Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp
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. Live entertainment and weekend DJs always set the stage for a great night out.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp & Grits
Andouille, roasted tomato, aged white cheddar Anson Mills grits, chives
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Sriracha maple glaze, cherrywood bacon
Steak & Eggs
7oz flat iron, two eggs any style, mustard-bacon hollandaise, herb salad, breakfast potatoes
Our only complaint is that we order a steak medium rare and it came out really rare
A wonderful experience for our anniversary. Prompt and friendly service, wonderful food and strong drinks. We’ll definitely be coming back!
Great food and great service. We sat outside and the blocked off street was great. We had the shrimp grits, spaghetti squash, and steak frites. Waiter was very helpful with our food allergies as well.
Our server was lovely and attentive, made excellent drink recommendations! Food was AMAZING, the vibe was perfect! We were outside dining, heaters kept us comfortable. Definitely coming back with others!
Great customer service
Excellent restaurant and staff. Fun atmosphere
Limited selection but the food was great. We had the wings for apps which were seasoned great and all 4 of us had burgers which were amazing.
We had another post convention meal, but this time we opted for something a bit more casual and decided to get burgers. The menu here is a bit limited. Your basically here for burgers, so that's what we got.
To their credit, the burgers were good. Cooked well, with the right amount of toppings and condiments. We also had the BBQ flatbread chicken, which was excellent. For a simple lunch, this hit the spot.
Very good wait staff starting with hostess. We arrived 20 minutes early and there were people waiting in line to get in; however, within 10 minutes we were seated. All staff who took care of us were very polite, smiling, and professional. Food was very good, long list of beer options. Great location.
overall no complaints!
Always great service and delicious food.
Very good place to eat in the Gaslamp with excellent service.
Great time b4 GREEN DAY! Very busy but VERY FUN! Great work
Went before the Padre game. Fast service, awesome food, great beer.
The food was food, and reasonably priced. The restaurant seem to be short staffed on servers and the wait for drinks was excessive.
Had a nice meal. Great spot and super tasty food.
The cornbread is amazing!
Great! Waiter definitely looked a little too booked with all the tables he had to juggle with.
Union is a great place for casual food and drinks. Their wings are excellent. We were there on a Friday and they had DJ come on around 9 pm. Cool spot to hangout with friends.
Nice outside setting with awesome service. Ordered the flatbreads and some adult beverages. Food was good. Will be back!
Great Service and delicious food!!
Relaxed, delicious and fun
Very disappointed. We were there for brunch. The food was cold. Service lacking. Never came around and asked us if we wanted more coffee. We will not recommend the restaurant.
Food was ok, but the service was terrible. It was busy, it took over 30 minutes to get appetizers, but our server never came to the table to tell us or check on us. We had to flag down someone else and ask what was going on and ask for more water. Overall, I feel like there are several other restaurants around there that have the same ambiance and handle the rush a bit better.
Server was outstanding; food was good with decent variety for our group. Prices are fair and it's in the heart of the Gaslamp energy.
Close during lunch hour
We have eaten here before and had an overall great experience. Our experience last night was the opposite.
The Brussel sprouts were way underdone and when they cooked them longer they were burnt. The shrimp and grits came out smelling very fishy and the shrimp had a mushy consistency and fishy tasting. Our main server was great, but she was pulled in many directions which we understand due to employee shortage. One of the servers was very rude and when we asked for plates he grumbled and actually tossed them down on the table and walked away.
I chose this place to have dinner for my birthday. I had the shrimp and grits and it was very tasty also I was given a birthday pie which was excellent. I would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant.
Took a while for them to take our order, it seems there was a waiter in charge of this side of the patio and they brought someone from the inside to take care of us, that was odd, and because of that we didn’t get a good service, refills, etc.
Great evening with friends at Union a kitchen. Very friendly staff.
Got a table quickly. Server was friendly and prompt. Food was so delicious. Would go again.
Great food! Love the environment, watched the Stanley cup finals and a Padres game! Food took a bit to come out and the menu was rather small! Other than that great experience!
Food was overpriced for what you got: Wings, Brussel Spouts, etc. Server was good, but things took a long time.
Service was moderate, food was good, portions was big, enough to share if you’re not big eaters but like to try everything. Definitely make reservations!
Relaxing family dinner in a fun environment along 5th.
If you are a vegetarian I would skip this place. Other than than the truffle fries the salads are overpriced and not good. The drinks are decent but nothing to write home about.
Was looking for a dog friendly resturant and this came up in google. Sat outside in their make shift Covid outside dining area. It was nice having the streets closed. Ordered the shrimp and grits and honey and sarachia wings. Both were great. Really enjoyed their ranch dressing. It was fresh and had garlic overtones. Would definnately recommend.
The restaurant was not open at the time of the reservation I made in app.
The restaurant was closed when we arrived. No notice. Super bummer
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 4.4 stars by 386 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.