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
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp & Grits
Andouille, roasted tomato, Anson Mills white cheddar grits, green onion
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Sriracha maple glaze, cherrywood bacon
BFC "Big Fat Cookie"
brown butter, macadamia nut & butterscotch cookie, salted caramel gelato
Friendly service they didn’t have the exact beer I was looking for but the Brussel Sprouts were awesome
Simple menu but great flavor awesome service
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.
Terrific service and food...Try the Cornbread skillet!
Excellent service, delicious steak, great vibe
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
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.
Ate out doors. Great shrimp gumbo and hamburgers.
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!
They where not open
Little pricey for the food offered, good food though
very fast service and friendly! good foods!
great place and great food! Great service and right price!!! I highly recommend and we are going back for sure!
The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was even better. Highly recommend this place.
excellent table service with mediocre food
Terrible service. Food was cold. Drinks came out wrong. Just terrible
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!
A great place for lunch with a colleague! Patient service, and both the Brussels sprouts and French onion soup were delicious.
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.
Awesome bottomless option. The cornbread Benedict is a must.
Excellent all around!................................
Met up with our Dallas Cowboy fan club for the first time.
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.
We will definitely be back. Food was outstanding and really great service!
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.
Food was delivered to our table quickly. Waitress was excellent and provided awesome service.
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.
Great food and great outdoor seating for coworkers to meet and hangout
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.
Nice atmosphere for a sports bar, a lot going on, the food was very salty but was quite nice
Good food, good service.
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.
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!
Service was great Food was fine but probably a bit overpriced.
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.
Great place to eat in gas lamp district.
It was a little noisy for a business lunch, excellent service and good food
Food was very good. Service is slow, but the food is worth the wait.
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.
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 4.4 stars by 330 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.