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3651 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4007
515-278-1016
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Skip the chain and visit this gem!

Been coming here for years and really have been satisfied with each visit. The dimly lit setting is very cozy and the decor is nice. Generally we like to sit in the bar - on a recent visit the NCAA basketball tourney was on. The food and drinks are delicious and the staff is friendly. Be careful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
M J
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Been coming here for years and really have been satisfied with each visit. The dimly lit setting is very cozy and the decor is nice. Generally we like to sit in the bar - on a recent visit the NCAA basketball tourney was on. The food and drinks are delicious and the staff is friendly. Be careful as it can... More 

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Des Moines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

When I came back from Iraq they made Shrimp Scampi for me. This time they said they didn't have the ingrediants. So we never returned.

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DES MOINES
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We decided to try the Urban Grill and wow we were surprised!! The décor was great and the service was excellent. Our lunch was very tasty and fresh. My Ruben was done traditional with killer sweet potato fries. My wife had fish and it was done perfectly she is not a big eater but did a number on this. Then... More 

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is our first trip here. When we saw the interior, I expected higher prices. We came over lunch on Saturday. The food came quickly with no errors. Our server was quite pleasant. I had bbq shredded chicken with sweet potato fries. There was a nice menu I would definitely return and recommend to others.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Love meeting friends for Martini's here. Campfire martini last time...a seasonal martini..had a bit of fireball kick and it was great! Chicken nachos are a great appetizer to go with drinks! A step above what you'd think of as a neighborhood restaurant. Love the fireplaces this time of year!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent to all points of view. From service to the courteus managers. The food is excellent. The Crab Rangoon, the mussels, the ribeye out of this world. Fine french wine. Desserts fantastic. A must go. We were driving from WI to Branson, MO and as coincidence we found this great place. Don't miss it.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

usually a GREAT place. Good food, traditional American and Italian. However, the last time was a busy night and could tell the wait staff, bar and cooks were not staffed... should have left, but stayed and the Italian Sausage dish is usually Graziano but tonight it was plain burger with spices like hot pepper seeds, etc. Not so good. I... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was a fun Friday dinner, though very crowded. People were waiting about an hour for their table. We had a reservation, but still had a wait of about 15 minutes. But the staff were very friendly, the food was yummy, the bar service quick. I ordered the Hawaiian ribeye, which was very tender and nicely marinated and grilled. The... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. Awesome menu with American fare. I had the Fire Shrimp (shrimp with chipotle jalapeño butter sauce), which did not disappoint. Full bar and TVs in the lounge to watch the game.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am a fan of the Urban Grill for lunch, having been there several times. The vegetable melt sandwich is very good as is the tortilla soup and the salads are generally above average. They also have some great martinis and appetizer options. For these reasons, and because it is not far from home, I suggested The Urban Grill to... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 3651 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: 515-278-1016

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