413 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1521340.444846 -79.948638
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: North Oakland
The Union Grill: PULLS ON MY HEARTSTRINGS<3 – The Union Grill has quality food that not only tastes amazing, but comes in more than generous portions. Everything is made fresh daily and from the freshest ingriedients. Their Pot Roast is out of this world and definately hits the spot considering its slow cooked for hours in a wine sauce, and they recently brought back their Crab Cakes, which are so delicious they practically melt in your mouth!
I know numerous people have complained of the constant menu changes but thats is what makes this place so exciting- there is always something new and delicious to try! Besides, if you have an old time favorite dish, I'm sure that if you suggested it to the staff they would be happy to try to put it back on the menu temporarily ( the staff is excellent-very friendly and customer oriented). Oh, and the fountain drinks or Iced Tea may possibly be $2.50....but did anyone see the size of them? It's like having three fountain drinks in one- Definately worth the price!
The Carnegie Museum and college campuses are also just down the street- very convienent for anyone interested in eating amazing food after a trip to the museum or a hungry college student. They also have child friendly meals that are just as taste bud worthy as the adult dishes...all you have to do is ask!
Very good food, nice and cozy – I'm CMU student and my bf and I have been eating there very frequently for over one year. They have decent price with great food. Waiters are friendly also. Here, what I like abt Union Grill
.Their soups are fabulous (wedding soup and potato soup are my fav)
.Pittsburgh salad (salad u can eat is your main course . huge n delicious) around and price is around $13
.Five hour pot (I forgot the exact name)
.NY steak (my bf like it but they are expensive $25 at least)
.Philli Cheese Steak around $10 (I prefer authentic one not pgh cheese steak)
That's all. hope it helps.
A Class Act in the Heart of a College Town – When I was a graduate student at CMU 5 years ago, I was introduced to this establishment. After my very first visit, I was absolutely hooked, frequenting this place at least once weekly. Sure, the menu has undergone frequent updates, but these updates only serve to improve upon the quality/diversity of the previous menu. The Union Grill has become an indispensable institution to Oakland. The crowd is diverse, and sophisticated, however, that doesn't make it the perfect spot for a family dinner! I highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends, alike. If you've never been, do yourself a huge favor, and stop in sometime !
Oh how I love you!! – New and wonderful menu items!! Thank you Union Grill!! Pot-roast is to die for!! Telling all my friends!! Also, what a wonderful grilled cheese (loved it!!~~) I will be back!! Everyone needs to go there now! Best restaurant in Oakland!!!
Can we give this place a break... – I feel bad for the union grill..everyone is always giving it such a bad rep..I am a student who has been going to the union grill since I was a freshman, and I am now a senior. It has changed a little bit, but I don't think it's for the better or worst. I think change is essential. The union grill is a very busy restaurant, with great food and great drinks. They have always had big portions, which for me, I love because as a student I am broke alot of the time. That's one of the many reasons why us students flock there so often. I have never had a bad experience there, and this is coming from someone who eats there once a week, at least. I bring my family when they are in town, and they are always pleased. I am in marketing, and I can say that it doesn't seem like a bad idea to change things around, you want to stay on top. I do miss alot of the old menu items, and I would love to see them back, or at least some additions to the menu that they have. It's pretty uninteresting, but delicious, none the less...
What happened to this restaurant – Union Grill used to be a great Restaurant 2 YEARS AGO!!!!!! Note I used to go here a lot a couple of years ago, Since I moved back to Pittsburgh recently I decided to go back to my favorite restaurant, was I in for a shock not only is the menu almost completely different which isn't a bad thing but the quality of the food has gone downhill. They no longer have crab cakes which at the time were the best around but no longer have any specials which used to be great, a totally different take on the menu so you were getting best of both worlds, even the fish selection went downhill they used to have great variety of fish. I got a burger to be on the safe side and my two friends one of which got a salad and added salmon for 8 BUX!!! what a rip, it would be one thing if the salmon didn't taste like it was sitting around for 2 weeks but come on I guess its only as fresh as the day they THAWED it out, on top of that the salad greens where bitter and wilted. My other friend opted for baked ziti, yum overcooked noodles covered with crappy marinara sauce and rubber cheese. The only highlight is that they still serve giant drinks A+. After we got our check I asked our server what happened to menu and food because its completely different from a couple of years ago and they said that they had gotten a new chef, well if that's the case get a new chef or get the old chef back for that matter get someone who knows what food is suppose to taste like. If you are used to the great restaurant Union Grill used to be move over and usher in the new era of bad food served at the new defunct Union Grill.
Great Food/Service/Drinks/Atmosphere! Burger fans, this is your place.. – I was at the Union Grill this week and the food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic. The staff seemed to be having a good time and helping one another out. My server was not rude at all! The food was great, I had pot-pie, (which was a special last year) my server said that so many people were requesting it that they put it on the menu. The menu is seasonal. It was very busy and everything seemed under control. Our food came very quickly, and dessert was absolutley delicious. My husband got a "Chophouse Burger" which he said was the best he had ever had. The other couple that joined us ordered off the "fresh seafood" menu and the scallops and trout were thorougly enjoyed. I recommend that you try this restaurant if you haven't, or give it another go if for some reason you had a bad experience. We were pleasantly pleased and will be returning with friends very shortly. I suggest that you do the same.
I totally agree! This place has seriously gone downhill just within the past year. I understand that the restaurant may want to keep a fresh menu but these constant changes are ridiculous. Not only are the new menu items uninteresting and totally lack creativity (and flavor) but RAISING prices and LOWERING quality is not the best way to keep customers coming back. The specials have become a joke...seriously, hot dogs?! What happened to his place?
STOP CHANGING THE &%&%&$ MENU! – This used to be one of the best go-to places for lunch or dinner around Oakland. Good food, big portions, nice atmosphere...but several changes in the last year or so have really shown a downhill trend. And why does the menu change monthly??? Just when I find something that I really like (chicken cobb sandwich), they remove it and replace it with an alfalfa sprout and cream cheese sandwich. huh? Before that, it was the buffalo chicken sandwich. Seasonal menu changes are one thing, but constantly changing what is already a relatively small menu gets dangerous if you're a creature of habit.
Rude Staff – Waitress tried to intimidate us into ordering before we were ready, acted like ordering $12 of food a person wasn't ordering enough, and was generally absent or unhelpful the whole time. If they don't want business, they should just say so.
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