BAD Service, but great food..
This was difficult, because I absolutely loved the menu, and the food was really good. I had the Harvest Wrap, which was phenomenal, and my fiance had the turkey meatloaf.
However, like other users, we were incredibly disappointed with the service. My drink sat empty almost the entire meal. We never saw our waitress after we ordered our food (another server gave us our food) and then I had to hunt someone down to pay for the bill. (This was AFTER waiting 20 minutes for her to come)
I will also probably stick to the take out option, rather than dining there again, just because I loved the food so much.
Much Better Than Some of These Reviews Make it Sound.
I am a long-term patron of Good Earth. I have gone here for well over 15 years, often having business meetings over breakfast or lunch. I also go with family for dinners on a regular basis - both small groups and large groups. This is a place you can come and find healthier treatments of standard fare, food that tastes good and won't haunt you later. The beer and wine menu is not meant to be high-end, just a nice complement to the food. Fairly priced, good value reliable healthy theme, nice deck when it's warm. The service here is usually good, but you shouldn't come if you're in a rush. There can be a line. The long-standing rule is to call when you're en-route and they will put your name on the list.
So - Single bad service experiences aside, this place is on our top 5 list of reliable, healthy family restaurants in the area. Many of these reviews are way too harsh and do not line up with my experience.
Service poor, food great.
I went with my friend recently on a Monday afternoon. Our server was friendly but extremely unprofessional. When we each ordered a glass of wine, she asked to see our ID's. We are both college students so it was not a suprise to us until she told us she couldn't serve us! She did not know how to read ID's and had to check with her manager. Furthermore, she did not know anything about the wines when we asked her opinion on what to order. She then proceeded to bring out two separate entrees after we explained we were going to split one. We had to ask another server to bring our check, and after she dropped it off she came back to pick it up before I was even done counting my cash.
The food was great (thai chicken wrap and greek salad platter), wine was mediocre, service horrible. I'm ordering takeout next time.
A fine place to dine.... As a patron of the Good Earth for many years, I would like to express my satisfaction regarding one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. The Good Earth offers a leisurely atmosphere and an attentive staff ready to accommodate your needs. From Thai noodles to planet burgers to edamame, The Good Earth truly provides a variety of palatable choices. The best part is that whether it be a glass of milk, fresh field greens or free range chicken, you can always be ensured organic fresh quality. My personal favorite is their almond tuna melt sandwich; a hearty slice of whole grain toast topped with tasty tuna salad, mozzarella cheese, pickles, and toasted almonds makes a delicious complement. With convenient thirty minute call ahead seating, and an efficient host staff, one need not wait long to obtain seating. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Worst restaurant experience ever!. Most unpleasant experience of any restaurant visit ever! Immediately upon being seated with three of my friends right next to the kitchen doorway a nice booth nearby was vacated. I asked the waitress if we could move to it and we were told that we could not because it was not our turn to be seated! Unbelievable!! The food was OK --- the service was OK --- some of my friends enjoyed it, I was less impressed. The final insult was when the waitress told us that we could not pay with other than a credit card or a check unless we could give her the exact amount of the invoice. What was her problem, unable to make change??? I will NOT return!
Might I suggest some mood stabilizers....
This restaurant has been foundering for a few years. There was some problem with the kitchen help and quality of food a few years ago. But now it seems that the waitstaff is under some duress to put on a very happy face and is getting it all wrong.
I have experienced everything from waitresses so hysterically happy and seeming to be on something to the boiling anger of a skinny waiter who made me wonder if he was going to "do something" to my food tonight.
It "seems" to be a good restaurant, but I won't be back ever again. I have the feeling that the management is doing something very wrong here.
Ambience is struggling. We've visited that Good Earth in the Galleria many times, and really enjoy the environment & decor, so we expected the same for Roseville. Which isn't the case. It appears that this location was renovated from a previous Denny's (or something similar), and poorly at that. We were lucky because it was warm, so we sat outside, which was much more pleasant, quiet, and relaxing. The food was good, the heirloom tomatoes are in season right now, so we had one of their pizzas that was on the specials menu, the artichoke dip was just ok, the salmon cake was overcooked but good, and the spa pasta was delightful. Service was good and accommodating.
avoid the lemon cake. I went with my boyfriend and we were seated quickly and our server paid the right amount of attention to us. Being vegetarian, I was expecting a place like this to have more vegetarian choice. I ordered a grilled veggie sandwich and my boyfriend ordered a thai noodle dish- both were good- but not phenomenal. We ordered lemon cake for desert, it was slightly disappointing- not enough lemon taste for me. Overall, it's worth a try and I would be willing to go back to try other things.
Best veggie burger in the cities. I've been here a few times and the food is always good, but last time I went I ordered the 'Planet Burger' and have thinking about it ever since. It's their homemade veggie burger, and is not filled with rice and beans like so many other bland vegetarian burgers. There are cashews in it, which give it a really nice flavor as well as consistency. I did not order cheese on it and didn't miss it one bit. I also got the iced mango green tea which was refreshing and not sweet.
An international temple of all foods natural..
Long before smoke-free became P.C., the airy, peaceful Good Earth dining room has been a bastion of culinary Zen. The servers know the menu inside and out and do everything they can to facilitate a holistic dining experience for the crowd of college kids and organic foodies that frequent here. The health-concious menu features cashew-chicken salad, vegetable wraps and adzuki-pinto bean burritos. For dessert, there are fruit smoothies and baked goods.
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