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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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (17)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Scenic View (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Healthy (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Organic (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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·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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 17, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 9, 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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·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservation and were told (when we arrived on time) that the reservation must have slipped thru and our table was given to someone else. Sat in the freezing cold entry and waited 40 minutes to be seated. While we were in the entry, we saw at least 5 groups leave. When finally seated, there were 4 open tables. Took 10 minutes to take our drink orders which, to their credit, they comp-ed. Wife and daughter’s dinners were good, not great and I’ve had better burgers from the frozen food section at Lowblaws. We’ve come to the Farmhouse on 5 occasions. 2 really good meals and 3 bad. Guess 3 strikes and you’re out.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is amazing! Steaks, ribs, cheese cake, all so good! The server was very knowledgeable about the food and made our experience fun with extra information regarding the ingredients and the owners. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. Make sure to have dessert, it won’t dissappoint!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time, great food and service. Got a call for reservation the next day. Good thing I reserved on line. Would recommend to friends

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It was a dependable basic breakfast. Unfortunately thru no fault of our server the food was not what was expected. We will def try again.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

the feltis farms maple syrup smoked trout was cold. And service was very slow..

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went there with my daughters nice place definitely going back

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Terribly disappointed. Went for Thanksgiving but ordered off the menu. My son's ribs were good but all our steaks were under cooked. My medium rare tenderloin was raw. I sent mine back and I hate doing that as you have to wait while others eat but I couldn't eat it the way it was. Came back charred on outside. There seemed to be lots of wait staff standing around but our waiter was also the bartender. Had to ask for a second beer twice. Waited forever for our dessert and had to remind them to get it. Menu has great potential but execution was terrible. $300 dinner that was all around a disappointment. It's a shame because it's a good location.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

There are many other restaurants at the same price point that I would choose before returning to the Farmhouse. The ambience was that of a middle of the road casual family restaurant with plastic water glasses and condiments served in prepackaged plastic containers. Nothing impressed us here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awful all around

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our food and service was excellent. The only issue was the noise level. We couldn't hear ourselves speak as there was a very large party behind us. We've had lunch outside numerous times in the nice weather, but I think in the future we will go somewhere quieter for dinner. It's just the acoustics / design of the building, not a bad review for the restaurant. Thank you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal, service was great, food delicious. A tad expensive for folks on fixed income but on our list of places to go for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were hoping to sit outdoors on the upper patio, but when we arrived we found out that only tables of 2 can sit upstairs, and it was also quite windy and the sun was quite direct up there so we were happy to sit on the downstairs patio. Not much of a view and not the cleanest/tidiest, and quite close to the loud traffic on the street, but still pleasant.
I appreciated the server's suggestion of a "lettuce bun" for the sandwich I was interested in - quite enjoyed it. The salad was served in a mason jar which was cute.
Prices were a little higher than we expected, but the food was interesting and tasty. There are quite a few steps up & down between the front entrance and the patio, and the washrooms are down a long steep set of stairs so no good for anyone who would have difficulty with that.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 18, 2017

First time,was recommended by friends. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the presentation was interesting. Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Poor menu choices and over priced for what you got. Would not go back or recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was very slow, waited almost an hour for all bills after eating.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great luncheon with Jack as wait staff. Two old friends enjoying the ambience, the view from the upstairs patio, the fresh salads - all of it. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It's always nice to go to the farm house for special occasions or casual dinner outs with friends and family. High food quality, frendly staffs and great location! Never get disappointed with food or services and always leave the restaurant with happy smile!
Strongly recommend for your next lunch or dinner out and also their brunch is very tasty as well and I think their rib steak is the best steak that I have ever tried in my life!! Can't wait till go in next time!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great venue. Comfort food was excellent and waitress Tara was super and fun.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very friendly staff, good food, good size portions and a pleasant all round experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was bland with very small portions, and WAY overpriced. $15 for a mini cheese & veg sandwhich and a scoop of quinoa. Our server was the best thing about the evening. Loud "top 40" music played all through the meal?

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

after requesting a table for 3 on the upper deck so we could see the water, we were told they couldnt sit 3 people up there at one table so we had to sit in the lower patio which was loud and unattractive.

The Chicken salad I order along with one of my guests was substandard for the price of $17.00
The lettuce was iceberg lettuce that is poor quality for the price and hardly any additional toppings.

The server was nice enough but she was not readily available and we sat for 30 minutes waiting for her to come back to take our dessert order.

Our first time there and we will not be back. Very very poor.

April Bradley

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant because of some mixed reviews online. The place is an old renovated farmhouse and it has some wear and tear but is very comfortable. My husband ordered the ribs and they were nothing special. Disappointed that they hadn't been cooked with any seasoning/sauce and it was just poured on over top. They were meaty and not tough but not fall of the bone tender either. The fries, however, were outstanding. Done to crispy perfection and made fresh with potatoes fresh from the farm they were super tasty. I had the fish as recommended by the waitress and it was very good. Mild seasoning and cooked perfectly. You get two sides with every dish so I chose their version of a caesar salad as one option and the dressing was excellent but it was served in a small jam jar which had obviously been made before hand so the lettuce was a bit wilted. We both ordered the fresh grilled vegetables which really weren't seasoned with anything special but were fresh so the taste was still very good. It's not a big menu but we enjoyed it and will definitely go back when back in Barrie again.

Tags: Scenic View
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