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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
Columbus, OH 43215
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
The service was less than poor and they included tip
Into our checks otherwise I wouldn't have tipped. There were no parties around us and it took 30 minutes just to get drinks and then over an hour and a half to get food. Absolutely insanely terrible service. Won't come again.
Overall great. Would return. My only complaint would be regarding our table. There was not enough space in the isles for customers to pass with two people at our table having to constantly move so someone could get by. One person ended up moving seats and my mom kept having to move and also had several people carrying food over her head while trying to get through. I could tell it was hard for her to enjoy her food because of this. The food was great but we would never go back with a big group.
I like that they take reservations and we were seated when we arrived. Very friendly staff and our server was very personable and attentive. Good selection of draft beers. Nice menu and reasonable prices. I had the mushroom and swiss burger on a challah bun and my wife had the club on sourdough. Both were very good. The fries are sort of battered and are excellent - not your normal fries. I has a Guiness on tap. $40 with tip - I rate that as a good value too. We will go back!
We reserved a spot for the Drag Brunch. The waffle bar was amazing. Double miosas for $8 each. The brunch buffet was delicious. And the entertainment was beyond the pale. Nina West, Virginia West, Helena Troy, and Bianca Debonair put on a fabulous show. We will be back, probably next month.
First time visitor. Awfully noisy (Saturday night around 7:30 p.m.) due to combination of music videos playing on large screens and general conversation levels. Our group of 5 struggled to hear each other. Food was tasty though not inspired. Waiter was quite attentive and friendly. I would only recommend this restaurant in certain sitations.
Ordered food all at once but requested the entrees come later than the apps; we had our 2 apps and 2 entrees at the table within 20 minutes of each other, and with those portions, it was way too much food at once (so we just took it home :D )
BUT, LOVE the portions, the staff, the ambiance, the music videos, the lack of sports and news (I can watch that at home!), the drinks, food... One of my favorite High Street experiences of all time <3
I had an absolutely amazing birthday celebration. We did the Sunday Brunch which was fantastic as always!!! Our server Zach is amazing I love when I get him to be my server.... The Union Cafe is definitely the best. To be perfectly Honest all of the staff are friendly and greet you with a smile and upbeat vibe!!!! Love It!!!!
The staff was amazing. Very friendly and helpful. We were running late for our reservation and they called us and kept the table open longer than 15 minutes which they didn't have to do. Food and drinks were very good. Some of us went back for brunch the next day and I just cannot stress enough how great the staff is here.
Had to send back one dish that was cold. sent back a drink because it tasted like rum and nothing else. Server took 15 minutes to acknowledge us once we sat down. Very loud. Food was just ok. Nothing outstanding and lots of mess ups make this place overall not worth it
Even though we had submitted a reservation, we were seated at a table that already had someone sitting at it. Instead of taking us to the empty area with the booths, they stuck us right in the middle of the standing bar, and didn't even wipe the table, after removing the previous occupant. 1/2 of our order was incorrect, and the drinks were low quality; not as I had remembered.
The food was OK, but not that good and way over priced for what we got. The place looks worn out and old, the bathroom was dirty and the plates at the brunch bar were not clean. All around disappointing experience with out of town guests that we brought there for New Year's Day brunch. Likely not going back there anymore.
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