Urban Tavern

★★★★★
  • 333 O'Farrell St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: at Mason

    Map & Directions
  • 415-923-4400

About Urban Tavern

Hours
daily 6:30 am - 11:00 am daily 11:30AM-2:30PM daily 3:00PM-5:30PM daily 5:30PM-10:30PM

Food

Food
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We locals had great hopes for this place when it opened and some were fulfilled early on, but this place has recently lost its way (and I'm afraid most of the other reviews are now outdated).\r
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Having changed its direction several times

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★★★★★

We locals had great hopes for this place when it opened and some were fulfilled early on, but this place has recently lost its way (and I'm afraid most of the other reviews are now outdated).\r
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Having changed its direction several times

Pros: Good location near Union Square

Cons: Desultory and sometimes borderline rude service

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Sometimes you need an evening of just atmosphere, friends & lite fare. I picked this restaurant since some friend were staying @ the Parc 55 & they could easily walk over. Love the clean lines of the decor & the open feeling of the main

3
★★★★★

Sometimes you need an evening of just atmosphere, friends & lite fare. I picked this restaurant since some friend were staying @ the Parc 55 & they could easily walk over. Love the clean lines of the decor & the open feeling of the main

Pros: If you are in Union Square, you can walk there!

Cons: Palm Tree in back of room was uncomfortably placed

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Thanks to San Francisco Citysearch I got the privilege to have one of the most impeccable meals and dining experiences I have ever had. As one of San Franciscos Citysearch Dictators (yea, that means Im awesome), I am part of a small

3
★★★★★

Thanks to San Francisco Citysearch I got the privilege to have one of the most impeccable meals and dining experiences I have ever had. As one of San Franciscos Citysearch Dictators (yea, that means Im awesome), I am part of a small

Pros: Shrimp Corn Dogs

Cons: didn't find one

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Great place for pre theater dinner. Speedy, friendly service. Great list of wine by the glass. Don't forget to try the kiwi lemondrop. Validation for free parking up to 5 hours with dinner.
The bar area tends to be very noisy though.

2
★★★★★

Great place for pre theater dinner. Speedy, friendly service. Great list of wine by the glass. Don't forget to try the kiwi lemondrop. Validation for free parking up to 5 hours with dinner.
The bar area tends to be very noisy though.

Pros: Great food, great service. Best happy hour for downtown!

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If you are looking for a great luncheon spot or evening out, look no further. Food and service is great. I've been at Urban Tavern three times, and tell all my friends what a great deal it is. Good food, beautiful decor, walking distance to stores and parking across the street. Prices are reasonable. Put it on the top of your list for 2009. Happy new Year!

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a great luncheon spot or evening out, look no further. Food and service is great. I've been at Urban Tavern three times, and tell all my friends what a great deal it is. Good food, beautiful decor, walking distance to stores and parking across the street. Prices are reasonable. Put it on the top of your list for 2009. Happy new Year!

Pros: Good food, service, decor, parking

Cons: None

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Food portion is perfect, taste is good! Convenience location just by Union Square. We enjoyed a lot!

2
★★★★★

Food portion is perfect, taste is good! Convenience location just by Union Square. We enjoyed a lot!

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Urban Tavern is a very elegant, beautiful space and the food is good. I had the goat cheese salad and the gnocchi and both were excellent. We had a bottle of this Spanish wine, that I can't recall the name and that the manager suggested and it, too, was delicious. I would definitely go again and I would go with a large group of friends, next time. They have a great communal table that looks like it woul be fun to have dinner at.

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★★★★★

Urban Tavern is a very elegant, beautiful space and the food is good. I had the goat cheese salad and the gnocchi and both were excellent. We had a bottle of this Spanish wine, that I can't recall the name and that the manager suggested and it, too, was delicious. I would definitely go again and I would go with a large group of friends, next time. They have a great communal table that looks like it woul be fun to have dinner at.

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One of the best burgers i have had in a long time!! Great fries, amazing wine list. I have been there a few times now, so i have tried many things. Its a great date spot. (Especially when my date buys) we had a couple apps and these sausages at the bar. The mixed drinks were awesome. Strawberry daiquiris, mojitos and martinis. All GOOD! The service was great every time I went, and the bartenders are extremely friendly!

I cant wait to go back and try other items on the menu.

2
★★★★★

One of the best burgers i have had in a long time!! Great fries, amazing wine list. I have been there a few times now, so i have tried many things. Its a great date spot. (Especially when my date buys) we had a couple apps and these sausages at the bar. The mixed drinks were awesome. Strawberry daiquiris, mojitos and martinis. All GOOD! The service was great every time I went, and the bartenders are extremely friendly!

I cant wait to go back and try other items on the menu.

Pros: Beautiful space, great (huge) bar, great service and food

Cons: parking is never fun downtown, so i cabbed it.

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This past Tuesday night, my friends and I were a party of six at Urban Tavern. Only five of us left. We had to eat Matty to stay alive.

Thing is, after 90 minutes of waiting, our entrees had still not arrived at the table. Our appetizers came after 45 minutes of waiting, but the actual meals never came. Appetizers were not bad, but not that great either...I had the cold tomato and crab soup, which was pretty much just cold tomato soup with crab in it...nothing all that special. I also tried some of the goat cheese salad, which seemed pretty good. We felt all the appetizers were overpriced, however.

When we'd been waiting another 30 minutes with no food, someone (Manager? Head waiter? Host? This guy just showed up from nowhere and didn't introduce himself...maybe they hired him specifically for situations like these) came over and apologized but offered no explanation. Then he offered us a free plate of sliced meats (prosciutto, etc.) which was...bad.

Finally, we ended up telling a hostess that we were giving up because we were all so hungry, and we'd rather leave than wait any longer. Here's where it really gets good...we wait another 5 minutes for the check (!), and then they bring our food out. No thanks, idiots. Then we look at the check, and they've CHARGED us for EVERYTHING...including the apology meat plate!!! Infuriating. We were deathly afraid to complain or ask for anything else at that point, because it took them over 5 minutes to respond to any request. So we just paid it.

On the way out of the restaurant we were so ravenously hungry that we had to eat Matty. He tasted a little gamey, so I asked the hostess for some ketchup. It never showed up.

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★☆☆☆☆

This past Tuesday night, my friends and I were a party of six at Urban Tavern. Only five of us left. We had to eat Matty to stay alive.

Thing is, after 90 minutes of waiting, our entrees had still not arrived at the table. Our appetizers came after 45 minutes of waiting, but the actual meals never came. Appetizers were not bad, but not that great either...I had the cold tomato and crab soup, which was pretty much just cold tomato soup with crab in it...nothing all that special. I also tried some of the goat cheese salad, which seemed pretty good. We felt all the appetizers were overpriced, however.

When we'd been waiting another 30 minutes with no food, someone (Manager? Head waiter? Host? This guy just showed up from nowhere and didn't introduce himself...maybe they hired him specifically for situations like these) came over and apologized but offered no explanation. Then he offered us a free plate of sliced meats (prosciutto, etc.) which was...bad.

Finally, we ended up telling a hostess that we were giving up because we were all so hungry, and we'd rather leave than wait any longer. Here's where it really gets good...we wait another 5 minutes for the check (!), and then they bring our food out. No thanks, idiots. Then we look at the check, and they've CHARGED us for EVERYTHING...including the apology meat plate!!! Infuriating. We were deathly afraid to complain or ask for anything else at that point, because it took them over 5 minutes to respond to any request. So we just paid it.

On the way out of the restaurant we were so ravenously hungry that we had to eat Matty. He tasted a little gamey, so I asked the hostess for some ketchup. It never showed up.

Pros: Cool decor, decent bottled beers

Cons: Food never arrives, management does not apologize

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Urban Tavern opened with much fanfare, largely because Christopher Condy and Laurent Manrique were the powerhouse team backing the eatery. Under Manrique, the mostly Mediterranean menu also featured comfort food from the south of France,…

 

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