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Urban Tavern

Urban Tavern

American Restaurant, New American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Tenderloin, San Francisco
  • Jeremy P.
    "Pliny the Elder is on tap - sometimes."(3 Tips)
    Molly B.
    "Check in for a FREE beer or glass of wine!"(6 Tips)
    Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    "tiny little glasses"(2 Tips)
    Sam B.
    "Breakfast buffet was very expensive."(3 Tips)
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  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 5, 2011
    Looking for an affordable lunch downtown? Located at the Hilton Union Square, this tavern has a $7 lunch special everyday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. They also offer five hours of free validated parking. Read more
  • Erika H.
    Erika HomesJuly 28, 2011
    The menu at Urban Tavern has alot of fresh california cuisine choices and a hip urban comfy interior...surprising for a hotel restaurant. The Estates Group loves to lunch here when downtown SF.
  • Asha S.
    Asha ServiaDecember 4, 2010
    The meatloaf sliders are DELICIOUS! Make sure you try them! Free corkage on Monday nights as of October '10. Major bonus points for the interior's clean minimalist presentation with great accents.
  • debra11
    debra11July 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They REALLY do not like accommodating separate checks here... If you are in a group, just sit at the long table and pretend like you don't know each other! ;)
  • Federico P.
    The tender pork with vegetables and red wine sauce was great ($25) but the lamb chomps were just average ($29). *The coffee was good ($5).
  • Blair S.
    Blair SevcikOctober 8, 2011
    Don't miss the little glasses in the middle of the pastry table if you're here for the breakfast buffet. The baked Greek yogurt is amazing!
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Cabernet "O" served by amazing Rodney!!! Amazing service!!! Wow!!!
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome Cosmo served by amazing Rodney!!! Amazing service!!! Wow!!!
  • Justin H.
    Justin HarrisSeptember 7, 2012
    Thong is amazing. He recommends great beers, great wines, and he'll take the time to get your picture right!!
  • Betsy D.
    Betsy DavisDecember 17, 2012
    The honey blossom cocktail has the best before&after-taste of anything I've ever had. Excellent!!!! Sam & Betsy approved :-)
  • David A. C.
    David A. ChapaFebruary 6, 2014
    If you want a low carb meal, try the sea scallops with extra parsnips purée. Very delicious.
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan MonteiroJuly 3, 2012
    Pretty cool atmosphere. Owned by the Hilton next door so the food is a little pricey. Worth checking out for a beer or two.
  • John D.
    John Di DomenicoJanuary 23, 2012
    This place is excellent. All organic and local grown. Ask for Kimberly, great service and know the menu.
  • Mikii R.
    Mikii RathmannSeptember 10, 2011
    Great menu with lots of comfort food. If you want to meet new people sit at the shared table in the bar.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 RodriguesJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Kind of expensive, but for breakfast they have these tiny little glasses of baked yoghurt: delicious!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HarrisonDecember 2, 2012
    Try the Sparkling Watermelon signature cocktail, DELICOUS
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Cosmo made by Mary at the bar!!! Awesome!!!! Wow!!!
  • Ben M.
    Ben Murphy-RyanMarch 29, 2013
    Food was good - at breakfast though the staff are really rude, especially the ones setting you - sort it out (and make sure they speak English well)
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rodney and the team - working hard and giving outstanding service to a packed house!!! Wow! Amazing!!!
  • Liz H.
    Liz HarrisSeptember 7, 2012
    Ask for Thong bc he is awesome. He knows the wines and how to take pictures.
  • Mabel O.
    Mabel OrnelasSeptember 5, 2011
    Oatmeal is good, the salmon breakfast bagel is false advertising. Just comes with regular Philadelphia cream cheese.
  • David B.
    David BerlindJuly 15, 2010
    Urban Tavern is running a promotion where if you check-in on Foursquare, you buy 1 drink and you get the second for free. But lookout for "light" pours on the second drink.
  • Molly B.
    Molly BrittJuly 28, 2012
    Check in for a FREE beer or glass of wine! Also don't miss the urban fries.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GuptaMay 13, 2013
    Hhonors members get a coupon for ten dollars buffet instead of $29. Well worth the extra money!
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoying a great Codmo made by Greg at the bar! Awesome!!!
  • Cleyton F.
