The Farmhouse

4.2
710 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Cozy
Family Sheek Farm Food with the best waterfront patio in Barrie. Casual atmosphere with a value driven menu. Ideal for weddings, corporate functions or an intimate dinner for two. We grow our micro greens and fresh herbs on site with our indoor greenhouse and serve fresh pressed juices and cocktails. Check out thefarmhouse.ca for more info and to view our incredible menu.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The food was excellent as always. Unfortunately the service was extremely slow. I was there over a lunch hour and it took 1.5 hours from the time we sat down until the time we received our food. The restaurant was not crowded. I do not recommend this as a lunch place if on a restricted time. However, if you rush or hurry, it is an excellent place to eat.

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

the service was good, came with seconds in coffee which impresses me. Nice place to go for a quiet lunch

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. My Dad has some food allergies so we always end up coming here for special events since the food in clean and delicious! I recommend the Garlic Mashed Potatoes!

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for Father’s Day lunch and although it was busy we had Excellent service and great food! We’ll be back!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The service was incredibly friendly, the food wasn’t great. Portions were on the small side (side salad specifically). One person in our party ordered the goat cheese and grilled vegetable sandwich. The copious amounts of cheddar hid the goat cheese. The televisions in the dining room were incredibly distracting. Overall experience was a 5/10.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really nice would recommend to anyone.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our experience at the Farmhouse was very good. The menu was a pleasing combination of varied and compact. The setting is casual and friendly. The server made us think she was glad that we came. A very enjoyable experience. I was reminded that I don't eat at the Farmhouse enough.

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Showed up at 7:30 for my reservation to find out it wasn't in their system so I had to wait for a table to be available ( approximately 15 mins). I ordered the apple pecan chicken salad that was supposed to be on mixed greens but was on a bed of straight arugula and the vinaigrette was extremely bitter. My boyfriends meal looked delicious he had the mac n cheese. Definitely not impressed with my meal. Extremely disappointed with the reservation being lost..... probably won't go back

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SG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and excellent value. Really enjoyed the specials (sides) that included an unusual little salad with what tasted like house smoked trout. delish.

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, superb service. We are going to use it for our wedding. The meal was one of the best restaurant meals we've had in a long time. Well done

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MR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

2 different steak cuts and both not cooked to request. Asked for medium rare, received raw and had freezer burn type toughness to outside.

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K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, the food was cooked to perfection!! The server was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.
The noise level was higher than desired for conversation at our table, but all in all it was a wonderful evening!
We will definitely be back!!

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!

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CI
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was awesome but the drinks weren't great.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The food was great but the service was below par. We ordered an appetizer which we never received, our waiter never came to check up on us, to see if we had everything we need etc. He didn't even bring us our food, it was another girl who gave us our food and got us a glass of water because our waiter was not attending to us. When he finally came to ask how our meal tasted, we told him we didn't receive the appetizer and still charged us for it, when he finally ordered it for us which we didn't want it then because we had already eaten our main course. I don't think we should of had to pay for the appetizer we didn't initially receive, as had we had not asked, he definitely would not have noticed it wasn't received.

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NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Honestly, I have come here many times and have never been disappointed in my meal until now. It was not a good all around experience this time. My eggs benedict were over cooked and dry. Waitress wasn’t around much for me to mention it to and I was starving...so I still ate it...in and out in 30 minutes...and it was Mothers Day. 😐

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U
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Food aweful

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our only complaint was the waiter forgot to bring my water after requesting. But otherwise the food was fabulous, the wait time for food was very reasonable, and the ambience fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was good food. Easy to book a reservation online. It was weirdly loud. Like very loud. But overall great food

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L
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere was really relaxed, inviting and comfortable. The decor was really nice and the service was good. The taste and sides of the Oysters were not up to par with what I am used to. The beef on my salad was unexpected, as it was massive slices of roast beef that was very difficult to chew. My partners french fries were not cooked thoroughly. We were disappointed with the food, but loved everything else.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my family there for Easter brunch. The service was so friendly and sweet, and then the food was so good we didn’t want to leave. We will definitely be back again soon. Great spot in Barrie for any occasion. Thank you for a great experience Farmhouse & staff!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good.Vegan cauliflower steak and the Vegeburger.

