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Urban Tavern

4.1
1246 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
HAPPY HOUR 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
DINNER 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BAR 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Seven Days A Week
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Phone number
(415) 923-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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
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Private party contact
Portia Amofa / Catering Manager, Specialty Venues: (415) 403-6697
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Cross street
Mason St.
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Parking details
Hilton San Francisco Union Square parking. Entrance on Ellis at Mason with applicable fees.
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Public transit
Muni: 38 Geary
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1246 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were on our way to a show at the Curran. Menu was varied and creative, service was attentive and good was served without a long wait and check was settled quickly so that we could enjoy our meal and be on our way.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

It was such a treat to have a professional and very knowledgeable server. Her wine and food recommendations were spot on, her descriptions matched exactly what we tasted and experienced. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable and the venue, at the center of the Theater district in SF, was more than convenient. We will be coming back again and again to enjoy our pre or post theater dinner and chat.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The service was good, but the food was a huge disappointment. We ordered the kimchi fries, charred spanish octopus, and the pastrami spiced pork tenderloin. Out of the 3, the kimchi fries were were delicious. However, I think the chef got the name wrong. The dish was full of potato wedges, not thinly sliced fries, so I think this dish should be renamed. The charred spanish octopus about average. It wasn't a horrible dish, but it wasn't memorable either. The pastrami spiced pork tenderloin was the worst of the 3. It really tasted like a heavily salted ham, with the salt outbalancing the surrounding flavors.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was quite good, it service was marginal. Much delayed check-in by waiter after a helper served entrees and never asked if we desired a drink refill. Annoyingly loud. Will not return to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Nice and quiet and good wine prices. Milk bread was a yummy appetizer. Prices seemed fair and there was a good variety of items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was awesome!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good but way over priced !

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere and service was amazing. The food was incredible and FYI you must have the bread and SOUP!!!

I’ll be back for sure😘

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great find! Great service and the food was delicious! They have a great burrata salad that will be ordered by me again when I dine there again. Their rice bowl with pork belly was mouth watering delicious. The service was quick and attentive. The restaurant itself was a bit on the quieter side but it was nice to have a conversation without having to scream to get heard.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Came here for an event several months back and liked it so much I recommended to come back for a friend's birthday. We sharedKimchi Fries and Pimento Cheese Dip (my favorite) as starters and then half of the Peking Chicken and 8-Hour Bolognese. I loved everything about the chicken and was partial to the bonognese since I'm not a super fan of that in general.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Surprisingly good and a varied selection. Our waiter was spot on with his recommendations.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

An overall great place to have dinner. Peking chicken is fabulous along with the Bolognese pasta. Appetisers have generous portions.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were seated right when we walked in. I asked the server for bottled water. He was kind enough to let me know the water he was serving was filtered, but gave me the option of sparking water, wow impressive! Our waiter was excellent and down to earth, he never made us feel rushed even with our extended stay.
The our dishes were beautiful to look at and they tasted even better! Simple elegant flavors in every bite.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

This place was just ok. Ate here because I was staying at the Hilton Union Square and it was convenient. The food was not great for the price and the service was mediocre. It wasn’t horrible, but there are so many better options around town that I probably won’t be back.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Ate here because convenient location near Union Square. Ordered bunch of starters and so much food were full before the entrees, but happily so. Some in our party didn't like hot spicy so wait person very helpful steering us because everything on menu included one spicy ingredient or another. Also knowledgeable about bar selections. Ambitious menu but execution not haute cuisine, more comfort food. Was fine dinner for our meet up with old friends, when you spend more time talking than dissecting your food. Pricey but not out of character for SF and Union Square.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The endive and black lentils were amazing! I did get the hot shishito pepper and ended up drinking the entire pitcher of ice water. Kitchen fries were fantastic, but eat them quick because once the cheese cools not as wonderful. Great meal, great service.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was mediocre

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Good place to bring a date.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious and the service exceptional!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Not worth the price and the time!
Terrible service.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Menu changes frequently, so posted menu was substantially changed.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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