Urban Farmer

4.5
279 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am-10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am-11:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am-10:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 262-6070
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Starkus
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available for $12 at Urban Farmer
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Celebrate at Urban Farmer, Denver’s Steakhouse. Located in the heart of lower downtown, featuring three vintage inspired private and semi-private spaces, Urban Farmer Denver is the ideal location to host your next event.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Very excited to try this restaurant. They over cooked two of our steaks but made it right by replacing them right away and taking one off the bill! We didn't care for the brocolini but everything else was delicious. Try the cheese boards and table side beef tartare.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Steaks, drinks and service are incredible.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Their steaks were AMAZING! One of the best meals I have ever had! Well worth the cost!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing, a little pricier then expected but amazing!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The location and vibe is great—across the street from Union Station, right next to the Oxford Hotel.

What we got:
Drinks: urban farmer manhatten, last word
Appetizer: steamed littleneck clams
Complimentary: fresh-baked blueberry cornbread, fresh honey sample (UF bees)
Salads: heirloom tomato and avocado, local greens
Entree: 12oz 7X Wagyu colorado, grain-finished steak (medium rare)
Sides: farm fries, tableside mushrooms
Dessert: tableside cherry crisp, coffee, tea

Best: drinks, steamed clams, heirloom salad, tableside mushrooms, blueberry cornbread, honey sample
Average: cherry crisp, farm fries
Below Average: 12oz 7X Wagyu colorado, grain-finished steak
Needs Tweaking: Local greens salad portion is gigantic-seemed like enough for three people. Cherry Crisp dessert: way too many cherries as needed for the crumble/ice cream proportion (and I love cherries).

Everything up to the steak was great, and then the first bite of the steak— not even warm, chewy, and no flavor. The manager and server apologized, took it away to bring it up to temperature and it was a bit better, but still, no "steak" flavor to speak of, and still pretty chewy/tough. Disappointing.

Overall, it was a good experience and everything was great— except the steak. Probably should have gone with a dry aged New York or Ribeye and the meal would have been a homerun. We were comped $14 on the steak which was nice, but even with that the bill was $196, not including tip. Seemed overpriced compared to other comparable restaurants in Denver we've been to.

Would we go back? I think so, but we'll skip the Colorado Wagyu next time and probably head over to Union Station for more drinks and dessert at the Cooper Lounge.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated our daughters birthday and really enjoyed the dinner. The food was excellent, and the service superb. The only knock was that the steaks were a bit spendy, but we knew that going in. Otherwise, we plan to go back for our next special occasion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good all around - food was excellent, service was great. This is the third time I have been here and has been great each time.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service! Need I say more

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Never heard of a restaurant, a steakhouse for that matter, pre-cooking the steak for their brunch menus eggs benedict to a well-done state. No flexibility to change, and overall the menu was just ok, not worth the price. Nothing was wow, nothing was bad, but not something I will be returning to for the price point.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Service was excellent. Pork was flavorless. Tartare was way too salty. Foie gras butter tasted like dirty feet.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Came in to enjoy desserts for a friends birthday. Asked for one of everything, and the server ended up sending out three full orders of ice cream… Definitely not what we had talked about, and definitely not worth $18. Even when we tried to casually mention that we thought we were getting three scoops not three bowls he just sort of laughed and walked away… Pretty awkward.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Was 1st time to go to Urban Farmer. Would say was slightly disappointed with the over seasoning of the meats. Seemed very salty. Steak tartare is awesome. May or may not try again. You expect perfection when spending over $300 for two people.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Seriously one of the best steakhouses in Denver

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

our server was terrible - we had to stop others to get what we needed when the meal was delivered and ask for more wine, etc.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We went here for our date night. It was so amazing! Highly worth the price.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Had business friend and his wife in from South Carolina and Urban Farmers knocked it out of the park. They paid attention to my guests GF and Dairy needs and made her feel at home with any modifications to the dishes. Our waitstaff was outstanding and so knowledgeable with the menu.

Some of the best stakes in all of Denver!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Love this restaurant. The menu is creative and the food is great. Service was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

We have been wanting to try Urban Farmer since it opened and we finally got around to it this past Saturday night. We are kicking ourselves for not trying it sooner. It is one of the best restaurants to recently open downtown. Service, food and ambiance were all impeccable. In addition to the their great steak selection, which in and of itself it not hard to find, they offer a few great items not as traditional as your typical high-end steak house. For instance, we were fully impressed with the claim appetizer and table side steak tartar. We also added a swordfish entrée to compliment our steaks and sides, each of which had a deliciously unique aspect to them (creamed spinach and cream corn). So go for the steaks and you will not be disappointed, but go above and beyond the steaks and you will have more to rave about.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The service was solid. But the food was very over priced for what you get. I would have expected more.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I have enjoyed brunch in the past at Urban Farmer, but was a bit disappointed this weekend with the Avocado Benedict. I expected fresh sliced avocado, given the Farm-to-Table experience Urban Farmer prides itself on. Instead, it was a small serving of creamy, guacamole type spread on my English Muffin, that looked as if it was stale and came from a jar. It ruined the meal experience. I thought I recalled a really nice presentation, with a side of greens and fresh sliced avocado for that meal. It was pretty disappointing and the worst meal I've had at Urban Farmer. I'll continue to give it another try for brunch, but suggest fresh avocado for the breakfast meals; that avocado/guac spread was pretty gross, to be honest.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I have eaten at Urban Farmer twice and felt my salad was not as fresh as previous dining experience. Will try again

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My 2nd trip to Urban Farmer and it was truly amazing. Again. Everything was spot on from the time we walked in the door. The cocktails were creative and the wine list was diverse. Our meal was spectacularly designed, plated and prepared perfectly. Our server Holly was super friendly and knowledgeable. This place is great.

