Union and Finch

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$30 and under
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American
Union & Finch is an American style bistro located at 1528 West Union Street in Allentown offering lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends. The menu consists of casual fare that will include "comfort" foods along with familiar favorites with a twist. We have a seasonal rotation of select items on the menu while keeping our concept simple. Our goal is to offer quality food and drinks at reasonable prices on a daily basis with a mature sense of hospitality and playful vibe. We combine the nostalgia of a long-lost neighborhood joint with a modern bistro setting to create the area’s newest destination for relaxed, casual dining.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a pleasant surprise and what a jewel that we discovered when we went to Union and Finch. My wife and I live in Newtown, and my sister and brother-i-law live in Wilkes-Barre. So we will meet in Allentown for dinner from time to time. This week the only time that would work was Midday on Sunday and there are not a lot of restaurants open then. But Union and Finch was open, so we decided to meet there. The place was bright, open with great natural lights coming from large windows. The drinks were great and the food was sublime. The service was great. This is our new meeting spot in Allentown, and not just on Sunday afternoons

PE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservations most definitely needed for Sunday brunch. Great menu. Food was delicious. Quite noisy but I can overlook that with food this good.

WS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing. Great drinks!! Service was perfect!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always love going there!

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Union & Finch! From the live music to the incredible service - absolutely fantastic!

CC
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love our meal at Union & Finch. Our son was home from college for the weekend and he always likes a good steak. Service was great, food and drinks delicious. Louder than the times we’ve been before, but we love seeing this business successful!

L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

RS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Great atmosphere and phenomenal food. Staff is great and owner is very in touch always speaking to customers and making sure everyone is happy. MUST GO

SH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent, as always. Will continue to recommend this wonderful place!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Service was great. A little noisy if you want to have a conversation

AG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blueberry smash to drink - was super fresh and clean, not too sweet. For dinner I had the chicken and waffles which was absolutely scrumptious. Paired with arugula, which was totally unexpected but so delicious. Chicken skin was crispy, salty goodness. Each part of the meal went so well together. 10/10 would recommend.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Ciopinno special was amazing! Haven't had Ciopinno since a trip to California. So good, and so much to eat! Desserts were also very good! Love this place!

PK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, excellent service and a great owner. Union and Finch is the restaurant I always bring out of area friends and family.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried a new dish tonight...chicken and waffles. Yum!!

KW
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place, owner trying to address the noise level!
Try the mussels!

LS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere, no hurry. Just enough checking by the waiter. When one of us couldn’t decide between two wines she was given a sample of the one the barman thought she’d like from her comments to the waiter.

G
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Consistent. Always an interesting menu. Super service. Love this place.

s
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there and we drove from the Phila. area.....WE LOVE THIS PLACE !!!!! For the past 25 years we meet a friend who lives in Dallas, PA. in Allentown.....a halfway point for both parties....we have been to well over 50 plus restaurants in this area and by far this is our new favorite !!!! We'll be back in a few weeks to try lunch ! Ed one of the owners was extremely kind and accomodating !!!!! The food is so fresh, comes to the table hot, the ingredients are all very good quality and the selection is just PERFECT for every taste bud !

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union and Finch is tucked away in West Allentown in what doesn't really seem like a place that a great restaurant would be hidden. For starters, the food was fantastic! A friend and I went for brunch and we both loved our meals - The portions were generous and reasonably priced. I had the Croque Madame...their Hollandaise is SO good. We also both had a mimosa flight...the perfect brunch accompaniment. My only complaint would be that the mimosas were heavy on the juice and light on the champagne. The rest of their drinks looked delicious as well. The space is very nicely decorated with cute little pictures on the wall. The atmosphere was relaxed for brunch.

Our server was super nice and did a wonderful job for it being her first brunch shift. She and the other servers who periodically checked in our table were all so nice yet unobtrusive.

I have already recommended Union and Finch to 3 other people and I will definitely be coming back soon`

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place with great atmosphere to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or just to have drinks and enjoy the music. The owners are very welcoming, and proud to provide a fantastic dining experience for their guests. The staff are always friendly, and the menu offers unique dishes that are delicious and made with fresh, quality ingredients. I highly recommend this place!

AS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were driving home to Lancaster from a long flight (Europe to NY-Newark) and needed dinner. Really hoping for something besides fast food and diners, we checked for options and found Union and Finch. So glad we did. This is a total, complete jewel of a neighborhood spot, with creative, unpretentious food, awesome staff, and an amazing vibe. They know how to neighborhood.

Only downsides: A little noisy, though we managed to converse at our high-top bar table because we could lean in. Great live music from an excellent performer, maybe a little overamplified.

Now we wish they were in OUR neighborhood in Lancaster (if you're reading this, U&F, it's East Side, where there's hardly any restaurant action but there could be...!) We moved away from the Lehigh Valley about 20 years ago when there was very little hipness and not much culinary excitement. So psyched for people in Allentown to get this establishment.

Congrats! And more Finches to youze.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found Union & Finch about a month ago from a neighbor. Love it! We have been back 2 more times already and hasn’t disappointed!

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was awesome. Service spectacular. Drinks were really good. I’d love to go back.
However...and I’m sorry to even have to say this: first time there, didn’t find parking behind the building. Parked on the street a block and half away - wished I had carried that evening.
Maybe I’m paranoid, but it wasn’t pleasant.

LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Poutine and the Chai cake were two of the best things I have ever eaten. Enjoyable night - we will be back.

DJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an amazing meal!

MF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the restaurant online, looked at the reviews and decided to hold our daughter’s engagement brunch at Union high in quality, a good variety of options, enticing flavor palettes (for the “foodies” in our family) and there was definitely something for everyone in our party of 15. We occupied the long dining table and the space was perfect. Our servers were wonderfully attentive, with fast service and pleasant demeanors. We absolutely recommend Union and Finch and will be visiting it again when we are back in town.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when eating at Union and Finch! The owners are so sweet and friendly. Always stopping by the table to say hi and make sure everything is good. Staff is courteous. Food and drinks are delicious!

JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot, family-owned. Menu consistent and well thought out. It's very difficult keeping noise levels down with an open floorplan and hardwood, etc., but that did not detract from the dining experience. Pricing is very good for the quality. Restaurant neat and clean and owners present and touching tables all night. Will return frequently.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, adequate service

DS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good but it was so noisy we could not have a conversation at our table. There were 3 very loud groups that were very disrespectful. We didn't want to make a scene so we did not say anything. If we would go again we would sit in the bar area.

f
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great meal when we visit. the service always keeps coming back and the great quality of food.

MM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the new menu and overall ambiance. Food quality was exceptional, and service was attentive yet fairly unobtrusive considering we were visited by about four different people (including the owner). A very enjoyable experience; we will be back again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The union burger was out of this world! I would Definitely recommend this place to anyone.

LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Food was amazing. Will be back

M
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A standout restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. On one side is a very busy bar with live music and on the other side is a modern relaxing dining room. Clearly the owners and staff know and enjoy the hospitality business. The gentleman at the door was on point from his greetings, to making sure tables were maintained to speaking to guests. The servers were all smiles. The food was great and clearly all house made including the burgers with homemade pickles and a giant piece of peanut butter cake which was light, flavorful and perfectly not to sweet. And the Friday night special was great (and large) Chicken Parm. The beer list was well chosen. Parking was easy in their lot. Two visits down and there will definitely be a third.

L
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very good service.

k
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The $10 Burger and Beer combo was an excellent value. There was a choice of three different burgers....four, if you count the monthly special. I had the Union Burger and it was perfectly done to my taste. My husband chose the Apple Chutney monthly special burger and he said that was great too.

PK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union and Finch is a great treasure for Allentown. We always have wonderful food and service:)

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. We had a large party and the wait staff was very attentive to refilling water glasses. Their desserts sounded amazing, but they had sold out of the dessert I was most interested in by the end of the night. Overall good experience.

MB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Beer flights and entrees for four and one child. Everyone was very happy. Service was top notch.

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