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Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.3
4.3
490 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 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 / Gaslamp

  • 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

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What 490 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DC

    DayanaC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We had to leave because they couldn’t accommodate serious food allergies as the meals were pre-seasoned. One person got take out and that food was good. The waitress did check with the kitchen and relayed the information about the pre-seasoned food. She was very efficient and courteous.
  3. B

    Bosef1

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Realty good food in a casual atmosphere. Check out the menu, there's probably something for everyone.
  4. PB

    PoppyBozowens

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing. Our server Chris was exceptional. We LOVED our food and drinks. We will definitely be coming back, and highly recommend the brussel sprouts
  5. M

    Momo

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was terrific, food was ok. It wasn't bad, but I would try something different next time.
  6. CL

    ChristinaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We had prompt service and we were outside where all the action was. Had the gumbo and it was too salty. Our server was nice and friendly, but we will most likely not come back.
  8. z

    zman

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, reasonable prices, excellent service! We loved it!
  9. SR

    ShelleyR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! Service was okay.
  10. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Decent fare with high marks for mushroom flatbread
  11. B

    Beth

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent brunch. Lots of football games on, excellent food and fun place to go.
  12. CA

    CAKT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    First time there, shortstaffed as most restaurants are in San Diego these days. Felt bad for the wait staff but it made for a less than pleasant experience.
  13. R

    Renae

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Burger was ordered medium and came out well burnt, cold fries, other burger was perfectly cooked, also with cold sweet potato fries. Server had to be flagged down for refills. Had to wait for the check…
  14. s

    samha

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dont remember our servers name but he was outstanding!
  15. JB

    JasmeenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    My steak was covered in a strange cotton fiber as if it was wrapped in a towel of some sort. It was not removed from the bill.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall our experience was ok. The restaurant beeds a good wash down. Service was slow. It was a busy game day but …. All in all it was ok.
  17. SH

    StaceyH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. The espresso martini is the BOMB!
  18. D

    Dannyd

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Had reservation for 8 p.m. We arrive and hostess tells us kitchen is about to close, so we are off to a poor start. They sit us outside on bar top table with bench seating that feels like it ready to collapse at any moment on top of being completely uncomfortable from being so worn out. I wanted to order something off the menu that I saw online and was told it was not available. Went with a burger that was fine I guess. But, the main problem is the server completely forgot about us. I guess he was too embarrassed to face us so he sent the manager to finally close us out. We must have been waiting at least 30 minutes after we finished to get the bill. This place is in a busy part of downtown and requires a lot of effort to get to, and to walk up and be told the kitchen is about to close, and getting stuck with the disappearing server, on top of inflation prices...Mc Donald's is a way better value and experience. Save yourself the aggrevation. We used OpenTable for our entire trip in SD and went with higher rated places, and every one of the places were a flop. Probably use Google reviews to research where to eat from now on.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Messed up food order, slow service, burger over cooked and just honestly not good. Drinks were good though.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food was horrible. The flat bread was burnt and so salty. The truffle fries were over done. The waitress was fantastic, only decent part of the meal.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on October 5, 2022We are so sorry that the food wasn't up to standard. Thank you for the feedback it will help us get better. I hope if you take a chance on us again you let us know about the food issues, we would love the opportunity to make things right.

  21. FP

    FredP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It was too noisy. (Energetic? No. Too much.) The service was good. Very nice guy. Food was good. We had a fine time.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on October 1, 2022Thanks for the feedback Fred. Sometimes before Padre games, especially against the Dodgers, it can get a bit busy. We are glad that you were able to enjoy yourself anyway. We hope you try us again soon.

  22. ZG

    ZaritaG

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I had dinner here on Saturday, September 24 to celebrate a birthday. We were seated outside. Katie was our server and she was awesome. We had a few drinks along with the skillet cornbread and truffle fries. Both appetizers were amazing. We also had the sweet potato fries, steak frites and the Bacon Tomato Flatbread. Everything was excellent with the exception of the flatbread, which could have been cooked a bit longer. It was crispy at all.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on October 1, 2022We agree with you Zarita, Katie is awesome! We are delighted that you chose us as the place to celebrate your special occasion and even more psyched we were able to provide you with a pleasurable experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

  23. LD

    LeslieD

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Disappointed this time around in my food. I ordered avocado toast for brunch. There was barely any avocado spread onto the hard and thick toast and the poached eggs were barely warm. Very little else on the avocado toast.
  24. F

    Foodie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Everything was so salty.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Went on a padres game day so probably not the best choice. Excruciatingly hot, sweet potato fries were so salty i couldnt eat. All of our menu items were very sub par. Had much higher hopes. Music was too loud. Our waitress was great though
  26. AD

    AmyD

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job. Everything was good. Just a limited menu verses what was online
  27. LL

    LalaLand

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was not great. Server was friendly but not attentive. Took too long for service. Some menu items not available.
  28. M

    Meridith

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We didn’t realize this restaurant has an abbreviated menu for padres game night. So disappointing as we had checked out the menu ahead of time and couldn’t order what we had been eying. They should include that info on their page. That said, truffle fries were awesome. My mushroom flatbread was mediocre. The crust was not crispy. It was “floppy.” My husband’s burger was fine. I thought the meat was under seasoned. His brussel sprouts were mushy. Our waiter was fantastic. And we enjoyed our sidewalk table and gas lamp people watching. Generous pour on my wine.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was mediocre, I’ve never had a Cobb salad that wasn’t chopped, it was more of a “wedge salad” with Cobb ingredients. Our table was sticky and the overall feel was dirty. My husband’s hamburger was good, Brussel sprouts just okay. Staff was unorganized probably won’t return.
  30. TR

    TRBED

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very loud and cluttered. Interesting menu but “just okay” service and food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waiter was unattentive, got order wrong and tried to blame us. Quality of food was horrible. Walk past this place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Very average food. Menu is tiny. Great location and ambiance.
  33. DL

    DanielleL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Staff was terrible, food came out wrong. No one followed up to refill drinks
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Originally made a reservation for 6ppl and then showed up with 13. They were very accommodating and flexible to meet the needs of our party. Our waitress Maya was great and not flustered at all by getting 13 people thrown into her section at once. Outdoor dining in San Diego is hard to beat. All of the food was great. Would recommend and come back!

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on August 13, 2022Thank you! We agree, Maya is great!

  35. a

    anondiner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing. Outdoor seating is nice.
  36. PG

    PaulaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough about this place.. the food was very good and the service was excellent!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    i’ve been to the union kitchen and tap in encinitas a ton and was hoping the gas lamp location would be just as good. the service took forever. we got there at 5:30 and didn’t get food until 6:20. the mac and cheese we ordered was just dry noodles. and we paid an extra $4 for andouille sausage with it for there to only be 3 bites of sausage. definitely wasn’t worth $18. the “gumbo” was not gumbo. the sauce was just full of tabasco and vinegar and tasted like there was soy sauce in it. we also had a card out for the check and waited about 15 minutes and never got it so we had to get up and check out at the bar. wasn’t impressed by the food at all but the drinks were good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Evening was really off. Everything ran slow. The appetizer hit the table followed by our meals about 20 seconds later. Food quality was average and options limited on the menu.
  39. KR

    KimberlyR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was great but poor service made it less enjoyable. Not that busy but still no smiles, had to ask for drinks to be refilled, ask for appetizer plates etc. Service was provided by 4 different servers but not sure which the tip was going to. The appetizer (garlic fries) was described by the menu as “shareable” but was very small, especially for the price. Even in this market and in Gaslamp, it was very overpriced.
  40. g

    gogobucs

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal at a reasonable price. Friendly staff.

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 490 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

333 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th and J

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • 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

  • 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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