Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.4
329 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 329 people are saying
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vipDrey
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Simple menu but great flavor awesome service

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Priscilla
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came here while my brother was in town, since we waited last minute to find a restaurant and make a reservation. Drinks were good, food was good, ambiance was good....overall, a good experience. Would return when I want a more casual dinner.

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Elizabeth
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and food...Try the Cornbread skillet!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious steak, great vibe

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vipJustinP
Las Vegas
64 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Union Kitchen & Tap is a very good spot...chill vibe, great service, good food...our server, Felicia, is attentive and friendly...for a quick casual bite, i would recommend this spot

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Hector
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went 3 times, twice was pretty good but once was awfull due to service, I guess they couldn't handle all the tables. Food tastes amazing tho.

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vipfresserbob
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ate out doors. Great shrimp gumbo and hamburgers.

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vipKari
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant and the people working there! My 16 year old daughter has decided that she wants to go to college in SanDiego now because of our experience there. The food was delicious. I had the shrimp & grits that had a little kick to it that made it memorable. We also tried the corn bread appetizer.... DANG!!! Never tasted anything better. Thanks for a great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They where not open

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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
36 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
9 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
33 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
26 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ZachB
Kansas City
2 reviews
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
11 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
2 reviews
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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Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp is rated 4.4 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

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