About Urban Farmer- Philadelphia

Urban Farmer’s menu emphasizes the pride of locally sourced ingredients and authentic, straightforward preparations. Butcher’s cuts of heritage-bred beef takes the spotlight, with grass-fed, grain-finished and corn-fed varieties available, while our poultry and seafood are also thoughtfully-selected.

Our rustic pantry is stocked with house-made, preserved and pickled local produce which offers a homespun counterpoint to the refined ambiance. Our chefs build personal relationships with local farms, ranches and fisheries, bringing a taste of their dedication to the table and reaffirming the direct connection between land and plate. Beverage offerings reflect the variety of neighboring breweries, cocktails made with local craft spirits and a carefully curated wine program to complement the region.

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 6:30 AM- 10 PM, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Friday-Saturday 6:30AM- 11 PM, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cross Street:
Between 18th & 19th off the Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 963-2788

Website:
http://www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com/

Executive Chef:
Terry White

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Urban Farmer will be offering regular menu offerings in addition to holiday dinner specials

Private Dining

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or an elaborate reception, Philadelphia steakhouse, Urban Farmer has the menus, the spaces and charm to wow your guests.

Urban Farmer- Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (46)
Special Occasion (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Great for Brunch (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Business Meals (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Casual (19)
Romantic (17)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Seasonal (15)
Organic (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Scenic View (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great variety of steak choices, & the waiter did a great job of explaining the difference between cuts & feed on the taste & texture of the steak. I had a PA-tenderloin grain fed, hubby had a Kansas prime cut, grass fed. Although we had steaks, there were plenty of options that aren't red meat. Not too noisy, ingredients all farm fresh. Food & service absolutely excellent, easy parking since it's in a hotel. Large bar area with seating, apparently they have a good happy hour menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We have eaten at this

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our steak came out way overcooked. They did make a new steak and provided new sides, but we had to sit with one steak at the table for 10 minutes while we waited. The taste was pretty good, but for the price, it's just not worth it IMO.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Manager and bar staff extremely helpful and did a great job.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is not your father's stuff steal house. This is a young and vibrant scene. Excellent steakhouse food with a fun atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Stumbled in to it by accident; and will definitely go back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food and and amazing server. Jack was awesome. He was probably the best server we have ever had

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great! Very nice trending fresh farm to table place for philly. Our server wasn’t very engaging and did not check in to see how we were doing after our meals were delivered. Also, there was four of us and two of us got our meals a good 10 minutes before the other two and we all ordered at once. Was somewhat awkward. When our server did come back it was half way through our meal and placed the check on the table. We didn’t ask for our check yet as we wanted to get a second round of drinks to enjoy or brunch. The little details like that can make an experience go sour quick. Good food but probably I’ll think twice before going again. I try to give places two chances. Could of been just an off day for the server.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Awesome steaks. We had the special 125 day aged steak pictured here. It was distinctive and my son and I enjoyed it very much. My wife did not love it, just her preference of flavors. The rest of the food was excellent and service was friendly and attentive. I have recommended you to many friends already.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent cheese monger and 7x wagyu beef entree. Nice wine selection, not a great craft beer selection. Service was not rushed. Salmon also good accompanied by Brussels sprouts side. Would return! In the Logan hotel.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was really good, it’s just a bit pricey for what you get.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Wagyu steak is a MUST TRY!!! Delisciuos ! Very cool decor ! Try the Brussels sprouts and Mac n cheese too !

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The appetizer was great but the main meal was very lacking. We had order the special of the day and it came out over cooked and not worth the money charged. I ordered the 120 day aged stake and was not worth it. I felt like I was chewing gum eating the stake. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was friendly and professional. We were welcomed immediately by the host and given our requested table. The food! My husband had the day boat scallops and they were perfect! My son in law enjoyed the lamb shank immensely. I shared the steak tasting with my step daughter. Wow! The best steak I’ve ever had. 4 steaks, aged and and cooked to perfection. A must have Also a great wine list , and again our server was very knowledgeable. We will be back .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We came in on a Thursday morning, having made reservations two days beforehand. They couldn't find our reservation in the system, but it was okay, because there were plenty of tables available in the spacious restaurant. The wait service was lacking - someone besides our assigned waiter eventually came to ask us for coffee/drink orders, our water glasses were refilled just once or so in the hour and a half we were there (despite empty glasses sitting on the table), and even though we were happy to take our time with brunch, we did eventually have to flag down another server to ask for our check (and then waited a good amount of time for the card to be run, as well). The food and coffee were good though, and the ambiance was nice. They may have just been understaffed on a Thursday morning — I wouldn't write this off completely for a second visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious and varied food selections in a spacious atmosphere, probably too pricey to return regularly.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Apps and meal were super. Service was just as good. Alltogether a very nice family dining experience. Good cheeses and meats for the apps. Excellent steaks, seafood an lamb for the entrees. Good wine and beer list.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came here for Christmas dinner. Our server was excellent. Water was continuously filled, never had to ask. Food was brought out in a timely manner. Everything was absolutely delicious. A manager also Came by to check on us.

