The Union Grill - The Union Bluff Hotel

4.5
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE UNION GRILL ONLY, THE BLUFF PUB IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
Join us for Happy Hour from 5 - 6 PM Friday and Saturday's for $6.00 Mussels & Calamari, $6 for 6 Oysters, and Specialty Martinis!
On the ocean, with fabulous views and a sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere, the Union Grill is the area's popular place to be. Relax at the bar and enjoy specialty beers, upscale liquors or sip a cappuccino with a late night dessert. Sink into the leather seating area in front of the fireplace while sipping a cocktail and enjoying an appetizer. Treat yourself to an unforgettable meal prepared just for you by Chef Darren Kelly. Using local ingredients, Chef Darren will tantalize your taste buds with a refreshing take on today's classic dishes. Take a look at the Grill menu before making your reservation and be sure not to confuse it with the pub menu as we do not take reservations in the pub. For reservations of 5 or more please call.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 176 people are saying
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PeggyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service was great. The oysters were the best!! Dining at the Union Bluff Grille is always a great experience.

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ToniD
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I’ve visited the Pub at the Union Bluff on several occasions and have always enjoyed it, but on this visit we decided to check out the Union Grille dining room for an early dinner! It did not disappoint, the menu is very different from the Pub which was awesome! And everything we ordered from cocktails to dessert was delicious! I totally enjoyed the Haddock with Lobster sauce, potatoes and vegetable. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Fried Chicken which was served with a side of Blue Mac & Cheese as well as Brussel Sprouts! The shared Caesar Salad was really fresh and The crème brûlée topped with fresh fruit for dessert was positively delightful. Our only complaint was our waitress was clearly new and absent for most of our visit! Even the very basics were absent! We will however return because the food and the view were fabulous. A special shout out to Luke in Valet who happily greeted us upon our arrival. And in spite of being very busy he was both pleasant and efficient!

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ChrisT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok. Nothing special. Server was nice but not very attentive.

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vipCynthiaL
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This a great spot in a totally retro beach town. The view of Short Sands is fantastic and the food is excellent. The seating area to have a view is small, so make sure to request a table with a view. Our party had clam chowder, littlenecks, peekytoe crab cakes, Maine mussels and fried chicken. Oh, and the warm banana bread dessert. Everything was outstanding and reasonably priced. Go there!

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TimB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the table being a little messy when we sat down, we had a great experience and will definitely go back. Great service from Tracey and all her recommendations were spot on. Very good duck confit salad to start, great shrimp and lobster cocktail as a mid-course, the salmon and scallops for dinner were delightful and a terrific bottle of wine at a reasonable price.

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vipMikeS
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner!

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ChrisImp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, very attentive server, nice view of the beach

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RichS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for seaside dining with friends. We could enjoy each other’s company without excessive noise and distractions.

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered one each of the two specials and they were both outstanding. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the fish was seasoned to perfection. I have wanted to try this restaurant for years and was not disappointed.

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harolda
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Union Grill is a warm friendly place with very a capable staff. The food and drinks were above our expectations

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vipltbphotos
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years and have always been impressed. While the food was very good this time, we were disappointed that the menu was much more limited than in the past. We assume that is because of COVID, and that soon things will be back to normal. We did have a wonderful time and the service was AWESOME!! We will be back.

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Charles
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I loved that I was able to request a table facing the ocean as it’s located right across the street from the beach. It’s a great location. I would absolutely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very courteous service, delicious meal, very pleasant experience overall

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Nana
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Union Bluff Hotel for the view, food and location. The pub has great food and a great staff. The Grill is more expensive but so worth it. It is never a disappointment.

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York
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Hello,
The food was good however I prefer to have more entrees and appetizers on the menu than what was on the menu for Mothers Day.

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WilliamS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not a good experience! Girl who seated us at the worst table in the back was curt when we asked about all the EMPTY tables near the windows- we are full up and we have reservations!
Well, we had a reservation. She obviously lied to our face, as there were a lot of empty tables the whole time we dined. We are regulars, love Chef Darren, Michelle, Katlin. Our waitresses were great! We know both of them well from the fantastic wine dinners! Even they commented that we should have had the window table! Shame on me as we dined there two nights in a row and the night after ordered $160+ in take out.
Not a very nice experience for my wife's Mother's Day dinner!!!
Left feedback on website, only to get an automated e-mail response that ended with Are You Human! Wow- slap in the face.
Never the less, we do love this place and will be back often, hopefully be better treated in the future?
Give them a chance, hopefully you have a much better experience?!?!?

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LisaCMar
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner from start to finish! Fork tender Filet Mignon, Scallop special with a sauce from heaven and Roasted Brussels Sprouts we’re all cooked to perfection ! Our server was excellent, prompt and attentive and the atmosphere was calm and quiet with a wonderful table with an ocean view. Just one of the many reason we come back here time and time again !

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Jmt4eats
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The specials are
Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our food was phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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vipMzjoseph
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Wait staff were friendly and attentive. We had a great seat by the window.

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NancyT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will return. Drinks were great too.

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RuthR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting the Grille this week! We had the same server and she is amazing! The food was delicious! Beautiful view of short sands...perfect!

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ChrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the location was amazing. Scallops were on special and they were great!

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vipRonD
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful meal at this lovely hotel. Try the haddock it’s really good. Filets were huge and cooked perfectly. The oysters were just okay but the Brussels sprouts were very good. Excellent wait staff.

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JenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing and our waitress was great! We’ll be back again!

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LisaG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I have had in a years time it was delicious!! Definitely coming back as soon as possible.

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vipJANDK
New England
87 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Union Grill, it won't be our last. Our waitress/bartender Pam was fantastic. Made us feel very welcome. Perfect martinis! Never a rush to move on to the next course. We had the muscles to start, wow! Plump and very tasty. We both had the halibut special. This was also very good; however, a little less salt on the fish would have been a good thing. The blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream was a perfect way to end our meal. Thanks to all at The Union Grill!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great food, great service, great location! highly recommend

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vipMarkSmith
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were fantastic very good quality and delicious. Service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a date night even in the midst of a pandemic.

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vipGab8833
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Union Grill while visiting York from Boston. The service was amazing - just attentive enough, and so friendly. We sat by the fireplace, and it was incredibly cozy on a cold night in January. We highly recommend the burger, the mussels, and the clam chowder. YUM. The location can't be beat. And, in a time of COVID-19, this was our first indoor dining experience in 9 months, and the staff made us feel safe - they took all the proper precautions. I highly recommend, and we cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice casual place with good quality food and service.

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DonnaA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great and the food is terrific!

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LJC3
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was awesome! I would recommend to everyone!

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ChristineJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! I have now eaten here on and off season and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Sharona
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is so cozy in the winter. Great atmosphere. Love the fireplace , dark wood tables, lighting. The service was very good but a tiny bit slow considering there weren't many people here. The food was delicious and presented very well. Got a really expensive rib eye with mashed and carrots - it was slightly undercooked but the gorgonzola sauce on the steak was too die for....so good. Had so much that it was also lunch the next day so definitely worth it. Good selection of oysters that were yummy and the shrimp was good as well. We did share a special chocolate dessert that was also great. The wine selection here is just ok not a great selection by the glass. The people here are locals and they treat you really well when you dine here.

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never been disappointed, food has been excellent and tastefully presented.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and the wait staff is kind, friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great suggestions by the waitress. Good food and drinks in a nice comfortable atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Above a beyond! Nice cozy atmosphere with crackling fireplace and low lighting !

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vipBR549
Pittsburgh
156 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We’ve dined here many times, and the service was always excellent. This time though it was not until we mentioned to the hostess that we have been waiting for nearly a half hour without so much as a glass of water. Obviously we had become lost in the mix as other tables seated after us were being served. This can happen, and was quickly remedied by a server who saved the day.

FAQs

The Union Grill - The Union Bluff Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 363-1333 ext. 0.

The Union Grill - The Union Bluff Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.