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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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3.9
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great , service was great also . It was a very nice experience

RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a hurry to make it to a play. Our waitress Michele was fantastic and placed our order in quick rapid fashion. We ate a delicious meal. The octopus was phenomenal and the hamburgers were tasty for our kids. All in all a great experience.

SF
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. The grilled octopus and seared ahi were phenomenal.

s
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and equally fabulous server. What a lovely surprise! We shared octopus, seared tuna, acorn squash entree, mushroom and brie soup, and mussels, all finished off with delicious butter cake Thank you!

c
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Limited service, Menu over priced.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I am a vegan and there was one dish on the menu that I could eat and it was out by the time I ordered. I was there around 6pm, so they either didn't have many of the dishes available or it must be a popular dish. The only alternatives were sidedishes: bok choy and mushrooms, so I basically had that to eat and paid $20. Overpriced and disappointing. The server didn't try to help me find some alternatives to eat and barely came by my table, which I read as he figured I wasn't going to be a big ticket or tipper, so he didn't give me much of his time. I'll never go back and I'll never recommend this place.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Decent service. Food menu is limited but what we ordered (burgers) was good. The homemade sangria was just ok. I wouldn't recommend it.

M
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this restaurant. Drinks,food,service,interior, desserts are in my opinion a must try and I m not a fan of sweets but have to admit those are exellent!

G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Burgers were tasty. Cocktails were good. Service was slow and perfunctory (on this visit).

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little loud, a little too salty but overall a sold meal

RS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The milk bread (and honey butter) is a MUST HAVE!

a
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Left before ordering as the waiter was rude. The menu online was different than in restaurant.

AT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great value by local standard.

SM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Garrett our server was amazing! Food is mediocre. Cocktails were good. But everything is overpriced for mediocre food and ambiance was like a sports like bar restaurant. It was convenience to the theaters...

JD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and a very comfortable, casual yet deserving atmosphere. I had a delicious dish billed as “grandmother’s” which lived up to that high standard. Only disappointment was that it was served a bit cold. I’d nevertheless go back again without hesitation.

SW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allen was very helpful - we were in a time crunch and he was able to make sure we got our meal with enough time to eat without feeling rushed. We were very grateful. And, AND - The Bolognese I got was phenomenal!! 10/10 would return.

KM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wish there was a veggie burger on the menu

C
Cleveland
48 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was attached to our hotel so we did not need to go out at night. A twist on comfort and healthy foods. Hit the spot.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Helpful suggestions on menu items. Food was well prepared. Just what you want when dining. An enjoyable experience. Thanks

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was so terrible the first night we went that we left after cocktails and canceled our starters. We decided to try again the next night and vowed to sit at the bar as we had blamed our server for the incidents the night before. Ordered the same starter we never received the night before and again, never received it on night two. The second starter came as my meal while my husband ate his main. They dropped the bill on the table which included my main I had yet to receive. It came 10 mins later and I asked for it to be boxed as we were ready to leave. Not sure why they can’t seem to get it together especially in a mostly empty restaurant with plenty of staff on deck.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was honestly really wowed by the quality of food. I chose the restaurant mostly because it was close to a show we were seeing not really expecting much, but the food spectacular. Inventive, but not too unfamiliar.

GC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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

SS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a beer and food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, location was awesome!

TK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
44 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Victor was an excellent server

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service was well received and food was great!

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Great food. Very surprised. Highly recommend the salmon.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Muy buena atencion ! La comida bien sin grandes sorpresas!

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LM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food! clean place :)

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

JO
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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