The Farmhouse

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731 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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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PB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Booked Farmhouse during the Barrielious event. First time there. Sat upstairs. Big tree in front
needs trimming to see the lake.
Bruchetta came in a very hot pan with pita bread that I had to make. (expected on a baguette.)
Beef dip..again thought baguette. Got a seed hamburger bun with opague colour beef. Awful!
My husband orders the maple and beer glazed pork loin..it was a porkchop! and our salads were in a
small jar! 3 bites! and the dessert was 2 bites! I thought Barrielious was to help promote business for restaurants but your food was not worth the $100.00!
Also, the restaurant needs some TLC. Will not go back.

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DH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

While the service wasn't fully attentive, the food (both in taste and appearance) made up for it. Highly recommend the mussels as an appetizer! Great value during Barrielicious.

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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The meals were good, I had the beef dip, thin on the meat. dessert was limited as I am lactose intolerant. The cake/berries were poor quality. Cake was dried out

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HR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went there to celebrate a birthday and the experience was really good. The value for five people was unbelievable, the food was delicious and the service was great. It was a little noisy but all in all a great experience and I would definitely return.

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SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place for a perfect steak!
Best value for a steak during Barrielicious ❤

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SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Fantastic food however the noise level on the second floor made conversation very difficult - we left and went somewhere else for coffee so we could talk without shouting. We would go again and try the main floor.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

When received menu noticed that there were no explanations on food menu items. Picked on a whim. Ordered their buttermilk chicken appetizer. Was disappointed. 3 small over battered chicken pieces that were burnt on a dry tasteless piece of garlic bread with a small pickle slice on each piece of chicken. Husband ordered the trout with Mac and cheese side as entree. Mac and cheese portion was not even large enough for a child and fish was bland and seasoned poorly. For dessert husband ordered Oreo cheesecake which was a glob of cream cheese mix in small mason jar with an Oreo stuck in and mixed berry topping. I ordered the berry shortcake with “maple syrup whip cream”. The server even made a point of emphasizing the whip cream. When dessert came was a dried out sponge like white cake with berry topping and spray can whip cream, no maple syrup flavour at all.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our 34th anniversary, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We sat outside, upstairs overlooking the lake it was beautiful. The food was amazing....the beef tenderloin was the best I’ve had in a long time. We went mid afternoon so we wouldn’t be rushed and could take our time to saviour the whole experience.

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H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

To be honest I was disappointed. Table still had poorly wiped glass rings on it. I had the romaine salad and found the serving size incredibly small even for me. Also had the pork loin that while tasty, had a huge amount of fat not trimmed off - about a quarter of it was fat around the outside. The apple slaw with it was great. Had mac'n'cheese side; was dry and flavourless and half a small serving bowl. Husband's salad, he ordered because it said it had onions, had none. His rib steak was perfect ($12 upcharge). Had the berry short cake thing for dessert, cake part was very dry and there just was never going to be enough compote to fix it. Our server never asked if we wanted tea or coffee with it. Yep, very disappointed.

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall the food was good. The portions were adequate and very tasty. The chocolate dessert was excellent, but the berry shortcake had no taste. The service was also very good.

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CD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time dining at The Farmhouse. Would return, wait staff was very attentive and got our meals out hot and quick.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

You can taste the freshness of their ingredients. Always a consistently delicious and quality experience.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

My fiancee and I were very disappointed. I had heard so much about this place. The trout was tiny portion and over cooked with no flavor. The plate had no appeal, no grnish, just small over cooked fish with a baked potatoes. Wasnt offered any extra butter for my potatoes. Appetizers good size but didnt enjoy. Dessert was way to small but best taste of the meal. The workers dressed terrible. One girls cloths had runs all in them. The staff looked like they all I hand me downs. Terrible dress code. I wont go back

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LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good atmosphere, decent food. Great date night spot!

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MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoy my lunch at the Farmhouse ! The food was so yummy and the service was excellent !

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MI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good server, friendly, helpful. Our party was 4 people who generally had a good experience at the Farmhouse.
I decided to participate in the Barrielicious menu. I was disappointed in the Caesar salad starter, but I think that is my personal preference not to have all dark greens . Also my choice of dessert was the mixed berry shortbread cake and it was dry hard cake- I thought it was awful. I have good memories of the restaurant food on previous visits so that is why I was disappointed this time that my expectations were not met.

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FM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great, value was good, service was ok, but noisy as hell. I'm afraid I won't be back. I could not hear my friends speaking to me across the table...

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal at The Farmhouse on Saturday night. Crispy Trout and Pulled Pork mains were tasty with generous portions. Side salads were crispy and fresh and vegetables were cooked to perfection. A Barrie gem.

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SV
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Farmhouse is consistently delicious! We go a cpl times a year. Food is always top quality and wonderful!

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

Our food was phenomenal and our server Matt was incredible. I definitely recommend The Farmhouse to anyone who wants a delicious meal ar a reasonable price in downtown Barrie!

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LW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very professional and friendly staff. Great outdoor patio. Delicious food - the Cobb salad, the burger, the beef dip, and the pulled pork sandwich were all enjoyed by our group. Located near the Barrie waterfront. Check it out!

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
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
3 reviews
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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