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
Great location. Ample outdoor dining area. Friendly and prompt service. Good variety on menu, including vegan fare. All our meals were excellent.
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.
Great food and excellent service.
Nice wine room with separation from the bar , good place to go with friends
Food, drinks great. As you know servers are overwhelmed but ours did a great job trying to cover all the bases.
Love the vibe of this place. Solid menu and brunch is a must try.
Tasty food! Great service and delicious drinks. Will be happy to head back when in Gaslamp.
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.
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,
Burger was good, watermelon drink was good, service was good. Overall great experience but nothing that stood out. Solid 3.5 star
The good. Smoked chicken in Gumbo was great. The watermelon margarita was good the first 1/2.
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.
amazing food and service! truly delicious and was the perfect capstone of the day
Good value food with outdoor seating
It was a great venue. Our meatball appetizer was cold. Our entrees were fantastic. The drinks were great!
We had the best server EVER! Nads was just the. Most personable lady
The gumbo was excellent. The outdoor dining was wonderful with the street blocked off from vehicle traffic
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.
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.
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.
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.