Urban Grill on Main

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$30 and under
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American

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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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4.7
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4.6
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JJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We had our wedding reception there in August 2019. When I walked in last week, the staff recognized me. Fabulous food with a small hometown feel.

JH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentines Day

OT
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always! The Bacon Toast Jam is amazing, I highly recommend. Love the changing specials nightly.

b
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, as usual!! You won’t be disappointed! The servers are attentive, upbeat, and beyond friendly! Can’t wait to go back!

k
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We've been to the Urban Grill several times since it opened. Having that historical perspective leads me to suggest this...it's not gotten better. It's not maintained. It seems to have slid backwards. The above choice only offers a yes or no response. I marked it yes but I have increasingly serious reservations.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, service and food were great!

DL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there. The chicken sandwich was delicious. Loved the flavor of the marinated chicken. Will definitely return!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and the atmosphere is awesome. It is very loud though. This is one of our favorite places to eat and we love sitting on the ark where it tends to be quieter.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, was very on top of service and was very informative! I wish I remembered his name, because I would ask for him again. The chefs special, mahi mahi dish was excellent. The only thing that was a little hard is how loud it was, but it was a Saturday night. Overall, great place and plan on visiting again soon!

KV
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious (party of 6, 4 ordered the filet special and they all raved about it and the potatoes) but also all mentioned the steaks were a bit cold! The service was OK. Look forward to going when the weather is warm and can sit on the patio!

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We love the food here and the atmosphere but we have had a few REALLY BAD experiences with the staff now and unfortunately we won’t be going back to this restaurant.

RT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very knowledgeable service staff. Willing to offer suggestions and made a great evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food is great, service is great, and love the way the place is decorated. Get the Queen City chicken sandwich and you won’t be sorry!

JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Hannah was outstanding! The atmosphere is always great and the food is delicious.

KH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Great service. Food was tasty. My only critique was the lunch menu didn’t feel like a wide variety - several burger varieties, a couple chicken sandwiches, and salads?

CP
Cincinnati
105 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A return visit with a friend who hadn't previously been here. I ordered the usually "special" Wagu burger with their special combination of meat. No ketchup or mustard detected, even though I ordered that way -- did not help the very dry burger. Mac & cheese still committed to being one of their unique items & it was, plenty to share. My friend had the Weds rib special & liked it very much. But her salad came out with her meal & I was never asked about a refill or iced tea.

B
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most of our party was new to the Urban Grill, and all loved it! The choices were up to date and varied. We loved the falling-off-the-bone ribs (Wednesday special) and bacon jam toast appetizer. The macaroni had an unexpected zippy personality. The warm farro salad was very satisfying, especially when topped with blackened salmon. Our waitress, Jen, was on top of everything for our crowd of 9. What a great first impression! Looking forward to our next trip to the Urban Grill!!

MB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & unique breakfast menu on Sunday. Could not have tasted better and very courteous professional service. Can't wait to return.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow out on the covered patio. Presentation of food looked great but flavor wasn’t there. That goes for all 4 entrees that were ordered. Pricey for the quality.

t
Cincinnati
53 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a true gem and we are lucky to have it near by! We love the variety in the menu, from excellent burgers to upscale items. We have never been disappointed or regretted a choice we made for our meal. The wait staff has always been friendly and efficient making for a smooth, problem free evening. Keep it up!

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. A hidden in Cincinnati. Had good food, great service, and a very cool outside space.

c
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables was fantastic! The Flatiron Steak was good but needed to be a little hotter. Love the Alaskan Amber draft beer!!

l
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food, chicken sandwich and burger wasn’t as good as usual. We’ll try again.

NC
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Urban Grill on Main always lives up to our expectations. Whether ordering from the set menu or the ever-changing specials, you just can't be disappointed. For lunch - I've never found a sandwich better that the Fried Chicken Club, but be ready for a big and filling chicken sandwich! I substitute kettle chips 'cuz I sometimes find the fries a little too heavy - but whatever your preference, enjoy! Tried both dinner specials last week - my wife chose the crab stuffed snapper and I hade the prime rib - both sensational choices. I asked for an end cut if they had it and the chef and our waitress came through exceptionally. And you've got to try a dessert. My favorite is the Ghirardelli chocolate cookie/brownie served in a small cast iron pan and topped with ice cream and hot fudge - oh man! The owners are always on site and the wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive. If you live on the East Side you are very lucky - if you don't, Urban Grill is well worth the drive!

e
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urban Grill is one of our favorite places to go. They always have amazing food and service.

PJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited our neighbors to go with us. They had never eaten here before. They agreed it’s one of their new favorite places to eat! Alex, our server, did an outstanding job explaining the menu. Food was delicious! The bacon jam toast & brussel sprouts... outstanding!

L
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit there from NKY. We brought friends this time who hadn't been there. All enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We all will certainly be back. No coincidence that both these visits were following a movie in Mariemont. Perhaps we have established a custom!!

O
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cherry was excellent and a lot of fun. Thanks.

We always enjoy the food and the casual atmosphere.

s
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal & reasonably priced!!

BH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, it is all scratch cooked.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was friendly and efficient. Only negative was our main course came out 2 minutes after our appetizer. Place wasn’t busy and the kitchen was firing out quality food much too quickly. Felt hurried over a wonderful meal. We will be back

t
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our “go to” places. There aren’t many independent restaurants in our area that offer really good food with the variety of choices Urban Grill offers. For example, I had the Thresher shark and my husband had the steak burger - both were excellent!
This is a real gem💕

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, HUGE portions, nice place

b
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! Each week, there is something new on their menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by the cozy interior when we arrived. Had TV's in every area and tables weren't crammed together. However the food quality was sub par. We ordered two appetizers both of which were tasty and reasonably priced. However the entrees we ordered were quite frankly terrible. Three of us ordered the coconut crusted grouper special. The crust was so thick we couldn't cut through with a fork. The fish was so over cooked that it resembled a Gordon's fish stick. None of us are more than a couple bites. The lone person to order the burger with mushroom duxelle said the burger was not good and lacked seasoning. The waitress sensed we didn't like the food and asked if everything was ok so we told her. She came back and said the manager offered a free dessert on the next visit. I guess two free desserts offsets 3 $26 grouper specials that were inedible. We enjoyed the restaurant, just not the food.

n
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urban Grill's filets are fantastic !! Add a little balsamic glaze and onion straws with 2 sides. A must try!!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great atmosphere and food!

f
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent daily specials. Featuring local farm items. Kelly our server did a great job. Great evening. Nice variety good wine list.

L
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urban Grill has become one of our favorite casual restaurants in Cincinnati. The food is fantastic! The burgers are 2nd to none. Every meal we have had there is beyond our expectations. Don't miss this restaurant.

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