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Urban Roast, Washington, District of Columbia

Urban Roast

4.1
4.1
992 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

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

What 992 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
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JT

    JessicaT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food1service2ambience5
    The atmosphere was amazing!! Besides the charcuterie board, the food was extremely below par. The options are extremely limited for a dinner menu (this isn’t lunch) and the food they did was was not very good. I hope you get a new menu and food items bc this place could be so awesome!
  2. GB

    GoBolts

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The atmosphere is very unique, but that's about the all I can say that's positive about the experience. After being sat, we waited about 20 minutes before finally the host if we were supposed to have a waiter. Waiter finally arrived after being told by host they had a table. Ordered our drinks and food at the same time since we had plenty of time to make a decision. A coffee based whiskey drink and a mojito to drink, which were both quite good. Charcuterie board for an app, the lasagna and shrimp ceviche for entrees. Our entrees came out first, at an alarming speed, maybe 2-4 minutes after the order was placed. Maybe 10 minutes later our drinks came, which we then notified the food runner we still never received our app. By the time we finished our entrees, we finally received the charcuterie board. The quality of the food is indicative of the speed it took to prepare. The lasagna is nothing special, but the portion is large. Wouldn't order it again though. The ceviche was not spicy like described in the menu, the chips were store bought corn chips, not plantain chips, and just plain. The charcuterie board had basic store crackers, minimal meat, and cubed cheese (indicating it wasn't freshly sliced and just poured from a precut package). Our bill was over $100 and not worth the cost at all. If you want to come here, just get an overpriced drink and walk around a bit. Save your money for food elsewhere.
  3. KB

    KionnaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I was really disappointed in Urban Roast. The ambience is beautiful but the food service totally sucked. Our food came out cold two times. First time, It was ice cold and we sent our food back, second time the food came out lukewarm, but still cold. Then they offered a discount on our bill which was called the friends and family discount which they took it off of one item for $3 off with a $250 bill, absolutely ridiculous and unprofessional. We will never be back. And I hope management reads these comments! Your front of the house manager needs to do better!
  4. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Roast is convenient with outside and inside dining . Greet place to huddle over the fireplace and have an intimate brunch
  5. EG

    EmilyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Urban Roast was a pleasant time with old and new friends. I love the Halloween decor, especially when so many places don't decorate seasonally (except maybe cherry blossom season). The tables were a bit close together so just a heads up to those seeking any social distancing or privacy in your conversations.
  6. NG

    NichelleG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The drinks taste like juice, they had to remake them twice. My sisters card was charged three different times when it should have only been once. The food selection was not so great. My cousin had hair in her buffalo chicken dip. The decor was beautiful and the hostess was amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Didn’t know they change the theme for each season lol but I liked the food and I enjoyed the drinks and our waiter was friendly! Got some cute pics by the flowers on the wall!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Drinks were delicious and the ambiance was AMAZING!!
  9. RN

    RicoN

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place my third time here in two weeks! Amazing food, drinks and service m. THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL
  10. SP

    SheldonnaP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from the time we stepped in until we stepped out. The lasagna was delicious! My favorite wine was a whine down Wednesday half price special. Win win!
  11. MS

    MiaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Portions are really small, the menu was limited & I remember don’t think the food was worth the money. The ambiance was really dry, the service was great though!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Food was trash. Service was good. Space is beautiful.
  13. RB

    RaynelleB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    If you are going to create content, great atmosphere. If you are going to enjoy brunch with friends, food food and bottles mimosa, I would suggest another restaurant. Also the service was subpar.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The vibe was amazing! The music, the outside seating with bondfire like dinner was amazing. The drinks were over priced and so was the food for the quantity of what you pick.
  15. BC

    BethC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Can’t even fit all of the ways this went wrong, but here are the highlights: The half of our food that we received was OK, but we got none of the entrees we’d ordered, and were missing one of the apps we’d ordered! This was explained away by the fact that they “ran out of tacos.” OK, but what in God’s name were you doing for the past hour and a half since we’d ordered (ordered at about 715, got told at about 845)? Also, those tacos were only two of the four things we were missing—what happened to our pasta dish and our other app we never got (this was never explained)? By the time this all came to light, we’d been there for nearly two hours and had another place we needed to be, so we told them to take everything else off the bill. Waiter then disappears for a while, claiming he can’t void anything and needs a manager. Bill comes back, and we ask for an itemized one, since our service has been messing up all night and we don’t trust them. Sure enough, they’ve only taken off two of the four things they never brought us The server then tried to wiggle out of changing the bill, stating that he’d have to “void everything but the charge would still be on the card for a couple days,” which apparently he thought would be a problem since he’d have to re-swipe the card for the correct amount. We told him that was fine, so he tried to squeak out AGAIN by asking if we wanted lemon drop shots to “save us the trouble.” No, he wasn’t offering us comped drinks—he was asking us to PAY for shots that we DID NOT ORDER so that he could substitute those charges for what we needed removed from the bill, all so that it would save HIM the trouble of having to change the bill AGAIN, which was only happening because he messed it up the first two times. At this point, I was really beginning to suspect he was high. And yes, two of us did have to go buy more food somewhere else, after spending two hours there and not getting dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Ambience and decor is amazing and worth the trip by itself. The drinks were very good. Food was average. Issue was the service. Took over 45 minutes to get our drinks. Table wasn’t cleaned and barely saw server.
  17. AH

    AlyxH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Urban Roast is absolutely amazing. The ambiance is incredible. I was looking through Google for a restaurant for my friends and I before a concert, and happened across this place. The pictures on the website were really cute and we’re huge fans of charcuterie so it was an easy yes. The experience of better than you could even imagine. We walked in and were blown away. The entire place was done up for Halloween (my friends thought there was no way this was a coincidence since I’m obsessed with Halloween but it absolutely was) and it was done so well! Not cheesy at all. The charcuterie board was phenomenal, as were the seasonal drinks. We also ordered the carrots small plate and they were a bit bland, but overall the food was good. This place is definitely making it into the rotation of date night spots.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I rated this because my reservation was at 130pm and by 230pm for brunch. By the time we ordered we our food the restaurant didn’t have any Turkey products or jam for biscuits. The waiter was trying to make me purchase a full meal of something else because they didn’t have another option. I was truly shocked and disappointed with the service on top of everything else.
  19. EH

    EirianwenH

    E. Tennessee

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great ambiance, we arrived just when the Halloween decor was out for the season. Food boards were good, although felt somewhat overpriced especially for the brunch drink options.
  20. DN

    DNeenR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Saturday lunch with a gfriend. Our waiter was great and attentive. I ordered the Turkey Bacon and Avocado sandwich which was good, but lacking the avocado. It came on a croissant and the option of a side salad or plantain chips. My gfriend ordered the Skirt Steak Tacos. The ambiance was nice with the floral visuals and holiday decor.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Roast is so cute, their decorations and attention to detail is amazing! We had a wonderful time dining late night for drinks/appetizers. The food was great and the drinks were even better! Already making arrangements to return!
  22. HC

    HeidiC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! The venue was decorated to the hilt for Halloween. The service was exceptional and the food and drinks were delicious!! We will definitely visit again!
  23. TC

    ToniaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Wait time for food was long service was good need another selection of food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday that weekend and I was told by a friend that Urban Roast had an amazing brunch menu. This place definitely didn’t disappoint. I will definitely be coming back again next time I’m in DC.
  25. V

    Vrod

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I love that this is a seasonal themed restaurant perfect for brunch with the girls. The food and drinks aren’t all that but the services is great.
  26. L

    Leelee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Very cute date, girls and solo date night. Definitely coming back
  27. LM

    LibraM

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks. Food isn’t that good but the Ambience was nice and cozy. Very decorative establishment I loved that. Wasn’t thrilled about the food We ordered Spinach Dip//The Turkey Avocado(This was the best thing out of everything)/ Gyro Wraps/Italian Sandwich(Basically salad on a hoagie) The White Peach Margarita was very good Also their Mojitos are good
  28. MG

    MiaG

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really cool atmosphere but definitely noisy. Place was decorated for Halloween with really cool decor! Lots of fun. Food was good but portions a bit small
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    It was nice and well decorated. The noise level was very loud.
  30. F

    Foodie2424

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Would not recommend. $4 for powdered scrambled eggs. Toast board was under-toasted sandwich bread with some sad toppings. I’ve had lots of passable brunch but this was genuinely bad.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The food is VERY BAD! The place looks a way in the photos, but there is complete different. Dont spend your time going to this place😞😞😞
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night spent with with my daughter at Urban Roast. This was our first time here and had a great time.
  33. JL

    JLan

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    First time dining in this establishment. We sat outside for Brunch, but received less than accommodating service from our waiter Brandon. We did not receive eating utensils when our food was served. We had to ask the hostess to get us utensils which took so long that our food got cold. Our waiter finally checked in about 10 mins after we asked the hostess for a new order of eggs and condiments (salt, pepper etc.). A server dropped off one new order of eggs which, due to the extended wait, we no longer had an appetite for. We told that waiter we were ready for the check. When Brandon came back to our table he gave us the salt and pepper and had no clue we were done with our meal and were ready for the check. We did notice other tables/meals being served, as well as observed the ambiance inside. We plan on giving this place another chance for dinner. We are hopeful that this was just an off day for the staff.
  34. C

    Camesha

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Roast never disappoints. I’ve been here a few times and each time provides the same sense of wonder and amazement. You can never get bored with the menu options, decor or service. It’s becoming one of my favorite spots.
  35. J

    Jocey

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Happy Hour drinks, food was not hot but will definitely go back for the drinks and ambiance
  36. K

    Kathryn

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The white chocolate raspberry espresso martini was soo good and there are other flavors to choose from! The menu is large and the food I tried was really good!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make sure to bring everyone who visits us to Urban Roast. The food is amazing my favorite is the ahi tacos.
  38. TB

    TiffanyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    I never leave bad reviews but I don’t want anyone else to experience what we did. We went for brunch. It was awful. We got the rise & shine board - the “Belgian waffle” was literally a cut up eggo. It was even more confusing because as we were leaving we saw some people actually had Belgian waffles on their plates. We started with the ceviche - terrible. Being marketed as a cocktail bar we thought we could at least rely on the drink, but no. The drinks - also terrible we got different margaritas and I’m not sure either actually had tequila in them. Don’t fall for the marketing like we did. Our server was very nice though. That was the only plus.
  39. DL

    DyLanVictoriaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I was really excited to go to Urban Roast, because of a TikTok. Ambiance and Drinks lived up to the hype. Unfortunately, the food did not.
  40. SL

    SeafoodLover

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    No option for indoor seating. My friend is allergic to bees in which having to sit outside did not put us at ease as there were many and myself along with customers killing the bugs.

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 992 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 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

  • 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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