Recently, I had lunch in Dupont Circle with my work BFF. We chose Urbana as our spot because of the “Urban Lunchbox” deal they have going on – a full three course meal (+ coffee) for 11.95, with a dollar of that going to Arc of DC. (The Arc is a great organization that aims to improve the quality of life of all persons with developmental disabilities and their families.)
At Urbana, diners get a choice of the salad or soup of the day, plus any of the sandwiches or personal pizzas on the menu, and they’ll finish you up with a cookie for dessert. I LOVED it. The portions were very generous, and the fare healthy and well done. Urbana is chic, the service was impeccable and the deal was a complete steal. Normally, my pizza alone would have cost $13, but with the lunchbox I got salad, said pizza, dessert and coffee for that price.
Plus, I have a crush on every Kimpton Hotel, and Urbana is located in the Hotel Palomar on P street so I even got a peek at the stylish hotel lobby. Everything in that hotel is designed immaculately. Even the plates and dishware were trendy. Click through for a peek at my super-sleek coffee cup.
See, now don’t you just want to go? Urbana is now my official lunchtime food dream (TM). Sigh.
whoa, love that coffee cup and saucer! i mean, true that i could spend less on lunch if i tried (hello, potbelly), but no doubt that you’d be hard-pressed to find a classier setup for that amount anywhere else in the city.
The Hotel Palomar is indeed mega-awesome. My wife and I tend to stay at Kimpton hotels a LOT and this one is one of our favs.
Wow! awesome. I work near dupont have this down for the next time i can take a leisurely lunch.