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
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.
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
Service was phenomenal! The food was gre ...
Service was phenomenal! The food was great. Literally the most well seasoned, cooked and delicious chicken breast I've had in a long time; did not expect that. The ambience was loud and crowded. Uncomfortably so, but all else was spot on!
The food was excellent and at a great pr ...
The food was excellent and at a great price. You would not be able to get such a variety of food items for the price. We eat out quite a lot and have never found a better place for brunch. I was very impressed with the food. The service was also outstanding. Our waiter was just the Best, and we really enjoyed ourselves. We will be eating at Union Café again very soon.
unpretentious brunch spot. excellent se ...
unpretentious brunch spot. excellent service. fun atmosphere. nice patio. clean bathrooms. great food. one complaint. they can't serve booze until 11 and open at 10. however, the coffee is great as well, so still winning. amazing staff. everyone makes you feel at home and wanting to return every week. love it!
First and foremost, Meredith is the best server - ever. She knew the menu, made great recommendations, and when we had a challenge with the chicken, she took care of it quickly. Great crowd in the outdoor patio made the night even more energetic.
first time visit
We took our adult kids to the UNION CAFE to celebrate our Grand daughters grad from Columbus State. We wanted someplace close with a nice patio. The food was incredible and the service was the best ever! We are still raving about how good it was. Made our celebration really special. Thank you . And we can't wait for it to warm up, so we can come back and sit on that gorgeous patio!
Wonderful date night!
Whole experience was lovely. I felt completely comfortable here on my date. The food and service were excellent. Booked a reservation and was immediately seated once I checked in. Food is reasonably priced. Drinks are strong! The music was a tad loud so it was a bit difficult to talk to one another, making us shout at times.
I made a reservation for a bachelorette party for 13 people 3 weeks in advance. When we got to the restaurant they sat us at three different tables. When I complained they told me there was nothing they could do unless we waited another HOUR. It was very disappointing as we all obviously had expected to sit together----I don't think a restaurant should take a reservation unless they are able to accommodate the party. Our server was very nice though.
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