Urban Eatery

4.5
1104 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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–10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 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 & 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 1104 People Are Saying
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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
50 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
35 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
17 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
20 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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OT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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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BJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and outdoor seating area is very pleasant.

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M
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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IA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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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j
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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RW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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C
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

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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MW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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l
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great outdoor ambiance with gorgeous views of Lake Calhoun.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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GC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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AM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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LT
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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EW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, nice variety and service was also great

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

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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T
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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t
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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SH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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NO
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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k
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Excellent staff

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

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LH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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LG
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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