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Union Bar and Grille

1357 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118 (South End)
(617) 423-0555
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Ranked #241 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
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
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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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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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123 reviews 123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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Athens, Georgia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Such a deal! Just over $50 for three: one champagne drink, one glass of wine, two coffees, two omelettes with toast and home fries and bacon, one Caesar salad with shrimp. All delicious!

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Castro Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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