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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Urban Farmer will be offering our regular dinner menu with some special additions.

Last dinner seating will be at 9:00 PM

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Urban Farmer will be offering our regular dinner menu with some special additions.

Last dinner seating will be at 8:00 PM (Our bar will close at 10:00 PM)

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Urban Farmer will be offering our regular dinner menu with some special additions.

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (42)
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Good for Groups (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Great for Brunch (18)
Organic (18)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Healthy (13)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Authentic (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
People Watching (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

On our first visit to Philly and to this establishment, we couldn’t have been more pleased. Adam was remarkable in serving our table!!!! Food was excellent!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Came here for a business lunch with a client. I have had lunch here several times before. I got the farmer chop salad last time I was here and it was delicious. This time, however, it was awful. Maybe they changed some of the ingredients? Whatever it was I couldn't finish it and did not want to report this to staff as it was a business meal and that would have been a distraction. Next time I will get a sandwich instead. My guest really enjoyed the shaved sirloin sandwich. Our service was excellent, the atmosphere was vibrant and we had a great lunch meeting so I would definitely return, just avoid the salad.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a family brunch at Urban Farmer. Interesting dishes, well prepared and presented - everyone enjoyed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service, layout and ambiance are fantastic; however, I cannot overstate how underwhelmed we were with the food.

I've been to a number of high end steakhouses (Vic & Anthony's, Morton's, Fleming's, etc), and was excited to try Urban Farmer, as it's billed as having comparable quality food. Nope.

We got the 4-piece (6oz ea) steak tasting, including the Wagyu - all ordered medium-rare. The Wagyu and Aged cuts were cooked to the correct temperature, while the others were delivered medium-well.

In all cases, the steak lacked the tenderness one would expect for the cut. All were extremely tough. We could have excused this as a one-off fluke, but the salt/seasoning chosen to coat the steak in was offensively oversalted. I tend to over-salt my foods, and had difficulty eating it.

Sides - we got the brussel sprouts, mac & cheese and bone marrow. While the pear sauce on the sprouts was excellent, they suffered from the same extreme oversaturation of salt that we observed with the steak. The mac & cheese WOULD have been good, except the 'breading' they used tasted like it came out of a can...and it made up about 40% of the overall dish (comically disproportionate). The bone marrow was as-expected.

The one area where Urban Farmer seems to shine is in its cocktails. We ordered the Seasonal Old Fashioned and the Rittenhouse Square (a Rye drink), and both were excellent. The latter had a distinct, yet subtle vanilla undertone, reminiscent of eggnog. Perfect for this season.

I would not recommend Urban Farmer for the traditional steakhouse meal; however, I may return for a happy hour, to enjoy the cocktails and try their charcuterie.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The appetizers and drinks were good but our steak was over cooked and our waiter Paul seemed miserable. The only thing that made it not a completely horrible experience was the rooftop bar afterwards. There are a lot of better steakhouses in this city to spend your money on. Don't waste your time here.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

A little on the pricey side but food and service were outstanding

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food, incredibly quick service. Didn't feel rushed, but was super happy with how quick and delicious it was.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Customer service is slow. Over priced - all ala carte.
Beautiful interior and menu choices. Food preparation could be enhanced.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We met old friends from out of town who love food as much as we do. The cheese and charcuterie were outstanding.

The service was attentive and informative without being intrusive. The recommendations were spot on. You can definitely split steaks and sides. Food was great and we could really talk.
Really fun night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best steaks in Philly! Need I say more. (i needed 50 characters)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

They were very accommodation with our dietary and allergy restrictions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice atmosphere with very comfortable seating. The tables were spaced out conviently to avoid that overcrowded feeling. Service was attentive and efficient.
Food was scrumptious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is the second year we decided to let someone else do the cooking. Dinner at Urban Farmer was fantastic, again! From the snapping turtle soup, to the beautifully prepared turkey, both dark and white meat; to the six sides dishes, served family style, to the extraordinary desserts, we left sated with leftovers for today! It was perfect! And, no clean up...slumbered home and watched movies...
It will take a lot of sweet nostaglia to have us do Thanksgiving dinner at home next year.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had breakfast and then later on some drinks and snacks here on Thanksgiving Day, the food was great and the staff was fantastic. My only complaint for my Brioche French Toast was that I wanted another slice, it was delicious! I would recommend this restaurant for any meal, anytime.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our waitress was very accommodating. We were there for the parade on Thanksgiving and she got us a table by the window. We had grand-daughters in the parade and she understood when we got up to go outside momentarily. She was a great server. Great personality. Beautiful smile. Thank you so much for a wonderful breakfast on a hectic day. I want to come back for a quite weekend and try it again! Thanks again.
Theresa Leibold

