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“How good can it get?” 5 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 #24 of 387 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on Yonge Street, close to the water and downtown core, this exciting restaurant features contemporary cuisine and an extensive wine list in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Steaks, seafood, pastas, salads, desserts are all prepared fresh daily. In the Summer they even have an on-site garden where the chefs pick fresh veggies and herbs every day. Fun and relaxed service with a casual flair, exceptional food and open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. They provide a dining experience that makes you want to come back again and again.
Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“How good can it get?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I am a fast food freak and don't often take the time to enjoy a good meal at a restaurant. Jennifer and her team at Urban Dish just may have changed all that! The food was excellent, the service was superior, the price didn't hurt near as much as I was expecting and it was reasonably quick. The next time I think I'll bring my wife with me. I highly recommend this quaint little restaurant!

  • Visited December 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, February 6, 2014
Thanks, Glen. Yes, your wife probably deserves a nice evening out soon! :) I appreciate the compliments and kind words and we're glad you have found a good, 'non-fast food', place to enjoy! We hope to be seeing you soon.
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Barrie, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“They have their own garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have driven past this place many times and finally gave it a try. They have their own garden outback where they get fresh veggies and herbs from to use in the dishes daily. The staff was great, very knowledgeable on everything on the menu and friendly. The food was delicious, definitely try the dish with honey radishes. Beef Carpaccio could use a little work, but very satisfying none the less. Definitely will go back to try other items on the menu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 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, February 6, 2014
Thank you! Spring is around the corner and we've made our garden even larger to yield more fresh ingredients! We can't wait to enjoy our patio season with the freshest ingredients in Barrie. We're sorry you didn't love the carpaccio but we're having a new menu change in late February and it will be better than ever!

Thanks again…we appreciate you taking the time to write us and find it invaluable!

Jen
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Always amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Loved the new menu, The service was great. Couldn't of asked for a better way to celebrate!! My steak was cooked beautifully. I don't have a bad word to say. The new owner is doing a great job. Keep up the great work.

  • Visited August 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, August 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us! The new owner is keeping up with the same high-quality dishes our guests are used to and I appreciate the compliments and encouragement. :) The staff remains the same, with a few added faces, so guests receive the same great service they are accustomed to! Thank you again for the positive review and we look forward to having you again.
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Experience of a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I was introduced to this little piece of heaven on Saturday night!! being a steak freak I was very hesitant to try a steak outside of my favorite steak house, let me tell you I have found a new and improved place to call my favorite steak house, bye bye mr. keg hello URBAN DISH. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with care, you go in a customer and leave a part of the family. The service was fun and friendly. The food was absolutely fantastic...from the starters to desert...they even have a sparking water that is made on site...come on folks, you have to try this for yourself...you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 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, August 18, 2013
Thank you!! We sure TRY to make our valued guests feel like family...and many have become like so. We can't wait to have you back, Tammy, and are thankful you felt the warmth we strive to convey to every guest. We look forward to having you back to try some of our other delicious menu options...our new menu is a big hit! Thanks again and see you soon!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Close to perfect...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great meal during Barrielicious. They were very apologetic that they were out of the salmon, but offered trout instead. It was fantastic, with one complaint: it was INCREDIBLY salty. Almost hard to eat. The little bits of mango offsetted the saltiness a little bit. Lots of water was consumed during this meal! We feel confident saying the sweet potato frites are the best we have ever had. Fabulous arugala and watermelon salad. They are obviously gifted in "theme-ing" their menus; this was an excellent "summer" 3 course meal. The coconut sorbet was served in an actual coconut shell and was unbelievably tasty. Little details, like placing whipped cream underneath the coconut shell, and a little piece of basil underneath the "welcome dish" of blackberry gaspacho that you'd see when you lifted your place to scoop was endearing and unique. Excellent service. Our waitress was very smiley, attentive, but not over the top. Service was Admittedly a little slow, but because we wanted to make an evening out of it, it didn't bother us too much.

Great experience. We will be back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 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 incredibly sorry your trout was over salted. But thank you for the overall positive review! We value our guests that constructively criticize and try to make things right for them. The chefs were spoken to about this and they knew and acknowledged their error. We appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback and look forward to having you back. With less salt next time! :)
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