About Union Cafe
Union Cafe is a popular restaurant and bar lounge located in the heart of the Short North. Featuring Columbus' best patio, Union Cafe serves modern American cuisine from 3 chefs. Treat yourself to popularly priced dishes with excellent portions. Union Cafe is also known for having the best drinks in Columbus. Grande sized libations will leave you with a fun time.
A visually arresting interior design complements our terrific service staff. Roam from the covered patio bar to the serpentine archway bar up to the candle light dining and back around to the amber glow dining lounge.
Union Cafe is a full video cafe, so you can enjoy your favorite music videos, sports and more while you dine in style. Popular events include:
SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET
MONDAY $10 PIZZAS + $2 PINTS
TEQUILA TUESDAYS free chips + salsa and $5 PATRON margaritas
WEDNESDAY $9.99 STEAK + FRIES
FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR with $5 Happy Hour martinis & appetizers
Contemporary American, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Daily: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Karaoke Monday nights
We have a Modern Catering Menu with items such as Tandoori Chicken Skewers, Meat & Cheese Tray, Dessert Samosas, Southern Pimiento and Lime Spiced Tortilla Chips.
Public Parking garage located at Hubbard east of High St, less than 1 block away.
COTA Bus #2
Benjamin P, Glenn S, Tyler B
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Union Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Took the family to The Union for their b ...
Took the family to The Union for their breakfast buffet I'd heard good things about and we weren't disappointed. Omelet station, waffles and lots of choices with other breakfast items. Played music videos on the tvs from 80's/90's and it was awesome.
Great downtown bar. Predominantly LGBT ...
Great downtown bar. Predominantly LGBT scene. Strong drinks and great food. Can definitely get loud and crowded at night and on the weekends. Staff is always super nice and friendly. A Short North staple for sure!!
I made my reservations on Open table and ...
I made my reservations on Open table and let union cafe know why we were heading out for a night to celebrate! Even though you get the standard "we will try to accommodate all your special requests" disclaimer, we were so very happy and impressed! We had an amazing table and our server was SPOT ON! not only was he friendly and welcoming but he joked around with us and made us feel like we were his top priority even though the place was packed!
The food was delicious and everyone was so very pleased with the entire experience. Thank you Union Cafe for making our night out so very special!
We went for lunch and had an amazing tim ...
We went for lunch and had an amazing time. We enjoyed our time so much we went back that night for the show. Hands down the best staff in Columbus! Nick, Brad, and Jaime you guys made the experience... And to the incomparable Amanda Sue, you rock!!!!
My new husband andI came here the mor in ...
My new husband andI came here the mor ing after our wedding to have brunch with close family and the wedding party. It was a little chilly inside for my preference and the food (buffet style) got cold quickly. Everything else was fantastic, all the food, the Belgian waffles and the omlettes were delic! The coffee was on point. Great place and great atmosphere and glad we were really glad that we chose Union Cafe!
My husband, a few friends, and I went to ...
My husband, a few friends, and I went to Union Cafe to have a birthday brunch and we had a fantastic experience! The food was amazing as always (best brunch in town to us!) and the service was even better. Our friends have two small boys and the waitress didn't charge us for them since they were so small which was great! We will definitely be coming back. Thanks for making his birthday so special!
I have been here numerous times for late ...
I have been here numerous times for late night to get a drink. This was my first time going to get food and the experience was horrible. It was my friend and I and our waiter rarely asked us if we needed anything. He was waiting on the table right next to us too and kept going to them for drinks, food, etc but for us we had to GET UP and ask someone to bring us more water. Whenever he was at the table next to us we would try to get his attention and it was as if he was ignoring us. EXTREMEMLY disappointed. If we ever go back we will request NOT TO have him as our server.
Went for Sunday's all you can eat brunch ...
Went for Sunday's all you can eat brunch buffet and loved it! There's a waffle bar, omelet station and other breakfast options. Waitress was helpful and attentive, all other staff were very friendly! We will definitely come back!
The "made to order" omelet was the best ...
The "made to order" omelet was the best I've ever had; one of my friends with me said the same thing. Very fresh, very moist egg, and not overcooked like most omelets; very cheerful preparer. I love Bloody Marys, but in most places, you cannot taste the alcohol because they must put in less than a full shot of (in my case gin), but this one was the most reasonably priced, but I could taste at least a full shot of gin and it was delicious to the very last drop! I will recommend this place and all my friends in attendance plan to return. The waiter was most entertaining. It pays to make a reservation for brunch, as we did, as after 10 a.m., it was immediately packed, standing in line to get in the door.
Made reservations as soon as they were a ...
Made reservations as soon as they were available for the Saturday drag brunch. We show up and was told all the seating was full so we get stuck sitting at the bar. We walk around the the restaurant and there was 10+ tables that were empty. We were told that seating was preselected. By the the ne of brunch there was still plenty of tables that were still open. It looked that all of the Union regulars or "groupies" had their table even after showing up 20-30 mins late. Even with the open tables we were never offered to move to a table from the bar.
The food is always good here. But the he ...
The food is always good here. But the heart of this restaurant/bar is the serving staff and bartenders. I had family in town and we went there for dinner. Gage was our server and just helped make the night great.
We asked to sit in a small booth next th ...
We asked to sit in a small booth next the the 2-top to which we were assigned and were told 'no'. The booth remained empty throughout our meal. We selected from the 'restaurant week' menu. The salad (golden beet) and soup (tortilla) selections were tasty. We looked forward to the rest of our meal. Down hill from there. The 'Skye' beverages were generous but the lemonade mixer had an artificial taste. The entrees, lemon chicken w rice and dill potato salad and, blackened chicken, were generous in portion but poor in flavor and texture. The soft pretzel desert was tough and cold. The cookie and custard desert was melted and soggy. Our server was overworked, leaving us with poor service. We like to try restaurants that are new to us and found the Union to be a disappointment. We won't return.
We went for Brunch with my son, daughter ...
We went for Brunch with my son, daughter-in-law and two of my grandchildren, it was great!
The food on the buffet was of high quality, the omelette station, waffle station, was well attended and the lines went quickly, our server Meredith made us feel welcome and made sure we had what we needed. The cost of the buffet and drinks, were of great value. All in all a great experience!
Excellent restaurant, service, friendly, ...
Excellent restaurant, service, friendly, great employees, wait staff, food, location, everything. We had a great time and both had amazing salads and meals. We even returned the next day for lunch. Will be back again and again. Thank you
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