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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!
333 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hilton San Francisco Union Square parking. Entrance on Ellis at Mason with applicable fees.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Portia Amofa / Catering Manager, Specialty Venues: (415) 403-6697
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Urban Tavern Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
My wife and I used to have dinner at Urban Tavern almost any time we had an errand to run, or a movie or a play to catch, near Union Square. They used to validate parking at the Hilton for up to 5 hours for *free*--just enough time for dinner and any of those other activities. They also used to have no corkage fee one night a week, and half-price bottles another night. The restaurant closed for a couple of years ago or so, and re-opened recently. We found that, while the food and service were exceptional, they got rid of a lot of the perks, and honestly, the remodeling feels like it was unnecessary. (In the booths, the table is an odd distance from the seats, you kind of have to lean forward while you're eating.) So, the menu items are noticeably more expensive than we recall them being in the past; the entrées average about $35, and most glasses of wine are over $15—So, two entrées and two glasses of wine have already set you back about $100 (and that's before appetizers, desserts, taxes, and tips.) Before we went, I called to ask if they still validated parking at the hotel, and they said they did. When I was leaving the garage, the teller told me it was $10; I mentioned the restaurant had validated the ticket, and he said, "Yes, they did; the validation is $10 for the first 4 hours." (It would be $22 if we parked for 5 hours.) It's sad because the food was really fantastic (the labeling of gluten-free items on the menuwas greatly appreciated, too), and everyone at the restaurant was super professional, but at these prices, with no free 5-hour parking, and without the other promotions (e.g., corkage waivering), it seems unlikely we'll be able to go back often.
We dined at the Urban Tavern before attending a play. The ambiance is nice and the drinks, food, and service were all excellent. I think the menu was pretty much what is on their web site. The restaurant was reasonably quiet but I have to note that we were there between 5-6:45 PM so it might be noisier later.
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