Union City Grille
Union City Grille

Union City Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.unioncitygrille.com/
  • Phone: 3026549780
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Holiday Hours: Vary, please call for exact times
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Matthew Curtis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have the capabilities of doing creative off premise catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining area is perfect for professional presentations, special occasions or holiday parties. Custom menus, dedicated staff and flexible furnishings make hosting any event an easy and memorable experience. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Curtis 3026549780
  • Entertainment: Entertainment weekly. Check www.UnionCityGrille.com for an updated list of live entertainment.
  • Special Events: 1/2 Price Martini Thursdays, Brews and Blues Wednesday. 1/2 Price Burger Monday nights. Wine Dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Public Transit: Bus stop is on the corner.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free adjacent parking. Street parking and additional parking around the corner on 8th.
A word from Union City Grille
Metromixes: Best "Steakhouse" Restaurant of 2010 ***Our seating is very versatile. Call us if you have trouble booking through Open Table. A short drive from just about anywhere! UCG began in 2003. In September 2008 Chef Matthew Curtis purchased the business and brought aboard Executive Chef Robert Lhulier to define the cuisine. Together, they team up to bring you "Food that tastes the way it should". Fresh ingredients, prepared simply with little fuss. The silky Crab Bisque, Chili and steak are the areas best. UCG's bar & lounge is ideal for relaxing, gathering with friends by the fireplace or watching the game on 4 large HD TV's. Enjoy a micro brew, glass of a wine or a nice scotch. The private dining area is perfect for any event from 6 to 60. Call for larger parties. Sunday dining features the areas only "Name your cut Filet" for just $2 an ounce.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Union City Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (13)great for lunch (10)good for groups (9)notable wine list (8)romantic (6)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • We highly recommend. The food
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    We highly recommend. The food and the service is always very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just a bad night I guess..
    Tash
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    After the excellent reviews for the crab bisque..I decided t get myself a bowl. Turned out to be a really bad decision..one bite and I realized I was gonna hav to send it back coz someone must've put salt 3 times into that bowl. It's not like my tolerance to salt is low but this was jus way too salty I had also orderd th spinach salad for myself and although this was fine..it was just OK..homegrown as a local cafe has much better salads.. after sending th bisque back..I decided to try th calamari fries..which again were not good at all! I think I was jinxed! the calamari was chewy and very very VERY oily my husbands pork chop was good but unfortunately..this would be my first and last time here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Service was excellent. They were able to accomodate our request for a booth. The appetizers from the specials menu were excellent as were the desserts. I was disappointed with the 5oz filet. I had ordered the same menu item at the end of 2012 and the meal was much tastier. We were even wondering if they have changed chefs recently?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my first visit to
    Donna
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    This was my first visit to Union City Grille. The food was delicious and service was very good. I really enjoyed the beef short rib chili. The only negative about this restaurant is the limited parking available. We just parked on the street a block down from the restaurant. I would definately return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    VJGreenVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    It was a great lunch......Crab Bisque (the best around) and the featured sandwich of the day.......Service was fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • We love this place. The food
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    We love this place. The food and the service rock!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lunch
    VJGreenVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Have to mention that along with the best crab bisque in the region (and I live on Maryland's Easter Shore), the mixed green's salad with grilled salmon was phenominal! Many restaurants seem to have a difficult time cooking the salmon without drying it out....not Union City Grille.....down right perfectly prepared. Service was exceptional, which is what I have found to be the norm for this well run establishement. The staff always seem to be happy while they are working.....that says something about how things are run by the owner! Keep up the great work......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    My steak was cooked the way it was ordered but my husbands was done not medium. The portions were fine and the food was good. Waitress checked on us frequently. I would recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    DiningDiana
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We both had the petit filet and crab cake surf & turf. The steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and the crab cake had little filler. They didn't have tartar sauce for some reason which annoyed my dining companion. Food was brought before I had finished my salad, one of my pet peeves. Otherwise the service was quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Ambience good, service excellent but food quality was not up to par.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, resonable prices
    Wilmingtonnative
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Excellent crab bisque - always on the menu and we always get it. Other apetizers good as well. Good steaks and pasta. Enough variety to keep it interesting without being to "out there". Very generous portions. Good wine list and beer list too. The service is always friendly. Parking can be a challenge, but it is worth going around the block a few times. We have been to Union City Grille numerous times, and it is consistently enjoyable on all levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been to Union City Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We've been to Union City Grille on previous occasions and were pleased with our experience. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for this time. After taking our drink orders, we did not receive our drinks for at least ten minutes due to a 'backed up bar'. One of the drinks was a beer and the other was a very poorly made mojito. While the actual food we ordered was decent, the menu selection was extremely limited, a change from past experiences.
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  • Best crab bisque
    VJGreenVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    This establishment has developed the best crab bisque in the region. I frequent the Maryland Eastern Shore (home of the blue claw crab) and no restaurant has even come close to the quality of Union City's version. OH YEAH, great sandwiches for lunch also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great burgers and filets.
    cbh328VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Great burgers and filets. And the cleanest ladies room anywhere!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dining there...
    iChrispod
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    We saw a groupon for Union City Grille and thought we'd give it a shot. I was shocked with how reasonable the menu prices were and what each dish came with. In addition to reasonable prices, they also ran several specials. We went on a Thursday so it was 1/2 price martini night. We'll be eating here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    My husband and I expected a lot more from this restaurant. The food was mediocre, as was the service. The clientele was definitely on the older side. This is not the place to go for a lively night out. Suffice it to say that we will not be returning.
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  • Food and service was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Food and service was very good. Love the Thursday night special of 1/2 off selected bottles of wine.
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  • A real gem !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    People will NOT go wrong coming to this great establishment. I have been here on several occasions, and have never been disappointed! Service is great, and the food is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I 've been here several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    I 've been here several times for business lunches and it is great. Food, service all good, and I want to get back for dinner, as to which I hear only good things from other patrons.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Beer Selection bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The food is decent nothing special. Service was horrible and we went on a Wednesday during restaurant week. No one asked how the meal was nor refilled our waters. Our server took our entire order and when desert was supposed to be served, decided to tell us it wasn't available. Didn't think of telling us this when we ordered our entire meal. Only redeeming quality is their beer list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food by new Executive Chef!!
    JJones
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Food was excellent, had Crab Bisque, Seafood Stew and then Banana Creme Brulee everything was outstanding! Union City has really taken it to another level with bringing on board Matt Crist!! Will definitely be visiting much more in the near future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    I had the Restaurant Week menu items of shrimp cocktail, seafood stew, and tiramisu for dessert - all were excellent. The ambiance/decor was fine but some of the chairs and furniture seemed a bit dated, it could use freshening up. Dim lighting may have accentuated this. The server was brisk and reasonably attentive - only somewhat annoying aspect was when she asked my husband several times if he wanted another beer when he had already declined.
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  • Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Nice beer and wine list. Other than that nothing special. Steak was good but the whipped potatoes were bland and there were no starch options (no baked potatoe with my steak?).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our 3rd visit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    This was our 3rd visit and this time we brought 2 other couples. It was disappointing. I asked for no mushrooms on my salad. Salad came with mushrooms. I ended up picking them out cause we didn't see waiter for over 10 minutes. Just said sorry, I must have grabbed wrong salad. One friend had scallops that were extremely salty. He also had coffee that was cold and extra strong. Told waiter about it and he brought out new cup. Was probably same one cause there was no difference. We had raved about how great food and service had been in the past. How embarrassing it was to have these issues and a waiter who could careless. Won't go back again and definitely will not recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    The lunch menu is short but tasty; my guest and I enjoyed the food very much. The main dining area is not large, but we were seated next to a party of eight who were talking and laughing energetically; we wished for a spot on the other side of the room. Our server was prompt and courteous, the cost is higher than fast food or some other restaurants in the area, but not exorbitant for this area and for this quality of food. Free, on-site parking in Wilmington is a nice plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hostess was not very friendly.
    MAry
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Hostess was not very friendly. Wait staff was average, food was very good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinner......the crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Great dinner......the crab bisque is one of the best we have ever had. Great salmon and Mahi Mahi as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as usual! Can't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Excellent as usual! Can't beat the crab bisque..best in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    The food was great and the service was very personal. Nice and quiet and very clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Every time I go to Union City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Every time I go to Union City Grille it is always a great experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, the food is amazing, and the price is just right. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenominal food and fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Phenominal food and fantastic service....I think that says it all....NICE JOB Union City Grille
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We had a great meal and the
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    We had a great meal and the service was very good. Great burgers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    This was our first time here and we enjoyed a nice lunch. Crab bisque was delicious. Hamburger was tasty. Thought the tuna tacos were a little dry.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    The food and service were excellent, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 days later we are still
    LuvfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    3 days later we are still talking about how delicious the dinner we had was.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise...
    Tink
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Ambiance and food both good...we'll be back! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • trouble cooking streaks to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    trouble cooking streaks to correct doneness. 2 out of 4 filet's had to get sent back.
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  • Parking was a little tricky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Parking was a little tricky but well worth the effort! Warm, welcoming dining room. Friendly, courteous staff. Scrumptious food (particularly the crab bisque and short rib nachos). Our filet and flat-iron steaks were cooked perfectly and the salmon was yummy. Enjoyed the live acoustic music in the lounge. Everything added up to a really nice evening. Our party of four were first time diners @ UCG and will definitely be back. +++recommend to family and friends.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was served hot and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was served hot and was absolutely delicious. Our server was very good - friendly and efficient. We were seated in a very nice booth next to the front windows. We will definitely go back and would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and perfect portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I ordered the 5 oz filet and it was absolutely delicious. The most tender, flavorful filet I have been served in a long time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate