priceyi enjoyed the entire meal. I just thought the final bill was too pricey. new york prices only stuck in nj off-road restaurant.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely and very good foodEnjoyed a very relaxing and delicious tasty lunch at ursinos and would definitely return.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Textures and TastesThis Farm to Table restaurant located on the Kean University Campus in Union. is absolutely amazing. It's fairly pricey, but well worth a visit if you love to experience new food flavor and texture combinations. I do not recommend it for someone who wants a typical "Steak & Potatoes" dinner as Ursino is NOT that at all. There is also a great view of the outdoors. I really want to try one of their farm to table tours in August.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMvery solidUrsino offers really delicious fare, thoughtfully prepared. it's a treat to dine there/5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceVery good service
Excellent hostess and waiter
Amazing food5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NightRcently went to Ursino to celebrate the birthdays of two friends. The setting is really lovely with the design of the restaurant striking and beautiful. The food was first rate with the inclusion of many locally sourced ingredients. Everyone raved about the quality of the dishes and their preparation.
The wine list was very diverse and fairly priced
Service was good although at times we waited for water glasses to be refilled. In addition we needed to remind our server that we still had wine that was not served.
All in all - a wonderful experience5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost everything on the menuAlmost everything on the menu is made or grown in New Jersey, much of the harvest is from the Ursino farm itself, a very well tended setting of fields that we strolled by on the grounds of the Kean mansion. Servings were moderate size and beautifully presented. The food was deliciously flavorful. Comfortable seating on banquette or chair in. Modern ambience with one wall of glass. Shared starter of seared Barnegat Bay scallops very good. So was Arctic char with Swiss chard etc. and my pasta dish with mushrooms And house made ricotta.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, Very good.... but.....At first, I can't say I was impressed with the service or the food. It took awhile for our server to initially arrive, and when he did, he said "so what can I get ya?". We weren't even asked if we'd like something to drink. Turns out he was a student on campus, so I let it go. My beet appetizer, which I think was about $10, was a piece of art... albeit a very small piece of art. I estimated they could probably make 5 dishes from one beet. It was, however, delicious. The main courses were absolutely delicious, but again, rather small.
Bottom line, if you order an appetizer, a main course, and eat a second basket of bread, you'll leave the restaurant totally satisfied.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Excellent food and service. It is truly an amazing place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal ingredients, perfectLocal ingredients, perfect preparation, creative dishes, and friendly service. Everything here was outstanding. We had a wonderful time!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe have visited Ursino's on a number occasions and always enjoyed spectacular meals and outstanding service.
This Mother's day was a little disappointing as there was a very large party in the private room which was
very noisy. Even after we asked if the door to the room could be shut, the noise level was unacceptable.
Ursino's is a wonderful restaurant. I would suggest better sound insulation for the room or to make sure tables that are adjacent to the room remain empty when hosting a large party.
