Urban Grill and Wine Bar

27412 Portola Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92610
Urban Grill and Wine Bar

Lindsey Hastings


  • Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Even before you come, you already know Urban will have a mac and cheese, a burger and pastas on the menu. This is the type of place that sticks to the tried-and-tested. But what you won’t anticipate is that the mac and cheese has the good stench of Gruyere, that it’s topped with crisp, crumbled prosciutto, or that when you take a forkful, the cheese trails off in honest-to-goodness stretchy webs as if you’re eating a pizza. And there’s the white-meat chicken strips that top the buttermilk-fried-chicken salad—a salad that also features cucumbers, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and actual cornbread torn into chunks. The pieces of hen are hand-breaded and fried delicately, resulting in something so moist actual juices burst forth.

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