Tour the Urban Farmer at the Logan

Steakhouse at the Logan opens Friday.

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It’s might be a bit unfair to compare Urban Farmer, the new steakhouse opening Friday, December 18th at the Logan Hotel, to the Fountain at the Four Seasons, but comparisons will definitely be made as the former takes the latter’s spot at 18th and the Parkway.

Sage Restaurant Group out of Denver is opening this steakhouse at the just transformed Logan Hotel. It is the third location for the Urban Farmer concept. The steakhouse was born in Portland, Oregon and has since opened in Cleveland. Though not a local concept, the Urban Farmer concept does make an effort to connect with local farms, fisheries and breweries. Therefore you’ll find some of your favorite merchants from local farmers’ markets on the menu, including Griggstown Farm, Birchrun Hills Farm and the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative.

The space has been completely overhauled from its time as the Fountain. The most notable difference is that the restaurant now features more views of Logan Circle and the fountain than the Fountain ever did. There is also an entrance directly to the restaurant from the Parkway side. An outdoor patio is also planned for that side. The Urban Farmer also offers a private dining room, pantry area, bar, lounge and charcuterie station.

Urban Farmer is a massive operation with more than 65 in the kitchen turning out breakfast, lunch, dinner, in-room delivery and banquet services.

The menu promises steaks butchered and dry-aged in-house, charcuterie from a communal charcuterie station. Rotisserie chicken, pork and a selection of seafood rounds out the menu. A roaming cheese cart will show off artisanal cheeses. Desserts are made in-house and include a variety of baked goods and selection of rotating ice creams and sorbets. Urban Farmer appears committed to bringing more-and-more local farms into the mix, either through produce, cheeses or finding a local provider of American Wagyu similar to they have in Portland, Oregon.

The bar aims to be post-work happy hour destination with seasonal cocktails and a focus on local breweries and distilleries. At pre-opening look, we spotted a Yards Old Bartholomew tap as well as a Sly Fox handle.

Urban Farmer will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Weekend brunch will be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Check out the menus.

Tour of Urban Farmer

All the jars on this long wall are items pickled in house.

All the jars on this long wall are items pickled in house.

The cheese cart next to the charcuterie station.

The cheese cart next to the charcuterie station.

Urban Farmer has a farm in house.

Urban Farmer has a farm in house.

This shrimp aren't.

These shrimp aren’t.

Prepping fish.

Prepping fish.

Meat aging refrigerator.

Meat aging refrigerator.

42-day aged short loin

42-day aged short loin

The line at Urban Farmer.

The line at Urban Farmer.

Neon on the wall.

Neon on the wall.

Tables are set.

Tables are set.

The bar at Urban Farmer.

The bar at Urban Farmer.

Local artwork on the walls.

Local artwork on the walls.

Not Gordon Ramsay.

Not Gordon Ramsay.

Urban Farmer Menus

Urban Farmer Dinner Menu

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Urban Farmer Lunch Menu

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Urban Farmer Brunch Menu

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Urban Farmer Breakfast Menu

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