Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gaslampunion.com/
  • Phone: 6197959463
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (20)good for groups (18)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (15)hot spot (15)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Dinner in San Diego
    GrazerVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were looking for a casual, less expensive dinner while in San Diego. Union kitchen fit the bill. Food was comfort food and good comfort food. Portions were large. Service was attentive but not rushed. We found everything we wanted at a reasonable price . This is not a quiet family place. It is fun and noisy. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Linda
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a great wait staff. Made sure we were satisfied. The food was interesting and delicious. Loved the Bloody Mary bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, some small portions
    ssinbad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wife and I shared the mussels appetizer, each had a salad, then she had the fisherman's stew, and I had the scallops. Mussels were excellent. The wedge salad would have benefited from blue cheese dressing, while the ceasar was big and excellent. the fisherman's stew was good, but not great. Scallops were great, but the portion was small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G food & great for peoplewatching !
    ahdiiiVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Dining in doors or outdoors is almost the same here as the huge doors on the front of this great restaurant open up for an indoor-outdoor felling. Great craft cocktails and the food is excellent. Great service and you can dine without being bothered so you are not rushed. We went for a late dinner and were pleasantly surprised, We will definitely return ! C&H
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but not so great service
    anonymouscoffier
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Quality, taste, presentation of food have been consistent but service has been OK at best so far.. Our server on last Saturday night was too busy talking to table with 2 girls.. Table next to us was seated after us and he didn’t even notice our appetizer still hasn't come out while that other table was finishing their entree..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Dontgetoutmuch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place. The drink menu was not to big. Which I like. The drinks we had were flavorful, and I would order them again. The food was fantastic. There is still many other dishes I would love to try. Our waiter was fast and kept our glasses full. There were a few things he suggested to use, and they were great. I will go back and bring friends to share this place with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, horribly slow kitchen
    SuzyD
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our server was friendly and professional but the kitchen killed any possibility of recommending this restaurant. We waited over 45 minutes for two salads, a flatbread, mussels and shrimp and grits. After all the wait, the food was fair. The place has a great feel. If I did return, it would only be to sit at the bar for a libation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was good, especially the mac n cheese and brussel sprouts sides. Problem was they didn't bring out the sides for over 5 minutes after the entree and then no serving utensils until we went and asked. Worst part was no one seemed to care, especially our waiter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Gaslamp Hangout
    HHhound
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great outdoor seating. Solid food and drinks. I would recommend this place for brunch, lunch and happy hours.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fun Dinner
    KTLL
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I came with 2 friends and we sat outside - it was a fun dinner! Our waitress was amazing and the bartender mixed some great drinks! Food was good and very reasonable priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch !!!;
    deliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Not only is this the best restaurant in SD but it's hands down my favorite restaurant PERIOD !! Service is impeccable!! Food is phenomenal!! I've been there 20 times and I've tried everything on the menu and everything is TOP NOTCH !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing management
    Dcycle
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I were early customers and it was a regular stop. We were excited to get reservations outside for Friday of Comic Con. We tried for 2 months and were finally told 2 weeks ago we had them for what would have been tonight. we were going to treat two people who have almost no income. We were told Wednesday (2 days ago) that now if we wanted to keep the spot there would be a $50 minimum per person charge. This should have been told to us two weeks ago. This totally ruined our Friday night because by the time we were told it was impossible to get a reservation elsewhere. We could not afford what they wanted, they should have honored our reservation as it was given. This is not how you treat regular customers or anyone else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambiance.
    Kcooper
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great but service was a little slow, especially for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I highly suggest making a reservation - if we hadn't we would not have gotten a table at all. It was super packed the day we went but the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place to eat in SD
    deliciousVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food is dope especially the fish especially the scallops, the mix drinks are off the hook. Service is great just make sure you get a male server. My girl and I ate there 5 times in 3 days.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    jasontuodVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Non-existent service. Barely mediocre food. So disappointing for such a beautiful build out at such a prime spot in the Gaslamp. Let's hope they at least improve the horrible service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fig Flatbread
    LoriB
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Fig flatbread is exceptional! Wait staff friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had an awesome waitress named Stephanie who was very dilligent and FUN! Sitting outside is lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    myssahallVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The French onion soup is amazing. I really like the open concept and outdoor seating areas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    KiKiGF
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Have been to Union many times, always great! This last time it happened to be happy hour- great happy hour menu, perfect portions and $2 off draft drinks!!! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    Rasha
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was my second Sunday for brunch in a row. The first weekend the waitress told us she was new so we gave her a break when she would forget our drinks and take forever to just come around so we could ask her for another bottomless mimosa. I enjoyed the outdoor seating so I went back last weekend and the service was once again extremely slow. We ordered acai bowls and it took her almost ten minutes to bring us spoons which we requested, constantly forgetting our mimosas and also never around if we needed anything. She came to our table and told us she would come our mimosas because the service she gave wasn't good but still charged us once the bill came. Very dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 2 reviews are from the Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp reviews archive.
  • Worth a shot...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food and drinks were between average and good, location is great, service was friendly but so so so so slow. Maybe it was because we were a large group. I would come back with a friend to sit at the bar and have dinner but would not recommend this to families or a large group gathering for a celebration.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool Urban Bar & Grill
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice, woodsy and fashionable decor, very open ambiance. Friendly and bustling with good service. Great American comfort food menu. Calimari and mac & cheese were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.