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Children running around, average service, long wait for entree.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Urban Farmer was a great place to eat on Christmas night when nothing else is open. If you are a foodie, it is a decent restaurant, but nothing special. The Beef Tartar was rather tasteless which is odd for a restaurant that focuses on meat. The Popcorn Grits were very good and the egg was perfectly cooked to blend in with each spoonful. But again, grits with cheese and egg is nothing new. I wouldn't seek this place out, but it is perfectly acceptable for people who wouldn't be caught dead in an Olive Garden.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Hubby and I visited UF before the Eagles Christmas game. We originally had a 6:15 reservation; however, the staff was kind enough to move our time up so that we could make kick off. We started off with the small charcuterie board; it was good; both ordered steaks...absolutely delish! The service and view were nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went to the Logan hotel for my wife's birthday. I chose urban farmer because of it being in our hotel and limited choices available on Christmas nite. Our waiter Drew was very informative about the menu being our 1st time at the restaurant and service by everyone was great. Very good steaks and great sides to go with ur entrees.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for brunch on Christmas. When I called the hostess to confirm the reservation, she indicated that in addition to the normal menu, there would be special items for the holiday. It turns out there was special items (goose, etc)—but only for the dinner service. Why would she tell me their were special items when she knew my reservation was for 1pm? Our waiter also seemed a bit vague and disoriented as well. The food was fine, but hardly a test of their nettle with orders of eggs Benedict. I do like the happy hour here and have been several times. Good food deals, usually an interesting “drink of the day”, easy valet parking, and a moderate noise level. Kinda wish they could ban people from dragging luggage through the place though. It makes me think I’m in an airport bar, which is always the saddest place on earth.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I had the duck hash. The confit was perfect. A lot of black pepper in the dish however may not be for everyone. My wife had the shrimp and grits which fabulous. Our server was really good as well. He got us to try some of the drinks with his outstanding descriptions.
We will absolutely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was inept. Servers constantly walked by with water carafes and, despite my glass being empty, I had to ask them to fill my glass. It took a long time for drink orders to be filled.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner here. The service, although slow at times, was always friendly, and the food and drinks were great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went on Christmas Eve before Mass. Had not heard of it but was close to Basilica. Meal was delicious with the best mashed potatoes we have ever had! I had striped bass which was superb. Husband had petite filet which was pretty standard, a bit over cooked. I had oysters for appetizer which were perfect. The prices seemed high for the ambiance as it feels like you are eating in a hotel lobby and the soft chairs make you feel like a child at the adult table. The service was a bit off with numerous people stopping by table that were not our waiter! Drink prices, especially for wine were ridiculous for the size of the pour. All that being said-we would go back but we would know what to expect and what to order!

Tags: Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We came at around 2 pm Saturday Dec 24th. We thought on this day that they will also offer their lunch/ dinner menu but just brunch was available.
We ordered pancakes, the farm burger (medium temp) in english muffin with chips as per suggestion of our server, cauliflower soup and flat iron steak (6 oz/medium temp) and cesar salad. I asked our server to serve soup and salad first but the salad and steak were served quite sloppy together on one narrow rectangular plate.
The pancake was ok, nothing great, the soup was yummy and the cesar was creamy but bland Both the burger and the steak were cooked to well done instead of medium, both dry and lacked seasoning. The english muffin on the burger was an added let down and the steak was not hot and gamy. We informed our server to tell the chef but he didn't seem surprised and did not offer to replace it. It was a poor experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food! Everyone was very attentive and Morgan ( he does cheese) was great

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

food was outstanding as well as the service-would recommend it (very short walk to Franklin Institute so made for a great spot while also enjoying the Institute)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Organic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing experience! Everything from the service to the food was stellar. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very nice quiet place with good food and friendly staff.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and service with the best steak in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food, good service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As good as I remembered!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Urban Farm is one of my "go to" places. It's great for many different occasions. I live in the neighborhood and find that it's a fantastic spot for business meetings among other events. The staff is always attentive and the food is very good...something for everyone. It's also a restaurant where you can easily carry on a conversation without feeling like you need to raise your voice or shout to be heard. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to my next trip!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Urban Farmer was located in the Logan Hotel where we were staying. We read several reviews and looked at the menus. We were pleased with the quality of the food and the excellent service. We had Orchestra Tickets and requested that we be through dinner by a certain time, This was also achieved. We will eat at Urban Farmers again when in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Jennifer was a fantastic server and made the evening extra enjoyable

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Porter House Steak and sides came out Ice Cold-

Manager apologized, and replaced food, but rather than sending us a new Medium Rare steak as we ordered, my friend and I received the same steak, put back under the broiler until it was well done! The steak was removed from the bill and we were given a free glass of wine which was very appreciated, but come on guys!!!!! When I spend $300 on a meal I would think that I would be receiving exactly what I had ordered. Very disappointed- won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fantastic from greeting at door through the check. Highly recommended.

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