The Farmhouse

4.2
675 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was very nice, excellent food and service.

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AP
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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
1 review
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
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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 10, 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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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner was delicious, served in a timely fashion. Never felt rushed and the coconut cream pie was to die for!!!

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

Went for the last day of the Barrielicious food festival. The food was excellent, well prepared, with nice wine selections. For what was on offer, the value was great, especially as part of the Barrielicious festival, where $30 includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert.

A nice touch is that they grow their own herbs and greens for salads and sauces, which you can see on the way in the front doors. Doesn't get much fresher!

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

Always great! One of my favourite restaurants- never disappoints!

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KH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

What you ask in the menu is not what they bring you , very disappointed but I like the place is nice .... food not so good

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Based on this vist, I probably wouldn't recommend this restaurant to a friend. Except for the dip and homemade chips, the food was meh. We went for Barrielicious, but even so spent 100$ plus tip. Can't imagine eating there and paying regular prices. Went there 2 or 3 years ago and food was amazing.

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

Everything was perfect! The food was fantastic. My wife had been before but this was my first time. I wasn’t disappointed and we will be back!

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RF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant is absolutely a gem in Barrie. Friendly staff and great food go well always. We have never been let down. The only suggestion I have is that the heat needs to be turned up as it was a little chilly in there!

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

We just felt “rushed” by the server Liv as she said there were other reservations and we had 15mins left. Meanwhile there were other empty tables. It took us a bit to eat as we chatted as well. We understand other people were coming in, but we were not done eating. She did offer for us to take our dinner home but we shouldn’t have to take it home, in my opinion, we should be able to finish it at the restaurant. We do understand that Saturday is a busy time and can be stressful. Other then that we had a beautiful meal and time.

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HM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends and I all have our birthdays in January so always get together to celebrate. My friends are from Port Dover, Simcoe & Brantford and came up to Barrie to celebrate this year. They were impressed by the quality and value of the food and would certainly visit the Farmhouse again.
I was pleased to show off a local excellent restaurant.
Thank you Farmhouse restaurant

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I am always pleasantly surprised by the great food with a creative flair

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IH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Potato skins were burnt and lack of potato guts, Mac n cheese was cold food wasn't hot from the get go very disappointed for the first time going there for barrlicious

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Hmmm. I went with a friend for barrielicious. Seated near the bar and front door -not dining room -despite reservations.
The selection of items were good. I chose fried chicken app. Small but good - crispy not greasy at all. Then chose Cobb salad as the entree. You should know it’s not a regular Cobb salad. It didn’t spell that out. Instead of avocados you get a scoop of guacamole on top. Instead of romaine or iceberg it is spring mix. Blue cheese was generous-good. When I asked about it, they did however work to correct it by offering another item - got the wedge salad. Had coconut pie dessert. Meh.
All in all I really wondered what all the high ratings were about.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Haven’t been here for a few Years not sure why but I wasn’t disappointed. The food was absolutely awesome! It was Barrilious so I thought it would have been rushed but our Server was very good & left us alone to chat... looking forward to bringing my husband back here!!! Oh did I mention the beet salad with goat cheese was friggin awesome!!!

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c
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Barrielicious, the food was great, service was very good, price did not disappoint, I recommend the Farmhouse to anyone that is looking for a great meal, night out.

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PW
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We were very disappointed with the occasion. We had a Brazilian family joining us and we had to ask for the fans to be turned off. It was the coldest day and the draft from the fan was not good. Our guest had to go to find someone to ask for the fan to be turned off even though we had asked previously. The meal was OK but the order was not right when it was brought out. There was one less meal than ordered meaning that one member had to share their meal until the second was brought out. The soup was tepid. It was a good flavour but being cold was discouraging. We had recommended the establishment and felt let down. It was an embarrassment, the time it took for the meal to be served was surprising because it was not busy.

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We went to the Farmhouse during Barrielicious, and the menu had great choices. The service was good and the food terrific. It was -20 degrees outside, and unfortunately the cold came into the restaurant. I wore a toque during dinner, and my wife had her coat over her shoulders throughout. The staff said that with it being an old farm house it is hard to heat. I'm sure the installation of a gas fireplace would be an option.
I will return again in warmer weather!

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time ! The food was great, the service was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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FF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

A reservation 12:30 Sunday Jan 13.We were seated upstairs. I wasn't told that there was a problem with the lower level not having any heat , until I phoned in to complain that afternoon'. It was so loud we couldn't hear our friends above the noise and we hadn't seen them for a year. The more people they added the louder it got! The food was fine but overall the "ambience" overshadowed the food. Not enjoyable upstairs. Noise level was off the scale!

I would have appreciated having had a phone call about the situation and given a choice to go somewhere else.
We ate quickly as to get out of that noise.. I know our friends from Burlington will not go back to Farmhouse.

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YC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

A little disappointed that the dinning room was not open for us that night. Also, my husbands dessert was delicious but surely a dessert for his birthday would have been nice if the proprietor would have given that free. Not complaining but just thinking dessert should be offered for birthdays.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Husband and I shared a delicious 1/2 chicken dinner, cauliflower cheese bacon soup, feature of the day-roasted beets/radishes, and fries. Choc torte for dessert. All delicious.

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Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was awesome! The Caesars are the best I’ve ever had!!!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything our table ordered was amazing. Great place!!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Flawless! Great value!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Expected more from the mains, it was just meh. The mussels were great. We booked in advance and seated downstairs, didn’t appreciate walk-ins being asked if they would prefer to be seated upstairs or downstairs and we were not given the option...being New Years Eve we didn’t ask. Service was fantastic and fast.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience
Fantastic flavour
Will go back!!!

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RB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lived the oysters, mussels and burgers. Very very good. Waitress was friendly and informative. Will go back if back in the area

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Christmas is a busy time I realize that. However our food was Luke warm and we waited close 30 minutes for it. When I received my food I did not have the mashed potatoes . If I had waited for someone to come by I would have ate alone as my husband was ready to eat.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time dining at the Farmhouse. Our server Alisha was amazing! We will be booking our wedding there!

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SL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We sat by the window and it was cold. Definitely sit away from the window during the winter months

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B
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always enjoy our visits to the Farmhouse....find the prices a little steep, even though I am usually being 'treated', but we still find it a good place to eat and have recommended it to a few people... we will be back !!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked dinner at The Farmhouse after reading the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. There was 6 of us, we arrived about 15 minutes early,but we were seated right away.The food was delicious, service was excellent and ambience is beautiful. We ordered pulled pork, burgers and beef dip with various sides between us. The prices were good too! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very slow to be greeted by server was sat next to huge party of 20 people when there was many other seats.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I were in town for the long weekend and asked the lady where we were staying for recommendations on a good place to eat and she suggested this place. It was very nice. The food and service was great. I would definitely go back again!

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Booked for a group of 8. Very accommodating. Everyone loved the food. Wine prices are a bit steep. Otherwise great experience, Lyla was lovely and separate bills were much appreciated!

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