Union Street Restaurant

4.4
320 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome back to restaurant dining!
Our patio is open with 25 tables and now indoor seating on two different levels with 29 tables. We have spread out the tables, cleaned and sterilized thoroughly and are offering service on our regular dinnerware or disposable plates and utensils. We are super excited to welcome you back! We will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.  New chef. New menu.
We still feature 32 draft beers, a wide selection of bottles of wine from around the world, an amazing craft cocktail list and for the first time

Offers

  • LIVE MUSIC Every Friday & Saturday Night 8pm to 12

    Multiple dates available

    Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM

    Join us at Union Street Restaurant in Newton every Every Friday & Saturday Night 8pm to 12 for LIVE MUSIC!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 320 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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LauraG
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The tables on the patio are close together. The brunch menu is quite limited. That being said, the service was great and the food quite good.

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KaraB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The server did not get our order right and was not very friendly

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CherylT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and responsive. We had indoor res but asked for outdoor since the weather was so pleasant and it was a great decision.

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TA333
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Awesome patio too. Would come back

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ChappellL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Terrible guitar player.
Prize fight on huge TV screens (all of them) as children diner
Mediocre food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music little loud

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DavidM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great place for outdoor dining. Terrific atmosphere, good food but limited menu. Service was fabulous (Chlesea was our server). Some of the jheaters were not working, but otherwise great as usual. Will be back!!

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Solo
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great patio to enjoy food, drink, and to watch sports.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Worth going for the lovely terrace. It’s always been there.l, I the back so unlike so many places doesn’t feel like you are eating in the middle of traffic. Food was very ordinary but acceptable. Ambiance quite nice. Service was adequate. We waited longer than tables around us to have our order taken

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great outdoor dining. Service was poor. Food was good. Server lied to my wife and said they didn’t have sweetener for coffee. When my wife went to ask for it she was rude to her and said “we are just too busy”. Disappointing. When game came on was blaring from outside speakers so we couldn’t hear each other speak.

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ManuelB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant has a very nice patio. We couldn't use it because it started raining. The inside was spacious, albeit a bit dark. The service was a bit slow but pleasant. The food was very good and tasty with good portion sizes. It was a bit difficult to find as it is in the rear of the building. Overall a very nice lunch experience.

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Kathleen
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was there on a weekday for lunch, so definitely a quieter time and can't speak to the evening/weekend vibe. Great outdoor patio, but the food and drinks were both just OK. Not a bad spot if you're looking for a good outdoor space or general bar food, but nothing to write home about either. Seems like it'd be a good sports bar or place to grab beers with a friend, though!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super staff and good food. Great place to enjoy patio seating.

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vipbluebird
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food, ambience, service are fine. But as a Newton resident who's eaten here before, disappointed to see this fancy list of covid 'protective' measures is simply not followed consistently outdoors. The hostess letting folks in has mask under chin. Our server had no mask and when I asked her to please put on on she replied ' we don't have to wear them outdoors" though she did. These are young people, we are unmasked eating and drinking and we have no idea if they're vaccinated. All of the adjacent eateries outside every server is masked, period. If that's not going to be the case at least say that on here and the website, and the over-60 crowd can go elsewhere. One reason Newton is such a safe place to be is that common sense is adhered to. Servers are going in and out. They should be wearing masks consistently- period.

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ChrisH
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun Spot....hardest part is finding it but well worth it.
Food was good and tasty, Service and servers were good.
We sat outside and it was super pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here three times with friends and family and every experience has been amazing! A+ :)

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TomE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely nice patio and excellent, friendly service

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vipaNickname
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was SLOW, even relative to recent dining experiences. Tonight was the first time ever that my 6 year old asked to leave before his ice cream came out because he didn't want to wait anymore. At least we could pay by phone.

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Colleen123
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super kind, outgoing and attentive service! I noticed a mistake on my bill after I got home and they were really helpful in identifying the error and fixing it for me. Really appreciated that!

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Joanie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was great waiter was excellent

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great beer selection. Great music.

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1234k
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cod was amazing and healthy. Love the choices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Would definitely go there again. Service felt a little slow but the outdoor patio made it very enjoyable

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vipNeuroscientist
New England
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like eating outdoors at Union. They have a great patio. They also have two other pluses. They have a new cook that has introduced an updated menu, and they have live music. Great venue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere out on the patio. Salads for lunch were lovely and service was attentive. Will definitely go back.

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KimberlyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food. A little dark in the restaurant but the server was very attentive. Appetizers and entrees were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great patio. Great service.

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bbreview
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming outside ambience. Fast and friendly service. Server/chef accommodated a special order not on the brunch menu. Tasty meal.

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JoeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were seated at an outdoor table, which is what we wanted. My sandwich was all right but not what I expected. I ordered a BLT but what I got was a wrap. The meals the other two people ordered were more like what the menu said they would be. The onion rings were tasty but very salty. The carrot cake dessert was good but not a slice of carrot cake that I expected. The servicer was attentive and friendly. The beer list was better than most places. I doubt that we will go back there.

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vipKathleenW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food but very slow service.

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mbdr
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Honored reservations request. A little expensive for salad/burger

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jota
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for casual dinner with family and friends.

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vipjg1955
New England
53 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor space; food good-basic bar food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent waitress

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was very attentive and checked in frequently. Would have liked her to wear a mask as she leaned in quite close to us.

MA
vipMARCUS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had nice dinner with family outside. Service was super. Thanks

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MaureenE
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and lively atmosphere. All around wonderful experience. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal on the spacious patio.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the outdoor seating area is really nice. They have good selections for all types of eaters.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Union Street Restaurant using the Order Online button. Union Street Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Union Street Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 964-6684.

Union Street Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 320 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.