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About TWO urban licks

TWO urban licks has been heating up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its “Fiery American Cooking” since opening in the fall of 2004, making it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. The scene features “Fiery American Cooking” prepared in a magnificent nine-foot, wood pit rotisserie in the dining area and live blues nightly. TWO has garnered an abundance of local and national accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”, Bon Appetit’s “Hot 50 Tables” and one of Rachael Ray’s “favorite restaurants” in the country as told to InStyle Magazine. Nominated year after year as Best Restaurant Scene and Best Place to Take an Out of Towner, it is no wonder that guests keep coming back for more.

820 Ralph McGill Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 12:00am Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Super Bowl Sunday


Brunch: Sundays 11am-3pm

Cross Street:
Ralph McGill Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 522-4622

Website:
http://www.twourbanlicks.com/

Entertainment:
Live Blues, every Tuesday through Saturday starting at 7:30 and Sunday brunch starting 11:00 am

Parking Details:
Public Lot nearby.

Executive Chef:
Todd Stein

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Thank you for sharing your special occassion with us at TWO! We can provide special order cakes, with 48hr minimum notice. Outside cake or wine service with additional fee. Please let us know if you are celebrating an event when making your reservation.

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Private Dining

Along with the live blues, edgy atmosphere & dramatic textures in the main dining room, TWO offers multiple options for your private dining needs.

TWO urban licks Ratings and Reviews

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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (112)
Good for Birthdays (83)
Hot Spot (77)
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Special Occasion (75)
Live Music (69)
Good for Groups (67)
Creative Cuisine (66)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Fun (59)
Romantic (59)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Scenic View (53)
People Watching (51)
Bar Seating (50)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Casual (49)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Worth the Drive (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Late-night Find (42)
Authentic (40)
Great for Brunch (36)
Comfort Food (34)
Business Meals (33)
Cozy (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Happy Hour (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Healthy (16)
Tapas (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Seasonal (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Great Beer (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Spicy (6)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Stinky! I come to this restaurant often with friends, and we always LOVE the food and enjoy the variety in the menu, but we ALWAYS leave the restaurant reeking of food, and not in a good way! The smell of food really invades everything - our hair, clothes, accessories - and it's a strong smoky smell that lingers sometimes for days. Is there any consideration of changing the setup of the restaurant so that the food is not cooked in the open?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

I was very excited to take my husband to this place for his birthday. Neither of us had been there before, but reviews and the menu suggested that it would be very nice. The place, well really parking was a bit hard to locate, but that's no biggie. It looked great on the inside, but noise level was quite high. We had a nice intimate table in the corner, so that was great.
When the server came he recommended the shaved calamari, which we ended up ordering due to his recommendation over the salmon chips. Despite it being packed, the calamari came out super fast; however, I couldn't find any "shaved" item in the bowl. They were regular (actually more on the larger side) calamari and were super bland and tasted like whatever else had been previously fried in the grease.
For our main course we opted for the scallops with grits and the flat iron steak, which was supposed to come with green beans and wild mushrooms. This is where the trouble started. The food came out before we had even finished the appetizers in record speed, literally 5-8 minutes after the appetizers arrived. The scallops entree was excellent; however, the flat iron steak along with the wild mushroom (I literally had one slice of mushroom, smaller than the size of a quarter), the potatoes and the beans were all cold. I let the server know when he came to check that the food was still cold. He apologized and said he would warm it up for us....which is literally what he did, probably in the microwave. The potatoes in some places and the meat were steaming and the beans were still cold. They had taken it off its original oval plate and beans and everything else were literally dumped on a new round plate... potatoes and everything stuck on them. Quite off-putting; especially considering the $29 price tag of the steak and the reputation of the restaurant. We let the server know that the beans were still cold, and he just said "oh, sorry about that." Needless to say we will not return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall, I had a nice time at Two urban licks. We made a reservation for a Sunday at 7. Valet took a while to help us, it seemed to be 1-2 ppl working. We ordered an appetizer, salad, entrees, and dessert. My chicken was ok...somewhat dry though. My date ordered fish that was covered in is a soup....wayyy too much. I told him to send it back but he didn't want to bother. The rest of the food was delicious and the waiter was nice. I didn't like the close seating though. It made our special night seem less private. I wish we were asked for a preference in seating since we made a reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

I really enjoy eating here. The ambiance is always high energy , with contemporary decor and music playing. The food stays consistent with flavor and variety. I recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Atlanta. It has a wonderful view of the downtown skyline.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and drinks with reasonable pricing. The Empanadas and Brisket was very tasty and the server was prompt and friendly.

However, be prepared for a lot of noise/traffic/crowds coming and going on a Saturday night (beyond normal dining expectations for this busy time, in my opinion). When we arrived around 7:45pm, the valet was backed up 10+ cars and it took 10 minutes to hand over the keys. Once inside it was crowded, loud (live music and tons of people) and there was no real waiting area where you don't feel like you're in the way. The bar was full, people were lined up by the walls near the bathrooms and servers were constantly trying to get through the people milling around. It was chaotic.

Food service was quick but our wines didn't arrive until the entrees because the bar was backed up. Upon leaving, the valet was backed up again and it took almost 10 minutes to get the car.

