UNION Rooftop
UNION Rooftop

UNION Rooftop

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://unionmpls.com/
  • Phone: 6124556690x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Rooftop Social Hour (Bar Area Only): Daily 4-6pm

    Rooftop Dinner
    Sunday – Thursday: 5-10 pm
    Friday – Saturday: 5-11 pm

    Brunch
    Sunday 10 am -2:30 pm

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    Workshop @ Union (1st floor concept)
    open Thursday-Saturday and as a pop-up on other event days
    www.workshopatunion.com
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Stewart Woodman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View
  • Entertainment: DJ-inspired music Fridays and Saturdays after 10 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street and Hennepin Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: -Valet Parking $10 after 5 pm daily
    -Self parking $4 with voucher after 4 pm at Macy's (Park & Shop) or Highland ramps
A word from UNION Rooftop
A word from UNION Rooftop

Experience the Union of talent, creativity, art, food, and design.

Kaskaid Hospitality has been credited with bringing dining in the Twin Cities to new heights, and UNION Rooftop / Workshop @ UNION is the crown jewel in its latest unveiling of unique hospitality concepts. Painstaking attention was paid to every detail, from restoring the building’s original architectural treasures to installing the one-of-a-kind retractable rooftop. UNION has engaged a talented culinary team that holds themselves to the highest standards, ensuring every dish is special, surprising, and cohesive. We have created a menu that can be experienced in just the right proportions, from an elegant snack before the theater, to a celebratory 5-course tasting menu featuring ingredients that change daily.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
UNION Rooftop reviews from OpenTable diners
339 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (236)scenic view (213)hot spot (131)special occasion (117)fit for foodies (114)vibrant bar scene (83)good for groups (74)romantic (67)late-night find (56)neighborhood gem (42)great for brunch (24)notable wine list (24)great for lunch (22)Show More
  • great food great views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I travel for business and appreciate great local restaurants. This rooftop location had wonderful food, great views and an upscale casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great downtown brunch location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Fun atmosphere and great views. Food is delicious and don't forget the bottomless mimosas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Union rooftop
    newberg
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Union rooftop was a great experence for my girlfriend and I. The service is phenomenal, the servers were very friendly and accommodating while managers talked with most of the customers. I had ordered a medium rare steak salad and my girlfriend had ordered butternut ravioli. Both these entrees were plated beautifully and was very presentable. These dishes were simply but packed with many layers and elements of flavor. The only downside of this restaurant is that it is packed pretty tight and is very loud and difficult to hear. (Packed pretty tight, I mean there will be people about 2 feet to the right and left of you. I can personally recommend both those dishes and the restaurant itself.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uh oh
    Foodie8
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Usually I have good service at Union Rooftop. However, this time we were seated outside and forgotten about for awhile before another customer (also forgotten about) went and got us some help. Food was fine. Rooftop was a nice view. I'm hoping that this was a one night thing because I really do like this restaurant and plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view, but don't go hungry
    mlb1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our visit to the Union Rooftop was as expected. We enjoyed a great view and the fun atmosphere, but the food was sub par, especially given the price point ($19 for a basic pasta dish). The fish tacos were ok - filling was decent, but the corn tortilla shell was not - fried and a bit chewy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been here during the summer and really enjoyed dining here. This was our first time here with the rooftop covered. It was beyond loud. Also they crammed the tables in there. It is slightly insane how many tables are in there. I would love to see them get rid of about 10 tables. You should not have to wait to walk past a table because someone else is walking through. That being said our food was absolutely wonderful and the drinks were great! They have a great happy hour. We were heading to a concert at the target center and this is a great place to go pre-concert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unfriendly
    HeavenlyCuisine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was great, the decor was nice but the service was not to pleaseant. It felt as if are waiter was just fitting us in his work load rather than him being our waiter... Not Very Personable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before 10:00
    MaybeNextTime
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A really great place to go for a nice dinner and atmosphere with friends before 10:00. Dinner was delicious and the server was very personable. However once 9:30/10:00 hit, it turned into a club atmosphere with the early-twenties wanna-hookups coming in. If you're interested in that type of bar scene feel free to hang out. Otherwise dinner between 7:30-9:30 is prime time on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was wonderful!
    JJones
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service at The Union was wonderful. Carpaccio had a different combo of accompaniments we had not had before, but was really excellent. Pork chop with mashed potatoes--excellent. Lobster linguini was so tasty! The only downfall was when checking in. Our reservation was made two weeks in advance. We requested a table by the window. We were seated 20 minutes late (not a huge deal) and were in the middle of the dining room. Still a great meal, big city ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant
    JenG
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Went here for my birthday. They tried giving us a bad table that want even under the glass roof.After requesting a different table everything was wonderful. Food, service and wine was all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We got a gift certificate to eat at Union Rooftop and were excited because we have heard that the views were nice. The views did not disappoint. The staff were friendly but our waitress wasn't the best. She wasn't bad but she could have been friendlier. The noise level was ok. We could hear each other if we were leaning in and paying attention to what the other was saying. The food was ok - definitely nothing special. I don't see us going back anytime soon - especially for the prices with only mediocre food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service was good- let us take our time with appetizers, drinks and light supper. Happy hour appetizer specials. We had the fried calamari which was awesome. Then we split the entree special which was a delicious, light seafood linguini. As it got busier, it got a bit louder, though it wasn't so loud as to hinder our conversation. We would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Only" 4 stars?
    wineandfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    OK, so I rated Union Rooftop 5 stars in every sub-category, yet only give it 4 overall. What gives? Well, it's simply a matter of having a limited menu. If there was a wider variety of selections, especially in the entrée category, I would have given it five. We had a great time there, and the service was the star of the evening - absolutely spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    jeshenaur
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My mom and I went before a show at the Orpheum. Our waiter asked if we had some place we had to be so we let him know and he made sure that we had enough time to get there! The savory donut holes - nothing to write home about. Mahi tacos were good. The lamb shank was out of this world! Very tender and full of flavor. Our dessert was ok, not what we had expected. Good wine selection and seasonal beers. Loved the enclosed roof top patio, it was loud but I expect that with a glass roof. I might have to bring the hubby for a date night sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were there on a monday evening and it was very quiet so we got exception service. The food was very good, some very different flavors that we all loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated - cold experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Cody was an excellent server and turned the music down upon our request. We ordered apps and left. Place was cold. Food was cold. Ambiance was cold. Environment was cold. Everything about it was cold and uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • teamplayerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Only had cocktails but was a great environment to sit and talk and feel on top of the city!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but super loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My friend and I went there for Sunday brunch. Unfortunately they had a DJ playing such loud music we could barely hold a conversation. The food was delicious but I will not return for brunch as apparantly this DJ is there every Sunday. The venue itself is very unique with its solarium rooftop, too bad they are ruining it with ear shattering volume rap type music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Disappointed Union
    CulinaryComedian
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    While blown away by the ambience and great service...the food...oh the food...was overwhelmingly average to just not good. The lobster linguini lacked any sauce whatsoever and had no seasoning. The flank steak, ordered MR was a tough medium and ovey charred. Enjoyed, however, delicious butternut squash ravioli. The fact that I can't even remember the apps indicates how lackluster they were. I would return for the ambience and a cocktail but I'll be eating at Coup d Etat!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is not good. Service is.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food quality is close to McDonald's level at 3x the price. The tenderloin sandwich is compressed flavorless, tough flank steak masked with a pickled jalapeno to cover the flavor gaps. Fries were soggy. Lobster poorboy was OK; didn't have that fresh sweet taste from lobster. Service was very good. We explained to our waitress the food quality was poor and she apologized and wanted to bring a manager over to discuss with us, but we declined. Left her a nice tip and don't plan on coming back. Talked to a few other people after eating there. They said it is a good place for a drink, but not to eat. I would agree.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grubbin'
    boogirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Extremely professional and engaging staff. Consistently delicious food from the app course through dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around
    foodexpert
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    So bright. Needed shades. So loud. Not a place to talk. Rigatoni was very good. My wife's lobster blt was very good. The service was good. I would come back when it wasn't so bright.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Neat feeling being "outside" in the colder weather while staying nice and warm. Good food, great service. A little noisy, but what can you expect being surrounded by glass?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SimonnBill
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great spot to dine with outstanding views especially of the sunset and the skyscrapers. Great urban feel. Food was very good with interesting menu. Lobster linguine was spectacular; oysters and halibut were very good as well. Good attentive service. When a restaurant has two great restaurants (this one roof top and the other one - forget its name - ground floor), it becomes hard not to compare. I would go to Union downstairs for the best seafood in Minneapolis (seriously fish that melts in the mouth and amazing tastes) and upstairs for ambiance+food+a sense of being at a "happening" place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our food and service was great. It was very noisy however, but tolerable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmoshere, but food is just ok
    KillerBee
