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Union Bar and Grille

#487 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#527 of 2,934 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
South End
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1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118 (Union Park)
Silver Line T Washington Street
(617) 423-0555
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Grear food, bad waiter

We had a reservation here on a busy Saturday nite, arrived on time and were quickly seated. Our waiter came to our table and immediately told us they had a party if 30 coming in soon and we should hurry and order because the kitchen would be backed up. We took our time picking a bottle of wine, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
TDH54
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Rye, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went on a Saturday night to celebrate my daughters 25th birthday. Here is our experience. First the cheese plate was very sparse. That should have been my first tip. Then we went with the signature drinks. Most were poured an inch from the top--no one does this and that really upsets me and is telling of how the place... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a reservation here on a busy Saturday nite, arrived on time and were quickly seated. Our waiter came to our table and immediately told us they had a party if 30 coming in soon and we should hurry and order because the kitchen would be backed up. We took our time picking a bottle of wine, and still... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our party of four enjoyed a good quality meal on a Friday night, underpinned by excellent service. The wine list was extensive and although not cheap the evening went very well.

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Boston
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177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I went to dinner with friends, who love this restaurant. We rarely eat at South End restaurants, but given their enthusiasm, we joined them on a recent Sunday evening. So glad we did! Everything we ate exceeded our expectations. I ordered the brussel sprouts with a sriracha glaze. I didn't expect the brussel sprouts to be fried,... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, USA
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I loved the old building and history of this restaurant. The food was good but nothing superb and I think the prices were too high for the quality of food.

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BostonMA
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the friendly manners of staff, manager and server. A cornbread was served immediately and was warm and tasty. Unfortunately, we were disappointed in our wilted salad and skimpy cheese plate appetizer. The mussels were average. My husband loved his cod and my lobster pasta entree was tasty but would have been more enjoyable with more lobster and less... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came here for brunch. Staff friendly but kind of off putting watching staff off duty drinking at the bar and distracting all the staff and frustrating other customers. My food wasn't as good as usual. Pre cooked potatoes not hot and seemed to be less on the plate. This used to be my fav place but there are now better... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We enjoyed brunch with friends at Union--airy room, nice table, great waiter. But the food didn't contribute much. Our rosemary fries were a great idea, but did not reach the table hot. The gruyere popover with bacon sounded good, but was served in an unwieldy arrangement that made it very difficult to eat, and both the popover and the bacon... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been here for brunch several times and loved it. They come up with really interesting omelets that are delicious. The service is always good (and cute) as well.

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London, Canada
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly server made our first night a good one. I had the cod which was excellent and my daughter a very large serving of excellent brisket

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
    (Union Park)
  • Public Transportation: Silver Line T Washington Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: (617) 423-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?