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Urban Eatery
Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.myurbaneatery.com
  • Phone: (612) 920-5000
  • Hours of Operation: MONDAY-WEDNESDAY: 4 pm - 11 pm
    THURSDAY-SATURDAY: 11 am - Midnight
    SUNDAY: 11 am - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Jim Kynberg & Team
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Book your Events with us. Please visit myurbaneatery.com or email events[at]myurbaneatery.com for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We at Urban Eatery offer a beautiful semi private dining room suitable for any occasion. Our warm and inviting space located at the historic Calhoun Beach Club is a perfect choice for your special event any time of the year.
  • Private Party Contact: Ali Koepke (612) 920-5000
  • Entertainment: Check the Urban Eatery website for our entertainment and events.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Let us host your next special events. Please visit myurbaneatery.com or email events[at]myurbaneatery.com for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dean Pkwy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Urban Eatery offers complimentary valet daily after 5pm, as well as discounted ramp parking for only $2 (Calhoun Beach Club ramp on Thomas Ave.)
A word from Urban Eatery
Urban Eatery offers a warm & comfortable dining experience overlooking the beautiful Lake Calhoun. Urban Eatery's menu is approachable with ingredients that are " Fresh & Local". We've taken traditional favorites & added a twist, like Smoked Duck Nachos, Local Greens Salad. Our Lamb Burgers are AMAZING.

January 2014 Open Table Diner' Choice Award




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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I was looking for a nice place with outdoor seating off of Lake Calhoun to plan a proposal to my lady on the 4th of July. I checked with a few of the uptown staples, but availability and intimacy was minimal. I stumbled upon Urban Eatery in a Google search and called them for reservations. The manager (Alli, I think) was more than accomidating to everything I needed to make it happen perfectly! The food and drinks were great! The service was even better! I'd highly recommend it for food, drinks, or special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My husband, mother-in-law and I had dinner here, and we all loved our food (a first!) This place is kid and dog friendly, has great outdoors seating, and it's perfect for a summer evening or brunch. The service is fast, cordial, and efficient. We are definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great pick for happy hour! Service was fantastic....will revisit!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We stopped in on a Saturday night. The rain may have impacted crowds, but the fact that it was much more crowded at 9 than at 7:30 indicates a younger, more bar focused crowd. Our server was excellent - he knew the menu backwards and forwards, made confident recommendations, and was attentive without hovering. We thought the food was in general very good - the smoked duck nachos were excellent, as were the beef kabobs and spinach salad. The brussel sprouts had a little too much bacon (who knew that was possible?), but were still tasty. There was enough variety on the menu that we want to go back and try some other things."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food and menu overall. Our server Alex was exceptionally good. The bar area is dark at certain tables which was our only real negative for the place. We would definitely eat there again just at a different part of the restaurant. The area by the windows looked nice or the dining room in the back which was beautifully lit and seemed like a great place to hold a dinner reception or social. Overall very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was deliscious we four women enjoyed our meals. The appetizers of mushrooms and asparagus fantastic and tasty. Dinner was beyond what I expected. duck tender, flavorful, moist. the Brussels sprouts out of this world. Our waiter was beyond helpful and had great advice and was solicitous seeming to know our wants."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our biggest question while dining at Urban Eatery was, "How on earth could this place not have 5 stars?" (only 4 stars when we looked at it online) The food was amazing (ceviche, charred cauliflower, shrimp tacos, baby bellas, thai lettuce wraps)! The mojitos were awesome (best ever....and we've tried a lot of mojitos from a lot of places)! We had a great view of the lake and everyone enjoying the lake. I often am bothered by outdoor seating along a street, but the energy of the restaurant was delightful. Our server, Alex, was fantastic! The rest of the staff was incredibly polite and positive. Sadly, no room for dessert. Definitely a place to return to and suggest to friends!!! Try everything on the menu. I'm guessing it is all fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my father here for Father's Day brunch. I had the breakfast pizza, and my father had a burger. We also had very delightful non-alcoholic Bloody Mary's! The service was great, although I do not remember our servers name! :( Will be back again! I would like to be able to enjoy the patio someday as well!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I drove by the Urban Eatery frequently, and always wanted to try it out. Well, this last week I got my chance and was not disappointed! The service was great, the food was amazing and the outside seating was beautiful. To have a view of Calhoun and all the hustle and bustle created a fun and energetic atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "What keeps us coming back: enthusiastic, fun staff; well-thought-out, carefully prepared menu; modest, but very well selected wine and beer list; terrific outdoor area, lively indoor seating. The people who work here and eat and drink here enjoy themselves, and it shows."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "There were 4 of us for dinner. Our order included Whiskey Soy Salmon, Asian Beef Kabobs, Crispy Caprese Chicken and Northwoods Walleye. All were served hot, with crisply cooked vegetables and a beautiful presentation. The walleye eater said he was not really a fish lover but that he will certainly be eating more after finishing his wonderful dinner. The bar was full of energy, the food delicious, the pace of dinner relaxed and I will recommend Urban Eatery to many friends."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is our 3rd time here. The food has always been great!! On our last visit, our service was exceptional! Wong is a great server!! We will be back "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The noise level might not be much different than the average restaurant these days, but it was a real problem for us. We had a senior citizen in our party and it was way too noisy for him - couldn't hear much at all. So we had to move outside and that was not much better, with the heavy traffic. Food was ok but nothing exceptional. Wait staff was nice and helpful. The valet parking is great and the attendant was a sweetheart."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We ordered two appetizers; lettuce wrap and mahi mahi. Both were really good. The steak, chicken and burger were quite good also. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great view of Lake Calhoun and food! Went here for a birthday party and they easily accommodated a group of 10 people outside. I only gave 4 stars on service because they lost 3 people's food, so their food came 20min after everyone else's. Their meal was free, so they were fine with it. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at urban eatery & we really liked it. It was quite busy so we sat in the bar area, which was very nice and cozy. The menu was pretty extensive, including sandwiches, pizza, main course salads and entrees. We both had the roasted walleye with wild rice cakes and it was wonderful. The mixed greens salad contained nuts and oranges and it was delicious. We were too full for dessert. Our server was great and very attentive."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We frequent the Urban eatery and are never disapppointed by the great food, beverage selection and outstanding and frrindly service. Near the lakes and fre valet parking a nice additional benefit"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We frequent Urban eatery and we are never dissapointed by the food, beverages and especially the service. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had dinner there the other night for a birthday. They have a very good menu and the food was remarkably good. I highly recommend the pork chop!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The meals were delicious, with inventive flavor and texture combinations. I had the duck breast with cherries and brussels sprouts. I was amazed at how well the dried cherries blended with the brussels sprouts. My husband had the steak and hash browns. The sides were generously proportioned, giving a very nice entree size. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere was somewhat frantic--servers running past, large screen televisions, and the bar close at hand, but the menu was varied, the food was good and nicely presented. We dined on a Thursday night; I wouldn't want to return on a weekend or summer evening."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We enjoy coming to Urban Eatery for several reasons including a variety of healthy food options, moderate noise level, great service and moderate prices including a happy hour until 6:30 pm. It was not very crowded this past Friday night but I hope that nicer weather brings more customers as it is a good choice in the neighborhood for a "sit down and be served" restaurant. I'm sure we'll be looking for a table on the patio when the summer finally comes."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The ambience is great, not too pretentious but hip and cool. The food is deilicious, the salmon burger was awesome!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "those fried pickles app was delicious! & truffle fries yum!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This is our first time here but definitely not our last. Reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere and great food. Can't wait to go back and eat outside. Our waiter, Alex, topped the evening off with outstanding service. Would go back just to have him wait on us again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "With a group of 4 and everyone loved their appetizers, entree and desserts. Our server Hoang made the evening extra special. Can't wait to come back in the summer and check out the outdoor space and views. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "they have a great happy hour that went until 6:30 which is rare. good food and good beers on tap. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had never dined at Urban Eatery and decided to take a chance because the reservation time worked out and the menu was intriguing. We were blown away by the service, food and general feel of the place. Our server had a great sense of humor - we all fell in love with Hoang (my teenage son included). Our server made great suggestions and we never wanted for anything (refills, etc.). The food was fabulous and we can't wait to come back and try the regular menu. We all tasted everything off of each other's plate and loved it all. We also noticed how all the servers helped each other out, gave just as great service - even if it wasn't their table, etc. We will definitely be back - and back - and back....!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was amazing and so were the waiters. My water glass was never empty. It was a bit loud for my liking. Hard to talk at times"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "the food was surprisingly excellent and innovative, prices I thought were low,want to go back and try other things on the menu"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "While it was certainly louder in the bar area, we really liked the cozy booth we were seated in. Got to watch all the NCAA action on the TVs and the people coming and going -- always fun. Food was really good. Our waiter while good, seemed to have a lot of tables to look after so service was a tad slow when we wanted another round of drinks. Can't wait for the outside patio to open. it will definitely be a place we head back to."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very nice experience and wonderful view on a nice, sunny Sunday afternoon."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We frequent this neighborhood gem and are never disapointed by the food, beverages and service"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great food and attentive service. Interesting unique food choices."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday and were blown away by the food. All the food had a great presentation. The flavors were great. The portions were a good size, which made it a great value overall. We started with the duck nachos and sweet potato fries. The fries, served in a paper bag with a spicy ketchup on one side and saffron mustard on the other, were wonderful. The duck was tender and the flavors were great. Next we moved to the seasonal salad and starter local greens. They were very fresh as we're the dressings. The entrees were grilled steak urban and mahi mahi curry. These dishes were over the top great. They were beautifully prepared and presented. Definitely going back and recommending to everyone."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "While service was a little slow between courses the presentation, quality and taste was well worth the wait."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Urban Eatery. Everything we ordered was well prepared and the glass of wine we ordered was very nice, too. We did not order a bottle of wine but did look over the list, which had nice options with reasonable pricing. The noise level was acceptable to me, I am one who hates going to dinner and not being able to hear my companions. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We used the crowd cut coupon and it worked out great. Apps were great duck nachos and Mac and cheese. Enough Mac and cheese to take home. Salads were very good- not iceberg lettuce-good greens! Main course was awesome. I had the pork chop and risotto couldn't finish the 2" pork chop. Friend had the steak- w2 nice filets. He couldn't finish the 2nd filet. 2 others had the caprese chicken. All very good. Dessert was pumpkin cheese cake and apple crisp. We brought food home. Service was great. Got there for HH which was a bonus. Definitely will go back. Nice valet parking too!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I've been here multiple times and it is always spot on. Consistently good food with a great atmosphere and service!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "First time at the eatery and we were super impressed with the ambiance and the food. So many great options and we didn't go wrong with anything. I couldn't say the same about the cocktails though, I ordered the cheer delight and it tasted like a non-alcoholic super diluted sugar concentrate. Will definitely go back and maybe this time I would stick to known territory - wines!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014