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Urban Grub

Urban Grub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://urbangrub.net/
  • Phone: (615) 679-9342
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Pendley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary valet, don't worry about finding a place to park.
A word from Urban Grub
In a city known for putting up platinum food as well as platinum records, Nashville has a bounty of restaurant options but none as unique, exciting
and diverse as the sure-fire hit Urban Grub. Stuffy upscale is out…..ethnic,
healthy, casual and pick-up is in which makes Urban Grub the next big star
on the Nashville dining scene. The menu is a combination of southern traditions
with a “flavored up tweak, ” fresh fish and seafood, fresh shucked oysters,
smoked and grilled meats and vegetables, and cantina style hand-helds.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Our recent experience at Urban Grub was great. We sat outside on the small patio area, which was perfect for catching up with friends because the inside was pretty noisy. The food was very good - I'd recommend the 1/2 NY strip steak with a side of grits. The Club Carbonara, is not a traditional carbonara but delicious. I think the smoked chicken makes it. We also had the banana pudding pie, which was delicious! - albeit over-priced. Grab one for the table to share (E.g. 4 people). All-in-all a great night but a bit pricey for what we got. Note: The servers were awesome."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fantastic food and good service. Highly recommend the crab spaghetti. Only issue with the whole experience was not having an ice bucket for our white wine, but this was a small flaw in an otherwise perfect experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "it was all delicious--but the bread and oysters (although a little expensive) were outstanding, and our server, luke, was awesome."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Urban Grub. We started with Oysters, Meat and cheeses. Great selection and tasted wonderful. Lamb chops and steak were great as well. Will certainly dine here again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Urban Grub was suggested from a friend as somewhere to take my wife for our Anniversary. The staff was attentive, the food was exceptional, the wine list varied and the beer selection provided many options. Garth, the owner, took time to check on us when we sat down and came back around as we were finishing my wife's favorite dessert, banana pudding (UG's version). As we rarely venture into Nashville for evenings out, this was a treat and well worth the effort. I would put this on my list of establishments to frequent. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was not the first time we have been to Urban Grub. The food is amazing. We enjoyed it. Our complaint relates to our seating request that was made a week in advance. We requested to be seated outside dining. They were unable to accommodate our request without an additional 30 minute wait. The reason we made reservations was to avoid a wait. We noticed there were empty tables on all three patios. We desired to sit outside because of the noise level inside the restaurant ... it is very noisy, and one person in our party has hearing aids, and the noise level makes it very difficult for him to join in the conversation at the table."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Stellar food, service, atmosphere. 100 out of 100."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and vibe in restaraunt. Food was delicious, however we did experience a couple of issues. The waiter completely forgot our appetizer and we never received it. Crab Spaghetti was sent back because the spaghetti was chewy and not done. The waiter proceeded to explain to us that it's made fresh every day therefore it cooks this way.....nonsense, just because it's made fresh has nothing to do with it being under cooked. He finally took it back to the Chef, but then brought it back with more excuses. Never experienced a waiter bringing back the same food you just sent back. Finally took it back for good and the Chef prepared spaghetti that was better (or nouked it...lol). We will go again maybe service is better the 2nd time around."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Being from Dallas and visiting Nashville over the years, I have come to expect mediocre dining experiences in Nashville. Not anymore! Nashville is making its mark on the dining scene and Urban Grub is definitely on the list! Menu is unique but has something for everyone. Incredible home-brew beers and extensive beer list and pretty good wine list. Wait staff is excellent and well trained. Food is exceptional! Cost is incredibly affordable. I will definitely be back - and with friends. Just hoping they will start taking reservations for prime time instead of just for early birds."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "One of our friends is about to have her second little boy and she wanted a fun girls night instead of another baby shower, so to Urban Grub we went! We had an amazing time - the 10 of us got a special circular booth which was fun. Our server (I forgot his name!) was amazing - funny, knowledgeable and so accommodating to all of our requests. We all got different things to eat - flatbread and salad, filet mignon, shrimp and grits - and we all loved what we got. I had the filet with a side of grits, and it was melt in your mouth good. The ambience was incredible to make the night special for our friend - upscale outdoor dining with tasteful lighting and wonderful music. This was my first time at Urban Grub and I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Mainly, the disappointing part was the service. First, our waiter did not tell us about any of the specials or that the chef had prime rib. I know this because he told another table nearby after we had already placed our order. My date tripped coming back from the restroom & actually fell down. Not a single waiter even flinched to make sure she was alright. There was a fly floating in my date's wine glass. The manager was very polite when we asked if our food could sit in our car while we attended the symphony and he asked our waiter to provide us with a bag of ice in our to-go box. Our waiter then came back, handed us the boxes & said "you got this?" and walked away. No ice. I've spent less money for MUCH better food and treatment."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As always, the seafood and the drinks were impeccable. The pork sandwich was not up to UG's usual level- dry and gristly. Overall, three out of four diners had a superlative experience"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had friends in from out of town and wanted a great brunch spot. Urban Grub delivered! We sat outside on a beautiful day. The service was attentive and friendly. And the food was great. thanks!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Urban Grub has some great food but a very local vibe that is a lot of fun. You can't help but walk in and think you are in a neighborhood gathering place and you are welcome. It was very kid friendly but also very loud. We would go back again regularly if we lived in Nashville."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food, lovely evening and good service. What more can you ask for to celebrate a birthday. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "It was absolutely delicious and the waiter knew so much about the chef and menu items. Great experience! Great southern twist!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Urban Grub and the food was not what we remembered. The appetizers were great, but the entree's were average. With so many great restaurants in Nashville, the bar is pretty high. The service was as good as it gets!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Urban Grub has a lot of hype and it completely deserves it! Our waiter knew everything about the menu and guided us to delicious choices. I strongly recommend you dine here and ask for Bill as your waiter. Fantastic experience in every way! Outstanding!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have been here several times after we recently discovered this gem. It has a bustling youthful energy level to it but is also quite romantic. The food is great and I have had some the freshest and best seafood dishes that I have had in Nashville. Would recommend any of the seafood dishes (the crab spaghetti is to die for). We have not been disappointed with any of our means there."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time at urban grub. Everything was great! Awesome food, cool atmosphere, great waiter!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was our 10 year Anniversary and we couldn't hear each other talk. There were 2 bachelorette parties so their crowd was loud and excited. Looked like the bar area was for a much younger crowd. We sat out in the middle at a table. Restaurant knew it was our anniversary in advance, but did not provide an enclosed booth so we could at least talk to each other. Was disappointed and would have chosen a more quiet restaurant. Waiter wasn't as menu friendly as the others around us. He failed to tell us about anything on the menu, and it was our first time there. He never asked."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was recommended by a friend to check out Urban Grub! It was amazing! Food and service was phenomenal. The reataurant is adorable as well! Will definitely recommend to friends and others and will be back when in Nashville!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful menu, great staff overall a fantastic evening! Despite the wonderful menu we ordered a bone in rib eye for two $89(not on the menu) as well as a bottle of Caymus Cabernet also not on the wine list $155. Our total with gratuity was over $400. However, you can certainly dine there for much less, however a special night and despite the high bill I can't complain about anything. Check out the menu, there is fresh fish brought in daily, you won't find out until later afternoon what it will be - availability"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went for brunch and the experience couldn't have been worse. The food was subpar and the staff was even worse. Our waiter couldn't remember for the life if him that u drank regular cola instead of diet. I sent it back twice when he would actually come to check in us. Never asked how our experience was. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. We have had a couple of good experiences, however this showed a level of inconsistency that is not acceptable when spending money out."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wide range of seafood, southern and southwestern food. Nice ambience but very loud. Interesting drink menu. The charcuterie appetizer was fun to share. We had the crab pasta and trout with arugula and butternut. Both were delicious and big portions, with an appetizer."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We try a new place every time we eat out....this was a nice change from our recent encounters. Energetic, informative service by Ken. Each entre was good, but the best was meat and cheese selection to start. We will go back to enjoy the outdoor seating during cooler months to enjoy the local offerings and wide array of beer."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great time on Saturday night, but the best part was the Oysters. We decided if we go again it will be for Oysters and apps. Their food was good quality but all of it was a very bland."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great place for food and service Staff was attentive Just a bit noisy as there were a couple of large parties in our room"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "the service was odd…we either had 5 different waiters asking us for drink orders, etc or there was no one around. also, too many flies around our food!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have dined here several times and I'm always pleased with the experience. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgable and accommodating. I try something new each time and I've never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We made reservations for dinner before the first night of the Music Fest. It was wonderful to be away from the chaos of downtown for a brief while. Fabulous food-loved the edamame. Shrimp and grits were outstanding too. Great service and ambiance too. We ate outside. Inside looked like it had a great vibe but was louder. Uber got us to LP field just fine. No cabs in the area on such a busy night! Would definitely return!!!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were on a tight schedule and the staff made sure we had a relaxed evening with good food and great service. A little loud, but thats to be expected at a popular spot. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Would highly recommend!! Food & service was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food and service were great, menu diverse and interesting. Only complaint--I made reservations a month in advance. We arrived early with many open tables but were led first to an outside table in the bar area with fans blasting and sports TV running, then to a table in the middle of an otherwise mostly empty dining room. We requested a table along the wall/window, and were finally seated there. Why did it require so much to get seated at an acceptable table when we came early and made reservations so far in advance?"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Outstanding menu selection, fresh oysters that were incredible, best lamb Chop I have ever eaten, Donut dessert with Bacon ice cream OMG! If your in Nashville and do not make a reservation you would be missing truly one of the food jewels of this town . Service was over the top and a terrific wine selection. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is going to be our go-to place for wowing our out of town guests from now on. My boyfriend and I had such a great experience the first time we visited, and knew my family would love it as well, so we put it on the itinerary for their visit. Everyone raved about the service, food and wine. We will be back with and without family, as it is a great date spot as well."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We are usually big fans of UG, but were disappointed this past Saturday. Usually we feel like we are at an "in" restaurant that is kid friendly, and we still did. However, unlike past experiences, the food was only average. We started with oysters which were fresh and tasty, but our entrees paled by comparison. I ordered the red snapper special which was served over 2 pieces of stringy asparagus. You almost couldn't find them. It was supposed to have hollandaise over it and it was barely noticeable. The plating of the fish was just disappointing! I was also annoyed with the fruit flies buzzing around my glass of wine. We are not going to give up on UG, but with so many new restaurants, they need to keep their eye on the ball."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Urban Grub delivers a cool place to go eat, above average service, an inventive menu and above average food. But, with all the great restaurants Nashville now offers, above average food isn't the standard to reach for. The brunch menu looks great and the food was flavorful but served luke warm. The servers are great, so I hope the kitchen will step it up a bit."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic. The food as always was very good. Our service was great. The server was super energetic. Next time I hope she tells the table that the absolute best steak anywhere in the area was going to be 89.00 per steak. Touch pricey. And considering we could have each ordered several entrees for that price knowing it was 89.00. Was a shock when the bill came. Again good was good service was good but not 89.00 steak good. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014