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Union Hotel Occidental


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Occidental Union Hotel was established in 1879. It has been in the Gonnella Family since 1925. The Historic building houses a cafe, saloon, dining room, and The Bocce Ballroom. The cafe opens at 6 am every morning serving freshly baked pastries and coffee. The dining rooms and saloon open daily at 11 am. A favorite lunch or dinner at the Union usually includes delightful salads, soups, pizzas, pastas, beef, chicken and of course the house tiramisu. The Saloon is known for serving the coldest pint of beer in town. The Union is where generations of families and friends gather in Sonoma County.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, Pizza, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two friends and I ate at the Union Hotel Occidental today for a delicious lunch. The bruschetta was incredible. My prawn pasta was done to perfection, and my friend’s homemade ravioli was delicious, as was the other’s salad. We enjoyed seriously good lemon drops and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank M852IGkathleenp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I last review this restaurant in March 2018, I was excited to go back and looked forward to the wonderful family setting and delicious food. I was not disappointed, as service was fantastic (thank you Susan for adding to the experience and remembering us), food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank heirloomapple
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great vibe this place has. You are welcomed by the owners when you arrive. You feel like you have stepped back into time. The Union has so much history. But what really makes it stand out if the good food. Home made Ravioli's,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank US011611
Reviewed January 10, 2019

OMG! What a night...I had the honor of attending the Occidental Union Hotel caroling just before Christmas. The Union is always festive...but caroling is over the top magic Christmas. Father Santa was wandering the restaurant blessing all tables and guests. A Complimentary hot cider bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karyn P
Reviewed January 8, 2019

I ordered the baked lasagna after reading the description on the family style menu that said it was layered with the Gonnella family's italian sausage. I thought the sausage would bring some spice to the lasagna but I was wrong. The red sauce also lacked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank madobies
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We visited The Union Hotel Restaurant and wedding venue. The redwoods are gorgeous and the houses and studio are all full of character and shabby chic charm. We tasted a delicious lunch from the wedding menu. Everything was delicious! This is a great venue where...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dmariemc3
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We have been going to the Union Hotel for 20 years to celebrate Christmas and Mother's Day. Barbara has seen our children grow up right before her eyes. As we have seen her lovely daughter grow up and now working at the restaurant. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wendy L
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

OK, it’s the same every time we go, and that’s a good thing. Nice soup to nuts menu providing Italian comfort food. Everything is great from soup, salad, pizza, chicken, ravioli, etc. Don’t miss beans for salad, cheese and salami plate, bread sticks, wine, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I love the union hotel Restaurant in occidental and have been coming there since i was a child...but this review is more for the property that is under the same ownership as the restaurant that they rent out for party’s and special events...Words cannot express...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cory m
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is the place to go for wedding receptions, birthday parties and the like. The Pizza is very good and the main dishes are very large. Desserts are uneven as is the service.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Joy R
January 16, 2019|
Response from dmariemc3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Union Hotel Restaurant is open 365 days a year.
January 9, 2019|
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Response from berkeleybobw | Reviewed this property |
The Union Hotel has a large room, the "Bocce Ballroom," that will easily hold over 100 guests.
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