Not quite the special Mother's day celebration we were hoping for.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and staff very good exceptfood and staff very good except for our particular waiter. room was very bright needs more atmosphere5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real FIndUrsino is located in the technology and mathematics building at Keane University! Don't let the location fool you. The new building its located in is very nice and offers free valet parking when you arrive. Ursino takes up two floors. You enter on the bar level which is very nice. A great place to have a drink or a light bite from the bar menu. The main dining area is downstairs. Ursino has a great upscale modern decor. The menu is very inventive. I believe it changes regularly which is nice. It offers a nice assortment of appetizers and entrees followed by a dessert menu later. Cant say enough about the food! The staff is very friendly and helpful though a bit slow the night I was there. Ursino is one of the best restaurants in NJ!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect exceptEverything was perfect except portion sizes were very small.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA lucky gem on a college campusDining at Ursino was a wonderful surprise. Upon entering, the layout, spaciousness, colors, and overall vibe were welcoming and conducive for a positve dining experience. To get to our table, which was located on the first floor, we descended down a semi-sprial staircase that revealed a cleverly appointed room. The view of the crisp manicured lawn, flowers, and fountain, was beautiful as seen through the grand floor-to ceiling windows. The food at Ursino was delicious, delivered with careful presentation. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. After this dining experience, I would definitely return4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe smoked swordfish appetizerThe smoked swordfish appetizer is always outstanding.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Ursino severalI have been to Ursino several times now and have always had a wonderful dining experience. While I do think it is a bit pricey, the menu items have always been unique and the service impeccable. The servers (including the bartenders) have always been knowledgeable and solicitous without being overbearing or "hovering".My friend and I enjoy visiting Ursino every 2-3 months as a "special" dinner out and plan on continuing to do so.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was great.The restaurant was great. During the meal we(2 people)got the impression that we were being rushed out. Several servers kept asking if we needed anything, and had duplicated their efforts. The seating arrangements are comfortable ,except that the best tables are by the windows, and are only allowed for larger groups (6). The tables for four are in the center of the room and were empty early in the evening. The tables by the back wall were full and somewhat small. I asked as we were leaving, if we could be seated at the larger tables ,and got a song and dance routine. They were good and not cheap , but I would have liked a larger table ,and would have lingered longer with a glass of Port. Dinner was 90 minutes.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMView is good but only forView is good but only for those who can see it. For parties of two, half of the guests are seated facing a blue wall, with their back to the window.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was spectacular and theFood was spectacular and the wait staff was very helpful with suggestions for various courses.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very good, theThe food is very good, the portions are small so I would recommend eating an first course meal and a main course meal. They do have happy hour pricing at the bar, so it was easy to get a drink at the bar and enjoy it with my dinner.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUrsino is one of my "bestUrsino is one of my "best kept secret" spots. The food is wonderful, but the highlight is Zach the bartender. He's attentive, remembers your drink and is just an overall delight.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very surprised thatI was very surprised that every dish that we ordered was superb & well beyond our expectations. It was a very enjoyable evening & we will be back. Hank S.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always great. ServiceFood is always great. Service very slow although restaurant was not busy. Only drawback4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwas beautifully prepared andwas beautifully prepared and presented. Each item had a deliciously unique flavor that relied upon the freshest of ingredients. The pastas, salads, fish, both as appetizers and entrees, were exceptional. I sampled the artichoke ravioli, scallops and cod, and would re-order each upon a return visit, except that there are so many other items I want to try! The service was friendly, effcient, accomodating and caring, from the moment we entered the restaurant until after we left, several hours later. We even received a call the next day to inquire about our experience!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in Union! AllGreat find in Union! All of the food was carefully prepared, ample portions, fine and detailed but relaxed service. This will become one of my standard places for a special occasion.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about the restaurantEverything about the restaurant was great. The food, service, and ambiance. We loved how fresh and pure all of the vegetables were (they grow their own). We will definitely go back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic exceptEverything was fantastic except the oysters. They use large east coast oysters which arent as tasty as the west coast. Servers could get the drinks a little faster.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my first time at theIt was my first time at the restaurant, and it was a most pleasant experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, waiterFood was delicious, waiter and staff were excellent. Beautiful restaurant, have been there twice to celebrate birthdays.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMChic and PriceyFood was very good and no dish was disappointing. Very pricey for the small size portions . I would recommend for a first time experience3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent as usual.Food was excellent as usual. Staff is always friendly and knowledgable3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, a little too priceyThe place was lovely, and the food was terrific. Only negative: it was a little too pricey.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!!! No complaints!Loved it!!!! No complaints! Can't wait to go back.
The gift certificate I received to Ursino, was a fabulous present.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We enjoy farm to table restaurants and the level of creativity on the menu.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it; will go again!While I don't recommend this restaurant for anyone under the age of say..18-20, it's a great "fine dining" experience for adults. The food is catered to a certain palette for sure and the menu is quite pricey. It's great for special occasions or a date night splurge. The food was fantastic and the service was top notch.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and inventiveFood is fresh and inventive. There is nothing else like this establishment in New Jersey. The chef is a genius.12/13/2012 12:00:00 AM