Union Street Restaurant

4.2
335 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 335 people are saying
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mich
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Nothing special. We were seated downstairs which had absolutely no atmosphere. Food was just ok. Will not return.

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Lisa
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not been there in a very long time and I was pleasantly surprised how good the food was, better then I recall...will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. We got an app, two salads and 4 drinks and it was $130 before tip. I thought it was expensive given it was just ok. I hadn’t been in ages and probably won’t go back

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vipMikeys23
New England
192 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a nice neighborhood spot. Unfortunately it was a bit chilly to be sitting outside, which is nice, but inside is big enough to separate. Food and service always consistently good.

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DBNewton
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really like this restaurant, but I'm taking 1 star off because they stopped serving onion rings.,

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my visit to Union Street Restaurant and will go again. The food was different and absolutely delicious. The outdoor dining section is excellent and they had heat lamps going to keep us warm.
It took me a minute to find it down the alley, but once there it was a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside and it was nice and toasty with the area heaters. My boyfriend loved watching the big screen TV so he could see the football game. We will return.

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vipClaireW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Union Street Restaurant has a great outdoor seating area (that can be reserved) that includes heat lamps. This is one of our favorite go-to places for brunch. Always something I like on the menu and good service.

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Mentah
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We reserved a table outside as we had an immunity-compromised person in our party. There were large heaters everywhere, which was nice on a chilly afternoon.
Our food took quite a while to arrive, but that was fine. We were able to have a leisurely conversation.
I ordered the House Burger, medium. It was raw inside. Not rare. Raw. Nobody ever came by to check on us. I didn’t eat the burger. The other people in our party enjoyed their meals.
This was lunchtime and the patio was very noisy.
I wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Reina was our server and Eric the chef were borh incredible. I cannot thank them enough. 5 stars all around. Will definitely be back.

GK
vipGailK
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch! Deck was wonderful and great waitor!

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mayaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I choose this location for my birthday dinner since the website offered Live music Friday and Saturday and a game room for the kids.. They had neither! The website was misleading! Also, the tasteless, frozen vegetables next to my Salmon were sour and when I asked about that the waitress explained that they were cooked in Vodka… I could not eat them and think that they were spoiled! They didn’t have a single gluten free dessert so I couldn’t have any of my own birthday dessert which the waiters brought out with a candle and singing.. I ordered a Mojito and it wasn’t sweet enough. The waitress was nice and it was kind of the waiters to come out singing.. It’s basically a sports bar but without the added extra of live music and the game room advertised or basic cooked vegetables or a mixed drink… I was not impressed.

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AudreyW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a positive experiance. The place was very loud. The food was okay, not great. Three of us had dinner, one app that we shared, and two drinks. The bill was $125, which was more than I felt the meal was worth.

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CarieM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating ovation and something for everyone — healthy vegetarian options and elevated pub food too so that with a table of parents and 4 teens, everyone ended up happy.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice patio with lots of outdoor seating. I had the Farro Harvest Bowl which was excellent.

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LauraG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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

CT
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
6 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

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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
30 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.

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 4.2 stars by 335 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.