urban an american grill

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$30 and under
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American
Urban, an American Grill, is located in the Westin at the Domain and serves a comforting menu highlighting local ingredients. Inspired by the flavors and spirits of Texas, our cuisine changes with the seasons but always includes favorites like Chef's signature meatloaf, crispy brussels sprouts , and our delicious wood fired pizzas. Our hand cut steaks are sourced locally from Cameron, Texas and include a delicious Filet Mignon, as well as a 14 oz. NY strip steak with all the fixings. In addition to our welcoming dining room, guests can experience our friendly service and outstanding value in our private wine room, our expansive private dining room, or outside on either of our two patios.....Join us for Comfort Food, reinvented.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us this Christmas day for a mouthwatering, home-style buffet featuring pecan smoked ham, rosemary & salt rubbed prime rib, cheesy cauliflower gratin, Urban's signature brussels, dessert station, holiday cookies, & more! Adults- $56, Children 12 & under- $30. December 25th, 2019 from 12PM-5PM!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a special dine-in experience to ring in the new year! We will be featuring our regular dining menu as well as our chef specialties including poached lobster with butternut squash ravioli and homemade Sicilian cannolis! Dine with us from 5PM-11PM.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 299 People Are Saying
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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Go every yr for Thanksgiving cause I love the meal and experience, this yr I should have just went to Lubys cafeteria.

urban an american grill
Responded 19 hours ago

We are so sorry to hear of the unsatisfactory experience this year. Please know we strive to make sure each holiday event is as great as possible and look forward to improving on these issues moving forward. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope you will come back again!

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a
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The buffet was set up a little backwards, as the desserts and salad were placed together at the end of the buffet. I usually think of salad as a first course. They also could have used a appetizer section with cheeses and snacks. The stuffing was very gummy in texture and not good, however, the turkey and ham was awesome! I missed out of traditional sweet potatoes. The sweet potato wedges get like something I could get with a burger. The service was great until the waitress was explaining what desserts I had on my plate and actually touched my plate with her bare fingers. Flu is rampant and this seemed odd. All in all, we had a nice time, but I probably wouldn’t go back to this place for Thanksgiving again.

urban an american grill
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for the review! We do apologize for the issue of touching the plate, that is not our standard at all and we do plan to bring these issues to our staff and chefs to better improve moving forward! We hope you give us another chance to show the quality and service we strive for! Thank you again

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LS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for the Thanksgiving buffet, because, honestly, no place else had open reservations. Now we know why. The turkey looked like it was from a breast loaf, total dry. Ham was OK. Sides were not great and not very hot. Dessert was terrible. Cake slices tasted like chemicals, not fresh at all. Berry crisp not served with whipped cream. Price was high given the quality.

urban an american grill
Responded 19 hours ago

We are so sorry to hear of this sub-par experience you had with us. We truly want each guest to have a great time when enjoying the holiday meals with us! We will be sharing this with our management and chefs to better improve on future dining experiences. Thank you for sharing!

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious but it was barely warm, not hot. Fantastic service, lovely woman! Beautiful place.

urban an american grill
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time for this review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to improving on our quality and service moving forward! We do hope to see you again!

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JW
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Great for a business meeting or quiet dinner.

urban an american grill
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Joshua! We hope you return again soon!

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c
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for mother's birthday brunch, very confusing with hostess and wait staff. Our reservation was at 11am for brunch, apparently the breakfast buffet shuts down and brunch begins. Different prices and format. I feel the staff isnt properly trained and so the transition for format to format is confusing. Overall this was pleasant. Loved this place for mother's day and will think twice before coming back.

JN
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice music can be heard from bar area, but it wasn't overwhelming. We really dislike restaurants where you have to yell across the table to be heard. Not a huge variety of food, but food was fairly good with substantial portions. Our server was very attentive.

KS
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I were trying out the new brunch. Sat in the bar with Luke. The food was great and Luke took fantastic care of us. Will definitely be back for both.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Picked based on location and timing. Little to no traffic, so worried that there was so little activity, but pleasantly surprised by the meal. Excellent service and you have to try the Brussel sprouts!

urban an american grill
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the 4 star review! Were so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Check in on yelp next time you come and enjoy a free Brussels sprouts appetizer on us!

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F
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food and service were fair. Nothing special. Same with atmosphere. Will not be returning as there are much better restaurants in The Domain.

urban an american grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for the review! We do hope you can try us out again and have the opportunity to show you a great experience! We appreciate the feedback!

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TL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with Urban, which we found as a result of using Open Table. For years we had celebrated special events (Thanksgiving, Easter, etc) at a private club, but for this Mother's Day we were looking for something different. We nearly waited to late, however, and at almost the last minute searched Open Table and found Urban. It was perfect! The setting was relatively quiet which made for good conversation, the food was remarkable---there was something for every taste, our server was helpful and on-the-ball. We will definitely be back, and next time it won't be for a special occasion.

urban an american grill
Responded on May 18, 2019

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review! We are so happy you joined us and enjoyed this special holiday at Urban an American Grill! I will make sure to share your positive feedback with our team and do hope we see you again soon!

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KW
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Usually really great - they seemed overwhelmed at Mother’s Day. The buffet was good. The live music was outstanding!!

urban an american grill
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the review! We do hope you enjoyed your holiday with us overall and will make sure to share your feedback with our team!

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SH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a best Mother's Day Brunch at urban. The food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

urban an american grill
Responded on May 18, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at Urban an American Grill! We hope we helped to make this holiday one to remember! See you back soon!

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SY
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mothers Day brunch, they easily accommodated 9 of us. The food and service was fantastic. This is not our first time there and certainly will not be our last either.

urban an american grill
Responded on May 18, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves for this special holiday and hope to see you back soon!

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TP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very average Easter brunch buffet. Nothing special.

urban an american grill
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for your review! We will make sure to share your feedback with our staff as we want to ensure a special day for you and your family!

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service!

urban an american grill
Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review of Urban an American Grill! We can’t wait for you to come back and join us again!

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OT
Austin
102 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The butternut squash soup was so tasty I considered asking for a bowl to take home. My salmon was tasty and my partner enjoyed her steak. It was an accidental pick, I had forgotten we had come to brunch here before which was clearly unmemorable, but glad for the error because the food was delightful. Also, as an aside, the bread was a lovely surprise...I dont know whether it was the butter or bread itself, but a nicely balanced bite of crunchy outside, soft inside, butter and subtle sweet note. Awesome bite. We will go back.

urban an american grill
Responded on January 3, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We love to hear that you enjoyed our specials for the New Years! Looking forward to you joining us again this year!

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O
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very positive experience, part of Westin hotel, beautiful atmosphere. We had the Sunday brunch and the selection was quite good. Highly recommend the shrimp shuimai.

urban an american grill
Responded on January 3, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We love to hear that you enjoyed our brunch and featured items! Looking forward to you joining us again this year!

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent.

urban an american grill
Responded on December 18, 2018

Thank you so much for the stellar 5 star review! We look forward to having you visit again in the future!

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our Friends-giving, and had the 4 course meal they were offering. Everything was delicious!!

urban an american grill
Responded on December 18, 2018

Thank you so much for the fabulous 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us! Hope to see you back for more!

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HH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We single friends have had our holiday meals here for two years. Obviously, we like it, and since it has a mainly transient clientele, it's not hard to get reservations.

GC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed with the Thanksgiving meal. The Turkey was good and flavorful, but the sides were very lacking. There was no Thanksgiving staples like mashed potatoes & gravy, butternut squash, real stuffing etc.., The supposed stuffing they gave you were croutons slightly moistened only by the turkey...dry and not good. The price per value ratio was horrible...$150 with tip for two people for a really disappointing Thanksgiving dinner.

urban an american grill
Responded on December 18, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of the experience you had for Thanksgiving. I will make sure to personally review and share your feedback with our team to improve on future holidays. We hope you do join us again so that we can make this experience a better one in the future!

