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Urban Bar & Grill
Urban Bar & Grill

Urban Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.urbanbarandgrill.com
  • Email: urban@diningonfifth.com
  • Phone: (619) 235-8700
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday 12 pm to 12 am, Sunday 12 pm to 10 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
  • "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
  • "I realize that it was on Christmas Day, but if a restaurant decides to open, it needs to be staffed and the quality of the food needs to be at acceptable levels. It was not the case at Urban Bar and Grille. We waited almost an hour for our food, and the waiter did offer an extra glass of wine for our wait, which was thoughtful, but we should not have had to wait that long. Also, I ordered the Christmas special, and the roasted vegetables were too cooked and really spicy. The stuffing was completely inedible and unrecognizable as stuffing The turkey and ham were good. I addition, according to Open Table - a free glass of wine was included. At the restaurant, the free beverage was cider, which I can't drink. Substitutions were not allowed."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I'm not sure what happened on Christmas night, but both the kitchen and floor staff were in complete meltdown. Despite the restaurant being half-empty, it took over 20 minutes for our server to get our drink order, 30 minutes for soup to arrive, and we finally gave up and left after 80 minutes of waiting for our entrees while the waitstaff were hiding out and avoiding their tables. The kitchen was clearly unprepared for service that night, and the front of house staff made it much, much worse with their obvious lack of concern."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Although we had some confusion about our order, our server fixed it quickly. The lamb chops were done perfectly and were delicious. The ahi was incredible. We enjoyed our meal immensely."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "After reading how the locals feel about food in the Gaslamp district, I wasn't expecting to be impressed. However, Urban was a wonderful experience with good service, great food and a comfortable patio setting. I only wish I could recreate the short rib sliders. They we're succulent and flavorful. They are the short ribs by which I will judge all others."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "wait staff was nice. dissappointed in the food. chicken over cooked and dry. braised ribs wasn't any better."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "You are missing an amazing food experience if you don't try them out. You will go back again and again--I know I do!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We were meeting family from out of town and as they were staying downtown we thought this would be a cool place to check out. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We ordered drinks and appetizers and waited awhile to order our entrees. Salads are big enough to share and delicious. Order the Baked Rigatoni Spicy! It delivers on the spice. I had the Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops and they were perfectly cooked!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "When the singer started, he was so amped and loud that we could no longer carry on a conversation at our table. I am so tired of restaurants that think that assaulting my ears is going to make me have a good time. It doesn't."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had our team dinner here and it was wonderful! Everyone loved the food, service, vibe, wine, apps, meals, and dessert! I highly recommend this place. Big thanks to the staff and chef for such a great evening! We had a memorable event!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The service here was exceptional. A creative menu and beautiful presentation. Good selection of retro cocktails."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Go for the food...not the service! Our waiter actually forgot to put in one of our orders. Since he didn't come back to check on our table (for 15 minutes or so), we ate after our other guest was finished. He admitted to forgetting to put it in, but did not to anything to compensate for his mistake. Good thing the food was really good!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We were visiting from out of town and selected this restaurant as it was close to our hotel and looked to have some good food choices. Overall, it was mediocre (but the service was great. i think this was in part because the restaurant was almost empty (and we were there at 7pm on a Friday night!)) When we walked in and saw how empty it was, we were a bit worried. in the end, the food was just ok - nothing to rave about. Some items were reasonably priced, others were not. I opted to order beer when I saw that they had a wine on their menu that you could get at Costco! Given the fact that there are a lot of other restaurants in the area, i would try something different before going back."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "While serving an excellent sushi style tuna taco, the bartender, Alex served up a well made Rye Whiskey Sour. They also have a good selection of craft beers to suit any style."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Urban Bar & Grill was a great choice for a late afternoon meal and people watching .We really enjoyed our selections from the extensive menu, brussel sprouts, mac & cheese, kobey burger & fries and pear Gorgonzola salad. Everything was so flavorful that we couldn't pick a favorite."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Went to this place for a business diner (party of four). While the food was certainly delicious, service was somewhat odd. After we waited quite some time for the appetizers to show up, it was only a few minutes later they started serving the entrees (we were not even half way through the appetizers at that time) and so the table, which was anyway kind of small for a group of four, became even more packed. We ended up returning some of the appetizers unfinished just to free up some space on the table. In my humble opinion it is definitely a no go that entrees are brought to the table before the guests have finished their appetizers."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Very nice bar and grill in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District. Varied menu, well-prepared dishes and very attentive service. Casual and pleasing."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "food was wonderful, great outdoor dining mid day/evening with Perfect San Diego weather!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The food was excellent and so was the food. The only downside was the loud music that was meant for a noisier restaurant. The ahi and the swordfish were both very good as was the pear & Gorgonzola salad."
    Dined on 10/19/2013