Urban Farmer

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389 reviews
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Steakhouse
Urban Farmer Denver’s seasonally driven menu will highlight nose-to-tail cuts of Naturally raised meat, carefully curated by Executive Chef Chris Starkus, who was previously the Chef de Cuisine of Urban Farmer Portland, and Culinary Director of the Urban Farmer brand, Matt Christianson. The restaurant focuses on in-house whole animal butchering and ways to use the entire animal throughout the menu. A communal charcuterie station offers guests an interactive and engaging space in which to ‘meet their meat.’

The steakhouse is not entirely focused on meats alone, and will also offer soul nurturing sides, soups, and salads inspired by each season’s abundance. Additionally, diners will find a roaming cheese cart displaying a variety of high pedigree local cheeses. Post supper sweets will be made in-­house and include a variety of baked goods and selection of rotating ice creams and sorbets.
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Denver
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience. Food was fabulous. I got chicken, my husband the pork chop...so good..service was exceptional. Tyler was our server and he was great. Will definitely go back

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Date night downtown for us. The food was delicious, too many favorites to choose from! The dessert selections were a little bit of a let down compared to the rest of the menu. We will definitely be back!

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MB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service. Loved the table side mushrooms and apple crisp.

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter from the bar was excellent.

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great ambiance and extremely friendly staff. Truly a wonderful experience every time!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Too long of a wait time between appetizers and mains. The restaurant wasn't very busy (maybe 25% of tables) between 8-10 pm on saturday night, but it still took almost 45 minutes from the end of apps to the serving of mains.

Otherwise everything was great. Best Mushrooms in CO!

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the Steak Tartare, but felt the crackers it was served with were way too salty and if anything the tartare itself actually needed salt. My spouse ordered the chicken and the portion was very small. Food service was slow on New Year's Eve and it took about 1 1/2 hours to get all of our food. The restaurant gave us a free desert. An enjoyable meal but unlikely to go back, too much else to try.

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TC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

New Years Eve celebration

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TP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Sometimes quality food needs a little more time to prepare. Worth every penny and minute spent.

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MK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Locally sourced but consistent with other locations for quality. Let go of the gluten free thing (unless you are truly Celiac) and try the English Muffins, they are to die for, simply. The bar menu is outstanding (over 5 types of Japanese Whiskey to give you a hint). The menu makes it almost impossible to choose and then there is the decor. So fresh and intriguing. Lastly, the service.....top notch. Urban Farmer, I hope you can continue to grow and never lose this pitch of perfection.

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WJ
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked this place for a group business meal with no preconceptions - just adventure in mind. Initially thought the menu was a bit pretentious; however, everyone was surprised with how good the food was. The server was cool and informative, without being intimidating while explaining the menu and preparation options. Looking forward to going back with the team and spouse. Probably not the place to take kids with picky appetites.

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was just ok, nothing special.

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1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Hostesses ignored us when we came in. Sat us by a door on a cold night. Reseated us in old area of restaurant. Food was salty. Told manager all these things and he looked bored as I spoke.

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MH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Urban Farmer was perfect for our Xmas night dinner. Being big steak fans, we were attracted to the enticing, creative menu - especially the steak tasting! We started with drinks from the bar - two hot toddies. We were impressed with the spirits, wine, and beer listed. There is definitely something for everyone!
Once seated, we started with the French onion soup and local greens salad. Both were absolutely delicious. The Local Greens salad was such a hit for me - the crispy quinoa and fresh vinaigrette make that salad one of the best I've ever had.
For our entree, we chose to do the 4-piece steak tasting menu + the sides of broccolini and baked mac & cheese. The steak tasting is as scrumptious as it is unique, and we had a great time discussing the steaks, their flavors, and the differences between the cuts. The sides were to die for - that mac & cheese is a MUST HAVE!
Our server and the bussers were friendly, quick, and helpful. Our only negative experience was when we were at the bar when we first came in, it took nearly 15 minutes to get drinks! The bar manager was quite short and a bit rude to my husband when asked if we could get our drink order in (after 10 minutes of waiting to be served). We understand it's Xmas, but 15 minutes is a long wait when you only have 20 minutes before being seated at your table - and a simple "I'll be right there." would have sufficed (minus the attitude, please!).
Overall, an excellent experience! We would definitely go back. :)

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AA
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Went here for the $$$ Christmas dinner. Arrived at 4:30 pm; waiter who acted like a robot and never smiled finally served me my glass of sparkling rose at 4:50. I was served luke warm French onion soup that only tasted like sherry at 5:10. I received the “cooked in the am and heated up to serve at dinner “ $110 Chateaubriand at 5:35. The potato tart is the only reason for any stars as it was good. I ordered cappuccino and banana foster for dessert. I was served the cappuccino and no sign of the banana foster by 6:20 so I said skip it and bring me the check. There were certainly enough noisy waiters serving so I don’t understand all the waiting, particularly for a drink or soup! I left a 20% tip as I felt sorry for the waiter for working the holiday, but in hindsight, I should have left him 10%. My regular dining location is Mizuna...never ever any of these issues! Very disappointing. And I would suggest you move the table with the water bottles on it so that the person who gets stuck at the table right next to it doesn’t have to endure the noise of crashing bottles when they return/refill them.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was 'out of this world' great! The"-18oz rib-eye-Waygu" will bring us back! The spinach au gratin was amazing. A great compliment to the steak. Manhattan was splendid, too!

Adding a warm basket of dinner rolls would be my only suggestion.



(Duck was a huge disappoinment, sorry! It was hard to chew and tasteless ; we did not eat it.)

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am from Chicago and take pride in our legacy as a meat market at the center of the beef trade. However, your steaks may be the best in the USA rivaling even the finest in South Africa and Argentina. The Buffalo rib eye was superb. The New Mexican and Wako selections outstanding. All the sides were par excellence and the bread great. The knowledge of the waiter on all things beef extraordinary and the sommelier understood our budget and needs. Maybe a bit pricey and wish others less fortunate could enjoy but for a special occasion for the famiky quite enjoyable and special. Hate to say it but you better open up in Chi-Town. Much thanks to all of you

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For all foodie & meat lovers. Exceptional steak tasting, roasted mushrooms, and VERY drinkable house martini. Not to mention attached to the very lovely Oxford Hotel. Good fun in Lodo!

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TG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We were there for my wife's retirement party with my son and his girlfriend. Three of us ordered ribeye steaks. Mine had good flavor but was very tough meat, hard to chew. My wife's steak was also tough. Sons girlfriends steak was over cooked and poor flavor. the quality of the steaks was very poor. We are very disappointed and don't plan to return. Hard to understand how such a highly recommended steak house could have such poor meat.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you are seated, the Urban Farmer staff is on a mission to ensure you have a great time and understand where the food comes from. Not only were servers patient to explain all the specials of the menu, but take the time to let you know why certain dishes are special and help you discover what you might enjoy best. Highly recommend checking out Urban Farmer.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent weekday brunch menu. Enjoyed the vegetarian sandwich as well as the side of mushrooms in a balsamic reduction sauce.

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HA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely experience! The service was exceptional and the ambiance was romantic and inviting. Everything I had was fantastic from the cocktails (Aviation and Penicillin) to the meal (6oz filet and potato gratin). I enjoyed every sip and bite!

Having said that, this meal was quite expensive, especially when the price for the steak (between $45 on the low end, to upwards of $80) does not include a side dish or salad (which cost about $13-15 each). Cocktail price was pretty standard, about $13-14 each. This is not a place that many will be able to afford, and I don’t believe that the quality of this meal, while absolutely outstanding, was so significantly better than most other places to justify the substantial price. If you can afford it, go for it, you will absolutely not regret it! But if you can’t spare $200 for a meal for two, don’t dine here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays . Service was on point and food delicious!!! Great place for a date

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IA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! My parents share a birthday week, so I flew them out to Denver to celebrate. I chose to make reservations at Urban Farmer, and candidly was nervous about it simply because my dad is quite a character with rowdy tendencies.. I knew we'd need the right atmosphere for his ~*outgoing*~ spirit, and Urban Farmer delivered! The sous chef, Eric, and our server, Holly, treated us like family and every aspect of flavor, service, and experience was perfection. My dad is still raving about the Tomahawk steak he ordered! Thank you to the whole Urban Farmer crew for a night that blew all of our expectations out of the water!

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L
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent dining experience! Like previous times the ambiance, service, cocktails and food were all top!

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AD
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant to have a bite or brunch at. The bar is open and beautful. The food is organic and tasty. I had an omlette and it was perfectly done.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and the wait staff was professional but the service was very slow.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and knowledgeable staff. Worth the high cost.

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ME
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wait was minimal, food was superb, and waitstaff was attentive as always. Noise level is always a little higher than I'd like when we are seated in the bar section, I'd recommend requesting a table in the dining room during busy times if you are sensitive to this.

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LS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful but the cost is truly ridiculous for what you get. I would not go here on a regular basis.

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L
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Urban Farmer has a great breakfast--and in Lodo, this is hard to find without a 2 hour wait. especially notable are their fennel sausage and home made bread/toast.

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Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are reviewing a Thanksgiving meal, not emblematic of usual fare. Service was outstanding. Good job on Thanksgiving options. Nice ambiance and vibe.

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Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disappointing . We were excited to have Thanksgiving dinner after an amazing experience a few months ago . We should have stayed home . Not sure where to start . There are little subtleties that put a restaurant over the top . These were definitely missing . The lighting was as if we were in a police interrogation room - bright enough to blind you. No ambiance created. The first charcuterie was brought to us . 4 little pieces of bread . We didn’t even get a chance to enjoy the first course when less than 5 minutes later the second course was brought out . It was as if we were being rushed out the door . We ordered the prime rib and were disappointed that horseradish was not provided . We were told they ran out. Amazing . They brought out something that resembled “horseradish” but it was 99 percent sour cream. A simple request was not met . The wine was good at least. We received our main course without any condiments and had to request it . Shouldn’t the condiments come out at the same time as the main course. We saw that happen for another table. When we got our deserts , less than 5 minutes later , we were asked by a female waitress if she could clear our plates despite it being apparent that we just started eating our desert. Poor training of wait staff. What we should have done was leave immediately when it was apparent the service was subpar. We were hopeful but extremely disappointed . The experience was so disappointing that we should have just stayed home. Great restaurants don’t disappoint .

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Hoping for a great thanksgiving dinner with my wife and my 88 year old mother. Fixed menu. Shrimp came out soggy and weird. We sent them back and got soup. Turkey dinner came out cold. Sent back and waited for warm food. Terrible experience. At $75 per person I expected way better. We will never go back or recommend this place. Very over priced for quality of food and service.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality fresh food and great/comfortable atmosphere . Expensive.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

While the food was outstanding, the value for Thanksgiving dinner was not. I was surprised that for $75 /person that we only received a single charchuterie board appetizer and single small portion bowls of a variety of side dishes for a table of six including 4 adult males. The total cost of the meal including wine was $1000. Despite enjoying the food, the ambiance, and our experience, I think were all still a little hungry for the first time after a Thanksgiving meal.

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TB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit to Urban Farmer...all visits were great. My most recent visit was far a group of 6 for Thanksgiving dinner...everything was great! Best Turkey I've ever had- really. The staff was incredible - very professional , organized and knowledgeable. Can't wait until my next visit!

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LH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative dishes in a lovely setting. Our server was terrific - very helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always.

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