good 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 AMFun local food with loads of flavorAlthough in an odd location, Urban Tavern holds a candle to notable mission "local" restaurants like locavore and locanda.
They run an incredible number of deals (1000 pt table, restaurant.com), and I was concerned that the food would be subpar as a result. What appears to be the case is that a fantastic hotel restaurant simply struggles to get people to give it a shot.
All of the dishes we had were delicious, whiskey pork shoulder, veggie chop, and the fish pot pie. I would recommend any; we saw another table order the pretzels, which from their looks+smell, are worth a try as well.5/10/2013 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 AMAll the food items were interestingAll the food items were interesting and unique although a bit expensive. Would recommend but gotta be prepared to spend some money.4/14/2013 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