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The Crazy Fox Bistro

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135 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3, Canada
+1 705-737-5000
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11:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been here a few times with a few different people(relatives and friends) over the last two years. The people working there are consistent. Great service and fantastic meals, great variety. Everything from the wine choices and pairing to appetizers, entries and desserts.

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Thank David G
Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very intrigued by the menu on-line and looked forward to a good meal...unfortunately it was quite ordinary. Our starters were their signature mushroom soup - quite bland - and the spicy shrimp which weren't bad but the salad bed was wilted. For mains we had crusted, stuffed chicken breast which was overly cooked with too much butter sauce;... More 

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Thank Peytonsage
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the beat restaurant for fine dining in Barrie (to my knowledge), great dining experience, nice set up, fabric white cloth tablecloth and napkin, good service, menu with steak and fish, beef, veal, lamb and chicken, pickerel, grouper, shrimps and lobster... very god food, italian style... we had a great time (be patient, service may be a bit slow)

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Barrie, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking in, we were not greeted by the hostess for a few minutes since she "was busy" according to the few servers who flew past us from the bar up and down the various flights of stairs that make up the restaurant. Once greeted, we were told that she was so busy meeting people's allergy needs and so busy that... More 

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Thank T R
Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Crazy Fox for many years....at both of their locations. We decided to go there again for a date night this evening and were not overly impressed. Service was very poor.....and I will make it clear it was just our server....there was another server that came to our table several times and picked up the slack... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A group of friends attended the Crazy Fox Bistro for Barrielicious on Saturday night. We did make reservations via website with ease. When we arrived the restaurant was full but we were escorted to our seats within minutes. The wait staff were helpful and attentive, the selection met everyone needs and the meals was delicious. I have recommended to others.

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Thank Ronjoponjo
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited Crazy Fox with some friends during Barrielicious and enjoyed a wonderful meal. We have 3 courses for $25.00. Excellent value. Started with Escargot which was the best I have had in a long time. Main course I had was Chicken penne in an Alfredo sauce. These dishes were very hot, didn't want to touch the plate. The meal... More 

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Thank Fran847
Barrie, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We decided to try the Crazy Fox Bistro for our choice, managed to get a reservation for 2 at 4:45 and was told we had a 1.5 hr time slot to eat our meal, sorry if I am paying you for my meal I don't want to be rushed, however we took it, I chose the tomato bisque, a little... More 

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Thank Carol T
Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I ordered the grouper with the barley risotto. I mentioned to the waitress that the barley ( looked like porridge) was tasteless. She said oh just add salt...the chef doesn't put too much salt in his meals......Then apparently the waitress went to the chef and came back with the response that my meal was not tasteless; it was subtle.... So... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a Thursday night. The restaurant appeared very upscale, but after checking with the hostess, we were assured that our casual wear (nicer jeans) was not a problem. The hostess warmly greeted us upon entering and seated us immediately in a quiet and cozy corner on the main floor. While the meals are priced higher than most,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-737-5000
Description
The Crazy Fox Bistro brings together the best of classic and contemporary cuisine. This popular Barrie restaurant has been providing fine dining in a casual atmosphere since 1986. Award-winning chef and owner Coos Uylenbroek creates unique dishes that tantalize the senses using only the freshest ingredients available.

The Crazy Fox Bistro's staff offer superior, personalized service to its many satisfied customers. It's the perfect place in Barrie to stop by after work to try a scrumptious appetizer in the cozy bar area or savour superb cuisine in the multi-level dining room for the full fine dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?