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THE UNION, East Meadow, NY

THE UNION

4.5
4.5
190 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Union, we believe that food has the power to bring people together. That's why we've created a menu that unites flavors from all over the world, with dishes that are both familiar and exciting. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic burger, a wood-fired pizza, or a meticulously-crafted sushi roll, we’re sure you’ll find something to love. And because we believe in using the freshest ingredients, our menu changes seasonally to reflect what’s available from local farms and purveyors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 684-9106
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tom Gloster
  • Private party facilities
    Our indoor and outdoor ceremony and cocktail spaces, along with our fully renovated building, provide the perfect setting for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations alike. At The Union, our expert staff is dedicated to ensuring that you and your guests receive our complete attention and care.
  • Neighborhood
    East Meadow
  • Cross street
    Located in Eisenhower Park adjacent to the Eisenhower Park Golf Course.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nassau

    Great for scenic views

190 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Ryan was fantastic!! The food was amazing - we also tried a bunch of the desserts and they all knocked it out of the park. Will definitely be returning.

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  2. wally

    New York City

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    as is always the case fantastic cocktails at bar were top drawer dinner fantastic, our server great sorry for got his name but did great job our to friends, first visit , loved it

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  3. NorthShoreFoodie

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful dining experience. Fantastic Menu, Great Food, better service. My only concern was the limited hours of operation but I hear they plan to expand soon. We look forward to visiting again very soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    DELICIOUS and beautiful! A nice upscale casual restaurant. Service was great! Will be back. Try the sushi, pizza & chicken parm!!

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  5. JohannaW

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, the drinks were well made, and our overall experience was so good that we shall be back! :-)

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  6. CathyT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pricey and quality of food was just okay. Three of us left hungry.

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  7. Sofia

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was really good, the good was very tasty Zac was our server and we had good recommendations

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  8. Debloprin

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was wonderful. All my guests ordered something different and everyone raved about their choices. Service was a little slow but server was nice and we weren’t in a hurry anyway. Overall a beautiful way to start your Sunday. Highly recommend

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  9. MicheleH

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third time at The Union and we were a group of 4 people. We each had a favorite item we were excited to eat again. Unfortunately, the menu was different and our favorites were gone. I had been dreaming about the French onion soup. Not on the menu. My friend raved about the gem salad and chicken burger. Not in the menu. My husband loved the meatloaf. Not on the menu. You can imagine our disappointment. We will not be rushing back as none of us really enjoyed our meals this time.

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  10. LindsayG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing attention to detail, unbelievable food, and wonderful service!

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  11. Korey

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made it here for a late Valentine’s Day dinner and had a great experience. All the workers were diligent to ensure a positive experience. The food was delicious and I would definitely return!

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  12. JohnF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    So close, yet so far. Sadly, The Union is not there yet. Five years ago, my wife and I got married at The Carlton, which is now The Union. With high hopes we decided to celebrate #5 at the same location. Unfortunately, we were not impressed. My reservation included the anniversary story. I wasn't expecting anything comped, but we didn't even get an acknowledgement. Hence the problem. No focus on the details. The place is a beautifully re-done space with mediocre-to-bad service. Some food highs and lows - again, no attention to detail. Horrible hostess at the front desk: "Can I help you" was the welcome. The waitress tried but didn't feel it. Never told us what the specials were. I had to ask. Dessert came less than 60 seconds after we ordered it. Check came unprompted. We would have had more drinks! A $25 Manhattan was overpriced and underwhelming - and far from a generous pour. The wine list was fine and priced accordingly. No attention to detail! We shared the meatballs: a larger portion than we expected was excellent, except that two of the four were cold!!! No attention to detail. The Caesar salad was plentiful and interesting. The picanha steak was at first less than medium. It came back better, but not great. The the top-of-the-line sushi was very good. The sushi chefs appeared frustrated that their creations were sitting there as the wait staff chatted amongst themselves before picking up orders. Meanwhile, the place was crowded. Now, about the dessert... it literally came 40 seconds after we ordered it. The waitress told us it was the most popular... if that's true it's because it sounded better than it tasted. A defrosted, basic brownie with some berries and whipped cream. It was as hard and lifeless as any dessert would be that was defrosted a few hours earlier would be. Again, the check came unannounced. This is a beautiful place with huge potential. People will show up because it's a bit of a scene. But will they return? No attention to detail.

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  13. NardinH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and decor in the location. Staff was friendly and personable. The food was good and portions were larger than expected! I would recommend this place to my friends!

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  14. SusanS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each year we go out for a SuperBowl brunch, and this year we had the most wonderful one we’ve had in a long time at The Union. We like to be served, not buffet, and our server Eric was there for our every need. Cocktails were generous- I had an Elderflower spritzer, and my husband had a Bloody Mary, which he loved. We ordered a starter of fresh, warm biscuits. Then I got the best eggs Benedict ever. It came with salad, crunchy home fries, and crumbled bacon on the eggs over another biscuit My husband got Shakshuka- grilled peppers, onions, tomatoes, baked eggs, feta, and toasted thick bread. He loved it also Chocolate cake with fresh berries topped the meal off. Wow! So so good!

