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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Urban Grub reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)great for outdoor dining (83)neighborhood gem (79)hot spot (68)special occasion (64)good for groups (56)vibrant bar scene (50)notable wine list (44)romantic (37)great for brunch (23)late-night find (20)great for lunch (13)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastamazing Food!
    Nate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    LongtimeNashvillian
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The service was great for our dinner. The server as friendly and attentive. However, we were seated outside next to the bar and it was very noisy and not a good location for a romantic dinner. The food was all great- but mostly on the heavy side- even the wedge salad. I would go back with a large group of friends- but not for a date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Willis
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Urban Grub is one of our "go to" places when we have people in town visiting. Appetizers, dinner, and drinks were excellent. Servers were very informed and helped us pick perfect choices for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatfoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Lobster Blt flatbread was cold and the spread on the flatbread was taste like plain cream cheese. Pork carnitas were flavorless (no salt). Pork fries were great as usual
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Menu - good specials
    WineTimeinSonomaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Priced expensive compared to other restaurants of the same style in town. Wine list is good and has some great finds... Menu is tough to order from -- everything from raw bar, to enchiladas, to steaks - confusing. Probably will only return for a drink and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    MkayB
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best shrimp and grits ever! We were there at Saturday brunch time, and unlike all the other non-chain restaurants offering brunch on Saturday, they weren't forcing you to eat breakfast dishes until 3:00, as you can still order off the regular menu. Everyone enjoyed everything they ordered except the hot chicken. It isn't really Nashville hot chicken, but I don't actually remember if it claimed to be. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Lunch
    Lokeyntn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our brunch/lunch was so good. Everything was fresh and the service was excellent. Love the fresh oyster options and the sangria is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Careful with your reservation
    GingerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Just be aware that you should specify whether you want indoor or outdoor seating. We did not and they tried to seat us outside in the muggy heat, saying there would be a 30-minute wait for an indoor table. They did find an indoor table for us (albeit next to a very large group) in much less time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had Heard Nothing But Good Things
    ashley2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I made a reservation for 6 to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had heard nothing but good things about this restaurant. I couldn't have been more disappointed with my experience. It was really dark, really dark. We had to use the flashlights on our phones to read the menu. Our server was horrible. In the 2+ hours we were there, we never once got a water refill despite me asking. We had to ask for bread 3 times before she finally brought it. It took her forever to take our food order. I would say my biggest complaint was the ambiance and our waitress. The food wasn't bad but for the price I wasn't that impressed and neither were my friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    favchoice
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food is outstanding - only my second time to enjoy this terrific restaurant. But the wait staff is truly AMAZING….best in Nashville. kudos to the manager for choosing great people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restaurant and Food
    mikepVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good Restaurant and Food will likely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    3rd time here. Great food, Drinks, ambiance, one of our favorite in Nashville
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Willie60
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved it all. Food was terrific, service was excellent, can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Time, Still Charmed!
    DebnBoro
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Third visit. Never disappoints! Brought out of town guests. We all loved the experience. Food was excellent & creative in both menu diversity and use of fresh ingredients. Service was great. Nice wine list and fun adult drinks. Has atmosphere with many different dining options: bar scene, patio &/or indoor dining; casual feel yet special in and of itself and the 12 South area...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    JPlovesfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Nashville. The food and ambiance are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at the Grub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Since 2014 started, my boyfriend and I have tried a lot of different restaurants. Urban grub was fantastic! The ambience was spot on for any occasion from romantic to group friendly. The service was phenomenal(thanks Daniel)! The food was superb! We will definitely be back, and we would recommend Urban Grub to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This review needs a noise level rating of LOUD. Required to make a selection but the room was not energetic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NashYum
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great date night spot! The shrimp and grits is to die for. Great place to go -- great ambiance, wonderful food, really good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic