The Herb Box - DC Ranch
The Herb Box - DC Ranch

The Herb Box - DC Ranch

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theherbbox.com/
  • Phone: (480) 289-6180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am- 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Mexican, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Becky J. Windels
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Herb Box menu style combines all the essential elements that magnify an original idea taken to it limits by blending creativity with consistency. We take pride in our ability to offer a wide range of culinary creations with an emphasis on quality and visual excitement.

    An “event” doesn’t necessarily mean hundreds of guests. Whether you’re thinking about a sit-down dinner for 12, wine-tasting for 20, a sexy cocktail party for 50, a fundraiser for 1000 or a casual evening with family and friends.
  • Private Party Contact: Katia Bruening 4809988355x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson Peak Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large public lot available just west of the restaurant and valet parking available.
A word from The Herb Box - DC Ranch
The Herb Box is powered by duo co-owners Susan Smederovac-Wilcox and Chef Becky J. Windels. Their approach can be summed up in three words: Innovative World Creations. Always on the look out for the new, Chef Becky seems to be driven by the joy of daily epiphanies. Endless new recipes come from taking what is freshest at the farm stand and being open-minded enough to having an idea drive her in the kitchen. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are vast and varied, ensuring an entrée for every palate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Herb Box - DC Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (21)great for outdoor dining (19)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (11)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)good for groups (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • FamilyR
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Staff very accommodating as our reservation changed, last minute, from 6 to 9 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Jareen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My favorite is the butternut squash enchiladas! The food is just exquisite. I've been to both old town Scottsdale and DC ranch locations. The DC ranch has a romantic ambience and the old town Scottsdale is more of a fun friendly environment. Overall, a great experience, great service, and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fabulous!
    loveaz
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants! The food was fabulous, the patio and restaurant are inviting, and our waitress was a doll!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy, Interesting and Delicious!
    Lovelunchout
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Herb Box has a wonderful healthy menu! I love the salads and appetizers. The service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very nice staff
    Penelope
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Different healthy flavors you may not expect to go together with ingredients that aren't always used, fit together very nicely in all the dishes our table ordered. The live out door music was a nice touch and the service was very client focused. The decor had a trendy but tasetful style. Definitely would come back here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasing Choices on Menu
    Willi3dinesVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Immense & delicious variety of food styles which are suitable for many differing palates !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience.
    Katscrazy8
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nice patio/deck, good atmosphere. Friday night Live music was great (except for the power problems). Food was delicious, fresh and healthy. Come early for some good happy hour deals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    hippyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Made a reservation for a birthday lunch. We were sat right away and greeted quickly. Our server was slow with refills but paced our meal properly. Our appetizer was great. The entrees were excellent. The food was fresh, hot, and had a very nice plate presentation. The birthday cup cake was the perfect desert. Will definitely repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Lunch!
    k8smomVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was craving a good burger when I remembered the Kobe Bacon Brie wonder I had here about a year ago. I wasn't disappointed this time, either. It was GREAT! Best lunch I have had in a long time. This place is a little out of my way, but so worth the drive. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place as usual
    runnergirl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A must be when you visit to Scottsdale Great food and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Place to Go
    Travel4FoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, Great Service and a nice outdoors patios - what else do you need ?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local restaurant
    StockladyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    An overall great neighborhood restaurant. Menu changes frequently. Food is organic, fresh, local, very flavorful. Service is quick. Waitstaff is always friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent food, drink and service! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good brunch in a very nice setting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    AnnhVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It is close to where we live and very convenient. Last two times we have been there with reservations they have cancelled our reservation after we arrived so a hassle to get points for our reservations. The food is good and nice service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We enjoyed the food again and every time we go to Scottsdale we make a trip for lunch or dinner. Service is great and the atmosphere is really good. We enjoy the twist they make on favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome salads
    Baw0929VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to the Herb Box. The food is consistently good and very fresh. Several unique combinations are included on the menu in addition to some standard fare, so there's something for everyone. Service was prompt and friendly. Only negative is the price. For our party of 4 lunch/tip totaled $90 and all we had was salad and diet soda.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the The Herb Box - DC Ranch reviews archive.
  • Inviting and Open Restaurant
    BryanD
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I met with customers at this location. Great food and plenty of room to discuss business as well as anything casual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good fresh food
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    They really try to use the freshest local produce and prepare it in a tasty but not overwhelming fashion. The Salmon is outstanding, and my hsb was very happy with his burger. Desserts are sinfully good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the usual great experience
    PhxjaneVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Maybe it's summertime, and the laid-back attitude came on a little strong for our waitress. She seemed a little annoyed that we wanted to visit and catch up with our friends, and didn't order immediately... the menu has changed a bit, and nothing really jumped off the page at us. Living very nearby, we like to patronize the local restaurants, and there's not many to choose from. Will try the Herb Box again & hope for a happier time!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great service, food, everything. I had a reservation originally for 15 which they made happen very easily, unfortunately my group dwindled down to only 6 and they were still very accommodating and didn't make it an issue. Service, food, location, everything was great. One of the managers (I think he was, anyways - all the servers and other people seemed to know him) offered free cake pops to the twin toddlers we had with us which was very sweet. Definitely will return, thanks again! :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CiaBellaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very good food and service! Great place for breakfast,lunch and dinner. Always very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JudyK
