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About Urbane

Our restaurant menus and décor are inspired by the culinary spoils of the Pacific Northwest, and we take great pride in working with our local farmers and producers to ensure quality and dependability. Our lounge has become a neighbourhood favourite for happy hour or pre-theater drinks and bites. Our team of mixologists create one-of-a-kind specialty and classic cocktails to pair with our small plate offerings.

1639 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Northwest, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 2:30pm

Lunch
Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner
5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Olive Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(206) 676-4600

Website:
http://urbaneseattle.com/

Entertainment:

Parking Details:
Urbane Restaurant validates parking at the Hyatt Olive 8. Parking fee is $8.00 after validation up to 5 hours.

Public Transit:
Accessible on most downtown bus routes

Executive Chef:
Nate Parnell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Wed 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Urbane has a variety of private and semi-private dining options available for your next special occasion or event. Contact us for further information.

Urbane Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (21)
Local Ingredients (12)
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Bar Seating (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Healthy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I feel the food was good. But the general wait staff could pay attention to their section more so. Meaning that if they are providing service to another table in their section, they could/should glance at other tables when they are there to see if there are other needs. The bus-staff was excellent and should not be added into the above comment.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious and unique menu. Great value for the price

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went prior to a show at the Paramount Theatre. The restaurant is nice and open but does not feel like a dining hall. Good ambiance and quiet enough that we could talk easily. The service was very prompt. We were there at 6:00 so the rush had not happened yet. Food was outstanding! We both loved the choices and portions. Their cocktails were great and priced as expected. We will be going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was OK, but service was strange. Wait staff seems to be trained to look away from the tables. Twice we had to walk over to the hostess to request things that normally a waiter would provide (a wine list and, later, a knife). But we couldn't get the attention of the waiter! And to make things worse, this restaurant add an automatic 20% service charge to the bill. Normally I am supportive of this service charge to ensure that restaurant staff are adequately compensated, but this was an example of how that system can fail by removing the incentive for providing excellent service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

For a hotel restaurant, Urbane is surprisingly warm and comfortable - definitely not cookie cutter. The food and drinks are tasty, and the service is personable. We were there for a pre-theater dinner, and when we were seated at 6pm (7:30 show) the server asked about that, so they knew we had a timeline. That's why I was surprised when parties seated after us got their meals and were done eating before we were served our meals (which were actually starters) at 7pm - after the server stopped by to drop the check "so you can get to your show" - and when I mentioned that we hadn't received our meals yet, she said "oh, I just fired that back!" as if that was supposed to help. It was disappointing, because we had to rush to finish in order to make it to the theater. We'll go back, but if it's pre-theater, I'll be clearer on our needs.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a bad experience. First it took 15 minutes after we were seated for waitress to acknowledge us. We finally ordered drinks and an appetizer. The appetizer showed but it still took another 5 minutes before our drinks arrived. Our waitress was friendly..maybe a little too friendly considering they were obviously not keeping up. The food was fair..nothing special. The final straw was the add the tip for you. I tip well for good service and food...in this case we received neither.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was excellent. Had the smoked duck. Friendly staff. Just a block from Paramount Theater so a good place to eat if you're attending a show there.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Restaurant was extremely noisy, but bar was quiet and pleasant and offered full dinner menu. Food was excellent and our server very attentive. Due to a mix up, one of our appetizers arrived later than the other, so she comped it; an unnecessary but very appreciated gesture. We chose Urbane for its menu and proximity to the Paramount theater as we were seeing a show after dinner. Very happy with our choice and would do it again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was wonderful. However, we specifically told our server that we needed to make the theatre by 8pm. We sat down at 5:45. At 7:30 our entrees still had not come. In the end, they brought them and comped the entrees but it ended up making a fun night a bit stressful. And we weren't able to get dessert or really enjoy the food. Unfortunate ending when we were there with plenty of time to spare.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very good. I had the salmon, my husband had steak. Both excellent, my only complaint was the quinoa on which my salmon was served was tasteless. Service was prompt and attentive of our theater plans.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall, I enjoyed the experience but I think the food preparation was longer. I also think it was under staff that’s why our waiter missed to check in with us to give us an update about our food or why it’s taking a little longer.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very average and the restaurant was cold, the server was wearing her heavy outdoor coat in the dining room

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was not my reservation. The person that signed up used an email address that resolved to mine. I don't know if they never received an email but I had the opportunity to cancel this reservation without the person's knowledge. If you're going to send an email with this capability, please make sure that you confirm that the appropriate person received it

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

While the service at Urbane was friendly and very good the menu offered on New Years Eve was quite limited and overpriced.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect NYE dinner with a kid, especially if you want both ambience and kid friendly restaurant. My son loves their Mac n cheese!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I’ll keep it pretty short. We stopped by for a New Year’s Eve brunch.

The menu had a lot of potential. When our food arrived, the portions were surprisingly scant. I ordered the migas. What came was what looked like a small scoop of tortilla chip casserole, but poorly seasoned. A feat considering it had chorizo. Oh, and three small flour tortillas - store bought - and sort of dry.

But the part that really got me was the service. Our server came by the table three times, in an hour. When he was there, he was fairly perfunctory and brief. Considering they have a mandatory 20% gratuity (which I am otherwise ok with), you’d think they would provide better service.

There are a lot of places to eat in the area, I’d check them out first.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good but small portions and not the highest quality salmon.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really enjoyed our selves and the food was good. The biggest star of the night was our waitress, she was friendly fun and very sweet. She was what made the experience so delightful!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Go to Urbane if you want to spend over $200 for an average meal and be treated poorly.

We called well ahead to let them know we may be 10 min late. We were told by an indifferent employee that if we did not arrive on time we would be moved to the end of the wait list. We inquired about parking .

We arrived on time but the snobbish matradee told us to wait in the bar until a table was available. We would have been penalized for being a few minutes late but they could care less about making us wait over 30 min for our reservation.

The bartender was uninterested in the clients or explaining the drink selections. He didnt check if we enjoyed our drinks (my house wine was not as he described it). I requested the bar tab be put on the dinner bill but the bartender pushed us pay now. Likely something with tips and the 20% surcharge. We were there during the "daily" happy hour which was not in effect that day.

We shared the mushroom risotto as an appetizer and it was brought as requested. Well prepared but average overall. The table waiter was the best of the staff and provided good service. I had the beef filet. It was good, cooked exactly how I requested. Tender, a very good piece of beef but under spiced. Nancy had the autumn salad which was quite boring - some field greens, a couple slices of pear and a few nuts.

A second set of drinks with dinner, and dessert with coffee brought the bill to well over $200.

Upon exit, I requested the parking validation we had been informed of but the matradee told us we parked at the wrong garage. It was the one we were told to park at! Again, they couldnt bother to care.

Our special dinner was diminished by choosing Urbane. Fortunately, I'm so enchanted by Nancy that the poor service was overcome and we enjoyed each other despite the staff and mediocre food.

I will never return and discourage anyone else to go. I expect to be treated as a guest rather than a bother.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous dinner! The food was excellent along with the service. We were a large party so we did some musical chairs to visit more people and the restaurant hung with us! A night to remember!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Christmas dinner

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Nicole, our server, is phenomenal! She made the night extra special and was the best part of the night besides the company. The decor is nice, the food was good, but Nicole was amazing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went with the girls to breakfast... food was fabulous...so was service. Very good and flavorful... mimosas were really good as well. Loved everything but the noise level. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We tried to use a $100 Hyatt gift card but waiter said the balance was 0. I just spent 45 minutes on the phone and was told nothing except it had been used (not by us) on 2/13/17. They demanded proof of purchase to tell us where. You can keep the $100, we'll never set foot in a Hyatt hotel or restaurant again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Subpar food that was overpriced for the quality

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Server was very good but the food was really slow coming out. Had fish and chips which was not that good. Fries were cold and had to much garlic. Also not a very big portion for the price. Salmon was average not much flavor. Overall for the price was not to impressed.

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

Pleasant staff, good drinks.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great breakfast before heading to the airport today.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food at Urbane is good, not great, nicely presented, and the small wine selection is carefully vetted with a range of options. The biggest drawback is the pacing of the food...kitchen staff brought entrees and tried to remove starters while we were still working on them and no amount of suggestion that the entrees be returned to the kitchen until the customers were ready for them seemed to be effective. In addition, they stood with the entrees in hand until we relocated starter plates so they could place the entrees on the table. Please alert kitchen (and wait) staff that customers drive the pace of their eating, not the desires of the kitchen staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Urbane was a great place to go before our Broadway show at the Paramount. The burger with the bacon jelly was delicious! The server was fairly busy but she was able to accommodate getting our check quickly so that we would be on time for our show. The crab cakes and poutine were also a hit with my boyfriend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place, close to the Paramount...good food, great service. Very accommodating staff.

Nicole was terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

While it was our first time it was a good choice. The Seafood dish was very good. The duck was tough/chewy but tender once I reached the center. The peppery mushroom sauce was way to much pepper--personal choice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Nice ambience close to the Paramount .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Much of our food was mis-represented by the menu. I ordered the lacinato kale salad which was a baby kale salad, and could not taste the truffle that was advertised. My friend ordered the chicken entree which advertised baby carrots, but there was one tiny little carrot no bigger than half of a pinky finger, and was kind of shriveled up. My one shot of Johnny walker scotch cost $15, and it wasn't even a double. The service was great, and very convenient to the Paramount Theatre. Nice ambiance, they need to work on having menu description match what is served up.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Ate Thanksgiving dinner at Urbane... one step above cafeteria food at best... way over priced for the quality of food. Pretty disappointing.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was great! Great food and excellent service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our meal and cocktails were over-priced and just average. I wouldn't recommend it.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terrible service. Mediocre food. Poor value, with a mandatory 20 percent service charge. Nothing to recommend about this awful place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very expensive for what you get. We had brunch and ordered one of the egg dishes. For $16 it was a very small portion of eggs, one piece of toast, and a plateful of potatoes (a cheap way to fill up a plate). Add to that that there's very little parking near there and we spent $11 to park, it was a very expensive, okay but not great, meal with so little food we went home and ate again. (And we are not big eaters.) Definitely a captive audience pricing situation--near theaters and attached to a hotel, so people will pay for the location. We won't be going back.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very slow service. Had to ask several times for items.

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