Urban Grub

4.6
3224 reviews
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Urban Grub is a casual fine dining bar and eatery located in a renovated carwash in Nashville’s iconic 12 South district.

The design of the restaurant features a rustic elegance, filled with custom woodwork, stone fireplaces and rounded booths tucked in intimate corners. Urban Grub offers both indoor and outdoor seating with a combination of the two in the beer garden, accompanied a view of the restaurant’s meat curing room, as well as a covered gazebo for larger parties.

From the inviting indoor-outdoor atmosphere to the elevated Southern cuisine of fresh seafood, house-made charcuterie, and prime dry-aged steaks, the experience is unforgettable.
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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

My husband and I we’re visiting family in Nashville. Our daughter suggested we all go to dinner at Urban Grub. I immediately liked the atmosphere and was excited to try the food. Unfortunately, the experience turned out to be less than great. The service was terrible and unfortunately that overshadowed the whole experience. We actually had to go looking for our server in the restaurant to get help. My husband and I stopped by the restaurant the next day to tell the manager. I honestly feel that they want to know these things. Based on his reaction he apparently isn’t too concerned! Probably won’t return to that restaurant.

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Food was okay. Wouldn’t recommend.

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C
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wait staff- outstanding food- cool table

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RM
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service was absolutely amazing.
Specifically the services of James and Trey were beyond expectation as they each were so helpful, charming, and intuitive to the needs of each person at the table. Ever present and engaged, manager checkpoints by Garth secured an awesome experience. Urban Grab is Nashville's #1 dining experience in all categories and a honor for each patron.

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Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite place to dine.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! We ordered from the menu and everything was delicious!

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RS
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Crab cakes are not good
Mac cheese good
Ribs good
Chicken is chicken

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DC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite dining location in Nashville! You can’t go wrong here for a business dinner!

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DM
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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LC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Urban Grub! We always take friends and family for celebrations and have always had a great experience! We recently took my sister-in-law from St. Louis and she loved it!!!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go to favorite when in Nashville, never disappoints

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Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always- an excellent meal and excellent service. One of our favorite places to eat in Nashville. My son who lives in Nashville and frequents restaurants on 12 South rates Urban Grub as the best on 12 South.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing steaks from their in-house butcher. Sides, especially Cuban corn, are unreal. Unique desserts. Great wine list and cocktails.

My only real criticism Is that they only serve drip coffee - you would think a foodie place like this would at least serve freshly ground French press. No espresso drinks. And the charcuterie is not as great as the waiter makes it out to be.

But hands down best steaks in Nashville.

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DL
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great place. Food is excellent every time we have been here, no matter what we order it is super. Would have been all 5’s across the board but the food took an extended long time to come out this time. When you’ve eaten all the appetizers, all the bread, and conversation lulls then turns to the chandelier above the table, that’s too long of a wait. Despite that, highly recommended, I think it was a busy night and we were a party of eight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious our seat had a great view and Holly our waitress was fantastic. She made the experience over the top. We left with full bellies and the valet made sure my wife stayed dry the a down pour. We experienced a great evening. We will for sure return!

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LB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was wonderful from the Hawaiian pineapple Ceviche and Shrimp and Grits, to the HUGE double cut pork chop! We were eyeing the desserts that were all very interesting but gave up that idea-no room to put it! Basket of bread was fabulous with freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and gluten free pop overs that were scrumptious! Pricey but worth it for special occasions!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to brunch but ordered from the menu and it was really good food. My only complaint was that you could only go through the line once and we were told to fill our plates as high as we wanted. This was not favorable to us because in order to really enjoy the variety of goods you need to be able to taste them not “pile” them up just to stuff your face for your monies worth.

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DP
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant ever! It was soooooo good I went there two days in a row. The menu/ food is awesome! You have to go see for yourself. We were on vacation in Tennessee. If you live there or visit, it is a culinary experience that you won't want to miss.

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EJ
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Grub was an amazing dining experience. I wanted to choose somewhere different to eat for my birthday dinner with family and we were all very happy it was Urban Grub. It was a unique dining experience but well worth it for the special occasion. The server did a great job of explaining the menus (there are multiple) and had some great recommendations. We started out with some delicious raw oysters for the table along with the recommended special appetizer of the day that hit the taste buds lovely. I had the dry-aged Mangalista Pork Chops with the mashed potatoes - delicious!! I highly recommend trying, especially if you are pork chop fine like me. We topped off our celebratory meal with the most scrumptious GIANT piece of chocolate-peanut butter cheesecake I have seen and tasted!!!

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CG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar. Good service, enjoyable atmosphere.

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great atmosphere. We got to sit outside which was nice as they have fans to circulate the air well. Inside would have been nice too but would have been louder. Staff was attentive and timely. Will definitely go back!

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MZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

I took my elderly parents and aunt and uncle to Urban Grub for a farewell dinner following a trip to Nashville. Although through open table I included a note that we had hearing impaired people in our party and requesting a quiet table, no one notified me that this was NOT a restaurant for a quiet conversation. This restaurant was SO BEYOND LOUD it is hard to describe. By the time we left the restaurant my good ears literally hurt. This was the most cacophonic place I have ever been in, and I have traveled the world. Urban Grub was more like a dance club than an upscale restaurant. The food was good. But the unrelenting cacophany made this an unbearable dining experience. Be prepared.

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M
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Bernadette and Jimmy were fantastic waiters and entertainers! Garth, the manager, as hospitable as ever. Food is always fantastic - can never go wrong with that pork chop! Many thanks!

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SS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

Did not get what was ordered TWICE
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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve ever had!

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J
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The people were fantastic!!! They were attentive and personable.

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DM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool decor inside and warm and cozy atmosphere especially for a rainy night. The service was excellent and the food was excellent. It is a bit loud, but just voices so just need to talk louder.

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BG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Server suggested that our 4-some order family style so we could all share. Great idea! We ordered a fish, a pork, a chicken, and a beef dish. So, so delicious. Just do it!

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BM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with a varied menu. Fun atmosphere, but rather noisy. Would highly recommend and go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We had to wait about 45 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. We were not asked if we wanted to sit outside, but we were seated outside anyway. It was so hot, and we were constantly having to "shoo" away flies. The food was not as good as it had been before. I brought my out of town guests here because I wanted them to have an impressive lunch, and that was unfortunately not the case.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back!

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is great here but so is dinner. Can’t go wrong picking Urban Grub.

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AY
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love urban grub! we come every time we visit Nashville for a fun night out. Service and food is to die for, shrimp and grits are out of this world!! Will be back!

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AA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try Urban Grub for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. They treated us like we were the only people in the restaurant. Great place with great food.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and Otis and James were wonderful.

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

It was delicious but were seated at probably the worst table there. Our waiter couldn’t talk to us for more than 5 seconds before he would have to move to let people by. Just a constant parade by our table the whole time.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I think ultimately with any dining experience, one wants to receive great food from knowledgeable staff. Urban Grub certainly delivers on this front. After sampling charcuterie recommended by our server and a sampler, we were able to order amazing entrees after each dish was carefully explained by staff. They were absolutely phenomenal. We will be back.

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MA
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

All of our food was delicious. The grilled oysters with brea were quite tasty, but the double cut pork chops were heavenly. We tried the grilled corn, off the cob, for the first time and were not disappointed. The red headed stranger is always the best way to start the evening. It is served in a copper martini glass that keeps it cold and makes one want to order a second drink....I did!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely table on the back porch. Server was very attentive. Food was excellent. One of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. Had a dinner special called Sea and Squeal. Delicious. Will be going back.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers day

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