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Union Hotel

3731 Main St, Occidental, CA 95465
707 874 3444
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Santa Maria, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Union Hotel Italian Restaurant in the little Russian River town of Occidental has been around since 1879. I used to go there a lot with friends when I worked in San Francisco, but I moved away forty years ago, I remembered fondly the dinners and the atmosphere and wanted to go back and see if it had changed, when... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is probably our fourth or fifth time to the Union Hotel Italian Restaurant and once again it did not disappoint. We have returned before just for the Bruschetta. Barbara greeted us in a most friendly manner, found out she is one of the owners. Her daughter was playing at the piano, the restaurant was packed, the ambiance wonderful. Very... More

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Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant has many great reviews, however We thought it was good but not great. Lasagna was OK but a bit heavy the sausage in the dish lent an overpowering smoky flavor. The Spaghetti and Meat Balls were OK ....the spaghetti was very tasty but the meatballs not so much. The Minestrone Soup was marvelous and I don't usually like... More

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San Anselmo, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I used to go here 50 years ago with my family and began going here again a few years ago after a long absence. It is just as good as I remembered -- even better. When I was a kid we went there because there was a LOT OF FOOD. The food itself is a reason to go now, with... More

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Russian River, Wine Country California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The bar for football watching on Sundays nice group of people, and decent pizza. They make you feel at home.

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San Miguel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were visiting my sister and I suggested that we go to Occidental for dinner. The choice was made because we both had memories of grand meals when we went with our parents 40 years before. The food was average at any price, generally over cooked. The cost of the meal with a glass of wine or beer each and... More

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Petaluma, California, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Last night, my wife and I were finishing our week long anniversary celebration and went to Occidental for a fun evening out. In the summer on Friday nights is a great Farmers Market. After strolling the market and getting some fresh local produce, we walking down to the Union Hotel for a relaxing dinner. Normally, we have one of the... More

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Novato, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have no idea where these great reviews came from or what restaurant. The food was third rate, without flavor at best. I'm writing this review as a customer who has enjoyed the Union Hotel for Sunday brunch for several years, however, during the last two years the quality doesn't stand up to the prices. When we arrived we stood... More

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Emmett, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I found a touch of culinary heaven at the Union Hotel in Occidental, CA. One of the owners, Barbara, is one of the warmest, friendliest, generous people who is a breath of fresh air. If you are looking for a fantastic clam chowder, minestrone soup made with the freshest local vegetables; bruschetta which is a delight to... More

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Benicia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is golden. The food is my favorite, the service and atmosphere are perfect. We stayed in one of their weekend rental (The Hills) so comfortable with a view of the little town of Occidental. We woke on Sunday morning to the sound of the Church Bells. Had coffee and pastry in the restaurants little cafe. Everything was perfect.

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