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The Farm House
The Farm House

The Farm House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thefarmhouse.ca
  • Phone: (705) 737-0522
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Prime Rib, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Randy Feltis and Head Chef Christopher Gardiner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We specialize in restaurant food for catered events. Fully licensed and with 14 years of catering experience; you won"t find a better team anywhere!
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on the patio during summer hours

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Essa Rd
  • Public Transit: Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Front and rear if the restaurant as well as green P spots along the waterfront. No meters.
A word from The Farm House
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "requested window table upstairs -3 were available at 5pm we were denied, hostess said they would be busy as barrielicious was on. however, we didn't leave the restaurant until 640 pm and at that time there were still two tables at the window that were empty! how disappointing as we chose this restaurant thinking we would have a beautiful view. the food was outstanding, but that particular experience soured us a bit on the restaurant. I did mention this to our waiter, however his service was excellent so we tipped him well. a coupon towards another visit would be appreciated and we would come again. also, overheard another couple seated at window after us saying how nice it was to get a window seat without any reservation. we did reserve an"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were in Barrie to visit family and ate dinner at the Farm House. Very pleasant atmosphere, courteous staff, inexpensive menu but awesome food. Seven dined so we had varied appetizers and mains - ALL were well presented and tasty."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Really, really good food. Great staff. Delicious! (the food, I mean)"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This restaurant was a wonderful discovery. Close to the water's edge, it has a great patio to go along with the great menu. I loved the ribs I chose and the burgers of others looked delicious. The mac and cheese could use a little more zing - either some heat or more crispy topping This was the only negative and it isn't a big one. Our group really enjoyed our dinner there and I would definitely go back when I am in Barrie again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We went for dinner for our anniversary. First time at this restaurant but I don't know if I would go back. The food was very fresh but I found a very limited menu. Also, I found the portions small even though you get 2 sides. The waitress was very friendly and service was good. The air conditioning was not working properly so it was uncomfortably hot in the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food and service for a reasonable cost ! I'd definately recommend this restaraunt."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
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    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is always fresh and presentation outstanding. Freindly Service and a great view of the lake from the top deck. Have been back many times and recommend to anyone that want a delicious meal"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I went for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon with my parents, my husband and one year old. The service was friendly but they did seem to be under staffed. I can't tell you how much we all enjoyed the food. We did appetizers to start and all had a different dish. It was a beautiful day on the patio looking out to the water. I have been here 4 times and have loved the food every time. Highly recommended particularly in the summer months when the produce is farm fresh and you can sit out on the patio."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The restaurant has the capacity to be a great establishment but must work on refining a few key issues .. 1. Introduction Address guest at door less then 2-3 minutes ( even a hello , be right with you ) 2.Table Service - . Addressing the table , Pre sets . Cutlery ( proper cutlery ; steak knife ) .. 3. Food - although going for healthy , home feel .. Too much butter in the Benedict muffins ( soaked in butter ) Trout was so salty it was crystallizing Half the mussels were expired .. This was the third visit I had with farmhouse, Never had problems with food until this visit on Saturday 14th of June '14."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "we had great problems with parking...driving around waiting for someone to leave...need to acquire more parking spots!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our group of 6 were seated beside a party of 20 LOUD females celebrating a wedding shower (understandably having fun....) . We were trying to have a conversational meal and celebrate a birthday (in a mature style ;) but could not hear ourselves speak let alone think, and some of us ended up with a headache after the meal from the noise and yelling at each other to be able to converse. My suggestion would be to put larger groups on their own in an area vs with other patrons. I did notice the area behind us (in the entry section of the restaurant) had groups of 2, 4, 6-8 people eating and seemed quieter. No impressed with reservations made 1 month in advance."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I really wanted to love it here, but sadly, was a little disappointed. We had asked the waitress to give us a lot of time since it was our anniversary and we were not in a rush. We hadn't even gotten through a third of our appetizers and our main meals came out. I said I was little disappointed since we had asked for a slow pace so she offered to put it under the heat lamps. ( Umm, no thanks, I'll just take it now. )The food was good. We ordered bruschetta and wings for an appetizer and I had the roast beef and my husband had the trout. The beef seemed like a cheap cut but the potatoes and asparagus were good. My husband enjoyed the trout but the rice was not good. We enjoyed both appetizers. Won't be surprised if this restaurant fails."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is always delicious with beautiful and creative presentation. Our server was fun and attentive. it was noisier than I like but there were many large groups enjoying their Saturday night. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Came here with a friend after the tour guide from the nearby Flying Monkeys Brewery suggested it. I'm glad we did because the food was great! We both ordered goat cheese grilled cheese sandwiches for a late lunch. At first glance, it did seem expensive, but you get a choice of two sides. I chose the daily veggies and mac and cheese and was very pleased with the food. It had to be one of the best meals I've had in a while! 100 times better than going to a big box chain like Jack Astors or Boston Pizza, and comparable to those trendy Toronto restaurants without the annoying hipsters! It's also located near the scenic waterfront and would be a great spot in the summer too."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great country feel Nice touch with the use of mason jars for the salad it tasted fresh and crispy I had the rib eye medium rare and was cooked perfect Our waitress was informative and punctual Thank you Farmhouse:)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've been going to the farmhouse since it first opened. The food has very rarely ever been disappointing. Service is always great, the wait staff is always courteous and attentive. Ambience is the quiet chatter of happy customers and has never been at all uncomfortable or too loud. We wish they had more craft brews on tap or available by bottle, as it seems like a product like that would fit. Love seeing the little salad fridge by the door and knowing that they're doing their part by trying to source local and seasonal veg, fruit and meats. Was sad to hear their tuna isn't sustainably sourced, but I'm sure they will remedy that soon enough. Overall, we love this place and recommend it for casual dining or special occasions!