About urban an american grill
Urban, an American Grill, is located in the Westin at the Domain and serves a comforting menu highlighting local ingredients. Inspired by the flavors and spirits of Texas, our cuisine changes with the seasons but always includes favorites like Chef's signature meatloaf, loaded mac and cheese, and our delicious Urban Kobe Burger. Other inspired dishes include our Espresso Rubbed Pork Chop with butternut squash risotto and crispy brussel sprouts, Pan Seared Scallops with sauteed spinach and creamy grits, and the always popular Bar Steak with bourbon shallot butter and house made salt & pepper fries. In addition to our welcoming dining room, guests can experience our friendly service and outstanding value in our private wine room, our expansive private dining room, or outside on either of our two patios.....Join us for Comfort Food, reinvented.
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music in the lounge Tuesday thru Saturday and in the restaurant for brunch on Sundays
Catering options available.
Valet and on-site self park available.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a private wine library for up to 20 guests, and a private dining room for parties up to 60.
Private Party Contact:
Kyle Smith: 512-832-4197x6627
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mothers day brunch Buffet from 11am-3pm. Featuring traditional breakfast collections, crafted salads, local Gulf seafood, ancho chicken breast, blackened mahi-mahi, delectable desserts and finally $1 mimosas. Reservations are preferred.
urban an american grill Ratings and Reviews
Brunch was awesome!
We went to urban for Mother's Day Brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it! There was something for everyone in our party - my mom (the picky eater), my fiance (who is low-carb'ing it) our 14 year old (carnivore!) and me (I'll eat pretty much anything). The service was fantastic, and there were chefs constantly patrolling the buffet to ensure everything was up to standards and stocked for the crowd. We'll definitely be back!
Disappointing brunch selection.
Could have sworn the menu said ask for gluten free options. There was next to nothing gluten free, and I had 3 grandchildren who are all GF and dairy free. Asked the waiter who asked the chef. French toast was "made from scratch". Unfortunately, no one told us that would be in addition to the brunch cost. Three French toasts cost us $42, and the kids had to wait forever. But our waiter was the best. I'm only sorry I was so busy with hungry grandkids that I failed to get his name.
We (wife and I) went for New Year's Eve ...
We (wife and I) went for New Year's Eve with a friend. There was a fixed menu and some seasonal cocktails. Ambience in the restaurant is nice. Low light and music, comfortable seating. It took a little while for us to get a server, the manager came by to get our drinks though. If you're not from Austin, beer menu would be good: just a few local staples on tap and a few more in bottles. They had a couple seasonal cocktails which my wife had and said were great. The server was a little flustered and had trouble with some of the menu items when he arrived. There were some foods someone asked to explain and he didn't know either. Other than these more "professional" things he was a nice guy and attentive. Main and appetizer courses were just ok. I had the roast chicken which was ok but nothing is write home about; overpriced I think for 30$. The others said the same about their main courses. Dessert was good, my wife enjoyed the cake slice we got. Appetizers were small and kind of expensive. Again nothing I'd write home about.
In summary service was a good effort. Drink list left something to be desired. Food was just okay and expensive. Would go back for happy hour maybe, not a meal.
Recommend with qualifications
This was my second visit to this restaurant. The first visit was several month ago for a team lunch. That experience was overall very pleasant. The most recent visit did not meet expectations.
After arriving at the restaurant the hostess greeted me and informed me that this meal, on Christmas day, was buffet only at a cost of $45 per adult. We had a party of 4 including my 4 year old daughter. After a little deliberation with my wife, we decided to take the table. There was no information regarding this limited menu in OpenTable. This would have helped in our decision-making process.
Service was a little slow for being pretty sparsely populated. There were seemingly plenty of servers moving around the main eating area.
The selection at the buffet was not kid-friendly at all. The vast majority of the foods were geared towards adults with a wider palate. The exception here was the omelet station where you could get a simple egg and cheese omelet.
Several of the foods on chafing dishes or under heat lamps were somewhat dry. I will concede that the dishes themselves were well-prepared including a pork loin, prime rib (dry), roasted turkey, and various sides and salads.
Overall I don't think the value was there for a Christmas dinner. I would have liked OpenTable to note the limited menu in the reservation process. Furthermore, I would have liked the quality of the food to be higher as well as more kid-friendly.
A surprising urban find.
The outside at first look like any other restaurant in the area. However, moment you walk in from the decor on the main floor to the kitchen... it left me whelmed. The quality of service was delightful and refreshingly pleasing reminder that good service still exist. The appetizer, calamari is highly underrated. One of the best calamari I've had in the area. The ribeye entree was absolutely amazing. A reminder that when it comes to steaks, Texas does it right. The taste was immaculate and sui. Every cut and piece was evenly cooked to my liking and flavorful. The drink selection is pretty much the only part of the menu you'll drop a pretty penny on but for special or any ocassion at best... it's worth it. Bottle pricing was worth it. Highly recommending this location. Side note: This place being attached to the Westin hotel. Can always check in to ensure your night is safe.
Sunday brunch: while the entrees for bru ...
Sunday brunch: while the entrees for brunch aren't terribly expensive ($13-$14), the menu is limited and the entrees do not come with any side items such as fruit or morning breads. They have a kids menu but it's not printed and they just read it to you so you don't know prices. We ordered a kids milk that turned out to to cost $4.50. Really???? Unfortunately for Urban, there are too many other places that offer brunch and provide more options and sides for the money.
