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The Union Grill - The Union Bluff Hotel

102 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner; In Season - Everyday: 5:00pm - Close,
Off Season - Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(207) 363-1333 ext. 0
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Darren Kelly
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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.
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Private party contact
Elena Drew: (207) 363-1333 ext. 0
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Cross street
Route 1A
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Parking details
On site and Off Site Parking is available.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 102 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Four of us met for dinner and we were all very happy. The dining room is casual with well spaced tables. Our corner table was near the fireplace that has comfortable chairs for people who were enjoying a cocktail as we were chatting. The chefs specials included an amazing heirloom tomato salad and a halibut entree that my friends loved. Our meals were off the menu and amazing!

Great food, comfortable atmosphere, pretty location overlooking the Atlantic, friendly and enthusiastic service- a really fun night out...go here during the off season, it’s a gem!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Karen is wonderful. We were in town staying at family home. As I said Karen is fantastic. She took care of us last year and she remembered us. Can’t wait to go back. Food wonderful, cocktails great.. Jack n Rich

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server Karen was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved the fireplace and cozy sofas in the restaurant. Lobster was amazing, and service was very good. It was great to have a quiet atmosphere in which to have a conversation. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

The Grille was awesome! Karen our server/bartender had some great suggestions. The food was delicious and the view of Short Sands Beach was beautiful!

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Flavors are fine and ambiance was above average. Prices are too high, though, keeping quite a few customers away, obviously. Sorry.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Pleasantly surprised how great the food and service was here!booked here on a whim. Our meals were delicious and our waitress was adorable (first shift waitressing and she was amazing)! Would definitely return and recommend to others.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

I had requested a table with a water view, when we arrived and were seated I was thrilled with the fantastic ocean view! Although it was a holiday weekend and the place was busy, it did not effect our service! The charcuterie board was delightful, but the steamed Lobster was divine! The place has a lovely bar which was busy and boisterous but fun! I would say if you're looking for quiet conversation perhaps you might not want to sit in the bar area, but there are sections of the dining room definitely a bit more quiet! I will be returning!

Marlowe31 (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was very good along with the service. We had a 6 P.M. Reservation on a
Thursday so it wasn't particularly busy at that time....not sure that would have made a difference. We plan on returning in a few months.

svelte (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

I enjoyed my visit to Union Grill. The restaurant was decorated conservative but very nice. The view of the beach and the ocean was great. We had an early dinner and were lucky enough to be there for happy hour with half price oysters. The cocktails were good and my salad with pickled ramps and crab was really tasty. My fiancees kale salad had way too much dressing (just order it on the side next time). I'd definitely visit here again.

Nunz (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

excellent. everything was great! Nice fire to sit by after dinner.

BillF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Fabulous meal. Perfectly prepared dishes.

vipBR549 (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

A great place for a casual dinner with wonderful food and ambience.

TopNotchCuisine (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2016

We were on a short vacation in Maine and found the Union Grill near our motel was highly rated on Trip Advisor. Booking it on Open Table was a breeze and the food was great but the service was even better. I had haddock with a lobster sauce that was delicious and my wife had a great whole lobster. We shared a fantastic blueberry cobbler for dessert. When my wife spilled the remainder of her glass of Proseco our waitress came back with a free bottle to replace it. The prices were much more reasonable than our dining experiences in Portsmouth, NH on the same trip.

ItalianFan (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Highly recommend! We enjoyed the charcuterie, roasted brussel sprouts and seafood entrees, specifically the halibut. Oysters were excellent.