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Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar

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"Fun and relaxed service with a casual flair and exceptional food. Located on Yonge Street, close to the water and downtown core, this upscale restaurant features contemporary cuisine and an extensive wine and cocktail list in a casual but fine dining atmosphere. Offering up Barrie's best cocktails, they can create a drink to please any palate and desire. Beside their beautiful patio, there's an on-site garden where there's a good chance you’ll see the chefs picking fresh veggies and herbs for your meal. Open for lunch Wednesday to Friday, dinner Wednesday to Saturday, and brunch on Sundays. Reservations for lunch or dinner are always recommended and appreciated. If you haven't been there at
US$7 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Wine Bar, Contemporary
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for brunch last Sunday for the 1st time. Wow, I had the 'which little piggy' and my wife had the 'Under the Sea' (see attached pics!). Outstanding - all of it! Washed down with 2 Mimosas. Service was very good considering she was...the only server. I would highly recommend this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a unique, non-chain restaurant to take my partner out for their Birthday, and when I saw reviews, photos, and read the menu of Urban Dish, I had to make a reservation. The staff are extremely pleasant and friendly, and make you...feel comfortable and right at home. Further, the service was fast, informative, but not intrusive. The food was absolutely delicious! We started with the Pear & Burrata Crostini and Brie appetizers which were both beautifully plated. I then had their AAA Ribeye, medium rare, with twice baked potato and asparagus, and my partner had the Chicken Supreme. The chicken was cooked perfectly, the stuffing was moist, and the entire meal was delicious. My steak was wonderfully done, and we both enjoyed our respective meals immensely. For dessert, we shared bites of chocolate torte and their fruit & basil cheesecake (a combination you wouldn't know worked until you tried it, but trust me it does). We also had two drinks and the bill was pricey, but as expected, and given the quality of the service, the overall atmosphere and the food, I would say well worth it. Definitely the place to go if you want a unique, quality meal experience for any special occasion. We will absolutely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 19, 2022

Its been a couple of years since we've been here still the same quality experience. Everyone in the restaurant delivers a welcoming quality experience. Awesome drinks, top notch food and service you can not fault. A must go to for anyone wanting a laid back,...relaxed and quality dining experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I popped in to check it out. We didn’t have a reservation but lucky for us they had an open table and thank goodness they did. It was fantastic! The drinks and the food were out of this world. Our sever Jessica...was lovely and very attentive. 10/10 recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 20, 2022

We had dinner here tonight to celebrate my birthday. As always the food was tremendous. Andy gave us great attention and service. We enjoyed a mushroom, potato broth soup, lamb shank and pickerel. The lamb shank was fall off the bone delicious and the pickerel...was yummy. We enjoyed the Wednesday half price bottle of wine special. Cathy who always treats us like family served me crème brûlée for my birthday. We topped it all off with espresso and cappuccino. After not eating out for over 2 years because of Covid this made everything all the more special. Hope to see you again soon.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 14, 2022 via mobile

I read the reviews before I came and was not disappointed. We had a total of five items from the menu and everything was tasty and at the perfect temperature. Will come back and recommend to others.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 8, 2022

Decided on Urban Dish based on reviews and overall rating. From the outside the place doesn't at all look especially impressive. However, as soon as you enter, that changes. If you have a nose for food, the aroma of food prepared by someone who knows...exactly how to prepare it permeates the air. You know right away that what ever you are going to order is going to be exceptional; and it was! The staff was very attentive. Our server; Laura, was the perfect hostess. She knew her menu, was very accommodating, politely attentive and professional. I ordered the Gnocchi, the person I brought had the Pickerel after some beautiful as well as delicious appetizers. The food came beautifully presented and tasted every bit as good as it looked. Should I ever need to impress someone with good food, this is where I'll be taking them. AGBMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 8, 2022

My wife and I had a date night and decided to go and try out Urban Dish. We are so glad we did, it was just amazing. Food, drink, service and atmosphere are top notch, will be retuning a lot.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 6, 2022

We had the absolute pleasure of hosting a corporate event at Urban Dish. Not only did they open the restaurant exclusively for our group (on one of their much deserved days off) but they customized the menu and kept our choices well within our budget....The food was incredible. Over the last 15 years I have planned many company events and then wait for the complaints to roll in. Not this time! The food and service was exceptional. The menu was very upscale, beautifully presented and delicious while the service and attentiveness of the staff was second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Urban Dish for your next company event. Their kitchen runs like a well oiled machine and the wine list and cocktail selection is definitely one of the best in town. Several of our attendees had never been to the restaurant before and I have heard many comment that they will be back with their family and friends. Thanks to Jen and her incredible staff for making our event so special. P.S. They have one of the nicest patios in the city so put this on your list for a summertime visit.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 5, 2022

For our 24th anniversary, we decided to try Urban Barn. There were good reviews and the website featured an interesting menu. The waiter really sold the catch of the day. He said it was a risotto full of fish, lobster and scallops. Indeed, he said...the chef, his son, had pretty much overwhelmed the dish with these ingredients. When it arrived, there were two scallops on top. After a couple of bites, it didn’t seem to have more. When asked by the waiter how the meal was, I mentioned I had expected more seafood. I misspoke, however, and mentioned shrimp. He took that opportunity to tersely, defensively respond that he ‘had read read me the menu and it didn’t have shrimp’. I was taken aback by the bullying tone and had no desire to create unpleasantness. I ate the meal. Here’s what was in it: * 2 scallops * 3-5 strands of lobster (1/8” x 2”) * Unidentifiable - bacon bits I think * Unidentifiable - fish flakes I think * Large quantity of risotto without much flavour but edible ************. COST : $51.00 !!! *********More

Date of visit: March 2022
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October 4, 2016|
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Hi there! Typically that last seating or reservation is taken at 9pm. It depends on the kitchen staff. As some of the other answers stated, we like to be very accommodating and will never kick you out! So if you're enjoying... More
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Urban Dish Grill & Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4