Urban Tavern - Page 2

Upping the gastropub ante with refined takes on vegetarian stew and fresh pretzels

Desserts seem a little pricey at $9 a pop. We very much liked the peanut butter cup, a big disk of peanut butter mousse lacquered with dark chocolate in perhaps the ultimate marriage of New World delectables. The cup was presented with a wafer of peanut brittle and pat of peanut butter ice cream, which we found creamy and peanut buttery but slack somehow, as if a contrasting ingredient had gone missing. The banana trifle, served in a milk jar, was like a slice of banana-cream pie transformed into a parfait with good banana flavor but a bit too much sweetness. Even sweeter than German wine, and that's pretty sweet.


Breakfast: 8:30–11 a.m.;

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30–10 p.m.

333 O'Farrell, SF

(415) 923-4400


Full bar


Well-controlled noise

Wheelchair accessible



Just to note that there's a worker-called boycott of the Hilton Union Square, so eating there (like sleeping and meeting there) amounts to crossing a picket line -- which is what the author of the article did by choosing to review the restaurant (unless he ate there last summer).

Perhaps the editors of the food and politics sections should exchange information before deciding what to review?

The list of hotels under boycott are available at the Unite Here Local 2 website.


Posted by Guest on Mar. 18, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

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