Service is a little slow however
Service is a little slow however the food is excellent! The menu is quite limited. Don't skip dessert, it is fantastic here!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was quiet since there was
It was quiet since there was a parade going on at the time but food was good and service great.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly service from hostess
Friendly service from hostess to bus boy. The seasonal menu was fresh and delicious. We'll be back!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Modern, casual / dressy- great food
Casual, comfortable, great food. Love this modern restaurant near the theater in SF. Will definitely come again.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a small group.
Great place for a small group. We all had something different & food was all good. Desserts were amazing!!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls Day Out
We went to Urban Tavern for our Girls Day out, moms and daughters, and then went to the theater. Amazing how they can take the most basic food and make it so good. I had the grilled cheese, which comes with high-quality bacon, pepperocini and arugula, it was great. Desserts were fantastic. Very hip ambiance.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent for a hotel restaurant
Urban tavern was a pleasant surprise. Located at the hilton, you might be initially turned off by the "hotel restaurant" status, but Urban Tavern more than holds its own with San Francisco "foodie" restaurants. A focus on local ingredients, the food is both fresh and well put together. We had the Veggie chop salad and whiskey pork shoulder, the former was deliciously fresh and the latter exploding with flavor.
It's a bit out of the way, but you can park at the hotel for free if you dine there. The staff are very gregarious and happy to recommend dishes. Certainly worth the trip!!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good service.....easy
good food, good service.....easy to go to prior to afternoon theater.....worked well.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on a group of 6. The waitress was on a bad mood but food was good.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Next to the Hilton is the
Next to the Hilton is the Urban Tavern, a chic and smart place just a little ways away from the bustle of Union Square. Comfortable booths, lamps with silver tree trunks, and rustic wood beams overhead, make you feel rested as soon as you sit down.
And the comfort food doesn't hurt either. (yummy grilled cheese sandwiches, onion soup)
And good service.
They all add up to a great place to relax and have lunch!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and 5 hour parking!
4th time we have been, and definitely tastiest food. Menu is small but food was excellent. 5 hour validated parking with the meal, which is definitely a plus for Union Square area.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't worry that it's in the Hilton
The dining area is nicely separated from the bar, so you get the feel for the bar scene without the noise. The price range in understated on Open Table (entrees start in the $25-$35 range - our bill was closer to $60 per person with dessert and one drink), but i felt it was worth it
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a repeat patron I found everything satisfactory with one exception: missing breath mints at the hostess desk upon departure.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I usually stay clear from restaurants in hotels but decided to try Urban Tavern after reading some of its reviews. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the food which was excellent (I had the salmon chop salad and he had the ham and cheese open faced sandwich). They had a nice selection of beer. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended the chocolate cake which was devine! The location near Union Square makes this restaurant an easy choice if you're going to the nearby ACT theater or shopping. We're going back next time we're in the area.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's in a hotel, good for a business meal or convenience.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time to visit the Urban Tavern--the first was for my boyfriend's birthday in November. We were not disappointed! Service was outstanding--friendly but not hovering. Food was very good--I had the Trout Potpie--which is to DIE for, and our out-of-town guests were pleased as well.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - even better service
In town for the weekend and wanted to celebrate our anniversary. A little skeptical at first because it was part of the Hilton - but decided to give it a go largely based on the other reviews. So glad we did! We needed to make a last minute change to our reservation (which was no problem at all) and they still greeted us with "Happy Anniversary" when we arrived. As soon as we sat down, two glasses of complimentary bubbly arrived - and they continued to deliver that level of attention all night. The food was fantastic...definitely try the Halibut tacos (yum). On Sunday's, all bottled wine is half-price (score) but I opted for the 21st Amendment Back in Black (which they have on tap) to go with my steak and fries. Great experience...
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Its a hotel restaurant
And the menu is limited, but the food is good. And this is my second visit -- over about 6 months and they do change the menu seasonally, and that is nice.
Pleasant place to eat after a busy day of meetings
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place, with good food
I went there for dinner, and I must say I was a bit disappointed at the lack of vegetarian options. Most modern places make a token effort. Having said that, the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food I did get in the end was excellent. If there had been at lest a single vegetarian option on the menu I'd say I was headed back there.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't normally do reviews,
I don't normally do reviews, but I was so happy after dining here, I figured I'd give it a shot. I've been here before and wasn't in love, but this time I was going for 2 peoples birthdays. I put the notes in my OpenTable reservation and without even asking, the server brought out 2 pieces of cake with candles for the b-day people. It was extremely thoughtful and everybody had a great time. My team has already confirmed we will be returning.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my baby out for a nice dinner. Place is cool and fun to look around. Before dinner cocktails were fantastic! Salads were wonderful and entrees. Ambience not romantic but we had a very romantic time.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the only restaurant I had time to get to on a business trip to San Fran. It's a trendy little place with the BEST cheddar biscuits! I would highly recommend!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the pork
We really enjoyed the pork belly sliders and the sausage with pretzel as starters. The mushroom risotto was flavorful and creamy yet slightly toothy (my favorite). We also had the whiskey roast pork shoulder very tender and the glaze was incredible. We were too full for dessert but can't wait to go back and try homemade peanut butter cups.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasantly surprising good food
We came here on a Friday night because not expecting very much, to be honest. The restaurant is located inside a hotel, so I thought it might be a tourist trap. But boy, was I wrong. We ordered an assortment of appetizers, and everything was quite good! My faves were the pork belly sliders and the lamb chops with rose honey yogurt. And the service was commendable! Servers were attentive, and it seemed like the food arrived less than 10 minutes after we ordered. I would definitely dine here again!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and the ambiance was so fun and lively. We attended for dinner before going out and it was the perfect environment we were looking for! Great experience and I will be back
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hilton Union Square
Had dinner once and the food was pretty good, only restaurant in the hotel.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I absolutely LOVE this place. The food was amazing and the service was perfect!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice place!
I went with my family, including my 2yrs old daughter and We had dinner there, after that my Wife and I spent more time in the lounge! We had a great night there.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
ate there twice while in SF
My husband enjoyed the terres major steak so much that he had it both times. I had the haddock one night and lamb shank the other ...would recommend both. Their "peanut butter cup" dessert was beautiful and yummy. Noise level really depends on where you sit.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Business Lunch
Worked well for a business lunch. Service was efficient and food was quite good. I would revisit when in town for another business lunch or dinner.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and intersting menu
The food was very good and a very interesting menu of things you normally do not see. We enjoyed the pork belly sliders and the pot pie. The small plates menu are very big and in some cases, enough for two people. Definitely a great place to eat before going to the Curran theater for shows.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great pre-theatre dining
The dining room has an urban vibe, but yet relaxed and inviting. Our party only dropped in for a light dinner before the theatre and we were delighted. The onion soup was delicious as was the fish and chips. This restaurant is definitely on our list for another visit.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food-- AND free parking
I thought the food was great and menu creative-- that pork shoulder was amazing - so great that you get 5 hours of free parking, great of us out of towners...
