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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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“mussels” (27 reviews)
“braised ribs” (6 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 today 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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When one of my best friends came into town for the weekend this was the spot I chose. The Painters Hall is small and quiet with plenty of charm. I gave my friend a choice of a few spots to go. He has gluten and...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I planned a surprise birthday party here for my partner's birthday, we were a group of 12. Everyone loved their food! The atmosphere is lovely as well. We will definitely be going back to try different items on the menu. Amazing food, very tasty, and...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Had a wonderful assortment of new and old, familiar menu items. Spring rolls are incredible, and mussels - well, I have tried to make them the same myself but they are never as good - salmon cooked to perfection (we like ours on the rare...More

Thank GreatLakeNomads
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Recently organized a 50th anniversary family dinner for twelve. Sara was easy to work with on the phone, service was excellent, and food was delicious. This is not, however, budget dining. Entrees are between $20-$40 dollars. The Painter’s Platter appetizer was perfect for the size...More

Thank Christa M
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This restaurant never fails to amaze us. EVERY dish we have ordered is beyond delicious. Do not miss the mussels, pork spring rolls, pork tenderloin, chicken roulade or the phenomenal braised short ribs. Yum!

Thank LizRab68
Reviewed 2 April 2018

we love it here! great food and great musicians. the staff are great and the ambience is comfortable and relaxing

Thank JenniB76
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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?
11 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.
4 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
US$6 - US$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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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