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Union On Yale
Union On Yale

Union On Yale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.uniononyale.com
  • Phone: (909) 833-5104
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Union On Yale
Union on Yale is a full service restaurant located in Claremont, California. Our food is prepared with the highest quality local meats, poultries, fish and produce. Our patio seating host a bocce ball court and fire pits. At Union on Yale we desire our patrons to enjoy food and drink as it was meant to be enjoyed, by letting the quality of product shine through. Union was created to be a restaurant that would bring food, drink and people together.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Great for outdoor dining. Food is consistently good especially the wood fired pizzas and Brussels sprout side (who knew). Chicken can be too salty."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I always enjoy eating at Union on Yale but wish they had more vegetarian entrees."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great wine - their California Pinot Noir. There were four of us and we split the Serat(sp?) Salad (loved this,) pizza (yummy) & Garlic Shrimp Pasta. Service was fast & attentive. Loved the outside area."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I reserved the table and even got a confirmation from the restaurant. This was our first time there, and when we got there the hostess couldn't find our reservation then another hostess came by and they looked at each other and whispered that they marked it wrong and have our table to someone else. Our food was bland. As a vegetarian, I got the Uniin expecting it to not have meat and I asked not to have any cheese. They wouldn't add extra veggies or mushrooms because they "prepare their ingredients for each dish". My Boyfriend got the chicken and it was salty. For the price we paid we were expecting it to be amazing but the food was bland. My pizza ended up being a piece of dough with some tomatoe sauce and a ton of arugula."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is a really fun restaurant for a group. You can play bocce while waiting for your table or in between your drinks and dinner. The food is really good too!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We visited for Father's Day brunch, this being a regular favorite of ours. The snotty hostess had lost our reservation and could not care less about it. While I really like this restaurant, I don't need attitude from a careless twenty-something. Once seated (after much argument), the server was delightful, the food was excellent, and we had a nice time. Too bad the experience had to be so diminished by poor service at the start. Whatever you do, do not call to change the number of people in your reservation!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The best pizza in town! The mini burgers and brussel sprouts were amazing!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent service, unique menu selections, whether your having dinner or just hanging out for a drink and appetizers by the fire pit, the outdoor area is relaxing.extensive wine selection. The head chef also delivered orders and spent time with patrons. Casual atmosphere. Another great Claremont restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find a table last minute through Open Table. The alcoholic beverages (well drinks) are always great here and so are there main courses. I only wish they had a better salad selection. Service was not terribly great this evening, but it was a very full house (we sat indoors). The noise level made it a bit much, but if you have a chance, sit outdoors where you get less noise."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "First time here and I loved it! Had a date night out on the patio with my hubby! Food was great a little pricey though! Burrata and tomatoes was awesome! (Mason jar)"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I want to give a shout out to this restaurant with an eclectic menu that never disappoint for quality or service"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was outstanding. We were able to change our reservation to a larger group earlier in the day with no problem (which was not easy given it was graduation weekend) and our table was ready for us when we arrived. I did not have the pizza, but I hear the pizza is delicious! Fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. Loved playing Bocci ball after our meal! Fun evening overall! Will be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The combination of a talented chef, interesting menu, superb mixologist and pleasant outside dining area make this a very fun spot to dine. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Entrees are overwhelmingly pork or beef. The one chicken dish has pancetta accenting the accompanying Brussels sprouts! One fish dish and one duck selection. The duck breast was delicious and the corn and black rice side was wonderful. A garnish of tomato jam was great but could have been a bit warmer. Salads are tiny and Pizzas are huge and again overwhelmingly porcine-oriented...we like spicy Asian or veggie styles. Not enough on the menu to tempt us back on a regular basis"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "had dinner tuesday night for my wife's birthday. Had the wedge salad and sauteed brussel sprouts for appetizers. For dinner, my wife and I shared the 18-0nce niemen ranch steak and the kids shared a pizza. All the food was wonderful as usual. My wife also had a cocktail while I had a beer. Union on Yale never dissappoints, the drinks are fantastic and all the food is terrific, especially the pizzas. The atmosphere is very fun, also, especially the bar area."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great spot to to sit by the fire pit and have a drink and people watch. Food is excellent. Very romantic. Sometimes I will just come here by myself and have a drink and the Seurat Salad seated outside near the fire. Best if you order a variety of things and share. If there are three or more try the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and kale. YUM. NOT the place if you are in a hurry or if your friends are picky eaters or like a more traditional dining experience. I do have friends who absolutely will not go here. It is a bit pricey and slow. But if I what cheap and fast (which admittedly often I do), I go to Norms. For an adventurous and romantic evening give it a try!! You may just have another favorite restaurant!!! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Good wait staff and decent quality of ingredients. I had a good arugula salad that was not overdressed, good oysters, and a disappointing steak that was cooked rare when I requested medium. Even though we couldn't eat 1/3 of the very expensive steak because it was completely rare instead of medium, and even though we told the waiter that, all we got was an apology. The place is ok. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there, but if I was in town I might have a salad, small plate, and cocktail there. The big plates like the steak are too risky though given my experience"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Went to dinner with friends on Saturday night. Service was exceptional. Food was good (steak was too chewy, but the chicken was done well) and I would highly recommend their honey ice cream! In hindsight I should have asked for a table outdoors. Indoors doesn't make for a good dining experience. Entirely too loud. Not enough sound dampening indoors for patrons to carry a conversation and that was frustrating. Especially when the establishment cranks the music up throughout the dining room. Creates more of a bar scene that bleeds into the dining area. I have nothing against bars, just expected to be able to carry on a conversation with friends. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband and I eat at Union on Yale often and are never disappointed. The food and drinks are always consistently good."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We come here often and always enjoy ourselves, whether it's brunch with the family or a nice dinner for two. The Pimm's Cup is one of the best I've ever had (watch out Parker Palm Springs!). I cannot go there without having the Mason Jar appetizer, so simple but so delicious. We had the O.G. Fried Chicken for the first time and it was delicious. Another new thing we tried was the Lemon Profiteroles, they are in my opinion Union's best dessert yet and perfect for summer. I love sitting outside and I deduct one star from ambience simply because sitting inside is not an option for me, as the acoustics make it so loud I can't hear myself think. It's a small thing and if you don't mind sitting outside, it's lovely. Overall simply wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "When dining outside, it feels like a neighborhood bistro in Europe. I have celebrated my birthday with 8 family members, had brunch with my husband and two dear friends, enjoyed lunch with a girlfriend, and every time I come away feeling content and happy. The food is unconventional, yet delicious and satisfying. They frown on substitutions and you soon find that it's just not necessary to ask for any. The waitstaff is attentive and fun. I could go on and on with compliments, but the bottom line is this is a neighborhood gem where you can carry on a conversation while watching patrons play bocci ball or watching the world go by. Thank you, Union on Yale."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This pleasant little cafe is one of our favorite places in Claremont. It's great for a quiet lunch and great to visiting with friends. The food is unique for the area, delicious and reliable. The Bianca pizza is to die for, but everything is excellent. I wish they would re-introduce the amazing chocolate mousse (sort of) desert they had when they first opened, but apparently that particular staff genius moved on."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Union on Yale always offers interesting food choices in their menus. They choose combinations of ingredients which are creative. Based on a suggestion, we shared the fried chicken. It was the perfect mix of spice with moist chicken. The batter and coating was crispy and yet light. The chicken pieces were the right size and the portion offered more than enough for two. (We brought some home) The mashed potatoes mixed with swiss chard and kale were so fabulous!!! Our server was helpful and attentive. She even offered a blanket for a southern california March outside dining evening. I look forward to discovering another new taste treat on my next visit."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was our 1st time at Union on Yale and we chose to eat out on the patio since it was a warm, sunny afternoon. Arrived at 6:00 and were seated on the north side of the patio where the bright, setting sun hit us pretty hard. So best to sit on the south end of the patio until the sun sets. I had the ox-tail and my wife and friend had the shrimp pasta dish. The dishes were okay but not anything that made you feel like a "Wow, this is great!" At a nearby table we saw a pizza that was ordered and that looked like something we'd try should we come back again. Service was okay but not attentive. It does get busy as the evening wears on so reservations would be advisable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have dined here many times, and Union on Yale never disappoints. The food is great and the casual vibe makes it a very comfortable spot to hang out awhile. They definitely should add more heaters outside along the front and north side of the bocce ball court."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were a little early for our reservation. We were originally seated outside in an area without a heater and it was getting cooler as the sun went down. The server wasn't too helpful when we asked if we could move to a more sheltered or warm area or inside the restaurant. We ordered some drinks and thought about leaving without dinner. We finally contacted the hostess and she offered to move us inside. The new server was very gracious and took our order shortly. The soup was potato cheese, with a crusty bread, very warming. The grouper was excellent, prepared with a sweet potato gratin and the Hanger steak with fingerling potatoes was a hit as well. Probably will give this another shot, just have to be specific on the seating preferences."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I do not usually bag on restaurants, but...Union on Yale had some serious problems with Sunday brunch service. In a nutshell...had a reservation at noon. On the phone, restaurant SUGGESTED a table on patio in the shade. Arrived. Table not in shade, in broiling sun. Asked to be moved. Took 30 to 40 minutes to move, while left in broiling sun and other people are given shady tables. Once moved, service continued at a snail's pace. When food arrived, included two orders of burnt French toast. "Is this chocolate French toast, Dad?" "No, it's burnt, but choke it down or we'll never get out of here." Out by 2:30! Talk about a leisurely breakfast."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I was visiting my son who goes to college in Claremont. I am from NYC and consider myself a foodie. I took my son and three friends out for dinner. We all loved it, everything was delicious, the ambiance was great and we really enjoyed playing Bocci."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "What more could one ask for in a relaxed though energetic restaurant. In the heart of old downtown Claremont, this dining experience has it all - fresh food, excellent food & fresh air and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner with a visitor from Japan. The Japanese are wonderful hosts and we wanted to reciprocate. The restaurant was a really good choice. Lots of good beers to choose from which for lubricating the evening. The appetizers worked out well for sharing. We had the carpaccio, caprese in a mason jar, and lyonnaise wings. There was enough to share among us and they tasted great. Our entrees painted the corners - warm spinach salad to steak to pasta to pizza. All were good, well prepared and fun to try. The service was very good--patient with some language issues, and always prompt and available. Sitting outside was nice on an evening when we needed the heaters. I'd happily come back again."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Beautiful decor inside the restaurant and a spacious outdoor patio seating area perfect for lunch or an afternoon cocktail. An eclectic menu including wood fired pizza and excellent sandwiches. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu. Aliitle gem in old town Claremont."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great food. Vegetarian friendly. Very enjoyable. I will return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Union on Yale offers a varied and delicious brunch menu. I have eaten there 2 - 3 times before and always enjoy brunch/lunch. The menu offers both breakfast and lunch fare. We tried the breakfast pizza and it was flavorful! The biscuits with the brown sugar butter and nanner bread are great to share for a bit of sweet! Service is always friendly and efficient. The outdoor patio is great for people watching and with 80 degree weather in February: a true SoCal meal!!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "A little bit of Hollywood in Downtown Claremont. Great bar/lobby area, nice large oudoor patio, and a creative menu that even the most discernng foodie would love; plus great cocktails."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been here a few times and it never ceases to impress. The 1925 Maury is a phenomenal wine and worth every penny. The food is well thought out and the presented well. The service is good (which is huge in my book). They have wine and liquor experts whom are polite, knowledgeable,attentive, and honest. I never doubt my experience here will be anything less then awesome, and it always is."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic cocktails, tasty appetizers, pizzas and main courses, this is the best restaurant we have found in the foothill communities. I highly recommend the signature cocktails. This is a great place for drinks and small bites or a full meal. Whether sitting in the bar area, inside at a table or outside, the atmosphere is terrific. The wedge salad is first rate as are the other appetizers. The pizzas are fantastic, the equal of anything in LA. The duck, when offered, is crispy and quite tasty. I have eaten is restaurants is most US major cities, and I would eat here if the this restaurant was located in LA, SF, NYC or philly. Union on Yale stands out in Claremont as the gem of the area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When I called to confirm my reservation, they could not find it. They did call back later that afternoon to tell me that they found it. When we arrived, another hostess again could not find the reservation. I told her about the phone call confirming the reservation; she wanted to see my phone record. She still did not believe me and called the previous hostess (no answer) and was not going to seat us. She finally figured out that my son had already been seated and that the reservation had been erased. The food was good , nothing to write home about. Had another terrible experience with service but not enough room to write about it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We stumbled into Union on Yale a couple of years ago when moving our son into a nearby college, and now we make the point of dining there on every time we're in town. The food is delicious and memorable, the setting just lovely, and the service jovial and attentive. Looking forward to the next visit."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Superb prix fixe ($60) dinner with good wine pairings ($30) made for a memorable, Valentine's Day, outdoor dinner. (It helped that the evening was unseasonably warm.) The food courses were well conceived and beautifully presented without being precious. The wine matchings were, with one exception, well suited to the dish. The pours are generous - beware. Attentive but not intrusive service. Two minor dings: The service at start was a bit rushed but was quickly corrected. The outdoor chairs could be more comfortable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on the outdoor patio. The service was very good and attentive to our requests. We would recommend it to anyone. The only problem we had was finding parking."
    Dined on 2/14/2014