Urban Grill on Main

4.5
534 reviews
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Urban Grill on Main is a casual American restaurant & coffee bar serving out of a converted 1870's farm house, which has been expanded to make three comfortable dining areas and a 'farmhouse room' bar in the heart of Newtown, OH on Cincinnati's east side. Also featuring two covered outdoor dining spaces.

Reservations available for indoor dining only. Outdoor seating is first come, first served.

Urban Grill serves the handcrafted sandwiches & sides which became famous on their popular food truck, as well as appetizers, entrée salads & daily lunch and dinner specials. Menus change periodically but always feature personal recipes, house-made dressings, sauces and marinades, slow roasted or smoked meats. Enjoy craft cocktails, craft beers and wines by the glass in one of the dining areas or outside on the covered dining decks.
Urban Grill on Main is local, independent, family-owned.
We take it personally and you'll notice the difference.
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TH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love those cozy atmosphere, food and service was excellent!

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our book club met for lunch on a Saturday. We were all impressed with the wide selection on the menu and one member is a vegetarian and she was very satisfied with her meal. The fish tacos were the best I have ever tasted. Unfortunately, they are not on the dinner menu. All the salads were hearty and the Mahi cakes are a unique item. Our server Jake was awesome. He gave us time and was always there when we needed him. We will all return soon!

S
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time dining at Urban Grill. We loved it both times. Food and service was great. Thank you.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had eaten at this restaurant previously and had an excellent experience for food and service. So we decided to eat there for my birthday.

The service was frustrating. We had a server who checked in with us so many times that our conversation was constantly interrupted. I think she asked for our order right after we sat down, and three times more within five minutes. At the end of our meal, she also tried to pick up the check about a minute after she put it down.

It was weird, because there were open tables in our section, so no reason to hurry us along. And we ended up feeling hurried in retrospect because when we left we realized we had finished dinner in 45 minutes.

We shared an appetizer which was the adult bacon. That was quite good.

For entrées I had the pulled pork and Johnny cakes, and my boyfriend had the chicken sandwich with Sirracha and Thai peanut sauce.

The pulled pork was dry in my entrée, and there wasn’t much flavor except for the relish. The chicken was dry in his sandwich, and while he could taste some heat from the Sirracha he only tasted the Thai peanut sauce in one bite.

We had both been looking forward to the meal, and ended up being disappointed. Because of my initial great experience, we’re considering coming back for another try. We will see.

R
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were waited on right away. Server was extremely polite and helpful. Food was excellent as always. Will always return. Highly recommend.

CV
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I thought the chicken on the mac n cheese sandwich was pretty dry. But the appetizer sampler was amazing as usual. Also, for the kids mac n cheese, maybe add a description on the menu mentioning its made with pepper jack... you know how kids are!

Overall, still a great evening... love the rotating menu!

CE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best local establishments to enjoy a casual Evening with wonderful atmosphere very friendly service and good food. I go one to two times a week.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED Urban Grill on Main. We wanted an outdoor/open air feel, TV screens to watch the games and great food and that is exactly what we got. The atmosphere is great. Food was awesome. Service was fantastic.

r
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent as was the service. The rooms are fairly small so when your next to a table of 10 it’s loud. We should have eaten in the outdoor dining room. We’ve been here about four times since last summer. We’ll be back soon!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, and a fun environment! It was our anniversary, and the server treated us like gold. Highly recommended!

IB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service, delicious food, highly recommend!

F
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and the services was attentive and responsive. It was a wonderful evening!

m
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our first visit and was very pleased. Would defiantly return. Do recommend reservations for Friday/Saturday evening-

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Urban grill is one of our favorite restaurants because their food is fresh and delicious!

TT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is very good, with unique offerings you won't find anywhere else. The service is good but could be a little better. I do like the the orders are submitted at the time you provide it to your server. Food comes out quickly and is generous in portion. Overall a great place to eat. I recommend making a reservation on Friday and Saturday as the wait can be long.

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We eat at urban grille a couple of times a month. While never cheap, the food is usually outstanding. This meal was disappointing and included an over cooked filet and small serving of potatoes and carrots. We will return but the food and service has to be better at its price points.

FM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tried the appetizer sampler just to get a feel for the food offerings. Generally, good grub but nothing inventive.
For my entree, tried the wild mushroom fettuccine dish - delicious! Really good and genuinely enjoyable. Full of flavor and creamy sauce, I was sorry to finish it... But all good things must end.
For dessert, enjoyed the blackberry bread pudding. While this dish was very good, I would've liked to see more blackberries incorporated into the dish. It was a bit light on the berries, but the cream topping was perfectly balanced with the flavor of the dessert.
Overall, I'd try this place again. Service was excellent, although it got extremely loud by the time my party left around 7pm.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always!

CK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The burgers too dense, overcooked and needed seasoning.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere outside on the new covered deck. Awesome service and incredible food. Consistently good time after time.

JW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Urban Grille. The food is always delicious and the new deck is awesome. Even on a hot Saturday night.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their summer salad with blacken shrimp is delicious!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation here before concert at river band. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. The food was excellent. The wait staff was superb. We really enjoyed our experience and the knowledge of the wait staff with the menu and recommendations. Will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Grill is always wonderful! The staff is friendly and the food is wonderful our family loves the Urban MAC and the couscous salad!

N
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It was my husband’s birthday. We went to Urban Grill. Service was poor. They offered NOTHING for my husband’s birthday. We were-still going to order desert, we were informed only at the time of the order it would take 20 minutes. Our server knew half way through the meal that we were going to order desert but didn't say that some deserts may take longer. Very disappointing.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The first thing we were told when sitting down was food already sold out. My husbands second beer was sold out 30 minutes after we arrived. My side salad consisted of a piece of lettuce shredded with a few carrots. Our friends meal was cooked incorrectly and the prices were ridiculous.
The waiter was fine but did keep asking if we were ready to order after we told him we wanted to have drinks first and talk. After five times we gave up and ordered.

KB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is one of my favorite dining places. We just didn't have a good experience Friday night. It wasn't terrible, just not what we're used to. Two entrees, lobster and rib eye were overpriced and frankly, just not that good. The drink with the Malibu rum and muddled pineapple was a big disappointment. Was it really supposed to be served without ice? Looked very unappetizing when it was brought to the table and I didn't care for it. Did not mention any of this to the server, as it wasn't her fault -- just not a great night. We did enjoy each other's company, though, so not all was lost! Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

S
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have experienced excellent food and service at Urban Grill many times in the past. We had made a reservation for 4 at 6:45 and indicated it was a celebration of a retirement. We had requested seating on their new deck in the reservation notes. We arrived ten minutes prior to our reservation time (6:35) and was told that reservations are for inside only and we would need to wait about twenty minutes. We said fine and went to the outdoor bar to wait for them to let us know when the table was ready. We had a drink and when a half hour had passed, we checked on our place in line and was told that we were not on the wait list. We then requested to be seated immediately and were accommodated. We ordered appetizers that were very good and then four filet mignon dinners since their filet is typically excellent (better than the big steakhouses in town). Three of the four steaks were overcooked (ordered medium and they were cooked well). Even so, the food was still very good and was enjoyed by all. However, we were somewhat disappointed with the whole experience. Service was was a bit lacking as far as checking back for refills. Even though we had a less than stellar experience, we did leave a twenty five percent tip since we know servers depend on tips to make their living and our server was very kind. Add to that, we got a message from OpenTable that we were a "no show" for our reservation that evening! Ouch!

We hope this review helps things get better as we have really enjoyed the restaurant in the past and would like it continue to be one of our favorites.

KM
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this establishment, great location and great atmosphere. The food was great, highly recommend the bacon jam toast and Couscous garden salad was very tasty. Has wonderful service!

PP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food, fab server, fab suggestions, fab table, fab time for my birthday!! Thanks!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had out of town guests in and tried your outside dining.
The service was great and so was the food!!

GJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always amazing! Our server wasn’t the friendliest and did forget my chicken on my salad. It’s a bit noisy in there but it didn’t bother us.

RM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hamburger best ever. Blackened grouper sandwich delicious.

SL
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very very limited menu and not much of a selection if you're trying to eat on the healthy side....first time there and not impressed at all...the cosmo I ordered was the worst I've ever had and it was served in a very very small glass....not impressed....the burger was OK...nothing to get too excited over....certainly was not worth the trip across town...to many other better options.

GB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food! Thanks for a wonderful birthday lunch!

K
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We made reservations and hoped to sit outside, only to be told that there was a 45 minute wait for outdoor seating. Not a big deal, we were seated inside which was ok too. I like the decor and ambiance. That evening it was a little chillier than I would have wanted. Our food was ok. I love the bacon candy - so good! The ribs were alright, burger was good, mac n cheese had blander taste than i remember. And sadly, service was slow. This is our third time here, not really sure when or if we’ll be back.

B
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was good, new entree (Lemon Ricotta w/ peas & asparagus over Penne pasta) was not. NO flavor!! We also ordered Mahi over orecchiette. Bland and no flavor. We sent both back. Owner asked us for feedback, we gave it - but while she was speaking with us another waitress rudely interrupted the conversation to ask a question for another table. Owner really didn’t seem to care. We did order another item which was ok but not what we really wanted. This questions our future return.

JG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a five year old with us who would have liked to color a placemat or anything. Saw a lot of families there so I would recommend being more child friendly 😊

b
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Grill NEVER disappoints ......... five star plus for the super creative entrees and the friendliest personnel ever!!!

C
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the east sider cocktail. Bartenders friendly and attentive. Waitress friendly and helpful. Sampler appetizer full of pork rinds and corn on cob is not an appetizer; only 2 mac and cheese goetta balls. French onion soup and crab rangoons were delicious.

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