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  15. MichaelC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservation was for 8:15 and wasn’t seated until 8:45, then waitress didn’t come over until 9:15. After all of this it was a smart call to order everything at once, which we did. Drinks took another 20 minutes. After this it went well, food was good and server came back a couple of times. I think the place is just understaffed and booking times should be less frequent because table turnover was not well executed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not very impressed loud and food for price was nothing exceptional

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  17. MARYS

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Grilled Shrimp entre which was delicious and filling. And something different. Bar was nice, DJ was there but no real dance floor. I would definitely go again

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I cannot believe how loud this place was. It didn’t even seem packed when I arrived at 7:15. The noise level is way too high

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  19. KG4188

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and cocktails were delish! Service was excellent. Decor was super trendy too. Lovely views of the golf course through the large floor to ceiling windows in the main room. Only thing that would’ve made it better was if there was more signage going into the park. Prior to arriving, I was not aware that the restaurant was nestled inside of Eisenhower Park. I actually thought my GPS was wrong. The GPS pin dropped in what look like the beginning of the park and there was no restaurant to be seen while driving on the highway prior to entering the park. There was nothing that said 1899 the union at Eisenhower Park nor were there any signs right in front when you head into the park letting you know that the restaurant was further in. My GPS was prompting me to stay in the beginning of the park when really, it was down further. Once you drive about half a mile then there is a sign that will direct you to the restaurant. Aside from that, everything was lovely, and I will be returning again. 

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  20. ragtop

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience! Food outstanding Service was fabulous The only issue was the noise. U could not hear the person across the table. They need to do something to absorb the noise. Looking forward to going bac\k when their outdoor dinning area is open!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service within the entire staff, especially Anthony. a really nice birthday treat from a friend. I will absolutely be back again.

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  22. ElizabethM

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what beautiful decor. They did an amazing job with the renovations. The food is delicious and service was great. Very attentive staff and so professional! Highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back.

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  23. gennymac1076

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was delicious. We shared The Rainbow Roll and Korean bbq wings for appetizers, both were very tasty. For our main we had a perfectly cooked Porterhouse for 2, whipped potatoes and creamed spinach which fed my husband, daughter and myself. Serving portions are generous. This paired with a nice full bodied Rosso. And for the finale an Apple Tart with vanilla ice cream and double whipped cream. Everything was fantastic. I can’t wait for the patio to open in the warmer weather.

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  24. Beroppi

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not bad food, but nothing to praise about. On the pricey side.

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  25. consistent

    New York City

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our friends is pescatarian (not raw)not enough options for appetizers to share or entrees for her We had to ask for bread Pork chop was seriously overcooked one step from inedible Bucatini was flavorless could have been a winner with more seasoning Staff was attentive borderline pushing n rushing but Friday night wanted to turn our table I get it Not sure I would return the room is pretty could use some flowers or color Ladies room needed attention

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  26. NancyO

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Appetizers were large. We could have shared and had enough food.

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  27. 2forDinner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and decor. Simply the Best!

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  28. TheresaR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to dinner with a good friend. Have not been in many years. Loved the renovations and upgrades! The menu was great! Friend ordered the tomato soup as an appetizer and we LOVED the presentation with the fried cheese! They were delicious! Also ordered the Brussels spouts which were the BEST tasting we have ever had, the sauce that comes with them was a perfect pairing. I ordered the Lobster cocktail which was cooked perfectly. It was a hard decision between the lovster, crab and shrimp cocktail! She ordered a burger as her meal and said the bacon jam was incredible. One dessert sounded better than the next. We closed the place down with great conversation and not one staff member rushed us out or made us feel like we overstayed our welcome. Our waiter was on the new side so he forgot to submit 2 of our orders but he will learn. Other than that I highly recommend!

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  29. CarolynB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was far for us to travel from Smithtown but if we lived closer we would go back. I would reccomend it.

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  30. Foodislife

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunvh was excellent, good food and excellent service.

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  31. jayngee

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! One perfect dinner and one perfect group brunch. Mgr Alex runs flawless service and kitchen.

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  32. CAROLC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant is beautiful. Service was horrible. Waiter was very young and extremely inexperienced, which is surprising considering this is an upscale restaurant and very pricey. Acoustics were horrendous. Unless vast improvements are made, we will not be returning.

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  33. ShellyF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were incredibly disappointed in everything about The Union. The filet mignon was not cooked as ordered and the other meals were served less than hot. The dining room was extremely loud and the service was very slow. Drinks very overpriced. I would not return.

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  34. Westbury

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    In November my husband and I had a great meal at the Union on a Tuesday night. Unfortunately last night’s dinner was a disappointment. Our appetizer of grilled octopus was terrific but my salmon and my daughter’s Bucatini pasta had no flavor. The salmon wasn’t seasoned and the yogurt sauce was bland. In defense of our server it seemed like he had several tables to cover and the restaurant was full but our service was minimal . I don’t mind paying high prices for good food and service but based on last night I will not be returning to the Union.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Atomphepere was good. Food was great & priced accordingly. Will return

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Ordered wine when we set down because the menu only had one and then after the wine came we were told them have a cocktail menu but did not receive till after we already got wine.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambiance and food. Service is great. Awesome dishes and cocktails.

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  38. RobynW

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was delicious. Service was on point. Would definitely return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with great potential but def overpriced for the quality. Aesthetically beautiful, menu beautiful curated the quality of the food was a miss. The skirt steak was cold, mashed potatoes was cold. My sushi had more avacado than shrimp tempura. My son enjoyed his burger and the wings were good. The manager did comp all our drinks because of the cold food was was very nice of him. Anyway… maybe will get better since it’s so new

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  40. GregoryB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service! Felipe was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drinks.

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FAQs

THE UNION is rated 4.5 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for THE UNION

1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11590

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located in Eisenhower Park adjacent to the Eisenhower Park Golf Course.
  • Neighborhood
    East Meadow
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Executive chef
    Tom Gloster
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (516) 684-9106
  • Private party facilities
    Our indoor and outdoor ceremony and cocktail spaces, along with our fully renovated building, provide the perfect setting for intimate gatherings and grand celebrations alike. At The Union, our expert staff is dedicated to ensuring that you and your guests receive our complete attention and care.
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