Urban Dish is receiving rave reviews and has a reputation of being one of the highest rated restaurants north of Toronto. If you’re looking for an exceptional but laid-back fine dining experience, Urban Dish is the local hotspot. We offer it all ~ award winning steaks, wine for every palate, and, using the freshest and finest ingredients available, cocktails prepared by Barrie’s only mixologist.
Enjoy our contemporary dining room that is elegant enough for any of your get-togethers. Let their talented chefs, intimate ambiance, and fun servers fulfill your expectations of what fine dining should be. Reserve a table at The Dish next time you’re in town and we’re sure you’ll agree.Urban Dish provides a dining experience that satisfies a need for superior food and a phenomenal cocktail program.
Since changing ownership in 2012, this upscale but unpretentious locale should be on your Bucket List if you are passing through Barrie. Through passion and a love for exceptional flavours, Owner Jennifer LeGallais has assembled a group of likeminded individuals that aim to bring her dream to life.
Our cocktail and bar program rivals anything you would find in downtown Toronto. Their mixologist, Kevin Harris, exceeds local standards when serving up his handcrafted cocktails. He provides a “wow” worthy experience that will leave you thirsting for more. Think you don’t like Gin or Tequila? Think again! He mixes up his own brand of specialty and classic cocktails that are sure to tempt and impress you.
Owner / Operater
Born and raised in Barrie, Jennifer is no stranger to the numerous restaurants this city imparts on us. Having a hunger (and thirst!) for an exceptional dining experience, Jen has raised the bar since taking over Urban Dish in 2012. To make a good restaurant great, it takes superb food, outstanding cocktails, and remarkable service. Jen intuitively knew that Barrie was in need of a place that was top in all three categories.
Whether it be, securing the area’s only mixologist or her sought after chef, Jennifer has built a team of people that strive to exceed expectations in every facet of the business. With a little patience and a lot of perseverance (and maybe even a tiny dose of insanity), Jen has had the fortitude to turn Urban Dish into one of the most prominent establishments this city has to offer.
Our award-winning chef is most recently known for winning top chef Barrie in 2018 and successfully placing 2nd in 2019. Amanda crafted her culinary skills in top tier restaurants such as Origin and Bistro 990 in Toronto and the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in BC. She was also responsible for the culinary creativity behind Barrie’s hottest brunch spot the Dunlop Street Diner.
Amanda often donates her time to community fundraisers and events and was nominated for Barrie’s most influential woman in 2019. Rider is now excited to flex her culinary muscle as Head Chef at one of Barrie’s finest and most respected restaurants, Urban Dish.
With more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Kevin joined Urban Dish in Sept of 2016 by way of Charlotte, NC, having helmed the bar for celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse at e2. Kevin began his career in Los Angeles and has crafted his skills and knowledge in the likes of Denver, Chicago, Detroit and Las Vegas. He describes his style as sophisticated, but simple and approachable. You’ll often hear him say, “we’re not drinking, we’re learning” and his stories about his craft are endless. The goal, is to give you an experience. “You can get the basics anywhere outside our doors but when you’re here, just try something different, you won’t be disappointed!” And we wholeheartedly agree!