If you like action and crowds, this seems to be the place. It's obviously popular so the food/ambiance are perfect for many.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service! A great value for the money....great menu selection and staff

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The goal at Two Urban Licks is to turn the tables so you are served nicely but quickly. Our Server had difficulty understanding a request for a vegan meal. He finally said he would check with the Chef and came back with 3 different plates of veg. It would have been nice for them to take the time and put them all on one plate. If you want a place to see and be seen, this is it, but don't go for a quiet, leisurely dinner out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined 7 days ago

I had heard great things about his place so brought a friend. I really enjoyed the food here and the service was good; however when we arrived the entire place was filled with smoke which gave me a headache. It was also very loud to the point where I could barely hear the server or my friend talking. Not a great choice if you're trying to be quick.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Great ambience. The decor is fabulous. Some dishes hit or miss. Salmon chips, pork belly and scallops great. Brisket very fatty and avoid the shrimp and dumplings dish.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

All good but I think I should point out, out of respect for all future customers, that the servers need to button their shirts. It’s kinda weird that no one said anything to this guy that served us but he literally had his nipples showing. So bad

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Appetizer and dessert were best. Didn’t care for Chicken— was bland

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our 30 th. Anniversary

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great staff. Food was good. Very flavorful. Great for any occasion.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I was there to celebrate by girlfriend promotion.. we loved everything and the band was fantastic!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Tapas, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terrible. The food. The manager. The only saving grace this place has is the bartenders & the drinks they serve up....and the cool decor I guess but you find that anywhere. The Kale Salad was NOT a well-balanced salad...it IS possible (& easy) to make a delicious kale salad. I don’t know how that wooden board the salmon bites are served on is even to Code...ours had a piece of dried food on the end. When the bartender summoned the Manager, he didn’t apologize....just said he’d get with the Chef to make sure “they were on same page”...WTF does that mean?! He never came back. We paid. And we’ll never be back. $90 WASTED! Will not be back. Too bad. It’s within walking distance...we could’ve been regulars. Many other awesome places in area!

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food, service, and space were very nice. I felt like it was slightly overpriced.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I am always pleased with this restaurant . My clients are very comfortable with this choice.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The flat iron steak was AMAZING! Definitely coming back for it :)

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Duck breast was phenomenal!!! Awesome view right along the belt line.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place had a reslly good vibe. The food was great although strictly seafood biased. So you should be aware of that. Special callout to the salmon chips and chocolate beer! The only downside is that its a tad too expensive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were told that we would be seated promptly at 9:30 and maybe a little after for the full booth we requested. We were sat at 9:30 but at a half booth. A little disappointing about that.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Casual, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Spicy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Glad I reserved a table because it was really busy! The food was really yummy and the ambiance was perfect for a special birthday date!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

GREAT FOOD, BUT VERY LOUD, FAIRLY PRICEY AND HAD TO WAIT 20 MINUTES FOR MY CAR AT VALET.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this restaurant. The food was amazing, from brisket empanada appetizer to the hazelnut creme brûlée for dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great Beer, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant was pretty smokey. They tried to put us upstairs which was far worse. I️ thought the wine was a little overpriced, but the food was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Although the food is creative and tasty, and the kale salad was outstanding, the fish was swimming in oil. The bigger issue was the noise level - excruciatingly loud. Holding a conversation felt like a battle and we hurried to leave. Our experience would have been very different if the noise level was lower. Not a relaxing date.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a really good experience. Our waiter forgot to put our appetizers in but the manager more than made up for it... Overall it was a lovely evening.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for a friend's birthday. We were seated promptly. The food was great. The Branzino was great. The wait staff was excellent. An overall great experience

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Came here while visiting Georgia. Great food and vibe.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Came to show my out-of-town friend a bit of Atlanta and she LOVED it. Really wonderful service and food!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Awesome experience as usual! Took my boss and some customers there for dinner. Everyone was pleased with the selection and service. Favorite spot that I always recommend to locals or people visiting from out of town. Never disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Bartender had an attitude with my wife overall good experience though

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant to any friends or Family .The seating was bad ,The music was hard to hear I had to ask for utensils and napkins .And I Had Better food at other places .?It was my wife's 65th birthday and I was Very disappointed with the experience Of 2 urban licks

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We came to celebrate our Anniversary. The atmosphere is festive. They had a band playing and the restaurant is busy and full of conversation. Food was good , calamari was excellent. We rated the ambiance low because they sat us upstairs away from the atmosphere and the music. There was a large party when we got there and another group that was separated and maintained quite a bit of traffic to communicate with each other. Would highly recommend it. We will definitely go back but will ask for downstairs seating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing interior, drinks and food with great ambiance!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First I must say, I love 2 Urban Licks. They never disappoint. My husband and I had the pork shank with delicata squash. I am not a fan of squash, but the delicata squash was good. I also loved the apple and raisin slaw on top the pork.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Live music but still able to appreciate conversation and the great ambiance. The food was great as well! I would definitely recommend that you make reservations because it can get very busy, particularly on weekends. Enjoy!

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was great and music set the tone.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Still one of my favorite atlanta restaurants but our service was somewhat subpar this trip as our waitress was a little too readybto leave the table and forgot to put in some orders. Also, they say us at a table where we basically sat on an ottoman. My back has been in excruciating pain since then. Cute but not comfortable at all as I was slouched over all night. The food was on point as always. Best appetizers anywhere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ambience was very nice. Drinks were just ok. Very limited food list and over priced.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Live Music, Casual
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