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Painters Hall Bistro

$$$$Steakhouse, ,
17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 11 January 2013

Skip the Hall during "Barrielicious". Cheap menu and it shows. Coq au Vin full of tiny bones - worse than eating fish. Desserts underwhelming.More

1  Thank J K
paintershall, Owner at Painters Hall Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2013

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all of our guests' patronage and their comments. I am however unsure if your review is actually for the right restaurant. I realize you have posted 26 separate reviews all in one day so maybe there was a...More

Reviewed 2 January 2013

Can't say enough about this place, we were so pleasantly surprised! BEAUTIFUL decor inside, food is excellent (both presentation and taste) and the service was very impressive. Only downside is that it can be pricey and the menu is limited. We'll go again.

Thank Jo-Anne C
Reviewed 30 December 2012

It should be in the top five in Barrie. Food quality is very good. Service is average and the wine list is beyond mercenary.

Thank Canad_ian1952
Reviewed 22 December 2012

Went to this restaurant with my husband, the wait was long to be seated because it is such a small restaurant. I do not recommend this restaurant to families or young people. It is a restaurant that has a lot of older crowd. The prices...More

Thank ldantimo
Reviewed 19 December 2012

I cannot tell you how good the food is here. The staff are friendly, and helpful, the inside of the restaurant is cozy but all that pales in comparison to how good the food is. Our group had a number of different dishes from the...More

Thank Maggie_May305
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Ambiance at this upscale restaurant is both intimately elegant and casually cheerful. Food is inventive, fresh, beautifully prepared and served. Appetizers are fantastic and prices seem very reasonable. Wine pairings offer a good range for varied budgets. Owners and staff are friendly: hip with no...More

Thank christie H
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We have been to many independent restaurants in Barrie and feel that Painters Hall offers one of the best dining experiences in town. This was solidified by a recent visit back.... The food was fantastic. Would recommend the duck-4-ways (main course) as well as the...More

Thank MT L
Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

We would recommend Painters Hall to anyone looking for excellent food, atmosphere and service. The chef came out to introduce himself and when one of us couldn't decide between two of the appetizers he said " no problem, how a out I just bring out...More

2  Thank Xtrme
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Had a birthday party there, with wine and a mini cake. The wine selection was smallish but good. The food was excellent, nicely presented and very tasty. Desserts were tempting but passed up by most of the calorie-conscious. Service was quick and very friendly. All...More

1  Thank cooxie3
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I have been aggressively exploring the culinary landscape in Barrie over the last year. I've had some great meals at a few places around town, but I had been waiting for that one place where I had just an across-the-board completely satisfying experience. I found...More

1  Thank Staynergirl
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • 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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