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was waaaay too salty. When we informed our server, she did offer to replace a salad and some fries, but he entire meal was so over salted. We also let her know that we don’t usually send things back, and she remarked “that’s what everyone says.” She seemed irritated to have to serve us at all. Definitely will NOT be returning. Yikes!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We ordered filet, which was outstanding, and scallops, which were ok. Would have given the food a better rating had the scallops been better.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The water and somalier seemed bothered by us when we first arrived. The waiter eventually warmed up. For the price, I expected the best service ever.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The best food and service we have had at a fine restaurant in a long while. Really a special evening.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great food and very nice ambience! Great for business meetings and social events. Food is locally sourced and organic when possible.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

One of the next steaks I've had. Great anniversary dinner!

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Appetizer, seafood tower was excellent! Oysters were very good and flavors were great. Steak was undercooked for medium rare. And the quality of the ribeye wasn’t very good. I’ve had much better for less. No marbling in the ribeye but plenty of gristle for $70. Service was excellent however.

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Way too overpriced for what you get. The food was pretty good, but with the price of the food I would be expected to be blown away. I would not recommend Urban Farmer due to this.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We went for our anniversary and had a lovely evening. Our waiter balanced checking in on us with giving us time to go over the menu. The food was perfect and our drinks were delicious. We love coming here on special occassions, but this evening, in particular, Urban Farmer exceeded expectations.

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The steak while good quality was NOT cooked as ordered - even with confirmation from the server. I asked for the meat to be pink, and it was very red, almost raw. The sides we ordered to accompany the steaks were brought out close to 10 minutes later which meant that our steaks were no longer hot. The hostess who seated us was dressed very unprofessionally for the standard of the establishment and looked as though she was dressed for a yoga session. When a restaurant charges the hugh prices they do, everything from the moment you walk in should suggest, high quality food and high quality service. We were highly disappointed in celebrating our 25th anniversary there and would not recommend the restaurant to any of our family or friends.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The food and service were excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

My wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary, and were not disappointed the place is beautiful, the staff were kind and attentive, and the “steak flight” was a delicious experience. We were in from out of town, and will certainly be back the next time we’re in Denver.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Everything about Urban Farmer was great. EXCEPT THE STEAK which at $79 for the top end cut is not acceptable.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Awesome! Worth every penny!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Really great food and Wine list, just a little on the spendy side

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The steak in Urban Farmer is amazing. We ordered the Wagyu steak and prime beef 21 days dry aged and the tasty is so good. I really recommend the dry aged prime beef. The meat is fresh and tender. You can feel the flavor of steak has been improved a lot during the processing of dry aged.
Another side worth to try is the mushroom. The restaurant grows their own mushroom and the mushroom was picked just before cook. The chief will cook the mushroom in front of your table as a show. It is very nice to smell the freshly cooked mushroom and try the mushroom just after it was placed in the plate.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our server, Andrew, started out strong, but after the appetizers were served it took an hour and a half to get our entrees. We think the server forgot to ring in our food, and hoped we wouldn’t ask for a manager, which we didn’t, but eventually should have. People who came in after us were all eating their dinner before us. He also never came to the table to apologize it was taking so long. Never checked on us again. We understand things happen, but it would have been nice if he would have checked up on us and apologized for it taking so long. He just didn’t engage after he took the order. It was only the two of us celebrating a birthday and the restaurant was moderately busy, yet we were there for 3.5 hours due to the slow service. Then, once our dinner was served, someone else came to the table and said they served one of us the wrong entree. The food was good, but I think we will go somewhere else next time. The service disappointed us. For a check of over $200 for two people, we expected better service. As a sidenote, it was also very hot inside the restaurant. They left the patio doors open and since it was over 90 degrees that day, there was no way that air conditioning could have competed with open patio doors.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The hostess greeted us warmly and sat us promptly for our reservation. The night was downhill from there. Some of the highlights: the waiter asked what kind of gin I wanted with my gibson. When I asked what they serve, he disappeared for about 10 minutes, then returned to tell me the list of gins are in the drink menu he had given us already sitting on our table, (which was under the wine list). I ordered a gibson with Plymouth, then he returned another 10 minutes later and asked if I would like the Plymouth shaken. A few more minutes later he returned with a glass of cold gin. When I pointed out that a gibson contains vermouth and an onion, he returned with the same glass of (now luke-warm) gin and an onion. That would have been funny if we didn't have to wait again to finally order. After ordering steak and wine, the waiter brought bread and we sat for about 15 minutes with empty glasses. Seeing that we had been abandoned, the hostess finally came and asked if we wanted another round of drinks, and we told her we had ordered a bottle of wine. She came back shortly to ask what wine we ordered since it had not been "entered in the system". The waiter then appeared and told us our steaks would be out in about 20 minutes because they "need to rest" (translation - after the drinks I forgot to put your entire order in). Incredibly, we still had to wait an excessive time for our dinner. Finally, after eating our room temperature steaks and drinking almost the entire bottle off wine, our waiter reappeared to serve the last drops of wine with an amusing amount of drama, wrapping a napkin around the neck of the bottle after each pour, and then finally draping it over his arm like a scene from a bad French movie. Overall, a really disappointing dining experience. So bad it was actually funny.

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