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About Union An American Bistro

The cozy, upbeat UNION is the epitome of a friendly neighborhood restaurant, inviting locals and visitors to enjoy the modern American culinary experience. UNION offers creative, seasonal menus served in a warm and comfortable setting in the heart of downtown Castle Rock, using quality ingredients from around the block and around the world.

3 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
***We are closed most holidays. Please check our website specials & events section for closures.

Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm***In our Bar & Upper Patio Only. Reservations not accepted for happy hour.
Tuesday - BUCKETS OF BEER 5 for $15.
Wine Wednesday - 1/2 price bottles of Wine all day.
Martini Saturday - All UNION Martinis are $6 all day.

Please note reservations not accepted for happy hour.

Cross Street:
South Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 688-8159

Website:
http://www.unionamericanbistro.com/

Entertainment:
none

Catering:
Let us bring UNION To you. For your next Celebration, Corporate Event, Or Boxed Lunch. Whatever kind of gathering, Our Creative Team will pull it off in style. The restaurant is available for private parties up to 80 people or cocktail parties up to 100 people.

Parking Details:
Parking lot & on street parking surrounding the restaurant.
Public lot across the street East of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Kim Heideman

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant is available for private parties up to 80 people or cocktail parties up to 100 people.

Private Party Contact:
Dennis Dickey : (303) 688-8159

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
***We are closed most holidays. Please check our website specials & events section for closures.
Happy Hour Tuesday - Saturday 2-6 pm in the Bar & Upper Patio Only. Reservations not accepted for happy hour.

Tuesday - BUCKETS OF BEER 5 for $15.
Wine Wednesday - All bottles & cans of wine are 1/2 Price All Day.
Saturday - UNION Martinis $6.

Union An American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Happy Hour (10)
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Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Tapas (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

I thought it was cool and menu was tasty. Looks like it would be fun for happy hour.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

It’s always great. Service and food was good and they always take care of anything that isn’t perfect.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

For the most part, we had a great time. The food was very good! The service started off OK - but it took a long time to get our salads, and two of them had the wrong dressing on them. And we were not finished with our salads when our food arrived. We also had to ask for water refills. It's very loud, (granted, it was a Saturday night at 5 PM) - but it made it really hard for conversation That being said - the food was so good enough that if we are in the area, we would give it another try.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious and service was very good. The only drawback was that the noise level in the back room was so loud it was difficult to hear table mates at times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was not very tasty. They need to add spices to the food. We won’t return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. Love this gem. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. My wife had the salmon for the second time. She loves it. I had the "noodles" spot on. We will be back!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We live in Denver and met here only because we have friends who now live in Colorado Springs. Everything was great - the food, the service, and the ambience. I would definitely eat here again, and I’m sure we will!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Terrible service. Waited 50 mins for food to arrive. When it arrived it was cold. Manager didn't even apologize, and instead said "it's probably been sitting on the pass". Terrible service. Will never go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good atmosphere, friendly staff!! Wish there were more vegan options but overall was a nice experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I’ve been here several times and loved it but this time was ultimate fail. It was martini night and they told us the dishwasher was broken so would we drink through a straw from the shaker we said ok but it was so ridiculous like we were at a cheap bar so we asked for martini glasses. The lights were full on bright unlike usual where it’s ambient and romantic. Management refused to turn them down so we felt lit up all night. Worst dinner ever so disappointed and embarrassed to take my parents there for their anniversary.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We eat here every time we come from Carolina to Colorado. The pork chops are fantastic.
It was very busy, so extremely noisy tgus visit. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first visit to celebrate Christmas with friends... the menu was varied and had some great creative items... we especially enjoyed the Lobster sandwich and Lobster Noodle Bowl.. liked having the wine poured at our table, providing generous portions. We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

After we moved from very noisy lower dining room to quieter upper bar area, we had a good experience. Everyone's food was good and we had a good environment for catching up.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We've been here several times and this was the first time we've had marginal service. The waitress brought out the wrong bottle of Chardonnay and it seems that after that happened the service went downhill. It took too long to order for a group of 5. I ordered the salmon dish and so did my friend. Hers came with required sauce/glaze but mine did not. I had to request it and it was promptly brought out. Aside from the service on this night, the place was very noisy, but I think that's indicative of a lot of people having a good time. The food did taste very good, as usual.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exceptional Food and Service! The lower dining room was loud with larger parties and hard to hold a conversation with date.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We tried tried this restaurant for the first time and really loved the atmosphere, staff and especially the food. We would highly recommend it when one is visiting Castle Rock.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

After the server and expediter brought our food, they never came back until we were done eating and they left the appetizer plates on the table during main course.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Just moved to Castle Rock so this was our first try at Union. It was great food and great service. We will definitely use this as our go to restaurant for meals and happy hour. Exceptional.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The perfect luncheon with my daughter! She missed dinning at the Union Bistro while she was away attending College. We had the lunch special and loved it.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Probably my favorite restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Although I enjoyed the grilled salmon salad over arugula, with shaved brussel sprouts and bacon, the restaurant was so loud it was very hard to talk. The service was subpar because it seems as if management understaffed for the number of people that were there. This was a Friday at lunch time. Siena's vibe is much better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, excellent service. We look forward to going back but make a reservation as this place is busy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love the food at Union. They have maintained some favorites like the chop but also offer great specials. The owners are present and always friendly. They also manage our needs for gluten free options with care.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our waiter was not very attentive at all. This is usually not the case when we dine here. It took a very long time from when we ordered drinks and water until we got anything at all. The waiter never stopped back to ask us how our food was after other people brought it to us. I’m not sure what his role was besides just taking our order and bringing us the bill. I did see him standing around doing nothing. Food was excellent, as usual.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Union is usually reliable with excellent food, great service and nice drink and happy hour specials. Unfortunately this time, after touting the restaurant to the friends we brought, we had to wait ~25 minutes after our reservation for a table, had very slow beverage service, found out they were out of several menu items, and the tenderloin was very poor quality (my steak lover family member was VERY disappointed)

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

had meatloaf, not sure why it came with fries vs mashed potatoes. wasnt really a sandwich. salmon was good. only comment was with there were a better sauce to go with the hush puppies, the sauce with salmon wasnt really a good match. all in all nice atmosphere and good experience. no waiting for patio which had a good heater.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Loved all the new menu items!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Clearly the best restaurant in Douglas County! My husband and I had the Pork chops which is our favorite item in the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My book club decided to meet at this restaurant and we had a wonderful time. Everyone raved about their meals, the service was impeccable. It was a wonderful night. This remains one of my favorite restaurants in Castle Rock.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

All was fine until our meals arrived. My meal (pork chop) was fine; a little overcooked, but with the apple chutney and cider sauce it didn't seem too dry. However my husbands meal was way overcooked. He ordered the tenderloin cooked medium rare. It arrived just barely pink (slightly overcooked than medium WELL). He reluctantly sent it back. Our server brought the recooked steak to us some time after (I had finished my meal in the time we waited). This time the steak was just barely seared on the outsides and the inside was cold and purple (probably the rarest of rare there is). Our server offered to take it back and have them cook it some more and was very apologetic. Given that I was already finished, my husband opted to simply take it home. The meal was removed from our bill and it was obvious our server was quite frustrated with the kitchen staff. Not once during these issues did a manager stop by to acknowledge the mistake or apologize. We're quite certain there were TWO managers on duty that evening- the guy at the host stand and another who was circling the dining room/bar. I've since reached out to the staff at Union via their FB page and although I can see they viewed my message close to 48 hours ago, they haven't bothered (again) to acknowledge these concerns. It's a guarantee we will not be returning. All other previous visits have been sub-par and if this is how they run a business, I'll opt to spend my money and enjoy my time elsewhere. So many other better spots in Castle Rock and likely more to come.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food. Good menu. Extremely loud. Hard to talk with friends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Felt like all staff from bartender, GM(?) and wait staff were having a bad day. Food was OK to good but can do better elsewhere. 2nd time, strike two I am out.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I love Union American Bistro! It was a great experience and highly recommend it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Consistently great service and good eats. They do have a limited draft beer menu, but plenty of bottled options.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Another great meal at Union. The pork chop was grilled just right, the special (Tenderloin and Crab) was tasty and our server Sarah was awesome..

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This stop was for lunch after a medical visit in the area. The food was unique, tasty and attractive. The Coconut Cream Pie, home made, was special. Our server, Tyler, countdown not have been more accommodating . We had lunch here a year ago and we hope it will not be a year before we get back. Outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Another dessert item or two would be nice. The carrot cake looks nice, but a lot of people do not eat carrot cake. Maybe a chocolate layer cake or banana pudding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice restaurant, very high food quality. Service was friendly. Reservation recommended.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Union is an excellent place to eat. I have been going to this restaurant for 4 years and have always had excellent service and delicious food. So yummy you won't be disappointed. Every meal can, usually, be augmented to your specifications.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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