Union 50

4.8
1701 reviews
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Union 50 is an innovative, chef driven restaurant and bar located in the Mass Ave neighborhood in Indianapolis, IN. Our dinner menu features creative dishes that change seasonally. Our full service bar features local libations and handcrafted cocktails. Union 50 also hosts live music, local and touring musicians and bands, multiple times per week.
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Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was wonderful, food was so good, kid friendly, loved everything about our time there.

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E
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal and great service here. Love this restaurant!

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LV
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It seems we almost always choose a Cunningham restaurant when we go out. You know you will get a fabulous meal and great service no matter which one you choose. Since each has its own unique menu, it's fun to hit them all. I actually ate at Livery on Tuesday and Union 50 on Saturday. I try to order something different each time. This time at Union 50 I chose the kimchi meatloaf. It was fantastic! My husband had the scallops and thought they were incredible. Thanks for giving us so many options GRG and keep up the good work!

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great food and great service, EVERY TIME! Even late night live music, a perfect date night with my wife, and a great place to meet friends for after work decompression time!

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our date night was very special, our server was excellent and knowledgeable, and we had time to enjoy our cocktails and appetizer, then the salads and entrees were fabulous. What a fun evening away from our five year old! Loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! The service was stellar. I plan to go to Union 50 again.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was even better! Can’t wait to go back. We loved the Game of Thrones themed cocktail menu!

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S
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always very good. Not your average meal choices.

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Houston
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food! Service was slow and not very attentive. Our server took a long time to attend to us for any reason. It took a long time to place our order, then to get attention after placing the order. I'm not sure if the restaurant was short-staffed, but they were not that busy.

The food was amazing! My party of 3 shared tuna crudo as an appetizer, which was very well done. I could have ordered that again as my entrée. I had the scallops, which were just a touch underdone, but very flavorful. One colleague had the lamb shank, which he said was amazing. It was perfectly seasoned and cooked. He finished the entire dish, even the marrow! Another colleague ordered the shrimp & grits. He was surprised to find cajun-style shrimp & grits in Indianapolis and pronounced it very authentic.

I wanted something savory for after dinner, and the only option I was offered was the charcuterie board. I selected 3 cheeses, which were all very good. The presentation was nice. The amount served was too much for after dinner. It would be nice to have an option of selecting a smaller charcuterie platter for after dinner.

I will definitely visit Union 50 the next time I travel to Indianapolis.

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JM
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful find! We were looking for somewhere to celebrate our anniversary while attending a conference in Indy and this ended up being perfect! We loved the creative menu and enjoy every bite of all our selections. Toast and Jam was inventive and delicious! Beef tenderloin was spot on and the chocolate layered dessert was a perfect finish. Our waitress was warm and personable and gave wonderful suggestions from the menu based on our preferences. Highly recommend!

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BS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been many times and we always enjoy everything.

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P
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed that there are only 8 wines by the glass. I like a glass of white before dinner and then red with dinner.Also the carrot cake was terrible- very dry

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JG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server did an excellent job attending to our party of ten. Overall, great experience!

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and service, would definitely return

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OP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing restaurant! Everything from start to finish was wonderful. The most delish fries with a selection of sauces, and the wood fired mushrooms are not to be missed!

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R
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made our first reservation at Union 50 for my husband's birthday. Because we live out of the area, we were pleasantly-surprised by the cool vibe of the upscale, downtown neighborhood with which we were unfamiliar. We received a warm greeting at the reception and were escorted to a table skirting the immense bar. Our waiter, Taylor, provided unparalleled service and was ably assisted by a small team of colleagues throughout our meal. Every selection he suggested was divine: from the charcuterie, salads, and chowder to our salmon and duck entrees. Our desserts--carrot cake, chocolate tartine, and tres leche cake--proved the crowning touch on an amazing meal experience. Be assured we'll be back--and telling our friends!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hido was a fantastic waiter, definitely one of the best, I have had him as a server 3 times and haven’t been disappointed. The food is excellent with great flavor, also they have great beer options.

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Okay drinks.

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TE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. The restaurant is an excellent conversion of an old Fireman’s Union Hall. It’s a great space with sophisticated bar and dining atmosphere. Food is very well done albeit a little pricey and menu has good variety of items.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around amazing!

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r
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love the great service and the wild mushrooms with tofu and amazing salads. We are vegan and don't eat sugar, sweeteners, or flour of any kind, so we make our requests and the chef / staff is always very accommodating, providing wonderful, flavourful fare. Such a joy!

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M
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my girlfriends birthday. The food and staff were great. We have been here a few times and they also impress. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Union 50 as we were visiting Indy from out of town. I would highly recommend this restaurant! The atmosphere was very hip but yet comfortable. Even though we didn’t have cocktails that evening, the bar looked amazing. There were two of us dining and were unsure of the portion size of the “bistro” menu items. Our server was extremely helpful in guiding us in our ordering. We split the beet and arugula salad which was very tasty. We also ordered the tuna crudo- which was a beautiful exhibit of sushi grade tuna with cucumbers, fennel and aioli. For Entree’s we ordered the scallops from the Bistro menu and the beef tenderloin from the Grand menu. Each were delicious and beautifully presented! Our meal was capped off with a chocolate dessert while we listened to music by the live band. What a fun night - thank you Union 50! We will come back and see you when we’re back in Indy.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly staff. Great drink selection

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AG
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union 50 is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Indianapolis, and it didn't fail to deliver once again! Our group had a very enjoyable meal and a great time together.

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food, ambiance, drinks. Yum.

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M
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophia was an excellent server. She recommended the meats and cheeses for our charcuterie board and was very pleasant and personable.

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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service was amazing as ALWAYS. I took three friends that were visiting from out of town and they absolutely loved it

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JM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Union 50 and like all Cunningham Restaurants it did not disappoint!! The server was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the menu and no issues making a couple substitutions due to dietary restrictions. We were celebrating a birthday and received a complimentary dessert, the tres leches was delicious.
Can’t wait to come back and listen to the live music.

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DR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful time with amazing food, excellent service, and unique drinks. We had the cheese board and our sever provided great recommendations to try. We had a mix of small and large plates and everything was amazing. The Oathkeeper and Sangria were both unique and very good drinks. The only thing we did not enjoy was the extremely small table. It was disproportionately small and was the only thing that we did not enjoy in our experience.

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JA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing server. Excellent food

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HN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s second time we were at this restaurant.
The reason we return with our family because of the delicious food, nice service and latmosphere.

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M
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place every single time! A favorite anytime we are downtown!

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JP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place in a historic building with a great local restaurateur is a surefire hit every time we dine at Union 50. Service is great, fun cocktails and and engaging menu. Can hardly wait for our next visit!

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JE
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was the best part of the night! He was outstanding. And I’m drawing a blank on his name but he was sooo good. Started with M I think. We sat close to the stage and left shortly after the band started. Suggest to eat early and leave before the music if you want to converse with your group. The food was so so good. We will be back.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a beautiful atmosphere! It was very nice, upscale. The employees were awesome! Me and my fiancée enjoyed our meals! Definitely the best food I ever had lol! Definitely recommend

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is pretty big and feels comfortable regardless of how busy they are. The menu offers a good variety from small plates to entrees at a decent price point. We went on a Saturday night and ended our meal with live music, the restaurant had a band on their corner stage starting around 10pm. Fun vibe, good drinks, good value.

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s
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening to celebrate my daughters birthday! Thanks Union 50

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D
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was prompt and friendly. Great evening.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food! We had a party of 13 and our server kept our drinks full and table cleared as each course was brought. They were quick to seat us and accommodate a late arrival to our party. We will definetly be going back.

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