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About Urban Tavern

If you are looking for one of the best places to eat in San Francisco, look no further than Urban Tavern. Conveniently located in the Union Square area, guests are within walking distance from fabulous shopping centers, the theater district, the famous Cable Cars, Chinatown, and more. It's easy to see why Urban Tavern is the San Francisco gastropub of choice!

Hilton San Francisco
333 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
HAPPY HOUR 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DINNER 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BAR 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Seven Days A Week

Cross Street:
Mason St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 923-4400

Website:
http://urbantavernsf.com/

Parking Details:
Hilton San Francisco Union Square parking. Entrance on Ellis at Mason with applicable fees.

Public Transit:
Muni: 38 Geary

Private Party Facilities:
Urban Tavern offers a private dining room ideal for 50-100 guests.

Contact Portia Amofa directly for details and booking.
portia.amofa@hilton.com

Private Party Contact:
Portia Amofa / Catering Manager, Specialty Venues: (415) 403-6697

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Urban Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (7)
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Good for Groups (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Looked at the menu and was intrigued by a couple of the items. Most notably the Pork Belly and Waffles and the Grilled Octopus. Both my wife and myself had some huge expectations for these dishes and they meet them. The Octopus was great, grilled to perfection. The Pork Belly and Waffle was Oh My God good. The Pork Belly was tender and crispy at the same time. The jelly they served with it just finished it off. We shared the Beef Shoulder Loin and it was just good. Still worth it but the Pork Belly is a hard act to follow. Then we had dessert, we had their signature dessert, I am going to say its the Granny Smith Cheesecake. It was awesome. The tastes melded like heaven and was thinking about ordering a second one. I would so go back to this restaurant if I get a chance.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was great and the food was excellent, our friends who are local recommended Urban Tavern for dinner and we are glad they did. I loved the pastrami seasoned pork tenderloin.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was excellent. Perfect place to have a drink and food with friends or co-workers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good place to bring a date.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The air staff was attentive and the food delicious. There was a noisy group of men near us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Reservations at 7:45. We arrived 5 min early and was seated. Drinks right away but dinner took over an hour.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

A friend recommended this restaurant in the Hilton Hotel. Innovative and delicious. Chef Stephen is a genius. Every bite was a pleasure. Very attentive wait staff, overall a delight.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious and the service exceptional!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This is a solid good establishment. The pork tenderloin was do well, but not exceptional and the faux peaking style jidori chicken was good. The quantity was enough to fulfill a person who had a lunch 4 hours prior. The service was very good with a attentive wait staff. Overall, you need food, by the Hilton and in a relaxed environment, Go Here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had exceptional service with the waitress giving recommendations for various things. The food was very good with portion sizes being nice. I would come back again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not worth the price and the time!
Terrible service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were okay but restaurant being located next to hotel lobby with lobby access made the restaurant feel like a cafeteria. Pricing wasn’t like a cafeteria.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

What a great treat. We chose this place based on reviews and we were not disappointed. Cocktails were delicious. Beer was perfect. Food was delicious and even presented well super stoked on this place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner. Portions were small with too much emphasis on flair and not enough on taste. Overall it was OK, but expected more given the price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing interesting food. Try the apple cheesecake. Most amazing dessert ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was great but our server was a bit odd. He was very pushy and uncomfortable.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Menu changes frequently, so posted menu was substantially changed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A real foodie spot. Glad the friendly efficient waiter alerted us to the fact that the last Chinese style roasted chicken with sticky rice and bok choy was going fast. We snagged the last one and it was wonderful. Who'd have thought a restaurant in the Hilton would be so good, reasonably priced and enjoyable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food and cocktails were excellent. Our server was very kind and welcoming (and did a good job upselling their fluffy, delicious bread to us). I got the pumpkin gnocchi, which was very comforting and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great experience, food was tasty, good portions and a little bit unique

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great Food & service. This was a desperate last minute pick pre theater . Very pleasantly surprised. We were party of 5 and everyone loved their food. Excellent wait staff and manager Daniel very nice and accommodating getting our group in last minute. Atmosphere nice but a bit big hotel.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The lighting is awful. They use very cheap fluorescent pendant lights in the dining area that cycle on and off so slowly that if you move your menu or your hands too quickly you’ll get motion sickness. The bar area has better lighting. Very confused as to why they’d use such bad lights in the main dining area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I was impressed! We started with the roasted wild mushrooms which were delicious as were the roasted carrots. For my main I had the skirt steak which was cooked perfectly. I'd definitely go back. Perfect location to the Curran Theatre as well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent special the cheesecake. It’s out of this world!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is awesome and very good services. The octopus and the gnocchi are incredible!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This place has amazing food! I had the octopus appetizer and it was wonderful. They have local beers on tap which is nice and the environment was casual, trendy and very encouraging to shared tables. Excellent and I highly recommend to stop by. This is a hidden gem.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was great. Dessert was out of this world! I had the apple cheesecake and the ramen. Yum!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The pork tenderloin and the chowder were both delicious! I didn't really like the apple cream cheese dessert though. Very good service.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great place. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and the restaurant treated us great. They even gave us dessert with champagne to celebrate the occasion. I love it.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Prices were very high for what you get. Better off getting out of that area if you can. Service was great

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The best burger I ever hadin the spaghetti Bolognese was great to recommend this restaurant to anybody

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was friendly, noise level was relatively low, and food - strawberry quinoa salad, the hanger streak, and the bolognese pasta - was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Always have a good time & good food. One of my main to go to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

the "caviar of the south" pimento cheese is worth the return and I loved their fries

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Nice service, and we especially loved the octopus dish! It was a great place to celebrate Father's Day. Would recommend to others

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Enjoyed dinner, but they've got some very strange thing they call Barbeque Sauce! Had burgers and fries with a friend and asked for Barbeque Sauce - it was kinda nasty tasting so I just didn't use it. Other than that, the burger was good, shoestring potato fries good and service was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Great spot for a pre-theater meal. Service was great on our latest visit. Shaved sprout salad with halibut was delicious. Half chicken also a winner. As always, the cocktail menu didn't disappoint!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food was not good. Service was ok. Not worth the money

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Interesting menu! The small plate options were excellent (grilled octopus was delicious)- overall, nice list of options (but not too many)- definitely high end culinary delights, especially for a gastro-pub. Beer options were terrific, and the service was top-notch!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Great Beer
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