UNION - Rooftop
Good RestaurantThe roof top dining has good food and an interesting ambience. We had a small birthday party up there and everyone enjoyed the event. The waiter put a happy birthday sign on one of the desserts.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOver RatedThe rooftop is great but the chef tries to make too much 'neuvo' style food that doesn't really work. Trout was undercooked, noodles with lamb belly' was terrible (sent it back) and the chicken is over priced. But, $5 for a beer was great!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeChecked out the rooftop for lunch - this was my long-awaited first time at the restaurant. Unfortunately, Jim Christiansen has already departed, but his, and McKee's food influence is still very apparent.
Enjoyed our lunch and the rooftop is spectacular, but could use some umbrellas for shade during the hot, mid-day sun.
Can't wait to come back for dinner.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a great spot for happyIt's a great spot for happy hour, lunch or dinner. It does get crowded quickly for dinner time so make reservations!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!Great food! LOVED the rooftop experience!!! Also, absolutely loved our waiter, Caleb--he was FANTASTIC!!! ! He was the perfect host--honest, great advice, and intuitive as to when to come back to check on us & when to just clear the table without interjecting into the conversation. Prices were a little high, but it's a great "date" night or special occasion place. Will definitely return!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Brunch-awesomeDelicious spread in a sunfilled room. Make Sunday brunch a regular thing at Union! We loved it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat table with a beautifulGreat table with a beautiful view. Excellent service. Nice menu selections. A little on the noisy side but enjoyable experience. Hope to come back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was very good,The service was very good, as was the food. The coconut milk french toast and "fried" chicken were outstanding. We really enjoyed the unique drinks we had with our Mother's Day Brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWow !Very rare to find a location that has mastered great food, drinks, service and ambience !
I cannot stop talking about my wonderful experience to all my friends and family !
Thank you union rooftop for ensuring a wonderful Mother's Day brunch !5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMmothers day brunchwell for the price it was not really that great...we wont return for a mothers day brunch5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirstnVisit to Union RooftopWe had dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday, and we all agreed it was a great choice! We all enjoyed our food, and the service was attentive and professional.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday DinnerWe went here to celebrate my birthday and my friends... it was a great place to have dinner and see the city. Great service and the food was yummy. Would recommend it to my friends for sure.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDespite the rain great atmosphere.Despite the rain great atmosphere. Excellent lunch menu.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Loud, but Good Food & ServiceThe happy hour crowd was very loud and boisterous, so being able to hear ourselves or the staff was difficult. Perhaps if the roof was open the sound wouldn't have bounced around as much. We had good food and service, but might have been a bit overpriced.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMRooftop LunchMy coworker and I work at a hotel downtown and like to try out restaurants to send our guests to, and we decided to try out the Union. The food at the Union was great, the staff was friendly, and the environment was inviting and comfortable. I would suggest it to anybody looking for a great spot for lunch or dinner.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice setting for lunch!I did some networking over lunch and found it to be a very nice setting for first introductions. I have a slight hearing loss and found the conversation to be quite easily heard, which surprised me. I enjoyed the table height for lunch- it somehow made it more special. Thank you for a lovely hour filled with sun after this never ending winter!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!I think the highlight was the service. Michael was our waiter -- made great recommendations and paced the night so we didn't feel rushed and really enjoyed ourself. Food and cocktails were great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambience, awesome foodUnion has a very interesting menu with dishes that range from not too expensive to a little pricey, so there is something to fit every budget. The wild rice krispies and buffalo oysters were awesome snacks. We each had a different entree (Oxtail Burger, Trout and Salmon), all were really good, and the presentation was great. The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of were the rice gnocci that came with the salmon...they were a little gummy.
When the weather permits, the rooftop retracts, and makes for an awesome outdoor seating area. It was still cool, even though the weather wasn't cooperating.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite rooftop spotMy third visit and again, food, service, ambience were fantastic. The salmon salad was outstanding, perfect lunch choice. Just with the roof had been open. It was that rare sunny day of late.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. Lamb meatballFood was very good. Lamb meatball appetizer was rare in the middle which I was not expecting but it was very good. Trout was fabulous. Salmon was excellent and large portion. Apple side salad was very fresh and tasty. The roof was open for a while and it was wonderful. The rain came and the roof was closed. Very cool! The negative is that it got really loud. They need something to absorb sound when the roof is closed. They were busy and service was slower than I expected but we were not in a hurry.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience sitting outsideGreat experience sitting outside on the rooftop on the first nice spring night of the season!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFoods are always good andFoods are always good and tasty. However it's a popular place so high noises is expected. When the weather is good, the glass ceiling is opened so you can enjoy the view and open air setting. Love it.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!Great food and great service! Waiter was very helpful in choosing drinks and food. Great atmosphere. Would definitely go again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous view and the retractableFabulous view and the retractable roof is definitely a sight to be seen. Highly recommend it! The food was terrific and we really liked our server. Friendly, inviting.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI was thoroughly pleased withI was thoroughly pleased with the whole experience. Food was amazing, yes it was noisy, but I could hear my friend at my table. One end was open to the outside, hope to see what it is like this summer.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the rooftopI really enjoyed the rooftop dinning. It was nice to have a place to go that takes you out of the season. It was a sunny day (1 of few we have had this winter) and the restaurant decor made it feel like I was dining outside on a nice summer day. The food was excellent. I would like to come back in the evening and try thier dinner entree's.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had excellent service -We had excellent service - were not rushed at all. The Rooftop dining was lovely, but very noisy...hard to hear ourselves talk, but guess that gets better when the roof can be retraced to open air. The food was very good, but not alot of choices. We did enjoy it tho and will come back again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my husband to UnionI took my husband to Union for his birthday. We enjoyed the view, atmosphere and the food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally - an opportunity toFinally - an opportunity to try this new spot! We had a terrific experience. Service was spot on...the food was great...fun atmosphere. Like many other reviewers, looking forward to coming again if the weather finally warms up (or even if it doesn't). Will also look forward to trying the main floor restaurant.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second time back to theMy second time back to the rooftop - I look forward to when it's open wire.
Food was wonderful
Will return4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWith our party of 4 we couldWith our party of 4 we could only talk 2 and 2 because of the noise. It was quite fun though.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at the RooftopFirst time at the Rooftop and it was great. Snowy day, so it wasn't crowded on a Thursday. Attentive staff and excellent food.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! Service wasGreat place! Service was exceptional. The rooftop provides great natural light. Really looking forward to checking it out in the summer time.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was fairly peculiarThe menu was fairly peculiar but what we had, the caesar salad & the pumpkin ravioli was delicious. Our server was terrific! The atmosphere was pleasing on the rooftop.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived to a very energeticWe arrived to a very energetic and fun atmosphere on Saturday night. The food, wine and service were all excellent. You will enjoy this venue, especially on the times the roof is open!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food but pretty pricey.Good food but pretty pricey. Service was amazing. A server always made sure our wine was flowing. A little loud but I guess that's what you would expect with all the buzz. To get to the top floor, you have to take an elevator. The overall layout is ok. When it's busy, lots of people congregate near the hostess area which is way too small. Nonetheless, would like to go back to check out more of their dishes.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Alex, was phenomonal!Our waiter, Alex, was phenomonal! He knew the menu very well and was completely attentive even with many tables for him to cover. As far as the food goes, the menu is interesting and a little fru-fru for my liking. If you want to take a chance on something, the Wild Rice Krispie appetizer is unique and delicious!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Caleb, was fantastic...Our server, Caleb, was fantastic....Food delicious....Will go back on a warmer day when roof can be rolled back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best night EVER!!This was absolutely amazing!!! I was there for my girlfriend's birthday and I got the table I requested and I was seated earlier then my reservation was. Everyone was so nice and the chef even put a small happy birthday candy on my girlfriend's ice cream. I would totally recommend Union. The atmosphere was beautiful, and even though it was raining a little bit, it didn't stop me from venturing out onto the outdoor deck. At night, you can see all of Minneapolis' night life. I loved it so much and I cannot wait to head on back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall it was excellent!Overall it was excellent! Unfortunately the roof was leaking on our table, it eventually stopped. Noise level grew to an unbearable level as the evening went on. But again to e expected considering the glass roof and concrete floor. Food was fabulous! I will gladly go again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI liked my meal, but othersI liked my meal, but others in our group did not. The restaurant was very loud - hard for good conversation.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food in MinneapolisI have only two things to say about the menu here:
1) You will not find these dishes anywhere else.
2) You can't go wrong with any of them.
Set your expectations aside, grab some savory doughnut holes, and enjoy the best food Minneapolis has to offer.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFun different feeling in atrium.Fun different feeling in atrium. We were there on a rainy night and it was kinda cool.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA swing and a hit!Loved everything about it! Ambience, server, menu, quantity and quality of food, as well as appearance of food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRecently had lunch on theRecently had lunch on the Union Rooftop on a day that was sunny but not warm enough for the rooftop to be opened. It was beautiful. You feel as if you are dining al fresco. I had the poached shrimp with arugula, fennel, beets and feta salad. The ingredients were fresh and delicious, but the overall salad was way too salty. My friend had the charred steak cobb salad and she said it was wonderful. The service was excellent and the ambience was warm, upbeat and very classy. I definitely recommend the rooftop!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTreat Yourself to UNION!!We had a wonderful dining experience at UNION prior to the show at the Orpheum. The food, the service, and the ambiance left all of us with a very good impression after this first visit. Looking forward to returning this summer when the roof is open!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambianceUnique food options. Nice variety of food portions so you can try many items on the menu. Loved the rooftop experience and to be able to enjoy it in the winter season. Bring your sunglasses. I would like to come back more than once!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our experience. A wonderful atmosphere , good food and wine and, Caleb, our server was fabulous!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchWe went to Union for Easter brunch. Wonderful food at a great price with an attentive staff.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was in a good locationIt was in a good location and seems like a big place. I liked the upstairs with the overlooking window roof. It seemed like a bright happy place. The people that worked there were friendly. It seems like a clean and inviting place.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM