The Farmhouse

4.2
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770 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(705) 737-0522
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Randy Feltis and Head Chef Christopher Gardiner
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Essa Rd
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Public Transit
Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food and drinks. Atmosphere is more casual then expected, hosts in t-shirts and leggings. Would go back for sure

AL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an excellent choice. Have been going there for years. Would highly recommend

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Always a great place to eat. Our server was very attentive and the food was tasty and filling. The kids enjoyed the good and the atmosphere.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere is pleasant and attractive. It was too noisy to chat at first but when a large table left, it was fine. Everyone was impressed with the raspberry beer. The cauliflower steak was delicious, as was the vegan burger and pulled pork. First timers were impressed with the sides. It's nice to have a restaurant that is unique and classy.

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Burger was dry and tough. Salad was soggy. My 2 companions were equally as disappointed.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful family get together over Sunday lunch. The food was excellent ,the portion sizes were perfect, not immense. It was a busy spot so fairly noisy but still enjoyable. There are menu choices for all types of dietary restrictions so bonus points for the farmhouse!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very busy Sunday morning brunch. A lot going on. The food is delicious but everyone of us had something that was cold on our plate. Not the nicest way to eat eggs

CM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The perfect spot for a lunch date with friends. The late summer sunshine allowed us to enjoy our meal on the charming patio. Everyone enjoyed their food, drinks and the staff was very accommodating. Would recommend The Farmhouse to anyone looking for a modern twist on farm fresh food.

TS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have never had a bad experience at The Farmhouse!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Really short on wait staff.. took a long time to order . I really like the restaurant but it can be quite loud on main floor

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great romantic dinner with a beautiful view.

Great service
Great & filling food very fresh

m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

I felt that it. Was not very classy , it’s more of an everyday burger joint . I came for my wedding anniversary expecting a fancier place as per reviews . They have a laminated on page menu with mostly bar food , the tables are very close to each other so you can hear everyone’s conversations . The servers are nice and no complaint on the service I just think from the outside the place looks very promising where inside it’s very low key great for a beer and a burger but not an experience .

DB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A good meal as usual, service was good, not rushed and a good place to have a lingering lunch

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

Great spot for brunch. Good food, good service. Would be nice to have some lower tables on the upstairs deck, otherwise great!

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

They did not honour our reservation time at 8pm. The party prior to ours was taking their time with no intention of leaving. The restaurant would not ask them to leave and we had to wait until after 8:30 to be seated. Most restaurants have no problem politely asking loitering customers to move to the bar or something. Don’t take my reservation if you can’t accommodate me.

j
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We unfortunately were not impressed with the upkeep of the farmhouse. Upon our arrival I went to the restroom , going down the stairs the handrail was filthy and the bathroom unkept and run down. The food was ok. Our waitress was lovely and super friendly. Just not for us

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Farmhouse is one of my favourite restaurants and never disappoints.

DE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The time we spent at The Farmhouse was extremely pleasant.
We were meeting up with family we hadn't seen in 1 1/2 years, and the waitress was very considerate and allowed us extra time to talk, both before our meal and after.
The meal was exemplary; I had the Chicken Apple Walnut salad and it was really tasty, fresh, and abundant. There was more than I could finish. My husband's burger was well cooked and delicious (according to him).
We sat outside on the lower patio, and we were not crowded, and we were comfortable.
We will be back!

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We barely saw our server the whole meal. We asked for more chips for our appetizer and by the time she brought them out (after reminding her and finally asking someone else) they came out with the entrees and the dip was cold. She put our meals at the table and only came back at the end to give our bills. My meal was absolutely terrible. The mashed potatoes were old and stale and could be picked up like a hockey puck. We will NEVER come back to this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

My husband had the tenderloin steak and it was amazing. I had the cobb salad and was very disappointed . The chicken seemed to be left over and dried out , and the avacado was old and turning black . I would go back but will not order the cobb salad.

CS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience with my 7 month old grandson. The staff were very accommodating

NR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service on an amazing patio. A little pricey on some items, but the food was delicious.

V
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Happened to be driving through the city and wanted a place for brunch. Food was decent and service was good. We chose the place given its description of waterfront patio...this is quite a stretch but better than other patios I guess. Portion sizes were decent. Good value. Would encourage management to create a uniform or some guidelines as waitress attire was questionable and not overly professional.

DM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Beef Dip I have ever had. Service was excellent. Will come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal, never disappointed

ED
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely patio with a view towards Kempenfelt Bay, but plenty of shade.

The buttermilk fried chicken was perfect! As was the homemade fresh lemonade w/ vodka!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Definitely returning customer and hopefully no storms in the forecast to enjoy the patio

PF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great and so was the service. I do find the wine a bit overpriced.

DT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very tasty
Beer was interesting we tried a raspberry style over all a great night

GC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall very good
The service was over the top

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great last day of Barrielicious, friend and I had pork tenderloin (amazing), beef dip (I didn’t enjoy as much, it was good, but flavour wasn’t what I expected I guess? Not knocking it though, the quality was still very good), muscles and potato skins for starters (both superb), and mini cheesecakes for dessert. Again, awesome. Light and creamy cheesecake. Will definitely be going back.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I would recommend to a friend because I’ve been before and had way better experiences. We went for Barrie liciois. Our reservation was 8pm, we didn’t get our starter until 8:55. Food 9:30. I understand it was busy but everyone around us got there food and stuff a lot faster. Even our drinks we ordered there was a huge delay.
Our server kept apologizing; I felt bad but we had babysitters and stuff and didn’t expect to be eating for 2.5 hours.
Food was great, unfortunately the delay in service is why I had a bad experience
Also, food portions were bad. Very small for the price.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a good experience for my first time there. Felt it was also great value with the Barrielicious menu.

KK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent menu & food was amazing as always. Love the Farmhouse!!!

LD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Nice menu selection. Trout small size, salad had little dressing, no taste. It’s a nice place to go, great location.

CN
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A couple of our choices were unavailable. The chairs on the balcony are quite uncomfortable. We will try another night & choose indoor seating for a hopefully more satisfying experience. Not written off yet!

DJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great food. Large portion sizes. Great sta#.

PB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
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.

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

The exterior patio and interior very in need of some TLC. Very ho-hum menu with little creativity and quite limited. Not at all what we expected after watching it talked about for many years on city tv. Having said that, the place was very busy so I guess most patrons are very satisfied.

DH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
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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