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Urban Grill and Wine Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Wine Bar
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27412 Portola Pkwy, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2829
+1 949-340-2055
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We have been coming to Urban since it opened. It is far and away the best fine dining restaurant in the local area. The dining room is a bit dark, crowded and loud, but the service is consistently friendly and efficient. We have found the shrimp scampi, urban wedge, and chicken artichoke pasta to be consistently very good. The poke,... More 

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Thank William C
Chicago, Illinois
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Interesting libations and great flavor profile takes on upscale bar fare. As a solo diner, I was offered a seat at the bar, but they had no problem getting a cozy table for a weekday dinner. Dining is a bit limited and tight, but still pleasant atmosphere. Waitress was excellent - attentive, cheerful, and helpful in the right amounts. Room... More 

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Thank LadyLux86
Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Sunday brunch- the brunch menu is limited but the regular menu is available as well. A nice selection of brunch cocktails. I had the Eggs Benedict with spinach which was very good. Service was mediocre except for Mario, the bus boy, who never stopped hustling the whole time I was there. Made sure coffee & water was full and was... More 

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Thank Canuckduck22
Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Whether is was for wine and appetizers during Happy Hours and full dining, we have always had a great experience both from a service level and the food has always been top of the line. Love it!!

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Thank Jeanne F
Trabuco Canyon, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great food and wine and beer selection. I get the pork chops. signature dish done well. Food quality a surprise for a strip mall type location.

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Thank andy192016
Lake Forest, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hidden in an undescript orange county strip mall Urban Grill is a very surprising in its sophistication of food and atmosphere. The food with its Italian/Mediterranean touch is smart and tasty, and the atmosphere with its minimalistic decor and up and coming crowd is very refreshing in the family oriented orange county.

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Thank DPELEG
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Food drink and service are all great. I have been here for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night. Food is very good and the service is great.

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Thank Mike J
Lake Forest, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I'd been here before for dinner and I remember liking the place but maybe I had too much wine so didn't think of writing a review. Went here again for lunch with a friend yesterday and we were both looking for healthy options. Our waitress, whose name I wish I'd taken down because she was amazing, took the time to... More 

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Thank Marmamia
Orange County, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This has become one of our "go-to" places in Orange County. We have never had anything less than a spectacular meal here. The menu is creative and diverse enough to satisfy all palates. The service is also excellent and very attentive. You wouldn't expect such a nice, upscale place in it's strip mall location, but it really does not disappoint... More 

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Thank 2kornsontherun
Laguna Hills, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Looking for something a cut above average chain restaurant food common in the area and found it here. From the outside, would have walked right by. However, food was very good and imaginatively prepared with a wide range of menu selections. Nice atmosphere although the "ambiance" didn't match the prices. Rather expensive considering the casual nature of the place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27412 Portola Pkwy, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2829
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-340-2055
Description
Urban is a unique, upscale eatery offering gourmet comfort food and boutique wines and cocktails served by friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?