Urban Table Blends Low Prices, Local Offerings

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Urban Table Bar & Grill

1 W. Center St.

Fayetteville

479-935-4646


4 out of 5 forks


Cuisine: Upscale traditional

Noise level: Low

Ambiance: Hip traditional

Price Range: $6 – $8

Time: 45 min.

Open Since: Aug. 2007

 

New, hip condominiums and spaces have slowly invaded Fayetteville’s downtown. Modern buildings now stand alongside historic places.

Urban Table, located in the 99-year-old post office at the center of the Fayetteville downtown square, has successfully combined old and new to create a modern eatery with a historic shell. The restaurant offers a spring lunch and dinner menu and recently began offering a Saturday brunch to coincide with the weekly farmers’ market.

Two reviewers recently made their way to the Table to see if it really lived up to its motto of affordable fine dining.

The reviewers started with a traditional, go-to appetizer of mozzarella sticks ($6).

The order included more than enough for two diners. The batter was crunchy without being too hard and the cheese was fresh and not a mass of rubber.

For the main course one diner choose the hickory burger, a hamburger with bacon, barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese and onion rings as the side dish ($8).

The burger was well cooked but could have used more barbecue sauce, the reviewer said. The onion rings were large, crispy and delicious.

The second diner opted for the Mediterranean chicken sandwich ($8). The sandwich had a thin slice of Italian grilled chicken, thick slices of onion, tomato, cucumber and feta cheese, all on tasty spinach feta bread.

It came with a hearty helping of steak fries.

The chicken was fresh and tasty, the vegetables were juicy and the fries were warm and well seasoned.

“The bread was wonderful and the vegetables were fresh and full of flavor,” the reviewer noted. “This is definitely a nice variation on a chicken sandwich.”

There were notations on the menu that indicated that many of the restaurant’s staples were supplied by other local operations.

The coffee came from Arsaga’s, the desserts from Rick’s Bakery and the specialty breads were supplied by Stone Mill Bread & Flour Co. The waitress also added that some of the meats were from local vendors and the vegetables were purchased at the farmers’ market.

Each diner had more than enough food and left with a take-home box.

“The food was delicious, the service was very friendly and the prices were on par with the food. I’ll definitely be back,” one diner said.