All around great experienceThe wait staff was excellent, very accommodating. The food as usual was great! And everyone there was having a good time during a beautiful day on the outdoor patio.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent!We first discovered Urban Eatery several years ago via a $10 off coupon they offered, and have been huge fans ever since.
The restaurant has a great vibe, whether it's the awesome outdoor patio with incredible views of Lake Calhoun, the energetic bar area, or the classic more subdued yet still dynamic dining room.
The food - AND drinks! - never fail to disappoint, and the service has always been excellent.
We have been their for dinner, appetizers and happy hours on multiple occasions, and most recently for Mother's Day - mom's choice! We WILL be back ... repeatedly!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for groups--veraccommodatingWe had reservations for a party of 5 with two toddlers. It was a great time to dine, we were seated in the upper dining room in a booth and it fit everyone well. Service was great and family friendly, food was tasty and no one blinked an eye when the kiddos got restless and needed to stretch their legs and explore a bit. Great views of Calhoun and parking was $2 in the ramp. It was a great place for groups at this time of the evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOut for Mother's day dinnerOut for Mother's day dinner on a Saturday evening - great food and service, very relaxed atmosphere. Staff acted happy we were there (this is not always the case when eating out) and were gracious and informative in their service. Food was well prepared and tasty. Will go back and recommend for others.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food/Fun AtmosphereGreat spot for cold beer and interesting apps like, Duck Nachos but also good dinner selections, good salads and entrees. The feel is very comfortable and welcoming. The bartenders are fun, they were flipping some bottles (not too much, just a little for fun) and entertaining the patrons. I will definitely return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day lunch (ok on Saturday)3 mothers, one husband, and one grandchild had a great lunch at the Urban. Everyone really liked their food. A breakfast pizza,
Apple French toast, a burger, and a seafood salad were all great. Really! And we complain! But we did NOT at all regarding the food and service. Fun day. Yum Day.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great food!From the valet to the host to the sever, the service was attentive and very helpful. Felt like we really mattered. When it came to ordering food, everyone at our table happened to get the Local Burger. Upon arrival, our plates were excellently prepared. The burger tasted lean and savory with nice add-ons, too. The proportion was just right (unlike the oversized/unmanageable ones at Burger Jones). I think it was one of the healthier burgers I've had. This was our second visit here and we'll definitely return to pursue more of the menu items. Thanks.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is the highlightUrban Eatery is a standard bar/grill as far as atmosphere and decor go. However, the food is well beyond, in both variety and quality, what you would call standard. The food combinations are inventive and incredibly tasty. The spicing is interesting, but not over-powering. Smoked Duck Nachos were very different and delicious. Salads were fresh and had interesting combinations that worked extremely well. Salmon and pork chop were cooked to order and were delicious. The only thing that was "standard" was really the dessert menu. Heavy on ice cream and other dairy offerings.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI just liked everything aboutI just liked everything about this place - EXCEPT for location - wish it was downtown St.Paul, cuz that's where I live!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMa great evening meal witha great evening meal with special ladies spanning 3 generations :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, service, i likedgood food, service, i liked using the open table app.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA must...TC Favorite!I can see why they continue to be voted a TC favorite. GREAT FOOD! Was so many things on the menu we wanted to try....Must go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOurIt was my husband and my 12th anniversary. We sat outside in the lovely weather and our food was great. Our server was fantastic, and very accommodating and he made our experience even better.
Jay Payne4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableWe celebrated a small family birthday dinner early on a Sunday evening. No problem getting in and loved our booth. Our vegetarian diner had no problem finding things to order. All menu items were reasonably priced, good portion size and tasty. The birthday boy was treated to dessert! Attentive service by personable server. Free valet parking was great especially since it was raining. All around enjoyable experience. I would definitely return.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCome for brunchJust a great place with great food, we come for brunch all the time.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMUrban EateryWe really enjoyed the food and the service at Urban Eatery. We used a groupon that allowed us to sample everything from the starters to dessert. The Steak Urban was very good and the Thai Lettuce wraps are a great starter. My only complaint is that it's a bit loud if you are there before 8 pm. It get's quieter later on but the large open space is noisy.
We have also been there with a large group and they accommodated us nicely in the back room.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive!Manny was the best waiter! He told us about great unique items on the menu and his advice was awesome as we had the steak and the salmon and both were fabulous! We had a large party and he took excellent care of us- even to the point of having valet pull up our cars at the end, giving us parking vouchers and timing a take-home desert of some of the best creme brulee I'd ever had, sent out at the very end so it would be as fresh as possible. We got the 1/2 price wine on Tues night and it was great along with the split of Chandon Rose champagne which was lovely. I hadn't been in since it was The View and really liked the new decor- rough-hewn darker walls with chalk boards, stainless steel accents, modern lighting and dark floors.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated in bar areaWe were seated in bar area which got noisy around 7:00 PM. There is a reataurant area which was only in use by a party of eight and was obviously much quiter. The food was very good particularly the steak entree as well as the apple crisp dessert. Service was excellent. Would return for another visit.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Urban Eatery forWe went to Urban Eatery for a birthday celebration and it was fabulous. There was something for everyone on the menu, and the food was amazing. Our server was fun and made the experience one of a kind. We will definitely be back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. Place was really busy and lively.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good organic local food,Very good organic local food, nice location, attentive server, valet service. Can't ask for more than that.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was knowledgeable,The staff was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive without being obtrusive. The food was really, really good. The atmosphere was a confused mix between a bar with TVs etc and a richly appointed date place.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIf we lived closer we wouldIf we lived closer we would eat here very often. Food was fantastic, service also!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal.We had a wonderful meal. Everything was delicious, but we agreed the sweet potato dish with the duck was outstanding. The only thing that wasn't terrific was the dessert. I forget its exact name, but it was like a chocolate mousse. It needed a richer, deeper chocolate flavor. Service was attentive without being intrusive, just the way we like it. We used the Living Social deal and ended up with plenty of food for a dinner the next night - a happy reason to not cook! We'll be back for sure.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I visited UrbanMy friend and I visited Urban Eatery and used a Groupon. The waiter was very kind and gave us a wealth of information about the food. He was genuinely excited about the food and that was refreshing. We tried a variety of items including the Thai lettuce wraps, which were very good, the beet salad - again very good, and the pear salad - just okay. We had the duck and the pork chop - both tasty. We shared the chocolate creme pot and that was delicious. Very nice evening, good food, and great service. We'll be back!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMServer Manny is the BEST!Our server Manny was the BEST I have ever had...and I used to be a server. He was so attentive, funny, honest, speedy, just awesome. Would go there again just to request him as a server.
We did a four course Groupon and it was worth every penny, and then some!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur bar booth seating wasOur bar booth seating was perfect for the 5 of us celebrating a double birthday.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYou have to try the "LocalYou have to try the "Local Burger" made with Peterson Farms' grass fed beef for an amazing experience. After dinner we went to the back room for a vibrant networking event for young people that featured three local nonprofits2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM