The Herb Box - DC Ranch

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Herb Box features savory twists on tried-and-true cuisine and fresh, seasonal ingredients that unify regional flavors. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are vast and varied, ensuring an entrée for every palate. Founded in 1995 in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Herb Box began as a catering company with a desire to offer high-end catering and exemplary client service. Since then, the company has expanded to include two Arizona restaurant locations and the special event catering business has continued to flourish. The Herb Box has two locations: DC Ranch on Market Street and 5th Ave in Old Town Scottsdale. www.theherbbox.com
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CL
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to The Herb Box for Sunday brunch. When we entered the front door we waited quite a long time to find someone to seat us. The food was very good but the service was average. This restaurant is small and quaint but found being so close to the bar, it was very noisy. Several empty bottles would be chucked into the trash can and was obnoxiously loud and disturbing to the customers. I will visit this restaurant in the future may just not sit so close to the bar.

m
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal as always. You must try the Brussels sprout appetizer, that are fantastic.

u
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Herb Box is a lovely place to eat lunch. It has a first rate patio, not quite as comfortable inside but it's still charming. The food is good! It could be excellent if they used the proper dishware... I hate a dinner salad on a small plate! Loved our server, very kind and good natured!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 20th Anniversary dinner. Food and service was fantastic!

FE
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good vegetarian options

n
Phoenix
235 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Convenient location to meet a friend for lunch. Have not been there in awhile. Ordered the chicken avocado salad which was good but not sure worth the money. Might need to try something else.

BR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time eating here, we absolutely love this place! Best food I’ve had in Phoenix area, we get the fried cauliflower, Brussels chips, mezzo board, rib tacos and lentil cauliflower plate!

B
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, wine prices are too high.

DA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Rated (4) stars: Both my lunch date, and I ordered the same thing, only they had restrictions. The food runner brought out the dishes, but when I asked about mine, and why there was no dressing on the salad, she was defensive, saying they use very little. Clearly you could see, there was not a stitch of dressing on my salad, and some of the ingredients had been left off. Come to find out, the runner had mixed up the dishes, therefore both dishes had to be sent back, and remade. Our server was super, and made sure everything was as ordered.

BM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun casual spot in DC Ranch. Happy Hour specials are a great value. The bartender was attentive and knowledgeable about the full menu too. Abundant flavors and with appropriate portions.

AZ
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Honestly, the Herb Box isn't what it once was, but luckily, the quality of the food has remained consistent and the service is always outstanding. I'll continue to go and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Herb Box to anyone, just need to get some of it's flare and differentiation back.

p
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great ,the Ambiance was great, our server was great and we didn't have to shout across the table to have a conversation!

C
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

So the service we got was pretty poor--our drinks were late, she didn't come back in to check in on us, and when my mother and I were finished with our cocktail, she didn't see if we wanted another one. I typically love the herb box and so I will always recommend it and go, so I am summing this up to having a bad night. In fact, I love the herb box so much that we were there to celebrate my birthday which we put on our reservation, however, nothing special was done and this was the worst service experience I had at the restaurant. Really disappointed and my family and I usually spend $100-200 more than what we spent that night as we never got the opportunity to order more cocktails.

Love the food, but the service that night was not what I am used to at this great restaurant. I've always had great service at the Old Town Scottsdale location so I think I will only go there from now on.

8
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried numberous times to check the low noise level on open table and was only sucessful to finish the survey by letting the site choose moderate. 😤😞 Low noise is desirable for some of us.

l
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food good but service very very slow and lacked attention.

KB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Great patio/deck.

S
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great as always.

I wish the Old Town Scottsdale location would address and try to install some ceiling or wall decor that would absorb the noise. Until then, the DC Ranch location will get my business.

HB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I eat here everytime I am in town. Really love it! Great service and excellent food. Very vegan gluten free friendly!

NS
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and as usual it was delicious. My cappuccino was great as well as the food. We often go there and will continue doing so!

DC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The DC Ranch location is in my neighborhood and one of my favorite places to dine especially on the patio. All the servers are great and my last experience was good. I must explain a previous experience which was 2 weeks ago on a Sunday. Th service and the food was not the usual. Maybe you were short on personnel. Just thought you should know.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Kale Pecora and Korean Cauliflower are heavenly!
The entrees are beyond!
You will love this place.

BR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredibly delicious meal! We are picky and everything was perfection in flavor! We ate at true food the day before and it was good but this was far better. Brussels were oily but heavy in flavor with delicious sauce I couldn't get enough of. Mezzo board the red pepper hummus was the star but all of them shined bright! Pork tacos were filled with generous portion and flavor! Sweet potato avocado Baja bowl was very good as well, but heavy in rosemary ingredient but overall we will be back very soon and frequently, refreshingly good meal.

AB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always good and consistent. Great patio dining!

NL
Phoenix
78 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here!

E
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Had the steak it was amazing. Our waitress was good too even though she was the only one working the patio. Will be back again.

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Decent variety of healthy offerings. Outdoor seating overlooks the parking lot.

g
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have been to the Herb Box many times before. The menu has changes and there seem to be a lot fewer options. Considering their prices for lunch are toward the high side, I probably won't be going back unless their selection improves.

EL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I made a reservation in advance the day before Mother's Day in order to avoid the holiday brunch. When we arrived, the restaurant wasn't very busy...about 50% full. They sat us right next to the kitchen door even though many other tables were open. I was a bit surprised as I had a reservation so thought I would receive better attention. After being sat, we had looked at the menu prior to arriving so we had narrowed it down to our top choices on what we were looking forward to. We were placing our orders and the server informed us that they were out of these items...which were two of their staple items. After finding something else to order, which wasn't what I really wanted, I also ordered a cold brew coffee off their menu. The server informed me it was just hot coffee poured over ice. I went ahead in hopes it would be proper strength iced coffee...it came out and looked like iced tea and tasted almost like water. It was a very disappointing meal for my mom for Mother's Day. I had been there several times before in years past and it wasn't like that at all...I'm guessing it has just gone downhill.

E
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice lunch. Light and healthy would recommend. Patio tables were lovely.

DI
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mikhala was terrific in serving us.

CT
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was not great, the service poor, wait time bad, ran out of champagne ..They told us because of a wedding????

Location in Ols Tpwn Scottsdale MUCH better..

l
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dine here often. It's our go-to restaurant when we have out of town guests. Excellent service and delicious food!

KT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Our meal had some good elements and some not so great. The ribs had a good sauce but were lukewarm & frankly, the meat tasted warmed over. Also the desserts there are often uninspired. Hard to make a chocolate cake taste bland but it did and did not seem very fresh. That being said, we have had delicious meals there, just not consistently. Tonight was just ok. We still enjoy the atmosphere. The people are friendly and we will try it again.

MR
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The drinks were the best. Food was good but the Salmon was undercooked to what we had ordered.

h
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Herb Box is one of my favorite restaurants on Market Street - casual atmosphere, friendly staff, good food. Definitely recommend!

NY
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at The Herb Box-DC Ranch.
This past time we ate outside, which was casual & comfortable. We took some friends who had not yet
been to The Herb Box. As always, the food was delicious and did not disappoint.

KH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of our diners had short rib enchiladas. The tortillas were dry and tough. I had the mushroom enchiladas. They were mushy.

TO
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was blah, used to be better. It’s been downhill for most part. Probably not returning

B
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It was good that they served us an item off the lunch menu for dinner; greatly appreciate that. Did not appreciate paying $22 for a salad with salmon! Or, $15 each for glasses of Pinot noir when I can buy the whole bottle at Total Wine for $15! Too much markup! We won’t be rushing back here!

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