Belated Birthday Dinner
I met with a couple of friends for a belated birthday dinner. They server was so friendly and checked up on us. We were having such a relaxed evening, that before we knew it we had closed the place down! We had been sitting there chatting for 5 hours. The staff was so sweet and never said a word to let us know that they had already closed. Poor things were waiting for us! I wish that had mentioned something because we really had lost track of the time, but they never complained and patiently waited for us to leave. I really appreciate that they gave us time to catch up. Food was very good and the atmosphere was conducive for a nice quiet time with friends.
Upscale without the up
I like to try new food venues. Being that the urban was in the Domain district I thought there might be something to it. I did not realize that this was the dining room attached to the Westin. We entered through the restaurant doors, separate from the main lobby doors. We were seated promptly, table for four. I had no problems placing a reservation, most times I wanted were all available, on a Friday evening. I had previewed the menu online prior to our arrival, but the online version contained slightly more than what was now offered. We all ordered either NY Strip or Ribeye. Online, it mentioned that this beef was aged. In house, there was no mention of the process. Entrees included the standard mashed potato, which were tasty, but no other version of potato was offered or available. Also included was one side, a good variety of seasonal vegetables. We had the honey roasted Brussel sprouts with toasted pecans. They were a little over roasted, crispy and somewhat dry. Others had asparagus and green beans which were satisfactory. No salad, no bread included or available and no Worchestershire sauce. We skipped dessert and headed to the local custard stand. Overall, the meal was acceptable but I am all about bang for the buck and for 4 meals, each over $30 a plate, I expected more than what was offered and presented.
I usually enjoy dining at Urban, but Valentine's Day was a disaster.
When we arrived, the valet asked us if we were checking in or there for an event. Once I responded "dinner." He told me that the valet was full and that I could park across the street in the obviously FULL Macy's parking lot.
After finally finding parking several blocks away and joining my girlfriend for dinner, we were told that we could only order either the Price Fix menu or from the bar menu,
We left...very disappointed.
Prix fixe menu for Valentines Day.
Dined in the Urban Grill, dinner was a Prix fixe menu for Valentines Day. Food was tastelss. Very dissapointing. When I don't even finish my dessert, the food must be bad.
Service was good, but couldn't make up for the tasteless food. My wife and I didn't select any of the same courses, but we were both equally unhappy.
Good for the Area
I go here a lot for breakfast when I stay at the hotel, the food is pretty good with their breakfast buffet, they will make anything else for you as well. They are very accommodating.I like my bacon extra crispy and the buffet usually isn't so I always request a side of it. The servers are hit or miss some are fantastic and others are so so. I wish that they had chicken and dumplings during breakfast. I haven't been able to try their dinner menu yet. Just the happy hour menu and in room service items. I would give this place a love it if the prices weren't so high for what you are getting, but I guess it is attached to the Westin so it can't be cheap. There is always parking in the parking lot though and they do offer valet.
Had lunch with two friends. We really en ...
Had lunch with two friends. We really enjoyed the food, and it was like being in someone's home. I had the scallops and grits, it was delicious. My friends had fish tacos, and kale salad with salmon.Both said the food was very good. We are going back for Brunch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
My wife and I came to Urban to see if this would be a suitable place to have a baby shower. I expected a little bit nicer ambience and different layout but even still...it was okay. The service was pretty decent, the waitress was attentive, then again, this is located in the Westin hotel and it was barely 5, therefore not really busy. We initially wanted to try Urban because of a picture of an appetizer that intrigued my wife. The appetizer was a Shrimp and Avocado with Mango cocktail w/ cilantro line vinaigrette. Not bad, but this was something that any foodie can do at home. We then had the Pork Belly Carbonara, the Carbonara sauce was mediocre and I found the pork to be a bit dry and flavorless. This was supposed to be one of the better items on the menu. So, for the summary, place was nice atmosphere with mediocre and overpriced food.
Underwhelming at best...
After reading some reviews, I was excited to book a lunch meeting at Urban and give it a try. I was lucky enough to have a meeting with some people I know well as I was embarrassed at the level of service and the quality of food that we received. As this restaurant is located inside the Wesrin, I would have expected a better partner to the hotel. Disappointed at best, will not return anytime soon.
I had Thanksgiving dinner there and it was wonderful. A five course, creative and tasty meal. It was so good I made reservations for Christmas. I was so disappointed! Only 2 "special" holiday meals, quail and beef wellington. So I ordered off the regular menu. I had salmon that really had no taste but it was a very fatty meal. It came on top of battered and deep fried green beans and a very rich risotto made out of quinoa. Too fatty and heavy. My husband ordered chicken and dumplings and it was more like a stewed chicken breast that had no flavor. If that was their regular menu then I won't be back.
Want to go back to check out HH.
First of all, I give this place some credit for being open on Christmas day. I had the beef wellington cooked perfect. I was a little worried when I found out the is place was attached to a hotel but the food was great and service was good. Four of our five plates came out together but the waiter Diego said my daughters pizza had the wrong ingredients and it will be two more minutes for the replacement. After around two minutes he brought out the pizza with the wrong ingredients for the table until the correct one was ready. The pizza had peporonni and garlic bulbs as part of the toppings, it was good. I'm glad they made a mistake. Overall it was a great experience, nice lounge area on the other side. Would like to see if they have any happy hour deals during the week. No kids menu.
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