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Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge, Washington, DC

Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge

4.0
4
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar
Hip, sexy, high-end restaurant lounge space curating amazing food and beverage experiences with an eclectic mix of entertainment. Developing our brand and creating the unique character of Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge was very simple: A mixture of modern and vintage décor, a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, delicious food offerings and an unrivaled beverage program with endless options, including expertly crafted cocktails, 300 whiskeys and wonderful wine varietals, our guests will see Union as the perfect destination for every occasion. Union’s team is comprised of carefully selected people committed to delivering the promise that every guest is treated like a VIP! We, at Union, believe that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. So, when you think of Union, remember that EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT UNION!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 377-2314

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ravi

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Events, email us at events@uniondistrictoysterbarlounge.com

  • Neighborhood

    NoMa

  • Parking details

    Parking is free at Union market parking lot across from the restaurant

  • Public transit

    Noma Metro -Red line Metro

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. CH

    ChrissyH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never going back. They need to learn to COMMUNICATE! On there IG it has brunch from 12-4. I made a reservation for 2:30. They called and confirmed my reservation. I was running late so I called to make sure that I would still be good to eat & they said ok cool! So I get there at 2:40. The host seats us for the Waitress to come out and tell me the kitchen is closed ???! Y’all need to stop false advertising and put the correct info out there . I won’t be going back
  2. UF

    UniqueF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The atmosphere looked amazing, the food was excellent, and the entertainment is great.....However, the drinks were watered down, and the service was horrible!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  4. AG

    AkiaG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came during the Valentine's Day 5 course special and it was a well thought menu. Great service and ambiance.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Apparently on Sundays the restaurant is only open until 3pm yet I was able to still make a reservation for 3p. I even had a hostess call me the day before to confirm my 3pm reservation. When we arrived at 250p you could visible tell the staff was annoyed. That’s when I learned about the 3 pm closing. Why were we still allot to make the reservation if that’s the same time the restaurant closed? And furthermore, why would they call me the day before to confirm and not mention it? We did not feel welcomed and the service was terrible and slow. All we ended up getting was a water, glass of Coca Cola and one order of the grilled oysters (which the waiter made very clear and quite rudely) that’s all we could get. We left by 345p. I will not be returning to this restaurant.
  6. FF

    FrenchF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The food was horrible, service was great, hard waffle and very bland and chicken
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It is obvious that the owner and staff are new. I dined there a year ago and the food was fantastic. The staff was engaging and the place was energetic. Well, my experience there tonight was far from any of that. The menu looked the same but the food was not as good. They host was not sure if they were participating in DC restaurant week. Well they were not! Our appetizer was removed before asking if we were finished. Just a weird overall energy tonight. I won’t be going back.
  8. KT

    KewanT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Management changed and didn’t care for the new menu. Wouldn’t recommend and don’t plan on patronizing the establishment again.
  9. PM

    PrestonM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Food excellent. Need to update online food choices, outdated. Service was way to long. Nobody new how to sell a dish to the customer.
  10. C

    Court

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The ambiance was pretty chill the food was a lot better once before must be a new chef. The chicken was dry I didn’t eat it all or take it to go but the Brussels was great.
  11. b

    benditaesq

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    This place is way too expensive for what they are offering. Better options in a less than 5 minute walk away.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    There was lag in service after seated. The wings are not jerk, don’t let them fool you. The Mac and cheese was on the salty side and overpriced.
  13. e

    erikaj

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adeera, the bartender, and our server Segourney were GREAT!! We had fresh oysters, salmon belly, and their Thai wings!! SO good!! They were very friendly and helpful, food was fresh and tasty. The wings were a pretty decent size and sooo good that we got some to go. Unbeknownst to us, it was happy hour so great deal!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had a reservation for 6 at 6:45p on 12/18/19. We arrive and find out that they were closing due to an issue with the kitchen. Things happen, but they need to notify people when they do especially those that have a reservation. There was someone who drove down from Baltimore in my group. Very disappointing with how this situation was handled.
  15. JW

    JassyWill

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great vibes. Good food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food is definitely not the same from when it first opened! You can tell they have a new owner, chef or whatever! Definitely a rip off
  17. LC

    LaurenC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    This place had great food, but really really slow service. We got our appetizer before our drinks. The male chef had his arm around our female waitress while she was taking our order, which made us all uncomfortable. The restaurant itself was HOT. At least around 80 degrees. So we all finished our meals quickly so we could leave.
  18. NO

    NOLAMAM

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Work group had a great time. Delicious food and loved Monday nite jazz with Brian Lenair
  19. KY

    KYLEY

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Not good. Host/hostess was non-existent and food was just okay.
  20. M

    Makeda

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    This was my second time visiting this establishment. Service was horrendous the first time we visited. However, the food was impeccable. This time, the service was terrible and the food was lackluster.
  21. MM

    MartinaM

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I thought the oysters were overpriced with same price on the menu as on happy hour. The service was bad as we were the first table there but they seemed to forget that.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My second time going however it was under new management and a new owner. The lobster Mac and cheese for the appetizer was amazing along with the Asian wings. The entrees we ordered was the salmon, which was amazing however the portion was extremely small for my taste. The hostess was everywhere but we ended up getting seated under 10 minutes and it wasn’t packed. The venue is still beautiful as it was when it first opened. Some of the good foods weren’t listed when I first went, they need to bring some of those items back.
  23. DD

    DougDC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The Restaurant had just changed their menu which was NONE of the items listed when I made the Reservation. This was a disappointment to my out of town visitors who were looking forward to the selections posted. It would have been nice if they have posted that a new menu selection was now available. We had the Fried Oysters, Ipswich Clam Strips and the Oysters Rockefeller as appetizers. All were good but one person felt the Oysters Rockefeller were a bit to dry and not flavorful. The CrowdPleaser was the Lamb Shank Entree with Stewed Vegetables and Beans. The lamb was tender and flavorful. The beans were a bit underdone but tasty.
  24. NN

    NicoleN

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Changed their menu and it’s limited with an up charge. Service was worst than before
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    My group had a celebratory dinner on Saturday, November 2nd. The host and wait staff were very nice, informative and pleasant to deal with. The food however was not what we expected. A couple of us ordered the seafood soup to start, which was bland, very tasteless...we asked for salt and old bay to bring some flavor to the dish, however we still didn’t like it. It was very lose and only included oysters and none of the other seafoods listed. The Asian wings we ordered as another appetizer were very good, flavored well and juicy. 5 of the 6 of us ordered the seafood alfredo and we all hated it. This dish was also flavorless and didn’t include all the seafood listed or broccoli, we had to add old bay and pepper to this dish as well and it still didn’t work. Only dish that was enjoyed that evening was my sisters salmon dinner, she said it was very good. I was truly disappointed with my experience here and will probably not return.
  26. LT

    LatiaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    They changed the food menu and it’s horrible now. I hope they change the menu back soon or they probably will start losing a lot of customers.
  27. B

    Berty

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time there visiting from out of town. The brunch was exceptional & we had a great waitress by the name of Kai. She provided spectacular customer service as well as John. I look forward to returning on my next trip. The food was delicious & the mimosas kept coming. Happy & satisfied customer.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation for lunch on open table. Get there and they were not open for lunch! Complete waist of my time!!
  29. S

    Spoylt

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The ambiance was great. Sorry to say the food was less then desirable. I ordered the branzino which came out undercooked. The service was great in rectifying the situation as they offered another meal. I declined & they took it off the bill. We went for a Halloween party but we were disappointed that they did not have any oysters at an Oyster lounge. The hostess, waitress, bartender & manager were all polite and accommodating so I will return again and allow them to redeem themselves.
  30. D

    Denaya

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Table service was unfortunately pretty terrible. Server started out a bit rude, but softened as the meal progressed. It was pretty clear there was a lack in service training, which is inexcusable for a restaurant at their price-point. The food, on the other hand, saved the entire experience. Would go back for the food for sure, but would likely try the bar as opposed to table seating.
  31. SS

    SassyScribe

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Met with some great friends. The food was good, although the raw oysters were rather small considering it's location to MD.
  32. DW

    DevynW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and customer service was outstanding. I ordered the Brussel sprouts and crab fried rice. It was delicious. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that loves seafood and having a good time.
  33. LW

    LizW

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. They were out of several items from beer brands to entrees. The crab cakes were great. The deep fried lobster was overcooked. Other food items were very good.
  34. JL

    JenL

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lively ambiance and delicious food! In a new and fun neighborhood.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Poor service
  36. K

    Katerer

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This was my second visit. I would have to say that happy hour is your best bet. Their lunch prices are more dinner prices. I had the calamari it was rubbery and my hamburger was in desperate need of salt and pepper!! Stick to happy hour at the bar
  37. c

    chamalama

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place was closed despite taking online reservations and showing online that it was open. There was no indication that it was closed for a special event. I am very disappointed.
  38. LF

    LoveFood

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went this past Saturday and had an amazing experience. We were greeted super warmly when we arrived. When we got upstairs to our table we enjoyed the ambiance which included gorgeous art and an excellent playlist that we found ourselves grooving to all night. Our server Taylor was both friendly and knowledgeable. She was also very attentive. We ordered the fried oysters and peel and eat shrimp for appetizers. The oysters were so good, I wanted to lick the shells and we were happy that the shrimp was already peeled. For dinner, we had the pesto rock shrimp pasta and the sea bass. Both entrees were very flavorful. I would order both again. After dinner we took our drinks out onto the rooftop to enjoy the rest of the evening. I definitely recommend this spot!
  39. CR

    CalebR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and even better service! Really look forward to coming again
  40. AB

    AuroraB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere! I had the pasta with crawfish and shrimp. The food was very bland.

FAQs

Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 377-2314.

Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge is rated 4 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    NoMa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is free at Union market parking lot across from the restaurant

  • Public transit

    Noma Metro -Red line Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ravi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

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