Union

4.6
1099 reviews
$30 and under
American
Join us in UNION Restaurant in the heart of Portland's Old Port and located across from Portland's City Hall. Creative and elegant cuisine, Maine products and attention to detail.
What 1099 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Different menu than on OpenTable so check their website.

Great food, great service!

The corned beef egg and beet skillet is incredible, as is the homemade blueberry jam that came with the toast!

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vipFlushingFirstTimers
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the scallops and the pasta with crab. We added sides of Brussels sprouts and carrots. All were very well prepared and interesting variations on what could have been ordinary dishes. We finished our meal with a unique chocolate pudding and a disassembled carrot cake. The service was attentive and helpful.

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Sophie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch, good service, even had gluten free toast

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Shamos
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch food, great service with excellent recommendations. Nice ambiance and spacious. Would love to eat here again. Pricey but worth it. Really impressed with crab/pasta entree. The oysters tasted amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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AmyF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great location! Food was delicious!

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StephanieL
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner! Wonderful service. Was just what we were looking for.

MM
vipMaineMom2
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Both our entrees were served luke warm. Server encouraged us to place both apps and entrees together so kitchen could time. They fell down in the timing. Must have held our entrees. Not that impressed.

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MeredithL
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, professional staff. Highly recommend!

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vipBillyBoyN
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way….hard to get into on short notice, presumably because of Covid restrictions on capacity. That’s it. Do not blame the restaurant nor does it affect my review.

Upon arrival, advised to wait a minute while they cleared the table. By the time, the host turned around it was ready.

Had the scallops for dinner along with a local hazy IPA. The scallops were perfectly seared along with the roasted potatoes, baby asparagus in a creamy lemon zest sauce. It had mushrooms which I don’t usually care for, nor did I ask to have removed. All together, an excellent balance of flavors. Closed with the affogato, which is espresso poured over ice cream along with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. The chef is to be commended! Food rocks! Difficult to actually make a choice as there are several great options for dinner.

Most importantly, the service was truly excellent. Meaghan was extremely efficient while remaining extremely personable! Not something you see too much of anywhere these days. Keep that excellent service going along with a rotating menu as it will guarantee that I come back on my next visit to Portland in a few weeks.

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Quilter3012
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Reserved table ready on time. Food was good. Service was very good.

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JimG
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Union hit for the cycle last night with me and my guest, excellent service, super knowledgeable bartender, outstanding food. Oysters were epic (had three orders then called for supplier the next day) and salmon cooked perfectly with well integrated sides. Waitress got everything right. Thank you so much.

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Sunshine87
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at the Union restaurant!

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Sophie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, pleased they had a gluten free bun, great food

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ElizaA
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

There were service hiccups throughout our time at Union (we waited a 1/2 hour just to place our order).

Menu was quite limited- no salads which was a bummer at lunch/brunch.

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GretchenB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was slow - seemed understaffed. Food is always good!

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SusanA
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner and loved the ambience. Service was terrific.
Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, fantastic service and nice atmosphere. Will definitely come back!

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for the brunch from Portland's Wine Week 2021. The menu was delicious, wine pairings amazing, service friendly and thoughtful. I loved the atmosphere and I look forward to returning!

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vipDallasFoodie
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Scallops and Sole were outstanding

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SamanthaZ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

i wish there was at least 1 vegetarian meal on the menu with every change

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JosephG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We will DEFINATELY return to the UNION Restaurant!!!

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loraz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good restaurant. I had a brunch.
Tasty food and good service

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vipOpenTableDiner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal here! The only thing that was a bit of a bummer is the menu had changed from what we saw online (we checked that morning, it must just not have been updated) so we anticipated options that turned out not to be available.

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barryf
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had breakfast very good Great wait staff very attentive

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VictoriaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ashley our server was incredible. Knew everything about the food and cocktails. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Thank you so much Ashley!

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KellyA
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

This was the worst dining experience we have ever had. The food was not edible and the drinks were not good either. The atmosphere was nice but the food was expensive and very poor quality. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, great service!

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AljaeC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but server was not great. Be prepared to wait and really don’t recommend if you are pressed on time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience tonight. Food was very good and definitely worth the price. Service was great. Definitely recommend visiting if you're in Portland.

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vipKate
London
52 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and service!

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vipCarleneV
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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SheilaD
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the goat cheese appetizer and the scallops for my main entrée. Both were superb. Everyone else in the group also enjoyed their meals very much. The quality of the food at Union has always been fabulous. The restaurant was also very accommodating when I had to make changes to my reservation three times! Thank you for a very enjoyable evening!

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EllieC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere.

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KevinB
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. We are from out of state and this is the second time we’ve been here. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Service was really bad but everything else was awesome. 7 people, 3 hour meal, only got asked for cocktails twice.

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vipPaulaP
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Slow service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Salt and pepper squid was divine as was the goat cheese arancini. Wine and drinks nice. Faroe island salmon great, roasted beets a bit under (fine by me). Scallops tasty, yummy herb creme. Brussel sprouts excellent. Not michelin star but very good. $200 with tip. Handy and very nice valet.

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tipardo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was in Portland, Maine, for vacation and stayed at The Press hotel. Ate breakfast and dinner at the Union. Staff was friendly and restaurant was clean. Food as always was great. Definitely a repeat choice.

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AlanN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Union never disappoints and it’s wonderful that it is getting back to normal. The scallops with mushrooms were outstanding-the mushrooms were almost as good as the scallops which were perfectly cooked. All four of us enjoyed our dinner and looked forward to going back. Our server was friendly and informative and indulged me with blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini for my birthday. We had a great time!

FAQs

Union offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 808-8700.

Union is rated 4.6 stars by 1099 OpenTable diners.

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.