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fun atmoshere, but the food is just ok. The bartenter was not overly friendly, the rest of the wait staff were great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot before downtown event
    Waterman
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had dinner before going to a show in downtown Minneapolis. Roof top view was great, service was excellent, food was very good, a little spendy but worth it. With the glass dome on the roof the noise level is on the high side. Would go again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Food Slipping A Bit
    Travel4FoodVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been to Union Rooftop several times before but there was just something OFF this time. I had the special and it just didn't measure up to my expectations from previous experiences. Our friends did like their burgers. Considering other options downtown, I probably will go elsewhere -- especially when I am the one responsible for everyones dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Lane
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I made a reservation at the Rooftop for my boyfriend's birthday. When we got there they didn't seem to have our reservation but quickly seated us. They stuck us in a back corner - Very crowded and super small table. Service was slow to say the least. The table next to us had to send their meal back 2x and the person was very unhappy. Our food was good but we had no time for a birthday dessert becuz the service was so slow & we had a show to catch. in my reservation I had indicated that it was for a birthday & we would like a seat with a view. Our view was of the propane tanks used to light the outdoor warmers. Our waitress was nice enough, but clearly had too many tables to be able to keep up. Overall, a disappointing birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing experience
    M2GION
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had heard about this restaurant from a local news report. The food was small bites, healthy dinner choices, and the wine list looked well rounded. We ordered the special of the night and the food came out burnt and overcooked. Staff didnt offer to taste a bottle before ordering it. When we sent the food back no manager came out to check in with our issue. A new plate was made and sent out to me. It tasted a little better but still had a charred burnt taste on outside. I like a crisp char on my steak just not black carcinogens char flavor. The 2 small crab claws were overcooked. I would rather cook my own steak and lobster, than pay $130.00 at this restaurant. Do not go unless you are just having drinks or small plates/bar food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded our expectations!
    ShawnAnders71
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What an awesome dining experience--and we had a perfect night to dine outside! We will definitely be back in the winter to dine under the retractable roof!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Celebrating a big birthday with three friends...we found the view delightful and the service outstanding. Nice wine list..yummy Sangria. Cevice was delish as an appetizer with plenty for the three of us. I had the porkchop which was REALLY good...and more than I could eat! Other diners had the scallops which were also very good. As the sun set, the view just got better and better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better in Open Air
    MaineAppetite
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Enjoyed our time at Union Rooftop -- great happy hour deals, helpful and good-humored server -- until a few rain drops fell and they pulled the glass cover over the dining area. It became so loud that we couldn't hear each other across the table. Make sure you go on a night with no threat of rain!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great rooftop!
    kelseymarie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Beautiful setting, good food, semi-pretentious staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A sublime open air evening.
    GrandpaJack
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Halibut, Kale Salad and our bottle of Zinfandel were all very good. We had a sublime, five star weather night in the open air roof top restaurant in the big city. The Polenta seemed quite a bit short on the blue cheese, but OK/good. Bread and butter should be offered at the start of the meal. The bread was disappointingly very so so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantice Evening Success
    MichaelP89
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I made reservations the same day as my previous plans fell through. Patrick, the manager called and let me know I had the best seat in the house and asked if there were any special accomodations that needed to be made. He went out of his way to stop at the table twice to make sure everything was going great! Excellent service and top notch food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    MadelineSw
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a delicious dinner, ordered the pork chop and it was amazing! Cooked perfectly! My friends ordered the lobster linguini and the salmon, both turned out great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • showup2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A little noisy, vibrant. The food was excellent , wait staff great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Union Rooftop
    VZdineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was excellent with a great view. Happy Hour items were good, but I was very disappointed in my dinner. I ordered duck, & was served a bunch of vegetables with a tiny portion of duck. Way over-priced for what I received.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb
    DateNiteFoodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I went to the Union Rooftop to celebrate our anniversary. The servers were very attentive. They have a great eye for detail and could anticipate our needs before we even asked - our table was straightened out, an extra fork was brought to us, and our celebration was acknowledged - all without prompting from us. And, the food was phenomenal - superb. I had the lobster linguini and my husband has the sea bass in Thai curry. It was flavorful, tasty and wonderfully played. We had the panna cotta for dessert - OMG! I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.