Central Phoenix diners looking for a new spot for a healthy meal will find it at The Herb Box, which opens its third Valley location at 8 a.m. today, Friday, April 8. The new restaurant is the first business to open at The Colony, a mixed-used adaptive-reuse project located at 5538 North Seventh Street in uptown Phoenix, and serves globally inspired cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients.
We got to check out the space at a media event hosted before the restaurant's grand opening. The 3,100-square-foot restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for 140 guests with an airy, farmhouse feel that's achieved by high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Dark wood accents and modern light fixtures add a touch of sleek style to the open space, which includes an open bar off the dining room.
The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will offer a menu similar to that found at The Herb Box's two other locations in Scottsdale, one at DC Ranch in the north Valley and another at Southbridge in Old Town.
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As at the two preceding restaurants, diners can expect a menu that highlights seasonal and vegetable-based dishes including Korean Fried Cauliflower (cauliflower tossed in Korean hot pepper sauce and served over quinoa with sugar snap peas and pea shoots) and Avocado Love (whole-grain toast topped with an avocado-lime smear, arugula, fennel, Serrano glaze, and lemon-honey vinaigrette).
An expanded brunch menu will also be available on weekends, and for diners on-the-go, The Herb Box offers a coffee bar stocked with pastries and baked goods that can be ordered either indoors or from an outdoor walk-up window.
The Herb Box at The Colony will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m Sunday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 480-393-0432 or visit The Herb Box website.