Urban Grill on Main

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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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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner to celebrate our grandson’s birthday was delightful. Good food, pleasant staff, very clean dining room.

NF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When it comes to going out with our parents for Sunday dinner we look for several things: handicap friendly, reservations, noise level, and if course food. The Urban Grill checked all the boxes. Coming over from Kentucky even the drive was nice. I use Open Table for almost all of our dinners out but never took the time to give feedback. The food was that good. Clean plates all around the table including dessert! Looks like they have a great patio although it was a little too cool for that. Sure to try it in warmer weather.

TH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was refreshing to find a place to eat that excelled in every area. The food was outstanding the lamb was the best I've had in a restaurant and the Urban filet was cooked to perfection. I'm sorry it took us so long to find it. It will become a regular spot for us. Thanks for the excellent time.

W
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wednesday night. Service was extraordinarily slow - we did not receive our food until almost an hour after we arrived. Food was average. Pulled pork on corn bread patties was nicely prepared and tasty. Burger was very average with an bit of an unusual flavor. Good portions.

n
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go on Sundays and try the owner's recipe Pot Roast. Yum. A great Fall dish!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very flavorful. We all truly enjoyed our meals.

OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Bloody Mary scallop pasta tonight!

RT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We can always count on delicious food. Every item on the menu has delighted our palate.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends. I’m always impressed with the food - top notch!

LO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great service!
Pulled pork bbq and johnny cakes are fantastic! Definitely recommend for any group.

V
Cincinnati
85 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Grill is quickly turning into a neighborhood gem! The menu has something for everyone, great atmosphere - indoor & outdoor - great drink menu. Servers as super friendly and effiicient. And - it's a woman owned business! Love it.

JO
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dinner there when ever we are in the area and have always enjoyed our food and service. Great little find

SR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server, young lady named KB. Everyone in our party of four really enjoyed their food. The beer list was just right; good variety of quality beers. Wine selections were likewise agreeable.

ME
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friday night indoor noise level was fairly high. Some of the foods were well over seasoned. Too much salt.

t
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place covers it all. The food truck menu is intact, but they have seriously upped the game with their salads and up scale specials.
Always a joy to eat here!

DS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Long time to be waited on. After order was taken and another long wait server told us he forgot to turn our order in and would now do so. Another wait for our order to arrive and the food was fine. Asking the waiter to for the check he continued to work his closing routine before presenting the check and another long wait to his picking up the payment and return the reciept. All the wait time and our section did seem all that busy.

g
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 of us went for the Sunday Brunch yesterday and it was wonderful. Interesting and creative choices-everything was very fresh and plated beautifully!
We had the Salmon Eggs Benedict and a 3 egg omelette. Sides of berries and potatoes were both well seasoned!
And the Bloody Marys were meals in themselves!

E
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy night, reservations at 8pm. It was loud in the patio room. Waiter warned that kitchen was backed up and our order would take at least 30 minutes to prepare (it took 40). However, food was hot and delicious and we will be going back.

V
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

as always food was very good but what we really like is our favorite server Claire. She always make it a fun and enjoyable evening. Always leave happier when she is our server.

BR
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Cincinnati. Urban Grill has it all. I eat there at least once a week, sometimes twice. From the service, the bar, to the food, they do it right. The menu is never boring. Anyone can find something delicious for their palette. Often, they have fish specials that that were swimming in the Atlantic or the Gulf Coast the day before and were flown up the same day to your table.

They are especially known for their Buffalo Chix Mac sandwich that foodies would travel miles to find the UG food truck just to get their “fix”’ Delicious! Don’t worry, there is something for everyone and they will even work with you on your dietary needs and bring you something delicious and perfect for whatever your palette desires..

Urban Grill is not only a great thing for the east part of Cincinnati, but for this part of Ohio. From the interesting menu to the fantastic bar and great outdoor seating in the “Ark”, I cannot recommend it enough. They will take great care of you, no matter if it’s a quick lunch or a special event. It’s well worth your visit!

MB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. We met with friends for lunch and stayed 2 hours talking. We were never rushed and the waitress was attentive the whole time we were there.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thought the menu was a touch overpriced but the food was very good. I’ll go back

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I’m a big fan of the restaurant but the service has been disappointing the last few times. It appears the staffing for the servers and kitchen are too light and wait times have increased. We waited 20 minutes for outside seating but there were at least 5 empty tables during that time and after we were seated. We waited an additional 45 minutes for our food which were salads and chili. The food was excellent and the server was apologetic but this is the kind of issue if it persists that will cause us (and others) to go elsewhere.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ribs were very good, our server Suzie was excellent. Gift card covered the experience, one could not ask for more.

MM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

TH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love those cozy atmosphere, food and service was excellent!

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
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.

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