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“Great beer and good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of UNION Kitchen & Tap

UNION Kitchen & Tap
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Ranked #10 of 295 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: J Street
Description: UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. The frequently changing menu relies heavily on organic, local ingredients and offer a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, small vintage wines, and signature cocktails.
Encinitas, California
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great beer and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

I can NEVER pass up a place to try beers on tap. This place did not disappoint. I was there on a busy friday night and was waited on within seconds. The waiter was so attentive and nice I asked his name, Will. We asked for suggestions to share a few plates of food to go with our beer. I loved both dishes and they were plenty to wash down th beer, flatbread and mussels.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Encinitas, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

I had driven by this restaurant many times and the place is always busy. My husband and I decided to try it out on a night we didn't have the kids as a possibility for a future night out with the family. We were expecting hamburgers and pizza with some various beers on tap. We had a drink at the full bar (not only beer), while waiting for our table. The bartender was fast and friendly, wanting our opinion about the pear martini's we had ordered (skip it). After a short wait we were seated and pleasantly surprised when we opened the menu and found interesting combinations and a nice selection of vegetarian entrees. We shared the beet salad, risotto and game sausage platter . All were excellent!
We will definitely be heading back!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MBWest6
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Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food, good drink & great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We live near Union and have been there twice, once for lunch & once for happy hour. I like Union; friendly, neighborhood vibe, good food, great service & interesting drinks. Not cheap, but not crazy expensive either.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank khmetalworkdotcom
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Carlsbad, California
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136 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Awesome new restaurant by the beach in Encinitas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Usually restaurants aren't memorable but we went to union kitchen tonite and we all loved the food, the decor, the different rooms w different vibes, the open front window and different menus in the separate but connected rooms. Side Salads were very generous portions and the scallops were excellent without being an over abundance of food. Service was really awesome. The waitress was very pleasant and added to the charm of the place. Best new place I've been to around here and will definitely go back. Also Reasonably priced.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LJucha
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Alyson Breathed
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great New Choice along the Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

Really innovative menu made me want to order everything. Not only were we delighted with our food, but the tables around us were all commenting on the presentations and the quality of the product. I'm in the restaurant business and get paid to critique but I have only really good things to say about this experience. The staff were well trained. We had lunch because at night people are oozing out the huge windows that face onto Coast Highway - it's a scene for beautiful young people.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank momquat
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