Urban Grub

Urban Grub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://urbangrub.net/
  • Phone: 6156799342
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Urban Grub reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (105)great for outdoor dining (77)neighborhood gem (75)hot spot (74)special occasion (68)good for groups (58)vibrant bar scene (47)notable wine list (47)romantic (37)great for brunch (22)late-night find (20)great for lunch (11)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • What me and my wife thinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Me and my wife thinks this is the best place to hang out and eat in peace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of waiting around.
    Nashvillefood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We sat for twenty minutes before our server came over, and we ordered drinks. They came twenty minutes later. The food was fine, but were portions tiny. Our second round of drinks were ordered before our food came and showed up when we were leaving. This was by far the worst service we've had at any restaurant in the past few years. Worse, the server didn't seem to care. No apologies ever came our way.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    Diner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful in all areas!! We will be returning. The shrimp and grits were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent
    Mindy
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have never been disappointed with a meal at Urban Grub. My husband and I went most recently to celebrate his birthday. We started with a dozen raw oysters (Connecticut). For our entree, we split the Red Snapper special. It was prepared in a smoky broth which tasted outstanding. We also split the Trout which is one of our favorites. As usual, the trout was also delicious. One of my other favorite entrees is the Shrimp and Grits. I highly recommend you try it. Urban Grub has an excellent wine list and custom cocktails as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I went for the first time and was very impressed by the staff. We were very well taken care of! The food was fabulous and the ambiance was great as well. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great brunch!
    eatlocal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our go-to place for brunch -- great food and service every time. The Tennessee hot brown -- decadent and big enough for two. We tried a few items from the charcuterie menu -- delicious andouille (they charge extra for it, but it's worth it and you get a good-sized portion). Great staff and we had the FSU game on the tv at our booth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We started with Pork Fries, which were very good, especially in their Alabama white sauce (though, being from Alabama, I can attest that it is NOT "Alabama white sauce"). Everything was downhill from there. I had the Hot Chicken Tacos, which should be named "Plain Chicken Sandwich." All this dish consisted of was a piece of not-at-all-hot chicken between two pieces of bread w/ a hint of some kind of white sauce. Very underwhelming & not at all hot. I doused the second one in hot sauce. Much better! My girlfriend had the Grilled Scottish Salmon, which was slightly better taste-wise, but undercooked even for salmon. Very underwhelming overall. We'll probably give it one more try and call it quits if that doesn't up the standard.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge Disappointment
    Diners
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    So disappointed with Urban Grubb. First, they botched our reservation. Then Sat us at an outside table that was not heated on a very cold night. Then the server forgot to enter half our appetizers order so we waited about 45 min for no food. Ended up leaving 2 hours later bc there was no warmer table to move us to. Servers rude and could have cared less. Manager cared EVEN LESS than server. We left after 2 and 1/2 hours with no dinner. Went to a different restaurant and had a great meal and service! I was an Urban grubb regular before this. This was such a disappounent. Lacking good management and organization and customer service skills.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It works
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Everything here works. If you want an incredible evening of dining, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would recommend but qualify
    toomuchdough
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    that it was overpriced and the food was not as good as I had expected. The flavors and preparation described on the menu for my Trout did not match the meal. It was "fine" but for the price, not worth it. The atmosphere is electric and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good....but....
    JPNashvilleVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've eaten at Urban Grub 5 or 6 times since they opened. Food is always good. Service is above average. This was no different. The food was very good, and the service, from server to manager was excellent. The manager/sommelier went out of his way to try to find a wine that my finicky guest would enjoy. All appreciated. BUT...there was an incident...near our table. At first we thought it was a disgruntled patron yelling at a server...vigorously...we actually thought that a fight might break out. Turned out it was only the owner...berating an employee for failing to accomplish an assigned task...Off-putting to say the least. Someone might...delicately...suggest to him that this was not the time nor the place. Good luck with that...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Urban "Grab"
    ronniewho
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    "Grab" onto a fantastic dining experience at Urban Grub. We were able to secure a "last minute" Friday evening reservation which are only available from 5-6:30pm. Great locale and the restaurant has a unique ambiance. We especially enjoyed the selection of music playing throughout the dining areas, both inside and out. Restaurant configured into several different sections, each with its own character, most with its own gas fireplace or pit. We asked for "al fresco" seating and were seated in the outdoor "herb garden" with its very own tree and fire pit and only two dining tables, a wonderful dining environment. Our table was street-side but shielded from traffic by dense shrubbery. Great menu with a variety of unique offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Surprises
    MoreBiscuitsplease
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I had not been back to the old neighborhood in years, so when I came upon the Urban Grub the first time it stood out as "interesting". My first visit, the waiting time for a table was one and a half hours.....so I did not stay. This visit, however, I made a reservation before coming into town, and BOY was it worth it! Starting with the small homemade biscuits, butter and jam......and leading into the aptly descriptive entrees, there are delightful surprises waiting with each bite. Though one might think this is "southern" cuisine, I would caution that this label is not true to expectations. It is so much more!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy Pricy
    Quietguy7
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The restaurant had fair food and service but was far too noisy for my taste. I had to yell at my out of town guests to be heard. We observed people smoking at the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific brunch!!
    NateVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Awesome food & service was had at brunch this past weekend, and I'm now a convert to chicken & waffles :-) At least, the way UG prepares it. Excellent service and attention to detail all around. One of our favorite places that we'll return to again & again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd visit
    BD013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our second visit and it was average. The food was over cooked (borderline burnt) and the service was sub standard. Unfortunately we were spoiled our first visit with outstanding service and food to die for! It is important to note that we will be making a third trip soon to see if we can recapture our original experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Top notch it was everything my friends told it would be and then some.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Ambience and food good to fair. Service good except getting drinks to us. Noise level way too loud for us. Impossible for 6 people to communicate. Will request a better table for talking next time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST RESTAURANT EVER
    madelinelalala
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    this was the best meal i have ever had with friends - the servers were amazing and the food was even better. I cant remember a better time with friends. Wish i could have stayed there forever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Make it top of your list!
    twins
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    If you are looking for a wonderful local restaurant this is the place! Great location in the 12th South district with complimentary valet parking. The wine list is diverse and the service was impeccable along with a sommelier/manager that made us feel so welcome it was like being in our own home! The menu would make any foodie happy with plenty of proteins to choose from along with vegetarian dishes. Love oysters? They come lots of ways! A little on the expensive side but well worth it. If you haven't been here yet make it your next chose!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hotdog tacos
    katbrass
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    tacos should be in tortillas...not hot dog buns. and if they're going to be in hot dog buns you should warn your guests.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top of my brunch list!
    Benedict615VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Perfect spot for brunch with the girls! I will definitely be back. The peach bellinis are so good, we ordered a carafe for the table! The eggs benedicts were cooked to perfection (and I'm very picky about my benedicts). The grits and hashbrown casserole are to die for as well! It was busy at 1pm, so the noise level was a little high. We had to talk very loudly to hear each other across the table. Other than that, the atmosphere is perfect. Nice stone fireplace, and wood accents...made me feel like we were dining in a cabin in Jackson Hole!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate
    SouthernGentVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The servers are aggressive... It has the feel of a sports bar. The food is ok.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Luv2party
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a group of 6 celebrating a birthday dinner. Food was excellent and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    KeyLimePie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had to change my reservations multiple times due to late add-ins and Urban Grub was so easy to work with. Ultimately had a table of 15 plus a high chair. We were seated immediately and had excellent service the entire night. The food was outstanding, especially the steak and the pork chops. Someone else at our table ordered the pasta and said it was delicious as well. Desserts and drinks were good too, and they even do a pitcher of margaritas for a very reasonable price. Overall a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOTABLE IN NASHVILLE
    MtPlasticMommy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Made reservations on based recommendation of clients for an upcoming getaway in Nashville. Absolutely WONDERFUL! We were given the Chef's Table, which was an experience within itself. The food was incredible from the apps to the dessert. The Shrimp and Grits were fantastic (speaks volumes coming from a Charlestonian). Service was impeccable and we were treated with true southern hospitality. The kitchen is semi-open and the experience of watching chefs prepare your food is wonderful. They age their steaks on site and you have an opportunity to see that as well. Would def recommend to anyone that will be in Nashville for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try
    matt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yet again, Urban Grub did not disappoint. I had the andouille pork shank and it was absolutely amazing. The manager, Garth, and wait staff were on point as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to eat
    mikepVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food and good atmosphere. Not the best place overall, but one of the best in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Disappointed in noise from close table extremely obnoxious
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastamazing Food!
    NateVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The pork fries and pork chops are a must; the beef was average at best in comparison. A MUST visit restaurant for all of your foodie friends. The wait staff were well informed of the menu and beverage choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    JLBcottageVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very good food, and service was great. Had a nice meal before the Grand Ole Opry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    GNOfun
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came to Nashville with friends to celebrate a birthday. We picked Urban Grub because of the food and drinks. The food was wonderful, especially the shrimp and grits. The noise level was really loud. We couldn't speak to one another and wait staff had to get in your face to hear your order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Cwliner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were on the lookout for somewhere we hadn't been before in Nashville and stumbled across Urban Grub. I'm glad we did! The food was amazing and the service was great. The only negative was the closeness of the tables. My wife and I were out to spend some time together and I felt I was eating dinner with two other couples.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    FoodLover85
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My Appetizer was disappointing and not what was expected. My pasta was under cooked. The dessert was good. The drink was ok. The service was not good. It was slow and our waiter seemed like he had other things to do. If one of my friends really wants to go back and they promise to pay, I'll go back and order desserts and a drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Kbitzz
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Loved it! Food, service, atmosphere were all great! Was a very hot day and the resturaunt was too warm but I doubt this is a typical problem. The trout was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Lolly
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was excellent. The owner came out and served our champagne. The waiter was very knowledgeable. Everything we ate was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    MReese
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had friends in from out of town. They wanted to go someplace that was "trendy Nashville" I had been to Urban Grub on business and thought it fit the bill. Great dinner, great wine and great service. The pork chop is huge and worth every penny... but the shrimp and grits are the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Pear0630
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was incredible. Outstanding service. Fun, energetic, knowledgeable service. Highly recommend esp. For groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place to dine
    April
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great place to dine when you want a meal that is spot on. Great ambience. Outdoor seating was divine. Friendly wait staff. Fast and speedy valet parking. Waiter was great and attentive. Waiter took the time to explain the menu and also make recommedations. The shrimp and grits are a must have. Compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Several bad tables - loud
    smith22
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had heard good things, so I went here for a special occasion with a date and was immediately seated in one of the worst tables I've ever seen for a nicer restaurant. We asked to be re-seated and the next spot they offered was an awkward cramped sliver of a table. We could not hear our waitress list off the specials due to the close proximity to others, and decided to leave after our pricey appetizer consisted of 4 shrimp and little flavor. We walked down the street to much more reasonable accommodations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic