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Union Bar and Grille

1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118 (South End)
(617) 423-0555
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Ranked #203 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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
Neighborhood: South End
Cross street: Union Park
Transit: Silver Line T Washington Street
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79% Recommend
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English first
Castro Valley, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a really fun spot; good people, good food, and good atmosphere. This is located in the cool South End neighborhood. It has a full bar, TVs for watching sports, and a quieter area for diners to enjoy their meals. I would say the food is good - nothing too special, but definitely adequate. The people are very nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A great combination of food, wine, service and atmosphere. The tuna dinner was excellent with roasted tomatoes and hummus. An interesting wine list. Server was attentive and provided guidance on various options. Overall an excellent experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Overall, I had a good experience here on a recent Thursday evening. The very capable, professional bar maid put together an excellent Scotch/water and came to check on us/thank us after we moved from bar to restaurant section....notable for her attention to detail and quality of service. Our capable waiter was very friendly but we did have to wait longer... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I hosted a special party at Union. There were 9 of us. Our meals were excellent. The service professional and friendly without hovering. The wine list is well done and fairly priced. We had dinner at 2 other well regarded South End restaurants while we were in Boston; neither held a candle to Union in food quality... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Have been here a few times. Very friendly, nice setting and good bar...particularly enjoy the blood marys. Brunch always tasty and well priced. Only let down is the coffee...it is never made with much love and I often have to ask them to remake it...service can be a little slow but hey it is a Sunday chill place. Recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Although the night began poorly (the restaurant lost our reservation) the GM Greg was able to save the night by getting us a table within a reasonable amount of time. We had a large party (8) and each person raved about their dinner. The people that ordered the chicken under glass claimed it was the best chicken they ever had... More

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Boston. MA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Three of us arrived for dinner. The maitre d' was super friendly and welcoming. The decor was pleasant but the table was extremely small for three adults. The waitstaff was efficient and timely but when we asked for their recommendations they fell short (they did not seam to know their menus and wine). We opted for the spring fixed menu.... More

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Jeffrey G, Manager at Union Bar and Grille, responded to this review

Dear Earl, Thank you very much for dining with us at Union Bar and Grille, and also for taking the time to write a review of your experience for Trip Adviser. I was pleased to read that you were pleasantly greeted and that you found value in our wine list. I was disappointed however that the rest of your experience... More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A three-generation group of us recently had brunch at this restaurant. The service was great, the food was delicious. We had reservations for 10 on a Sunday, and there was a line of people waiting to get in when we arrived shortly before 10 am. Clearly, this is a popular spot. One of our party has food allergies, and the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had dinner at Union Bar & Grille on a recent Saturday evening. We ate early in the evening so the restaurant was not crowded. Our reservation was honored right away and we were seated at a comfortable corner booth with an extra chair. Service was excellent. We were greeted right away and our server appeared at just the right... More

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Jeffrey G, Owner at Union Bar and Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us CarpeNox. I will share your constructive comments regarding the wine selections. Regards More

Paris, France
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place is a must in the South End growing reputation area, the large room industrial decoration is nice, howether a little bit noisy, food is excellent, calamari, jumbo prawns, but also meat and dessert are good, we paid approx 70 $ for a 3 courses diner with wine

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Jeffrey G, Owner at Union Bar and Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us Olivier and for the kind comments. Regards Jeff More

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