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: 5-10pm
    Friday – Saturday: 5-11pm

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    Fish Market Social Hour: Daily 4-6pm

    Fish Market Dinner: Daily 5-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Dickhausen & Lucas Almendinger
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street and Hennepin Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: -Valet Parking $8 after 5pm daily
    -Self parking $4 with voucher at Macy's 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 Fish Market 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. Kaskaid engaged a talented culinary team that holds themselves to the highest standards, following self-imposed rules to ensure 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
447 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (330)scenic view (262)hot spot (154)special occasion (135)vibrant bar scene (127)fit for foodies (120)good for groups (94)romantic (84)late-night find (79)neighborhood gem (41)great for brunch (37)great for lunch (32)notable wine list (31)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
  • A sublime open air evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • 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
  • Pre-Dance
    openair
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The night was windy so the enclosure was in place. This can increase the noise level a bit. The Union Manhattan is my wife's favorite. The special was a Bison burger, which was done to perfection. Although it was a little messy. The Flank steak salad was coked as ordered and very filling.The wait staff was very attentive and conscience of getting plates served for those attending theater, etc. Get roof top dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised New Take on Dishes
    suzifan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Took my husband there for his birthday. We were told it had the best Caeser Salad in town, and they were correct! Husband ordered Calamari (I never do), and yum ... had green peppers with a lemon flair ... want to have it right now. Husband had the lamb shank, and he is a lamb snootie ... he loved it. I had butternut squash ravioli (cause I didn't trust the other stuff), and boy, was it fabulous ... a surprisingly new take. Excellent restaurant. Only thing would have been nice to have the roof open ... this night it was too hot and humid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crave
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I loved the rooftop with the view of downtown Minneapolis
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not recommended
    sorrytobenegative
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were looking forward to dining rooftop and were disappointed. The tables were too close together which made it difficult to get through. The roof was closed which was understandable, but the room was very cold. The noise level was too loud and you could hear the conversations of others due to such close proximity. We felt the food was high priced for what we had. Sorry to be such a pessimist. On the other hand the waitress was very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Ystad31
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Overall I really enjoyed my experience here. My wife and I went for our one year anniversary and it was a great choice. The food tasted amazing, the atmosphere was perfect and the service was top notch. I thought pricing was a little high for comparable restaurants but not extremely off base or anything. I would reccommend as a special occasion/romantic dinner scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced mediocre food
    Guido
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We tried the ceviche, Caesar salad, calamari and salmon flat bread - none of which showed any flair or creativity, and very expensive for what we got. There's no separate rating for value, but I would rate it poor.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rooftop Closed to Public!
    Disappointment
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    bc private party rented it out, but we were not aware of that until a few hours before we were scheduled to be there. Made reservations 4mths month in advance to celebrate anniversary. Invited friends because we were planning to sit on the rooftop, to celebrated our wedding anniversary, what's very disappointed that we didn't get the opportunity to sit on the rooftop. Received entrée before we received our salad and soup! Special Bread was burnt! It was just not a good experience for my spouse and I!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Decent food, but too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall OK place. The food was decent - nothing worth writing home about. The DJ was too loud for mid-day. The crowd wasn't super young; so not sure why such loud music was necessary. I couldn't chat with my friends. The sun was in our face; there wasn't an umbrella. These small things matter when you want to have brunch with your friends that you haven't seen in a while.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Table for Two
    andiluvs2dine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service. Menu offered nice variety of food and prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food OK, Location great
    Aspiringfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was fun to sit on the rooftop. Food was okay but not great, also seemed to have cooled off too much. The outdoor location probably accelerated the cooling.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AnniversaryGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not complaints. We had lovely weather for open air dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great way to start the night
    kVdiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The view was pretty good for being right downtown. I would rate the food as very good. The service and cocktails were excellent! We sat at the downstairs bar and had the Coffee and Donuts dessert with an Espresso Martini before heading up to the patio for dinner...Dessert before dinner...oh yes! The bartender suggested the dessert to go along with our martini and it was fantastic a coffee flavored creme brulee with two mini donuts-just fabulous. For dinner we shared the ceviche and Lobster pasta. The ceviche was excellent, fresh and succulent with just a hint of spiciness from the slivers of jalapenos. We will definitely be returning for the ceviche and a White Cosmo (a cosmo with a splash of St Germaine)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Classy
    Leotiger
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Highly recommended! This was the first time I went to the Union Rooftop Restaurant and it was raining outside. Inside the glass enclosure it was very noisy since it was very crowded. However the atmosphere is very nice and comfortable. The service was excellent and so was the food and drinks. It is a unique dinning experience and more on the upscale side. The dishes are on the pricey side but have an amazing gourmet presentation, and very delicious! This is not a place to get a cheap dinner, but a great place for a romantic dinner date or some drinks with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, loud, food was OK.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This would be a good place for a late night drink and appetizer. The menu was average with high prices. I feel you are paying for the view. Our waitress was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food and service were great. Noise level made it hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was too loud for a nice, intimate dinner. The salmon entree was too small.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • go when the roof is open
    Brown
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The rain meant the roof couldn't be open, and the acoustics were horrible. There were only three of us, and I could barely hear my friends talk. (This is why I marked ambiance fair.) JUST as we finished and were about to go, the roof opened. I'd only go again if the roof were open. The food was excellent, and the service was terrific. It's a bit spendy, but it was nice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour prices on food.
    Bobby2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A little loud when the glass roof is shut. Nice selection of food and drink specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, but a little noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I went to Union Rooftop for supper before a show at the Orpheum. The food and service was excellent. But, it was very loud as the restaurant filled up. It made it very difficult to have a nice conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We left hungry. 2 scallops for $29
    Bonnie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was okay just too small of entrees for the price
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Tudie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Service and food was excellent. Beautiful night for the outside dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Union Roof Deck is a fabulous choice for happy hour food and beverages!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate