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Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

4.4
4.4
456 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Vibe

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.

On Padre home games and other special event days your table will be reserved for 1 hr. 30 min. for parties up to four. 1 hr. 45 min. for parties up to six and 2 hrs. for parties of seven or more.

*Menu based on availability, please call ahead to confirm menu offering.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Little

  • Catering

    Please contact Amy Mihok at Amy@omghospitalitygroup.com or 352-346-5103 for more information regarding Catering and Private Parties! Thank you for your interest in Union Kitchen & Tap in Gaslamp.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen & Tap boasts an impressive 7,800sq.ft. of flexible dining & event space. Our seasonal menu reflects the chef’s creativity and showcases New American Cuisine enhanced by innovative & traditional cooking methods.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Long or Jennifer Wooddy: (877) 740-0705

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    5th and J

  • Parking details

    Parking Lots Located at 6th & K, 4th & Island, Park it on Market (located on Market & 7th), Meter Parking (free after 8pm), Street Parking, Valet Parking located next door after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Trolley Info : The Trolley runs through downtown on 500 C street, and 600 Park & Market. Free parking is available at many MTS Trolley stations.<br /><br />Ferry Info : The Ferry from Coronado to 5th Ave (San Diego Convention Center) runs daily and leaves every 30 minutes starting at 9:10 am and runs until 9:40 pm. Fri & Sat til 10:40pm.

  • Entertainment

    Live Acoustic Bands Wednesday-Thursday (subject to changes, call 619.795.9463 for line up)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 456 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Originally made a reservation for 6ppl and then showed up with 13. They were very accommodating and flexible to meet the needs of our party. Our waitress Maya was great and not flustered at all by getting 13 people thrown into her section at once. Outdoor dining in San Diego is hard to beat. All of the food was great. Would recommend and come back!
  2. a

    anondiner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing. Outdoor seating is nice.
  3. PG

    PaulaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough about this place.. the food was very good and the service was excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    i’ve been to the union kitchen and tap in encinitas a ton and was hoping the gas lamp location would be just as good. the service took forever. we got there at 5:30 and didn’t get food until 6:20. the mac and cheese we ordered was just dry noodles. and we paid an extra $4 for andouille sausage with it for there to only be 3 bites of sausage. definitely wasn’t worth $18. the “gumbo” was not gumbo. the sauce was just full of tabasco and vinegar and tasted like there was soy sauce in it. we also had a card out for the check and waited about 15 minutes and never got it so we had to get up and check out at the bar. wasn’t impressed by the food at all but the drinks were good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Evening was really off. Everything ran slow. The appetizer hit the table followed by our meals about 20 seconds later. Food quality was average and options limited on the menu.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was great but poor service made it less enjoyable. Not that busy but still no smiles, had to ask for drinks to be refilled, ask for appetizer plates etc. Service was provided by 4 different servers but not sure which the tip was going to. The appetizer (garlic fries) was described by the menu as “shareable” but was very small, especially for the price. Even in this market and in Gaslamp, it was very overpriced.
  7. g

    gogobucs

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal at a reasonable price. Friendly staff.
  8. KL

    KeithL

    Central Coast

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable meal. We had the Union Burger and the Blackened chicken wrap, which were delicious. Our server was very attentive and courteous.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was terrible. 3 out of 4 meals were incorrect.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, cold beer, and super dog friendly!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visit
  12. PG

    PerryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very busy but servers managed and did a good job. My food was good and tasty. It was very loud and hard to visit with my son, but that goes with sidewalk tables outside. Anyway, enjoyed it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Server seemed annoyed to be working; food was basic; services was poor;
  14. a

    adcap

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great sports bar atmosphere. We had the chicken wrap and it was ok. There wasn’t much chicken. I think they may have been short staffed. The bartender was working very hard.
  15. NM

    NickM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Smaller lunch menu, but it still delivered! Would come back for sure!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled on this place while on business travel and the food was amazing! We got seated quickly and there wasn’t a long wait for our food. The waiter was extremely helpful and was very present throughout dinner. Definitely on my list on places to revisit!
  17. KP

    KateP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was fine very average.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We had a mixed experience, my colleagues food was great, mine not so much. Very cool place with a great vibe, good beer list, and good service, I was just underwhelmed with the gumbo, very grainy, shrimp had an odd texture to them, a bit pasty.
  19. C

    Chris

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Pasta -small portion -over cooked meatballs that were various sizes and varied spice levels -minimal sauce Cobb salad -a wedge of iceberg -minimal bacon and other typical Cobb items … the disappearing waitress -an unexpected 4% Gaslamp fee
  20. SS

    ScottS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Ok good in an ok place
  21. MN

    MadNomad

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    business/work lunch. Good menu and service. Food took a little longer but not an issue. Will book again for sure.
  22. AG

    AliG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was tremendous and the burger was probably one of the best I've eaten.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Keep walking up the street, more options!
  24. JM

    JamesM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Get service, worried about this at a busy time before Padre game. The timed everything perfectly.
  25. j

    jongirl

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place. The food was excellent, the energy great for a pregame visit, service was excellent, and best of all, very reasonably priced in my opinion.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you jongirl! We are so happy you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon.

  26. ML

    MichaelL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service, awesome location & dog friendly.

    Union Kitchen & Tap - GaslampResponded on May 10, 2022All right! Thanks MichaelL! We will see you and your doggy soon.

  27. P

    Pass

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very Blahhh nothing special on the food. Portions are small and tasteless
  28. J

    Janemd2az

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Made a reservation and was sat in the bar area, which typically doesn’t require a reservation. When seated we were not given dinner menus and the j on not menu in the table was a drink menu. Bartender was our waiter to hat only brought 2 wine glasses to a table of 3 when we ordered a bottle of wine. Food was good, however not fantastic.
  29. VB

    VegasBear

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Restaurant was average. Food and service was good but not outstanding or memorable. Great location in heart of Gaslamp. Server was average, beverages took a while to refill, food took 35+ minutes to arrive (salad, flatbread, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken tenders)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our service was great. We ordered the gumbo, bacon Mac n cheese, a burger and the short ribs. The gumbo came out with no andouille sausages, the mac n cheese lacked seasoning and had 3 small crumbles of bacon, the burger was good, and the short ribs was amazing. This restaurant would not be the first on my list to go back to, but it served its purpose for the evening.
  31. f

    food4mytravels

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was average at best. The cornbread came out cold, after the waitress told us to be careful because the pan was hot…it wasn’t. Brough my wife a substitute beverage because they were out of the one she ordered without asking her what she wanted instead. Mac and cheese was bland. Won’t be going back.
  32. E

    Eddiet209

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The options are pretty random and best and food quality to value was not all that great I don’t mind spending good money on great food but this was costly and food was eh I’d say I wouldn’t go back
  33. R

    Razorback

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Check out the beer menu!! Port Board Meeting is righteous!
  34. K

    Kevin

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The service was fine, but the food was cold and barely edible.
  35. k

    kellyc

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The food took a full hour after ordering and the server sprinted past us multiples times with an update. The whole section we sat in appeared to be irritated by the delays though no updates or apologies from the server or management.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Kitchen was short staffed but the servers did amazing job.
  37. f

    floebe2822

    Tulsa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing, it was busy, but really loud. Should have pushed my hubby to sit outside, just a loud space.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance was great!
  39. JP

    JackP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Union Burger was one of the best I've eaten. Service was amazing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service & great food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 456 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Union Kitchen & Tap - Gaslamp

333 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th and J

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Lots Located at 6th & K, 4th & Island, Park it on Market (located on Market & 7th), Meter Parking (free after 8pm), Street Parking, Valet Parking located next door after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Trolley Info : The Trolley runs through downtown on 500 C street, and 600 Park & Market. Free parking is available at many MTS Trolley stations.Ferry Info : The Ferry from Coronado to 5th Ave (San Diego Convention Center) runs daily and leaves every 30 minutes starting at 9:10 am and runs until 9:40 pm. Fri & Sat til 10:40pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Little

  • Entertainment

    Live Acoustic Bands Wednesday-Thursday (subject to changes, call 619.795.9463 for line up)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-9463

  • Catering

    Please contact Amy Mihok at Amy@omghospitalitygroup.com or 352-346-5103 for more information regarding Catering and Private Parties! Thank you for your interest in Union Kitchen &amp; Tap in Gaslamp.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, Union Kitchen & Tap boasts an impressive 7,800sq.ft. of flexible dining & event space. Our seasonal menu reflects the chef’s creativity and showcases New American Cuisine enhanced by innovative & traditional cooking methods.

  • Private party contact

    Marilyn Long or Jennifer Wooddy: (877) 740-0705

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