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“Good food, great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Herb N Sage

Herb N Sage
559 Essa Road, Unit D-6, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
705-726-9015
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Ranked #123 of 397 Restaurants in Barrie
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I've had the pleasure of visiting this location twice in the same week. The menu is pretty extensive and eclectic with choices for everyone. The service can be a bit slow but the staff are attentive and friendly. The food, once it arrives, is good, well seasoned and tasty. The servings are not the "American Huge" variety but they are sufficient and filling.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Barrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

average food; service was forgettable; not bad but not great.

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Cambridge, Canada
1 review
“Nice staff, bad food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant in an effort to find a tasty, healthy meal. The decor was comfortable and clean, and the staff was friendly, but we were sorely disappointed with the food. It seemed as if they just bought everything at Food Basics, reheated it, and served it to customers. The "Mediterranean" soup tasted like it came out of a package, it was way too salty and oily with rehydrated vegetables. The beef kabobs were also full of salt, and the cilantro they served with it had started to turn bad. I had to remove a sprig of yellow cilantro with a border of black mush. The spinach, pear, goat cheese salad was the least disastrous of the items we ordered, but it was a very boring tasting salad with no real flavor. For dessert, the fruit skewers were obviously purchased as the packaged fruit salad from Food Basics and simply served on skewers. Again, the fruit was not fresh.

Please, if you are going to claim to serve healthy, fresh food, please serve actual fresh, healthy food!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Out In The Country
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143 reviews 143 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Good Food, Average Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

Title says it all. Staff needs to be more customer oriented. Food is very good and prices are average. Good cross section and variety.
Overall it's a nice place for a meal and I would definitely go again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good Food Good Selection and GF Offerings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I've had lunch here about 4 times now, and have always been pleased with the menu and service. It is off the beaten path, being in a strip mall almost out of town, but that isn't a bad thing. There is plenty of parking, and the parking lot can be entered with the help of a traffic light, which is always a good thing.
Was there again today for lunch with some cousins, and both had some health issues. It was good to hear that there is GF offerings, and, from information a friend checked out - it isn't just an attempt to do so, they do have a work area that is kept for GF preparation. That is important to people with health issues that can be compromised by poor kitchen preparation.
Today we had a mix of orders - a Pad Thai, Grilled Salmon with Spinach salad, and steak and mushroom quesadilla. All meals were fresh and promptly served. We also had a couple of refreshing drinks - a Cranberry Refresher, and the Rosemary Lime Spiritlifter -very nice.
I've had a burger which was delicious, and also their fish & chips, and chicken fingers. I've been with seniors and they were treated well, and we've always felt unrushed, and welcome clients.
The menu offers a good selection of items, so I think that it would suit most groups. I've found the premises clean and pleasant. I'm actually going back on Monday with a couple of other friends.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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