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Urban Grill and Wine Bar

) #7 of 242 Restaurants in Lake Forest $$ - $$$ American, ,
27412 Portola Pkwy, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2829
+1 949-340-2055
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27412 Portola Pkwy, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92610-2829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stumbled across the Urban Grill and Wine Bar while traveling. It is a great place to dine, enjoy some very good wines, and to meet the locals who inhabit the place. The staff is friendly and competent (they know how every...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Ate dinner here while in California to arrange a funeral. We were tired and not terribly hungry and Urban Grill was perfect. We could order a glass of wine and some "small plates" which was perfect. The flatbreads are excellent and the wine list varied.

Thank Gingy Q
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Best burger around, great beer selection- consistently good. Service is great as well. Try the happy hour menu items for a great value.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 20 January 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...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 13 January 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...More

Thank LadyLux86
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

Thank Canuckduck22
Reviewed 18 October 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!!

Thank Jeanne F
Reviewed 18 October 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.

Thank andy192016
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Reviewed 13 September 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.

Thank Mike J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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Urban is a unique, upscale eatery offering gourmet comfort food and boutique wines and cocktails served by friendly, knowledgeable staff.
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