Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.3
319 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 319 people are saying
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4.2
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4.2
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Little pricey for the food offered, good food though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very fast service and friendly! good foods!

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vipMsNessa
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place and great food! Great service and right price!!! I highly recommend and we are going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was even better. Highly recommend this place.

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vipBrianF
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

excellent table service with mediocre food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Food was cold. Drinks came out wrong. Just terrible

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KaraK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good prices for the heart of Gaslamp, excellent service, and delicious drinks! Great place for a fun dinner that can accommodate big groups!

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vipDLPP
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for lunch with a colleague! Patient service, and both the Brussels sprouts and French onion soup were delicious.

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LDuran
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

went for SDRW 2020, menu online did not match at UK., when I asked waiter about discrepancy he did not seem to care. I had to ask again about changes due to the reason I chose UK was menu. Manager came out asked me to actually "prove" where I saw "menu" showed proof from SDRW 2020, she said we could have an appetizer free (after I asked) because orig menu had that option. Food was a 5.5 out of 10. Waiter did not attend to us, ignored us, we had to get his attention for service. we left unhappy, waiter received a 15.5% tip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome bottomless option. The cornbread Benedict is a must.

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RosangelaN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!................................

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vipMichele
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Met up with our Dallas Cowboy fan club for the first time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Christmas Day so understandably a little slow but we waited for 20+ minutes to be acknowledged by anyone. Hostess made it seem and inconvenience to seat us despite having reservations. Once our waitress acknowledged us service was good. Food was fine.

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meredithj
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will definitely be back. Food was outstanding and really great service!

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vipZachB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The waitress was not very attentive. Three people had bottomless mimosas, and in order to get a refill, they had to flag the waitress down.

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RenitaG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was delivered to our table quickly. Waitress was excellent and provided awesome service.

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JeremyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Lousy, lousy service. So frustrating when you are paying this much for a meal. Took 20 minutes to get a beer, 30 for our appetizer. Waiting and waiting for a server. Blerg.

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MarkC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great outdoor seating for coworkers to meet and hangout

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vipCharles
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Union Kitchen & Tap AND it won’t be our last! Our server, Olivia, was perky + friendly, and quite attentive. She was also quite knowledgeable about all of the items on the menu. The food was delicious and it also looked pretty. Steak + eggs were yummy - steak was cooked to perfection. We splurged + had dessert - the Peanut Butter Pie. It was “out of this world”! Can’t wait to go back + try some other things on their menu.

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere for a sports bar, a lot going on, the food was very salty but was quite nice

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vipJohnW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.

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JamesW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Restaurant Week always encourages us to go out and try a new restaurant or two; this year we decided to try Union Kitchen & Tap. It was a Saturday night and Twitchcon must have just gotten done for the day so it was fairly busy. We had made a reservation and were seated promptly. I will state up front that most of our experience was very good to great. The one issue we had was with our server. I would describe his service as indifferent - the look he gave me when I asked for Restaurant Week menus, the response he gave to my son’s request to put on the Padres game, and the way he made my wife feel when she asked for a to-go box for the small amount of leftovers she had. Pro tip: instead of actually saying out loud, “For that???” to her request, next time try, “I’m glad you really liked it.” But now the positives, of which there were many: the food was excellent and, for the most part, the portions were generous. The atmosphere of the place was also quite good. And finally I’d like to single out the general manager for the way he handled our issue with the server. He was active and around throughout the night. When he came by to grab an empty bottle off our table and ask how everything was, I asked if he was a manager. He was the new general manager so I explained our issue. I framed it in terms of, “Maybe he’s just having a bad night, but he needs to know.” He was respectful, apologetic, genuinely interested in our feedback and made sure we were well taken care of for the rest of the evening. My wife and I were very impressed with how he handled the situation. Because of the great food and great management, we will go back again.

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DavidJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my business lunch at Union Kitchen & Tap. Great place for lunch while working or attending events at the convention center. Burgers, fries...bar food done right!

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evelinal
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great Food was fine but probably a bit overpriced.

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EUGENEG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place I have been looking for. We went in on Thursday evening to check the place out because we learned it was where COWBOYS fan gathered. The food is great with lots of Variety. The vibe is good, the place is lively with a great location. True enough, we returned on Sunday, enjoyed an Awesome breakfast, met lots of cool people, and Enjoyed a Team victory. Returning this Sunday to cheer the BOYS to victory! Our new Spot! We have invited friends to join us and sure to make many as we frequent this fine establishment.

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vipPETERH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in gas lamp district.

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DickP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little noisy for a business lunch, excellent service and good food

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vipdinner42
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Service is slow, but the food is worth the wait.

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BennyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Don’t know why, but some of the waitstaff does not respond at all when I said “thanks” or “thank you” when our dishes were cleared or when things were brought to me. Seemed a bit rude.

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BumbFluchere
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a excellent dinner on Saturday night. My husband and I love sitting outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating to our large group of seven adults, two small kids, and a baby. It was fairly noisy but this is understandable, given it was Saturday night. The appetizers and watermelon salad were great, as was the mushroom flatbread. People raved about the wings.

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vipCarylW
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Union Kitchen & Tap is in a very convenient location and the menu looked great. I was disappointed in the food. The salmon was a very small portion for what you paid. The other dishes were just ‘ok’. The service was average. I wouldn’t go back.

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Bubbles
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The beers and service were all good. The salad was generous. The Brussels sprouts were not crispy but that was the only disappointing item. The shrimp and grits were the best I’ve ever had. They were out of cornbread so that was a bummer.

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TracyB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had several large groups and it was very organized and the service was great, they didn't even give us a problem with separate checks! Well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and ambiance. Perfect spot for catching up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family is in town to visit my brother and heard great things about Union Kitchen! My husband loved the Jambalaya and I was a huge fan of the chicken pesto flatbread. Highly recommend the big fat cookie for dessert!

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HeatherP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was great and the server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service.

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KendraG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location in the midst of the Gaslamp! Super yummy options, a little pricey. $15-25 meals. Very modern & trendy looking! We had an awesome server & loved the high top tables with comfy seats!!

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Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp is rated 4.3 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

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