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Union Bar and Grille

1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118 (South End)
(617) 423-0555
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Ranked #355 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: South End
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Union Park
Transit: Silver Line T Washington Street
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English first
Duxbury, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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Additional Information about Union Bar and Grille

Address: 1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone Number: (617) 423-0555
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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