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Urban Plum

3.1
40 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
  • Late-night Find

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About

The Urban Plum serves modern American cuisine with an inventive and global twist in its welcoming and relaxing Secaucus eatery. For a fresh and tasty starter, enjoy the urban style nachos topped with chorizo, corn, jalapeno, cheddar and bacon waffle and the sea salt seasoned edamame beans. Some of The Urban Plum’s house specialty entrees include the blue cheese and chive slathered filet mignon, the beer-battered cod with garlic herb fries and the roasted French cut chicken breast with buttermilk whipped potatoes. The Urban Plum also has a popular array of sandwiches, such as the breaded shrimp wrap with Monterey cheese and avocado and the urban burger topped with tomato jam and aged cheddar.

Enjoy the ambiance and your meal at The Urban Plum with a specialty cocktail, like the house plum cocktail with Maker’s Mark, orange and pineapple juices, blackberries and fresh mint.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am - 10:00am: Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am -12:00pm: Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(201) 520-0574
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Escobar
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Catering
We cater for any occasions to your home, business. Special pre-set menus are prepared to satisfy all your catering needs with our well- trained staff.

Corporate menus are available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Looking over Plaza
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Parking details
Valet parking is complementary when you dine at the Urban Plum

We have valet parking as well as shopping area parking around the restaurant.
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Public transit
Bus stop is located only steps away from the restaurant. Connection to Secaucus train station as well as direct transportation to New York City.
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Entertainment
Great music, featuring Rockbot app which allows users to pick their favorite songs and be played on the restaurant sound system.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.1  based on all time ratings
3.4
food
3.2
service
3.3
ambience
Noise · Moderate
59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnex43 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2015

Four of us went for dinner before a movie. Service was perfunctory. Food was just Ok and was way over salted. We were there during happy hour but the savings were so limited we didn't bother.

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MicDenBur (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

This is our 3rd attempt to enjoy Urban Plum, but it was the same as our second. The food was exceptional, but our waitress didn't seem to be able to keep track of what we had ordered. She forgot a glass of wine, and seemed to be surprised when we mentioned it as if she didn't hear us order it.
After finishing our main course, we ordered an additional entree to go, which she helped us choose, but when we asked about it while finishing our desert, she again acted as if she didn't know we had ordered it!

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SKNJ (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

Was looking for a romantic night out with my lady and it was most likely my fault but did not notice this was part of the Holiday Inn Express. Don't mean to knock restaurants in hotels but I had a cheap feeling overall of this place the food was very regular. Waiter was nice though although I hate to report didn't seem super enthusiastic to be there himself.

There also was a smell from the moment walked in of cheap hotel bar soap lol. I know its smack in the downtown lobby of the hotel but didn't feel much separation in between the restaurant and the hotel like you were eating in a hotel room.

All in all, if you're in for comfort food and are very close to this place, and not going for any special occasion, this place could suffice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2014

We wanted to try a non-chain restaurant walking distance from our hotel so we decided to try Urban Plum. The menu had decent options and the food was good but not outstanding. I was most impressed by the bar, however. I was surprised by their extensive list of craft beers, which were priced very reasonably. If I'm back in the area I would probably come back here sometime for drinks and some snacks at the bar.

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evette (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2014

Urban plum was great it wasn't busy though so it was a little awkward being the first people there. The bar tender milosh was great and very attentive . The place does need a bigger sign or something to bring in more people but the food was fantastic so I will definitely go again

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mslovelyleah1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2014

It has a nice size after work crowd. Not too crowded. The Grilled Filet Mignon was the delicious especially the gravy. They have wine pairings with the meal which I liked. The wait staff is pretty helpful. Great for visitors who are staying at the Holiday Inn since it is right in that hotel.

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vipJJVV (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

Came for dinner on a Sun evening. Overall, the ambiance was great. Although located inside a Holiday Inn, there are plush chairs, diffuse lighting, and funky art fixtures aplenty. Still, the Urban Plum is a gilded horse. Unfortunately, the service was pretty poor. Despite a thorough beer list, my first 3 choices were out of stock. I settled on Dogfish head Midas Touch (which tasted great). The staff seemed inexperienced and unsure of themselves despite their older age. Also, the entrees came in very small portions - my meatloaf was a decent size but the fish and steaks my fellow diners got were disappointing. Because of the great atmosphere and reasonable prices, I'd definitely come again however, I'd keep my expectations tempered.

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DCinNJ (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 13, 2014

I believe many people (like me), when searching for a restaurant, forget to look at hotel restaurant options. I've found that hotel restaurants, like Urban Plum, offer a quiet place for lunch or dinner, off the beaten path. If you are looking to be pampered, this is probably not the place to go, but if you want a quiet atmosphere, hit the spot on off-nights like Sunday night or lunch Mondays. You'll receive good service and not feel rushed. (And it is a great place to people watch.)

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

Based on the reviews I read and the fact that it is located in the holiday inn, I expected ok food and bad service. I was quite surprised that the food turned out to be excellent and after I mentioned the reviews to the waiter, the service was good and exceptionally attentive. Our order was taken promptly, the drinks arrived reasonably soon and so did the salad. The entree took a little extra time but was well worth the wait. I had the cod (which I often find to be overcooked or undercooked) and it was perfectly prepared. There was a big convention in the area so the bar was quite noisy but the noise didn't carry too badly to the table area. I will definetly go back.

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vipPilotbum (Denver)
1.0  Dined on March 15, 2014

When I pulled up I was shocked this restaurant was in the Holiday Inn. That's all it is-a hotel restaurant. I travel a lot and the food wasn't anything more than room service. It wasn't bad but certainly wasn't great. Moreover, it was the most disappointing restaurant I've been to using Open Table. The service was also on par with a hotel restaurant. If you travel much, you'll know what I mean. You certainly won't get the attention you're used to at a restaurant that exists on it's own merit rather than the place in the hotel that keeps it's guests fed. I almost canceled when I pulled up and wish I would have. Don't make the same mistake I did.

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MicDenBur (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

We chose Urban Plum because we thought it would be quieter than most on Valentine's day.
After we placed our order, the servers ignored us. There were 3 tables in our section, servers kept passing. We asked for more bread and butter, but it never came. We never got steak knives. No one asked how our entre was. We called the matre 'd to clear our dishes and order coffee. The decaf wasn't made. Dessert was served, and we waited for the coffee. I knocked over my coffee trying to move plates still on the table. No one noticed, so I sopped it up myself. I grabbed a waiter to take away the napkins, bring me another cup and bring us the check.
Everyone was very polite and the food was good, but service was poor.

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FIGJAM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

Went there with my fiancé On Valentine's day. They had a special for couples That I didn't even know about when I made the reservation that turned out to be awesome. The staff was really attentive and the ambiance was relaxed. 10/10 would eat again.

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vipBarrykins (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on December 1, 2013

Had one of the great steak sandwiches of all time. But although my wife and I were one of fewer than ten patrons in the restaurant, it took forever for the server to take our order and even longer for hm to bring us our food. We won't be returning.

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vipWallStreetLawyer (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 9, 2013

It is rare indeed when I pan a restaurant, but this time the bad experience was too much. We had tickets for a concert at Izod and thought Urban Plum would be a good place to eat pre-event. Bad choice. Despite constantly trying to get the waiter's/waitress' attention, twenty minutes to get a beer and wine, forty minutes to receive our soup and salad, a full hour to receive our hamburger and fish/chips. Unacceptable. The food wasn't bad, but the service and general lack of caring about a time limit we had was awful. [Plus, despite multiple attempts to explain, no one knew how to operate the Open Table system, so of course I received a 'no show' notice.] Sorry, won't be back.

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vip1njgal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 28, 2013

We went to this restaurant based on Open Table reviews. There were a few other diners...not that many. There were a group at the bar which made it a bit noisy, but we took a nice table in a quieter area. The food was very enjoyable...we had the snapper special and a salmon entree..both great. We had the cheesecake for dessert...excellent. The chef came out to inquire about the food...a very nice gesture. Our server was also accommodating. The hotel is in a nice area in Secaucus...we used the valet service for parking...just had to get our ticket validated for no charge. Would recommend if you are looking for a lovely casual dinner in a nice hotel environment.

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