CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Plates opens its eleventh restaurant today in The Oaks Mall at 162 W. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 100, Thousand Oaks, California, 91360. The restaurant serves food made from scratch using high quality and sustainably sourced ingredients. The food is served in an open interactive kitchen in a comfortable urban-chic setting.
"We care about what you eat at Urban Plates, that's why we take no shortcuts in how we prepare your food. Everything on the menu from the dressings to the sides, cakes and braises are made from scratch every day," says Joe O'Donnell, Chief Operating Officer. "We act as your chef advocates to ensure the finest quality ingredients for the price are on your plate." The menu focuses on complete meals prepared around high quality proteins like grass fed steak, free range chicken, pole and line caught albacore tuna, turkey meatloaf and baked salmon. Custom Plates include a choice of protein, two sides and a generous slice of chargrilled rustic bread. There are several side choices focused on ingredients at their peak season, including perennial favorites, like sautéed Brussels sprouts with turkey bacon, mashed potatoes made with organic potatoes, beet salad with goat cheese, tomato mozzarella salad, and macaroni & cheese. Entrée salads, hand-carved sandwiches, seasonal soups and kid's meals, all using the same high quality ingredients, are also part of the menu. The menu pricing is $12-14 for an Urban Plate, $9-10 for Entrée Salads, $9-10 for Hand-Carved Sandwiches and chips, and $11 for Seasonal Slow-Cooked Braises. Kids Meals range from $7.00-8.50. In keeping with its scratch-cooking commitment, Urban Plates has its own in-house pastry chefs. Each day they create more than a dozen kinds of desserts including the signature mango tart, hummingbird cake, banana cream pie, chocolate vanilla layer cake, chocolate peanut butter pretzel crunch cupcake, chocolate pudding, gluten-free macaroons and a seasonal selection of other fresh desserts.