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Urban Bar & Grill
Urban Bar & Grill

Urban Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.urbanbarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (619) 235-8700
  • Hours of Operation: Sun - Thu: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Fri - Sat: 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between F & E
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: San Diego MTS Trolley:

    Blue Line, C Street

    Orange Line, Convention Center
A word from Urban Bar & Grill
Urban Bar and Grill Gaslamp is all about fresh contemporary cuisine at a great value for everyone. Our entire menu is created In-House with the freshest ingredients to ensure a fantastic dining experience. From delicious starters and fresh salads to inventive burgers and sandwiches to pizzas, pastas and grilled meats to mouth-watering seafood, our skilled culinary team promises something for everyone to enjoy!

Our Staff prides itself in the selection of Craft Cocktails made with the Finest Ingredients like Freshly-Squeezed Juices and Flavorful House Infused Spirits mixed in Timeless Classics & Pre-Prohibition Recipes. Our Elegant bar carries an astute collection of Locally brewed Beers & offer a great Happy Hour. Guests enjoy our Window Tables and Patio for the view of the enchanting National Historic District and the Gaslamp Quarter’s busy nightlife.

We feature Intimate or Group Seating & Private Dining Options for groups up to 40

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Diner Reviews
  • "When I say scenic view I don't mean great sunsets or ocean view which you generally mean when you use that term in San Diego. I mean a great people watching vantage point from the outside seating on Fifth in The Gaslamp. Never a dull moment people-watching there! The Kobe beef hamburger was awesome and they have happy hour from 4 to 7 EVERY day of the week. We all enjoyed our meals and "happy hour priced drinks". Will definitely be back to try some different items on the menu. P.S. the service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of my favorites spots in the Gaslamp but the food was subpar on this night. I am going to chalk it up to one bad night and will definitely be back to give them another try."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Perhaps it was that we got there at 6pm & the Gaslamp doesn't buzz until 9pm, but the service was slow. Honestly felt like they consistently forgot us, but we didn't see servers running to the other tables. But good service when they were there & the water guy was always on top of things. Maybe something was up with our server as someone else brought our adult beverages and then about five minutes later, he brought them too. Our server also didn't finish the evening with us. And the cost was about what I expected. The food is pretty good and unique, but I'm not sure it's $170 for 4 good. But I would come back for the food. The decor was odd. Seemed stuck between styles and not sure if it's a high end restaurant or nightclub."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was good, but nothing special. Service was really good. It's overpriced, since is in the Gaslamp, but we had a restaurant certificate and decided to give it a try. I would recommend other places over this one based on the food and prices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We sat outside and enjoyed watching the people watching! Great service, attended to is and backed off when we enjoyed talking and enjoying our dinner!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our waiter was extremely helpful and gave just the right amount of attentiveness. On a Thursday night, there was no wait and we could have made it without our reservations. Not one complaint about the food. Although it's not cheap, I thought it had better value than other nicer restaurants in the Gaslamp district."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have dined at this restaurant several times before for pre-theatre meals. However, this time we had a dinner party of six and needed to complete dinner by 7:45PM to attend a play. We placed our appetizer and entrée orders at 6:45. The calamari and meat/cheese board appetizers were fine. The ahi poke tacos smelled and tasted bad and were sent back. At 7:10, our server informed us that our meals would be up shortly. At 7:30, I finally asked where our food was and 5 minutes later it was delivered. Our entrees would probably have been fine, but we were rushed to eat them and did not have time to thoroughly enjoy them. This was a $300+ dinner that was not satisfying."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Was not good food or service. Seemed like waitress was new and felt bad for her. Table of 4 and table of 8 before we were seated waited long time for food too. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The drinks were good specially the Caipirina Love it congratulations on a great spot "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Despite having a confirmed reservation, when we showed up the restaurant told us that they were closing. I asked how that could be when we have a reservation, and was told that sometimes they close "if it's a slow night." Certainly I understand how much it must take to run a restaurant when it's slow, but I absolutely do not think they should be allowed to accept AND CONFIRM reservations when the restaurant is not 100% prepared to be open."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food wasn't as good... Took a while to get our food. The food is not worth the price. Place is nice to have a drink and may be appetizers."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went tp happy hour as well as ordering off of the main menu. food and service were both great."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great dinner spot. We sat at a table outside and were treated to a vibrant nightlife. The food was outstanding as was our server. I would recommend this restaurant to all. Great drinks and good beer. What more could you ask for! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Braised short ribs were insane! Good service, good food, good atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Our entire meal was delicious. Drinks.appetizers. meals. And dessert. Ah I tuna tacos amazing..wassup mashed potatoes even better. Corn and kale stuffed chicken wasmoist and ccooked perfectly. Steak cooked to perfection. Creme brulee cheesecake to die for."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I've been to Urban a couple of times for both Happy Hour and Date Night with my hubby! The food is great and the service is always excellent and attentive! We'll be back again soon for sure!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent service and tge food was every good! We sat outside and watched all the action"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "They stayed open late for us for my friend's birthday -- all of the food was delicious, the wine was good and the service was excellent. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Best steaks in town along with a great beer and whiskey selection Great service to be noted"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I find it ludicrous that I had to go to the internet to make a reservation. I should have been able to talk to a person at the restaurant to make the reservation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was good at a reasonable price. We will definitely go back. So many choices on the menu. Everyone can find something they like!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service and attention to detail! The steaks a great, preparation is to request. Wine list is a little on the light side for the Gaslamp however the selection is enough. Definitely worth a visit!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We sat outside on a holiday wknd for dinner. The people watching was so much fun. Otherwise nothing else was good about this place. The service was TERRIBLE. The waiter basically forgot about us. The drinks were expensive and small. The food was forgettable. Defnitely not one of the gems you find in downtown San Diego. Sorry Urban Bar, you missed the mark."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had mussels/appetizer, scrumptious rosemary lamb dish, Alamos malbec wine, and delicious chocolate mousse for dessert. EVERYTHING was delicious. Server was great - attentive and friendly. Atmosphere lively but not boisterous. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The unique drinks were fantastic and my food was great. The service was ok. We sat in the bar area and the waiter was also busy with the bar so service wasn't great. I would go back but sit in the dining room."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "like the food but could not use my 50$ gift card on valentine day they said it was a Holiday since when in valentine day a Holiday ??? so paid full price will be back to use the 50$ gift card on a none Holiday but won't really go back due to they said no to me on a non/fake Holiday ... what happen to the customer being right...Valentine day is not a Holiday..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Got there at 5:30, sat inside, although outside would have been nice in the tables by the door. Service was very attentive and friendly. Great music, not too loud. Good menu, nice variety. We had the citrus spinach salad - good, rigatoni with sausage (very good), and the filet (not the best I've ever had, but not bad) with the truffle/bacon Mac and Cheese (yum). Grilled brussel sprouts with bacon were GREAT! I hear it's great for lunch as well."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Was looking for a dinner place for 5 on Valentines' Day and the reviews were mixed but decided it worked for location and timing before a show at Balboa Theater. Honestly the food was delicious but took a full hour to get to our table. Water was never refilled. There were no apologies or excuses. We can't possibly come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I saw that this restaurant had great reviews. but this restaurant was the choice for the evening because of the location of the restaurant and also the menu items. My party was very pleased, especially my 4 year old son. He said the food was very delicious. Thank you"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food was unbelievable. My wife had the sirloin and I had the roasted airline chicken breast. Superb!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food is wonderful and often easy to find, what makes this place the best is the service and out particular server! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "They lost our open table reservation. It appears that they didn't add our reservation to the combined list. They scrambled to accommodate. Dining there was fine."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Do not book a reservation on Open Table at this restaurant. I booked it 3 hours ahead of time. We were running about 5-10 min late so we called about 10 min before our reservation just to make sure it would be ok or if they would need to give our reservation away. The hostess said, "Actually that will be fine because I just now saw your reservation." We checked in only 10 min after our reservation time and didn't get seated until about an hour and a half after our reservation time. The manager said the hostess does not have access to a computer. Our waitress was very nice! Food was not all that great either, the sliders were too salty, lobster mac was bland, filet was just ok. Definitely not worth the wait or the way we were treated."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Server was great. Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience. At the time for our reservation, we had a choice of inside or on the street outside. We chose inside, across from the busy bar in the high stool tables. Our waiter seemed to have that whole side of the the place for awhile but he was very 'no problem' attentive to us, knowledgeable of the menus; cocktails, wine and food, and enthusiastic. All off the Valentine special menu, my husband ordered the pear and gorgonzola salad. He said it was fantastic. I had the spinach and orange salad - it was nice but not more then that. Husband also had the scallops cooked the best in a long time, tender not chewy. I enjoyed the salmon plate. We passed on dessert. The staff seemed to be working very hard, and found their rhythm."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere is chic and upscale yet the food is delicious!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Overall, we had a good experience. The filet mignon was excellent - very tender. My wife had the scallops and while they were good and well-prepared, she was expecting more than three scallops for the price ($34)."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went early on a Sunday night before the theater, so there were only a few diners. Therefore, we cannot really comment on the noise level when the restaurant is filled. However, we definitely can say our meals were excellent! I had the lamb chops and they were the best I've ever had. That's saying a lot as lamb is one of my favorites. My husband had the filet which was perfectly prepared. The side dishes are equally good. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We had dinner on the pattio!, good service, maybe just lacking to give some recomendations but that was a minor thing. The food was great.. Filet Mignon very good portion, tasty... the tuna tacos as a starter was also great. I will be back!,"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The service for the restaurant was remarkable. My husband and I wanted to enjoy a low maintenance new years dinner and people watch in downtown SD. All of the food was great—ORDER THE BACON MAC N CHEESE—but it was very over priced for what you got. We enjoyed the overall evening and would recommend this to a friend letting them know the food is not the best we have ever had but the service and location is worth a visit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013