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Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://urbanfarmerportland.com/
  • Email: anna.downing@urbanfarmerrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (503) 222-4900
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 3pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Happy Hour: Everyday: 3pm - 6pm
    Sunday - Thursday: 10pm - 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 12am
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Matt Christianson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer many semi-private and private dining spaces for receptions or dinner from 10 to 80 guests.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please visit our Facebook page.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th and 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: We are located right on the Max Line at the Pioneer Place stop as well as the Steetcar Pioneer Place stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: In addition to offer valet, there are 2 parking garages within one block of our location: Star Park located at SW 6th and Alder as well as Smart Park located at SW 4th and Morrison.
A word from Urban Farmer
Urban Farmer is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We expected more. Food was not served together and a portion of the delivered order was wrong. Food presentation was poor. It is odd to see a big slab of beef bare on a plate. It took an extra five minutes to bring the side orders, one of which was incorrect. Mushrooms arrived ten minutes after the meat was served."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was exceptional. I didn't expect much from a "hotel restaurant", but I'd go to Urban Farmer even if I wasn't at the Nines. It's on the expensive side, but worth it for a date. Very unique atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We took my mother to Urban Farmer for her 92nd birthday after a haircut at da:da salon. The service is absolutely outstanding and the atmosphere is as open and inviting as we remembered it from a visit not long after it first opened. The freshness and the quality of the food matched the service and environment. Overall, it was a great experience. As my mother does not walk as well as she used to, the location was perfect, close to the hair salon, close to Nordstrom's as well a nearby parking garage. Thanks for making her day special."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant. Seems like such a hip young persons spot. We are real foodies from Denver. I was a little disappointed at how expensive it was- for 2 it was over 200 dollars and we had no alcohol! The steak could have been a little moister- seemed a little dry. Maybe we are picky but we were really expecting the best."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Steak and side selection were top notch, ditto for the deserts and drinks. Really enjoyed our dinner there followed by a cocktail upstairs at Departure lounge."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I had been wanting to go here for quite some time, we figured our 5th Anniversay was the perfect opportunity! This is definitely not your everyday restaurant, as the menu is quite pricey, but well worth it! My husband had the mixed grill which consisted of rabbit, boar, and qual and he devoured each bite with pure ecstasy! I had the New York Steak Sampler, which surprised me in how different the steaks could taste by how the were raised and and aged, etc. all absolutely delicicous and purely devine! We also indulged ourselves in a cheese plate as well as some assorted sides; everything was just so amazing! We were so stuffed, we couldn't even find room for dessert and had boxes of left-overs! We will be back soon!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My only complaint was that the music was too loud and more appropriate to a meat market bar. I could barely hear my date talk. I asked to turn the volume down since there weren't that many diners on a Sunday, and the didn't lower it at all. Very irritating for the price of the meal. Service and food quality were good, but we will not be returning because of the noise level. Funny that no one was in the bar, but since we were close to it, we got the benefit of the music. We asked to move and were told that the speakers are everywhere in the space. Odd environment for a restaurant, but I guess the bartender is in charge."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First to our server Ashley. She was great!!! After our last great brunch I dropped an email to UF praising them for their food and service. The Dining manager was kind enough to reply and said he would send a gift certificate to help defray the cost of trying their dinner service. Sounded great, but alas the certificate never came. I told Ashley and through some string pulling got part of my meal comped. As to the meal, it was great! I had their Cheese biscuit with sausage gravy, My wife had the panna cotta and my daughter had the quiche. All were expertly prepared and presented. All in all a very pleasing brunch experience. I will make a further attempt to try their dinner service in the near future!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The place is spacious! 50 foot ceiling inside the hotel. Gourmet menu, great food and excellent service. And don't skip dessert!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I very recently had a quiet birthday dinner here with my boyfriend, food was fantastic as anticipated. Mac & cheese as a side was to die for. Tuna steak was okay, not as moist / tender / flaky as I had hoped, wash't particularly fond of the sides which were served cold personal preference. 28 day aged tenderloin was delicious (massive 18oz I believe) -- no side. Ambiance is perfection --- Comparable to Black + Blue Steakhouse in Vancouver, BC if you are familiar. As a birthday treat they surprised me with a yummy cheesecake brûlée. Bonus! Highly recommend, a great place to grab a drink, or enjoy the whole deal."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food was wonderful! I had the Oregon beef hash, and it was tender and very flavorful. The wait staff was polite and attentive, but not overbearing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to most of the well-known steak restaurants in town, and this is my favorite. The food and service are top-notch. I prefer the ambiance of some other places in Portland (it's a little trendy), but the steak here is pretty much unmatched. The sides were also excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Urban Farmer so so known as a steakhouse but neither my husband or I are big beef eaters. I had the chicken and he had the pork. The Parker house rolls and cornbread were so delicious I didn't have much room for my dinner but there were enough leftovers to make dinner last night for both off us with some added veggies. My husband's pork was delicious but quite fatty and it was hard to see the fat as it's fairly dark. The flavor was outstanding. With the steak, sides are ala carte but our entrees included risotto ( with the chicken) and fruit (with the pork) making it a complete meal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Unique location in the center of a hotel floor with skylight from the roof. The service wasn't an issue. My dish was chicken with a cheesy risotto which I did enjoy, and my husband had fish which he didn't care for. So many of the local restaurants make such complex dishes, and it's too much for our taste. No, we don't eat at McDonalds, but perhaps we're more purist in our palettes."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great local steaks, even better sides. Food quality was amazing (I have never seen marbling in a piece of beef like was in the Wagyu ribeye). Preparation was spot on. Service was outstanding. The only problem we had was not having enough room to order all the things we wanted to try!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • ""Non-standard" is a compliment. The variety of styles-of-feeding - not just a selection of cuts - combined with the knowledgeable advice of our waiter made everyone happy with their steak choices. (She who likes blue-rare selected a leaner, grass-fed cut. She who likes medium-well selected a grain-fed cut.) Look at the menu before selecting this place, and consider whether the selection (mostly beef, in rather large cuts) and prices are appropriate for you and your guests. (My vegan sister won't go there. My paleo-diet sister probably would.)"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Departure was my guest's choice for her birthday/ work lunch, but happy to take Urban Farmer as her second choice. I'll get to the point...the place is just odd, nice, but disjointed. The food sounds incredible, but it's just ok and the portions are incredibly small. I don't need Cheesecake Factory portions, but I expect more for the excessive prices. We like the creative dessert menu, but they too were only ok. I have to say the tuna sandwich sounded great, but it wasn't. The roll it comes on drown ends out any flavor or consistency from the fish. What a disappointment! The real saving grace was our excellent server. She was fantastic and had a great and very sincere attitude."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "i had the Fontina Rissotto for lunch. It was very good. Portion was slight. Service was very good. Atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Had an entree here for lunch just a few hours prior, so I ordered 2 samples of cheeses and shellfish bisque. Cheeses were nicely paired with honey, jam, fruit, marcona almonds and housemade crackers. Very tasty. Shellfish Bisque was good. Very nice atmosphere. Even though I was eating alone, I was seated in an area where I could feel a part of the atmosphere without feeling self-conscious or apart. Servers were terrific!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had an amazing brunch. Our server was quite snippy but we were able to look past it because the food was excellent. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I brought a group of 9 artists friends here for a birthday brunch and everyone loved the restaurant and the food!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Was impressed with how it all worked out for us. I am delighted that my mortars were taken into consideration. That's a big. A++ on my rating! The fact that we were also able to get a tour was something different and learn that some if the suppliers for the restaurant are people we know. The service was awesome and you didn't feel hurried at all. I've already posted a blog about this place the moment I was there! :)"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had an amazing time. I have never tasted better food. Every item I tried was crazy delicious. The place has a great atmosphere and friendly staff. If you can afford it, this is the place to be in Oregon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "i had been looking forward to trig this place out for a long time and finally did for our anniversary. the drinks and sides were really good. the steaks, not so much. for a 50.00 steak i expected a bit more. i had to salt every bite to get some flavor out of it. the ringside is so much better than this place. we enjoyed the atmosphere but probably won't be going back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Multiple choices and delicious cuts of meat. Server a bit pretentious, but outside of that--best meal my wife and I have had in years!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The setting is comfortable, with dining set far apart enough that you are not immediately next to other diners. Service is attentive and adequate w/o hovering. Best eggs Benedict in town."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Finally a steakhouse that uses seasonings on their steak!!! I would recommend this restaurant for dinner, we have been here about a half dozen times and it is always good. They have a wide variety of quality steaks. I would have given them a five star, but I think when you serve steaks al la carte, you are putting yourself into a Mortons, Ringside group and limiting what creative cooking accompanying side dishes. Those days are gone...If you are going to charge 50 bucks for a steak, charge 60 and add the sides. We also did not notice a difference in the 21 aged steak, in fact we did a 8 person taste test, and 6 chose the cheaper tenderloin that was not aged. Just a little tip."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went for Valentines Day dinner and it was great. Service was excellent! Food was amazing! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It's on the pricey side but the atmosphere and food are well worth it. Service was attentive. Location is prime. Class act all around. Swanky and sophisticated."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent with some unique choices. The ambiance was not what I expected for a restaurant of this caliber. Tables are very close together (you clearly hear the conversations next to you because you are all basically sitting together. Service was good but we were rushed towards the end of the meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My girlfriend and i went to Urban Farmer for Valentines day. The New York steak was delicious. I would say the second best steak i have had in the US so far (1st is Ox). The service was friendly and professional and an overall good vibe. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Service a little slow, though it was valentines day. Portions were large. Pricey but worth it for that special day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Experienced valentines dinner with them and executed tremendously. Returned for brunch the next day. Highly recommend both!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food and service were spot on. We went for a special occasion and had one of the best meals of our lives!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great modern American food with focus on local and organic ingredients. Home-made baked goods particularly enticing."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The Cheese Man was awesome and Meredith Is a true talent! Thank you for a great evening"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The food, wait staff, and atmosphere are all very good. Our group had both steak and fish. Everyone raved about their meals and side dishes. The cocktails were also well made with fresh ingredients and quality liquor. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable. We never felt rushed, even though we were talking a lot were slow to decide on our dinners. We will most definitely return."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Went for my niece's 22 birthday. Lovely tasting menu and fabulous tangy orange soufflé with chocolate sauce for the birthday surprise. Urban Farmer Is turning out to be one of my favorite downtown Portland restaurants for lunch Or weekend brunch. And they take reservations."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Four for dinner in the exquisite open air feel of Urban Farmer. Everything was purely excellent. Food fresh and well prepared. Thank you adding to a great birthday."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "You guys kill it every time. Danny does a great job managing the place."
    Dined on 1/24/2014