About Union Social Eatery - Sheppard

Union Social Eatery is premium casual dining and socializing venue. It is an upbeat urban environment with a comfortable suburban approachability. It offers a comfortable, relaxed ambiance, food that is made fresh daily and a focus on treating every guest as a neighbourhood regular.

4899 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M2N 5N4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Canadian

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Sheppard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 221-6789

Website:
http://www.unionsocial.ca/

Parking Details:
Street parking or public parking.

Public Transit:
TTC subway stop "Sheppard" just 1 minute north of this main subway hub.

Executive Chef:
Michael Rame

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Union Social Eatery - Sheppard Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Cozy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Live Sports (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food at a good value. Lil noisy but overall a great time.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was good. A bit pricey. Music is too loud. Would be perfect if it was a bit lower.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent staff excellent food excellent service. have been there few times now same result every time 👍

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Menu and food need some work. Food took quite a bit of time to get to the table.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was terrible.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have never reviewed a restaurant before, but I took a blind date here, and the service was outstanding, they couldn't do enough. There was a misunderstanding with my salad, but they changed it without hesitation. I don't think it was there fault, just crossed signals. I was very pleasantly surprised, haven't had service like that anywhere in Toronto, 2 big thumbs up

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was mediocre for the price. Gluten free menu was more expensive than the regular menu, unfair to those who cannot consume gluten. Service was good, continuously came to check on us and refilled our water glasses without asking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The ambiance is really nice. Well designed with a fireplace and fold open windows in the summer. The menu is short but the food is good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was really great.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Nice location near Yonge and Sheppard, good amount of seating. Seating on different levels (a few steps between each level). The first table we were seated at was unusually warm, like we were sitting under a heat lamp, so we asked to be moved. The second was slightly warmer than normal as well, but we got used to it. Service was very good. Unfortunately they were out of their special chicken sandwich, but the burger and chilli fries were very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Waitress was very good and food was delicious!
Thank you

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Really enjoyed our dining experience! The staff was very personable and professional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was a great time! I celebrated my friends birthday after work with drinks and they were amazing!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had terrific service, especially from the manager, Esther who was so accommodating despite a mix-up with our online reservation. Appreciate the attentive service!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a good experience overall. Service was quite friendly all around. They asked if this was our first time there - it was - and we received the standard welcome greeting spiel. After we placed our order, the manager showed up with a complimentary 1/2 appetizer to try for our first visit there.

No complaints on the food - it was great and served in a timely manner. The restaurant appeared clean. Portions were good, and in our case it was ~$35 for 2 people before tip. The one down side for me was that the lighting was a little dark for my tastes. For 1pm on a sunny day, at street level, it kind of felt like we were walking into a basement. Fortunately, they sat us by the window - problem solved.

We'd definitely go there again, and I think you should give this place a try if you haven't already.

Hope that helps :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was great! We were seated next to the fireplace ( my fault i asked for that) but it was far too warm. Our server was pleased to change our seats. Also music way too loud and we couldn't talk . Again our server had the music turned down a bit ( not enough but it helped) might i suggest that when someone orders a hamburger etc. You ask how he/ she wants it done. They all come well- done even though some people ( like me!) prefer it rare. Nice atmosphere, especially on a cold,windy night.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was our first time at Union Social Eatery, I found the restaurant online. There were a lot of options on the menu - including non- meat items. The candy salad was so good, next time I will be ordering the dinner sized portion. Staff were friendly and fast. Food was super tasty.

There was a 13 yr olds party in the next area, so it was a bit loud while we were there. But we still enjoyed our dinner and will definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great hospitality from General Manager Esther and Server Jill

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service. Delicious food. Excellent beverage choices.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Best friend and I went for dinner at around 7:00 on a Friday night on the recommendation of a friend who goes there for breakfast. Not sure what the hype is about, maybe the brunch crowd and food are better. Certainly not a bad place, but average at best. Not much style to the place, and low ceilings and large crowds cause a lot of the noise to echo, we were yelling over our meals to hear each other, and we were seated on the edge of the room. Wouldn't go back, mostly not my cup of tea and not sure what the draw is, parking is also a disaster in the area. But if you're curious about their brunch, might be worth trying.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a casual eatery perhaps aimed at a younger crowd. The host and waiter were attentive and helpful. The ambience for us was a bit of a miss, quite dark and music was fairly loud. The food was good. We had nachos, spinach salad and a noodle dish. All were good for a casual eatery and reasonably priced. I would recommend trying Union Social and seeing how it fits your criteria.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The inside isn't cozy or stylish...no ambiance. Its dark and cold but the food and service was amazing. Will definitely go back with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

good service from team zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Staff always attentive, but not intrusive.
Good, tasty food. Our go-to local.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was very good. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, and both the manager and general manager dropped by to check in on us.

I don't like TVs in restaurants, and Union Social had a few. Listed as a "Gastropub" online, it might better be described as a sports bar.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Awesome location! My friends and I were looking for a place to meet in North Toronto and were pleasantly surprised with the great atmosphere and service we received. It was a special treat when we were brought a complimentary chips and dip platter because it was our first time. Our server was a gem, the Pimms were tasty and we have a great time! Definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Tapas, Great Beer, Fun, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Perfect patio to close out the summer. A local pub with great burgers and well as a varied menu of other stuff.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great setting, all the waitstaff were friendly and didn't mind going the extra little mile for our group reservation. Great food and highly recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Rooftop patio was great

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Interesting menu and tasty food. The upgrade options from fries were expensive though.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I have fish & chips almost everytime I had lunch or dinner at this Union Social and was amazing. This time was very disappointed, the batter was not cooked enough and the inside was very soggy, kind of gross. My friend used to order the Chicken Penang noodle bowl and loved it very much, again, this time she did not like it and found it was cooked differently, very thick and gluey. Disappointed!!! Hope the chef who used to make all these good food was on holiday and back soon. For sure will try again,willing to give the restaurant the second chance.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The Union Social Eatery had a beautiful patio that caught our attention. Unlike other patios, this one is not crowded so you are definitely able to find a seat. Moreover, the selection of food and drinks that were offered ensures that everyone would be able to enjoy a meal they liked. It's a must go destination if you're in Toronto.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and drink options were mediocre, for the price it was not worth the value. The rooftop patio could use some improvements, as there were many free tables, but we were told they were not available (even though reservations had been made online and confirmed on the phone). The service was good, given how busy it was on a Friday evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Nice roof patio with DJ/music so fairly lively summer feel. Good portion sizes and tasty too. we had a veggie burger and a fish burger with generous helping of fries each plus a cocktail and couple of glasses of wine. Friendly waitress. Good place for a first evening in the area.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Good bar food, gets the job done.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly staff. One of our group is Gluten Free and they brought him a special menu. The Manager even took the time to come over to introduce himself and make sure everything was fine. Very impressed.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great ambience, patio was very nice for a sunny day. Good services. The only down side is the music was way too loud for conversations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Was expecting so much more. Big place, but the food was on par at best with the chain sit down restaurants. Service was lacking as well.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

There was hair in both my siblings fries. The waiter was very kind a brought back fresh food in a timely manner. The food was good though. I would go again.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Some menu items are quite good, others just mediocre. Service is great and attentive. A bit expensive but a fun place to go

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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