Urban Eatery
Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.myurbaneatery.com/
  • Phone: (612) 920-5000
  • Hours of Operation:
    MONDAY-WEDNESDAY: 4:30 pm - 11 pm
    THURSDAY: 11 am - 11 pm
    FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 11 am - Midnight
    SUNDAY: 11 am - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • 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 6129205000x
  • Entertainment: Check the Urban Eatery website for our entertainment and events.
  • Special Events: 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




FREE VALET EVERY NIGHT @ 5 PM.



HAPPY HOUR



SUN-THURS 4:30-6:30 PM, LATE NIGHT 9:30-CLOSE

FRI-SAT 4:30-6:30 PM, LATE NIGHT 10:30-CLOSE
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Urban Eatery reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (55)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (43)scenic view (41)special occasion (27)vibrant bar scene (25)romantic (20)hot spot (18)great for lunch (17)late-night find (16)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • The food and service were both outstanding.
    Coopers
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Thanks to our server Alex for the terrific service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, but celiacs beware...
    kelseymarie
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I brought a group of colleagues to Urban Eatery for dinner. The restaurant is lovely and the free valet is awesome! I chose the restaurant because it clearly marked their gluten-free options. I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and need to be very careful what I eat. I was so excited to have so many options! I asked our server to make sure that the tortilla chips and sweet potato fries that were noted to be gluten-free were in fact fried in oil separate from what is used for the food items that contained gluten. She said no and that they share the same oil. I said, "So, they aren't gluten-free?" She said no. They just mark them that way so people who are watching their weight now what has gluten and what doesn't. It doesn't protect those with celiac. WTF? Misleading and disappointing. Our server was very nice, but I am pretty sure I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Nox123
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Just great all around: food, service, vibe. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a cool restaurant that serves delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Mom14
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Menu/food is very good. Service (wong) was excellent; appreciated the well-paced evening and help with the menu. Valet parking is a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining experience
    GolfNujt722VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We've been to the Urban Eatery before and really enjoy the food and choice of beverages. The only downside was our server - we had to ask him and remind him that we wanted a second beverage. He brought us an appetizer that needed a spoon and we had to ask for that too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    bravediner
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Very good food but not everything is great. Seared duck dish not so good which came with a not so good grilled polenta, walleye and steak medallions are very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb food.
    outandabout
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Veggie appetizers (cauliflower & brussel sprouts) were so tasty, I want more! I could easily eat more veggies in my daily diet if I could cook like that! ALL THE FOODS WERE JUST DIVINE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Debsdelight
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The outstanding service from our waiter made the evening. The best ever for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    JockoVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is our go to spot when we want good food, drink, excellent service and a casual venue. Love the grilled salmon salads and burger
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mushrooms
    Jaya
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Fantastic mushrooms. Salmon was also great. Server was one of the best we have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time and will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was my first dinner there. I booked on Open Table and requested to be seated where it was quieter so my friend and I could hear each other. The honored our request and we had a good time. We ate off the appetizer menu. The quac was good as were the fries with saffron aole. The asparagus was dull, but our drinks: 2 perfect Manhattans for me and 2 Margaritas for her were excellent. Will be back AND love the valet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelmed
    Jeremy
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    servers moved at the speed of sloth. took 2.5 hours to receive our meals and they weren/t very good. the ice cream sundae was also gross and it took over 30 minutes to receive... wont go back... i wouldnt recommend urban eatery, unless you have three hours to waste on an unimpressive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner - Not Intimate Table
    dannekam
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went to Urban Eatery for a date night during Restaurant Week - pleasantly surprised we were able to get a Friday night reservation at 7pm. The food was great (wide variety for a Restaurant Week menu!) and service excellent. The cheesecake w/ baklava was killer! My only qualm is that our table was huge for two people, and there was lots of traffic around us (right by hostess counter), so it was not very intimate at all. The booths around the perimeter and seating in the second dining room seemed much more cozy and intimate. I'd definitely come here again to try their full menu- I would only request a different table for more date night intimacy. For a girls' night or other reservation though, that table would have been fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    Ryan
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good food with a variety of options and drinks. Free valet parking is nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    RM12
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great dining experience. We attended for restaurant week and were very impressed with the wine list and the unique menu items. We will definitely be back to try items on the normal dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chowhound
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fabulous service, Great for foodies, Upscale Twin Cities dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Kimjsv
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I enjoyed the meal and so did everyone I was with. One complaint was that the jalapeño Mac and cheese lacked flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    minneapple
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and even better service. Fun atmosphere for dinner or drinks and appetizers. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    Choplover
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've been here several times and have loved the food. I brought an out of town guest here last weekend and was disappointed. We both had the pork chops -- which the waiter highly recommended. I've had them before and liked them so went with them again, but found them salty with too much sauce. Next time I'll go with the steak...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love Urban Eatery for a satisfying date after a walk around the Lake. The back room is quieter and in the winter, a cozy retreat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night.
    Marty14
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Went for a birthday. Used a groupon which was an amazing deal and I didn't feel like a less important customer because I was using one like with some places. Food was awesome. Drinks were too. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect weather for dinner outdoors
    StPauliGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Came as a large group of 9, which can always make the dining experience interesting. Being the weather was perfect for outdoors, we were offered a great, circular, out of the way table. This was perfect for conversations and appetizer sharing. Our waitress was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little disappointed
    unhappy1234
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We spent way too much money and had to order more food than necessary because of the groupon coupon. Will never do this again. I like the coupons that you buy for a certain dollar value and then you can use it on anything you'd like instead of having to order certain things. It ends up being a bad deal and leaving a bad taste in ones mouth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so impressed with the service
    thatsemms
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went to urban eatery for a birthday celebration. Arrived there early, been told that we need to wait 30 minutes more to be seated. So we went for a walk and came back. Our server wasn't rude or anything, but he apparently wasn't happy to serve us. He didn't smile the entire time. We didn't feel welcome at all, instead, we felt like we own that guy a lot of money... and he wanted to be pay back immediately... In terms of food, smocked duck nachos was good. Steak and walleye entree were just so so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday dinner!
    hollywoodVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We got the big round table outside and it was such a fun way to celebrate my friend's birthday! We loved being able to sit outside in September!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great vibe, great food, great service, large portions. I recommend the duck nachos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great special occasion spot
    AndyP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've been here with my boyfriend on two occasions, both spontaneous date nights. The food is always top-notch, and the service is attentive and pleasant. I've never really been one to be impressed by food, but Urban Eatery always surprises me. The prices are a little high, but the food is definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    emilyz123
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was great! The server was so friendly and answered all the questions we had. The fried pickles we ordered as an appetizer were delicious and not what we expected, in a good way. I forgot my scarf at the table and a staff member came running out to bring it to me while I was waiting for the valet, which was beyond awesome service. I will definitely be back soon to try out more of the small plate happy hour appetizers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Foodie8
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everyone at my table enjoyed their food. I had the lamb burger. It was moist, the cheese made it creamy, and the tomatoes added flavor. Yum! Others had the turkey burger and said it had good flavor. We will definitely visit Urban Eatery again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried it for the first time
    edinaman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have driven past this restaurant many times, but for some reason we never tried it. I decided, based on the online reviews, that we would go there for my birthday. We weren't sure what to expect. It was a fun place, the food was good, and the wait staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant evening
    Chezjava
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I went to dinner here with an out-of-town writer I hadn't seen in forty years. I was surprised and delighted to discover they did have a genuinely quiet section for three over-sixty guests. The restaurant would have gotten an additional check mark for a scenic view, but rain and clouds obscured the lake that evening. Our enthusiastic server knew how every dish was prepared, and his enthusiasm was infectious. We each had a different dish; two were outstanding and the third was very good. Only minus was the after-dinner coffee. They should add an espresso machine to complement their excellent menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great time. Really good service and nice menu options
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service
    twr39
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our wait staff was excellent. I didn't even notice the buss boy, which is a credit to him. He quietly took care of all our needs....water, etc. Our waitress was well informed, engaging and honest about our questions. The food was exactly what she said it was with special prep discussions followed perfectly. I enjoyed the interesting array of options available.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as usual
    JockoVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We visit UE alsmost weekly and always have good food,beverage and service while overlooking lake calhoun...one of our favorites
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time--really enjoyed it!
    LikesGoodService
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I seldom respond to surveys like this, but this was our first time at Urban Eatery and we were quite impressed. Our server knew the menu like the back of his hand and described what he liked, helped us understand the flavors, spices, etc. He was attentive, incredibly warm and friendly, but not overly intrusive. Perfect! The food was very good, reasonably priced, and sitting outside in near-perfect weather with close friends made for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By the water
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My friend and I were looking for a place near the water on a beautiful summer day. Granted, this is across busy, noisy Lake Street from Lake Calhoun but you can SEE the lake, especially if you sit on the lovely patio. Service was great - unobtrusive but there when we needed him.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as Usual!
    JockoVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Continues one of our favorite neighborhood spots that has great food, service, beverages and a nice view of Lake calhoun
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retiredprofs
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Tappas plate is outstanding. Good salads and sandwiches. Limited beer and wine menu compared to competition. Outside is vibrant, but has too much traffic noise at dinnertime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb happy hour
    Teri
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The tomato avocado pizza is delicious, and a real happy hour bargain. Attentive, friendly wait staff. Loved the place. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place
    Jafo
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was my first time at Urban Eatery. My friend and I ate outside on the patio for dinner. Nice view of Lake Calhoun. Food and service were good. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.