The food was very good --The food was very good -- I particularly liked the crispy Brussels sprouts and bacon "salad." And it has a nice ambiance. But it looked like they were short staffed = our server was also the bartender, and so our Friday-night service was really slow. We probably would have ordered another shared plate but lost our appetites by the time our server checked back in on us. The wood fire oven also makes it really warm inside of the restaurant.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time at Urban UnionOur first visit to this relative new place was overall very good. We made a reservation for a Wed evening but were the only 4 sitting at a table. There were two groups of 2 at the counter. Pretty quiet. Good wines on tap and by the glass or bottle. All of the salads, and small plates we chose were very good. Brussel sprouts, beets, leeks to begin. Chicken thighs, bbq pork, totelinni and mushroom ravioli were all very good. Ravioli was outstanding. We shared everything. Prices are pretty high for small portions. We did not try entrees. Would definitely try again but bring cash!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu on line is not offeredThe menu on line is not offered at the restaurant (majority of items). I pointed that out to the wait staff a month ago and it has not been corrected. It is annoying.
The menu has not changed from a month ago either. Its the for the chef to add more specials or rotate his dishes. I was assured that the chef will be changing his menu in the next few weeks. Can't wait to try something new.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic dining experienceThe food was great! The wine list was impressive and a decent price points. The waitperson was out of this world, John. We'd go back again just for him! :)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService a bit slow especiallyService a bit slow especially after firsted seated, otherwise a perfect experience. Maybe our particular waiter.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversary dinnerWe enjoyed the 6 course tasting menu and the ability to request menu items. Service was just right... there when we needed them, not hovering when we didn't.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious hangar steak. OnlyDelicious hangar steak. Only complaint was that it could have been a touch warmer.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery trendy restaurant hasEvery trendy restaurant has Brussel Sprouts on their menu these days but
the crispy Brussel Sprouts here is hands down the best we've ever tasted.
It was so good we ordered a second. Excellent service! Will definitely go back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I visited UrbanMy friend and I visited Urban Union for the first time, checking out their three-course Prix Fixe offering for that particular day. The food was, without exception, absolutely wonderful and got better with each successive course. The total tab, with drinks, came to just under $65, not including tip. I highly recommend it.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThey put a unique and deliciousThey put a unique and delicious spin on everything coming out of the kitchen.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed everything we had.We enjoyed everything we had. We went on a Tuesday night and it was very quite. It was nice to be able to have a conversation in a restaurant. They need to update their menu on Opentable's website. Apparently they changed their menu so what I had planned on eating wasn't even on the menu. I was disappointed.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time eatingThis was our second time eating at Urban Union and we've not been disappointed yet.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI want more....We had 2 salads, farro and brussels sprouts, both great. Ordered a "shared plate" -BBQ pulled pork, very good. Entre roasted salmon also very good. Portion size is an issue. The pork at $15 is about a sandwich sized portion. Salmon at $22 is small and a la carte. Although everything was perpared very well, I wanted more.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe got an early reservationWe got an early reservation and brought our 15 month old. They were very accommodating to us. We got a dozen oysters and the tasting menu. The portion size was very generous and I enjoyed every course. I cannot wait to return!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, small portionsExcellent small portions - not the usual amounts restaurants provide, more like the portions dietitians recommend. I was left wanting more of everything because it tasted so good, but I was comfortably full and did not want to eat again after we left.
Service was very good, Ryan was most attentive, not intrusive. I felt that we were a bit rushed, even though the restaurant was a bit empty.
Spare, beautiful decor.
Street parking if you can find it on Taylor, otherwise use the valet because north and soth of Taylor street is limited to those having the proper residential parking zone permit.
The prices for wine and beer and cocktails are commensurate with downtown Chicago prices.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been coming to UrbanWe have been coming to Urban Union for dinner since they opened and have enjoyed every meal thanks to an evolving menu that is well executed and attentive service. Now that UU is open for lunch we are even more pleased! Cassoulet and a glass of tempranillo is a perfect way to spend a cold afternoon.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM