About Union Bar & Grill

Union Bar & Grill located on the first floor of Union Restaurant features top quality American fare and a variety of bar snacks, burgers, sandwiches, tons of TV's, bar games and more!

731 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 3pm – 9pm
Thursday: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 3pm - 2am
Saturday: 11am - 2am
Sunday: 11am - 9pm

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Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Cross Street:
8th Street and Hennepin Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 455-6690

Website:
http://www.unionmpls.com/

Parking Details:
-Valet Parking $8 after 5 PM daily
-Self parking $5 with voucher at Macy's (Park & Shop) or LaSalle Court Parking Ramp

Executive Chef:
Kyle Darling

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Union Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

3.5

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for a Date (17)
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Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Live Sports (11)
Comfort Food (8)
Great Beer (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good food, very accommodating service for our rushed situation, happy people, music a little loud and ‘techno’ for our taste but it did not override the other positives we experienced.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

It was disappointing to learn the reservation I made for the roof top was on street level due to a private party. The street level was fine but I was really looking forward to the open tropical gel of the roof top. The private party goers were coming in as we were checking in and they were extremely rude to us. One blonde ‘older’ women was talking to us as if we were lower class because we were standing by their champagne greeting table. There was no one there to explain we shouldn’t stand there. I was not happy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

we had dinner before a Timberwolves game and we were shocked to be the only ones up in the dining room (maybe it was the cold weather?) Most restaurants had pre game availability, so we opted for this since it was close and we'd not been there. GREAT service (no other distractions for most of our time there!). Excellent appetizer - highly recommend the deconstructed clam chowder. My salmon Caesar salad wasn't so good. The Halibut my husband had was excellent. We will return when we're in Mpls again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Made reservations for dinner before Phantom on 12/30 and was not disappointed. My son had a burger that he raved about and The Tuna Poke salad was amazing as well. We were seated a little early (our reservations were 6:15) and we were done eating before 7pm. I can't wait to go back in the summer so I can give the roof top a try.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was exceptional. Adam was great. Only issue we had was how cold it was in the Bar & Grille. However, it was below zero outside.

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic food, service & great prices. We stayed in downtown Minneapolis to see Phantom of the Opera and walked just a little ways to Union Bar & Grill from our hotel. The next time I stay in downtown Minneapolis I will definitely come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

First time here. Great service, personable but not intrusive. We ate at a high top in the bar area. I would say that our group of 6 was most impressed by the appetizers: the truffled fries with two sauces were the best I have ever had, the poutine was good, the carmelized brusellsprouts were memorable and the buffalo fried cauliflower was perfect for those who like some spice. Portions were generous and we were full by the time our meals came! That said, I heard raves from others on their meals. It is "bar food" but some of the best bar food around.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were seeing Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum Theatre and opted to have dinner at Union before the show. The meal, service and setting were top notch and we had a marvelous time!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had not been here for awhile and we comforted, maybe almost surprised, at how good everything was. Four entrees, two appetizers - each outstanding. We’ll be back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

While this isn't my first time at Union Grill, I will say that it's probably been one of the best. If getting there early, make sure to request a booth. This helps insulate you from some of the noise in the restaurant at large. The food is good, if a bit expensive for what you get. The quality of the truffle fries can't be beat, though, so they're a must for anyone with a discerning palette.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was good, liked the happy hour specials. Ordered 2 kinds of onion rings and both were very salty. All other food was great!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was good and the ambiance was casual. Our service was not the best but that would not prevent me from going back. Overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The service was outstanding and everyone was really friendly. I would let people know this was a fantastic place to go.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We waited at our table quite a while to see if we had a server, and wound up getting our own drinks up at the bar. When she showed up, our server was pleasant and helpful. It was a hard place to talk with friends because it was very loud. We didn't realize the roof top was closed, so we were on the main floor. Our experience on the roof top when the Union first opened was really good. It's changed a lot, or maybe it's just the main floor. We weren't looking for a loud sports bar atmosphere, but if you are, this is the place for you.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was not impressed with my food however I should have paid closer attention to the menu. The buffalo chicken sandwich comes with a slaw on it, which is weird and should not exist, however, the menu clearly stated it came with that on so I should have either asked for it without or ordered something else. The buffalo sauce tasted more like hot Tabasco and the vinegar-based slaw was not a good match. The french fries are more like potato wedges and were delicious. I have eaten here before and enjoyed the food, so will just avoid this sandwich in the future.

Service was good and my friend enjoyed her meal.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

just another sports bar with bar(f)food.
Not the dining experience I remember and was hoping for

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The photos of food were what lured us in .. the glow of a billion televisions was a turn off and the booth for 5 people over a business dinner was tight but .. we all agreed the food was the draw, not so much the ambiance!

Tags: Live Sports, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was exceptional. Food was so-so. Definitely not worth the price.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We ended up going here at the last minute for our wedding anniversary because it was within walking distance of our hotel. Our original plan was to go to a fancy steak place but ended up being not very hungry and did not want to spend a lot. It is about what I expected. I think my review is tainted though because I was unrealistically hoping for something romantic and "special" even though the restaurant was not described as such. Service was good. Food was good. Would be a good place for a casual night out with friends, co-workers or for a birthday. I would not recommend for a romantic anniversary dinner : ).

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We always get the Filet Mignon when going out here. It is most tasty.
You can get it only on the rooftop, however. Not sure why that is, but it is a nice atmosphere up there.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Terrible service and extremely mediocre food

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

While both Opentable and the sign on the door said they were open till 10, the restaurant was closed when we arrived. A guy was inside and looked sheepish

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had appetizer sampler and a HH app with some HH drinks. HH drinks were priced correctly on the bill but the HH app was full priced. Rather than haggle about the extra $2 charge, the server sadly got $2 less. Dessert came really late (takes the kitchen 12 minutes to plate a piece of Red Velvet cake and a tiny ball of ice cream?) Had to run to our Orpheum show so needed to leave promptly, which everyone was made aware of in the reservation. Decent food, kinda pricey if regular price, okay drinks but could be long wait for food on a busy night.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good was good and service was great but the music is too loud and the acoustics make it hard to hear the people you are sitting right next to.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ordered the stir fry, i had 4 small pieces of chicken, was disappointed. Made reservations an did not realize to eat upstairs needed to be done on the drop down, it was too casual for the eve we had planned. Just not a wow

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not bad food, but not great. Wait staff was very good.

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Awful food. As if a 8 year old on his second six pack prepared it. How dare you charge for that.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brunch didn’t start until 1, which seems ultra late.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was OK. Loud restaurant with slow service. Mediocre fried food (we had fish and chips). It’s OK for beer and an app (we had calimara).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We where not told the the upstairs was closed for a private event.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I really enjoyed my angry ball drink! We had a great server! The truffle fries were good and the fish and chips were a good size portion. The flourless torte was like eating a chocolate candy bar! Excellent!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went there with my girlfriend and her nine year old son. Service was a little slow. I had the black and blue steak. It was slightly over cooked. My girlfriend had the chicken pasta which was good. Her son had the Salmon and that was raw. They had to take it back and bring another one. Of course, before we noticed, he had eaten half of it. He did get a whole new salmon piece and more fries. Overall it was an okay experience but I would not recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had a great dinner before heading off to the theatre to see Aladdin. Dinner was perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

It was fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We do not recommend the Union Bar and Grill. Our server was highly inadequate. Half of our dinner order (two of four) were incorrect, and our waiter did not stop back to check on us. We had to flag him down to get the orders corrected. He then never returned to check in, inquire about whether we needed drink refills. Finally, another server noticed and took our order for drink refills. The food was marginal - many, many better choices nearby. We won't be back.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

THE SUNDAY NOON BRUNCH EXPERIENCE ON THE ROOF NEEDS WORK.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great service. Friendly staff! Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food. Great service. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My husband and I dropped our young adults off at a concert so we decided to eat downtown. Our college age daughter had mentioned that her friends said the Union bar and grill was good so we thought we'd give it a try. We were very pleased with our choice. Probably not a great place to take somebody who is irritated by noises, like elderly parents. But a whole lot of fun for everyone else!!! Good food, friendly staff, fun ambiance. I had there salmon with chili sauce. Yum!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time at the Rooftop. We were a bit thrown off because we made a reservation at The Union and wanted to sit on the rooftop. Apparently, there are two Open Table sites and the Rooftop is separate. The host was kind, but made no promises that we could be seated up there. We took the elevator up to the roof. The hostess up there asked if we had a reservation (the place was packed). When we said we had made a reservation for downstairs thinking it was upstairs, she was very accommodating. We were seated in seconds and had a great meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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