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URBN BAR & KITCHEN: The Secret Yummy Dinner Food of @URBN_BGC

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Starting at 12mn, URBN BAR gets packed with party people from all over the metro. It's a popular events place for launching products and holding company events because of its spacious interiors and industrial-looking ambiance.

But one of the things I love about URBN is the contemporary comfort food they serve during dinner by Chef Benjo Tuason of Relik fame.

Here's our latest URBN experience...

Related Blog Post: A Relik Lunch

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URBN is located on the third floor of the new Fort Pointe II Building, which used to be Pier One's area.

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We love the spacious tables and the big lounge chairs with a good view of the TV (great for watching sports, especially during the NBA season).

(Note: This is the non-smoking section of URBN.)

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The table is also ideal for playing card games with your kids, like Monopoly Deal. :)

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URBN is best known for the "bar" side of the business. At first, we were hesitant to bring our kids because there was a sign saying minors are not allowed (late at night).

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But we found out it's cool to hang out there during dinner time, when there's no crowd and you can enjoy good conversations.

(Note: This is the smoking section of URBN.)

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The Tatt Awards 2013 was held at URBN Bar last April 19, hosted by Bianca Gonzales.

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The smoking section was transformed into an events venue with a stage.

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During events, they usually serve bar chow-type of food (which aren't that good compared to their dinner menu).

URBN KITCHEN MENU: Starters | Mains, Pasta | Sides, Dessert | After Hours Menu 1 | After Hours Menu 2 | Drinks Menu Front | Drinks Menu Back

 

STARTERS

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Seafood Chowder (P300).

The soup was very good. It had just the right creaminess, generous seafood bits, and a big serving size.

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Homemade Potato Chips (P250) with Aioli and Pesto dip.

For kids, order the potato chips to keep them busy while waiting for the food to be cooked.

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★ Manchego Souffle (P395) with Crispy Jamon Serrano and Truffle Cream sauce. Please allow 20 mins.

Many people have been raving about this signature appetizer of URBN: the Manchego Souffle.

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It was very soft with a good, light truffle cream that matched the crispy and flavorful Jamon Serrano. I loved the distinctive aftertaste of the Manchego cheese. This is a must try in URBN. :)

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Mini Blackbenny Angus Burgers (P520 - 5 pieces). Brioche bun, Mild Cheddar, Bacon, Onion Jam, Aioli and Hand-cut Fries.

The mini-burgers are good when you eat it hot.

(Tip: Skip the bar chow and go for the mains.)

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You can also order a simple pizza, which is not in the menu.


MAINS

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24 Days Dry Aged In House Rib Eye Bone in (450 gms - P2,800). Lava rock-grilled, served with Shiraz Jus.

For foodies who love steak, you've got to try their Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak. It's tasty and really big -- good to share with your barkada or family.

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★ Crispy Duck Leg (P560). Mushroom Risotto, Braised Carrots and Red Wine Jus.

What we loved about it most was the perfect pairing of the crispy duck with the mushroom risotto. We've ordered this twice on different visits, and it's been consistently good and malinamnam.

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Double-Cooked Kurobuta Pork Belly (P395). Chinese Cabbage, Coleslaw, Mashed Potato and Mustard Jus.

This was a bit disappointing because we were expecting soft, flavorful pork.

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★ Australian Rack of Lamb (P960). Herb and Horseradish crust, Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic Yogurt sauce.

This was a very good combination of lamb meat, herbs, pumpkin, and yogurt sauce. I preferred this over the steak.

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Crispy Skin Salmon (P320). Caper Cream sauce, Bacon and Leek Potatoes.

This was a very good salmon dish served with the crispy skin.

 

PASTA

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My Aunt Litzie's Lasagna (P360). A classic recipe.

Lasagna is a comfort food for us, and we enjoyed this simple, classic dish with its own secret flavors.

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Mac and Choreese (P290). Macaroni, Chorizo and Cheese.

A good twist to the mac and cheese, served with big chunks of flavorful chorizo. Really good too!

 

DESSERT

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Classic Souffle (P300). Mango or Chocolate served with Vanilla and Chocolate sauce. Please allow 15 mins.

The desserts were superb, starting with this Classic Souffle. I recommend the Mango and Vanilla combination, which was very good and not too sweet. You'll enjoy finishing it.

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Chocolate Love-ah cake (P250) with rock salt and extra virgin olive oil.

I just love a well-executed Lava cake oozing with yummy chocolate inside. The rock salt and walnuts balanced out the sweetness and richness of the chocolate.

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★ URBN's Cheesecake (P150). Salted Caramel, Strawberry or Mango.

Our favorite among the very good lineup of desserts was the Salted Caramel Cheesecake. It had a consistency like leche flan and a good salty flavor. Must order!

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These days, it's quite surprising to find really good food in bars. I love that they decided to turn it into a dinner resto that's kid-friendly despite the bar ambiance. You can't go wrong ordering the Manchego Cheese Souffle as a starter, Crispy Duck Leg for the main dish, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake for dessert. I've enjoyed Chef Banjo's food since his Relik days.  :)

Try it out now while the dinner scene is not yet that popular.

URBN BAR & KITCHEN
3rd Floor, Fort Pointe II Building, 28th St. BGC (Formerly Pier One), Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +63 917 564-9333
Operating Hours: Dinner - Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 12mn.
Facebook: URBN Bar and Kitchen
Twitter: URBN_BGC

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Full Disclosure: We've been to URBN a number of times, and we paid for our meals during our last visit. I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't receive compensation from food and travel places we feature in the blog. 

P.S. What food do you like to order in URBN? Let me know in the Comments section. :)

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Hey anton, you gotta try Tito Chef in BF homes Pque. It serves very good food.

It has got to be the duck foie gras, the burger sliders, manchego souffle, mac and choreese, and that choco lava cake.

Oh, and for the drinker out there, they make a mean and addicting mojito :D

I meant duck confit :D

Hi Sir Anton,
Does URBN require table reservation or did you just walk in when you went there for dinner?

Thanks.


YES Better to have Table Reservation because they get full with groups.


Anton

Hey there!Maybe you can also visit Davao and have a soulful experience in Tiny Kitchen.

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