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UNION Kitchen & Tap

1108 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ranked #23 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: J Street
Description: UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.
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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Encinitas, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There were four in our party, we had reservations for 8 PM on Saturday night. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and helpful. We were seated in the Oak Room which is smaller and more quiet. One of our party ordered Pan Roasted Yellowtail for $18. It was okay but cooked a bit more than he would have liked and was... More

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Auburn, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We started out in the bar while waiting for the rest of our group. Service was great drinks were fun..Blueberry Mojitos for some of us. Great beer choices for others enjoyed the flatbreads while waiting. Then moved to our table where the group of 9 enjoyed a variety of entrees. The Shrimp and Grits were deemed to be yummy enough... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had to wait for a table and not all menu items were available so we didn't get our first choice but flatbreads were good as was the beer. Friendly waitress, fast service when we did finally get seated.

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On the Coast Highway which poses some parking problems off the bat. The place was packed and registering off the scale noise. Hardly the place for an intimate conversation. In fact, you can hear the "conversations" of at least two or three tables near you if you want. The windows were open to the road so adding to the patrons'... More

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went ate here our first night in San Diego. The food was okay....i liked the open-air feeling of the place....We didn't feel rushed which was really nice - as it was a pretty busy place...i had been concerned that they would want to turn the table over, but we never felt that way which was great. Place was a... More

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Carlsbad, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Union Tap has a fun loud atmosphere but an option is the Oak Room where the air is much more relaxed. We have eaten here at least once a week since it has opened. The food has ALWAYS been excellent. We usually order the 'Shrimp and Grits" off the lunch menu and it is definitely one of our favorites! On... More

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Vaughan, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed our meal! Great burger! Friendly staff. It's really more a bar, tons of young people drinking and very noisy! Having said the, I would go back again.

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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

For the life of me I cannot understand the popularity of this place. After several indecisive attempts (due to overly loud atmosphere) we finally sat down at this place. 2 males in low to mid 20s, 1 female in 20s, 1 female in 40s. We asked what "beef cheeks" were. The waitress told us that it was a really tender... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went with friend to hang out & have a few drinks. The place has an outdoor feeling. Trendy & cool. Staff was nice. Atmosphere, music and drinks where good. Will go back..

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Carlsbad, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I met a group of friends here for a birthday. We had a party of about 20 people. We were all able to sit at a large table together. The waitress was awesome, not only was she attentive to everyone, she did a great job of keeping separate tabs and brought out our drinks and food very... More

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