About UNION Rooftop

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Experience the Union of talent, creativity, art, food, and design.

Kaskaid Hospitality has been credited with bringing dining in the Twin Cities to new heights, and UNION Rooftop is the crown jewel in its latest unveiling of unique hospitality concepts. Painstaking attention was paid to every detail, from restoring the building’s original architectural treasures to installing the one-of-a-kind retractable rooftop. UNION has engaged a talented culinary team that holds themselves to the highest standards, ensuring every dish is special, surprising, and cohesive. We have created a menu that can be experienced in just the right proportions, from an elegant snack before the theater, to a celebratory 5-course tasting menu featuring ingredients that change daily.

731 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
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Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00pm, 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
8th Street and Hennepin Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 455-6690

Website:
http://unionmpls.com/

Entertainment:
DJ-inspired music Fridays and Saturdays after 10 pm

Parking Details:
-Valet Parking $10 after 5 pm daily
-Self parking $5 with voucher after 4 pm at Macy's (Park & Shop) or LaSalle Plaza ramps

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View

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Tue - Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Whether you’re planning a business dinner, a social celebration or a corporate gathering, let UNION make your event extraordinary. We pride ourselves on the commitment to providing an experience that is truly unforgettable.

UNION Rooftop Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (54)
Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (46)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Fun (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Casual (29)
Romantic (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Happy Hour (24)
People Watching (24)
Late-night Find (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Seasonal (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Cozy (6)
Live Music (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was really good but the service was mediocre. I told the lady I had made a reservation on OpenTable which she failed to check me in with. The server brought out one wrong entree but gave us chocolate cake to make up for the mistake. We went around 930 and it was a little loud and I had no idea it turned into a dance club later in the night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went there for a first date. Was pretty loud and dark for a first date but otherwise good.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect meal spot before going to concert/theatre. Always wanted to try it when we went to the state theatre. Great service and great food. Will go again!

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

When I made the reservation I clearly indicated in my reservation that this a birthday celebration and if I need to make a cake order a head of time. I had never been contacted by the restaurant, I had to call a day before to check for my request. When we we're there, I had to ask for the birthday cake when the waiter want to bring the bill. The service was kind of poor and unprofessional, unlike other top-rated restaurant. In fact I was disappointed by our experience in this restaurant. However, I act as a gentleman and left a good tip, but definitely will not come here or recommend this place to anyone.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went to Union Rooftop for my birthday and my overall experience was not very impressive. When we first arrived there was a bartender who told us we were not able to use the elevator to get to the rooftop, which my family and I found out was a lie when we were leaving. Not sure why he felt it necessary to tell us to take the stairs. Additionally I made reservations for the rooftop specifically and when we arrived at the top I indicated my name and they did not have a table ready. I feel by making a reservation this should have been prepared in advance. Lastly I chose this restaurant to get a good view of Minneapolis however apperently the doors were broken and we told an employee would come open them for us however they never did. Overall if you’d like to feel like you’re eating breakfast at a bar at 2 o’clock in the afternoon this is the place for you!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great overall experience! This is a great place to go if you are new to the city - definitely has a tourist-y vibe being the only year-round rooftop in Minneapolis. Food was good, appetizer portions could have been bigger for the price but main entrees were plenty filling. It is loud due to the construction of the space, but still a cool spot to visit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is a really great place with a wonderful view of the city. Can't wait to come back during the summer months. The food was excellent and our service was top notch. It was a bit loud for conversation however.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always love hanging at Union and Sunday brunch would be more amazing if we can hear our conversation. Please dial down the DJ just a wee bit. Love this place!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good, atmosphere great, brunch is just a bit pricy for quality. Bottomless mimosasa were great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Music is way too loud

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our service was excellent. We felt the wait staff was outstanding. However, very dissappointed with the value of our experience in regards to and atmosphere. The food was average. The dining room had poor lighting, the table too small, and no music, just a steady thumping noise. Overall, we did not feel the prices we paid equated to the meal and experience we expected.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not the worst place to eat, but also far from the best. Ample seating, good service, but some items on the menu are not as described (the shrimp flatbread in particular had a very different description than what was actually served - completely different ingredients). Somewhat pricey. Cocktails were good, but basic drinks (such as gin and tonic) were way too expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have eaten at Union Rooftop previously, and enjoyed it immensely. The second time was even better. Great choices, even for vegetarians who are used to getting one entrée to choose from. I imagine the next visit will be even more wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had my bachelorette brunch here and we were a loud, slightly unruly group of ladies at 10:15 AM on a Sunday morning. The staff could not have been more attentive and enthusiastic, and we had a FANTASTIC time. Thank you for helping to make our bachelorette party so memorable and special!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was actually fun sitting there during the rain. Very cool view.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Was celebrating my partner's birthday and had requested for a table on the glass/window side instead of the busy bar side and we got a cozy corner table with a beautiful view of the city. The rain did not matter because of the enclosed atrium on the rooftop. The place was loud and I thought the food was a bit overpriced but it was a good experience overall. Kudos to our wonderful server! We even got a celebratory chocolate cake on the house! A happy customer!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our meal was promising but a little more atttention and it could have been great, Margarita flatbread had lovely ingredients but was slightly undercooked. Squash ravioli could have used a little more punch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

The rooftop never disappoints! Great drinks, food, and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Disappointed the menu's food description didn't match what was served. Prime rib was a grilled steak.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It was a great view seeing the sun set and into the moonlight with candle lit dinner! Celebrated our anniversary

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I made a reservation for the evening of 10/5. The reservation was made for the Rooftop for my girlfriends birthday. When we arrived we were notified that the Rooftop was closed for a private event. Reluctantly we sat In the bar and grill area where we were notified that the menu was not the same as the Rooftop. I ordered buffalo wings which were over cooked and the wings were broke into little pieces that I could barely take a bite without picking out little pieces of bone. My girlfriend ordered a margarita Flat bread pizza which had no tomatoes. The food came out promptly but we waited 20 minutes for our bill.

Why would a reservation be able to be made if the Rooftop was going to be closed? And if it was reserved after the reservation was made why would I not be notified?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bottomless mimosa but we only got four refills! That’s not bottomless!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We wanted to go for Sunday brunch. Because it was raining, the rooftop was closed. It was so loud you had to scream at each other to hear. Very disappointing and unnecessarily loud. I get it's a party atmosphere, but people should be able to talk. We went downstairs to eat, and it was ok but not what we wanted (no brunch menu).

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were in the cities for the night and were just trying to find something close to the hotel that was reasonably priced. It was a nice spot to eat but it was extremely loud with music, people and t.v.s being on. I could barely hear our waitress. I had the duck which was cooked well and tasted delicious. My husband had scallops, which I know are usually spend but it was 4 for $30 and they didn't have a consistent cook on them. He also got the lobster Mac n cheese which was amazing. Overall my experience there was just eh.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dishes we ordered were excellent - my husband claimed the duck was the best he's ever had! Overall the restaurant is looking a bit "dog-eared" and dirty. Time for a deep clean and surface refresh.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great way to enjoy a birthday celebration and take in the sunset views of the city.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The service was above and beyond. Our waitress was fantastic :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great view of downtown while you eat. A unique glass rooftop that slides open for great summer days, and closed yet sunny for cold winter ones. Good variety on the menu. Our server was all smiles and energy. When there was a long delay with our dessert, she made it right. She understood the time frame for catching a show at the theater that night. It is a bit noisy so if you want to have a quiet conversation it is not the best thing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and the location. The DJ was on the loud side and it was difficult to have a conversation with 4 people. I would not recommend this venue for a work outing if there is intention of talking work.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have probably been to The Union 10 times in the past five years, with each time getting better and better. I order something different on the menu each time, and have yet to choose a bad item. With the amazing view of Downtown Minneapolis, the great wait staff, and occasional life music, I can't imagine a better downtown restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall the food was amazing and the waiter/waitress did a great job with special requests. However, the friendliness was lacking quite a bit. Then towards the end the waitress stepped it up and asked for a positive review which was a little frustrating. Overall I would recommend it but it was also very hard for conversation as it was extremely loud.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food and service were wonderful but the acoustics were terrible- difficult to talk.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had got stuck in traffic and were late for our reservation. I called and they said we will hold your table and we had wonderful service and nice gluten free options! Great spot for before theater and nice to be outside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The rooftop ambiance is wonderful. Was a beautiful evening and even though almost every table was occupied the noice level was low in the open air. The Scallops melt in your mouth. My husband had the fish and chips. The fish was very good but the fries were a big greasy. Overall Great! Will go back again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food and service were excellent. The atmosphere was very friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our food came promptly and was delicious. We had two appetizers and then a dinner. Our waiter was super friendly and new just the right amount of time to spend chatting with us and giving us space. It was my wife's birthday and they brought out a flourless chocolate torte with a sparkler on top

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2017

First time here and will definitely be back. We were on rooftop which is like a glass dome - really cool - then they opened it so beautiful night air.

Food was delicious - had butternut ravioli, fancy cheese sticks and a wonderful tart dessert.

Service was fabulous. Just wish warmth lasted longer to enjoy rooftop!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Casual, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

good service , great food, they maintained our booking though we landed up late

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We would not know. We made a reservation for 2pm on the rooftop. Showed up and you closed at 2. Thanks for nothing. Waste of time. Waitress shrugged her shoulders.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I would have left a better review if it was not for the fact we were seated 30 minutes past our reservation time. We did arrive early making it a 45 minute wait for us to get a table when we could clearly see tables open.

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