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Deviled eggs were divine. Fried chicken was delicious. Mac n cheese was good but very heavy. Don't miss the chocolate cream pie !!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to meet your friend or waiting for your flight. The restaurant is casual, but can be extremely loud due to the bar.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was mixed. My friend
The food was mixed. My friend ordered pork ribs and the meat was very hard and bland. He ate about half of the plate, but then had to stop as it was tasteless. I encouraged him to tell the service, to which the response was excellent. The server spoke with the manager and they removed this dish from the check. I really appreciated the professionalism of our server and his advising of the protocol for resolving problems.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Although Urban Tavern is a
Although Urban Tavern is a little high-priced ($12 for a Bloody Mary), the food was really good. Our waiter was from Russia and very personable. The menu was small but everything on it sounded scrumptious. I can highly recommend the Peanut Butter Cup for dessert - the cup itself was not anything like the Reese's version - it had a very creamy, light peanut butter filling and was accompanied by a homemade piece of peanut brittle and a scoop of Fiorello peanut butter/chocolate swirl gelato which is the best ice cream I have ever had!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre-Theater Dining Delight
Housed in the Hilton Hotel, Urban Tavern is perfect to have a pre- theater dining experience. The food is outstanding and to top it off they do a great prix fix dinner of soup or salad, entree and dessert for $39. The restaurant is within walking distance to three of San Francisco's best theaters! An added bonus is that the Hotel gives you 5 hours free parking with validation at the restaurant. A winner all around!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great hotel restaurant
This restaurant is located on the first floor of the Hilton hotel with an entrance off the street or one through the hotel lobby. Its close location to the Curran and ACT theaters made this a natural choice before or after a performance. We went for lunch and shared the Asian French dip and a Cobb salad. Both were delicious. We saw people who were staying at the hotel, attendees of meetings, and groups of girlfriends eating during our Wednesday lunch. We'll be back next time we have theater tickets.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot before the Theater ...
Good solid place to dine before attending local theater. It's a great location (just a block away), the food was very good, served in ample portions in very efficient manner, allowing us to get to the show before the curtain rose. We had the Butternut & cider bisque, Whiskey roast pork shoulder and the Tavern steak and fries. For dessert, we had their signature Urban snack cakes. All was well prepared and very tasty. We will be recommending the Tavern to others.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a really good experience at Urban Tavern minus our waitress. In past visits, we have had great experiences, but the waitress we had last night just seemed like she did not like her job and did not like serving us. We were very rushed to make our order and when we did, we seemed to have very unfriendly responses. This place has great food and ambiance, and also a great staff for the most part. I think we just got unlucky and were served by someone that I doubt will be working there for long.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before a matinee at the theater
We enjoyed the food and location. Wonderful that they give 5 hours free parking, loved the 'chips' on the fish n' chips, and the fish was great too! Great desserts! Overall worth it, but a bit more pricey if you have cocktails!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly but flat
We were grateful to find last minute reservations for a party of 6 and the service was efficient and friendly. The food was a mixed bag though. loved the appetizers - A + - but out of our 5 entrees 3 were seriously lacking flavor or seasoning. For that resin I would not recommend except maybe just for small plates.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for pre-theater dining!
Food was terrific, service wonderful without being intrusive, and we got safe, validated parking at the Hilton for 5 hrs. Went to Golden Gate theater after we ate and got our car after the show. Perfect!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
RED QUINOA SALAD
The RED QUINOA SALAD was great, they have 21st amendment beers and Joe my server was professional and pleasant. A nice place to catch a bite when you are in the Union Square area.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Off Union Square bustle
Walking around Union Square at Christmastime can be stressful....the Urban Tavern is not far away(at the Hilton) but so nice and quiet and relaxing in a really nice modern rustic atmosphere. The food is simple...we had the french onion soup which is great and a salad and sandwich between three of us. And great wait staff...
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun for a night out.
This is not the classiest place but ir is Nice. It is not to expensive and the food que has wash great. I has the Fish and chips which were good and my girlfriend had some tostadas which were awesome.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here for a somewhat short notice lunch. The service was really good, the wait staff was on top of everything. The food choices looked very appetizing, and I almost wish I ordered a salad with the chicken and salmon instead of my 'Stackable' burger. My burger came with a side of fries, but they put a little extra effort and put in Maui Onion slices in with the fries. I think I would come here again as a nice date spot possibly, or a place to get a nice bite later after barhopping.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time for
This was my first time for lunch at Urban Tavern and it was surprisingly quiet and very enjoyable. the only down sides were the completely bland cucumber salad and the price of the fish and chips. But the fish and chips were terrific, so I shouldn't complain.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A large group spent a most delightful couple of hours wining and dining at this terrific bistro. The menu offers a very intriguing range of dishes, and everything we ordered was terrific. Our server achieved the perfect balance between attentive and invisible.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM