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Urban Roast, Washington, District of Columbia

Urban Roast

4.1
4.1
779 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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Booked 87 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Tue 11:00 am–10:30 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 779 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
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The service was very poor. I made a reservation for my birthday and had to wait 40 minutes after ordering just to receive our pitcher. Tables of similar party number who arrived after us were served first.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I found this spot from lurking on TikTok. My friends and I were in town from Richmond, VA and decided to check it out! Honestly, the ambiance of this place sets good vibes as soon as you enter. The decor is super cute! We ordered a few different boards and everyone shared and we were all full! I would definitely recommend! The server was super attentive and made sure we were satisfied!

  3. SR

    SoonerRico

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent pre-theatre experience. The staff was very attentive and prompt. Murals on the walls really brought life to the cinder blocks. Food was all superb with the stars being the pork belly tacos, Italy charcuterie board and chocolate hazelnut baklava. Will be back

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Decent food but poor service

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my friend enjoyed our friend date. We drove 3 hours from VA. We were definitely pleased with the service, the aesthetics of the venue, and the food. Our server Trish was amazing. We will be back!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had a reservation for 1:30 and didn’t get seated until 2. But other than that, everything was amazing and food was great!

  7. d

    dineoutdame

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    My friends ordered the charcuterie boards. Clearly the way to go. The expresso martinis were excellent. I went simpler and wanted the salmon and cream cheese bagel. That’s the one thing that wasn’t good. The bagel was a big and dry. Tasted like nothing with a tiny smear of cream cheese. I ate the salmon and the salad and left a big bagel that I really wanted to enjoy on the plate.

  8. CG

    CrystalG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time there and it was great. I’m glad I chose this place to have brunch for my birthday!!!

  9. SG

    StephanieG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Visiting from the south No one at the hostess stand to greet us, waiting for about 15 minutes before being seating( I had a reservation) Food was ok Very loud

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Booked urban roast because of the menu options listed online. Got to the restaurant 30 minutes early and was checked in. We were seated and the waiter introduced herself immediately which was amazing. We ordered drinks which were good, appetizers we got were the charcuterie board which was I’d say a 8-10 and the spinach artichoke dip which was about a 7-10. The spinach artichoke dip wasn’t creamy like most dips you may get at a restaurant, was a little of the drier side and packed with chopped spinach and had a side of blue tortilla chips which was interesting. We then waited for our actual entrees and for the most part all of us were pleased. I ordered lasagna as it seemed to be a safe option since I’ve never been there it was decent. There was no cheese really on top but was packed with tomato sauce. Kind of reminded me of the frozen stauffers lasagna. One of the other girls ordered the lobster ravioli, I asked her about it because I’d figure I’d try that next if I came back and she said it was just alright. All in all a good experience, bill wasn’t a lot for a group of 6.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible food - terrible service. Don't waste your time/money

  12. ES

    EmilyS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I visited this restaurant, because of all of the awesome pictures she had seen on social media. We had to come here on our trip and it did not disappoint! The ambiance is awesome and perfect for photo opps! Food was delicious!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    I loved the ambiance and the decor, very impressive. Our waiter was not the best and never checked on us. I ordered bottomless mimosas and never received a second glass even though I reminded him twice 🙃 😐 😒. Overall, me and my friends had a nice time and enjoyed our meal.

  14. EM

    EntisarM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a beautiful night for me. Beautiful place to take gorgeous pictures. The Host sweet, Nathan, our server awesome. 👌🏾

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Beautiful decor. Good food. Music was too loud; could barely hear myself talk.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    the aesthetic was beautiful however the loud music and high prices took away from the experience

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My overall experience was great at Urban Roast. It was my first time there so normally I’ll familiarize myself with the menu, but I failed to do so. This is definitely a cute place for drinks and small plates — just as advertised. Lol. It’s probably not ideal if you’re a super heavy eater or haven’t eaten in awhile, but other than that, I was very pleased.

  18. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Waited 30 minutes and never saw a waiter. Waiter never came to take orders or fill water. We tried to get attention of waiters and we’re ignored. There were only 4 tables with customers so it was not even busy. We ended up leaving after 30 minutes

  19. AS

    AlyssaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5

    Good vibe beautiful place lovely drinks food trash. Need a better menu selection and better chefs if food was better this would be the best place to be this summer . Bomb bartenders

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    A bit loud. Music was loud and too upbeat, felt like a dance club. Service very slow.

  21. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food! Very cool ambiance. Crowded and popular so bar and food was a little back up. But we will 100% be back - great place!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Cute place for a girls day, but not for a first date. The music was super load I couldn’t hear myself and I felt like I was yelling! The Coffee spot is a lot better

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Bad customer service

  24. A

    Aflatdiva

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food and drinks were great. It was mothers day and they seemed a bit overwhelmed by the crowd. This made the service not up to the usual. It's an energetic place and louder inside because of the music.

  25. AC

    AlandraC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    The service was absolutely awful. The waiter went MIA for about 30 minutes, to the point where we had to ask another waitress to find him and she couldn’t, so she took our drink order. One our meals was disgusting (the lasagna), so we asked to switch for another meal. We were told by the manager that we could get another meal but they could only take 20% off the price of lasagna but not take the price of the entire meal off (mind you other than the first bite, the food had not been touched). Overall, if you want cute Instagram pics, this is the place. But the food,service, and drinks are mediocre at best and not worth the money.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Mother’s Day! Roberto was our server and he was excellent. He made wonderful recommendations and was extremely lively! The bottomless mimosas were just that and the skirt steak tacos abd tiramasu were wonderful! Urban Roast will be on my frequent list!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was perfect! Our server was great! Margarita pitcher and rise and sine boards were chefs kiss! Best girls brunch!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    came here for mother’s day brunch, food and drinks were good..this place is so cute!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day, it was awesome!

  30. r

    rajshawns

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mom day out therapy.. She had wonderful time and bragging rights was hitt

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ioana was an incredible and personable server!

  32. AJ

    AkiaJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you all for allowing us to celebrate my special day...

  33. DR

    DioRod

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    This was a bday celebration. And due to weathe

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    It was pretty bad from the moment I sat down. I went for the brunch on Sunday. I was seated at 2:30 server didn’t not approach until 2:55 time and informed the brunch menu is no longer available for food. Through your the experience there was times the server was MIA for upwards of 20/30 without checking in on the table. Outside of that we were policed by a manager for sharing a drink, he stated that restaurant policy stated it was against the rules. Again the food and the service were extremely challenging to ignore. I would not recommend this place to anyone for food or service experience, only for ambience purpose only.

  35. KD

    KateD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Roberto,our server, was perfect. Despite my dislike of the noise level he made it not a distraction. His service will be the reason I return. The food was a culinary delight!

  36. JJ

    JaeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service. Nice aesthetic. Food was delicious.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I didn't realize it was a tapas place. Very loud and bright. Service was excellent, food was good. Would be a great spot for a festive girls night.

  38. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome atmosphere but service was slow and not as attentive as preferred. Would definitely return though

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was so wonderful! One staff came up to me asking how the food/drinks were, I loved that! When I told him the coffee was too sweet and was going to order an espresso to cut the sweetness he offered me 2 shots of espresso on the house ❤️. I really love that they care about their customers! My family has been in the restaurant business for 20yrs and not only is this place beautiful they provide amazing service! Thank you again and I’ll be back and bring my friends! They deserve Michelin Star!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The service was mediocre, where we sat was so cold, we could hardly enjoy our meal. With that being said, the food was great and enough for 2 people to share.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 779 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 87 times today
Google Map for Urban Roast

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Tue 11:00 am–10:30 pm Wed, Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Café

  • 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, Takeout, 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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