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
367 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (267)scenic view (222)hot spot (135)special occasion (121)fit for foodies (114)vibrant bar scene (96)good for groups (75)romantic (69)late-night find (66)neighborhood gem (44)great for brunch (26)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (24)Show More
  • great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
  • "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.
  • delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The filet mignon was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was fabulous and the prices reasonable. I will definitely be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Union Rooftop never fails to impress. The service is impeccable. The hostess has always greeted me with a smile and had my reserved table ready for me. The waitstaff is prompt and know the menu well. They provide great recommendations as well. I've always had great food here and the craft cocktails are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop deliciousness
    JGoodman
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I found this place during a bachelor party stop. I then suggested some friends meet before a production just up the street. The service, food, and ambiance was absolute perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour/Pre-Show Gem
    Hungrygirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Perfect pre-show spot to take advantage of great happy our offerings, enjoy the Minneapolis skyline and the company of wonderful friends. It was a cooler evening so the rooftop was closed, which is okay because with the fantastic windows we still enjoyed the sunshine and the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great spot for before the theater. Staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just don't get a salad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I don't know where the chef came from, but an herb salad with fresh greens has something else in it besides weeds. How about some carrots or radishes or cucumbers or onions, even croutons. Something else to make it a salad. I paid for a little plate of weeds. That was pathetic. But, the steak was pretty good. I ordered my filet medium and it was pretty rare, so order on the more well side if that's your fancy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They really pack you in
    GDiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good and service was great. We loved the rooftop ambiance as it was a perfect night. My complaint is we had a table of 3 near a high traffic area for servers and they end up putting a group of 12 right next to us. After they did this servers kept bumping into our table and seats.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A grand experiance
    DrEeVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to the Union Rooftop several times and finally was able to experience the roof in its retracted state. What a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Embarrassed Beyond Words!!!
    UnhappyPatron
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I made reservations for my boyfriends 25th birthday, and was told that I could not eat there because I myself was only 20 years old. So we left. A few seconds later the manager comes running out of restaurant yelling at us and says there was a misunderstanding and that we could eat there. I REFUSED! Simply because I was discriminated based on my age for EATING at a restaurant and then embarrassed both inside and outside of the restaurant. We have heard great reviews about this restaurant, but due to this experience. We will never try to eat there again and will make sure we share our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Only okay
    Kmole
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Super noisy in the enclosed rooftop, had to ask to be seated outside. Chairs were really uncomfortable. My view was great, but my husband sitting across from me had only a view of the side of the building next door... My steak was pretty good, but the bison burger was terribly overseasoned. Our dessert sorbet was mostly a melted puddle by the time it arrived, but the flavor was good. Overall okay, but really not worth the money. Won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rosewood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Happy Hour menu and prices are outstanding. The service and food were very good. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate