Urban Eatery

4.6
1132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Urban Eatery offers a warm and comfortable dining experience overlooking the beautiful Lake Calhoun. Urban Eaterys menu is approachable with ingredients that are Fresh and Local We've taken traditional favorites and added a twist, like Smoked Chicken Nachos, Local Greens Salad. Our Lamb Burgers are AMAZING.

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Open Table Diners Choice Award

2015, 2013 Travelers Choice Award

2016, 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence


FREE VALET EVERY NIGHT at 5:30 PM.

HAPPY HOUR
MON - THURS 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
FRI - SUN 3:30-5:30 PM

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s food wasnt anything special. You can tell a lot of time went into coming up with the options, but they weren’t very good. normal menu is much better.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Happy Hour and had the BEST appetizers EVER! Everything was so delicious. Definitely be going back.

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service

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T
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came here because of a good card and were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Not 5 start but certainly a cut above most.

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J
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service!

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are all super friendly! The food comes fast and the atmosphere is classy yet not intimidating.

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H
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for New Year's Eve and it was appropriately decorated and the menu was well done! Everything we ordered was wonderful, no compliants!

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HP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

A standard American restaurant. We enjoyed the drinks. The food was ok to good, except the lobster ravioli who had a too fishy and not fresh character. Over-attentive service. The coffee was bad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service great, food delicious and appreciated the quieter atmosphere as we were dining with a friend from out of town and wanted to catch up. Will definitely go back.

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I
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Eatery has great food and service!
I love the shrimp tacos and the omelet.

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P
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A nice space to eat in, with cozy booths. Beautiful holiday decorations. Food was just OK, heavily salted. Our waiter was young and barely spoke.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food - AMAZING! The value - good. The service - mediocre. The noise - LOUD!

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S
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meal, everyone was very pleased with the meal and service. The pork chop was one of the best I have ever had.

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GD
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Menu more impressive than execution. Daily special was Pho and came recommended by server--it was fair. Broth was more like standard beef stock and less like Vietnamese beef stock which has more clove for one thing. Pork tenderloin in broth was great and medium, beef slices (sirloin?) were overcooked and shrimp was mostly like frozen already peeled and deveined.

Chicken liver pate was good but could have used more of either cognac or brandy.

Fresh fruit Napoleon was just ok. Pastry cream did not taste like "full" pastry cream.

Great coffee. Fabulous service.

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K
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks Jalen (?) for excellent service and kudos to the chef for the delicious food!!!
It was a wonderful date night!!

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a
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Make sure to use the free valet parking after 5:30pm

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy with our pick for my mother in laws birthday. Lovely food, quiet enough to hear one another and GREAT service! Bonus the free birthday dessert we picked- ...the apple crisp was the best we've ever had. Everyone loved it!

Thanks,
Judy

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UW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Menu has enough variety for wide range of tastes and appetites. Service fantastic.

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f
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was prompt delicious and friendly.

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R
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Wait staff was great. First time there but will definitely go back.

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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food!

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a table of 8 to celebrate birthdays ..(it was 7, then a friend surprised us). They quickly accommodated us which was great. Our waiter was a nice guy, but it took a long time to get some of our drinks. It also took forever to get our checks, though there seemed to be some kind of computer glitch. (which we were (finally) told about). Not sure I would recommend this place for a larger group.

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RA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend and I met to celebrate her birthday and our server was outstanding. She was fun, informative, prompt and communicative without being overbearing. The food and drink options were very good. I will be returning and have mentioned it to several friends as an option to meet.

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T
Minneapolis
103 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Eatery has great food and friendly service. Parking is very inexpensive in ramp or by valet. Highly recommend.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I had reservations for 7:15pm
We didn’t get seated until 7:50pm.
Why have reservations if you can’t get seated at that time??
It was frustrating...

The food was good was though.
Our waiter was nice. He was on top of things.

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s
Minneapolis
117 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and also took advantage of happy hour specials. Nice deals and yummy food.

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D
Tampa
63 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner last night, highlighted by friendly and accommodating service by Alexis. Enjoyed a shared app of delicious guac with warm (house-made) tortilla chips. A very tasty Caesar salad followed and then entrees of Grilled Chipotle Chicken (spouse) and Pepper Steak (me). Both entrees were prepared perfectly as ordered, and were bursting with flavor. Topped dinner off with an excellent piece of Napoleon for dessert.

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were all great. Staff provided great service, and were prompt with our meals.

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JK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had superior service and a relaxed dining experience. The restaurant has the best beat salad in town. Main courses were well portioned.

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WS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The customer service was great. The food was fresh and very beautifully presented.

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JS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service:) I will definitely be returning and recommending to everyone! 5 stars for sure!!

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OT
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times before and in fact catered a special party here. But this time, the menu was a disappointment as the legendary steak with potato cap was gone and we were looking forward to it! There was only a pepper steak option - much different and not what we were looking for. There was nothing that really drew us in from the entrees. Similar for the chocolate bread pudding - missing and missed.

We did like the flatbread with chanterelles - a seasonal treat.

Otherwise, the meal was ok but not inspired and we are not likely to select this place again.
Sad to see.

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EW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service wasn't very attentive for how slow it was but food was great and free valet is always a plus!

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find! Our group enjoyed the melt-in-your-mouth fried cheese curds, shrimp tacos, beef kabobs, pear flat bread, and brussels sprouts! Dessert too - ice cream sundae and crème Brue lee. Everyone enjoyed their choices! I'd consider it to be $$ not $. The service was fantastic and we enjoyed the view of the lake. Plus, we were able to make reservations, which was great with our larger group. Would definitely return and recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back and keep thinking they can not keep providing such a perfect dining experience. This time we were celebrating my wife's birthday with a party of six. Appetizers, entrees, wine and beer, were all perfectly served and presented. Great job Urban Eatery.

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EC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but I was disappointed that I had noted on my reservation that we had a birthday in our group and she didn’t get any special acknowledgement.

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UW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food selections including healthy options. Always a favorite.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food! I’ve been before and I’ll be back again.

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F
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good service and food. I appreciate the attention to detail and service even when they are busy.

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N
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location with outside seating. Services is always great and the staff is friendly. Urban has the best Lamb burgers!!

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