Union Fare

4.4
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560 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

Union Fare is a full service restaurant with a contemporary marketplace and two iconic bars. Spanning a full city block, Union Fare is centrally located in a Historic Landmark in the heart of Union Square, NYC. We are community driven and strive to make things better one plate at a time.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Monday Closed for Dinner
Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-1030pm
Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Happy Hour
3:30pm-7pm Tuesday-Saturday
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Phone number
(212) 633-6003
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Yvan Lemoine
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Catering
Catering: Our experienced chefs & staff serve a Contemporary Casual American menu highlighting fresh, locally-sourced seasonal ingredients from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket. Please call to inquire.

Private Dining: Hidden away under the restaurant are two speakeasy-style private event rooms. The small private dining room evokes the feeling of a stylish living room perfect for small group gatherings. For larger parties, this room features its own private bar along with state of the art audio and visual amenities. Please inquire with our private events department.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway & 5th Avenue
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Parking details
Yes
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Public transit
Union Square Train Station
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4, 5, 6
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DZ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was their last day open and they made it very clear they didn’t care about the experience or food

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Definitely my kind of place, had an incredible time. Too bad the restaurant is closing and switching to a corporate event space. Really had a great experience.

AL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sad to see this restaurant go😩
Glad we made it for one more last meal.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was mediocre. The service was terrible. We had to wait to order. Wait to get our drinks. Wait excessively for the meal. Wait to get the check. Wait to get the check paid. In the end I had to walk my check up to the front desk. I rarely write reviews but Union Fare was Union Unfair.

k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. I had the special watermelon, tomato, and feta salad which was delicious as well as the octopus and sausage which was full of flavor. My friend had the fried chicken and said it was great as well. The drinks were okay- nothing special.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrific service and bad for accommodating food allergies

d
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

was packed - therefore service was slow - but we did not care - we had a resv for 10 - but actually 12 came - and they accomadated us.

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I thought the portions were very small for the price.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience4

No effort was made to recognize a birthday. No complimentary items. The food was bland and soggy. The busboys continued to bother us throughout the entire meal by taking our plates that still had food on it and we had to keep telling them that we were still eating. We felt like we were being rushed out of the restaurant even though the restaurant was only half full. Overall a very disappointing experience. Will not return.

TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great happy hour until 7pm which I appreciated because the drinks are slightly pricey outside of that. I had the steak frites and wanted to swap the fries for brussel sprouts but wasn’t allowed to which kind of sucked. The service was excellent though and the bartenders and wait staff are pretty friendly. Would definitely go back.

AD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food is only OK, pretty overpriced, but great ambiance, pretty restaurant

RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Worst service I’ve had in 2018. And i eat out a lot .

EH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Delicious food and fun space but some unacceptable practices that don’t make guests feel welcome. Arrived early and restaurant was empty. Two of four in our party were present. Asked to be seated so we could order drinks and a starter and was refused until all guests in our party arrived. This is understandable during prime dining hours but restaurant was empty. Started the evening on a low note.

EG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good brunch, smashes are delicious way to start the meal.

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Came back because the food was so fabulous for brunch the first time. We could't figure out why the the service was so incredibly slow on a Sunday for a 10:45 reservation. The restaurant was far from full. Hopefully it was just a fluke!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually went to Union Fare for their amazing brunch, this was the first time for dinner. The dinners are just as amazing as the brunches!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This has become my go-to place for brunch. The food is good, the space is great, service is always good, and I can always get a reservation. I recommend it highly.

MW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It's a nice space with good availability, but it's just not good enough to justify the price. My test dish for brunch, Croque Madame, was a bit soggy. When we asked for some softer bread for salmon carpaccio (for dental reasons) we were told none was available; which wasn't true, since we were allowed to order and pay for a croissant. Again, at the prices here, better service would be appreciated.

PA
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Eggs benedict was served cold. Never got refill on coffee. Service was slow and the place was empty. We were the first people there. The entire meal basically was a waste of time and money. Very disappointed. Wont return and will definitely discourage others from going. I cant even remember what I ordered. Yuck

LH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friend's surprise birthday party with a group of 9 of us and it couldn't have been more perfect! The server was incredibly accommodating and helped me pull together a last minute surprise birthday cake. The ambiance is amazing with all the lights in the main dining hall and the food is impeccable. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Overall experience was good. Waiter was not kind and not smooth at all in her approach so service is to be improved

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Price is misleading on opentable. Meal was good.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Poor experience. 7 our of 8 people were ready to be seated but we were told we had to wait because of “ policy “.to be seated. After asking to speak to manager about “policy” 3 times because we wanted to sit and have drinks they finally let us as if they were granting us the customer such a great favor when the table was empty and restaurant was not full, nor anyone waiting for a table. The 8th person showed up 5 minutes late for reservation time. Unlikely to go back. Many other friendlier / less attitude places to go.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We came here for brunch and like it so much we came back the next day. Great place, really good menu and friendly service. Good for 2 people or large group.

C
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early but they were able to accommodate us on a busy day. The table we were given was in a good spot and the service was excellent. The chicken & waffles were outstanding!!!!

FB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a horrible waiter.
Food took 40 minutes to come and waiter never came to check on us or tell us where the food was.
We had to find a manager.
why doesn’t an omelet come with toast? Why is bread $4???
And it came and it was hard as a rock. We needed 2 managers for decent bread?

Chicken sandwich and fries were delicious but I don’t think I will go back.
They didn’t handle things correctly and had some lame excuse why the food wasn’t ready in a timely fashion.

SE
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The services was extremely slow. The food came out cold.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I think our waitress was new because she didn’t know anything about the menu and also messed up 2 of our meals.

M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere wonderful. It was a great menu. The quality of food for the price was amazing.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The croissants are amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had a party of 11 for a birthday party. They wouldn’t seat us until all 11 people were there and threatened to give our table away if ALL guests didn’t arrive within 10 min of the reservation. Clearly all 11 people didn’t show up on time and this created a lot of stress. Eventually we promised to order for the entire party if they would seat the 7 of us that were there.... I don’t recommend booking for large parties, especially in NYC traffic. On the plus side, food was great and our server was excellent.

LS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Party of five, including a 10 year old child and 75 year old grandfather was not sat at a table for 30 minutes due to one member of party delayed due to traffic. No apology beyond "We won't seat a full party, that's our policy". Once seated, we were instructed that our order must be completed in full at once, we could not order appetizers while reviewing the menu. Food was brought to table cold, and replacements were a long time coming. I will not return, and I will actively dissuade others from frequenting this establishment.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Noise level rises as the dining room fills

W
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The cod is the most overpriced and underflavored piece of fish I have ever had.

DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Was a great venue for a large group and our waiter was very patient with the table and accompanying children. The food was very good though a little bit pricey for it. I would dine again.

LS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous! Croissants were amazing!!!!!!

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great time highly recommended!!

JK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Brunch

L
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I remembered our waiters name because he was a big part of our experience. He described the food so accurately and beautifully he should have a show on the Food Network. He was helpful and full of personality! The food was absolutely delicious we liked everything. I enjoyed it so much I'm going back two days later.

K
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The portions were a decent size but the prices are a little high for dinner. I recommend Union Fare for brunch!