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“New management? Still great!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar

Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar
367 Yonge Street, Barrie, Ontario L4N4C9, Canada
+1 705-797-8909
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Ranked #16 of 401 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located on Yonge Street, close to the water and downtown core, this exciting dining facility features contemporary cuisine and an extensive wine list in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Steaks, seafood, pastas, salads, desserts are all prepared fresh daily. (Our own on-site garden in the Summer!) Fun and relaxed service with a casual flair but exceptional and superior food. Urban Dish is open for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner Monday through Saturday. Come as our guest and leave a part of our 'Urban' Family.
Ontario
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“New management? Still great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Visited our favourite restaurant in Barrie, Urban Dish on Thursday date night. Saw some new faces and believe it is under new management which worried us a little. Menu was a fixed price menu for $35 each which offered steak, salmon, pasta and chicken (temporary Barrielicous menu). A little disappointed that the sea bass wasn't available. The amuse bouche was a Black Cherry Gazpacho, which was a very interesting combination and very refreshing. For appetizers, we had the Beef Carpaccio and Sweet Frites. Both were excellent! We both ordered the steak for our entrees, and they were fantastic! Cooked perfectly, melt in your mouth, full of flavor throughout. The accompaniments (asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes) were also cooked perfectly and delicious. Desserts were perfectly sized, Pear Crumble and Orange Crème Brulee, both excellent. Service was also excellent. Pleasantly surprised to find live entertainment in the form of a lovely woman singing familiar songs. We will definitely be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jennifer L, Owner at Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Yes, there is a new owner...she took it over a year ago from Marc and Sabrina (small children to devote their time to now!) and consult them regularly...ensuring our guests receive what they have come to expect. We have our own garden now so lots of our menu options are made with REALLY fresh ingredients. We're happy you enjoyed and we appreciate the encouragement!
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bradford
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33 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went for barrielicous. Had the salmon. Was cooked to perfection . Tender, juicy, served hot. Had sweet potato pepper fries as an appetizer---awesome. Ended the meal with pear crisp.This is the second time I have been there. On both occasions the salmon was presented and cooked excellent. No complaints from me. Was very happy with the meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jennifer L, Owner at Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
We're glad you took the time to review us! One of the owner's personal favourites is our new salmon dish and I'm glad you felt the same. :)
The chefs are happy that you had nothing to complain about but the servers noticed your 3/5 rating for them! ;) Please, let us know if there are ways to improve the service next time you're in. They're quite a competitive team and we all appreciate the time our guests take to review us! Thanks again and we sure hope to see you soon!
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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“Birthday outing with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

So pleased with great service as well as best food , generous well served eye catching appeal plated nicely
My choice is always the same , Beef Dip Prime Rib mouth watering tender pilled high Swiss cheese, Mushrooms MMMMM !
On this special day the desert for the birthday person is Free ! great choices to pick from any day ,
All given best of care to be great place to go patio as well , drinks are cold and no hurry to be gone. Thanks to all .

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JenLeGallais, Owner at Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
We're so glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for coming to Urban Dish to celebrate your birthday. We can't wait to have you again and to show you our new and improved patio! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for giving us 5 stars. See you again soon!
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“Would not return”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Why pay to dine out when one can cook better themselves! It is very expensive so I expect crazy fox quality. ..... This is not it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jennifer L, Owner at Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
We are disappointed that your meal was below your high standards. A few of us would love to dine at your humble abode if you can cook us up a meal like that! ;) Seriously, though, your review didn't tell us much except that you're partial to The Crazy Fox (one of my personal favourites, as well). Urban Dish actually values constructive criticism and a chance to make amends. We ARE only human and it isn't always easy to please every guest, of course. We are truly sorry you thought it overpriced but can assure you that we purchase the highest quality wines, cuts of meat, and freshest produce. Some of which come from our own garden on site.
Again, we apologize and hope you enjoy your future meals wherever you choose.
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“Redeemed and thank you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had a bit of a negative experience here on New Years Eve. The owner, Jennifer, got in touch, explained that there were some major problems that day with the food truck, and offered us a gift certificate to return and try Urban Dish once more.

When we returned we were treated like royalty, got all kinds of special extra attention, and our steaks were perfectly cooked. Thank you for working so hard and making sure we had a great experience. I am sure that it is far from easy to keep every customer happy, so thank you once again for going out of your way for us. We will be back! :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jennifer L, Owner at Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for the second chance and review! We aim to please and are thankful you understand that everyone can have an off day or run into problems outside their control. We always appreciate the opportunity to right our wrongs. :)
Hope to see you soon, and thanks again!!
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