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Union Street Restaurant, Newton, MA

Union Street Restaurant

4.4
4.4
365 Reviews
$30 and under
American

WELCOME TO NEWTON CENTER!
We offer both patio and indoor seating. We boast three indoor floors, including event space that can be tailored to your function needs!
Patio seating is weather dependent: outdoor dining is typically offered during clear skies (no rain or snow) and with temperatures of 40 degrees or above.
RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED! This enables us to staff properly, so please help us help you. Book a table on OpenTable.com, including any notes we should know in order to serve you best. Have a larger group or looking to book a function? Email EVENTS@UNIONST.COM or call us directly at 617-964-6684

Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week!
Kitchen hours: 11am-9:45pm
Bar hours: 11am-volume
Live Blues Music every Sunday upstairs 5pm-9pm (first come, first served).
We have a new chef and are proud to offer a variety of food, including allergy-friendly items!
With these kitchen updates, a couple dozen draft beers offered, and full bar, we're sure to have something for everyone!

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Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 964-6684

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Josh Wainwright

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Cross street

    Beacon and Centre

  • Parking details

    Street parking and municipal lots

  • Public transit

    Newton Center T Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • LIVE BLUES MUSIC every Sunday 5pm-9pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Join #SundayLiveBlues, a local blues group, every 5pm til 9pm in our upstairs event space for LIVE BLUES MUSIC! Weekly special guests join them for a great variety of music and a good time all around!! (First come, first serve; no reservations taken for Blues Nights.)

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Outdoor Dining

  • Boston Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Boston Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. R

    Rich

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This is a lively pub. Food was decent and service was friendly.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great outdoor seating

  3. NK

    NKen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was absolutely amazing. Drinks were delicious. Just a great overall place to enjoy a date night!

  4. AM

    AdamM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic energy! Fantastic food!

  5. B

    Brian

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for outdoor weekend brunch

  6. AC

    AllanC

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Their "Beyond Burger" was good but their chicken bites would terribly overcooked... do not order them. Service and draft beer was good

  7. JT

    JustTheBest

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    They were slammed for Sunday brunch, and apparently short-staffed. We had a 1:30pm reservation, waited 20 minutes just to get brinks, waited until 2pm just to order, didn't;t get food until 2:30pm. The only good thing was that at 2pm we didn't have to order form the brunch menu. Our waiter was nice enough, but was overwhelmed. Skipping sunny Sundays from now on.

  8. H

    Holly

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Raina, was great and considerate of our needs.

  9. WR

    WellesleyRegular

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I had specifically changed reservation to heated patio (spoke to host by phone) a few days in advance due to uptick in virus rates. Upon arrival, my party of four was told a number/most of the outdoor heaters had “blown out and couldn’t be relit.” Only a couple of tables were occupied on patio; I felt they could have done a better job arranging heaters and seeing to our comfort. We had weak heat coming from one unit but overall we were quite cold. Experience was very disappointing, as we were celebrating a friend’s birthday. Food was okay. Server was nice and did her best — not her fault.

  10. C

    Customer

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    It's been a while since I've been there. Menu is veryyyyy limited...not too much to choose from. :( Server friendly but seldom came to check on us. I thought she had forgotten about us. I asked for water and she never brought it. I reminded her again when we were ready to go. My burger and fries were good.

  11. GM

    GuyM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice to eat outside for a change, and the place has a nice patio. The food was just fine for lunch, but the prices for coffee and soda were out of whack. $5.50 for an IBC root beer in a bottle - makes me think twice about a return.

  12. BQ

    BenQ

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is really welcoming, the staff are upbeat and friendly, very competent and the food was really good. Our waiter was on it - quick, pleasant and got everything right. Diverse customers and a good vibe - can't wait for it to be a little warmer so we can enjoy the outdoor seating. I'll be back. (martini's were a little bit expensive but delicious and strong)

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    The food/chicken was absolutely awful- grey on the inside and we couldn’t eat. The service was good but we couldn’t eat our meals and wouldn’t go back

  14. C

    Carol

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was creative, delicious and plentiful. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive.

  15. MD

    MargueriteD

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fun and lively atmosphere, food delicious and service excellent.

  16. KK

    KateK

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great draft beer selection. A few vegetarian options to choose from.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, nothing bad to say about this place.

