Mini Review: Go to The Herb Box (Scottsdale)
If you’re in Scottsdale or the greater Phoenix area, do me a favor and add lunch at The Herb Box to your to-do list.
The Herb Box is located in Old Town, Scottsdale’s downtown area of boutiques and zillions of restaurants. I had a chance to try a few of these eateries during my time in Scottsdale, and The Herb Box stood out as the best among a crop of pretty delicious meals.
First can we talk about how adorable Old Town is? I neglected to capture any photos of the area in daylight, but I also loved the look of this lovely pedestrian area lined by illuminated palm trees at night.
Ok, back to The Herb Box. During an afternoon shopping in Old Town, my mom, my sister and I wanted to find a great spot for lunch. I turned to my old fail-safe, Yelp, and saw excellent reviews for The Herb Box. Done and done. When we arrived, the outdoor seating was all full and we were hungry enough to settle for a table in the dining room. We actually ended up thrilled with that call, because the interior of the restaurant was charming, rustic-modern and warm.
With an inviting atmosphere, friendly staff and a delicious menu, it was the perfect spot for a girls’ lunch.
They have a delightful cocktail and wine list as well, and we all loved the fresh, refreshing taste of my sister’s Cucumber Basil Mojito. Then the food came, and it didn’t disappoint either.
My mom gave her BLT high marks, and my sister and I shared a couple of excellent dishes: Butternut Squash and Corn Enchiladas that were as delicious as they sound:
And my favorite dish of the day, the Urban Market Steak Salad:
The piece of steak atop this salad was no joke – tender, flavorful, juicy and bigger than any steak I’ve ever had on top of a salad. Add in avocado, sugared pecans, roasted corn, bacon and other goodies, and it was one of the best salads I can remember having.
Oh yeah – and when you go to The Herb Box, don’t forget to check out the bathrooms. They’re gorgeous!