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MA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely meal, and would go there again or recommend it to others

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FG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Food was incredible. Lamb shank fell of the bone and the steak was perfectly cooked. Shannon our main server was awesome and attentive. The two concerns I had - were parking HORRIBLE - I left my family off and circled around for 10-15 minutes before having to squeeze in where someone left and walk through muddy unfinished lot to get to front door. Second was portion size of the drinks small tumbler glasses of Arnold Palmer specialty full of ice and very little to drink. But to ensure to leave on a positive note I will definitely return - probably way more than once.

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GH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Server was very good. Nice place however menu is very limited and in my opinion over priced. We had the lamb on special and it was cooked pretty nicely but it was way over seasoned. All 3 of us agreed. Shame as it's a very nice location. Another friend had the burger and said it was average.

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a great fun place to go. A little noisey so would not recommend for a quiet romantic evening but great food with fun presentation. Nice tasty different side dishes with healthy choices and variety. Trout entree is my favourite.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a social / business lunch meeting here. Great experience all around.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My three sisters and I really enjoyed our luncheon at the Farmhouse. The atmosphere was relaxing. The service attentive and we did not feel rushed. The lighting was good. The noise level was noticeable but not off putting. The food was delicious, we all enjoyed what we ordered. The waitress was friendly and efficient.

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TW
Toronto
103 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came with my wife, 4 yo son, and baby. We loved it!

We came for "appy hour" where we got to try a good variety of food. The service was nice, the staff were very accommodating to our needs and wants as a family. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. The ingredients and everything tasted fresh and cooked nicely.

We would definitely come back.

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MD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The Farmhouse never disappoints. The food is amazing and consistent. Never had a bad meal yet. Our server was Devyn and she’s fabulous! I recommend requesting to be in her section. I love the casual, friendly vibe of this place.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The young man who greeted us at the door upon arrival and also when we left was very polite and friendly. Our waitress had a lot of hair hanging down on her face on one side and we were surprised that she wouldn't have been required to have it tied back. Staff looked rather unprofessional (sloppy). Our drinks seemed to be very watered down or not very strong. Salad in a jar was interesting but hadn't been tossed so the dressing was all in the bottom and it was awkward to eat out of the jar. Fries were excellent as were garlic mashed. Pulled pork would have been better toasted. The oversize bun made it very awkward and messy. We won't be back for dinner but will definitely return on a warm summer day for a Margarita and an "appy" on your lovely balcony overlooking Kempenfelt Bay !

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n
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friendly, fast and delicious! Easy to part and situated with great views. Washrooms in the basement so those with mobility issues need to be assisted with the narrow steps.

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JH
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at The Farmhouse.
We wish we had gone there sooner.
The food and service were great.
We will definitely be back.

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KS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for a get together . Good food, nice atmosphere , service was excellent . We were able to sit and talk after lunch although it was during week and restaurant fairly quiet while we were there .
Very impressed when a staff called by phone in addition to email to say restaurant was closed due to weather.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was very nice, excellent food and service.

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AP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was amazing. Just a tad bit cold in the main room.

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KH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Larissa was fantastic. She explained all of our meal options and specials (including the jerk butternut squash soup which was great!). We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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KE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Although the service and food were excellent I found the music not enjoyable

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U
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Salad was poor fish was ok nothing special every thing was mediocre. Trout could have been baked with tarragon spice. Lack of vegetables I say it was a very poor dinner for the price and I would not rebook. Very nice building.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great night out with my wife and our friends. We were celebrating a birthday and Valentines Day. My only complaint was that there was this light above our table that would periodically flicker and was making me crazy. The food-excellence, service-excellent everything was excellent. I may just take my wife out for a 2nd Valentine Day Date.

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