About The Farmhouse

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.

268 Bradford Street
Barrie, ON L4N 3B8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week at 8am for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cross Street:
Essa Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(705) 737-0522

Website:
http://thefarmhouse.ca/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment on the patio during summer hours

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!

Parking Details:
Front and rear if the restaurant as well as green P spots along the waterfront. No meters.

Public Transit:
Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station

Executive Chef:
Randy Feltis and Head Chef Christopher Gardiner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Farmhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Local Ingredients (19)
Special Occasion (16)
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Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Healthy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Waterfront (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We have eaten here before, during barrielicious. I made a reservation for myself and my wife for Valentines day, there was only a 9pm reservation left so I accepted. Upon arrival we were placed in the downstairs area by the bar, my wife requested to be placed upstairs as it is a much different atmosphere upstairs, we were advised that they had already closed the upstairs for the night. The downstairs is more pub then romantic dining that we were looking for... especially valentines day.... the food was great, a little overpriced but good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The food at the farmhouse is great. It is seasonal delicious and healthy (for the most part). However, this is not the place to go for fine dining or a date. It is much more casual than we thought based on the entree prices ($42 for a steak), the fact that they do weddings, and the fancy building. Great place for brunch or a nice lunch, but not a special dinner. If they had put down some linen table cloths and some candles it could easily transition to fine dining with a only a small tweak to the dinner menu (no fries or burgers). I guess we had expected something different.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for V-Day dinner. Our server Jamie took great care of us. Food was very good. Would go back and recommend to friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great experience with my husband for date night without the kids. I had the Bacon & Beer Glazed Pork loin with apple slaw, romaine salad & 3 cheese bacon butter baked potato. Best apple slaw I’ve ever had!!! Hubby had requested no mushrooms/onions on his beef dip but when it came with them on it, Chris was quick to have it fixed!! Friendly & attentive service. Will definitely return!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The waitress was very attentive but not overbearing as some places may be. The food choices are limited, but very tasty. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal immensely. My first time here and my wife and I truly enjoyed the dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Service was amazing!! The atmosphere was great! And the food was so very delicious! I cannot wait to go back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service were excellent but it seemed extremely noisy.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The meal was great, desert was ok. Service was just right. Not bothersome but checked in at appropriate times. The down side we were seated too close to the front door and we were cold all evening.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, a delicious meal. A great value during Barrielicious. Plan on coming back when the patio is open.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an excellent meal at The Farmhouse during Barrielicious. Tenderloin steak was delicious, as was the smoked fish and the portions were perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service. Amazing food. Very accommodating with food allergies/alternatives.
Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a great night! The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The staff were very responsive and the service was excellent!
We highly recommend The Farmhouse!
We will be back soon!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Server was excellent. Food was ok. Cuts of meat were fatty. But flavours were good

Tags: Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was really impressed the pady called back to confirm reservation and asked if we had any concerns with food i did mention my husband was diabetic and no sugar in food

And my dinner was absoiltely exactly the way i wanted it i asked for well done steak and it was awesome
Definetly coming back

Price was reasonable also

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice visit had a wonderful time and great food my freind enjoyed quite alot

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Staff are friendly and efficient. Good guest/craft beers available and an ideal location especially during spring, summer and autumn.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to The Farm House, everything was lovely, the food was fantastic! We look forward to coming back real soon! I have to say our service was wonderful, I just wish I knew her name to tell you, she was so sweet, upbeat and attentive!

thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

First time dining for my sons birthday.
Bonus that The Farmhouse was participating in
Barrielicious that night. Food was amazing.
Charming location. Would definitely eat there
again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Met a friend for dinner. We both chose from the Barrielicious menu. Our waiter was wonderful, very friendly and accommodating. He gave us time to visit and didn't rush us. We will be back!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We enjoyed an excellent dinning experience. The food, staff and the whole atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The farmhouse had delicious food. The service was fantastic and our food came out so fast. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good, hardy, local food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This visit was during Barrielicious and the restaurant was super busy. My son often has the macaroni and cheese which is usually gooey and excellent. On this visit it was dry and overcooked. Other than that, the rest of the meal was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall, I would recommend. The only issue was the server was overly anxious. Please give people at least 10 minutes to sit, look over the menu, then come back. Went on BarrieLicious. I'm sure portions would be better on a regular basis.

Tags: Organic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is always good. Look forward to going. Great place for a meal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Honestly, it's decent pub fare, without any frills. Ribs had gobs of overly acidic sauce poured on them but not cooked in. Chicken avocado club was not really a club--in a cotonny raw sesame bun, not toasted, and not multilayered. Potato skins could have used some sour cream. Best thing was the mac and cheese.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service and dinner meal. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have not been to the Farmhouse in a few years but remember it as preparing wonderful meals. I decided to go out Christmas day instead of cooking. It was very disappointing. The salad was made with a bitter green (arugula?) as the only green which may suit some but was not pleasant for me. The mashed potatoes were pasty, the turkey was mainly dark meat and loaded in a gravy which I did not like. There were a small amount of vegetables that were glazed and tasted more of glaze than veggie. They had said on the phone that the dessert was apple pie but it was pumpkin pie and tasted store bought. I enjoyed the soup and cranberry dressing (and the service). My friends tell me they make a wonderful breakfast. Maybe I will try it. It would be hard to pull me back there for supper.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I love the farmhouse for the most part
Was really disappointed that there was only 1 choice for Xmas dinner. No apps no mains no desserts just what they picked as a standard meal. The portions were rather tiny.
Other years the entire menu was available.
I actually confirmed while menu availability before making my reservation
I wish I was informed prior to being seated.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Christmas dinner was over priced. You should have had a choice of garlic mashed or plain. I don't care for garlic mashed. Food was served on cold plates so your dinner was cold when you received it. The parking lot and walk way we're not plowed or shovelled. It made it difficult for elder people to get to the door. It was also cold with the ceiling fans going.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Stellar Christmas dinner and service. My only critique is that the front entry, sidewalk and parking lot had not been shovelled making entry treacherous as a snow storm was taking place. Staff weren’t quite ready for a 3 pm opening.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always excellent - a little pricey. Nice casual atmosphere, friendly staff and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and great service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Went for their Appy Hour which features $6 beer and appetizers. Great food and our waiter was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Met up with friends from Toronto, who were very impressed by the menu and ambience. We were not rushed by staff, so could enjoy catching up with each other. We hope to do it again when the weather's warmer and sit on the patio.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The restaurant was busy, I’ll give them that much, but it didn’t seem like anything was working out that evening.
It started with being seated at the bar while we waited for our table and it taking ten minutes for a bartender to even acknowledge us/take our drink orders. Shortly afterwards our table was ready and instead of asking if we wanted to transfer the drink to our table bill we were asked to settle up the 9 dollar tab.
We were seated at the table without menus for about 15 minutes. Once the server realized this it was quickly fixed and our food ordered and our apetizer came out in good time. It then took over an hour for our server to notice that our mains had not been brought to our table. The kitchen lost our chit and it took a total of an hour and a half to get our main course and then when we did get it they had run out of the sides we ordered so we had to wait to get our replacement sides.
During this wait we saw tables sending back their entrees multiple times because meals were coming out cold or not cooked properly.
The manager found us after we paid our bill to tell us that he wanted to give us complimentary desserts and a percentage off our bill. The gesture was nice, albeit late.
All in all we were so let down we couldn’t even enjoy our food (which was pretty good).
Not sure if we will be back despite the offer of a discounted meal for our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food but was really loud; had a hard time having a conversation at my table. The wait staff was ditzzy and kept bringing the wrong dish 3 times...

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

My friend and I had a pleasant lunch at the Farmhouse. The service was attentive and yet they allowed us to converse uninterrupted. I had the Beef Dip sandwich. I wasn't fond of the taste of the beef nor the dip, but the french fries and caesar salad were both excellent and my friend enjoyed all of her lunch. The atmosphere was so much nicer than your run-of-the-mill chain restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent meal and service. A bit pricey for drinks, appetisers and desserts.

Taken aback a bit by price of a dinner for 2 but still a very pleasant dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great home cooked meal. Excellent meal. Excellent presentation. The roasted pork loin was delicious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

-Friendly welcoming staff.
-Prompt service
-Menu had good variety
-Will go back again

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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