  18. S

    Snyd2

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Tucked in back, look for signs. It advertised music on this site, but that was inaccurate. We picked it for the music so that was a bummer. It was clearly a sports bar, at least on the level we were seated. The beer selection and waitstaff were great. The chicken pot pie sounded amazing but was inedible except for crust. Mashed potatoes with it was bland. The other meal- a chicken parm sandwich with tater tots looked and tasted good. We likely won’t return, but if you go I’d stick with bar food. Seems to be where they excel. Also, call about music in advance.

  19. M

    Matt

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Multiple issues with our order, things forgotten mostly because our server has too many tables. Generally really good, great for friends & family dinner!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food nice atmosphere pleasant setvice

  21. SK

    ShantalKR

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was pretty good. The place was a little hard to find.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was very chill and a great place to meet up with friends for some drinks and good food!

  23. K

    Kiki

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service were great but they didn’t honor a gift certificate we received at Christmas and which we tried to use. It was valid and should have been honored.

  24. i

    igetto

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Tasty food and responsive service. We enjoyed our experience.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was pretty great. Good food, will go again.

  26. SF

    StephanieF

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hadn't been to Union Street in a while but it's where we went on our first date so we decided to go back for Valentine's Day (5.5 years later!). I was incredibly pleased with my meal. It was pesto salmon with orzo and winter vegetables. It's nice to find something relatively healthy on a menu that tastes amazing! Fiance got a burger and was really pleased with it too.

  27. BD

    BruceD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice Valentine’s dinner. Great food and great service. My wife has gluten allergy so super appreciated that menu made clear which options are gluten free The Olympic scenes were playing on the screen in the background. It made the ambiance special. Restaurant was at right noise level- not too loud; easy for us to have a conversation Evening was two thumbs up!

  28. CB

    ChristianB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was awesome food and service were outstanding

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was great. Plenty of tvs for a sports fan. Bathrooms could use a remodel. They need some TLC

  30. F

    Foodiefun

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was great - and our server was excellent with our kids!

  31. m

    mich

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    Nothing special. We were seated downstairs which had absolutely no atmosphere. Food was just ok. Will not return.

  32. L

    Lisa

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Have not been there in a very long time and I was pleasantly surprised how good the food was, better then I recall...will be back

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was ok. We got an app, two salads and 4 drinks and it was $130 before tip. I thought it was expensive given it was just ok. I hadn’t been in ages and probably won’t go back

  34. M

    Mikeys23

    New England

    201 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Always a nice neighborhood spot. Unfortunately it was a bit chilly to be sitting outside, which is nice, but inside is big enough to separate. Food and service always consistently good.

  35. DB

    DBNewton

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I really like this restaurant, but I'm taking 1 star off because they stopped serving onion rings.,

  36. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed my visit to Union Street Restaurant and will go again. The food was different and absolutely delicious. The outdoor dining section is excellent and they had heat lamps going to keep us warm. It took me a minute to find it down the alley, but once there it was a great experience.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We sat outside and it was nice and toasty with the area heaters. My boyfriend loved watching the big screen TV so he could see the football game. We will return.

  38. CW

    ClaireW

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Union Street Restaurant has a great outdoor seating area (that can be reserved) that includes heat lamps. This is one of our favorite go-to places for brunch. Always something I like on the menu and good service.

  39. M

    Mentah

    New England

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We reserved a table outside as we had an immunity-compromised person in our party. There were large heaters everywhere, which was nice on a chilly afternoon. Our food took quite a while to arrive, but that was fine. We were able to have a leisurely conversation. I ordered the House Burger, medium. It was raw inside. Not rare. Raw. Nobody ever came by to check on us. I didn’t eat the burger. The other people in our party enjoyed their meals. This was lunchtime and the patio was very noisy. I wouldn’t go back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing!!!! Reina was our server and Eric the chef were borh incredible. I cannot thank them enough. 5 stars all around. Will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Union Street Restaurant using the Order Online button. Union Street Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Union Street Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 964-6684.

Union Street Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Union Street Restaurant

107 Rear Union Street Newton, MA 02458

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beacon and Centre

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking and municipal lots

  • Public transit

    Newton Center T Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Josh Wainwright

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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