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“Barrie's hidden gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The North Restaurant

The North Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 499 Restaurants in Barrie
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Barrie's hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

I just visited Barrie for the first time, The North was recommended to me, I was solo and ate at the bar, I had a great view of the kitchen and loved every minute of my experience. The atmosphere was nice, the service excellence and the food was over the top. I had the rib eye with risotto and vegetables-OUTSTANDING. The excitement and energy of the staff was special.
Thank you for a great dining experience.
John from Michigan

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John C
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English first
Barrie, Canada
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233 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Excellent choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I bought a gift card on line for 1/2 price for this place just to try out. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. The food was excellent, the atmosphere excellent and the service excellent.What more could you ask for? I will return and will be happy to pay full price for the privilege.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Davax
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Barrie, Canada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Always above and beyond!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We always enjoy going to The North Restaurant. Not only is their food spectacular with many amazing options to choose from (The oysters are GREAT), but anytime we have been their, the service goes above and beyond many other establishments.
On numerous occasions the chef has come out to see how our meal was, which I always think shows how much he cares about the customers.
Although the location is a little off the beaten path and unless you know it is there - it might be hard to find...it is much better than the last place they had because there is more space to move around in and more seating to get all the adoring fans of this restaurant in.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amy K
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Went for dinner on a Saturday night as a group of 8 for my wifes birthday. Everything from start to finish was abosloutely fantastic. Probably the best mushroom soup in existence, foie gras cooked perfectly, scallops were beautiful. Not one person at the table left a morsel on their plate. Were given a TOWERING dessert platter on the house as a birthday treat! Amasing! To top it off, Chef Marco came out to our table to thank us for visiting and bought us a round of shots. The North is a true culinary and atmospheric gem.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank duckfat1
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Midland Ontario
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

I eat here often and The chefs in the kitchen are clearly focused and into the art of cooking. Tasting menu is always spectacular. Owner can usually be seen cooking or out in the restaurant. Can't say enough! You won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2013
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