Workshop at UNION
Workshop at UNION

Workshop at UNION

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website:
  • Phone: 6124556690x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Thursday-Saturday and
    Show Nights + Special Events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stewart Woodman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Work Shop offers a chef driven cuisine, crafted cocktails along with a unique wine selection brought to life in a chic, and stylish atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Sales Manager 8884229158

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 Workshop at UNION
Workshop at UNION is a fun, hip, creative and casual dining experience featuring a variety of small plates and sharable entrées by Chef Stewart Woodman.

Great food is constantly evolving,
and that’s why I’m always in
the Workshop creating!
-Executive Chef Stewart Woodman

Join us for a fun, hip, creative and casual dining experience featuring a variety of small plates and sharable entrées at mouthwatering prices ranging from $4 to $20.

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Workshop at UNION reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for outdoor dining (0)Show More
  • Rocky start. Fantastic finish.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I thought I had made reservations for the rooftop. They were actually made downstairs at the Workshop. (I didn't realize they were separate restaurants.). Anyway, after our disappointment, we were seated and explained to the manager our frustration. He promised to make it up to us. He did. He comp'd an appetizer for all four of us. Good start. We asked if the menu was the same upstairs as downstairs. It is not. The one reason we picked this restaurant for my wife's birthday was for one reason. On the menu (for the rooftop) was scallops in risotto. She did not look further on the menu as these are her two favorite things. They worked it out with the upstairs to get her the meal she wanted. Awesome! They even comp'd desserts for all 4 of us!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best Yet
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This incarnation of the UNION space is the best yet. The food is imaginatively prepared and served. The menu is arranged from very small servings to larger ones eventually ending in full entrees. Any sized appetite can be accommodated. Even though the food is so wonderfully prepared, it still represents one of the best values in downtown Minneapolis. The serving staff is efficient, very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu, and extremely patient. My only complaint is that the restaurant is only open on a limited schedule. I would like to think I could enjoy dinner there on any day of the week. Even with its limited schedule, however, we expect to have many future enjoyable dining experiences at the Workshop at UNION!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dined here three weeks after the new concept debuted and had a pleasant experience. The "fork bites" were quite good as were the starters. The recommended main plates - sea bass and the "best" burger you'll find - did not disappoint. Craftsmanship behind the cocktails was top notch and while we weren't initially impressed with the dessert offerings but when we tried them, we discovered that the menu definitely undersold them. We will be back. We dined here prior to taking in a show at the Orpheum, which was a perfect location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Work in progress
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Some items very good, others so-so. Very good scallop on a fork. Order two or three for a great app. Duck confit app also very good as was celery root soup with vegies. Servers very casually (some would say grubbily) dressed. Reminded us of servers in Austin, Texas, at outdoor barbecue joints. Too casual for a downtown restaurant. This place has a new chef with a great track record who is experimenting so we look forward to visiting again. Very loud music made for a loud dinner despite very few diners.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Open
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Newly renovated with "testing' food. Expensive for the amount of food you actually are served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting but not great
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    food portions are small and not very substantial. taste of entrees was not really great. we liked it better as the seafood restaurant. avoid getting the miso sea bass in pho broth. appetizers were pretty good. stick with the rooftop restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 3 reviews are from the Workshop at UNION reviews archive.
  • Worst Customer Service Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Staff at this restaurant better be flipping burgers somewhere else. Starting with the manager down to the greeter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall