Nice placeIt's in a hotel, good for a business meal or convenience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond VisitThis was our second time to visit the Urban Tavern--the first was for my boyfriend's birthday in November. We were not disappointed! Service was outstanding--friendly but not hovering. Food was very good--I had the Trout Potpie--which is to DIE for, and our out-of-town guests were pleased as well.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMIAAs a repeat patron I found everything satisfactory with one exception: missing breath mints at the hostess desk upon departure.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNice findI usually stay clear from restaurants in hotels but decided to try Urban Tavern after reading some of its reviews. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the food which was excellent (I had the salmon chop salad and he had the ham and cheese open faced sandwich). They had a nice selection of beer. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. He recommended the chocolate cake which was devine! The location near Union Square makes this restaurant an easy choice if you're going to the nearby ACT theater or shopping. We're going back next time we're in the area.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and 5 hour parking!4th time we have been, and definitely tastiest food. Menu is small but food was excellent. 5 hour validated parking with the meal, which is definitely a plus for Union Square area.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't worry that it's in the HiltonThe dining area is nicely separated from the bar, so you get the feel for the bar scene without the noise. The price range in understated on Open Table (entrees start in the $25-$35 range - our bill was closer to $60 per person with dessert and one drink), but i felt it was worth it5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNext to the Hilton is theNext to the Hilton is the Urban Tavern, a chic and smart place just a little ways away from the bustle of Union Square. Comfortable booths, lamps with silver tree trunks, and rustic wood beams overhead, make you feel rested as soon as you sit down.
And the comfort food doesn't hurt either. (yummy grilled cheese sandwiches, onion soup)
And good service.
They all add up to a great place to relax and have lunch!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurantWe went on a group of 6. The waitress was on a bad mood but food was good.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, good service.....easygood food, good service.....easy to go to prior to afternoon theater.....worked well.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls Day OutWe went to Urban Tavern for our Girls Day out, moms and daughters, and then went to the theater. Amazing how they can take the most basic food and make it so good. I had the grilled cheese, which comes with high-quality bacon, pepperocini and arugula, it was great. Desserts were fantastic. Very hip ambiance.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for a hotel restaurantUrban tavern was a pleasant surprise. Located at the hilton, you might be initially turned off by the "hotel restaurant" status, but Urban Tavern more than holds its own with San Francisco "foodie" restaurants. A focus on local ingredients, the food is both fresh and well put together. We had the Veggie chop salad and whiskey pork shoulder, the former was deliciously fresh and the latter exploding with flavor.
It's a bit out of the way, but you can park at the hotel for free if you dine there. The staff are very gregarious and happy to recommend dishes. Certainly worth the trip!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a small group.Great place for a small group. We all had something different & food was all good. Desserts were amazing!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMModern, casual / dressy- great foodCasual, comfortable, great food. Love this modern restaurant near the theater in SF. Will definitely come again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly service from hostessFriendly service from hostess to bus boy. The seasonal menu was fresh and delicious. We'll be back!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was quiet since there wasIt was quiet since there was a parade going on at the time but food was good and service great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place. Drinks are overpriced.Nice place. Drinks are overpriced. But the validate parking at the hotel for 5 hours which is nice.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMService is a little slow howeverService is a little slow however the food is excellent! The menu is quite limited. Don't skip dessert, it is fantastic here!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDuck Ramen was great, andDuck Ramen was great, and ambiance was very nice. Perfect for a gathering of 7 of us, and wasn't hard to get a reservation. Will remember this place2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWell-done bar food at great pricesThe classic bar food, done in a more "foodie" fashion. Nothing blew us away, but everything was good.1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM