Urban Eatery

4.7
1280 Reviews
$30 and under
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 have taken traditional favorites and added a twist, like Smoked Chicken Nachos, Roasted Beets Salad. Our Lamb Burgers are AMAZING.

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Open Table Diners Choice Award

2015, 2013 Travelers Choice Award

2016, 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1280 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, intimate atmosphere, and delicious food, as always!! One of our favorite places to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & exceptionally good food. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at the high quality of food served. Lettuce wraps are incredibly good!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff. Covid safe environment!!!!!

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JohnnieH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food with a wide variety, and wonderful staff.

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Mayhem45
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food choices. Beer, wine and cocktail selection is excellent. Fairly priced. Our server, Chuck, was perfectly attentive. Our food arrived quickly. We had a great evening there with our daughter and her boyfriend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. We both had the egg sandwich. Delicious. Lindsay is the best server around!

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! I really appreciated the desserts for my birthday. The overall experience was wonderful!

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vipJessicaS
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their brunch is amazing. I would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful autumn day. Service impeccable as always. Shared two things: nachos and flatbread. Both delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I tried this place out for the first time and we loved it!! The atmosphere was great the host was hilarious (which we later found out was the owner). Really great service and tasty food! I got the grilled shrimp tacos and did not regret it!! 👌🏻😋

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Emcclain78
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was also great.

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HardyHappyHour
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food!

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vipNicoloB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food and blody mary, I would go back there for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I chose UE for my birthday dinner with friends and everyone had a great time. It wasn't very busy which is to be expected post COVID-19 anywhere you dine out but we had space for 6 girls and were very comfortable. The manager checked in often and even asked who's birthday it was to confirm I was happy. Very nice. We had a few apps: chicken Nachos and the Hummus plate. Both were okay, not extraordinary. Main courses were on point though. I'll post a few pics. The chef really cared about presentation! And it was all delicious. The bartender can mix a damn good dirty martini and he even made us a round of buttery nipples on the house! Lastly, they let us stay well over 2 hours and even though the kitchen was closed the chef whipped up a Sebastian Joe's ice cream treat for me with a candle. So awesome. Didn't get a pic of that because we ate it, lol. Good times. We'll be back for sure!;

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EllieM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing & knowledgeable service, perfect ambiance, and the BEST food in Minneapolis! Guac/pico, lamb burger, and ribs— would recommend it all! Every time we come to Urban it is a great experience.

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MaxK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige, Jay, and Chuck were fantastic. I will definitely be back again and again.

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PeggyL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio. Weather was beautiful service was wonderful food was phenomenal

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DanR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Urban Eatery many times and have never been disappointed. Perfect patio restaurant by the lake. We’ll be back again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Sat inside at a window hightop. Ribs never disappoint. Salmon and pierogis unique combo and delicious. Always our go-to and always wonderful!

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JOANNEK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Urban Eatery is like our home away from home. With COVID, we have missed being there for over 4 months! I have been a little anxious about going out to a restaurant, but finally went back to our favorite place on Friday night. We made reservations online for 6pm, hoping to sit outside. We understood we took our chances on being outside, and were prepared to sit inside. Outside was full, but we sat in the bar and I felt fine as they have no chairs along the bar. They are seating people along the windows and the booths, every other table. Guests are to wear a mask until they sit at their table. The wait staff all had masks on. I felt very safe and was not concerned that I would be in a jammed restaurant with people too close. We were so happy to get back there to see Chuck and Jay.

Food was as good as usual....although, we had the brussels sprouts that weren't as good as they used to be. They were whole and halved sprouts that were still kind of raw. I liked it better when they sliced up the sprouts so the leaves are crispy. The sauce on the brussels is delicious! So glad you're open. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The traffic up and down the street was so loud we had to pause our conversation several times as we couldn’t hear!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! We got the grilled shrimp tacos with sweet potato fries + house made ranch (definitely upgrade to these fries — YUM!!!) and the BBQ ribs. Both were divine!!! Service was awesome; very attentive, friendly, and most importantly — clean. Will definitely go back!

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

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vipInes
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy they are open again. Everyone is doing a great job making you feel safe! The food was delicious and the servers are great!
The shrimp tacos are the best, try the hummus and the salmon too!

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KathleenP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So glad to be back at Urban Eatery after a 4-month hiatus! Great to see our bartender, servers and neighbors returning for good times and great food. Patio dining, although on W Lake Street, offers a fantastic view of Lake Bde Maka Ska. Dogs are welcome on the patio so family dining can include our best friends too. Steak salad was amazing—fresh greens perfectly dressed, the steak grilled precisely as ordered. Wonderful to be at my home away from home at the Calhoun Beach Club. Hello summer—I'll be back!

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vipPrincessTeen
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Urban Eatery! The food is fresh and delicious. The service is always perfect. And the ambiance is cool and relaxed. The blackened salmon is my favorite. And my boyfriend loves the beef stroganoff. Burgers and salads are great too. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu!

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vipPatrickP
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location. Great food, Excellent service. We will be back.

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vipDavid
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly people and delicious food!

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vipLaTer
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Service was nothing better than average. Probably will not return as it just was not anything special.

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Sunny
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great little spot to eat. Bar atmosphere while sitting in a booth made t like we were in our own world,. We started with the chicken nacho's which were mildly spicy with a great chicken flavor. for dinner we had the Steak Kabob's and again the flavor was amazing! We will for sure be back. Allow time to park as it spaces are limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lots kids in there when we were there...not our thing when paying a lot for evening out.

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DaleM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service exceptional. Ribs, broussal sprouts were very good.

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MTnorth
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. We went during restaurant week. Bar area noisy because of large groups. We were seated in the dining area which was very quiet. Free valet during dinner. Good time.

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CeciliaW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was delicious... the smoked pork chop was fantastic and just the right amount of spicy. I would go back just to have the apple crisp!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful experience at Urban Eatery. Food was divine. We had shrimp tacos and beef stroganoff. Both dishes tasted delicious. Definately will go again.

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vipdawnwstar
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stopped in for a beverage and some food on a spring like day. Had wonderful service! Wasn't sure what to order and just wanted to enjoy a beverage to start. Server was very attentive and checked in without being too assertive while I was just relaxing. Ordered the pre-fixe menu for Restaurant week. Has the brussel sprouts in pomegranate molasses that was wonderful. Shrimp tacos were very spicy and tasty too. For dessert tried the apple crisp which was enjoyable. Nice experience and had a great time people watching while everyone was out and about walking around the lake.

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vipMichelleG
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant.

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vip56Pitbull
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipMarieM
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Valentine's Day four course meal! Thanks

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Valentines dinner. It was our first time here. We loved the look, the lighting and the view. Our waiter was very good and loved how he could explain the menu. The 4 course meal was great and the food was fantastic. I even tried hummus and it was great! We really enjoyed ourselves and the complimentary valet parking was definitely a plus.

FAQs

Urban Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 920-5000.

Urban Eatery is rated 4.7 stars by 1280 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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