Union District Oyster Bar & Lounge

3.5
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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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3.5based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.4
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3.8
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3.2
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ChrissyH
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

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UniqueF
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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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AkiaG
Washington DC
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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FrenchF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The food was horrible, service was great, hard waffle and very bland and chicken

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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.

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KewanT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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

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PrestonM
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.

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Court
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.

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vipbenditaesq
Washington DC
92 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
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.

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erikaj
San Francisco
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
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.

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JassyWill
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibes. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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

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LaurenC
Washington DC
4 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.

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vipNOLAMAM
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKYLEY
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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

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Makeda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 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.

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MartinaM
Columbus
15 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 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.

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DougDC
Washington DC
2 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.

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NicoleN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 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.

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LatiaT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 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.

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Berty
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
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!!

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Spoylt
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 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.

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Denaya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 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.

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SassyScribe
Baltimore
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.

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DevynW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 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.

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LizW
Washington DC
10 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.

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vipJenL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Poor service

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vipKaterer
Washington DC
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

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chamalama
Washington DC
2 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.

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vipLoveFood
Washington DC
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!

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CalebR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and even better service! Really look forward to coming again

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AuroraB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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

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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 3.5 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

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