Urban Steam American Bistro

4.7
92 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An irreverent espresso bar, full service bistro & cocktail lounge located near downtown Colorado Springs. Proudly serving classic European style coffee drinks and unique coffees from around the world in our pour over bar. Breakfast/Brunch until 3pm daily, with a light lunch from 11am to 3pm, dinner service 5pm until 10pm.

We are located in a converted warehouse in the Mill Street neighborhood just southwest of Downtown Colorado Springs, stop in and say hi!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JustineC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was unique and tasted good. Only the brunch menu was available due to reduced staff/covid restrictions. I was bummed to find this after checking the menu online and getting my heart set on the hot chicken sandwich, but I totally understand and appreciate the restaurant finding ways to be flexible and stay open. I had the picnic pie and my husband had the greasy granny. We both enjoyed our meals and I was pleasantly surprised that my heavy entree came with a fresh side salad. The prices were a little higher than I'd like for the portions. I would go back, but probably only for an occasion rather than a quick brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is always so great here

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Lovebirds2
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have more of a food selection.

Music was a bit too loud.

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ScottS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, coffee and drinks from an innovative local restaurant. It was quiet during an early dinner but we’ve also been there when it’s more crowded - either way it’s a fun place to go hang out with friends or others. Check it out!!!

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LisaV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! It’s the staff that makes this place successful!

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SarahF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, loved the food.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party found the food to be unique and delicious. Our waiter was attentive. We really enjoyed the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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Bean
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was an artistic joint with a beautiful view and great food for those who like to stay on the healthy side. The only things that I'd say could be improved are that the waiter forgot my green tea and that I had ordered greens instead of potatoes. It was a little busy, so I understand.

I would go back.

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CarolineS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner visit! Our waitress was wonderful - attentive and nice. We all got burgers and felt like they were cooked well. Fries were also delicious. Such a fun drink menu too! Would come back to try some of the other quirky options.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, great service too! Would highly recommend!!

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Carolynne
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was stellar. Appreciate the precautions they're taking. Food exceeded my expectations.

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Battman
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite breakfast spot in Colorado Springs. Try a Cubano Cortado.

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WesT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good. I went there because people said it was great. Maybe I ordered the wrong items, but nothing I had this time was worth raving about. Go if you want a decent brunch. Don’t go if you want to have your socks knocked off.

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SueT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food! We will be back!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, as per usual.
Great food and bev

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WendyP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good coffee Super friendly staff. Great place to hang out and catch up with friends. Definitely would recommend

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We were appalled that all the kitchen staff and bartenders were not wearing masks. The servers wore them intermittently. When we complained they got defensive and then the owner responded to our review with an excuse that it’s for the safety of the kitchen staff due to heat. They have an open kitchen and the temp in the kitchen is likely the same as the restaurant. And... it’s the law. We won’t be back.

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vipjd5339
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for BRUNCH! Amazing! Great portions! Staff was VERY friendly!

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Terrinagy
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Wonderful food and space!

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Guacamole
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in the Springs! Amazing food and cocktails, awesome ambience and all staff are super friendly. We love coming here!

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Karo
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor seating (bar-style), cheap but yummy drinks, and really friendly staff. Would definitely go again!

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Cbishop
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Will definitely be back!! Great vegan burger. Great service!

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CaraT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and coffee, tea. The food was unique and delicious. Different area of town.

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Anno
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I love this restaurant, I mean LOVE it. However, I was extremely uncomfortable while eating there recently. They are not following Colorado requirements to wear masks, employees were not even wearing masks while cooking the food or walking through the restaurant to take trash out. Customers would come in without masks and no one would say anything. Then the servers were rolling silverware with masks off as well. I am really disappointed and hope that they can get it together before they get reported to the state and shut down.

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vipTexasgirl
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Giant portions and wonderful taste. Try the Avocado toast and the Lemonade!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service - amazing breakfast with honey-buttered biscuits and Nashville Hot chicken.

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LindaW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I visited on a Taco Tuesday and they had only one server on duty. We got there early, so it wasn't a problem. Then, after 6:00 p.m., after the restaurant filled up, they lowered the lights and cranked up the music...rap music! I like rap, but when it's up so loud to compete with people noise, it's inappropriate as background music in a small restaurant. The quality of the tacos has slipped over the years, unfortunately, because I really like Urban Steam and don't want to give them a bad review. It's usually a great place, especially for breakfast. Full disclosure: Taco Tuesday and breakfast are the only meals I've had there.

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CaitlinM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

The food was great but both my girlfriend and I got sick afterwards.

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Robbo
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nothing special, unless you're a HIPSTER... If you are, this IS the place for you.

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JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There was much more space than the first time I went, the food was amazing and the blood orange mimosas were perfect!

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KimberlyB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and ambience. Love that they now take reservations

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Narwhalcj
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food is typically amazing, however this visit it was not up to its usual standards. Staff were helpful in resolving the issue.

Even though we had online reservations, we were placed on the waiting list once we arrived as they had not checked to see what reservations were made.

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Amazing
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was good portions, great quality. Great service. Have 4 stars because the small menu and not in a good area of town, pretty sketchy area. Drinks were also $10 each which is a bit high.

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Edwin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really delicious, just not much of it for the price. The music was pretty loud, we had to shout at our small table. Otherwise, very good.

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vipRachelD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the food and atmosphere was good. The restaurant is located in a somewhat sketchy neighborhood. There’s outdoor seating as well, which added to the casual atmosphere. Dishes were unique; I had the blue corn battered chicken and waffles. The fry was a little dry, but servings of chicken were enough to fill me up. The blue corn waffle texture was also dry, but unique enough to make it enjoyable. This was their signature dish. The coffees were great, I had a latte that was double sized and just right with breakfast. Prices were to be expected for an up and coming, trendy eatery. Most of the dishes were not protein-focused, and my suggestion for improvement would be to find a way to make the prices more justifiable with more protein. Would try again!

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AliM16
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seating options has everything from outdoors to booths to open air tables, etc. Fantastic menu and great food and drinks. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and very friendly staff. Nice indoor and outdoor space. Coffee was excellent!!

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TNikki
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’m not from Colorado but needed a quick breakfast spot. The staff was really friendly and the food was pretty good. I had the Evil Spock and it was delicious.

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SethM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent as always. My only minor gripe is it always takes a long time to get coffee and refills.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Urban Steam American Bistro using the Order Online button. Urban Steam American Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Urban Steam American Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 473-7832.

Urban Steam American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.