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Painters Hall Bistro

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City Center
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17 Clapperton St, Barrie, Ontario L4M3E4, Canada
+1 705-797-8844
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I come here so often that I thought it was finally time to write a review. The food is unique and inventive and the service is warm and friendly. Absolutely love it here, it is a bit on the pricey side but it's well worth it!

Thank Claire P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for a Saturday night dinner. Great atmosphere for chatting and catching up as it is a small dining room and therefore not too loud. Food was great. Service friendly and attentive. Delicious chocolate cake!

Thank Stacey C
Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, warm, never had to worry about taste or presentation. Staff is lovely! The wine is a good selection and the stemware very pleasing. I go there often and I am never disappointed.

Thank Cyndi T
Thornton, null, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of the meal was the variety of the menu. Between 4 of us we had 2 different apps and 3 different mains. We all shared and tried everything. Nothing disappointed and the overall quality was amazing. Service was top notch and we will be back soon.

Thank Blaine G
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had a reunion with an old friend and we decided to wine and dine at the best Bistro in Barrie. On the way there the cab driver recommended Painters Hall as an upscale to our original choice - so we complied. Since it was a celebratory reunion we ordered two inexpensive bottles of wine and asked the server... More 

Thank warrenlavender714
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you receive the honour of the owner taking your order and making sure everyone is comfortable, happy, fed and keeps the drinks flowing you will always come back. We had some picky eaters and a glass of milk order and it was severed with a smile. You will not be disappointed. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy,... More 

Thank SheriKL
Barrie, Canada
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Wagner the waiter was good, brought sparkling instead of flat. Soup was really excellent asparagus and something else. Red Thai curry mussels were really awesome. They were really stingy with the bread for some reason. Lamb rack was beautifully cooked but tasteless, he forgot the glaze. Sides of curried cauliflower and squash puree were very good. Cinnamon beignets were excellent.... More 

Thank hmswarspite2017
Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My birthday was on a Thursday so it wasn't very busy. We had their redThai curry mussels to start, which we absolutely devoured! Then we both had the striploin steak with garden vegetables and mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly! We finished off my birthday dinner with their wonderful layered chocolate cake (even though my husband said he wouldn't... More 

Thank Tamara D
Barrie, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Clearly very leery of spending good money on Valentines Day. Service would be rushed et al. Clearly not the case at this resto. Such fun. My hubby and I ordered steak, which was a potential issue as my hubby and I dislike paying for steak when we have 'the steak king' in our midst. So freakin' good !!!! The char... More 

Thank Ou812Ont
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, food, and service, but the tiny portions were a little shocking and disappointing. I appreciate great food but my salmon was only 1.5" wide. :(

Thank Michael J

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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
US$6 - US$25
Steakhouse, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?