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Union Hotel

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3731 Main St, Occidental, CA 95465
+1 707-874-3444
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

I've heard from friends it's a great place so thought we'd give it a try. The patio dining area was delightful. The large portions of soup and salad were very good, building expectations for the main course. Both my husband and I were very disappointed with our choices. Both dishes lacked seasoning. The chicken was dry in both dishes especially... More 

1 Thank 5Duckies
Altadena CA, USA
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Treat yourself to a beautiful, low key, traditional, and innovative eating experience! With decades of history and loyal customers, the Union Hotel does it right. You'll feel you're at home in the bar or in the patio! The clam chowder is the best I've ever had.

4 Thank mtd330
San Francisco
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Been going to this restaurant since I was a kid. I always leave stuffed and happy. Took my parents and a few friends on Wednesday night and once again, extremely satisfied. Great service, friendly family ownership. I highly recommend this gem...

4 Thank TiamoItalia
Fremont, California
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5,139 reviews
1,524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,518 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I first went here when I was very young - we seemed to have eaten there for hours and really enjoyed our meal. and now as memory to the past, we return. Things have changed a bit but not much and keeps its historic charm. We order the family style meal - sometimes we do a split charge if we... More 

3 Thank mini
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We were in Occidental and had heard good things about the Union Hotel Italian restaurant. While the atmosphere was nice--the food was fine--not stellar--we were most miffed about the double charge we got for splitting an entree. They charged each member of a couple that split an entree an extra $6 -- the single charge of $6 made sense--but not... More 

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Forestville, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The people who work here are all sweet. The place is oozing with history -- you can let your imagination go wild. I love the funky bar and the patio of the restaurant. Try the bruschetta! So good!

3 Thank Carla G
Camarillo, California
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844 reviews
630 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

The first choice you will have to make is if you want an a la carte menu, or one that includes soup and salad with your meal. This was a little difficult to figure out at first. They have pasta, pizza, and salads. I didn't have the pasta this time out, instead opting for pizza. Was a little disappointed in... More 

1 Thank Hitcher84
Santa Maria, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Union Hotel Italian Restaurant in the little Russian River town of Occidental has been around since 1879. I used to go there a lot with friends when I worked in San Francisco, but I moved away forty years ago, I remembered fondly the dinners and the atmosphere and wanted to go back and see if it had changed, when... More 

6 Thank misha_t
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is probably our fourth or fifth time to the Union Hotel Italian Restaurant and once again it did not disappoint. We have returned before just for the Bruschetta. Barbara greeted us in a most friendly manner, found out she is one of the owners. Her daughter was playing at the piano, the restaurant was packed, the ambiance wonderful. Very... More 

6 Thank Jim M
Sunnyvale, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This restaurant has many great reviews, however We thought it was good but not great. Lasagna was OK but a bit heavy the sausage in the dish lent an overpowering smoky flavor. The Spaghetti and Meat Balls were OK ....the spaghetti was very tasty but the meatballs not so much. The Minestrone Soup was marvelous and I don't usually like... More 

3 Thank Jeff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3731 Main St, Occidental, CA 95465
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Occidental
  • Phone Number: +1 707-874-3444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?