Union

4.6
1072 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellyA
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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
50 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!

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MartinR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I appreciate the theme, "altogether local", but while important and even laudable, that's not the point. The food is so extraordinary it leads me to believe Chef Berry could transform most any ingredients magically. The attention to detail in ingredient pairing, preparation and presentation is world class. At this level of execution, having a server actually interested in enhancing our experience rather than her experience was just what was needed to top off a 10 star experience!

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PhenanteD
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We spent a night at The Press for my birthday, decided to eat at Union for dinner. Making reservations the same day was efficient and speedy. The food was so good we came back for breakfast the next day!!! Service, food, drinks, decor, everything was amazing!!! Thank you

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georgep
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food and service. Highly recommended

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Koba
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Good experience. Food is great, but the environment is only fair.

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RobB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine. It seems from the menu and presentations that there is a new chef. The touch is a bit more heavy using some light cream or creamed sauces vs. the lighter style we previously enjoyed. None of this detracts from the excellence of the preparations.

Service was again some of the best and I'd match it against any restaurant in Portland or elsewhere.

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HoganM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was out of this world, and our waitress was one of the best we've ever had! 1000% would recommend

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sdboy
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We went to the Union for brunch. The first table they offered us was actually not clean and the glass window right next to the table had messy food stains, fingerprints and smudges on it. Not a good thing with all the COVID-19 protocols they have in place. Masks must be worn except while seated. All servers and cooks are wearing masks. Capacity is also limited. We asked for a different table and were seated at the bar which was nice and spacious. The service is on point and friendly. The food was good too , I had the burger w/ fries ($16) It was made with really good quality meat.

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vipFussy
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A birthday brunch for four which two diners had very tight dietary restrictions and they graciously Accommodated them which made my life much easier.
Food was not only beautiful but a culinary delight.

Thanks to Union.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first time I had dined out in a long time and the experience did not disappoint. As usual the food was amazing and Roxwell did a fantastic job taking care of us.

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vipLaurel
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious. The arancini were great. Get the buttermilk biscuits.

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SusanN
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Union is, bar none, the best restaurant in Portland!

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KentS
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. One of my favorite restaurants

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WilliamS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Squid was amazing ! Grey sole fantastic! Charcuterie over-the-top ! ! Chef adjusted for gluten-free. Do NOT miss the side of caramelized Brussels sprouts. DO have the chocolate dessert..,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice experience. It was during COVID times so I know the rules make for an awkward dining experience.

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vipAshleyRose
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was well spread out. Every single person working was working incredibly hard and staying busy the whole time. People were extremely pleasant.

Food was excellent!

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vipterri02
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was overrated and disappointing. Our server was very nice, but the entrees were lackluster. There were no chef specials and I had failed to preview the menu. Lesson learned.

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Sarah
Austin
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hot bartender, great drinks, good food, can't go wrong!

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vipCWright
New England
67 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Seasoning was inconsistent
Focus more on flavors as opposed to trendy

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KelliS
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Hostess sent us to the hotel lobby to wait for our table saying we would receive a text when it was ready. 40+ mins later, no text. We went to see what the issue was and were told by a different host that the table was and had been ready. Cool vibe and great food but I struggle to give a high rating because the unnecessary wait was enough to put a damper on the night.

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kjg74
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, waitress, and ambience. Our brunch was perfect and delightful. Looking forward to eating the again when visiting Portland.

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vipPortez
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Far too many tastes chasing after each other in the same dish. The sum of the parts is overwhelming (salmon, lentils, raisins, beet puree, swiss hard, e.g.) To the chef: Less is more!

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DavidT
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant in a beautiful part of Portland. Delicious, great service, good people, good atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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George
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints! Best brunch in Portland, which is really saying something. We usually have the pleasure of dining in Jamie's section, and she's always fantastic. If large, delicious, fairly priced portions of fresh food served in an upscale environment by a great staff are things you enjoy... Get to Union ASAP!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Honestly, I went into union very excited to be there. Their marketing, photos, and website were all beautiful. The staff were all exceptionally nice. That being said, upon dining, I was at a loss. The food that all photographed exceptionally well was beyond bland. If there is a positive, it’s that it felt like clean eating. That being said, there are plenty of herbs that could have been used to still provide clean eating while still providing flavor. Our experience felt very manufactured. The perfect, safe, photo op with what appears to be little to no passion behind the product that goes out. I can honestly say, after spending a full 7 days in Portland, trying a new restaurant for each meal - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this meal was by far the most disappointing.

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JanW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the kitchen and staff provided an outstanding breakfast in a setting conducive to conversation amid privacy and with attention to our needs.

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vipPepperell
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Easter Sunday. The fresh Campanelle pasta wss over cooked. The fluted (ribboned) edges were separated from the cones of the pasta which detracts from the presentation and was a bit mushy. The crab, truffle oil, lemon and mint were a delicious combination.

FAQs

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

Union is rated 4.6 stars by 1072 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.