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Urban Tavern

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Neighbourhood:
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333 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2116 (Mason St.)
+1 415-923-4400
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Palm Springs
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134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Given this restaurant is inside the Hilton Union Square, it is the defacto hotel restaurant. For dinner, I was underwhelmed. I thought the menu was quite limited and was not very busy. It almost seemed like a depressing place to be. I found the decor to be cheap and unattractive. My server was good and very knowledgeable. The food itself... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not alot for vegetarians except the cauliflower steak which doesn't even sound good. And every vegetable in the dishes is pickled. We ordered bread and 3 small plates but the bread came out last. The Ahi Salmon Poke was the best. The spiced cucumbers were disappointing. Small wine list for a California restaurant. The people next to us were having... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My bf and I stopped by this place for the first time a month ago and have since been back twice. The space is attractive and airy and the service is tops, waitstaff friendly, efficient and personable. We have arrived each time so thirsty and I can say I think they have the best water service too! Don't let the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Was a bit sceptical of restaurant attached to hotel, but we went at a quiet hour, had very attentive service by staff who knew their menu well, were cheerful and friendly. Good place to eat light or heavy. Lots of wines, moderate selection of craft beers, but appreciated ability to order by the flight to sample several. Standouts: grilled octopus... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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343 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was staying at the Hilton and just had time for a quick dinner during a recent stay. Ate at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bar tender was friendly and efficient. The menu had a good variety and the food I had was excellent. Wish I could have gone back again during this stay. Definitely will in the... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

great place for dinner if you want to stay in the hotel and not go out. service was great. second time the kitchen was a bit backed up and slow, but the server made me feel taken care of and status of my order

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Reasonable choice on the menu. Good service. price slightly high. Convenient as staying in the hotel.

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Thank Anne M
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton and got the AAA breakfast package. The buffet has a fantastic selection of fresh foods. From lox, to noodles, fresh fruits and pastries, and lots more. The staff is outstanding. I want to thank Robyn making our breakfast experience outstanding. She was a pleasure to talk to and even gave my kids boxes to save... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The food is great, but really it's twice the price buffet breakfast should be. $34 /person plus tip. Why do people tip when it's self serve? I don't get it. I've had this same breakfast in Hilton in Florida for half the price.

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Thank Shaun G
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is great, service quick and friendly though dishes are sometimes a little over complicated with an overburden of different flavors. This is a tiny gripe though - the food here is good and worth a visit. Conveniently attached to the Hilton hotel.

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Nicole T, Manager at Urban Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Ben G, Thanks so much for taking time to review Urban Tavern. We appreciate the comments and certainly strive to satisfy! We look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers! Nicole Tibbitts Assistant Director of Food and Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2116
    (Mason St.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 38 Geary
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-923-4400

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