Union Kitchen

4.5
301 reviews
$31 to $50
American
WELCOME BACK TO UNION KITCHEN!!!
With the current Patio-Only operation, we ask our guests to adhere to a 90-minute table time from the time of reservation, and all safety protocols provided by the state government, while we promise to provide the safest possible environment to dine in, by also following all official guidance provided to us, and more. Thank you!

We opened in December 2018 to bring to West Hartford an innovative, yet approachable modern American cuisine, as designed by Chef Zach Shuman, in a comfortable, welcoming setting.

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What 301 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OlgaZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Best Brussel sprouts

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KS234
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious . Loved the menu choices. Server was excellent.

JK
JudyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Friendly service. Drinks were good. Food was a bit too salty but still good. Outdoor seating options nice.

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HartfordSusan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Seared tuna handheld - fabulous!
Burger - delish!
Great casual spot, both inside and outside seating are comfortable and good for people watching.

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Thosspot
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Party of 6 and we all were fairly happy with the food. The Brussel sprouts were fantastic! And the truffle fries great, too. My only issue was that everything had a lot of oil on it so i think they need to be careful about using too much of it. I'm a fan of oil, but it's not for everyone and "too much" was the general consensus of the table. Otherwise service was good and the venue is nice.

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vipMike
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable dining experience, as usual, as UK. Great food, attentive service, enjoyable outdoor setting though a bit noisy with traffic. Lettuce cups and red snapper made a great dinner on a very warm night.

TG
TartanGirl
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of happy hour specials. Menu is varied, a bit of a UK feel. Fish and chips were excellent! Outdoor dining!

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RobertD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Entertaining friends from out of town was easy and fun at Union Kitchen. Great cocktails and appetizers. The NY strip, Chicken Bolognese and Seared Shrimp were awesome.

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AnneC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We asked t share a meal and they plated it nicely and that was appreciated. Waitress was very pleasant and food was very tasty and unique.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the live music, we were celebrating my promotion and had a blast! The happy hour prices are great and their goat cheese pizza is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was mediocre at best and the service was slow despite their best-efforts. Standards should be much higher given the cost of dining at Union Kitchen. It was our first and last visit.

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ChrisB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came for happy hour and apps. Really great experience and will absolutely return. All 5 dishes we ordered were very good as well as the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely be back!

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Shadylady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Out of a lot of cocktails and food on menu. A little slow on food service. Waitstaff was amazing though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gnocchi was amazing, steak was well cooked, and happy hour guacamole was a decent size. It’s definitely worth the price and they had ample indoor and outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

Our reservation was at 8:30pm outside. We arrived 15 minutes early and had a drink at the bar. Live music was very enjoyable!
By 9pm our table still was not available. By then we were hungry and anxious to eat. Given they have a good bit of outside space, seemed like they could have accommodated a party of 3. Finally, at 9:10pm, asked the hostess if we could sit. She pulled together a table for 2 and added an extra chair between a table with 1 person and a table of 2. Seems like that could have been done 40 minutes earlier. On the plus side; waitstaff was attentive (some menu selections of longer available) and food came quickly. Disappointing as we have had better experiences on previous visits.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and food.

KR
KasiaR
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Came for happy hour and enjoyed it! Will come again !

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alexish
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Everything was perfect until my server overcharged me when it was time to pay

JJ
vipJoJoFoodie
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Megan W was our wonderful server as we enjoyed the outside seating. She was so personable and helpful. The food was fantastic. I love the diversity of the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Teenybap
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing! I got the braised short rib with spinach Mac & Cheese and my daughter got the Monte Cristo. We had a reservation to sit outside but it was raining and thundering so we asked for inside seating. No problem they sat us right away. Only downfall, that was our last stop before heading to airport so we couldn’t take our delicious leftovers...

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MPinCT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good apps and dinner. Had the rock shrimp, lobster bisque, and crabcake for apps, then beef tip tacos with salad. A little loud t times being seated in the street, with the cars blaring music creeping by all the diners on a Saturday night. Probably a little quieter on a weeknight. Great service though, and an enjoyable time out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, wait staff was excellent! Food was yummy

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LaurenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved dinner! The food and service were both great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fried chicken sandwich literally amazes me every time it’s so good. Crab cake was delicious, served different than I’ve ever had it with a pickled cabbage situation, amazing. My boyfriend got the rigatoni vodka which he loved, great portion- not overwhelmingly large or skimpy. Love this place !

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Eric
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Overall the food was good but unfortunately the kitchen and waitress were out of synch with my party of 4. I ordered a salad and halfway through eating it two entrees arrived. Then, my entree arrived which led me to boxing my remaining salad. Then, a few minutes later the final entree arrived. The waitress said nothing about this and kept moving onto the next table.

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DavidP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food quality was excellent as was the service. We have been here several times now and the food quality and service has been consistent.

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vipPatricia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our first visit and sadly I was not impressed. The restaurant was beautiful inside but the service was off and very slow. Drink order was wrong and then coffee took forever because they didn’t have clean coffee cups ( we had 6:00 pm reservation) food was ok and expensive. I know restaurants are struggling to catch up to losses due to COVID and staffing issues so I regret this review. Maybe it was an off day for them.

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vipDeedee
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic short ribs; generously portioned and not fatty.
Barbeque ribs were deliciously sauced and tender.
French onion soup arrived bubbly and extra cheesy.
Overall, great dinner. We'll be back for sure!

MB
MarkB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dining scene in West Hartford..........lot's going on. I would highly recommend Union Kitchen and Chef Zach's culinary skills.

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CassieG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

So many amazing apps

Nice live music on a Friday night

Brussel Sprouts are so crispy and amazing, I just think they needed a aioli or dipping sauce!

-EatwithCMG on instagram :)

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StevenK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

I don't know if its new management but the quality is a shadow of what it used to be. This has been our go to spot for two years and we left angry and disappointed.

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IleaneK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was delicious. Staff was friendly. Restaurant was very clean, upscale.

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vipRiki
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food, nice ambience and great service! Would definitely recommend.

DC
DanielleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was awesome1 I celebrated my birthday with my boyfriend and that was the first time going. Will be back again!

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P0akes
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great quiet evening, great server.

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vipTracyG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. The staff were attentive and very pleasant. The food was delicious. We will be back.

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Mannysgirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had great server. The Bao Bun and Tuna Tacos are great. The bread pudding is so decadent, to die for.

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Fritzi
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Sat outside, which was fine. But the noise level inside, load voices and music, was too noisy for me. I like to be able to hear the person I’m with without them having to shout, and vice versa. Enjoyed the food and Bella, our waitress, took good care of us.

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AlyssaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartender made us a custom cocktail, service was attentive, food was prompt and delicious! The chicken bolognese was the unexpected star of the table.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Union Kitchen using the Order Online button. Union Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Union Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 598-8000.

Union Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

Union Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.beanrg.com/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.