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“A mad house”
Review of Union Tap and Grill - CLOSED

Union Tap and Grill
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went to the Union Cantina for a nice quiet evening together. What a mistake. When we got there we were sat down immediately, but noticed there were young girls running EVERYWHERE! Between our tables, between the tables of other patrons, behind the bar getting more sodas. Our RUDE server was full of heavy sighs and eye rolling whenever we asked for something after waiting 10-15 minutes. And constantly, again, the running girls with the mothers that would do nothing about it.

Eventually we got our server to take an order and she explained that she was so busy because apparently the owner of the restaraunt was involved in an area figure skating club and they were having some kind of a fundraiser. That's all fine and good, but not a one of them, INCLUDING THE OWNER, were doing anything to contain their sweet little monsters.

Eventually, we got our food after eating one bowl of corn chips out of a bag and salsa out of a can. What a disappointment. It was beautifully prepared, flavorless, and cold. Did not send our food back, we simply wanted out of there by then. Will reward them by not going back. There are far too many choices in Traverse City.

Cindy D

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4  Thank Cindy D
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I pnly had apps and drinks but we had a blast. For a newer bar they are doing a great job. They have a nice happy hour and can look right out on to the street and view the world going by. This is a good place for a drink.

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Thank tedlockwood
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Very disappointing. The first time eating here, my husband's food was served cold. He very rarely ever sends anything back but made the exception this time, as his entree was not edible as served. It took over 20 minutes to get it back - we're pretty sure our server or the cook forgot about it because when she returned with his plate, the refried beans were "crusty" but at least everything was hot. Due to the time it took to reheat, we both ended up eating alone. The shrimp fajita salad I ordered was also very disappointing - shredded lettuce (difficult to eat with a fork), very few toppings, and grossly overpriced for what I received. Also, the beer prices are outrageous....$6.95 for a Bells Two Hearted (draft)...ouch!

We went back a second time only because we had a gift certificate. This time the food was slightly better but the rice and beans were once again served cold. We ate cold food together, remembering our last experience....

Overall, the atmosphere is great, the food is flavorless, and the service is friendly but very mediocre - the young wait staff appeared to be more interested in the group of young guys sitting at the bar rather than being attentive to their tables.

With regard to this establishment - two strikes and you are out. We won't be going back, gift certificate or not. There are too many other restaurant choices in downtown TC I'd rather spend my dollars.

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2  Thank TCFoodFan
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Ordered the $15 Steak Fajita salad...lettuce was out of a bag, few tomatoes, couple pieces of steak, some beans....terrible...will never go back...overpriced...

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2  Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The food is overpriced and very blah. I had to add hot sauce to every bite to get any flavor at all.

1  Thank sandyg898
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