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Tasting the Hill Country: Fredericksburg Herb Farm

July 26, 2005

On our recent trip west, we stopped in Fredericksburg to have lunch at the Fredericksburg Herb Farm. It was so surprisingly wonderful that we’re hoping to drive out there again just to eat.

The Herb Farm is a beautiful little spot, and the restaurant is quaint and adorable. It’s located in an old house, just past the gift shop that’s loaded with soaps, candles, and other herb-related gifts. The dining room is light and airy, with wall-to-wall windows looking out over the gardens. We were already charmed by the ambience of the place, but then we saw the menu.

Inventive and seasonal, using high quality ingredients and with interesting combinations, the menu was wonderful. We started by ordering our drinks. I decided on the Herbal Lemonade (pictured above), which was infused with lemon balm, lemon verbena, and mint. It was fabulous. Leti had the Harvest Herb Tea, which was also delicious; it was a mix of hibiscus, lemongrass, and raspberry leaves (below, background). Justin had a sangria, which he enjoyed (below, foreground).


Leti decided on the Greek Salad, which she loved, and Lindsay chose the Two Bean Tostada, a flavorful mix of beans and goat cheese on a perfectly crisp wheat tortilla.


Justin had the Basil Blush Marinated Portabello Sandwich, which was amazing. We could smell the basil the moment the plate was set on the table.


Chad and I had the Grilled Hill Country Peach Salad. The dressing was so tasty, and the bits of feta and almonds went perfectly with the sweet grilled peaches.


The prices were considerably higher than posted online; I’m assuming they’ve recently raised them and haven’t updated their website. The food was wonderful, though, and the atmosphere was relaxing and airy. I’d recommend the Herb Farm as an alternative to all the bratwurst and beer places that abound in Fredericksburg. We’ll definitely visit again.

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3 Discussion to this post
  1. Michelle says:

    It all looks so good. I have always wanted to stop by there. Maybe next time I can beg G to stop! I can’t wait to go to Fredricksburg again!

  2. Lora says:

    Wow! I’ve noticed the farm name around, but never looked over their menu, it sounds great. I’ll have to keep it mind for my next trip out in that direction.

    I’ll post my veggie lasagna recipe sometime with photos and all, but probably not for a while. I avoid prolonged use of my oven at this time of year.

  3. Melody says:

    Oh my god, that food looks delicious!!!! Especially like the look of that salad…. Mmmmmmmmmm

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