Urban Tavern

Urban Cowboy

Mediterranean Gastropub in Union Square

You've witnessed some unique combinations in your day. Bacon and ice cream. Lindsay and Samantha. Puggles.

One fusion you likely haven't seen: Urban Tavern, a new gastropub that's like a glitzy French Riviera restaurant with rustic Jackson Hole nuances. It opens Thursday in the Hilton Union Square.

Brought to you by chef Laurent Manrique (Aqua, Fifth Floor) and featuring a $13 million interior designed by Donna Scala, Urban Tavern isn't your ordinary hotel haunt. (This will sink in right about the time you lay eyes on the life-sized metal horse sculpture, welded together from the parts of a car, a motorcycle and a tractor.)

Grab a seat at one of the saddle-shaped stools by the long, marble-topped bar and ask for a Bellini (sorry, no moonshine here) or a glass of wine (the list includes some 125 vintages, with 25 by the glass).

In true gastropub spirit, you can order the full Mediterranean-inspired menu from the bar, but if you're more than a twosome, head to a booth in the dining room, or claim the enormous (16-seat) communal table. Start with a selection of charcuterie and duck prosciutto, then move to an entree like beef braised in red wine.

Okay, so it's a little more French Riviera than Jackson Hole...


Urban Tavern
333 OFarrell St
(at Mason)
San Francisco, CA, 94102

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