Urban Plates Adds 12th Location
Bringing Chef-Inspired, Made-From-Scratch Meals to Aliso Viejo

Grand Opening Activities Raise Funds to Benefit Fit2BeKids


ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – June 26, 2017 – Urban Plates
– a contemporary restaurant concept combining the freshness and variety of a food marketplace with fine-dining culinary integrity – announces the opening of its 12th restaurant today at Aliso Viejo Town Center, 26661 Aliso Creek Road, in Aliso Viejo, California.

“At Urban Plates, we take no shortcuts to provide delicious and nourishing meal options for lunch and dinner, and we’re thrilled to bring the concept to Aliso Viejo,” said Chef Matt Renstrom. “Our ‘seeing is believing’ approach allows guests to choose good food and feel good about it. We forge one-to-one relationships with guests through a commitment to thoughtful sourcing, food education and memorable experiences.”

A vibrant display of fresh food greets guests, with hot and chilled selections at each station of the restaurant’s line-style layout. Guests interact with chefs behind the line who prepare plates while answering questions about ingredients and sources. With an emphasis on high-quality ingredients at an affordable price, Urban Plates serves complete plates, salads, hand-carved sandwiches, seasonal braises, soups, and decadent desserts. Beverages include organic house-made natural juice Replenishers, Kombucha on tap, and regional craft beers and wines.

Chic, rustic indoor-outdoor dining space features comfortable seating and communal tables for couples, families and groups. Take-out ordering and catering are available online or by phone, with local delivery via DoorDash.

The Aliso Viejo opening will unveil Urban Plates’ summer menu, featuring flavorful seasonal ingredients and recipes including a slow-cooked green curry-coconut vegetable braise; chilled tomato and cucumber couscous side; hot roasted organic summer squash side; and a strawberry basil lemonade Replenisher.

Urban Plates is dedicated to supporting local communities through charitable contributions. The Aliso Viejo location has partnered with non-profit Fit2BeKids in Aliso Viejo and will raise donations during special grand opening events. Fit2BeKids empowers children and their families to lead healthier, wholesome lives through programming aligning with the fundamental principles of the seven dimensions of wellness: Physical/Nutritional, Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Environmental and Community/Occupational.

Menu prices begin at: $12 for a Plated Meal with two sides and grilled rustic bread; $9 for Hand-Tossed Salads and Hand-Carved Sandwiches; and $11 for Seasonal Slow-Cooked Braises. Kids Meals start at $7.

The hours of operation in Aliso Viejo are Sunday-Thursday 11am – 9:30pm and Friday-Saturday 11am – 10pm.

Urban Plates

Urban Plates is a contemporary restaurant concept combining the freshness and variety of a food marketplace with fine-dining culinary integrity. Founders and industry veterans Saad Nadhir and John Zagara opened the first Urban Plates in San Diego in 2011 with a passion for serving nourishing food that make you feel good. Urban Plates provides fresh, made-from-scratch meals, entrée salads, hand-carved sandwiches, hot and chilled sides, seasonal soups and braises, as well as natural juice Replenishers and desserts. The company’s fundamental philosophy to invest in food quality is behind thoughtful sourcing, which includes grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, heritage Duroc pork, line-caught seafood and more. Every menu item is prepared on-premise daily at each of the company’s 12 California locations, including Aliso Viejo, Brea, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Dublin, Irvine, La Jolla, Pasadena, Playa Vista, Pleasant Hill, Thousand Oaks and Tustin. UrbanPlates.com.