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I brought my Mom for Mothers day Brunch and we really enjoyed it. The only thing I would suggest is having a few more options for the Brunch menu. Other than that the food we had was great and the service wonderful."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A beautiful building with a wonderful view and great atmosphere inside. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked, not an over whelming menu just the right amount! Food came out all at once for all at the table and was great! Have had dinner and now breakfast and would totally recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've been to the Farm House 3 times for dinner now and have enjoyed it all 3 times. The food and service is consistently good. The ribs are fantastic! I am looking forward to enjoying a meal on the patio this summer. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "For the past few years at Christmas I have given my 4 daughters a gift certificate for a mother/daughter lunch or tea. We have chosen a different dining place each year and this is the first time at the Farm House. I had eaten there once before but none of my daughters had. We were especially pleased with our server. She was helpful and fun. The food was excellent and even my vegan daughter was able to fill her tummy with a delicious lunch. We even had another server graciously take our picture to remember this memorable outing."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed our meals and will be returning to the Farmhouse. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love the east of booking online, quick reply via email for confirmation. Would have loved to try the patio dining, but the weather just isn't quite warm enough yet. Look forward to another visit."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great menu and food and reasonably priced. Good sized portions. Recommend an appetizer if you're hungry tho! Waited 45 min for our food to come!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This was a great experience for a special occassion. There was a great ambience inside the restaurant with delicious entree's. I will be definitely returning to try other dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and energy, love the Rustic look. Staff were friendly and fun."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "There were six people in our party. When we arrived to the farmhouse we were put into a room with a large party that had a lot of children. It was loud and the children were screaming. We were going to ask to be moved to another table that was more quiet but the large group left. The server was friendly and nice but he took a while to bring some drinks to the table. From being there before there were complimentary kettle chips and we did not receive those. All members of the party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. No complaints about the food but the service could have been better."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The farmhouse is a great restaurant - casual but with a simple elegance all around. The food is delicious! I would highly recommend this place without hesitation. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Reasonably priced friendly knowledgable staff..nice potions we really I joyed our dinner and will be visiting again"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was the first time to your restaurant and my husband and I enjoyed our lunch experience. The only fault was that my husband's full rack of ribs were very dry and hard to eat. The server's were all very pleasant and attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After a long day of snowmobiling, it was just what we needed some good old comfort food. We had the pulled pork sandwich, and it was probably the most tender and tasty pulled pork I've ever had. Highly recommend to anyone that likes good food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food, overall a great experience ! Friendly service and fresh food. Meals were plentiful!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was average & over priced for the quality of the food served to all four in our party. Price would not be a concern if one could say wow" that was an excellent meal. The steak served was just warm & somewhat dry even for medium rare. On the other hand, the oysters were exceptional together with the dessert. The atmosphere was ok but once again we were expecting somewhat of a white table cloth atmosphere based on menu prices. The wine was very good but an extended wine list would be more attractive."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch with a friend. Everything we had was great. Our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We didn't like the table that we were given as we could not fit on the benches and be comfortable. There was no space between the benches and the table. We decided to go to the bar and have a drink and ask for a new table. That was the lemons part. We ended up liking the ambience of the bar, the bartender was charming and very knowledgeable and was able to walk the line between being friendly and giving us our space. The food was perfect. Steaks were cooked to perfection, the portions were bang on. The kitchen staff even cooked 1 oyster Rockefeller for me so I could say I had tried it. I cannot remember the last time I had such a nice dinning experience. Lemonade!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised with The Farmhouse, the restaurant has a house-like feeling and beautiful interior decorations. My waiter was very proffestional and friendly. The seat were comfortable and it was very relaxing, the mood was just right. The food came quite quickly, and the presentation of our meals were unique and lovely. I enjoyed how the salad came in a jar and the fries came in a small stainless steal basket. I had a taste of my boyfriend's lamb and my friend's avocado chicken burger with garlic mayo, both fantastic. I also really liked my cheddar bacon burger, I left wanting more! The meal pricing is perfect, and I really liked the yummy fruit candies they give with the bill :) Overall it was an amazing experience."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great ambiance and the food was amazing. The price point makes it an affordable night out but with a fine dining food experience"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my first time here and I brought 3 clients for lunch...everyone loved it! The food did take a little while to arrive, but heck it's made FRESH on site daily from wholesome local ingredients! I love that you get 2 sides with each entree...I had the daily salad and the fries, but there are so many selections. The desserts were also very amazing...highly recommend the gluten-free (flourless) chocolate torte. Wine list is not extensive, but it appears they have a decent selection. Loved the ambience too and the old farm house feel!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The farm house is mine and my wife's favourite restaurant in town. We will go there for a romantic dinner and also take family and friends. We love the food, which is never disappointing, and also the ambiance of the building itself. Staff are always courteous and helpful. The only thing I would Change perhaps are the giant canvases of farm animals and scenes. They don't really match and weren't there when it first opened; although they won't stop us from going to this great restaurant."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Steak and lettuce wraps were great. The brick chicken was good too. Would return with my parents or for a work function."
    Dined on 3/3/2014