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“great food, great people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Herbal Essence Cafe

Herbal Essence Cafe
115 N Washington St, Spokane, WA 99201-0657
509-838-4600
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Ranked #25 of 765 Restaurants in Spokane
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Helena, Montana
1 review
“great food, great people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Last night 11 teenage girls and their mothers were treated to great food and great service! I so appreciate the level of service I received from everyone at Herbal Essence Cafe! they worked with me from the start to make the evening enjoyable and affordable for everyone. we had a 5:30 reservation and had plenty of time to make the 8:00 showing of Wicked. Everyone loved their food; from herbed salmon, gorgonzola chicken to huckleberry baked steak. They also did not bat an eye at special food request; gluten intolerance and a rice allergy. The house wines were very good, reasonably priced and served in a generous glass! Deserts were enjoyed by all and shared around. Except for one serving of apple pie, which never made it from daughter to mother. We travel to Spokane as a group every year and definitely will be looking forward to eating at Herbal Essence Cafe next year!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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spokane
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Casual, comfy dining with step-above food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Salad could have been dressed a little more generously but all in all, a balanced meal. Tasty cocktails. I enjoyed the flavor of the pasta dish. Steak was well-prepared. Convenient near- theater location.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I was quite surprised that Herbal Essence didn’t have a higher like percentage on Urbanspoon. My husband and I went there during restaurant week and later when we used a Groupon. Both trips: had excellent service, food and cocktails. Herbal Essence can get pricey. However, I feel the prices at Herbal Essence are in line with the value of the food. I don’t always feel this way. Clover, for example, has outstanding brunches and a fantastic bar but I feel Clover’s dinners are overpriced for the food quality. Reservations are must at Herbal Essence, especially if it’s an event night at the INB Theater. You may have to wait a bit for service. I’m ok with that because two servers are greeting, waiting and bartending for the entire floor. I don’t go to a sit down dinner eatery to zoom through my meal like I would at a fast food restaurant.

The only part of the cuisine that is lacking at Herbal Essence is the desserts. My husband and I felt that Herbal Essence buys pre-made desserts for their tray. We ordered a dessert during restaurant week and it was Costco quality.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spokane, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic local Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Herbal Essence is a wonderful little cafe tucked in the busy streets of downtown Spokane. You could easily miss it if you were not looking for it. It is wise to make a reservation as seating is limited. The food is to die for !!!!!

Visited January 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I love the crab cakes at this place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service is prompt, and the crab cakes are delicious, as is the creme brulee. The ambiance is pleasant and low key.

Visited September 2013
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