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

The Herb Box - DC Ranch Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theherbbox.com
  • Email: info@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
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary Mexican
  • 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 (480) 998-8355

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Sat outside and enjoyed the fresh ingredients, the wine and the weather !"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a special occasion, delicious meal and excellent wine. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Live music too loud; terrible wait staff. Uneven timing of food. Food was good. Won't rush back"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great menu selection! Great service including David the manager, super friendly atmosphere! Amazing food choices! Will definitely return when I'm back in town!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We love the Herb Box for Sunday Brunch!! Took our company there and we all enjoyed a great meal!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great food and service every time I visit herb box -creative menu and always delicious"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We have dined at teh Scottsdale location several times and have always been pleased. This was our first visit to the DC ranch location and we were quite disappointed. First off, tables and chairs were uncomfortable. However the dealbreaker was the food. My husband ordered the kobe beef burger with a side of brussel sprouts (the only alternative to fries offered). The burger was completely flavorless and overcooked and the brussel sprouts were also overcooked and mushy. I ordered the brussel sprout and panchetta flatbread which was OK but quite salty. Fortunately I like salty so was able to eat it, but most people probably wouldn't have been able to tolerate the salt level. So if we go back at all it wlll be to the Scottsdale location."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Very fresh, local when available. Great flatbread and well prepared main dishes, interesting sides."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Pleasant dining experience. Casual but good food, very friendly to non-meat eaters."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had a really special meal. Creative and fresh with a really nice presentation. And a nice bottle of wine made the evening a pleasure. Would go back in a heartbeat!f"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Cute little place, lots of character, and really tasty dishes!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "It is a shame, because this could be a great restaurant. The service is always too slow and don't bother getting drinks unless you want to wait until after your dinner gets there!! Hire another bartender or two..."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We are renting a place down the road and were looking for someplace where we could get something interesting along with a nice glass of wine. The restaurant is set in one of the loveliest neighborhood centers anywhere, with an overall style that I would call rustic contemporary. We started with cilantro lime crab dip and plantain chips - awesome! My wife had baby back ribs that were memorable and my salmon was perfect with a not too sweet glaze. Nice selection of wines by the glass along with some interesting cocktails. Outdoor seating is available on a pretty deck. The bar scene is convivial with the majority being Boomers. We will definitely go back, which is probably the highest praise with so many choices for dining."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "FIrst time tried with a neighbor pal after I saw a positive spread in our local paper. She ordered the short rib tacos, I got blackened salmon BLT with house made large ribbon sweet potato chips - both awesome. Just the service was slow and erratic; we had 3 different servers introduce themselves, took their sweet time about even getting water and menus to the table, and it was not half full at 12:15 yet, so, I'm just saying. What up with that? Otherwise, we will return, with more friends. Nice the patio is covered."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Their were 6 plus an infant. The food was delicious, atmosphere perfect and serivce was great. Oh the desserts were heavenly!! Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I took a girlfriend out to celebrate her bithday and we had a wonderful experience at The Herb Box. It was both our first time dining here and it was a perfect spot for a girls' night out. The food has so many unique combinations and it was all delicious. We shared the haloumi with peaches, crab dip, thai ribs and for dessert chocolate creme brulee and peach bread pudding. The only dish were weren't wild about was the bread pudding. It was a little too dense and dry and didn't have much peach flavor or a fabulous sauce to accompany it. Other than that, the ambiance, service and dining was perfect."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Had dinner outside on the patio. The food was good (shared the salmon and the pear/gargonzola flatbread). The desserts looked good but we were full. The view was also pretty. They were a little busy so service was a little slow but the staff was friendly. The setting was very chic and everything was clean. Cute neighborhood place we will be going back to."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "After enjoying The Herb Box in Old Scottsdale, we tried the DC Ranch locale and found it just right, for a casual patio dinner, on a beautiful evening. Not as refined, nor as large as Old Scottsdale, it compliments the DC Ranch feel."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "We had a great time - food, friends, & ambiance. The wait staff were super accommodating."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Visited recently for brunch and had a lovely experience. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 10/20/2013