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Breakfast was outstanding. Home made English muffins, in-house churned butter, perfect Eggs Benedict, delicious and hot coffee.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had breakfast two mornings that were great as well as dinner. We were staying at the Logan hotel so it was convenient but tasty as well. The home made English muffins were amazing both at breakfast and used as a hamburger bun for dinner. The $30 bottles of wine special was nice. Cornbread made in the can was also a highlight. Steaks were the item highlighted but we didn’t want that much food so we had great salads and a hamburger. The hamburgers were so big we could only eat half!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing dinner and service! Cocktails were delicious as well. This was my second time dining there and can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent all around. Perfect service, delicious food, good vibe. Not too trendy; classy and classic.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Double thumbs up

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first time at Urban Farmer and we loved it. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional and the ambience was great. The manager stopped by to check in us and then later offered us an after dinner drink. The espresso martinis were awesome. This was a great experience from beginning to end.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome as always. New additions in the menu, so it was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was my first time at urban farm. Went for breakfast and enjoyed my steak & eggs with coffee. Also, had a bourbon on the rocks.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Everything was great except for the table. The chairs are low, table high. I asked for a different table and was told it was the correct height. I sat down to demonstrate that table was uncomfortably high, and was offered a pillow to sit on. (I am 5'10" with a tall torso.). Restaurant is my go to business lunch place, but "customer is always right" apparently was not in effect this day.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Urban Farmer has great breakfasts and brunches Everything is very fresh!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Me and my babes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our server James was very attentive and really new the menu and the wine list. It great when the server really knows their product and cares.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a nice lunch at Urban Farmer, similar to the Urban Farmer in Portland, Oregon (have't bumped into others around the country.) Appreciated the attention to detail, casual elegance, friendly but attentive service, creative menu.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome place.A bit pricey but worth it.
Would have given 5 stars but the sides(mashed potatoes and fries) were really salty

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Didn’t time there. Simply awesome.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

FANTASTIC! I have a new favorite brunch spot in the city!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious. Steaks actually big enough to share. Great wine selection.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Four of us went for dinner because one our number received a modest gift certificate on the occasion of his 3rd retirement. They know how to cook a steak in this place...so much so they probably should have named it the Urban Rancher. The sides, all of which are a la carte, were pretty creative and really good, but if all you wanted was meat, that was easy to achieve.
Stick with cocktails; the wine pours were short and the list generally overpriced.
A couple of comments are warranted about the ambiance. This place has a big footprint and the tables are not squeezed together, which is great. But it does have a sense of "classy hotel lobby" about it. And the number of people who are willing to pay $100 per person for a meal and eat it in a tee or sweat shirt is just amazing.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall this was a very good experience. The service was outstanding. I was a bit disappointed that the wine list on the web site was not updated and my pre selection choices (non of them) were actually available. I also think the steaks are overpriced. Side dishes and apps were fine, but spending $70 and up on a small piece of meat seemed over the top.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the ambiance - it's a very cool place. Definitely on the pricey side, but we knew that going in. Close to the Franklin Institute which is nice. My salmon was perfectly cooked. The service is excellent. Definitely a try for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

For the price nothing was outstanding. The service staff was attentive. It seems like a place that can’t figure out what it wants to be.
Cavernous space, music annoying.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had the pleasure of an amazing brunch at Urban Farmer. I walked in expecting more a steakhouse vibe, but it was vibrantly bright and fun. There was upbeat music playing just loud enough to enjoy, but not to loud as to drown out conversation, and the lighting in the large restaurant was perfect. The service was alright. I could tell they were busy but I didn't like having a few different waiters throughout my meal, but the food made up for it. The coffee was surprisingly good, and the eggs Benedict were amazing. The flavors were obviously well thought out. I only wish that my english muffin wasn't so cold, as if it had been refrigerated. That minor detail didn't keep me from enjoying my meal, and vowing to come back again.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sarah was amazing! Excellent meal, will no doubt be back soon.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was fantastic. The service by Sarah and Manager Evan was phenomenal. Urban Farmer is one o my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia.

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