Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.4
386 Reviews
$30 and under
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. 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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 386 people are saying
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MayaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our only complaint is that we order a steak medium rare and it came out really rare

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Bloodysyren
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience for our anniversary. Prompt and friendly service, wonderful food and strong drinks. We’ll definitely be coming back!

RB
RickB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

KJ
KatieJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and staff. Fun atmosphere

JV
JohnyV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDavidA
Las Vegas
98 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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LoisG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall no complaints!

CS
vipChristinaS
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food.

JS
JohnS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place to eat in the Gaslamp with excellent service.

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Bartman
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time b4 GREEN DAY! Very busy but VERY FUN! Great work

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went before the Padre game. Fast service, awesome food, great beer.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was food, and reasonably priced. The restaurant seem to be short staffed on servers and the wait for drinks was excessive.

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vipEventPlanner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice meal. Great spot and super tasty food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cornbread is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great! Waiter definitely looked a little too booked with all the tables he had to juggle with.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipchuck
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside setting with awesome service. Ordered the flatbreads and some adult beverages. Food was good. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and delicious food!!

UK
vipUKlid
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Relaxed, delicious and fun

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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.

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BobS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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Todd
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Close during lunch hour

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

JB
JohnB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with friends at Union a kitchen. Very friendly staff.

MR
MoiR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got a table quickly. Server was friendly and prompt. Food was so delicious. Would go again.

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Taylor
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

RJ
RandallJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was overpriced for what you got: Wings, Brussel Spouts, etc. Server was good, but things took a long time.

JP
JohnP
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Before ballgame

MM
MariaM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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vegasdine
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxing family dinner in a fun environment along 5th.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

JG
vipJeffG
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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benrichardson
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was not open at the time of the reservation I made in app.

MG
vipMandiG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived. No notice. Super bummer

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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.

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