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Urban Roast, Washington, District of Columbia

Urban Roast

4.1
4.1
841 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Urban Roast is a family-owned cafe and cocktail bar that offers gourmet coffees, specialty alcoholic beverages, and a wide variety of contemporary shared plates. Whether you’re grabbing a drink after work with colleagues, having a cozy Sunday brunch by our outdoor fire pits, or sharing some delicious appetizers with friends before an event at the Capital One Arena (located right across the street!) – Urban Roast has you covered. Come enjoy a comfortable, community-friendly atmosphere with appetizing food, endless drink options, and an ambiance always matched with the decor of the season.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 15:00–22:30 Tue 11:00–22:30 Wed, Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri 11:00–00:00 Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 10:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (202) 519-4629

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering, message us at https://urbanroastdc.com/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    To inquire about private events, email us at info@urbanroastdc.com

  • Area

    Penn Quarter

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available all day.

  • Public Transit

    Metro Center, Gallery Place less than 1 mile, Bus Stop less than 1 mile, Airport less than 10 miles, Commuter Rail Station 1 to 5 miles

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday alone and I really enjoyed my night. My waiter offered to take my pics for me and he even wrote happy Nair th day in my cake with
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Understandably enough restaurants have been hit hard and are doing the best they can. The bar was very backed up and my drinks took extra long because of it. I came for the decor and it did not disappoint. The cheese board was fantastic quality as was the limoncello cake. The price was high for what was received but I imagine it’s a blend of the area and the rise of wholesale prices. Happy to have said I was there seeing as they sat me and did not check me in for my reservation causing a “no show” to appear on my name. There seemed to be at least 4 women handling the door and not really checking in with each other about each thing they were doing.
  3. B

    Blizbeth

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Urban Roast and I am in love! Our waiter was amazing! Overall experience was amazing! I can’t wait to go back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Food was subpar service was the same. The price was crazy expensive for three little tacos. Taco Bell has better offerings
  5. GS

    GregoryS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was average… overall okay experience but I would only come for drinks
  6. RW

    RachelleW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was terrible. The waiter I had ruined our first experience here. I don’t think we will return.
  7. EB

    EbonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambiance, exceptional service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our bachelorette and the experience and food were both great! We had a phenomenal experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food with great service and atmosphere.
  10. MC

    MalindaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The drinks were great and so was our waitress. The food was the issue and it couldn’t be rectified. Their policy is if the food isn’t to your liking, they will remake it but they will not take it back or off your check. You cannot substitute it . You are forced to stick with that dish. I ordered the taco trio (steak, shrimp, chicken) and my friend ordered the shrimp lettuce. She took one bite and asked for something different because the baby shrimp were overcooked. They just offered to recook it. The tacos I got were not good at all. The chicken had to be boiled. The steak had no seasoning. It was literally meat on a soft tortilla and the seasoning was non existent. I asked for seasoning and they brought me a marinade of some sort. I will not return here for food. Maybe when they switch chefs .
  11. ME

    MarE

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was great! The service and food was outstanding! The vibe was nice! Recommend for a night out with friends or first date.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was cute date night for girls
  13. TJ

    TaraJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good Greek salad and happy hour specials. The decor is "Instagrammable." Will be back again.
  14. RS

    RickyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Roberto was FANTASTIC! Celebrated my birthday felt it was the perfect place!
  15. J

    Jules

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The food was so underwhelming. The ambiance was aesthetically pleasing.
  16. CM

    CourtneyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The overall experience at Urban Roast is very good. The drinks were really good, I would go back just for drinks. The lasagna was very good but it was more sauce than meat and lasagna! Which was annoying. The ambiance is great and beautiful! Many places to take pictures!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall the ambiance and food was great! We ordered a few things and all were great except the shrimp wrapped lettuce. I imagined the shrimp coming already wrapped in the lettuce and not in a bowl. For something that one has to wrap in lettuce, it probably shouldn’t be as soupy as it was. I just thought it would be more on the drier side. Our server Roberto was amazing but I think he was taking care of too many tables at once which I understand comes with the business but it made it a bit harder for him to come check on us and our needs a little longer than usual. I was very disappointed though that you don’t offer a free dessert for a birthday for the person being celebrated. That was absurd because most restaurants do. What’s the point of asking on the reservation the occasion if you couldn’t honor a request for a birthday. Something as simple as a dessert wouldn’t hurt the business. Overall great place.
  18. f

    feliciae

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    I ordered a non alcoholic drink and I was almost done with my food before I got it. The check took forever to come and the steak tacos were really tough to eat
  19. ER

    EvelynR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The food wasn’t the best to my palette . The staff was great, ambiance was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    1-year Anniversary
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great! Shareable plates, great drinks, they offer flights and trios of things so you can try multiple things. Their charcuterie board option is great when you’re there to socialize.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Customer service is severely lacking - would never go back based on that alone
  23. BM

    BreonnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time, the server was friendly and funny. He came to check on us frequently. The ambience and energy was great.
  24. CC

    CiCi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice. We came from out of town and got there earlier than we thought. They were so sweet they accommodated us with no issue.
  25. G

    Gracey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5
    The ambiance of the place was amazing and the cocktails were 100% great however, the food was on the lesser side. The food wasn't amazing or even good to say the least. The Charcuterie boards are amazing but the actual menu items tasted like great value products. First, I got the spicy crab dip and it tasted like buffalo chicken dip. Nothing about it screamed I got the crab. I was definitely impressed by the drinks and ambiance but extremely disappointed at the quality of food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was my first time. I will come back! This was a great place for my fam to meet for brunch while they were visiting. Everything we got was shareable. We had the rise and shine, fruit medley, fresh baked, and pie board. We also had 2 pitchers, 1 basil berry mojito and 1 mango pineapple mojito. We all said how there were other things we wanted to try but we were so full. Between the 5 of us we may have even ordered one board too many but were glad we did. I look forward to trying more of the menu. The ambiance is so cute. Very instagramable! Service was good, not personable but good. That is the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 overall.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Definitely going back!
  28. N

    Nedhal

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very cute and great food. Came here for my birthday with friends and I would definitely sit outside next time. The music was techno and turned up so loud that we couldn’t talk because we couldn’t hear each other. The food was really great. At the end there was some confusion as my friends requested a bday dessert for me and was told it was complimentary and it wasn’t. And then at the end when we were splitting the check it wasn’t split evenly at all and they charged me for my own complimentary bday dessert after my friend said to put it on hers. We had the flight mojitos and I will say for $30 they were extremely small but good. Overall we enjoyed the food but with the music so loud that we couldn’t talk and the check not adding up it was hard to enjoy my birthday dinner.
  29. J

    Juanita

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Will never return bad experience, the ambiance was the best thing about it
  30. RL

    RedLady55

    Boise

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit to Urban Roast. The atmosphere was trendy, kitschy, and lively. They have different themed areas and rooms, some more romantic and some for parties. We were in the large party area. The cocktails were beautiful and delicious but I did not see the area where exciting bartender tricks occurred (as on Instagram). We had appetizers which were good and fairly priced, but nothing to rave over (buffalo chicken dip and a cheese board). I would like to go back and try their tacos and crab dip, which I saw and looked good. The service was great, polite and personal, and I would definitely go back again. The music is very loud so next time I will as for a table closer to the front. The staff were brilliant and did turn the volume down when I asked.
  31. J

    Jimmys

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I ordered prosciutto with burrata cheese — a dish I had a week earlier and it was wonderful and beautiful. This time however, there was no prosciutto on the dish – just some random salami slices. The burrata was also very different – just some chunks scattered around. Also there was a lot of salad greens on the plate. There were no explanations for it being so different and no words about there being no slices of prosciutto. After the wonderful dish a week before, i strongly recommended Urban Roast to a goon number of people who live in the Downtown DC area. I hope the don’t have a bad experience.
  32. R

    Robbie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Been here several times before won’t be back. We received drinks after our food sever offers food that wasn’t available barely returned to the table it just wasn’t worth any payment.
  33. ZV

    ZacV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a date night was awesome the venue is beautiful lighting is perfect great vibes drinks were on the sweet side but good
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food was spectacular. Highly recommended. Very cute location for photo opps and curated drinks.
  35. S

    Shoegal

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    perfect for pics although the lighting at night is a bit dull,
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Booked this place for our nite out in DC while on vacation / son’s graduation. Food on the menu is random…. no theme. Tacos, lasagna, crab legs… huh? Food was ok nothing special. Our server was great. Polite and easy going . We ordered the samoas s’mores .. it was 2 marshmallows, 4 crackers, and 2 pieces of chocolate drizzled with coconut shavings and caramel for $9. Over priced …wouldn’t go back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a drink and tapa like foods! Fantastic service, kind, fast, and attentive.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    When seated, no one asked if we needed water for about 15 minutes. We actually saw someone seated after us get served water first. The watermelon kiwi cocktail was very refreshing. Chardonnay did NOT come in a chilled glass which seemed barbaric to me. The greek avocado salad with smoke salmon could’ve been better if there were more dressing, it was dry at the bottom even when mixing. My husband had a crab cake sandwich with chips. The taste of the crab meat was pretty good, but the proportion was off and it fell completely apart as he ate it. The chips were very fresh and tasty. Overall, don’t come here if you are hungry. For me, this is a cute place to take pictures and get drinks. HH seems to be popular!
  39. C

    Christina

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Roast was a lifesaver! We had a reservation at the Watergate Rooftop for my friends proposal but due to the rain it was cancelled. I made a reservation with Urban Roast and let me tell you they did an AMAZING job they went above and beyond for us. It turned out wayyyyyyyyy better than it would have at the Watergate. I guess they say everything happens for a reason right?!? Definitely 10 Stars!!! Good, drinks, service atmosphere was Beyond expectations. If you’re thinking about proposing hands-down I choose urban roast!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Birthday party was good and enjoyed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Urban Roast using the Order Online button. Urban Roast also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 519-4629.

Urban Roast is rated 4.1 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Urban Roast

916 G St NW Ste C-1 Washington, District of Columbia 20001-4571

Additional information

  • Area

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 15:00–22:30 Tue 11:00–22:30 Wed, Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri 11:00–00:00 Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 10:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Cafe Dining

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is available all day.

  • Public Transit

    Metro Center, Gallery Place less than 1 mile, Bus Stop less than 1 mile, Airport less than 10 miles, Commuter Rail Station 1 to 5 miles

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 519-4629

  • Catering

    For catering, message us at https://urbanroastdc.com/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    To inquire about private events, email us at info@urbanroastdc.com

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