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Reviewed 29 September 2023

The food was FABULOUS and healthy! Not only was it deliciously prepared scratch cooking, the service was wonderful and the ambience left me feeling relaxed and restored. Their fresh made juices were tasty and rejuvenating and if I have another chance to visit, I definitely...will as this was just a short business trip. This place was a gem and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good home cooked meal!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

I know they've been around for a while now but I've only become a recent fan. The several meals I've had here the past months were thanks to colleagues who picked Urban Plates as a lunch spot each time we want a change of environs...from the office campus. Yes, they are healthy but no, not boring at all. This self-service restaurant features craveable plated items like Steak, Nashville Fried Chicken tenders, Grilled Salmon with up to 2 sides of your choice such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, etc., all I've tried and tested. Needless to say, delicious farm fresh salads and plant-based options can also be found on their menu. And when not in the mood for any of those, they have sandwiches, bowls, and soups as well that are made from scratch. Those I have yet to try. You honestly can't go wrong with their beautifully grass fed steak which you can opt to get with chimichurri or blue cheese. Of course if you're vegetarian, I heard their meatless loaf is a popular choice. Median range here is $15 for a meal so you can walk out of here guilt-free and without a dent on your wallet.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Superb as always. So nice to dine there again after the relaxing of Covid restrictions. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

If you come here you have to have the mouthwatering beef stew. The meat was so juicy and tender and the tasty vegetables were awesome. Prices are good as well

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021 via mobile

This is my family’s favorite place to gather for dinner! We’ve tried so many different options and everything is just sooo good. Wholesome too, so we don’t feel too bad about enjoying some of their incredible desserts too ;)

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

So impressed with my experience today! My whole family was very happy and we will definitely be back! The salmon was amazing and we even got a complimentary piece of chocolate cake for celebrating a birthday. It was absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

I visited this place for Mother's Day due to the other restaurants being fully booked and loved it. The food was so delicious and tasty, and I loved the vegan options that they have. The staff there were so helpful while we were deciding what...to have and recommended a number of meals to us. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

I can't stop recommending this place to my bffs. There steak and chicken is so juicy and tender. The employees are always so friendly and helpful. Also this time tried the banana pie and it was exquisite!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Superb as always. Food and service both excellent. This restaurant has mastered the perfect blend of healthy food in a casual environment.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Another visit to Urban Plates made my day!!! Healthy, delicious, and fast efficient service :) WIN WIN WIN!!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

This is a great place for healthy options. I love the decor and ambience of the restaurant. All staff are well trained on COVID procedures and I feel very safe coming here for food

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

Excellent in every way. So clean and well organized with the Covid guidelines. Felt very safe with my family! Service was friendly and efficient. Food was incredible!! This place is becoming a go-to fave for my family!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 February 2021

Excellent food and service. We also felt very safe as Covid rules were strictly followed. The manager and staff were pleasant attentive to our needs.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

Tasty, healthy food. The homemade desserts are my favorite part of this brand. The chocolate cake is to die for, and the cookies are so soft and light

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

I loved the way they have kept everything so clean due to COVID. The food was so enjoyable and we loved the chocolate cake and beef braise. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I’ll be recommending this place and coming back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from MeAnn_Irvine | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are cooks standing behind the service counter that will prepare your steak as you like.
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URBAN PLATES, Irvine - 3972 Barranca Pkwy - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Urban Plates is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4