Urban Tavern

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Featuring a full menu of locally-inspired cuisine, Urban Tavern located in Hilton San Francisco Union Square has the distinctive personality of a metropolitan gastropub, highlighting California wines, Bay Area craft beers, and indigenous spirits. Pair your drink of choice with selections from a diverse menu highlighting local seasonal ingredients and house specialties.

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Daily 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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GC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Just OK..nothing special. Menu was super limited and my cosmo was subpar

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

we love urban tavern and make sure to come see our fave server KJ whenever we have time for dinner in the city.

M
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become one of our FAVORITE SF restaurants. Sebastian is our waiter of choice! Ambiance excellent and the food never ceases to amaze us! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! And dont forget the dessert! It's is definately NOT what you think your getting!!!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, location was awesome!

TK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your typical hotel restaurant. Everything about it from the exceptional service to the quality and creativity of food, beautiful presentation and perfect cocktails, and everything between was fabulous! I would recommend Urban Tavern to anyone looking for high end dining experience in a relaxed and unpretentious environment. Thank you, Urban Tavern!

JH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked a table before my night at A.C.T. Arrived a bit early, was courteously seated at the bar, where I ordered and very much enjoyed a "Spring's" martini; then was seated at my table almost exactly on time. Ordered the small version of the steamed mussels and a plate of grilled baby bok choy. Both absolutely delicious. Waiter fun and knowledgeable. When I asked about a wine pairing, he brought me three to taste, and the one I picked was an excellent complement to the food. Since service was so prompt, I had time for dessert and indulged in the cream cake. Plenty of time to walk to the Geary, where I was promptly upgraded! A great evening, and one more compliment to the Tavern: As a woman dining alone, I felt very welcomed and well taken care of. Will definitely return.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The harvest martini was to die for! We did an array of small items to share and everything was delicious!

S
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at Urban Tavern for the first time this past weekend, mainly because we were staying at the Hilton and wanted to go somewhere close, where we didn't have to travel. The food was very high quality, and unusual in the combination of choices, sort of an Asian Fusion combination, some Vietnamese, some Chinese, and all of it really good. Also, excellent wine list. We had the Milk Bread, which was a really outstanding choice, and also charred Octopus for an appetizer, again a wonderful tasty choice. We shared a Teriyachi chicken, with sticky rice and bok choy, again really delicious. Attentive service, good suggestions on menu choices, and just a great experience overall.

LN
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were so happy with our experience at Urban Tavern! The food was outstanding. Great wine. Very attentive but not overbearing service. The Country Fried Wild Mushrooms was fantastic, as was the Bibimbap. Wish I could have it all again!

F
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Victor was an excellent server

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Service was well received and food was great!

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food. Very surprised. Highly recommend the salmon.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Muy buena atencion ! La comida bien sin grandes sorpresas!

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LM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten here before at the bar and forgot when I booked it a second time. The food is ok. It comes out very appealing but just lacks flavor. We ordered the barramundi and it was slightly over cooked and lacked seasoning. The steak was cooked properly and tasted good. The broccoli were well cooked and delicious. Unfortunately, the wine list was very limited and one note. It’s pretty decent for a hotel restaurant.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dining experience.Great location close to Union Square with a great menu. Excellent service from the bar to the restaurant side. We started in the bar waiting for another couple to arrive. I have celiac and need to make sure I get gluten-free food. The waitress double checked with the kitchen regarding what I ordered. The manager came by and checked on as well. Everything we ordered was great. The highlights were the Improved Whiskey Cocktail (which I would describe as a Manhattan like cocktail), Spanish Charred Octopus, and Pacific Baramundi.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food! clean place :)

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

JO
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most innovative ‘bar food’ I have ever had. Delicious!

H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My girl and I were very surprised and satisfied with the experience at UT.
We were parking in the same building's lot so it was convenient. Having never been to UT we were expecting a touristy and gritty experience but from the entrance to the exit, the service was attentive and fun, the steak for two was perfect, the wine suggested was spot on and the dessert suggestion equally great.

PD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, they gave us a great booth. The appetizers were fantastic (get the peppers!!) with the exception of the "loaded fries" which was 4 small potato wedges. The burger was *really* good.

MS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Need more menu choices!!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter was pretty rude and he had a big ego. He was the one wit

JW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the Butter Cake rocks! This place will not disappoint!

C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After attending Rhinoceros at American Conservatory Theatre, we went for a late dinner at 9 pm. Right away on arrival, we were seated in a booth as we had requested. Our waiter quickly acknowledged our presence. After giving us a few minutes for deciding what we wanted, he came back and took our order. He brought our drinks promptly. We ordered the Korean-style Bimbibop (sp?) and the mussels. Both were delicious. I asked for additional corn bread to soak up the yummy tomato sauce on my mussels and he was happy to oblige. Altogether a most satisfactory experience. The restaurant was busy, so it was noisy. But not so loud as to make conversation between us difficult.

B
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Server did not come back for extended period. Had upset stomach after meal. Bill over $150 for mostly apps.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server, yummy food and a fun evening.

R
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was superb (especially the peanut dessert!) The Service was excellent - our waiter gave great suggestions and was very attentive.

OT
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Totally enjoyed my meal. Great food, excellent service.

JJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful and the atmosphere is nice.

HG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great, couplex layered flavors, absolutely delicious

r
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we were looking for a quiet and different place to eat. we found it at urban tavern.

JL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Menu options were limited. Ordered a steak... very fatty, bland and most of the advertised weight was bone (Mother’s Day ribeye for 2). We had reservations yet still needed to wait a while.

DH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to have dinner prior to a theatre play at 8 pm. We shared small plates, wine, and had room for dessert. We loved it.

b
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great location for dinner before attending SHN Golden Gate theatre.

F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a set of husbands having a night out to dinner. Even though we never left the building, we were definitely not in our rooms ordering take out again. Our table was ready, and the host and server were friendly. Not to mention the food. OMG so good. If you’ve never tried octopus, this is the place to make it happen. Be forewarned that you’ll be ruined if you eat it elsewhere. And the Bibimbap is freaking phenomenal.

WK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great place for a group...we were able to sit at a round table. Good food, interesting menu but maybe not executed to the nth. Our waiter was great but we had to keep looking for him; maybe they are understaffed?

LM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We are visiting San Fransisco and it was our first night here. Before arriving we had checked out the menu and my partner was leaning toward Peking Chicken and I was leaning toward Pork Belly and Waffle; we both ultimately got the Peking Chicken. The dish was presented beautifully with herbs/florals, the chicken was marinated perfectly and had a perfect crisp to the skin. The baby bok choy was done perfectly along with the sticky rice. The whole meal was brought together by a black bean sauce served on the side.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cocktail could be better

LY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was both delicious and beautifully presented.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was expensive and not worth the money. The setting is nice. The service was just ok.

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