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Union

390 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3514
+1 207-808-8700
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pot roast” (16 reviews)
“cod” (27 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
390 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3514
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Union
1. 4 Star Lunch!
"Very professional staff from the host and wait staff"
CleticsFan
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2. A must to visit!
"I enjoyed meeting friend here in the Union Lounge."
dlmoore305
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3. Made everyone feel like VIPs!
"The space was perfect, set off from the rest of the restaurant"
bonnevienl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at The Press Hotel and decided to have breakfast at Union. My eggs Benedict and my husband's Lighthearted were both excellent. Great food, attentive service and a modern, welcoming space. We'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lizlubee
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good afternoon Liz, We so appreciate you taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION! We are pleased to hear that you joined us here for an overnight stay at The Press, and that your breakfast experience was beyond expectations!...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Very refined and elegantly casual. The avocado toast was fabulous, but I wanted so many other items on the menu. Staff is super, just like the Press Hotel where it is located. Clean, fresh, and beautiful inside.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank eloquentone1
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at UNION, and for joining us here for breakfast. We will be sure to share your wonderful feedback with our culinary and service team, and hope to have the opportunity to have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a large group- 13 for dinner. Service was very good, appetizers and entrees excellent! Scallops, salmon were popular and cheesecake dessert was very good!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank john k
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon John, Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your service here with us, as well as tried some of our favorite signature dishes and desserts! We will make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether we are sitting at the bar enjoying appetizers and drinks or a sit-down dinner or breakfast, the service and quality of the food and drinks never disappoint. The last visit was with a group of 12 celebrating the new Promise Scholars at USM and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lauren S
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION! We are thrilled that you joined us here with your group from USM at our semi-private Market Table. We will be sure to share your gracious...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed excellent food and service in this fabulous hotel which is the converted Portland Press building.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dave B
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, Thank you for thinking of UNION to celebrate your Christmas gathering here with us, and for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor for UNION. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and service, and we will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone enjoyed what they ordered a lot -- French toast, Benedict, avocado toast, standard eggs and sausage. Well presented and tasty. Coffee by design, so that's good too. Service was fine. Due to a snafu at the hotel during the night, they went overboard and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Y4146KEpeterb
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning! We so appreciate you taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION! We are pleased to hear that you joined us here for an overnight stay at The Press, and that your breakfast experience was beyond expectations! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had my birthday luncheon here & I was so delighted with the ambience, the delicious vegan choices & the service......More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank susanlK8769XN
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Susan, We are so delighted that you thought of UNION to celebrate your birthday luncheon here with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback here on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled that you enjoyed some of our vegan options...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant should always receive a 5 star review as it has been set up to be superb and one of Portland's finest. We were there Christmas Eve and it was VERY busy. We started at the Inkwell bar for HH and that was packed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CS1Portland
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you for thinking of UNION to celebrate your Christmas Eve gathering, and for taking the time to share such thoughtful feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION. We do appreciate your understanding during our very busy holiday service, and apologize for any inconvenience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable meal of pulled pork with a hazelnut peanut mole over polenta with roasted squash! So full of many well matched flavors. A very memorable meal!! The service was exceptional and desserts were elegant and just the right size. Many thanks Union staff.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shunt9
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning! We so appreciate you taking the time to leave such thoughtful feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Market Plate of Pulled Pork with Hazelnut Mole and Roasted Squash and have shared your gracious feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is not large but stylishly decorated with nice lighting that made it easy to read the menus but subtle enough to add some ambiance. Waitress was great and very attentive. We ordered the braised rabbit pasta, which was tasty but found a bone in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karencA6053NC
Union_Manager, Manager at Union, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Karen, Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback here on TripAdvisor for UNION! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your service here with us, as well as tried a plethora of our favorite signature dishes and desserts! We will...More

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Curious601519
October 9, 2018|
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Response from mainedoc2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are two good options: one is the Metro lot on Elm Street and the other on Pearl, next to City Hall. As an added bonus they're the least expensive in town
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PokiPomi
July 31, 2018|
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Response from TutusTravelin | Reviewed this property |
While there doesn't seem to be a dress code per se, this is a beautiful, highly touted, high-end restaurant with an award winning chef. Diners' attire was everywhere from casual to elegant, though not fancy. My husband... More
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Lucy J
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Union_Manager | Property representative |
Good morning Lucy, Thank you for your inquiry. We are fortunate to have many investors here at The Press and UNION restaurant. The property is managed by Fathom Companies, LLC.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3514
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-808-8700
  • E-mail
Description
At UNION we believe that being supplied by the best local farms allows you to enjoy ingredients at their peak of flavor. We partner with farms and producers across New England to ensure that when you dine with us you are truly getting a taste of the region's finest ingredients. Enjoy the bounty of what our oceans, streams, and local purveyors have produced as we commit to using sustainable Maine Products whenever possible.
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