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Union Restaurant

#172 of 6,788 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
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72A Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7, Canada
416-850-0093
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Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Tue 10:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkeley, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found about Union through Monocle magazine, a source which always comes through for me. The food and wine was just marvelous as was the knowledgeable and helpful staff. The wine list featured some Ontario winemakers, and we agreed Pearl Morissette's Chardonnay would be a regular at our table if we lived in these parts. The open-faced elk sliders with... More 

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Thank CountDrexel
Toronto
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did we have to wait? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Delicious! My son and his family eat here a lot and recommended just about everything on the menu. Impossible to choose a bad dish. Even though it was really crowded the servers kept their cool and delivered with a smile. I would definitely go back.

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Thank toronto_local
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend making reservations. We started with steak tartare and scallops. The portions were huge - really enjoyed. We ordered the ribs, gnocchi and mackerel - again massive portions. The gnocchi was pretty spicy but still tolerable. For dessert we had the creme brulee and it was more of a melted ice cream consistency than custard. Overall, food was good.... More 

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Thank Mandy H
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm welcome! Delicious food: yummy, tender mussels with crispy fries, fantastic brunch-style egg dishes, and a burger that my dad loved.

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Thank Chocolatesouris
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were early for our 6 pm reservation so we had a beer at the bar since they do not serve food until six. We had told the host that we had tickets for the nearby theatre at 7:30. We were assured there would not be a problem and there was not. We were seated immediately at 6 and given... More 

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Thank Vic Z
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this perfect intimate restaurant with great food and service. Liked the wild game sliders and really good house salad. Book ahead!

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Thank mreaume44
St. John's, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had brunch at Union on Saturday..we just happened to be walking by as the were opening and there were people already outside waiting for it to open so we figured we would check it out. The Ceaser was DELICIOUS! Highly recommend. The food was really tasty, fresh, and large portions. Great design as well. Definitely recommend! We will be... More 

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Thank scc6
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always full and busy, so we decided to come for lunch to try it out. Service was very cold and unfriendly, we have to seat ourselves at the table. We ordered the tomatoes plate, the steak tartare and the goat cheese salad. The tomatoes were not fresh at all, the vinegar tasted like water, potatoes were fatty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good food and friendly lunch service to the four of us - well beyond hipsterhood and our sell-by dates.

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Thank MalcolmB340
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for vaca and tried this place out. Not only was it exceptional but so good we came back again the next day. There were locals sitting on both sides of us and at some point heard them say it was their fav place too. Apparently their dinner just as good. Order any of the Benny's (brisket it ribs).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72A Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: 416-850-0093

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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