About UNION Rooftop

A word from UNION Rooftop

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
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Hours Edit
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

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Tue - Fri 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Private Dining

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (25)
See All
Fun (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Live Music (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
1899 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Had dinner there on a Friday night for my daughter's bday celebration. Had calamari, wings and poutine as appetizers. Some of the entrees amongst our group was chicken pasta, veggie burger, clam chowder, beef short ribs. Everything was good with the exception of our seabass. The sauce that it sat in was way too salty. We had to literally squeeze the sauce from the fish in order to eat it. The fish itself was very fresh and cooked nicely so it was too bad the sauce didn't do it justice. We didn't say anything though to waitress as we were very full. All in all we would definitely go back again. Fun evening.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We have visited the Union Rooftop for dinner and drinks on several occasions and it continues to be a fun spot for both in downtown Minneapolis. The atmosphere and ambiance is great on the rooftop, as are the views of the city. It does get busy on special occasions and Friday and Saturday night, which can make for a cozy dining experience. The views and atmosphere are worth the close quarters.

The food is generally very good and is priced well for a prominent location on Hennepin Ave. The service is good and the wine menu is comprehensive. The fish and chips and chicken cordon bleu are tested and true.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Rooftop has a glass ceiling and a great view towards the Orpheum.
Good food and a nice service. For 2 drinks, an App, and 2 meals was $88 so pricier than I expected, but had a good experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Ordered the chicken stir fry. Chicken was so fatty and the tables were small and the chairs very uncomfortable. Will not be returning to this place for anything or even recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for brunch with 2 friends. I had the hash & steak w/ blue cheese, which was just ok. The steak was small and blue cheese overpowering. The bottomless mimosas were basically juice. It's not worth even getting. If I could do it over I'd just buy a bottle of champagne and mix it myself OR just order a drink. However, there was a live DJ and sun streaming in from the glass dome. So basically, the setting (music, ambiance, vibe) is great but the food & drink leave much to be desired.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food with great portions and price! Rooftop was beautiful even in the winter, there was an ice bar!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fun, People Watching, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was amaaaaazing!!! I highly recommend this place. Our server was amazing as well. She allowed us to go outside and take a picture with the #boldnorth ice sculpture! I LOVE this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were there the night before the Super Bowl, so things were hopping. Very busy and crowded, but still a great evening and fun experience. The rooftop was naturally enclosed due to the winter weather, but it was still good ambiance and bet it's really great in the milder seasons. Awesome service, really good food, and even some celebrity sightings. We'd go again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great dinner Superbowl weekend with customers. They nailed it despite the crowd.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Horrid is the word I would use. We booked a reservation in November for a Friday super bowl weekend dinner. The restaurant called us to confirm in early December. One problem, upon arrival they had rented out the restaurant and never let us know, real nice. The manager tried to tell us that it wasn’t possible we could have made a reservation as they had been closed for over a month even though I showed him the Open Table reservation on my phone. He recommended going to one of the nearby restaurants to eat, any guess how long a wait was on a Super Bowl Friday. Guaranteed as a local they won’t see any of my future business.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on January 31, 2018

Ate dinner here prior to taking in some Super Bowl events. Service was a little slow as several of the beers that we ordered were not operational. Keg issues I guess. Once we placed our order the food came quickly. I enjoyed my meal but my portion was not large enough to satisfy me for dinner. Seem more like a lunch portion.
I definitely liked the view and the ambience of the place. It is rooftop seating with an enclosed dome with a Decent view of the Minneapolis skyline. Wicker chairs but very comfortable. Staff was friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
·Dined on January 28, 2018

Still will come back and recommend to friends .

Lots of my friends go on weekends , nice calm and good music .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good food, reasonably priced, and good beer/wine selection. Great service and views. Awesome location.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was top notch. The sea bass blew my mind, and service was just as good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a great time celebrating our son's 25th birthday and also his little brother's 19th. The sparkler candle was a great touch and they both felt special. We loved he glass all around withe the views of the city on Hennepin. Food was fabulous and our server was so caring and helpful!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my third time here and I love Union Rooftop for special occasions. My fiance and I went on a special date night and everything was perfect. The only downside to this place is that it is pretty loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value1

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was a surprising 4 stars for me! I had been here before and recently noticed they changed the menu. In the past, the menu was fairly expensive and the food wasn't great. Not a place you would want to go before a show. Since the menu changed we decided to give it a try before the Brave New Workshop show. I was actually VERY impressed.