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SW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, quiet restaurant with wonderful food! The filet is so tender you can cut it with a fork. Friendly staff and excellent service. Keep in mind special occasion Easter and Mother’s Day brunch are fantastic!

urban an american grill
Responded on December 18, 2018

We appreciate the 5 star review!! We do hope you can join us again soon for some of our future holiday events as well!

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LM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent several days at the Westin for my daughter’s wedding weekend and ate breakfast each day at urban. The brunch was great; there was a buffet that included made to order items from the kitchen. When we visited on Sunday and told the hostess it was the wedding day, she seated us in a private room and brought complimentary mimosas for the bridal party. They also had a talented musician playing for Sunday brunch. We appreciated the fantastic service and good food.

urban an american grill
Responded on December 18, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We do appreciate the kind words and are glad we could help make this special occasion extra memorable for you! We hope you do join us again soon!

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NB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They don't do anything special for birthdays however the staff and cook came up with a very nice surprise for me and it was delicious.

urban an american grill
Responded on December 18, 2018

We are so glad to have serviced you on this special occasion! Thank you so much for the review!

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JG
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Sunday brunch. It was amazing! The cost was only $19 per person but included Starbucks coffee and juice. It also included made to order omelets, waffles, and pancakes (all of which were good). Plus, you get an outstanding breakfast buffet of bacon, eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, grits, and a bunch of other things. Everything I had was good. We can't wait to go back again. And, on top of that, they had live music. Great place!!

KA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with the most friendly staff. Our waitress was very attentive and so sweet!

M
Austin
195 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed Mother's Day brunch with 3 of our adult kids. The buffet was tremendous with a great selection of seafood, ham, beef, omelets, etc. Food was outstanding, including some tasty desserts. Our server was very attentive. Although it is a hotel restaurant, it is a good place to eat whether you are staying at the hotel or just shopping at the Domain.

KW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Not a fan. Salmon was raw and for the Mother’s Day buffet the choices were so limited. They had plenty of meat and fish choices but other than a salad if greens there were no other vegetable choices. Nothing but breakfast potatoes for a side. No rice or pasta or another kind of potato. For $35 per person it was very disappointing.

PS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there for mother's day the food was good as well as the service would go back again would recommend to go there

DT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch buffet was phenomenal! There was a lot of different food options.

S
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional breakfast buffet with coffee or tea, juice, all kinds of cooked eggs, pancake and French toast from their kitchen as well as a plethora of choice including smoke salmon, bacon, sausage, bagels, croissants, oatmeal, fresh fruit... on the buffet. Best deal in town for less then $20 a head.

The waitress was superb, kind, helpful and attentive. We couldn’t recommend it more highly.

If you are in the Domain area of Austin, urban is the breakfast choice. It is located inside of the Westin.

DM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Venison/Boar meatloaf over cook but flavorful (green beans over cooked as well) - Luke warm, hamburger well done came out medium at best. Appetizer of chicken lollipops were described as being on skewers- not on bone. Bacon on both burgers undercooked. Service woman was nice but unseasoned at waiting tables.

On a good note - enjoyed the music we could hear coming from the bar. The hotel is beautiful. Manager and staff were friendly.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For $20/pp for brunch, I would’ve expected better. I’ve had much better for $20 or less elsewhere. The Bloody Mary was terrible. The biscuits were overdone, and the sausage was bland. Everything else was just okay. Nothing special or memorable. Definitely not worth the price.

MB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Vday and had a great time. Order off the special menu and we were impressed by how well everything was cooked. We'll definitely be back for a date night.

SF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day. Our server was wonderful, food was delicious,

TF
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Live easy jazz music was a nice touch to the quiet relaxing evening atmosphere. Dessert was amazing!
Roses and chocolates for the ladies were definitely pluses on Valentine’s Day! Thank you!

ML
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate around 8 pm and there were few other patrons at this time. Service and food were what you expect from a nice hotel restaurant. The food was flavorful and well prepared. The wait staff was cheerful and attentive that made for a pleasant dining experience.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and Christmas dinner experience. Thank you for serving dinner to our family during a holiday!

m
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was nice. the wine selection good as well