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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
Between 18th & 19th off the Parkway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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