Unite Urban Grill
Unite Urban Grill

Unite Urban Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://uniteurbangrill.com/
  • Phone: (312) 455-8900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Krouse 3124558900x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishop
  • Public Transit: Accessible Public Transit:
    Blue Line, Chicago
    #66 Chicago Bus
    #9 Ashland Bus
    #56 Milwaukee Bus
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Unite Urban Grill
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Noble Square, Unite Urban Grill is the creation of husband and wife team Joe and Megan Krouse. Inspiration for the restaurant comes from Joe and Megan’s love for diverse cuisines. As a health conscious yogi, Megan has a special place in her palete for fresh vegetables and grains. Joe is a meat lover; before he met Megan there were only two food groups, “meat and no thanks.” But through their love of food, the pair teamed up to Unite taste buds.

Unite Urban Grill offers an accessible menu with quality seasonal ingredients and fresh grilled items. From the contemporary dining room to the open-air lounge and patio, guests can enjoy their meal in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The full bar features local craft beers, wine and specialty cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Unite Urban Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (23)romantic (20)hot spot (19)special occasion (14)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (7)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great spots for groups
    Orchard312
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went to Unite for a friend's birthday dinner. It was an excellent choice for a large party. The server was very helpful in guiding us on the menu. We ordered several appetizers, entrees, and vegetable side dishes to share. The food was amazing. We all raved about the spinach flatbread and porkchops. The server also subtly asked which of us was the birthday girl, and when we ordered dessert, she made sure it came with a candle. An A+ dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    Davos
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Good food with an energetic atmosphere. Try the salmon. Great for relaxing around a meal and nicely appointed drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal and service
    John
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We will definately return to the Unite Urban Grill. We were going to the United Center for a Blackhawks game and were looking for somewhere for dinner before the game. After reading others' reviews on OpenTable, we decided on going here. We were very happy with our decision. I had the pumpkin soup (which was excellent) followed by the hanger steak which was well seasoned, juicy, and very flavorful. My wife had the steak sandwich which se said was wonderful. Our waitress was very attentitive and was able to answer detailed questions about their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BellatrixxVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything was amazing bottom line. From apps to entrees to sides every dish we had was simple delish!!! Will Definetly be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Comfortable Space
    GraceBKVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I really enjoy Unite. It has earned a spot in my favorites rotation. I like the diversity of the menu- some casual, some a bit more complex. Price points are good. Service is friendly.Music is always good. I love the spiced lentils and the farro side. Both meat and fish entrees have been tasty. They deserve more recognition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Place for a Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Was celebrating a 3 year anniversary and picked this place for dinner. The service was amazing. Even the owner came over and asked how everything was and wished us a happy anniversary and thanked us for coming. They brought us out desert and spelled out "happy anniversary" on the plate with chocolate. It really made the night great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy, great veggie-friendly menu.
    RebeccammendationsVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Loved the veggie side options, and small plates format for sharing. Fresh, flavorful, and comfortable, yet hip atmosphere. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome out-of-town Anniversary
    DCsOwn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife & I loved this find. Try anything & you'll be satisfied I'm sure. From the time we entered until we walked out the door, we felt the Unite Urban Grill was a great place. I choose this location based from the Open Table reviews and I agree with every positive comment. Being from out of town and unfamiliar with Chicago, I will always visit when I return. The owner came by our table and spoke w/ us and our waiter was simply great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    foodaholic
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had an absolutely amazing dinner here. Went in a group of 4 and ordered about 2 things a person and a few drinks, not one thing we ordered wasn't amazing and the bill wasn't bad at all. Considering how much food we ordered, we expected a lot larger of a bill. Also, the service was fantastic, everyone was nice, and the place was very well decorated and set up. Highly suggest trying the french fries, and the ribeye we ordered was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved It
    TGJAVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went there for a late brunch and had an amazing meal. The food and service were both great. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic pork chops but so so fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The pork chops were amazing and the French fries never disappoint. My husband had the white fish which is normally very good. However this time it was slightly over cooked and didn't taste very fresh. We mentioned it to the waiter and he shrugged it off implying that is the way it's supposed to be and recommended the salmon for next time....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night Spot
    Protean
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place was recommended to my by a friend who said it was the best steak he had. It was one of the best i've enjoyed in quite a while. Beyond that the staff was courteous, the place was clean, and the ambiance was amazing. I'm actually upset that I had to leave to catch a movie. I would have easily been able to stay there all night ordering drinks and having good conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    bluedog01
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had read some reviews stating this establishment was for the tourist crowd. I was pleasantly surprised to find this was not the case. The ambience is cozy and intimate with low lighting. The menu choices are not extensive but varied enough to please a variety of tastes. Items are a la carte. They are known for grilled meats. My husband had a perfectly cooked ribeye, I had delicious tender ribs, and our son had the vegetable gratin. We shared 2 sides - I would definitely recommend the asparagus (crunchy with balsamic reduction and parmesan) and the mushrooms (a tasteful assortment cooked in olive oil). We shared a huge piece of chocolate peanut butter cake. It was so good we ate every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Mowse1228
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great atmosphere. Small outdoor space I thd front. A good front area for group gathering at low tables & comfy seating. A good banquet, bar and table seating throughout! The salmon crudet Appetizer was very small. Our fish dinners were very tasty! The sides of groomed asparagus & spicy carrots were a good size and tasty! Everything was good, the only negative was that it added up to be over $150 for 2 since everything is ala carte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently performs!
    HWHWVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Having been to Unite many times, it continues to maintain its high standard for interesting food and professional comfortable service. We always enjoy the flatbreads and my particular favorite, the hangar steak. It's always high on the list for a good dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WolfdogVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Not a particularly inventive menu; emphasis is on grilled meat, but the vegaterian sides are much better and more appealing. Go for the vegaterian dishes; they're inventive and tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had seen something about Unite online and when our kids wanted brunch in the city, we decided to try it. It is a beautiful place, great service and great food. Street parking was available close by. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and so the front windows were open, adding to the ambience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My first trip was a success. Staff was very, very attentive. Cocktails were fabulous, food was very delicious. If you live nearby and haven't been you are missing out. If you don't live nearby it's worth a trip! Flatbreads were amazing, lamb-balls were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Birthday
    Dinnerndrinks
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went here for my husbands birthday and was blown away. Great personal service, fantastic drinks and hands down the best Rib Eye steak we have ever had. (And we hail from New York City.. We know our beef!) It was a fabulous night topped off with a personal touch from the owner. Couldn't recommend it more! Will come back again and again :).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Unite Urban Grill reviews archive.
  • Welcoming place with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Second time at the restaurant. Two of us had steak and two had salmon, all cooked perfectly to our individual requests. The appetizer, salad and sides were all delicious and easily shared among the 4 of us. The service was very good again and the atmosphere welcoming. The owner stopped by briefly to check on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing exceptional
    NotHappeface
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I selected this restaurant based on reviews. The area wasn't lively and light on diner's. I was there on a Sunday 530pm. The food was nothing special. I had the White Fish...it was beautiful cooked (moist) but no flavor!! I put as much lemon on it as I could. If I didn't have the quinoa and ate french fries some others plates, it would have been a very dissatisfying meal. Price for just fish $17. all but sandwiches are ala carte. Our party of 5 (4 ordered burgers!) -- too pricey for tasteless food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere, great pork chops!
    FarleyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nice atmosphere, trendy look, not very crowded for a Friday nite, a few prime outdoor seats. Mostly great food, pork chops especially, but waiter said that the sides were meant for two to share. Not the case unless you are a bird. Sides were great, but need to make the portions a little larger. (exception, the French fries, which had fine portion size for two.) Waiter non-verbally took offense to my criticism of the sides portion sizes. Salmon entrée also mediocre, small portion, and just average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was amazing. I had the best Steak ever. I loved everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot, Great Food
    Annk
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was probably our 4th or 5th time at Unite. Honestly, it just has the very best food in town. Now that they offer a half slab of ribs, our group of 4 ordered that to share as an appetizer. Their ribs are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food in a relaxed setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The charcuterie board meats were very good and the cheeses were good but not necessarily special. The steak dishes and gazpacho were excellent and the salmon and side of broccoli a real treat. Dessert was great as well. The service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the waiter gave us good advice on the food and wine. The owner stopped by our table and was very interested in our dining experience. We look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loving it
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We really enjoyed the whole experience. The food is delicious and creative. The service timely and helpful. I already know what I am ordering next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good all around
    PerlVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our table had 2 croque-monsieurs, a really neat salad/veggie/poached egg dish and an omelet. All were excellent. Sat outside in a nice small sidewalk area but the inside looked very cool. Service was excellent. Very nice list of cocktails and beers. Nice people, good food. Not one thing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious neighborhood gem
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Unpretentious restaurant with a great healthy, seasonal menu. Went on a Saturday with another couple. We ordered short rib sliders and caprese salad to sart. Both were awesome. I had the organic salmon (a la carte) and mushrooms (a delicious mix of various types). My husband had the pork chop which was amazing. We had the peanut butter mouse cake for dessert. Overall it was an excellent experience and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    AElizabeth
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always loving the menu - it changes with what is in season, and this dinner was a total hit. The salmon is always wonderfully cooked - I've had it twice, and when they ask how I want it done, and I saw "very rare" - they really do it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and cocktails were great
    Ruha
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Second time we have been there, and we were again impressed with the dishes throughout the meal. The Pilsen cocktail was one of the better drinks I have had, especially for summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food, nice atmosphere and easy location. I have food allergies and they are great about making changes for my needs. Been there 3 times and I always leave happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, great atmosphere
    BrookeHMVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    food is fantastic and the menu is perfect for the veggie lovers and carnivores alike…very cool vibe and lovely staff and service. really good prices for such good food and service. we keep going back again and again. love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We really enjoyed the menu selection. We had heard from friends this was a restaurant to try. We made the trip from the Northern Suburbs and found the ambiance, food and service to be outstanding. This restaurant has a very nice selection of entrees, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts and more. The restaurant is well run, very clean and portions are great. The owner and his wife are walking around, and this really helps especially when the owner is nice and cares. We tried several appetizers and each was wonderful. We also tried several entrees and sandwiches and once again, every meal was well flavored and cooked perfectly. Staff is well trained as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Annk
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We were a party of 4. We shared flatbread & lamb meatballs for appetizers and the they were both delicious. In fact the flatbread was so good that we ordered a second one. My whitefish was the best I have had anywhere, not the usual thin sliver but a delicate, tasty piece of fish. My table mates had burgers which they all said were the best hamburger around. I really recommend Unite - the staff is helpful without being over powering and the ambiance is warm and inviting. It was a nice night so the large open window brought the beauty of the night inside. A really good restaurant with a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    LRod
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    On a Sunday evening of Memorial weekend, we came across this little gem because it had availability for a large party. We arrived and the restaurant was quiet and had plenty of space for all of us. We were greeted and seated immediately. Everything is a la carte, but the selection is good. We didn't order any appetizers, because our libations distracted us. The hanger steak was tender and juicy. A couple ordered the fish, but said it was small and were still hungry at the end of the meal. Overall, good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice east village gem
    TonyTonyTony
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    my wife and I had an early 10th anniversary dinner there and it was perfect. The ribeye was spot on. We had short rib sliders and the bidd salad for apps and my wife had the ravioli. the Peanut butter cake for desert was nice, great wine, soem craft cocktails and we were on our way to a great dining experience. Joe and Megan and wonderful hosts. Fabulous mom and pop shop here with great attention to detail. wishing these guys the best of luck for a long running neighborhood staple.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    GlutenistheenemyVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This fresh food to table restaurant has seasonal specials and simple, well prepared dishes. There are many options on the menu for those avoiding gluten. All the vegetable sides were well received by my family. For entrees, my family enjoyed the chicken dish, the hanger steak, pork chops, french dip and salmon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot in burgeoning West Town
    MeaghanVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Cheese & charcuterie board was the first, and best, thing we ordered! That was followed by a salad with Tahini dressing (take it or leave it), short rib sliders (could have been SO good on the brioche bun with horseradish sauce, but meat was very tough) and spinach flatbread (great except, in my opinion, too much spinach). Waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about the food. Bet this spot will be awesome in the summer! Wonder if they will but any tables out front ...?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Went for dinner with a friend on a Wednesday night. Everything was great. The owner came over and asked if you liked the food, service and if there was anything we they could do better - we honestly said no, it was fabulous. The space is cute, feels like a neighborhood favorite already.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food at moderate price
    impsquirrelVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    UNITE is a popular restaurant, good food priced moderately. The dual track , vegetarian and meat, is practical, anyone can find a dish she will enjoy. Street parking can be a challenge, valet avaiklable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate