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urban an american grill
urban an american grill

urban an american grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.urbanatthedomain.com
  • Phone: (512) 490-1511
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Paul Polizzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering options available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private wine library for up to 20 guests, and a private dining room for parties up to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Alicia Polk (512) 810-3224
  • Entertainment: Live music in the lounge Tuesday thru Saturday and in the restaurant for brunch on Sundays
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve four course dinner, including live music and a complimentary champagne toast. $65 per person

    New Year's Day Buffet Brunch! Fresh start to the new year with a variety of superfoods, cold pressed juices, and traditional New Year's goodies. $19.95 per person

    Jonathon Honig winemaker dinner 2/5/2014 Details on the menu to come

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Esperanza
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and on-site self park available.
A word from urban an american grill
Urban, an American Grill, is located in the Westin at the Domain and serves a comforting menu highlighting local ingredients. Inspired by the flavors and spirits of Texas, our cuisine changes with the seasons but always includes favorites like Chef's signature meatloaf, loaded mac and cheese, and our delicious Urban Kobe Burger. Other inspired dishes include our Espresso Rubbed Pork Chop with butternut squash risotto and crispy brussel sprouts, Pan Seared Scallops with sauteed spinach and creamy grits, and the always popular Bar Steak with bourbon shallot butter and house made salt & pepper fries. In addition to our welcoming dining room, guests can experience our friendly service and outstanding value in our private wine room, our expansive private dining room, or outside on either of our two patios.....Join us for Comfort Food, reinvented. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my first time at Urban, and the overall experience was very nice. There was an outdoor patio, but it was Texas during the summer. But it would be nice to try that out during the fall. There was live music playing in the bar area, but in the restaurant, you could hear it but it wasn't overpowering where it would drown out a conversation. The service was good, quick and attentive but not in our faces bothering us. The food was all good. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Beautiful modern style restaurant but the food falls short. Food presentations were lack luster. Then there was the Greasy Calamari...Caesar salad served with grilled tomatoes?...Scallops and Grits, well, have your seen pinkish gray grits before? Carbonara with separated cream sauce? The setting is beautiful, the server was lovely, but the food needs help!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "In town for a wedding and needed a place for an early brunch near the Domain Development. Urban an american grill fit the bill with outstanding service, very good ambience and nice brunch buffet that was visually appealing. There were no signature dishes to speak of but they had very good made to order omelets and pancakes along with a variety of meats and cheeses amongst the usual brunch fare. The chocolate pastry received high marks with second orders."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have no idea what the HOTEL itself is like but if I were going to judge whether I'd stay there based on their restaurant, I would move along. The brunch was nothing different than any other chain restaurants "free breakfast when you stay with us". After hearing nice things about the Mothers Day brunch, the kids and I decided to take my husband there for Fathers Day brunch. They were touting that, along with the Bluegrass music being played live. Ok, the music was good. The food...disappointing. The server was attentive and professional - and he even brought us our check, comp'ing 2 of the brunches, although we did not say a THING about being disappointed. We will no be returning to this location. :("
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, quiet, clean, can easily accommodate large parties. Could use more vegetarian entrees."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Cathy was our waitress and she was amazing. Very prompt and friendly service. We are definitely going back! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was a good time. My husband did ask for the Filet Mignon and they were out and when he ordered his steak well done, he had to send it back one more time. But overall the waiter was nice and they did offer us a dessert on the house and we had the banana split. It was Delicious, also the crispy brussell sprouts for an appetizer was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had eaten lunch here two years ago, shortly after they opened. Not good. However, we had a Restaurant.com coupon and went there for dinner. We both had great dinners - the wife the Scottish Salmon and me the Smoke 8 ounce Filet Mignon with salt and pepper fries and asparagus. Delicious. They hand cut their fries thin and long - were cooked brown outside and soft inside, just like I had hoped. This is not cheap but not expensive compared to some high end restaurants. It's located inside the Wyndham adjacent to a high end outdoorsy mall with all the haute couture shops, including Nieman Marcos. So, you can enjoy the shops then eat a good meal."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This place is awesome. Expected your normal hotel food and we were completly shocked! The Chicken Fried braised rib was great. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I think there should definitely be more menu options. I will not be returning again while in the Domain area, which I visit frequently."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my wife and our three young children to urban for Mother's Day brunch in an effort to stay a little closer to home rather than drive downtown this year. It was a gamble that paid off. The brunch was great. If I had to be picky, I'd say the risotto was a little underdone and the layout of the brunch could be improved. Most importantly, though, our waitress - Mari - was fantastic. Sometimes for a serve-yourself brunch you will see your waiter/waitress once when they take your drink order, then they fade away. Mari was attentive, professional, and flexible. Five-star service at a relaxed, elegant brunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nice ambience, good food, pleasant service. Would recommend and would go back again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I had filtered my search results with "$$" priced restaurants. I guess it was my fault for not checking pricing a bit closer but when I got the check I never in a million years would have imagined Easter Sunday brunch to cost $50 per person! I chose this restaurant that day because it advertised live jazz. I wanted to treat my wife and mom to a special Easter brunch, but there was no band. I asked our waitress, she checked with the manager who told her the band had cancelled on them the night before. The food (buffet) was good, but for $50 per person, I would have expected much better. The best thing about our experience was our waitress who was friendly and did an outstanding job. Will not go back, way too pricy for this patron."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the Easter brunch and $1 mimosas!!! Great variety, food and excellent service. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "They had a good selection of craft beers on tap. Not a lot just enough to make it interesting. The menu was a little bit limited but had a reasonable array of items. The usual sandwiches followed by exquisite entrees. Pretty much had a wide gamut in prices from the affordable to the special occasion orders. Restaurant was not particularly crowded on a Saturday night so we go right in. The waitress was pleasant and attentive."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place was awesome, music, lighting, customer service was great. I took my "lady friend" out for her birthday and it couldn't have gone any better."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a company function at the Westin, so we made reservations to have lunch before the event. It worked out perfectly and what was meant to be for convenience turned into a delicious meal!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and atmosphere. Much better than the usual hotel experience. Menu is trendy and fun if a bit expensive for Austin. Great wine list."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The service was very good as well as the food. They offer a sold menu.The place is nice and offers a good atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch. They have an interesting menu of different type of brunch items, $1 Mimosas and Kir Royals. They were accommodating and made me a Kir. There was also a bluegrass band playing and they were very good. Out waitress was very friendly and personable. She made recommendations and told us what her favorites were. All in all it was a very nice Sunday."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Urban, American Grill has become one of my dining favorites, highly recommend the seared scallops or the expresso rubbed pork chop...both are divine, service is very attentive and noise level is low so you can actually hear each other talk!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This I restaurant is part of the Westin hotel, but is in a great location and not a typical "hotel restaurant". Good, inventive fusion menu and excellent service!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Prime rib was gristle. They had to over cook it just to make it edible. They were also unable to get the steak cooked correctly to begin with. They made us wait for 40 minutes when we had a reservation. I could see empty tables. When we finally were seated the food took almost 30 minutes to arrive and all the steaks were over cooked. There were empty tables but the kitchen was obviously in the weeds. This place is just a hotel restaurant with over priced entrees. There are many better restaurants within walking distance of this one."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We picked Urban since we were staying at the Westin. The host seated us promptly and the atmosphere was pleasant. The calamari appetizer was good but nothing special. My dates scallops were excellent and my ribs had a good flavor to the meat but the BBQ sauce was a little sweet for my taste. The ribs were served with fries which they were great about not putting the Parmesan cheese on but there was no normal mustard in the restaurant. The entire service the waiter seemed flustered, unfamiliar with the wine list and took long periods to do simple tasks. Would have been a higher rating if waiter had matched that expectations of even a more casual restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation. Never a good start. When we finally sat, service was slow. I didn't have a fork. We ordered champagne, and they left the wine glasses on the table the entire meal. Between courses, we had to ask for fresh silverware each time. The sea bass was dry and unremarkable. My frisée salad was dry and plain. I kept My brownie was alright. For $100 a person, there is too much competition in the Domain and the rest of Austin to go back to this restaurant. Save your time and spend your money elsewhere. I would have rather gone to North, Jasper's, Copper, Fleming's, or Daily Grill. And those are all walking distance from here. They all have better food and service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It wasn't really romantic when people are sitting next to u like at McDonald's. The food is over priced for quality of it. I would not recommend doing a special occasion. I it's more for like big parties or for really rich people who like there food to look fancy instead of being good. I know ribeye steaks are fattie but I didn't think they would leave all the fat on steak."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The two chefs put together a remarkable menu befit for a high-end restaurant in NY or LA. The four-course meal had all of the right notes; appetizers that set the tone, salad that didn't skimp on flavor, main course with punch, and desserts that made one appreciate their taste buds. It is not often that I eat sweet potato bisque and the chefs made an extraordinarily tasty and rich one. The frisee salad had perfectly cooked pork belly with a delightfully light vinaigrette. The tobacco smoked ribeye had enough flavor for three meals and I was informed by my date that the champagne poached sea bass was perfect. Finally, the bacon bourbon brownie AND white chocolate cranberry bread pudding put two exclamation points on the evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fixed menu price was ok the main course was very poor. We ordered steaks and both sent them back to tough to eat then swiched to fish which was ok,and the second steak was no better. Some one should have followed up but with several different people picking up,delivering etc no chance to tell anybody. To pay $225.00 for a dinner with a bad main course Austin has many better choices,Flemings for one. We arte foodies and had heard good things and this is our second try and will not be back,don't mind the price if the meal is worth it. Attention to detail poor but good service and poor food. Good luck no on our list,and my girl friend works in the Domain. Scott S"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "food was adequate but not real enjoyable and the service was real slow"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went with my daughter & 12 month old. Everyone was friendly & very accommodating. Food was excellent. We will go back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We originally had 6:00 p.m. reservations, but my friend wanted earlier reservations(sorry we had to change, we missed the live entertainment). It seems that the dinner staff was just coming on board and our waitress was delightful. She recommended items from the menu and the appetizer was fabulous. We (the birthday girl, her brother and I) had three different entrées. The Fish Tacos were delicious, the Salmon was fantastic and the bar-be-cue chicken was outstanding! The chef did a wonderful job with the presentation, the portions were good and the food was hot. We were served a complimentary dessert for the B'day girl and I had the Bread Pudding. A must try for any one dining at the URBAN."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was great, atmosphere is good. Nice and quiet, with exception of live music from bar area. Service was good, except they were sitting all customers in small area, I guess to keep wait staff to one or two. Had the Brisket chili, Really good. Pizzas are wonderful."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "we were celebrating 18 years on New Year's Eve 2013. it was a preset menu, five courses, and a steal for the price. the portions were more than expected, compared to what we've seen elsewhere in that situation, and most importantly, delicious! great variety on a limited menu. the service was perfect, ambience was awesome with a jazz quartet in the background. all around perfect. I'd definitely go back for a nice family outing."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I have dined at Urban an American Grill several times and the dining experience is usually superb and the service is great. Highly recommended for a nice spot that is not too crowded with excellent dining options. The NYE 2013 dinner was excellent with great wine pairings."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went to urban for Christmas dinner because we were staying in the Austin area and couldn't find much else open. We should have went with our instincts and found a Chinese food restaurant as tradition demands if you cant eat at home. The menu was set and it was $50 per person. We didn't have a problem with either of those things, but it all came down to the food. When the best part of your meal is the salad, then you know its been disappointing. We had steak and fish dishes that were bland and cooked without care (steak wasn't cooked to temperature, wasn't seasoned well and not seared and rendered for flavor and the fish still had a couple of small pin bones). Desserts were simply awful."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Finding ourselves alone on Christmas Day we really felt like going out. It's very hard to find a good restaurant that is open on Christmas Day. We found urban grill and were very pleased with the food. They had fixed menu that day so we had only 2 choices for our main entree. The food was very delicious!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I nearly had to give only two stars because they don't tell you (at least, in Open Table) that the restaurant is in the Westin. And it is a typical hotel restaurant - typical, scatter brained type menu (aka "something for everyone"), unnecessarily pricey, hotel atmosphere, but I gave three stars because the service was fantastic and the food is above average ... for a hotel restaurant. Other commenters say that it has a great happy hour and probably that's going to be the only part I would check out in the future. To be clear, we did not have a bad experience. It was just a shock that our Open Table reservation to some restaurant we'd never been to before turned out to be a hotel restaurant."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My friend and I tried Urban: An American Grill for a change of pace. We were pleasantly surprised by the selection, service and experience. We'll definitely be back. The menu has a little bit of something for everyone. Many are traditional American dishes with a Texas twist like, my new favorite, the macaroni and cheese with smoked brisket and peas. I had that with a green salad and their wonderful brisket chili. I can see myself coming back and trying other things on the menu."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend Karen to dine at Urban an American Grill and we both loved it. The location, food, service, and overall experience were top notch. We both look forward to recommending this experience to our friends and returning for more great food!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The food was such a disappointment!! The prime rib was overdone and the gnocchi was actually doughy tasting and had no other taste. However, the service was excellent. It was an expensive mistake."
    Dined on 11/28/2013