Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.5
403 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 403 people are saying
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PeteG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Catfan1
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were great and had wonderful recommendations. watched NCAA national championship football game there and really enjoyed it. I recommend the wings and the different sauces. will go back if i'm in town- dont know how to make a better recommendation than that.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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rogelioa
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice wine room with separation from the bar , good place to go with friends

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PatrickP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, drinks great. As you know servers are overwhelmed but ours did a great job trying to cover all the bases.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Love the vibe of this place. Solid menu and brunch is a must try.

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StevenC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food! Great service and delicious drinks. Will be happy to head back when in Gaslamp.

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WynstonsMom
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not a place I recommend. We made reservations for 7:15, but when we arrived they said our reservations were not in the system. I showed the host our confirmation email but still nothing. They seated us anyway as they were not busy. Then a day later I get a “no show” email from Opentable. They had all of the doors open in the restaurant on a 45 degree night. Plus the ceiling fans were on. Why?! It was so cold we all sat at the table with coats on. I asked if the doors could be closed and they said no because they had outside seating. Um, NO ONE was sitting outside! Other people in the restaurant were eating with coats as well. The food was meh except for the cornbread and wings. Everything else we ordered was mediocre. Of a 5 day stay in San Diego, this was the worst restaurant experience of our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The vegan spaghetti squash was fabulous. The cocktail, far less so - don't come here for the drinks. The blueberry monitor was weak alcohol with a sprig of mint leaf and 4 blueberries on top,

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Burger was good, watermelon drink was good, service was good. Overall great experience but nothing that stood out. Solid 3.5 star

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ReginaH
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The good. Smoked chicken in Gumbo was great. The watermelon margarita was good the first 1/2.

The Bad
Gumbo so salty It was not eatable. I picked out the chicken

The drink was topped off with tequila but was not mixed so the first few sips were great. The last 1/2 was water.

The cost Outrageous! Even if the food was good the cost was outrageous. There were only a couple other people there at dinner time and two couples left after seeing the menu

Very limited menu.

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AdamF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and service! truly delicious and was the perfect capstone of the day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value food with outdoor seating

KA
KristinA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great venue. Our meatball appetizer was cold. Our entrees were fantastic. The drinks were great!

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vipLizTheWiz
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server EVER! Nads was just the. Most personable lady

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BobB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gumbo was excellent. The outdoor dining was wonderful with the street blocked off from vehicle traffic

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I dropped my daughter and her friends off at the Union to celebrate a 16th birthday and they waited over 20 min just to get a water. The server was very rude to them and it was not a very nice thing to do for a young girls 16th birthday dinner. They did say the food was excellent and the girls up front were very kind.

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MayaD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
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
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and staff. Fun atmosphere

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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
102 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
30 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
5 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
14 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.

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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 4.5 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

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