    Cleyton FerreiraOctober 5, 2014
    Good restaurant. Funny Chinese waiter Tom. Lamb entrees worth it
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KleinDecember 28, 2011
    The potted egg is amazing ! My kids would not let me finish they are 3 and 4
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Cosmo by Rooney at the bar!!! Awesome!!!!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GriffinApril 2, 2012
    Fantastic brunch an great service. Well worth the expense.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SantosNovember 2, 2011
    Park at Hilton's parking garage (self park or valet) and show your ticket at restaurant to get 5 hours free parking!
  • Kate_the_Great
    Kate_the_GreatJanuary 17, 2010
    The Deviled Eggs Three Ways and sweet potato fries are both delish! And cash in on your free beer/glass of wine after checking in!
  • Apollo M.
    Apollo MinsfSeptember 30, 2011
    If you have a groupon or living social they won't allow this to be used with the foursquare check-in promo - bummer!
  • Sandi J.
    Sandi JohnsonApril 30, 2011
    Great Chocolate Martini! Food is fair, but dessert Martini's are great!
  • Smooth D.
    Smooth DogeMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome burger and anchor brewing beer
  • Mark
    MarkApril 14, 2011
    If they have the whiskey pork shoulder, get it. You won't be sorry
  • Rozanne M.
    Rozanne MichaelsJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The bar - very cool looking!!!
  • Rudy B.
    Rudy BJuly 27, 2011
    Buy a beer or glass of wine, check in and get 1 drink free #icsf
  • Karen D.
    Karen DeMarcoJanuary 20, 2011
    Yum, yum, yum! Large servings, order a variety and share. Also have a Foursquare promo.
  • Brendan A.
    Brendan AielloJanuary 13, 2011
    Ask for Elton as a server! He's the best server in all of San Francisco!
  • Roland L.
    Roland LuiFebruary 17, 2013
    Make a reservation, you earn points on open table and you get a nicer table.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GJune 20, 2010
    The Bourbon Maple Sour is an amazing cocktail, and the pastrami sandwich is heaven.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SantosNovember 2, 2011
    Try the Midnight Lavender Cocktail - Yummy cocktail!
  • Cyril M.
    Cyril MaurelAugust 4, 2012
    80$ with tips and tax for 2 Breakfast buffet !!! With no omelet, ni cookies...
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™November 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The management here was amazing. Enjoy.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BedardJuly 15, 2010
    fresh, local, organic ingredients. try the ham and egg sandwich with chips.
  • David L.
    David LeeApril 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Invest the calories and enjoy the peanut cup dessert. It doesn't disappoint
  • Jaime A.
    Jaime ArangoSeptember 27, 2013
    Good place to drink a Pliny the elder
  • Vic C.
    Vic CamachoJune 5, 2013
    The halibut and veggies are tasty.
  • Paris B.
    Paris Buttfield-AddisonAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Surprisingly good desserts and cocktails
  • Jules B.
    Jules BelcherOctober 19, 2014
    Good beer, ok food. Quite expensive. Use hhonors wifi - no password.
  • Kurt L.
    Kurt LozierJune 1, 2011
    Great fish & chips, even better with a free glass of beer for checking in on 4sqr.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KusnerNovember 7, 2010
    make sure you check in and get your free drink. staff here is hit or miss
  • Kari
    KariDecember 27, 2011
    A Hilton addon. Decent beer. Buy one, get one free if you are on Foursquare.
  • Roland L.
    Roland LuiFebruary 17, 2013
    The main entrance is off o'farrell and not the hotel lobby entrance.
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JusticeOctober 20, 2011
    Cosmopolitans are great here. Super smooth.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PerryApril 18, 2014
    Pliny the Elder is on tap - sometimes.
  • Gracie L.
    Gracie LittlehalesJuly 15, 2010
    Check in for the special! I enjoyed a great glass of wine free with my dinner for checking in on foursquare
  • Jolene
    JoleneNovember 20, 2009
    Get the tatertots! Movie Star & Aviation cocktails are great. Sit at the bar, their snacks are Cheez-its with bacon & rosemary.
  • Cody B.
    Cody BeesonJune 6, 2011
    Good food... Service ? Where did they go? You are going to wait to get a refill.
  • Michele
    MicheleJuly 22, 2010
    Apps were good, esp onion soup, but main dishes (fish du jour and short ribs) were flavorless.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JunckerDecember 10, 2010
    Awesome special. I'd come back!
  • Mauricio B.
    Mauricio BalvaneraAugust 9, 2011
    Use the foursquare deal to get a free round! Read more
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 24, 2012
    Good cocktails and bar food. Not very expensive either.
  • Barbara
    BarbaraJuly 22, 2010
    Short ribs are flavorless, but the onion soup is great.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FitzgeraldApril 8, 2013
    great wine and cheese selection
  • Erin W.
    Erin WatsonAugust 18, 2010
    When you use the Foursquare deal, the wait staff interprets it differently. Push for the BOGO.
  • Diane G.
    Diane GlanderJuly 10, 2013
    Crowded early. Omelet took 30 minutes. Just go to the buffet
  • Renee D.
    Renee DiRestaSeptember 16, 2013
    The salads are salty and wilted. Worth avoiding.
  • Tami
    TamiMay 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best martinis in a 4 block radius. Know how to handle dry and dirty!
  • Arnold F.
    Arnold FooteJune 29, 2011
    Sweet potato fries and pignot noir ... Awesome
  • Ericka B.
    Ericka BriscoeJanuary 25, 2014
    all hail the Caesar salad!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LeVellOctober 19, 2010
    I've been here before and the food is good, but the service was so slow. We had to track down someone to take our order after 30 mins.
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithMay 19, 2014
    Very friendly staff.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillsAugust 3, 2012
    The steelhead is amazing
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SwarthoutJune 11, 2011
    Get the dessert cake sampler...O.M.G!!!
  • David T.
    David TeefyJuly 29, 2011
    Breakfast was good, not great. Expensive for Buffett service was okay. Felt like cattle pushed and eat and get out mow cow.
  • John B.
    John BoxleyJanuary 5, 2013
    It's BS!!! They are not running special at Urban....crappy place
  • Masha G.
    Masha GellerSeptember 18, 2010
    Typical mediocre hotel restaurant menu. Only saving grace is the martinis. Try the cucumber mint one.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangJanuary 21, 2013
    Try the French Onion Soup
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BareFebruary 23, 2014
    Pliny. Draft. Get it now.
  • Jon M.
    Jon ManningAugust 7, 2014
    Quite a decent hotel breakfast!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SMarch 28, 2012
    Fish and chips :)
  • JD
    JDNovember 19, 2011
    Can get a quick lunch here
  • Matt
    MattJuly 4, 2012
    Big Eye IPA
  • Alenna D.
    Alenna DancerJanuary 3, 2013
    Waiter was rude and low. I totally just walked out of there. Too bad I am trying to have a good time in SF and trying out foursquare so people can locate me.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PontAugust 4, 2012
    Amazing fish and chips!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WittichOctober 14, 2014
    Russian River Brewing - Blind Pig
  • Joby M.
    Joby McDonaldFebruary 10, 2014
    Cucumber Martini is the shit!
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GMarch 6, 2012
    Take advantage of the check in special!
  • Caroline
    CarolineNovember 2, 2013
    Can no longer get drink offer
  • Sam B.
    Sam BowleyApril 12, 2013
    Breakfast buffet was very expensive.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangJanuary 21, 2013
    Try the Meatballs
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PizzamiglioJuly 16, 2012
    Good food and beer. Bad service.
  • G S.
    G SJanuary 1, 2012
    This Place sucks. I came yesterday and they wont let us get a dessert even if people were eatin. Tonite i came back. Redeemed my free beer and they ended up saying NO DISCOUNTS ON HOLYDAY. wtf?!
  • Olgac N.
    Olgac NACAKCIMay 13, 2011
    Yeah I've got my free beer here. Finally 4sqr works!
  • Roger R.
    Roger RamosJuly 29, 2011
    I got my free beer, this is awesome!
  • Dylan H.
    Dylan HolcombJanuary 28, 2011
    Terry is the best server ever!
  • Angus B.
    Angus BNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the adult PB&J
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsApril 6, 2014
    Generous pours and mediocre expensive food.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RamirezJuly 16, 2011
    Free beer ftw!!!!
  • Hickmann S.
    Hickmann SamApril 22, 2010
    Très bon resto, la viande est délicieuse, le pain est bon ;-) et l'ambiance sympa. Le cabernet sauvignon est à goûter
  • Maria Jose D.
    Buen lugar para hacer un break a media tarde, y tomarse unos vinos con los starters or sides dishes.
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