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“A night cap after the theatre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Tavern

Urban Tavern
333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2116 (Union Square)
415-923-4400
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Ranked #1,145 of 4,523 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Union Square
Cross street: Mason St.
Transit: Muni: 38 Geary
Modesto, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A night cap after the theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed at the Hilton Union Square where this restaurant is located. We returned from the theatre and stopped in for a drink before heading to bed. The restaurant was alive with energy and every table in the bar area was filled with late 20s, mid 30s people. The service was prompt, if not a little stiff. The drinks were made well.

Visited November 2012
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Santa Barbara, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Bar - Great Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Urban Tavern is in the Hilton Hotel. It was very convenient and I was surprised that it was such a great place. Great drinks, food and ambiance. Love that they had Pliny on tap - one of my favorite beers!

Visited October 2012
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Auckland
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Expensive and food underwhelming”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I really wanted to like this restaurant. The staff were friendly if seeming a little rushed. First time I went I order off the menu and had an omelet with chorizo, peppers and feta. The omelet was huge and very dry. The second time I made selections from the buffet. The buffet was extensive but unimaginative. Cost around $35 each time. Sorry guys. I won't be coming back.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It was ok - but better options elsewhere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Extremely noisy and very expensive in comparison to similar venues. It just didn't have the vibe we liked... so we left. Great place to meet up, have a quick drink and split, or alternatively a night cap, but to spend an evening here, NOPE !

Visited August 2012
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London
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Noisy and Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is the main bar at the Hilton Hotel. If you are staying there and do nto want to go out then it is fine. The Hilton is a large hotel so this bar tends to get rather busy and noisy. If that is what you are looking for then it is fine. Staff are pleasant and helpful and drink selection is also fine.

Visited September 2012
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