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Urbana Dining & Drinks

1316 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Good for a Date (5)
  • Romantic (4)
  • Creative Cuisine (4)
Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, Urbana Dining & Drinks imports the flavors and culinary craftsmanship of Italy to DC’s most cosmopolitan neighborhood. You’re in the capable hands of our stellar team, as our neighborhood bartenders craft you a thoughtful happy-hour cocktail and Chef Ethan tempts your taste buds with his house-made artisan pastas, inspired vegetable dishes and local seafood delicacies.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 10:30AM;
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00AM - 10:30AM;

Weekend Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday 10:30AM - 3:00PM;

Monday - Sunday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM;

Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday 3:00PM - 7:00PM.
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Phone number
(202) 956-6650
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ethan McKee
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We know you want your DC event to wow, whether it’s a splashy wedding bash, a campaign fundraiser or just an intimate get-together with friends. At Urbana, our sleek décor provides a modern, comfortable setting for your unforgettable Dupont Circle event. We can accommodate everything from the smallest events to restaurant buyouts for up to 200 guests. Our secret ingredient is Chef Ethan McKee, who oversees Urbana’s original, taste-tempting menu of light, fresh dishes inspired by the Italian coast. For more info about special events at Urbana, contact Amber Wright or call 202-448-1877.
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Cross street
21st St NW
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Parking details
Street parking
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Public transit
Metro: Red Line, Dupont Circle
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Special events & promotions
Monday-Friday happy hour from 3pm-7pm. Featuring a wide array of beverage options, including craft cocktails and assorted beers and wines, our menu has something for every taste. Our kitchen features $1 oysters, a raw bar and appetizing bar snacks in the Italian tradition.
Sunday-Wednesday 1/2 off select bottles of wine from our bottle list

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Urbana has many options from private and semi private dining to lounge reservations. With a wide variety of seating arrangements, you will easily find the perfect place to celebrate an engagement, throw the perfect Birthday Bash or wrap up a successful business dinner.

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What 1316 People Are Saying
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Jenn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A very enjoyable early Valentine's day dinner! Appreciated the server's wine recommendation and were quite satisfied with our meals.

12345 (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Our server was extremely unattentive and it took a long time for the food to come out even though the resturant wasn't busy. We were told that there was a party going on, but it wasn't an excuse for the terrible service and unattentiveness. The food was decent, but our waitress and the very very slow service completely ruined our experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was very poor

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

They handled our group of ten extremely well. I’ve always liked the cocktails and food at Urbana and this time was no exception.

vipMLaRocca (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

This was an exceptional dining experience. We started with a margherit pizza which was delicious! We then sampled each other's plates from the delectable truffle pasta, the perfectly cooked steak, to the incredible lobster ravioli. We came here because we had a gift certificate, but we will return for the amazing food and great service!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Ambiance was the best thing about the expience. No major complaints except they were out of chicken meatballs appetizer already at 7:30 pm. Likely b/c the other appetizer options are not that appetizing. I had the lobster raveoli. Little flavorless and pasty sauce. Lobster was tough. Had a hot toddy which was good on a cold wintery night.

Jerome (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Urbana is consistently outstanding! The staff, the presentation, the ingredients...and of course, the dessert.

vipAshVo (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We sat at the bar for brunch. The service was great and the food was excellent. Had the lump crab scramble and it was delicious! I would definitely get it again. The mimosas were made correctly (more bubbly than juice) and offered various types of juices to mix with.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Brunch probably should’ve taken 30 minutes but the service was poor and we were there forever. We had to go up to the server several times because it was taking so long.

GoodDiningSeeker (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Unfortunately we would not recommend this restaurant. The ambience is tired, table was dirty, and service very slow. Fresh pasta was good but way too much butter and oil. Hope they see the obvious and make changes.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Amanda was our server and she was wonderful. We enjoyed 3 pizzas (smoked prosciutto was amazing) as well as the tagliatelle and muscles. The only thing we didn’t love was the chocolate cake.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We were looking for a good casual place to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which was noted in our reservation but never acknowledged by the staff. I wasn’t expecting special treatment, but good service would have been nice. They restaurant appeared to have one waitress for the entire dining area, along with several people to help deliver and collect plates. The servers seemed to have no understanding of what was ordered or how it should have been served. Appetizers came before cocktails, bread came after appetizers, wine came 10 minutes after the entrees (with two reminders), and water glasses ran dry. Then we waited another 20 minutes to track down and pay the check. It was chaotic and definitely not how anyone would want to celebrate a special occasion. I hope the restaurant was just overwhelmed that evening, but the experience was so tedious that we will not return. It is also very loud - management should restructure their staffing model and invest in some noise reduction options. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Ate here 3 times during our Kimpton stay, it was that good! Authentic, creative pasta dishes, clearly an excellent chef because everything we ordered was phenomenal! Cool vibrant atmosphere, great for date or special occasion. Will definitely be back on our next DC trip!

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

First time-the food lived up to the reviews. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing food and service! Testaurant in our hotel but def not a "hotel" restaurant-cool ambience!

Richardb (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

A very good meal and service was great even though they were short staffed on the night we went.

SeanH (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Went to Urbana to meet friends. It happened to be about halfway on the metro between where we where staying and our friends apartment. It's pretty close to the DuPont Circle stop, so it was convenient. The food was great, service was a bit slow. Bar looked nice although we didn't sit there. It's in the hotel Palomar, one of the Kimpton Hotels. Some of our party had pasta and a few had the roast chicken, everyone felt the food was great. No one was drinking, but it looks like they have a nice bar.

momof3 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was delicious. I had a pasta stuffed with butternut squash and topped with speck and I added shrimp. Just incredible. My husband had a pasta with artichokes that was so flavorful. Wine was mediocre, not special , pricey for what it was. The service was great. Our waitress was so personable and gave us great suggestions. She told me to add the shrimp to my entree. The atmosphere was a little diner like on the restaurant side except with dim lights. It’s a lower level so you see people’s feet when they walk by because the windows are at street level. There was a bar seen on the opposite side. I guess because it is in a hotel . The ambience looked good there with sofas and nice seating.
They also have a pizza bar which looks fun and a small private room in the back. I would go back again because the food was creative, seasonal and delicious.

vipmatty (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

It took 4 tries to get the right bottle of wine. Then people had wrong cocktails. Think server was new but then dont give him a party of 8

vipPickyeater (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Reasonable and good food for casual dining in DuPont Circle!