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Ours was a "work" group gathering and we wanted it to be fun but also "low key". It met all of our expectations. I will definitely recommend this location to friends and consider it for future events.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT ACCEPTABLE
    CMCH
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    this was the second Easter that I have made a reservation two weeks in advance, and made to wait twenty minutes. They said that our table was still in use after two hours and we would have to wait for the group to vacate the table. The waitress do not offer any alternative. The manager agreed that there is a problem at that H.B. The food was not as good as usual and the waitress was not friendly, once we got seated. We had to request catsup for a burger that was not delivered until half the burger was consumed.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch Winner
    DigsAZ
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went to the Herb Box for Easter Brunch and it was a pleasant surprise - the food was excellent and the service was great. Try the Red Velvet Pancakes! Also has a wide selection of gluten-free options. Color me impressed!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    OpenTableBDFVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Sat outside and enjoyed the fresh ingredients, the wine and the weather !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food is fresh, healthful and delicious with options for all kinds of eaters, including those with allergies and dietary restrictions. The patio is fabulous! The service is excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too slow
    CowpokeVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    First, the good: Food was excellent, entertainer was great, the evening was beautiful and dining on the deck was as good as we could have hoped for. Now for the service: I had read from other reviews that service was slow so we ordered our entries immediately upon giving our drink order. Our dinner finally arrived one hour later. We ordered sauces on the side and the dishes came with out the sauces. It took fifteen more minutes to get the sauces. The waitress was truly apologetic, But? We have always enjoyed the Herb Box, but had only been there for lunch. We may --or probably not -- return for lunch, but not ever again for dinner. So, wonderful food, location, ambience. Order immediately, and expect a long wait to be served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal!
    ScottsdaleNikki
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great restaurant for a special occasion, delicious meal and excellent wine. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live music too loud; terrible
    misspickyVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Live music too loud; terrible wait staff. Uneven timing of food. Food was good. Won't rush back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BD Lunch
    cabo
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    3 of us had different salads for lunch...none of us cared for them. The salad that was supposed to have bacon in it, had pieces smaller than bacon bits..hard to see with the naked eye. The dressing (avocado) had no flavor at all. The fourth member of the party had a flatbread selection and she said it was good. I think we all expected a bit more flavor as usually fresh herbs and greens tend to be more flavorful. Can't say I would go back . Please note one of the members of our party is a vegetarian and was not impressed as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, but best for Outdoor
    Mike
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food is consistently great, the service is too, but it is best for outdoor dining on a nice day. Indoors you can get seated in uncomfortable spots, like we did this time. It was too cold to be outside. I'll keep going back, but much prefer to be outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excited to return
    Luvdatenights
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We were seated promptly but didn't see our waitress until after we received waters and were asked if someone had been by. This was more than maybe 8-10 minutes which seemed unusual and was likely just a fluke. It was busy with live music in bar area but not too loud. The waitress did recommend a wine to my husband b/c they were out of the kind he prefers and he was pleased with the choice. The cheese plate, pork tenderloin and dessert were all amazing! We are excited to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied Guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Six of us dined on a Friday night. We had to wait a few minutes for our table to be ready, but were soon seated. We'd had appetizers before arriving, so we wanted to dive right into dinner. Three of us had the Thai Baby Back Ribs, 1 ordered the Short Ribs, 1 had the Enchilada, and 1 had a flat bread pizza. Everyone was more than pleased with the entrees. The apple slaw and macaroni that accompany the Thai ribs were wonderful too. This restaurant has a charming ambiance. There was live music, a guitar player/singer who provided a nice background - not to loud from where we sat. This is our third dinner experience at the Herb Box and we'll continue to return and take guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The food was good the decor was beautiful but the lighting was to low. There were a few tables with a little more lighting so request those if you don't want to take your phone out to read your menu. It wasn't just me but my friend thought so too and we aren't old enough to not read menus yet. Great little place other than that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same old same old menu.
    Slid2astopVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great menu selection! Great service including David the manager, super friendly atmosphere! Amazing food choices! Will definitely return when I'm back in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food; Bland Service
    HoustonEatsVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Menu is fantastic with lots of choices, many of which are uber-healthy. Something for everyone. Atmosphere is comfortable and casual but nice. There are some incongruities such as plastic "herbs" on the tables with fake votive candles and service that was not up to snuff. Our server was late greeting us, then established an appropriate pace until after dinner when she seemed to have forgotten about us. We wanted dessert and coffee but we couldn't get her attention away from her coworkers. We left without the desired dessert and uncertainty about whether or not we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Day
    irishgirl
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We made a reservation and were seated right away. The restaurant was very busy. Our food took a while to be delivered but when it finally came it was delicious. I will definitely go back. I think the restaurant was having an off day with the holiday and all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    Mamoe
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We love the Herb Box for Sunday Brunch!! Took our company there and we all enjoyed a great meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Aimerator
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Took my sister and brother-in-law there for a great dinner before they left town for a special send-off. The menu options were creative, scrumptious and beautifully presented. They had live music which was so awesome and not too loud. The atmosphere is hip and chill -very comfortable and our server was attentive but not intrusive. Loved loved loved it and will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    DrliciousVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Great food and service every time I visit herb box -creative menu and always delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate