Union

4.7
1012 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Join us in UNION Restaurant in the heart of Portland's Old Port and located across from Portland's City Hall. Creative and elegant cuisine, Maine products and attention to detail.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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GuntherC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place should not be serving food!!
Everything was undercooked and cold.
Service was poor and very unexperienced.
Don't wast your money there are so many other great places in Portland

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DanielE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It didn't really feel any different than before COVID. We had great service, great cocktails and the food was so good. Tables were spaced far apart and the use of the QR Code to access the menu made it safe and easy to view.

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charless
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There are a lot of amazing restaurants in Portland. I would say in comparison, Union was very good, but not exceptional.

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NancyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Our server Abby was great

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AndrewE
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot, very nice atmosphere and good food. The staff was very friendly. All around good experience. Cant go wrong with Union.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service Food and Ambiance!!

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142MEB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has fast become one of our favorites in Portland. Food is excellent, service is wonderful and ambience as great as well. That you for contributing to our lovely Valentine's Day!

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vipSteveF
New England
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Valentines weekend dinner. The food and service were great!

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MattE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, have to try the mushroom toast.

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WesT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent.

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Divot
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had great service from Megan. Plenty of space between diners

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Sassy
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The crab roll was pretty tasteless. The salad was nicely dressed.

My companions thought the Eggs Benedict were NVG.

Coffee was nice. Bloody Mary was pretty hot, and I like hot.

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SueL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Union! The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Great wine list too!

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vipyank999
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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PattiC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and we loved the menu. The ambiance was wonderful. We would definitely go again and I highly recommend.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, service was attentive and the host was more than accommodating for our party. We had the best seat in the house!

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vipGregM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food. Wish menu selection was larger, but still 5-star.

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EricL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rear night out at Union. Fabulous food in a safe beautiful place!

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Cruisegal
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We were greeted by the host who was very welcoming and seated in a socially distant manner. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. We were not impressed at all with the food. Dinner was mediocre at best and not a good value for the food we received (spent $70). I had the scallops and my boyfriend had the pasta bolognese and a glass a beer. Neither was flavorful. Not sure I’d come back but If I did, maybe at the bar for a burger.

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George
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire dinner experience was fantastic from start to finish.

We conveniently made reservations through Open Table and were seated immediately when we arrived 10 minutes early.

All of the staff was fantastic, and our server Jamie was awesome! Very helpful, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu without being overbearing.

My salmon was cooked perfectly, as were the leek and squash sides that came with it. The real highlight of the meal, however, was the additional we ordered for the table: roasted squash with smokehouse bacon and sambal! Absolutely out of this world delicious.

The salted dark chocolate torte with hazelnut gelato and cherry confiture for dessert was a rich and decadent treat.

All in all, it was a fantastic dining experience, and we can't wait to return!

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Sheila
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with the family. Relaxing environment. Delicious and creative food. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, at the right quantity, not overstuffing. Nice wine selection. Lovely dining space, not too formal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal and an enjoyable experience.

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Timefirdinner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice - short varied menu - any choice would have been good. Nicely prepared and presented. Service was good. I would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible bartender that made artisan cocktails off the menu. And the food was delicious. I got the roasted chicken with house made gnocchi which was delicious! Such a good winter dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! One of our favourite meals in Portland!

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Petra
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was so
Nice and very attentive!

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marcchad
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was great. Still dreaming about their mushroom toast, outstanding!

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BillB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great server! Everyone was super nice. Love this place and it’s on the permanent rotation. 👍

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vipAmyR
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our family of 6 had Covid Christmas dinner here, it was nice, food was good, and our server was wonderful.

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vipREPBoston
New England
52 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third year at the Union for Christmas Dinner and it was sheer perfection. A perfect way to end an imperfect year. See you on 12/25/2021!

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vipGregoryG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical way to spend Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. We had such a great time! Great service ! Thank you very much Jamie !

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DarrenY
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were in for the first time Friday Dec. 18 for our anniversary. Abigail was our server. She was very friendly, professional, and kind. We both loved the food. We felt safe.

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carliz
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrating birthday with girlfriends!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Started at ‘The Inkwell’. I’m in the music business but even I know the music that should be in the ‘background’ for ambiance was more like the decibels at a dance club. Insane. It makes it so people have to talk loud.

Our meals were good. I had the salmon. Well prepared. But oddly served upside down with the skin up on top of sliced squash that was roasted (partially) in slices with the skin on. Lots to navigate and just not that good frankly. The side of bok choy was stringy not cooked well. The brussels sprouts appetizer was great. Service was outstanding felt like synchronized skating. She knew just how to respond and to ask questions. Paid attention to my date first and then me. Spot on. These are challenging times and I’m sure with the 9 PM deadlines which are stupid for fine dining (vs general bar biz) these establishments are doing their best. I appreciate this restaurant and look forward to normal there sometime
soon. Cheers!

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Janitor21
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

4th time eating here since June. Was disappointed in the salmon and scallops, very small portions for $30 plates and comes with no sides essentially, just window dressing.

Have been a big fan in the past but a much lesser experience this time around.

Gelato/Ice cream desert was fantastic

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SueL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Union! Thanks so much for your diligence in keeping us safe. And, thank you for being open!

FAQs

Union offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 808-8700.

Union is rated 4.7 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.