The Union Grill and Pub - The Union Bluff Hotel
The Union Grill and Pub - The Union Bluff Hotel

The Union Grill and Pub - The Union Bluff Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.unionbluff.com/
  • Phone: 207-363-1333x0
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Every Day: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Breakfast; Saturday and Sundays 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Karl Mace
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Union Bluff Meeting House ~ Weddings, Private Functions and Business meetings for up to 225 people. Lovely ocean views on Short Sands Beach.
  • Private Party Contact: Darlene Yankura 207-363-1333x104

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 1A
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: On site and Off Site Parking is available.
A word from The Union Grill and Pub - The Union Bluff Hotel
On the ocean, with fabulous views and sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere, the Union Grill is the area's newest place to be. Relax at the new custom built bar, featuring specialty beers, cappuccino's and the the latest liquors. Sink into the leather seating area in front of the fireplace while sipping a cocktail and enjoying an appetizer. Treat yourself to an unforgettable meal prepared just for you by Chef Karl Mace. Using local ingredients, and items a bit out of the ordinary, Chef Mace will tantalize your taste buds with a refreshing take on today's classic dishes.
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The Union Grill and Pub - The Union Bluff Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (3)romantic (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Delicious meal
    Thewenner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal with a great view last Saturday night. Waitress was great - checking on us without being intrusive and the timing of the different courses was perfect. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Hotel, not the Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Overpriced for little, slightly better than average food. Waitstaff weak. No kids menu in an area that is full of families. We would not go back to restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 66 reviews are from the The Union Grill and Pub - The Union Bluff Hotel reviews archive.
  • Our hidden gem!
    mainegirl
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and even though last minute the presentation, preparation of food and warm welcome were the pinnacle of our day. Thank you for making it so memorable on such a wonderful occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as it gets for York Maine
    CarmensensemanVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food is fresh and well prepared..... Presentations just OK. But it is still a local place, run by locals....can't hit the curve ball or think outside the box. If you stay between the lines the experience should be OK.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, lovely view
    morning120
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Union Grill. Overlooking the ocean, food nicely done, waitstaff helpful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing Evening
    Victoria
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Union Bluff Grill was a wonderful dining experience. It was like walking into your a special home with fireplace burning, beautiful ocean view and perfect lighting. The presentation of the plates chosen were outstanding but the food was twice that in flavor. Service was excellent. A very nice evening. I would defintely recommend this restaurant and of course go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    Jimbo
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to Union Bluff as a party of 6 and all of us enjoyed our meals! This is my fourth visit to the restaurant and every time my meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were married at this hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We were married at this hotel and came back for a holiday/anniversary dinner. The food was wonderful and the chef was great with a few special requests we had. We were there on the early side (around 5:30 pm), but even once it filled up, the service was very prompt. A great way to end a day in the cold, sitting next to the fireplace with a delicious meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lobster Ravioli! Mmm!
    FenwayResident
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Don't make the mistake of going non-seafood here... while the steak is great, as is the pork... you MUST go with the Lobster Ravioli dish. I command you. P.S. The cookie and caramel puff desserts are remarkable, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    RayC
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Our server was friendly and knowledgeable; the food and drink recommendations were awesome. I got the salmon which was cooked to perfection and the Ginger Martini was balanced: not too sweet or strong (alcohol-wise and ginger-wise). We were there for lunch the day before on the outdoor patio which looks out on Short Sands Beach, but the server wasn't as engaged; however, the food was still outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Experience!
    wealthywaiter
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Seared Haddock was one of the best dishes we ever had! 5 Stars. Sherry Cream Sauce with Lobster accompaniment was fabulous. Beautiful decor and view. Highly recommended by the Wealthy Waiter!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent hidden gem!
    mainegirl
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We love coming as frequently as possible. The atmosphere is warm and friendly; the staff is superb; and the food is memorable. Every effort is seen in the preparation and presentation of our meal and the result is a very satisfied and delighted customer. We take our dear family and friends at every opportunity we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Union Grill a big hit!!
    DeeJay
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    We met friends at the Union Grill and they had never dined there. We see them once a year so we were looking for a quieter setting with good food. It was perfect!!! It was a foggy and cool evening so the fire was lit in the beautiful fieldstone fireplace and the corner table was cozy and quiet. The food was excellent, everyone loved their meal and the service was terrific. I would highly recommend the Union Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two different restaurants..one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Two different restaurants..one is a semi formal style, the other is a pub style...and you cannot order anything off the pub menu in the semi formal side...that was a little weird, so we moved to the pub side because their menu was actually more extensive. (Actually the pub menu has most of the semi formal menu items on it). But the con part of the pub is it can get very loud and messy. But good if you have energetic kids. Pub side service wasn't very good, but food was pretty good for pub fare.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress was great, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Our waitress was great, and the food was fresh and delicious. The chef was able to accommodate a slight modification to one of the dishes without any fuss. The dining room is small, but cozy. Not necessarily for small children, but the pub side (with a popcorn machine) lends itself to families with small children.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Everything was perfect! The food was amazing and paced for our needs. Went for romantic walk on the beach after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food at a good price
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    nothing fancy or spectacular, but good salads & risotto and a decadent if slightly undercooked cookie/ice cream dessert. friendly server. a solid choice in York.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in York Beach
    CarmensensemanVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    York beach is not know for upscale dinning....but this venue is an exception. The food, service, and ambiance is comparable to any high end neighborhood restuarant in Boston or New York. The chef knows how to cook sauces and soups that are rich , but not heavy. Service was outstanding......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Union continues to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The Union continues to be a great place to stay and have dinner with out leaving the hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another fabulous meal was
    mainegirl
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Another fabulous meal was had by the three of us.The fish was moist and the prepared sauce was phenomenal. The filet mignon was tender and adequately portioned. The grilled salmon was equally moist and spiced accordingly. The sweetbreads are a secret delight; the fried goat cheese ravioli and salad were scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It was a very romantic evening , great ambiance and food was great.only cimplaint I had was the broccoli side dish that came with the filet, it was very bitter. Other than that perfect! The triple chocolate martinis were fabulous
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We cannot say enough about
    mainegirl
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    We cannot say enough about the superb food we experienced with our friends. The veal sweetbreads were succulent; the fried oysters with plankton aioli was decadent; the filet mignon and duck breast both cooked to perfection; the gorgonzola mac-n-cheese was a creamy delight. We had a lovely Sterling Cab and the two drinks-the New Old Fashioned and Salted Caramel were delicious. Our server, Tracy, was ver accommodating and delightful. All gratitude and applause goes to the chef-Darren. We thank you for a fabulous night of gastronomic delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually I would be turned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Usually I would be turned off by eating dinner in a hotel in a tourist location, but what a wonderful and pleasant surprise. The atmosphere in the dining room was warm, cosy with fireplace, and comfortable. The service was great, food very good and everyone very accomodating, especially for anyone with food allergies. we will go back any time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If the pub weren't across
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    If the pub weren't across the lobby without any separation causing its noise to permeate the dining room, the overall & ambiance ratings would be outstanding, and the noise rating probably quiet to moderate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good restaurant The
    PackmanMtl
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Really good restaurant The lobster is fantastic Try the Pumpkin beer it's a must!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Also stayed at the Hotel.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Also stayed at the Hotel. wonderful place all around
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We arrived to a very pleasant
    DowntownBobVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    We arrived to a very pleasant surprise, a prix fixe menu, 3 courses for $28.50 in addition to the regular menu. The prix fixe selections were amazing and we selected them.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner........had swordfish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Great dinner........had swordfish special.....nice thick piece of fish cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    We had dinner at the Union Grill. They were very friendly, the service was excellent and the food wonderful. The ambiance in the restaurant side was very nice and comfortable. It is small but there were only a few patrons so it was quiet and nice. As we were leaving we saw the outside patio for the grill and it looked like a nice place to hang out and have a few drinks and appetizers. The view from both the grill and pub are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Allie, our server was on top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Allie, our server was on top of things from the beginning, was able to comfortably make suggestions egarding the menu and the specials. Food for all four of us exceeded expectations. Comfortable setting in a quiet and well appointed dining room. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great.Great view.We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Food was great.Great view.We enjoyed our 47th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our little secret spot!
    mainegirl
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    My husband and I frequent the Union Bluff especially when we have family and special friends visiting. We love the food and especially the attention we receive from Kerri and Elena and chef Darren! He is very creative and puts his heart into his creations. We hope to see a chefs tasting in the future. This way he can really show off his gourmet expertise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you find yourself in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    If you find yourself in the short sands york beach area, dont miss this gem! Great food,great ambiance! Very cozy,and warm, great service, you instantly right at home! Wife and I each had the lobster rav,outstanding! Dessert was a cookie right out of the oven, topped with ice cream and whipped cream, amazing! This place was great, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food. worth the
    Eyes24VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Excellent food. worth the wait, even if the kitchen is busy. We ate on the restaurant side, not the pub, as the pub had a wait of more than an hour, and OT reservaton was just for the restaurant. Would eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An excellent view of the coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    An excellent view of the coast line and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    good food and great service! Reasonable prices too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great. Waitress was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food was great. Waitress was extremely pleasant and attentive. Outstanding ocean view. Overall a wonderful experience. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • this place is always very
    DowntownBobVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    this place is always very good, but off-season, it is a real gem, no crowds, no noisy kids. My lobster pizza was amazing! Great selection of draft beers too. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Local's Dream
    mainegirl
    Dined on 11/13/2011
    Union Bluff Grille continues to excite. James Beard Chef Karl Mace is joined by Sous Chef Darren Kelly, who adds an Iberian flair to the creative menu. Darren did not disappoint. We had a foodies dream meal with scallop ceviche & Oysters Rockefeller that John D. would have approved. The Grilled Salmon was ideal with a crusty exterior & moist interior; no knife needed, it just flaked with the fork. It topped creamy, chunky garlic mashed potatoes & zesty roasted tomatoes. My wife had the Grilled Bacon Wrapped Sirloin, which she got medium rare. It was cooked to perfection and could be cut with a butter knife. Don't miss the three course Prix Fixe Dinner on Thursdays and Sundays that changes weekly for only 28.95 including wine!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved this restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    We loved this restaurant, the ambiance and location. The food was great! The fried calamari was the best we ever had. The hostess was gracious, and our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend to our friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate