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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
  • "Fantastic mussels! They seemed bottomless. Food was great and beer selection was wonderful. Fireplace was so cozy and server was knowledgeable and friendly. Pleasantly surprised! Hate that I waited so long to try it. Will definitely be back. Also, I had to break a ten to get change foe the valet, and even though the bartender seemed busy, he was happy to get change for me and had a beautiful smile. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "7 girls traveled to Nashville for the weekend, and we were lucky to have gotten a reservation at Urban Grub. Our table was ready a few minutes before our reservation, and we were seated at a big round table on the front porch with the fireplace going-lovely! Our waiter Ilya was attentive, knowledgeable, fun, but not intrusive. His suggestions were all right-on. We had appetizers including fresh oysters, most all of the special entrees that evening, and fabulous desserts. The basket of homemade breads was "to die for". The presentation had enough of each variety so we each could taste both types with the different condiments. The wine and beer list are extensive, and the server's suggestions were good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The stradas and omelets are so good (we had roasted tomato strada, chicken strada and butternut squash omelet. The grits that accompany them are crazy good (but not for the dieters). Little bread basket is amazing too."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is a top spot in Nashville. Have been three times now - twice for dinner, once for brunch and each time it was marvelous."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Urban Grub is a great place to eat and take friends visiting from out of town. It appeals to all - good food, great atmosphere and great bar scene."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at Urban Grub and there is no better place to go on the weekend. The food is wonderful. I had the butternut squash omelet and grits and it was very mouth-watering. The chicken and waffles are delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Outdoor dining at it's best. Food was wonderful. Service very attentive."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Only con , could improve on the house salad, too big and too much stuff in it. Overall great place!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Went on a recommendation & it was great. The décor is really great & inviting. It's open to outside patios & very open. The charcuterie board was great. Lots of selection. Had the fresh grouper & it was fantastic! The grits was great...even my husband liked it. He said it was gouda. :) He had the NY Strip & it was great. Well seasoned but not over the top. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar ended the night wonderfully. Our server was great & she gave great suggestions. We will be back for more Grub!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "An overall good dining experience, with no notable complaints. Parking in 12S can be a hassle, so the drive-up valet service is convenient. The hostess area was extremely accommodating. I called in ahead to explain we'd be a bit late for our reservation, and we were nonetheless seated immediately upon arrival during the busiest dinner time. We also had 3 people show up instead of the projected 5, and they didn't flinch or make a big deal about it; they just seated us promptly. Great local and craft beer selection. Nice food variety. Our waiter was jovial and personable. Ended up paying around $50 (tip included) to share 2 appetizers, eat a tasty main entree of shrimp and grits, and drink 2 high gravity beers; not cheap, but reasonable."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience! Creative cuisine and delicious too."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "VERY DISAPPOINTED - I came specifically for their "All You Can Eat" boiled crawfish, which according to their website would begin serving at 4pm. They sold out before my reservations at 5pm because they served the crawfish for lunch!! I reluctantly decided to try something else. I tried their Charcuterie menu which is a create-your-own platter. The food was not terrible but portions were tiny (think tapa's style menu). What was bad about the food was the salt level. Everything I had was quite salty, not just one or two dishes. The two guests I brought with me thought the same thing. Great chefs will tell you, bad cooks will use salt and sugar to mask their incompetency."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Last year when we visited Nashville we discovered this place but failed to get a reservation at the last minute so we were determined to plan ahead when we returned to the area. It's such a popular place that even though we tried to reserve a table at 6:30 a few days before our arrival, the best we could do was 5:00! But...it was worth eating early! We enjoyed filet, asparagus, & Mac & cheese with lobster! Our food was awesome and so was our server. Can't wait to go back, later!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is restaurant for the trendy. Very loud and boisterous crowd. Nice outside dining but loud and crowded. Whole restaurant is like that. Good wine, beer and martini but food was mediocre."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was buzzing, the food was excellent, and the service was fantastic! This is the second time I have been here and it was great both times."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant was great from the service to the food!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Visited this restaurant on a Wednesday night, 3/26, and overall a good experience but a couple of areas the restaurant needs to focus to be a great restaurant: Service was slow and waited over 25 minutes for appetizers to be served and over 30 minutes for dinner to be served. The rest of the restaurant looked to be moving slow as well but servers seemed clueless that people were waiting longer than needed for food. Good high energy atmosphere but music along with the overall crowd noise made it about impossible to hold a conversation. Need to either lower the music a bit or install some noise reducing features. Good twists on Southern and great beer list."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I love the brunch here! The dinner is great too, but the brunch is one of my favorites in Nashville. The best menu items aren't super healthy, but worth it. Also love the atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Pork chop remains one of better menu choices. Halibut special was very tasty although slightly overcooked. Biscuits were served late and were cold and dry. Nice selections of wine served by the glass, quartino or half bottle are overpriced for the quantity of wine served. Service was slow to start, water and drink orders took longer than necessary. Our waiter was extremely rude and almost combative when taking our orders. The manager had another waiter take check on our table for dessert order. We were then bombarded by busboys and runners for the remainder of our meal. With one additional snarky comment, the rude waiter dropped the basket of biscuits off at our table midway through our dinner. Will not return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I've had some issues with the wait staff from time to time, but overall one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Jennifer is an amazing server, food was excellent as always!!! Finally tried the shrimp and grits, so good!