I had the Tuna Poke and Beet Salad and both were seasoned well and done perfectly. Beets can be undercooked sometimes and these were just right. I will be coming here more often when going to shows in the area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The rooftop was extremely cold. Could not enjoy dinner because all I could focus on was how cold I was. Myself and my date kept our coat and gloves on the entire meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service3
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was great. Food was good, but it was nothing special that would make me want to return.

Tags: Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Packed and noisy. Service was slow but food was reasonably priced. We were celebrating a friend's 30th and it served the purpose.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value5

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The steak and salmon plates we both bland. The server was very slow and not very available, even though it wasn’t busy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fun!! Nice spot before a show.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food (filet), wine & service were all excellent. We were there on a Wednesday evening before a show.
Was seated next to windows where it was too cold to sit to be totally comfortable during -0 temps. Table space was tiny. Restaurant didn't appear to be clean, needs a freshening up.

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I like the ambience and overall atmosphere but service was pathetic

Tags: Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service1
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I went to Union Rooftop for my birthday and had an awesome experience! Delicious food for a reasonable price and very fast and friendly service. Love the skyline views! Free birthday dessert was also a plus! Highly recommend the truffle fries as an appetizer - best ever!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner before going to see a show at the Orpheum. The atmosphere was really relaxed and enjoyable, and we loved being able to look out across the street and see the Minneapolis skyline. The food was good and came quickly. We'd recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

HORRIBLE! WAY WAY WAY TOO LOUD!! We had to YELL across the table to be heard. Dry, cold hash browns were delivered late and with some un-melted cheese on top. EDM / RAP ABSOLUTELY BLASTING US OUT OF OUR SEATS. This is BRUNCH??!!! NEVER EVER GOING BACK.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Dining here was a great experience. Our waiter was awesome being patient with us and had a good attitude. I would definitely recommend the union and come here again!

Tags: Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service, we plan on returning for the Sunday brunch in the future

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hostess and Host were rude and unapologetic for a delay in seating us.

When we reached our table, everything improved.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

I was a bit disappointed with the atmosphere of this restaurant - it feels kind of like a glass-enclosed food court. The food was decent though.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The staff were very accommodating and flexible.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service was great and fun~ great view. Food was really great

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

So cozy, great service, very quick on the drink refills!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a business dinner. The place is very nice. Service was vey good. The food was very good, but not outstanding. Altogether, if you're not looking for a special gourmet dinner, this place will meet your expectations.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Can we be honest? This restaurant is terrible and you should avoid it. Let me tell you what I ordered. I ordered the calamari as a starter. The calamari comes with fried peppers. That sounds great, but it was overwhelming or they were running out of calamari, because about 3/4 of the plate was fried peppers and not calamari, but we ordered calamari. Total joke. My date ordered the Steak Frites. Seems like a safe choice. The waiter told us it would be timed appropriately to come out after the appetizer. It came out cold. COLD! It was steak frites. How do you mess that up? They did. It was terrible. Do not go here. Repeat. Do not go here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service2
value1

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Noise level so high we did not even sit down and stay.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value2

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I was recommended to go here for my husband's birthday. The venue was so cool and the food was fantastic! The only things that could have been slightly better: 1. making sure wait staff knows of any special notes in reservation as she did not know it was my husband's birthday until I told her. 2. The gluten free notations on the menu were done by hand. It seemed a little "cheap" but it didn't bother me. Just surprised there wasn't a notation on some of the food already to alter for gluten free. 3. The waitress knew I couldn't eat gluten but didn't ask if the appetizer (which was notated to be altered to be GF on menu ) should be GF so I could only eat part of it. The attention to detail on things like this, really makes a difference.
Either way, the place was great. Service was fast! It was a "hopping" place with a holiday party going on so it was louder than I expected but not too bad. Great place for a birthday... only about 6 other people celebrating their birthdays there too. :)

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We decided to try Union Rooftop before a concert on Friday evening. The bartender overcharged us (charged for 3 drinks and we ordered 2), and they had so many tables crammed in you were practically sitting on top of each other. I would not return.

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value2

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The citrus suave used for the salmon was so yummy, I need that recipe for my home life😘 and for desert I would recommend the apple pie ala mode, there is not enough great things I can say about desert. The vanilla bean ice cream was so delicious and the mini apple pies were thee best I've ever had, even better then my mom's apple pies😁😁😁.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic, Special Occasion, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.