Union Cafe

Union Cafe, Columbus: Hours, Address, Union Cafe Reviews: 4/5

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Union Cafe is a popular restaurant and bar lounge located in the heart of the Short North. Home to Columbus' best patio, Union Cafe features modern American cuisine from Chef Ben. Union Cafe is also known for having the best drinks in Columbus. Our jumbo-sized cocktails and variety of draft beers offer something for every palate. We offer a variety of seating options, including our covered patio, our three bars, high tops and two distinct dining areas. Union Cafe is a full video cafe, so you can enjoy your favorite music videos, sports game and more while you dine in style.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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60 reviews
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Columbus_Mom
Columbus500 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Vic ROCKS!! He saved the day! When his staff couldn’t help Vic stepped in, stepped it up and took care of us!!! We are SO APPRECIATIVE!! Thank you Vic!!
Written March 26, 2022
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Dee W
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Sunday brunch was amazing will return most Sundays love the atmosphere. The omelette bar is fantastic and I love the Bloody Mary bar.
Written February 20, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback! We're so happy to hear that you love brunching with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written February 21, 2020
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Medgar22
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico9 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Stopped in to grab a bite and watch the OSU football game. Lively place, good was pretty good. A LOT of atmosphere
Written October 20, 2019
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randyrM3508TN
Minneapolis, United States3 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Much better places than this in the hip Short North. Declining fast under poor management. Okay for later night drinking, but skip the bad food and service.
Written September 27, 2019
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OptimisticNYC
New York City, New York83 contributions
Sep 2019
Located on a nice street in a nice area called "Short North", you will find this place on "The Nina West Way". The drinks were GREAT, the food was NOT. Overflow of meat on my breakfast pizza was nauseating and we just left it there on the table. The server was super nice and this is how the people of Ohio eat so I didn't want to be annoying and return the food. I actually WOULD return tho and try some other food options and to enjoy the atmosphere which was so laid back and chill.
Written September 4, 2019
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Janet B
294 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Fun bar, where people watching is a treat. Very busy on a Friday night. Efficient service at Happy Hour, which go until 7pm.
Written August 24, 2019
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Thanks for stopping in and leaving a review! We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 26, 2019
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d h
Canonsburg, PA226 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We arrived at union cafe at 650 for a 7pm reservation. Yes it is pride. Some bearded guy told us that we had to wait to enter. I said we had a reservation. They then told me they were 3 hours behind on reservations, but they kept letting In more people.

They checked us in, and said they would text when available. An hour later, and about 300 more people over the fire code limit........we still weren't in. If yu aren't going to honor reservations, do not accept them. Never again!
Written June 15, 2019
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AdlaiJN
Columbus, OH446 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had the wings and skins combo as an appetizer. Both were very good, the skins had way more toppings than potato.

They take reservations which is great to avoid waiting for a table.

My wife had the "any time" breakfast with French toast, cheesy eggs and lots of sausage and I had the classic Pad Thai with tofu. Both of those were really good too. Their menu has good variety, something for everyone.
Service was really good and prices are reasonable.
Written June 11, 2019
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frankbpompano
Pompano Beach, FL71 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Stopped in for lunch during a recent trip to Columbus. What great food, nice décor, and an excellent vibe. Although this is reportedly a "gay" hangout, we fund the crowd mixed. Everyone was friendly and professional. Parking is an issue in this area of town. We found a parking garage about two blocks away that worked nicely.
Written May 8, 2019
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Rebecca M
Columbus, OH1,206 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The food is good here but go early in the evening if you want a seat. It’s wall to wall people later in the night.

When you get the bartenders attention, the drinks are good but usually a heavy pour. Proceed with caution. LOL
Written April 15, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Union Cafe

Union Cafe is open:
  • Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM