Freshness From Coast To Coast: Urban Plates Expands From California To Washington, D.C. Area

San Diego-based Restaurant Brand Taps D.C. for First East Coast Locations


TYSONS, Va. – July 16, 2018 – Urban Plates – the fine fast-casual restaurant concept that combines a passion for serving sustainably sourced, made-from scratch meals with the variety and vibrancy of a food marketplace – announces the much-anticipated expansion to the East Coast, opening their first ever D.C. location on Monday, July 16, at Tysons Galleria (2001 International Dr., McLean, Va.).

With an emphasis on high quality food at affordable prices, Urban Plates empowers guests to make equally wholesome and delicious food choices. Urban Plates carefully prepares 100% of menu items on-premise daily, thoughtfully sourcing every ingredient, including fresh local produce, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and sustainably sourced seafood. UP Tysons Galleria will add a couple east coast twists to the brand’s seasonal inspired menu, including Roasted Old Bay Potatoes and fresh Harissa Corn on the Cob.

“In a market brimming with cultural and economic advancement, it only makes sense the food community has evolved alongside it, cultivating the opportunity for our brand to expand here,” said Urban Plates VP of Operations – East Coast, Gil Fornaris. “We’re excited to bring our ‘Culinary Theater’ to the region to forge one-on-one connections with our guests and neighbors, while showcasing each chef’s skill of creating not only a nourishing meal, but a memorable experience.”

Urban Plates’ vibrant, line-style layout presents engaging chefs at each station serving complete plates, hand-tossed salads, hand-carved sandwiches, hot and cold sides, composed bowls, and decadent desserts. Beverages include seasonal natural juice Replenishers, Kombucha on tap, regional craft beers and upon opening there will be an array of California wines. Once established in the location, Urban Plates will serve Appalachian wines, continuing in their dedication to ensuring each location is influenced by the environment around it.

Every Urban Plates location features warm, elevated, rustic indoor-outdoor dining spaces with comfortable seating and communal tables for couples, families and groups. Featuring, spacious dining areas embellished with vine-covered walls, Urban Plates crafts their locations to reflect the local communities from which their food is sourced. Take-out ordering and catering are available online and by phone, with local delivery via DoorDash and Uber Eats.

Menu prices start at: $9.95 for a Plated Meal with two sides and grilled rustic bread; $9.95 for Hand-Tossed Salads, $8.95 for Chef-Crafted Sandwiches; and $9.95 for Slow-Cooked Braise Bowls. Kids’ Meals start at $7.50.

The Tysons Galleria hours of operation are: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

With each new restaurant opening, Urban Plates strives to support local communities through charitable contributions. UP Tysons Galleria has partnered with local non-profit Horton’s Kids and will provide 100% of donations collected during pre-opening events.

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