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About The Union Grill - The Union Bluff Hotel

On the ocean, with fabulous views and 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, and items a bit out of the ordinary, Chef Darren will tantalize your taste buds with a refreshing take on today's classic dishes.

8 Beach Street
York Beach, ME 03910
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner; In Season - Everyday: 5:00pm - Close,
Off Season - Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Route 1A

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 363-1333 ext. 0

Website:
http://www.unionbluff.com/

Parking Details:
On site and Off Site Parking is available.

Executive Chef:
Darren Kelly

Private Party Facilities:
The Union Bluff Meeting House ~ Weddings, Private Functions and Business meetings for up to 225 people. Lovely ocean views on Short Sands Beach.

Private Party Contact:
Elena Drew: (207) 363-1333 ext. 0

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Union Grill - The Union Bluff Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Everything was perfect! The food was amazing and paced for our needs. Went for romantic walk on the beach after.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2013

nothing fancy or spectacular, but good salads & risotto and a decadent if slightly undercooked cookie/ice cream dessert. friendly server. a solid choice in York.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2013

York beach is not know for upscale dinning....but this venue is an exception. The food, service, and ambiance is comparable to any high end neighborhood restuarant in Boston or New York. The chef knows how to cook sauces and soups that are rich , but not heavy. Service was outstanding......

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Chris J., our server, was outstanding!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2013

The Union continues to be a great place to stay and have dinner with out leaving the hotel.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Another fabulous meal was had by the three of us.The fish was moist and the prepared sauce was phenomenal. The filet mignon was tender and adequately portioned. The grilled salmon was equally moist and spiced accordingly. The sweetbreads are a secret delight; the fried goat cheese ravioli and salad were scrumptious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2013

I had the lobster ravioli which was amazing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

It was a very romantic evening , great ambiance and food was great.only cimplaint I had was the broccoli side dish that came with the filet, it was very bitter. Other than that perfect! The triple chocolate martinis were fabulous

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2013

We cannot say enough about the superb food we experienced with our friends. The veal sweetbreads were succulent; the fried oysters with plankton aioli was decadent; the filet mignon and duck breast both cooked to perfection; the gorgonzola mac-n-cheese was a creamy delight. We had a lovely Sterling Cab and the two drinks-the New Old Fashioned and Salted Caramel were delicious. Our server, Tracy, was ver accommodating and delightful. All gratitude and applause goes to the chef-Darren. We thank you for a fabulous night of gastronomic delight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2012

Usually I would be turned off by eating dinner in a hotel in a tourist location, but what a wonderful and pleasant surprise. The atmosphere in the dining room was warm, cosy with fireplace, and comfortable. The service was great, food very good and everyone very accomodating, especially for anyone with food allergies. we will go back any time we are in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 29, 2012

If the pub weren't across the lobby without any separation causing its noise to permeate the dining room, the overall & ambiance ratings would be outstanding, and the noise rating probably quiet to moderate.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 2, 2012

Really good restaurant

The lobster is fantastic

Try the Pumpkin beer it's a must!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2012

Also stayed at the Hotel. wonderful place all around

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2012

We arrived to a very pleasant surprise, a prix fixe menu, 3 courses for $28.50 in addition to the regular menu. The prix fixe selections were amazing and we selected them.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Great dinner........had swordfish special.....nice thick piece of fish cooked to perfection.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2012

We had dinner at the Union Grill. They were very friendly, the service was excellent and the food wonderful. The ambiance in the restaurant side was very nice and comfortable. It is small but there were only a few patrons so it was quiet and nice. As we were leaving we saw the outside patio for the grill and it looked like a nice place to hang out and have a few drinks and appetizers. The view from both the grill and pub are beautiful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Allie, our server was on top of things from the beginning, was able to comfortably make suggestions egarding the menu and the specials. Food for all four of us exceeded expectations. Comfortable setting in a quiet and well appointed dining room. Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2012

Food was great.Great view.We enjoyed our 47th anniversary.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2012

My husband and I frequent the Union Bluff especially when we have family and special friends visiting. We love the food and especially the attention we receive from Kerri and Elena and chef Darren! He is very creative and puts his heart into his creations. We hope to see a chefs tasting in the future. This way he can really show off his gourmet expertise.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2012

If you find yourself in the short sands york beach area, dont miss this gem! Great food,great ambiance! Very cozy,and warm, great service, you instantly right at home! Wife and I each had the lobster rav,outstanding! Dessert was a cookie right out of the oven, topped with ice cream and whipped cream, amazing! This place was great, highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2012

Excellent food. worth the wait, even if the kitchen is busy. We ate on the restaurant side, not the pub, as the pub had a wait of more than an hour, and OT reservaton was just for the restaurant. Would eat here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2012

An excellent view of the coast line and very good food.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2012

good food and great service! Reasonable prices too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Food was great. Waitress was extremely pleasant and attentive. Outstanding ocean view. Overall a wonderful experience. Will definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2012

Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2012

Excellent food and a beautiful, cozy dining room.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2011

this place is always very good, but off-season, it is a real gem, no crowds, no noisy kids. My lobster pizza was amazing! Great selection of draft beers too. We'll be back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2011

Union Bluff Grille continues to excite. James Beard Chef Karl Mace is joined by Sous Chef Darren Kelly, who adds an Iberian flair to the creative menu. Darren did not disappoint. We had a foodies dream meal with scallop ceviche & Oysters Rockefeller that John D. would have approved. The Grilled Salmon was ideal with a crusty exterior & moist interior; no knife needed, it just flaked with the fork. It topped creamy, chunky garlic mashed potatoes & zesty roasted tomatoes. My wife had the Grilled Bacon Wrapped Sirloin, which she got medium rare. It was cooked to perfection and could be cut with a butter knife.

Don't miss the three course Prix Fixe Dinner on Thursdays and Sundays that changes weekly for only 28.95 including wine!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2011

We loved this restaurant, the ambiance and location. The food was great! The fried calamari was the best we ever had. The hostess was gracious, and our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend to our friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2011

Great food and service as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2011

This restaurant is fantastic and while other restaurants of lesser quality (in my opinion) are often full, the Union Grill can accommodate most parties. Fantastic fish, we ordered four different fish dishes and each one was amazing. The wait staff was attentive but not in your face. Love this place! Great little wine list and ambiance is very hip and charming. Great ocean location too.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2011

Food was delicious. Prices were reasonable. Very attentive service. Will go again!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2011

We were happily surprised on the quality of the food and the service of the Union Grill. If you get window seats, you have a great view of the York Short Sand.

We ordered lobster bisque, wedget salad, and scallops. Everything was very very enjoyable.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2011

We went to The Union Bluff for dinner and had such a wonderful experience in the Grill, we went back the following night to the Pub side, which was very different but equally delightful.
The scenic view is gorgeous, the food was top notch, and the service was warm and energetic.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2011

Amazing dinner here with the family. Seafood was fresh and portions were generous. Lovely ambiance. Will definitely return

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2011

realiably good food and a great alternative to Blue Sky, which ain't what it used to be. the menu at Union Grill is pretty creative, but not crazy wild. well-prepared food with a flexible chef (who accommodates special requests) and friendly servers make this a solid choice in the mid-priced food category.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2011

We always enjoy our dinning experiance at the Bluff. Great food, quite atmosphere at a reasonable price!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2011

overall food was very good, although the mussels "small plate" my husband ordered for an appetizer was only lukewarm. "frites" which came with mussels as main course should have been freshly cut...would have made a world of difference. I have the feeling they were frozen.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2011

This is a must place to go any time of the year. The service is exceptional and knowledgeable. The chef's preparation of the steak tartar and the pan seared haddock were exquisite. The bartenders creative drinks added a very nice touch to a wonderful meal-again!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2011

I went there for Valentine's Day, the food and service was excellent. While it was a tad more on the expensive side, the whole experience was quite enjoyable. Would definitely eat there again, after I try the Union Bluff Pub first. Highly recommend going checking this place out. The potato gnocchi was fantastic.

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