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Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.3
4.3
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

On Padre home games and other special event days your table will be reserved for 1 hr. 30 min. for parties up to four. 1 hr. 45 min. for parties up to six and 2 hrs. for parties of seven or more.

*Menu based on availability, please call ahead to confirm menu offering.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 795-9463
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Little
  • Catering
    Please contact Amy Mihok at Amy@omghospitalitygroup.com or 352-346-5103 for more information regarding Catering and Private Parties! Thank you for your interest in Union Kitchen & Tap in Gaslamp.
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen & Tap boasts an impressive 7,800sq.ft. of flexible dining & event space. Our seasonal menu reflects the chef’s creativity and showcases New American Cuisine enhanced by innovative & traditional cooking methods.
  • Private party contact
    Marilyn Long or Jennifer Wooddy: (877) 740-0705
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    5th and J
  • Parking details
    Parking Lots Located at 6th & K, 4th & Island, Park it on Market (located on Market & 7th), Meter Parking (free after 8pm), Street Parking, Valet Parking located next door after 6pm.
  • Public transit
    Trolley Info : The Trolley runs through downtown on 500 C street, and 600 Park & Market. Free parking is available at many MTS Trolley stations.<br /><br />Ferry Info : The Ferry from Coronado to 5th Ave (San Diego Convention Center) runs daily and leaves every 30 minutes starting at 9:10 am and runs until 9:40 pm. Fri & Sat til 10:40pm.
  • Entertainment
    Live Acoustic Bands Wednesday-Thursday (subject to changes, call 619.795.9463 for line up)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

544 Reviews
  1. KeithD

    Boise

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We got tucked back into the back corner of the restaurant and then didn’t get helped for probably 20 minutes. Drinks were slow to come out. The flatbread was under cooked. The food was very expensive for what it was. Would not return. At least they had the game on.

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  2. IanW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good, service was slow and prices above average. Enjoyable evening non the less.

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  3. KevinS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Service was a little slow. Took a long time to get refills and drink orders in general.

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  4. Maura

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Great location, fun atmosphere. Close to Petco Park .

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  5. JohnH

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I reserved an indoor table but was told we would sit outside because they don’t reserve tables. Four large tables were unused indoors so they had reserved those. They said they don’t honor OpenTable location requests. The food was awful. Never again.

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  6. MatthewS

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our appetizers were not delivered until after our entrees and we had to ask

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was overall a very disappointing experience. They were obviously short staffed on a very busy night that they knew was going to be crazy. The food was cold and seemed to be sitting in the back waiting for a food runner to bring it. The TV’s were so loud you couldn’t have a conversation. Our first drink took 20 minutes to get. I would definitely not recommend.

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  8. DougF

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated for 20 minutes before our drink order was taken. 20 more minutes before drinks arrived. 1 hour and 15 minutes before our food was delivered. Server was running around. Staff was unorganized. Restaurant was under staffed. Food quality is always good here.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. Right off of Main Street so a little loud but was still very enjoyable and fun.

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  10. Greg

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food! Had the fisherman’s stew, gumbo and BBQ chicken flat bread. We will be coming back to try something different on the menu.

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  11. Tommy

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just had shareable plates and they were all very good. The wings and cornbread especially. Drink service was a little slow but they were very busy on a Saturday night. Food came out super fast though! We will definitely come back next time in San Diego.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Good heaters for outside seating.

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  13. MrHa

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of us were impressed with our meal - no complaints and will return!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. Nice outdoor dining in Gaslamp.

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  15. MaryH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our assigned server didn't seem to be interested in helping us. Junior jumped in and brought our drinks. Our assigned server continued to ignore us. Junior came back over and took great care of us. The "bowl" was amazing. My friend enjoyed their burger. Great way to have a relaxing and delicious meal before the Ed Sheeran concert!

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  16. cindal

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The parking bras the restaurant is terrible with the street closed off. We sat inside and it was comfortable and quiet. Food was ok. Cobb salad with fresh chicken still warm but nothing extraordinary. Service good.

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  17. HoltM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow. It was reasonably loud when we arrived, but then they turned on very loud music, which made it almost impossible to hear someone sitting just across the table. Out of bounds too loud. And this was at 6PM.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. RJDemman

    Las Vegas

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and staff was very friendly and on top of their game!

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  19. Lisa

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was really nice as we were a few minutes late. Our server was excellent!

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  20. DanaM

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. Sat outside on a perfect night. Food was delicious. Vibe is so nice! Matt, our service, was awesome!

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  21. ChristineD

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very salty… drinks fantastic. Salad was yummy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall our experience was fine. It’s always fun to get out to different places. Our server seemed annoyed with us. The place wasn’t packed, and she seemed like she couldn’t care less about waiting on us. The happiest, nicest person was the lady who picked up our plates. She was the only one who smiled at us. We joked that we were playing beer roulette because we weren’t sure which beer we were drinking every time. Most likely won’t be back and will check out other places.

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  23. MalcolmA

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. The veggie burger was fantastic. I get the Power Bowl with the veggie patty on top. Since I’m diabetic, no white rice for me. My wife loved the chicken flatbread.
    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on August 27, 2023
    Thank you Malcolm! We are happy you and your wife enjoyed your meal.

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  24. JenW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was ok. The Bartender had to be our waitress so our service was slow. I appreciate that at least she noticed that no one was helping us at our table. She did her best considering that she was also bartending. The bartender was at least friendly. The waitress that helped the table next to us looked grumpy. The food was good. The Padres Specials were a good deal. I would eat here again before a Padres game. Hopefully next time the staffing will be better.

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  25. JinzBoha

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the organic local greens salad with added marinated steak. Spouse had fishermen stew. Both were excellent!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Bar food with mediocre service. Nice vibe and atmosphere.

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  27. Pmac

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was great! Food good as well. We like this one and the one in Encinitas as well! Good job!

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  28. ValarieL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matt was our sever and he was awesome. Very attentive. Enjoyed our dining experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not on par today. Crab cakes were so so salty. Very little Ahi on the Ahi Nachos. Burger was over cooked, and salad had very little toppings. Server was awesome!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation and were seated right away. However the booth seats were so badly in need of a cushion replacement that our chests were at the table level and it was very difficult to eat and it was not comfortable. Service was super slow, took almost 30 minutes for our beers to be delivered. Food was average, nothing special. Their Encinitas location does a much better job in all areas. All our food came out 15 minutes apart, so 1/2 our party was almost finished before others started. We also had to go to the host stand and ask for silverware and napkins once our food arrived. Also had to ask the host stand for our server so we could order more drinks.

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  31. MichelleS

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great brunch before the game. Service was quick and food was great

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Atmosphere is good. Music a bit loud for a date or meeting. The food was not great, however it wasn’t exactly horrible. The set up of the venue is great and has a nice rustic but modern look. Location is great. Staff was friendly.

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  33. AmyM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was just ok. Our waitress was nice, but she never came back after our drinks and appetizer came out. We waited about 15-20min.

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  34. Scholar

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't have what I wanted on menu, meatballs tasted bland, no flavor. Our waitress was very kind and friendly.

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  35. Bobby

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We saw our waitress three times and once was to pay. Still waiting on the pepper we asked for and the offer to refill or even place an order for more drinks. Would not recommend hitting up brunch before a home game here. Bummed.

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  36. chrisc

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time there Great food and service

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  37. JEANNIEB

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner before the Padres game. Service a bit slow, but overall great pre game place to dine.

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  38. BethR

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff and great food! The manager even turned down the music for us while we were there (sensory issues with one of our guests). Will definitely be back! The mac and cheese is to die for BTW!

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  39. PrincessDi

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Cobb Salad and Chardonnay Wine was awesome. Also my Waitress was very attentive and will go back soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, helpful service, and good music! we would go back again

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

333 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th and J
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Lots Located at 6th & K, 4th & Island, Park it on Market (located on Market & 7th), Meter Parking (free after 8pm), Street Parking, Valet Parking located next door after 6pm.
  • Public transit
    Trolley Info : The Trolley runs through downtown on 500 C street, and 600 Park & Market. Free parking is available at many MTS Trolley stations.Ferry Info : The Ferry from Coronado to 5th Ave (San Diego Convention Center) runs daily and leaves every 30 minutes starting at 9:10 am and runs until 9:40 pm. Fri & Sat til 10:40pm.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Little
  • Entertainment
    Live Acoustic Bands Wednesday-Thursday (subject to changes, call 619.795.9463 for line up)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 795-9463
  • Catering
    Please contact Amy Mihok at Amy@omghospitalitygroup.com or 352-346-5103 for more information regarding Catering and Private Parties! Thank you for your interest in Union Kitchen &amp; Tap in Gaslamp.
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen & Tap boasts an impressive 7,800sq.ft. of flexible dining & event space. Our seasonal menu reflects the chef’s creativity and showcases New American Cuisine enhanced by innovative & traditional cooking methods.
  • Private party contact
    Marilyn Long or Jennifer Wooddy: (877) 740-0705
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