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About UNION Kitchen & Tap
Situated at the southern end of Downtown Encinitas on the historic 101 highway, UNION Kitchen & Tap offers New American Cuisine in an inviting, warm, and comfortable restaurant setting. Executive Chef, Michael Lina, created a frequently changing menu that relies heavily on local and organic ingredients. The menu features a variety of options to choose from including seasonal salads, hearty sandwiches, prime steak and chops, and a number of signature dishes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. UNION Kitchen & Tap also offers a full complement of local craft beers, boutique wines, and signature cocktails. The bar remains open until 2:00am for those looking for some nightlife.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (760) 230-2337
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
UNION Kitchen & Tap Ratings and Reviews
We went here for Thanksgiving dinner and they sat us is the private room to the right of the bar so it was very quiet and private.
Half the party had the Turkey dinner and the other half had other meals on the regular menu. Everyone loved their food and the dessert menu was top notch too.
Went to watch Thursday night football game- many TVs around the bar/restaurant. Staff was efficient and accommodating to all our special requests for food and drinks. A great neighborhood hang out for us to take business partners too. Loved the chicken wings!!!
Service was terrible , soup was cold and Burger ordered Medium, came out well done . The manager tells us medium is there well . There’s a first. Grits were dried out and hard more like a firm mashed pork , I was expecting creamy cheese grits , never again X that place
Came to Union for a Bachelorette Party Dinner. The food was incredible. We started with the Peach and Pecan Flatbread, fried Crawfish, Poutin and Poke. All was delicious and unique. The cocktails were also very good a refreshing. For dinner we had the Marys Chicken and Brussels Sprouts. The chicken was moist and the BBQ sauce was yummy! Great service and ambiance!
The food and the service are top-notch at this neighborhood eatery, and it's become deservedly popular as a result. There are occasional lapses -- for example, our waiter forgot that we had ordered beignets -- but brought some for us to take home and took them off the bill. That was nice. It's a little loud, and can be a little crowded, but it's become one of the two or three places in Encinitas that we know will be consistently good.
Loved it! Delicious upscale comfort food. Noisy, fun, great people watching. I had the GLUTEN FREE grits with sausage and shrimp. Some small shrimp, about five large ones. (Our dogs loved the tails we brought home!) Spicy and wonderful. My husband had the gumbo, similar with a different sauce/soup. The menu is not marked with GF items, but there are enough to have a good selection. Great selection of craft beers.
We ate everything on the menu. There's something for everyone. The casual setting is popular with the locals. Thai Coconut Mussels were so perfectly spicy and yummy. We did 3 salads, 2 flat breads and assorted sides too. All really good. I will go back. We were seated in a booth in the last room, not too noisy at all.
We were a party of 6 women down in Encinitas for the week. We wanted a lovely dinner out with options other than seafood for the non-seafood-eating-friends. This place was perfect with lots of choices. We were there on a Tuesday night with the taco options. We tried the chicken, carnitas, and steak tacos. They were delicious. We also had the watermelon salad and the union wedge salad. There was also shrimp and grits and the fisherman's stew ordered as well. They were all perfect.
I personally have been to the restaurant so I went straight for the fisherman's stew. It is absolutely to divine. Huge portion, so I actually was able to take the rest of it home and have it for dinner the following night with my husband (it reheats perfectly)! It's spicy and filled to the brim with fish! So delicious!
Our waitress was wonderful with food choices as well as drinks. We had a wonderful time (and she even gave us a tv show suggestion for us - we were discussing our favorite shows on Netflix at the moment!)
My husband & I have been here many times, in fact we recommend this place to many. Knowing it's summer, we went ahead and met someone there for dinner, knowing it would be busy. It was so loud in there, we were yelling across our table to each other. I love their watermelon/feta/arugula salad - uhhh, where was the watermelon? I did tell my waitress that it was in season, chef should be a little more generous with the melon. The meatball appetizer was delicious but would have been better if it was hot. It wasn't even warm. I did not complain though, I was so hungry I didn't want to have to flag down my waitress (again) and have them warm up the dish. My husband had ribs - he said they were good, not great. Our dinner guest, however had the gumbo and he loved it. At least our guest had a good experience. Disappointed, but hope to be back. Love their brunch menu.
Menu needs refresh/update, esp appetizers. What happened to the delicious biscuits? Noise level very loud at lunch. Young children yelling w/o supervision. Very disruptive to otherwise relaxing atmosphere. Still one of our favorite places for family or business. Don't let success cause you to overlook the little things that make a place like this truly enjoyable.
Had a great experience, even though it was a holiday. It was very busy, but the service was spot on and prompt. The food was excellent. I had the BBQ flatbread pizza and it was delicious. Even my daughter's chicken tenders off the kid's menu were fabulous. The bottomless mimosas were a bonus! I was so impressed, took my older daughter here for lunch the following day.
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