Atlanta >Food & Dining > Two Urban Licks
820 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.768784 -84.361332
Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 12:00 AM Saturday From 05:30 PM To 01:00 AM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Eastside, Poncey Highlands
It's no surprise that Two has become one of my favorite restaurants in the city! With its eclectic modern decor, changing menu & fantastic service, it's a "can't miss" in the A! Order the smoked salmon chips, tuna tartare, empanadas & any of the desserts!
Two Urban Licks – Two urban licks is the lick for a great night out with friends the food is great the environment is even better see you there...
Best date place – Can't say enough about this place! Food is top notch and the ambiance is perfect for a date night.
Bad Food Bad Service Great Valet – We went to this restaurant for as a dinner party for a special friend. we waited at the bar for 1 hour before being seated. Then as far as the food it was horrible I ended up getting the food removed from my tab & only paid for my soda. I ordered a steak it was burt to a crisp & had no flavor except for the burnt flavor. I have NEVER asked to bring a dish back or complained when going to a nice restaurant . I wasn't the only one at the table to turn the dish back several did & even tried another entre.
The only thing I can say good about it was the valet & it has a nice decor but food service & very compact I would NOT recommend this place ... to anyone.
looks are deceiving... – Being invited to a dinner, i decided to check the reviews before i headed out. Made a note to self, not to look forward to the valet service, grabbed the keys and got on the road. Got to the place, gave my car to the valet person, actually they were professional, and headed inside. The place looks great, sitting, art work, and lighting. Heading to my table, almost got run over by the wait staff, I guess the customer doesn't matter here. Finally got to my table, feeling like Indiana Johns going through a battle field to get to a table. And came the waitress. Oh boy, have you ever felt like being rushed to order, eat and get the hell out...well if you haven't, you are welcome to come to this place and get the first hand. Food, well, it was just a child's play, salmon being too salty, and the lamb being too sweet. I felt like the owner's grandchild was training to be a chef at the age of 4. It was an insult to someone who run a restaurant and knew details of what it takes to make a presentable and tasty dish. The drink that I ordered, well came with the napkin after i was done with my meal, after 40 minutes or so. Finally the check came on time, paid and went out to get my car. The only positive thing for the night was the valet service, i guess after previous reviews, the valet got better, and the rest went down the hill. Out of 10, I would give the restaurant a 3.
Great Atmosphere! – I have been to TWO three times and it has not disappointed yet. I love, love, love the atmosphere and the food is good too! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking a nice group dining place or even an intimate dinner for two!
WARNING HORRIBLE VALET driver took keys home – Sorry valet company at Two Urban Licks should be FIRED- rudest guys. After a poor dinner, we went to retrieve our vehicle. We were told 4 times they were getting our car-my husband walked to the end of the dock and saw the valet inside our car (valet did not even lock the doors when he parked it). Asked what the problem was, and they lost the key! It had been 35+ minutes and they did not even have the courtesy to inform us. My husband asked where the key was and the rude valet said “I don’t know, do you think I ate it”. I had to hold my husband back as we asked for the manager; he came out to find us calling the police. They finally admitted the VALET GUY TOOK OUR CAR KEY’s HOME and he was 1 hour away. We waited 2 hrs 10 min for the key. The manager insulted us more by offering $50 he took from the valet tips. We had a $60K Mercedes in his lot with no key, do we look like we need a $50 tip, HOW DARE HE!!!! We sat in his place of business for his low budget rent-a-valet character to return with our key. Concerned he made copies of our keys. WARNING, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEYS WITH THE VALET AT TWO URBAN LICKS. Owners don’t care enough about customers to invest in quality valet!!
Five star prices, three star tastes – The hubs made a surprise reservation at Two Urban Licks for Valentine’s Day, since he heard some good things about it. We were early for our reservation so we waited at the bar and had a couple of cocktails. I had the Purple Rain specialty drink, rum and simple syrup infused with lemon thyme and lavender. It was very smooth so I had a second. His traditional martini was well executed. Everything was starting out well.
When we were seated, it started to go downhill a bit. We were seated at a tiny table with a large fire extinguisher butted right against the table. However, all the two-seater tables are tiny but the extinguisher feature was rather annoying. It was also extremely noisy, crowded, my eyes started to sting a bit from the poor ventilation system.
For appetizers we ordered tuna tartare and a barely cooked, thin sliced beef called carpacio. Both were delicious although a miniscule portion size. The tuna was fresh and had a nice light sesame and citrus taste and the beef had a pleasant, smokey note.
For the entrée, I ordered the rotisserie chicken and the hubs had lamb. Here’s where major disappointment crept into the picture. My chicken, while juicy and nicely caramelized, had a coating that was cloyingly sweet with no salty balance. It was served on a bed of lackluster mashed potatoes and nothing else—nothing green or orange or red or any other color. The dish was three shades of brown.
The hubs’ lamb looked promising but failed to deliver deliciousness too. He commented it was way under seasoned and the white bean accompaniment was also under seasoned and a bit toothy, not creamy as well-cooked white beans are.
Our waiter checked on us and was perceptive enough to notice our disappointment. The hubs told him we thought both entrees lacked seasoning and he quickly brought us the salt and pepper shakers. The salt did help a little; however, a well-cooked meal should not need any seasoning at the table. It was as if the sous chefs hadn’t tasted any of the components of our dishes before they were served.
One of the managers came to our table to find out what we did and didn’t like about the food so I was pleased to see the staffers did actually show concern about our experience. She comped our desserts—carrot cake for me and bread pudding for the hubs. Both were pretty good but then again, when spending $100+ for dinner, my expectations are so much higher than pretty good.
Oh my GOD! – Well, went to Two Urban Licks expecting typical Valentines Day service. I knew they would be busy-and I did not realize how busy they were. Valet asked when we arrived "do you have a reservation" we did, and boy was I glad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I have been to Two a 1/2 dozen times with friends. It's always fun, but tonight was really amazing. I ordered the flash friend oysters, my friends has the emenadas and craw fish spring rolls. Came out so fast. I was so surprised. Our drinks were yummy, and strong. They came out fast too. Our server seemed really friendly and suggested Prime rib for dinner. So we got it, and it came with the best freakin mac and cheese I have ever had- and I know mac and cheese. I am really glad I got invited to Two Urban Licks for Valentines-I love the skyline and how bust it was, but the best part was the food. I have not said that about a restaurant in a long time.
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