Urban Eatery

4.4
1096 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(612) 920-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gary Krasner and Team
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Off of Lake Street, inbetween Thomas Ave and Dean Pkwy
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Parking details
Urban Eatery offers complimentary valet daily after 5:30pm, as well as discounted ramp parking for only $2 (Calhoun Beach Club ramp on Thomas Ave.)
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Entertainment
Check the Urban Eatery website for our entertainment & events.
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Special events & promotions
Let us host your next special event! Please visit myurbaneatery.com or email events@myurbaneatery.com for more details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Urban Eatery offers a beautiful semi-private dining room suitable for any occasion. Our warm & inviting space located at the historic Calhoun Beach Club is a perfect choice for your special event any time of the year. We also offer complimentary valet parking!

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What 1096 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I’ve been to Urban Eatery before and had great experiences. Tonight was not one of those times. We started off at the bar, where the bartender was impolite and seemed impatient. We hadn’t even been greeted or seen a menu when he walked over and asked, “what do you want?” We eventually were moved outside after a lengthy wait, despite many open tables. Our food also took a very long time even though we ordered simple items. We asked for some items to be added to one of the orders, which the server wrote down. However, the ingredients didn’t show up, and we had to make additional requests. Overall, the experience could have been a lot better.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great brunch and outdoor seating area is very pleasant.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This time we enjoyed the restaurant week menu, but will be back for their tasty small bites and Happy Hour!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Good food, very noisy. 6:00 reservation to accommodate western Wisconsin friend meant we expected the noise level to build throughout the meal, but it was almost impossible to hear each other by 7:00. We enjoyed the food and beverage options and our server was just the right level of attentive. I don’t care for outside seating next to a busy street, but that’s what we would try next time.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

While I thought the menu was short on options (maybe just restricted in choices relative to what I was expecting), the food was high quality, and the service even better.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Better than TGI Friday's, not on par with the nicer restaurants in town. Nice patio if it isn't rush hour (traffic noise).

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2018

My wife and I went for restaurant week. I had a late lunch at work and really didn't want much to eat. I was going to order the nachos and my wife wanted to get one of the deals off the restaurant week menu. Our server told us that the system wouldn't allow it. The only way for my wife to get the restaurant week special would be if I ordered an entree. I could understand if we both showed up and wanted to split a restaurant week meal, but that wasn't the case. No where on the restaurant week menu did it state that if you were dining with other people, they needed to buy an entree. The server said I could get a pizza, salad, etc. I chose the Caesar salad they have on their menu, "Small Caesar" -- though was told they would need to charge me more money in order to make it an "entree sized portion", though this isn't even listed on the menu. Overall, the food was really good but the waiter's excuse to not allow us to order the food we wanted was disappointing. He saw that we were upset when ordering and before leaving, gave us a $10 off coupon (good for orders of $50+) for if we come back, but because of this experience, we aren't planning on it.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

I visited for restaurant week and it was a blast! Great view of lake calhoun and delicious ribs!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

great outdoor ambiance with gorgeous views of Lake Calhoun.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food is very good. Drinks are very good. Service was slow to start especially with the small amount of customers this night, but service improved to great after initial slow start. Probably not the servers fault. Other visits have also had great service.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Went here for a girls night out and it was a great spot! I would recommend the outdoor seating. I ordered the shrimp tacos and they were just ok, the other girls had awesome meals. Great service and an even better price! Very affordable.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I loved our waiter! He made sure I got avocado toast, even though it wasn't on the menu. :)

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Our server was outstanding. Sorry I didn't catch her name. I ordered the Proper Burger medium rare, and it came well overcooked. She quickly apologized and a fresh burger was prepared. Everyone else's meals were great. We sat outdoors; Lake Street is pretty noisy, but I guess we knew that.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

For being there early, service was slow. It took an inordinate amount of time and multiple requests for our food to arrive. The apology was delivered with an f-bomb, which completely negated the impact of the acknowledgement of the delay. Chose this place because it was convenient for my visiting relatives (who are in their 70s). Can't imagine going back.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We sat on the patio and had a great view of the lake. Service was very attentive and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We have enjoyed the Urban Eatery on many occasions. Outdoor dining is our preferred place but it was too hot and too humid on Father’s Day for that so we opted for inside seating. My wife had the peach French toast which is a scrumptious dessert for breakfast. I had the Mexican scramble; it was spicy and wonderful. Our waiter was incredibly attentive, in a nice way. The manager checked with us on the way out to see how our dining experience was.

The food and service is always top notch.

There is plenty of parking in the adjacent parking structure.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The garden salad with added salmon was delicious. Friendly and efficient service in a festive atmosphere. Location can't be beat, across from Lake Calhoun.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was great, nice variety and service was also great

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was excellent and atmosphere was nice. Service was very slow, despite only 1 other party in the back seating area.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The brunch meal was delicious. The food at Urban Eatery is always so well done. I ordered a spicy Bloody Mary and was slightly let down by the taste and spice level.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Awesome food and service! Our waitress was sooo nice!!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We love to walk to Urban Eatery from our condo. Sitting outside overlooking the lake is such a nice backdrop. The food is consistently good. Good wine list!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

I dine here often but was disappointed with my meal this time. The Thai beef salad had an unsavory mix of greens way too heavy on mint and another bitter green I couldn't identify. Greens portion was also skimpy.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great service, food, and patio setting. Right across the street from Lake Calhoun!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food at Urban Eatery was great; however, service was pretty slow and the bar tender barley acknowledged us while we were waiting.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food
Excellent staff

Definitely check open table for reservation status, we usually can get reservation quickly.❤️

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good restaurant for groups which include vegans. It was very dark and noisy.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I think our only disappointment was the starter of Guacamole. Have never seen an order that small for $10.50- $11.

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Urban Eatery was one of my favorite places to go. The food was always good and priced right. The service good. The last two times the service has been horrible. We made a reservation and asked for patron seating. They said they do not reserves (understandable), however, when we asked to put our names on the list they were rude and they never came to ask if we now wanted the patio. In addition the service when we asked to split the bill (she need inquired). She seems harassed. The previous time was the same dismissive attitude of the wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great energy and friendly staff. Food was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was awesome. Loved our server too!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always great service and food. Steak salad flavorful and healthy. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First time attending had great service food was very tasty!!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Hostess was horrible not sure why she was hired for this position but she was very unfriendly and rude! Waiter was equally rude and poor attitude. If I owned this restaurant I would fire host and waiter we had Friday evening they hurt the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

While the food was good, the pork chop that was good flavor was a bit under cooked for my taste. We were sat in the bar area at a high table which made conversation a bit hard. I would have liked the option of picking the temp of my pork and given the quantity if food prices may be a bit high.

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