atmosphere inside...More

Thank Mike C
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Questions & Answers
Alessa W
7 November 2017|
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Response from Shane B | Property representative |
The dress code isn't something we are regularly asked about. Most customers dress casual to business casual. Very few baseball caps, track pants etc. Is there anything you are particularly concerned about?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Shane B | Property representative |
We do offer BYOB corkage at $20.00 per bottle. We also discount and even waive corkage periodically, follow us on Facebook to find out more.
5 August 2016|
Response from Shane B | Property representative |
We cook them overnight, 16 hrs. Glad you enjoy them!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 705-797-8844
  • E-mail
Classy, intimate bistro offering progressive Canadian cuisine. The perfect spot after work, for a romantic evening or an important business meeting. The "Hall" also shines as the place to enjoy your most special occasions. Call us today and let us customize your celebration.​ If it's worth celebrating, it's worth celebrating at the "Hall".
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