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Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.3
4.3
442 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Vibe

A little more than a stone’s throw from its original digs in Encinitas, Union Kitchen & Tap ignites the Gaslamp with our second neighborhood-friendly dining and drinking destination. Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary. Stylish without being sleek, Union Kitchen & Tap is warm and inviting, comfortable and lively.

Union Kitchen & Tap boasts impressive surroundings of reclaimed wood and modern furnishings bringing their Americana concept to life, along with garage-style doors that open up to a generous patio, connecting Union’s bustling indoor vibe with refreshing outdoor spaces.

On Padre home games and other special event days your table will be reserved for 1 hr. 30 min. for parties up to four. 1 hr. 45 min. for parties up to six and 2 hrs. for parties of seven or more.

*Menu based on availability, please call ahead to confirm menu offering.

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Booked 17 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Little

  • Catering

    Please contact Amy Mihok at Amy@omghospitalitygroup.com or 352-346-5103 for more information regarding Catering and Private Parties! Thank you for your interest in Union Kitchen & Tap in Gaslamp.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen & Tap boasts an impressive 7,800sq.ft. of flexible dining & event space. Our seasonal menu reflects the chef’s creativity and showcases New American Cuisine enhanced by innovative & traditional cooking methods.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Long or Jennifer Wooddy: (877) 740-0705

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    5th and J

  • Parking details

    Parking Lots Located at 6th & K, 4th & Island, Park it on Market (located on Market & 7th), Meter Parking (free after 8pm), Street Parking, Valet Parking located next door after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Trolley Info : The Trolley runs through downtown on 500 C street, and 600 Park & Market. Free parking is available at many MTS Trolley stations.<br /><br />Ferry Info : The Ferry from Coronado to 5th Ave (San Diego Convention Center) runs daily and leaves every 30 minutes starting at 9:10 am and runs until 9:40 pm. Fri & Sat til 10:40pm.

  • Entertainment

    Live Acoustic Bands Wednesday-Thursday (subject to changes, call 619.795.9463 for line up)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 442 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Good for Groups

  • San Diego

    Good for Groups

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  1. NM

    NickM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Smaller lunch menu, but it still delivered! Would come back for sure!

  2. KP

    KateP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Everything was fine very average.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    We had a mixed experience, my colleagues food was great, mine not so much. Very cool place with a great vibe, good beer list, and good service, I was just underwhelmed with the gumbo, very grainy, shrimp had an odd texture to them, a bit pasty.

  4. C

    Chris

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Pasta -small portion -over cooked meatballs that were various sizes and varied spice levels -minimal sauce Cobb salad -a wedge of iceberg -minimal bacon and other typical Cobb items … the disappearing waitress -an unexpected 4% Gaslamp fee

  5. SS

    ScottS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    Ok good in an ok place

  6. MN

    MadNomad

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    business/work lunch. Good menu and service. Food took a little longer but not an issue. Will book again for sure.

  7. AG

    AllenG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The service was tremendous and the burger was probably one of the best I've eaten.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Keep walking up the street, more options!

  9. JM

    JamesM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Get service, worried about this at a busy time before Padre game. The timed everything perfectly.

  10. j

    jongirl

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this place. The food was excellent, the energy great for a pregame visit, service was excellent, and best of all, very reasonably priced in my opinion.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on May 10, 2022

    Thank you jongirl! We are so happy you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon.

  11. ML

    MichaelL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good service, awesome location & dog friendly.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on May 10, 2022

    All right! Thanks MichaelL! We will see you and your doggy soon.

  12. P

    Pass

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very Blahhh nothing special on the food. Portions are small and tasteless

  13. J

    Janemd2az

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Made a reservation and was sat in the bar area, which typically doesn’t require a reservation. When seated we were not given dinner menus and the j on not menu in the table was a drink menu. Bartender was our waiter to hat only brought 2 wine glasses to a table of 3 when we ordered a bottle of wine. Food was good, however not fantastic.

  14. VB

    VegasBear

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Restaurant was average. Food and service was good but not outstanding or memorable. Great location in heart of Gaslamp. Server was average, beverages took a while to refill, food took 35+ minutes to arrive (salad, flatbread, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken tenders)

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Our service was great. We ordered the gumbo, bacon Mac n cheese, a burger and the short ribs. The gumbo came out with no andouille sausages, the mac n cheese lacked seasoning and had 3 small crumbles of bacon, the burger was good, and the short ribs was amazing. This restaurant would not be the first on my list to go back to, but it served its purpose for the evening.

  16. f

    food4mytravels

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Food was average at best. The cornbread came out cold, after the waitress told us to be careful because the pan was hot…it wasn’t. Brough my wife a substitute beverage because they were out of the one she ordered without asking her what she wanted instead. Mac and cheese was bland. Won’t be going back.

  17. E

    Eddiet209

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    The options are pretty random and best and food quality to value was not all that great I don’t mind spending good money on great food but this was costly and food was eh I’d say I wouldn’t go back

  18. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Check out the beer menu!! Port Board Meeting is righteous!

  19. K

    Kevin

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    The service was fine, but the food was cold and barely edible.

  20. k

    kellyc

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    The food took a full hour after ordering and the server sprinted past us multiples times with an update. The whole section we sat in appeared to be irritated by the delays though no updates or apologies from the server or management.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Kitchen was short staffed but the servers did amazing job.

  22. f

    floebe2822

    Tulsa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing, it was busy, but really loud. Should have pushed my hubby to sit outside, just a loud space.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and ambiance was great!

  24. JP

    JackP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Union Burger was one of the best I've eaten. Service was amazing.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great service & great food!

  26. W

    Wease

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Dinner before a concert.

  27. a

    andreah

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service! They had it organized on a busy night. I will be returning!

  28. HC

    HappyCamper

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service, great food & cocktails. The people watching is fantastic

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They were closed

  30. j

    jessicakes

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was a really busy Saturday so naturally service was slow. Took about an hour to get our food. When our orders arrived, they got my boyfriend’s side dish wrong. They said they’d give us the correct side dish but by the time it came out, we were already done with our main course. Menu is also limited.

  31. PD

    PDRMAN

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We have eaten at Union kitchen several times. We were going to the House of blues so we thought we would eat here. Lots of fun Olympics were on several other games were on the various screens. Very lively crowd. The food was great as always. I had the meatballs and my husband had the burger.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Experience was not what I expected. For a Gaslamp restaurant it was very lackluster. Servers wore whatever they had clean or not, that day. Some in sports bras, some in baggy sweatshirts, a couple looked very professional. Overall I was not impressed. Food was good, not great. Atmosphere is wonderful, bummed the experience didn’t live up to the hype.

  33. MB

    MarcoB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    No tuve buena experiencia al pedir un látte, no me lo trajeron como lo pedí, y puso miles de pretexto para no tráemelo.

  34. T

    Traveler

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wings with the sriracha maple glaze and appetizer meatballs were delicious! Burger cooked perfectly, juicy and seasoned just right.

  35. KJ

    KeithJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a great time at Union Kitchen & Tap! I was there with a few friends watching the superbowl and the service was great and the food was really really good! This is definitely a great place go hang out with friends or just grab a bite to eat!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Service was great and loved the atmosphere but the food was not worth the price.

  37. SI

    SIW713

    San Francisco

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch was great. We really enjoyed the wings as well as the chicken and waffles.

  38. AG

    AlejandraG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We had a great experience. Service was a little slow, which was weird for a Thursday night and the restaurant is empty. The food did come out quickly wich was great.

  39. CP

    CrystalP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Somewhat limited menu, but everything we had was very good! Nice casual atmosphere with a great beer selection!

  40. PG

    PeteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location. Ample outdoor dining area. Friendly and prompt service. Good variety on menu, including vegan fare. All our meals were excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp using the Order Online button. Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 795-9463.

Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp is rated 4.3 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

333 Fifth Ave San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th and J

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Lots Located at 6th & K, 4th & Island, Park it on Market (located on Market & 7th), Meter Parking (free after 8pm), Street Parking, Valet Parking located next door after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Trolley Info : The Trolley runs through downtown on 500 C street, and 600 Park & Market. Free parking is available at many MTS Trolley stations.Ferry Info : The Ferry from Coronado to 5th Ave (San Diego Convention Center) runs daily and leaves every 30 minutes starting at 9:10 am and runs until 9:40 pm. Fri & Sat til 10:40pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Little

  • Entertainment

    Live Acoustic Bands Wednesday-Thursday (subject to changes, call 619.795.9463 for line up)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-9463

  • Catering

    Please contact Amy Mihok at Amy@omghospitalitygroup.com or 352-346-5103 for more information regarding Catering and Private Parties! Thank you for your interest in Union Kitchen &amp; Tap in Gaslamp.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen & Tap boasts an impressive 7,800sq.ft. of flexible dining & event space. Our seasonal menu reflects the chef’s creativity and showcases New American Cuisine enhanced by innovative & traditional cooking methods.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Long or Jennifer Wooddy: (877) 740-0705

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