Urban restaurant located in the Westin Hotel of the Domain in Austin, Texas is an upscale American grill. The restaurant puts a modern twist on traditional comfort foods and incorporates locally sourced ingredients. Most restaurants in hotels are a bit commercialized and primarily cater to the guests of the hotel. What I found unique about Urban is they go out of their way to cater to the local residents. Urban very much wants to be known as a local hangout spot – not just a place for out of town guests. Example? Their happy hour specials are for local residents only! This place can be a bit pricy so if you’re a local resident, definitely visit from 4-7pm for excellent food at reduced prices.
Urban has three seating areas – the bar, traditional dining area, and large outdoor patio. You can order from the full menu in all three places. If the weather is nice, I love sitting on the patio. The vibe of the restaurant is swanky, modern, and upbeat. If you want someplace quiet to have an intimate conversation this is a good spot. If you want someplace that’s really lively, then you might want to look elsewhere. I went on a Tuesday night and there were only a handful of diners.
Their Sunday brunch is popular but I haven’t tried it. I’ve enjoyed their live music which takes place Tuesday thru Thursday from 6-9pm. I wouldn’t go out of my way to dine at this place, but if you’re in the Domain area, it’s a reliable option.
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