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Urban Tavern

333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2116
415-923-4400
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Ranked #1,198 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mason St.
Transit: Muni: 38 Geary
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Menu quite limited for evening meal, service slow food average. Stayed at hotel and had Breakfast included which was excellent, service, choice and quality all good.

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Hoover, Alabama, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Menu selection could use some expansion and overall food quality was good but certainly not great. Housed in the ground floor of the Hilton, it is convenient for those that want to stay on property and is about what one would expect for such a restaurant.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As many hotel restaurants, this one is overpriced - though they charge $5 for a cup of coffee which is completely ridiculous. I had the fruit/yogurt parfait for breakfast, which was good. Some people seemed to have breakfast coupons so I suppose if you can get one of those it would be worth it to go there. Otherwise, lots of... More

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Alameda, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

With tickets for an 8:00pm show at the Curran, we looked forward to a pre-show dinner at Urban Tavern and seeing our favorite server, Elton. Checked in with the host for our 6pm reservations in Elton's section, we were greeted by Elton when the host brought us to our table. Mentioned to Elton that we had 8:00pm show time and... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is located in the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. We only had the breakfast buffet, but we ate there five days in a row. The buffet if pricey but well worth it. All the pastries look baked on premises and there are a lot of them. My wife loved the baked Greek yogurt. There is an Asian section.... More

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Knoxville, TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Service left a lot to be desired here and food was average at best. I had the $27 1/2 grilled chocked that was dried out. My wife had the $29 macaroni and cheese which was a large quantity of heavy pasta. The waiter could care less about his customers. I guess I shouldn't expect much more from the only restaurant... More

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Kent, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After a long day at a conference my wife was too tired to walk or go anywhere for dinner, so we just decided to try the Hilton's hotel restaurant downstairs called the Urban Tavern. We didn't have reservations, but we were seated right away. The decor struck me as kind of odd, with seat coverings that had lots of holes... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

My sandwich, a grilled cheese with avocado, arugula and fried egg, tasted ok but was way too greasy. You expect a little oil or butter with a sandwich like that but there do not seem to have been an effort to minimize the grease. The craft beer selection was ok but the service was very slow even though they were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I had the terres major steak with fries. It was acceptable but for $27 I expected more. The string french fries were v. good.

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Stockton, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've had the breakfast buffet which was good. I've eaten dinner here which was also good. Came in for lunch and no wings on the lunch menu but they are on the dinner menu. The waiter was gracious enough to let me order them. When they came, I got 4 whole wings. Ok. Not a bad thing. Especially since it... More

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