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Phenomenal restaurant. Food was very fresh. Service was great. The manger Garth walks around checking on all the tables. Complimentary valet is a must."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I believe the owner of the Urban Grub sat my mom and I when she came into town for a visit; His wife makes the desserts and pastry for the restaurant. The level of service and his love for his menu was extraordinary. He spend quite some time helping us choose a wonderful bottle of wine to complement our evening and we were truly grateful! I want to thank the entire staff for a wonderful evening. I would come back again and again! I work for the Hyatt that just opened down and I constantly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I went for oysters and was not disappointed. so fresh they still had a baby crab crawling on the shell. the rest of the food was good. the crab appetizer was a little dry on top but once you got down into the chips it was good. manager was walking around checking everyone's meals. recommend especially if you love fresh oysters in Nashville."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love this casual upscale restaurant. Dined for the 3rd time and was just as impressed as the first two times. Had different entrees each time and have tried various sides, etc....ALL DELISH! Took our out of town friends from Ohio, back in January, and sat outside by the fireplace...impressive. They are still talking about it. It doesn't feel like Nashville, has more of a California vibe and we love it!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our seating was secluded for such a large place. We could enjoy conversation without the interruption of others. The server had perfect timing. My salmon was perfectly prepared. An enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We really like this place and the food is exceptional. However, for the first time (this was our 5th time there), our service was not up to par at all. The noise level is so high that we weren't able to hear each other, even at a small table for 4. This is the second time I've experienced an almost intolerable noise level there, and I hate that because I have really enjoyed this place in the past."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "second time for brunch, very pleased! oysters are amazing!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "What a treat for a Saturday night supper. We were seated outside for a pleasant surprise with some great heaters that made a little chilly night perfect !! Food and service was outstanding . Started out with some type of popovers with jelly -- over the top ! Ended with to die for donuts dipped in sauce. We also got greeted by Garth the manager -- another treat. Can't wait to go back !"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time to this little gem. We had out of town guests and overall did not disappoint."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Excellent food quality and service! Love the fireplaces! We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Loved having the fireplace in our dining room on a chilly night. Our waiter was very enthusiastic, cheerful, and helpful when deciding between 2 appetizers and letting us what Urban Grub was famous for as we ordered. The signature cocktails were delightful. The service was excellent and when our appetizers were slow getting to the table because of delays in the kitchen the restaurant comped them which was above and beyond what was expected. The double pork chop was delicious, as was the shrimp and grits, the trout was tender and moist and the salmon was delectable. The desserts looked delicious,but there was such an abundance of food that we had no room left."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Urban Grub's brunch was great! The food was delicious and mimosas were refreshing!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "FRUSTRATING.Our party of 6 had an 8:45 reservation and were told that if we did not arrive within 15 minutes of our reservation time with 80% of our party, the reservation would be given to someone else. We arrived about 10 minutes early with our whole party. The restaurant was crowded but we were told they were bussing our table; 45 minutes later we were STILL waiting on a table. We were finally seated at an outside table. Props to the waiter Wilson and manager Garth who brought a few apps as an apology. Then, we didn't get an appetizer that we ordered & 3 of the entrees came out cold and had to be sent back. A few things were stellar - Scott at the bar, Wilson's attempts to fix problems and the donuts to finish the meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went with some coworkers for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed my food and the service. Definitely going back when I return to Nashville."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Urban Grub definitely brings the Americana Southern Seafood. While the decor could use some work (too many themes?), the overall feel of the restaurant is very relaxed and easy-going. The staff is amazing and quite accommodating. This place would make a great group date location or fun evening with friends."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I've been a handful of times now and each time has been deliciously fresh, flavorful food. Fabulous wine list and great atmosphere. My only complaint is this time we went, my fiance' ordered a gin & tonic that only tasted of watered down tonic. We sent it back and the server came back with the same drink - it tasted exactly the same - so he just ordered a beer instead. Otherwise- fantastic experience...."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We love to sharing Urban Grub with friends. The atmosphere is hip altough it can get a bit loud on busy nights. the food is consistently good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I and my party of nine had a great experience. The recommendations from our waiter were all great choices from the wine to the chartcuterie and specials of the day. My clients and colleagues were very pleased."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "good food, great service, but if you are looking for a calm atmosphere - not the place. Noise level was high, but we were there during happy hour which could have contributed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014