Urban Eatery

4.6
1121 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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

icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(612) 920-5000
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Gary Krasner and Team
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Off of Lake Street, inbetween Thomas Ave and Dean Pkwy
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.) good for up to 4 hours.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Check the Urban Eatery website for our entertainment & events.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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!

View Private Dining Details

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate NYE with AMAZING food & fine wine at Urban Eatery. Indulge in our four-course prix fixe menu for $44 per person including complimentary valet! View our special NYE menu & make your reservation today! NYE Menu available starting at 5:00pm (this is the only menu that will be available).

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1121 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
S
Indiana
32 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
K
Minneapolis
27 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!!

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
UW
New York Area
36 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.

Report
Helpful
f
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was prompt delicious and friendly.

Report
Helpful
R
Minneapolis
9 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.

Report
Helpful
M
Minneapolis
3 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
T
Minneapolis
96 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
s
Minneapolis
113 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.

Report
Helpful
D
Tampa
62 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Great brunch and outdoor seating area is very pleasant.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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).

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

great outdoor ambiance with gorgeous views of Lake Calhoun.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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. :)

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
29

Tweets by Urban Eatery