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Urban Grill

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3651 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4007
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered fried calamari was average. The mint coconut martini was like a mojito but very delicious. All was fresh. The rest of my family and friends had a good experience with their food. We might return.

Thank maite b
West Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've met friends here after work a few times. Perfect in every way. Service is always great, friendly but not overattentive. Variety of entrees and priced right. GREAT PATIO too!

Thank Coleen K
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service at Urban Grill has been less than satisfactory. There were multiple things that happened that made the trip not enjoyable. When we arrived we were quoted a 20 minute wait time. In the end it was more than 45 minutes before we were seated outside. When we got outside, it was cold and even though there were tables... More 

Thank Christopher C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel extensively and look for locally owned eating establishments. What a pleasant surprise to find Urban Grill! We were in Des Moines for six days and ate there twice. Ask for Lisa. She was one of the highlights of the restaurant.

Thank Donna R
Hudson, Wisconsin
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we pass through Des Moines we stop at the Urban Grill because of the service , great food and wide bar. It is a must.

Thank cetobler
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The wife and I stop for lunch not knowing what we were going to get. We were pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere and the servers were great. We usually eat a lighter lunch so we decided to split a burger and the cook was nice enough to split and plate it as its own meal. Most places will just bring... More 

Thank Jay R
West Des Moines, Iowa
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301 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My relatives who were passing through on their way home to Wyoming were interested in going out for dinner, and The Urban Grill was close to the hotel they were at, so we went. Although this particular day (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) it seemed rather busy with the senior crowd, we were very pleased with the service and food!... More 

Thank David W
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We frequent "The Urban" a lot-both for lunch and dinner, and never had a disappointing experience. Wait staff are always efficient and friendly. Food quality matches some of the best in town. Prime rib is the "bomb" and the chicken carbonara is superb. Bar are is nice and the patio also nice, but gets the western sun baking you in... More 

Thank 114bruceb
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284 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

WE sat in the bar area on high tables. A most pleasant ambience. Wait staff was friendly and courteous. We both ordered the trout with asparagus and were very satisfied with the quality and preparation.

Thank GiseppeGord
des moines
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I meet here about once a month after work. We enjoy sitting at one of the high-top tables in the bar area. Tonight watched some of the Olympic games. Great drinks and appetizers. We usually get the fish tacos which are blackened and spiced nicely. Everyone is very friendly and wait staff is super.

Thank suzievaldez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3651 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: 515-278-1016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?