About Urbana Dining & Drinks

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.

2121 P St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 10:30AM;
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00AM - 10:30AM;

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

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

Happy Hour:
Monday-Friday 3:00PM - 7:00PM.

Cross Street:
21st St NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(202) 956-6650

Website:
http://www.urbanadc.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Street parking

Public Transit:
Metro: Red Line, Dupont Circle

Executive Chef:
Ethan McKee

Additional:
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

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



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Details
Daily 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM

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.

Urbana Dining & Drinks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Reasonable and good food for casual dining in DuPont Circle!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service was exceptional, meal was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Worst service ever. Would never go again. Food and wine not bad. One full hour to get anything to eat after being seated. Wait staff. Bad. All around

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

mediocre place. service adequate, huge restaurant but everyone seated in one small section of restaurant. cocktails, too sweet, service slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Honestly we all had pizza and it was just alright and overpriced. The crust was too hard. There was more than 75% of the tables empty on a Friday night, so that in retrospect was a bad sign. Considering it was so empty we had to ask our waitress several times for things such as more water. If you're hungry it's a decent place, but there are so many places that you could go to instead. I would never go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I love Urbana! My favorite place to brunch and meet with friends! There is nothing in the menu I wouldn't recommend!

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food at Urbana was delicious. It was beautifully presented on the plate; wonderful flavors. Unfortunately the ambiance was less than appealing. And in particular the table top was sticky and needed cleaning. The service was just OK.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was not what was expected...meatball appetizer needed much more flavor and mussels where good but didn't have enough broth (sent back to kitchen and they added it). Squid ink pasta was OK but also lacked flavor.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Urbana has developed some very unique and exciting cocktails that pair well with their new menu. The staff is friendly and helpful. The mix of flavors in the dishes is superb. They grow some of the ingredients right here on top of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar!

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 (London)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great dinner at Urbana, which we found after a short search on OpenTable... tucked away down a small staircase it opens into a vibrant dining room... our server was great, my shrimp & the swordfish was great, and the other three that made up my table left clear plates! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Urbana.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

I would recommend the calamari and squid ink pasta....delicious!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The patio needs a little work, and the service was a bit slow, but the brunch food was delicious!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This place was pretty awful all around. Pizza was under cooked and raw. Grilled octopus was pink and disgusting. Most expensive meal for two I had in D.C., and all the other meals were better!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Slightly noisy for us oldies. Food was excellent. Service was a bit spotty--I would put that down to not really having enough service staff for the level of business.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I was very surprised with the quality of my experience during Saturday Brunch last Saturday. I have been to Urbana many times before in the past and had an amazing experiences. I mistakenly recommended this restaurant as the place to celebrate a friends birthday. I was embarrassed about my recommendation. The food quality was not at all the same. Wish I kept my reservation at another neighboring restaurant in Dupont Circle.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Italian in Dupont Circle area and close to Fairfax Hotel. However bar scene on a Tuesday evening was so loud that we had to ask to be moved to a different table. The manager was most accommodating and moved us into the private room. Food was ok.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Don't really understand why imbeig asked for this review given that 1 minute after I left the restaurant I got an email from you saying my reservuiwss cancelled? Dinner was great though, my son loves this place

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Went for brunch this weekend and it was great! Bellinis were half off, so we got bottomless bellinis for $8.50 each, which is unheard of! Food was very good as well; the lemon ricotta pancakes were wonderful and the eggs benedict were not traditional but were good. The only downside was that it was really quiet and there was no music so lively conversation didn't feel appropriate. By the time we left, it was more full and less noticeable. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great place for brunch if you do the unlimited bellinis option. Service was slow but the food and drinks were decent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good but not great. Had the agnolotti and there was too much oil, as the sauce, for my taste. Expensive but just ok. Also had a very untraditional bruschetta, with peas. It was ok, not super flavorful. Just expected more.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Two of us split a pizza and received the wrong pizza. We alerted the waiter but said it was fine, we'd eat it anyway, and there wasn't even an apology. Other than that, it was a fine experience. The place is loud and lively.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I've been to Urbana a few times for brunch before, and this experience was about the same as my others. The service is very slow, but everything else makes up for it. The food is absolutely amazing and I love the mix-your-own bellinis. A couple of other things about the service were a little off - first bottle of prosecco came out at room temperature and so did the coffee. They do keep the prosecco coming, so as long as all you need is good food and bottomless drinks, Urbana is definitely the place to go!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I commend the restaurant for providing the requested private room for my party of twelve. The selection of wine was very good. My guests who had the house made pasta said it was excellent but the portions a little small. The pizza was also considered very good. The service was timely, not rushed or slow with Geo and his group doing a really good job. My only complaint was that the octopus was over cooked and two of us agreed. The artichokes and brussel sprouts were too salty with too much oil. I would recommend the restaurant but would probably order differently.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The octopus starter was delicious as was the agnolotti. The strozzapreti was good as was the service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Great meal and fun atmosphere on a Monday night. The beet salad and scallop entree were fantastic. My server, Amanda, offered great recommendations with a friendly smile. I must go again and check out the roof top dining area.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Good welcome and service sympatic.
Pizza varied and tasty.
Pasta original but plate was a little small.
Good and varied beers too.
Recommand for a night with friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I had a fantastic birthday brunch here! The service was amazing! Specifically, our server, Lauren, was amazing. She was very attentive and made sure that I had a wonderful birthday experience. I will be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food at brunch was excellent. Servers were friendly, however appeared overworked and distracted. We were not offered coffee refills, and our first drink orders never arrived.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Get the bruschetta!!! It's excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I was disappointed with the service. Kitchen took sooooo looooong to prepare our meal and the server made no effort to check back with us to offer an explanation. We live in the neighborhood and could be regulars but not likely to return. In addition, while it's a casual place, the hostess could take more care to project a more professional appearance. It is the first impression and it was NOT good.

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