Where to Eat in Union: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Discover the best restaurant in Union, United States including Millburn Delicatessen, Valenca, Boulevard Five72, Arturos Osteria & Pizzeria, Spanish Tavern of Mountainside, The Red Cadillac..Tacos & Tequilas, Kilkenny House, La Griglia Seafood Grill & Wine Bar, Lorena's Restaurant, Basilico
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1. Millburn Delicatessen

328 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041-1621 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 973-379-5800
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Millburn Delicatessen

Reviewed By Runnerny2244 - South Orange, New Jersey

This place is awesome. It's busy and fun! The food was amazing. I had the "godfatha" sandwich and it was so good! I will definitely come here again.

2. Valenca

665 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-1638 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 908-354-4024
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Valenca

Reviewed By BigMS - Staten Island, New York

We have been to this restaurant on numerous occasions, most recently last night (01/13/18) and we have always had a terrific experience. Excellent service, food quality and quantity.

3. Boulevard Five72

572 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1653 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 908-709-1200
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Boulevard Five72

Reviewed By OtisNJ - New Jersey

Just back from the annual Dreyer Farms dinner in the field. From cocktails to tuna poke appetizer through the two entrees (Faroe Island Salmon and Angus Beef Filet) and dessert (dark chocolate & caramel mousse torte) everything was suburb. Chef Scott Snyder and his staff really hit one out of the park! The food combined with great wine, good weather and fun company for a perfect evening.

When can I sign up for next year?

4. Arturos Osteria & Pizzeria

180 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2565 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 973-378-5800
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Arturos Osteria & Pizzeria

Reviewed By PhilipNewJersey - New Jersey

All the food here is heavenly. We try to go in "off peak" hours, to avoid long waits for a table. (BYOB). Everything is wonderful -- pastas, pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Among our favorites are the wild mushroom ravioli with garlic, rosemary sauce, all the pizzas (fresh ingredients and a "lightness" which is uncharacteristic of NJ pizzas which are overloaded with cheese), all the salads (our favorites are the beet salad and the kale Caesar), and the mortadella and mozzarella sandwich. A small restaurant in the popular downtown area of Maplewood, so plan your arrival strategically.

5. Spanish Tavern of Mountainside

1239 Route 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2609 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 908-232-2171
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 331 reviews

Spanish Tavern of Mountainside

The Spanish Tavern is the premier destination in New Jersey for awarding winning traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Those who have dined with us at Spanish Tavern have come to know us as restaurant they can rely on for superb food, delicious drinks, exceptional service and a gorgeous environment to turn the every day and most special of occasions into warm memories. New Jersey Monthly Magazine has named Spanish Tavern as Best Spanish Restaurant in Northern New Jersey. Our menu is well rounded, with a large emphasis placed on seafood dishes due to the seaside Spanish regions where the owners are from. Favorites include our Shrimp in Garlic Sauce appetizer, Veal Corunesa, Twin Lobsters, Paella Valencia and Branzino Filet a la Plancha. Our lunch menu is accessible for casual lunch meetups in addition to being a smart choice for a business meeting. A children's menu allows for Spanish Tavern to be a dining option for the whole family. Our private dining room can host up to 75 guests for any event, including christenings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, reunions and charity events. Spanish Tavern also excels at catering and would be happy to work with you to bring you vision to life. Come by or call for takeout to see why we're New Jersey's favorite Spanish restaurant!

Reviewed By Stu S

First the good . . . THE FOOD. We started with the some kind of Spanish bean and potato soup, which was very tasty. We each ordered paella, one order of Paella Valencia, and one of Paella Marinera. The portions were large, and the paella delicious.

Now the not so good. The dining room is one big room, jammed with as many tables, chairs and people as they can possible fit. The have tried muting the noise in the room by covering two walls with sound-deadening material, but it's still very loud, very crowded, and has zero ambiance. Second, service is slow at best. Third, it's grossly overpriced considering the slow service and the loud cramped dining conditions. Too bad, because the food is good enough to command the high price ($100 for two of us, without any liquor), but not in such a pedestrian environment.

6. The Red Cadillac..Tacos & Tequilas

2258 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083-5911 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Mexican, Bar Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 33 +1 908-349-8411
Excellent
46%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

The Red Cadillac..Tacos & Tequilas

The Red Cadillac specializes in Tacos & Tequilas. A Great selection of top shelf tequilas, including 10 flavors of house infused tequila. Also, everything is made from scratch. Even the taco shells & tortillas. Great decor & fun concept. Restaurant , Bar & Lounge are all GREAT...

Reviewed By travellingrealtor - New Jersey

We went here last night (Friday) with 4 adults and 6 kids. Waited and 1 hour and 10 minutes to receive our Entrees. After 45-50 minutes, we asked them what was taking so long and they said that they were very busy and because we...MoreTravellingRealtor, Our small family business....thanks you for taking the time to write a review.... We're sorry you didn't enjoy your ride with us...... But we try really hard to make every guests experience an enjoyable one....sometimes {rarely} it just doesn't happen.... We will miss you...........

7. Kilkenny House

112 South Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2944 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 908-276-3414
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Kilkenny House

Reviewed By claimsgal - Union, New Jersey

Brought a friend here for lunch - service was great, food selections & portions were great! I got the adult Mac n cheese-filled with bacon, broccoli & a creamy white sauce- delicious. My friend had a lobster sandwich which she said was very good- we both brought 1/2 Home. The one downfall is that because it was lunchtime, it was pretty crowded with business folks & was noisy- it settled down once food was brought - a very welcoming place to visit

8. La Griglia Seafood Grill & Wine Bar

740 Kenilworth Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1704 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 908-241-0031
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

La Griglia Seafood Grill & Wine Bar

Reviewed By Randi S - Westfield, New Jersey

I have been to La Griglia many times and it is always terrific. Last night my husband and I went for dinner and it was a fantastic dining experience.

The service was exceptional - friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

The food was outstanding as well - my husband had oysters and then the special bone-in filet mignon, and I had the amazing burrata appetizer and the halibut special. Both the filet and halibut specials were so good, I hope they add them to the menu!

The ambiance in the restaurant is on the fancy side but not stuffy, which makes it feel like a special occasion when you eat there.

Convenient location in Kenilworth, right off the Parkway. Valet parking and coat check also convenient.

Overall a wonderful restaurant - I highly recommend La Griglia!

9. Lorena's Restaurant

168 Maplewood Ave, Ste E, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2582 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 131 +1 973-763-4460
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Lorena's Restaurant

Local Ingredients Deeply Rooted in French Technique

Reviewed By PALABL - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey

After years of reading reviews and hearing about this restaurant, we finally made reservations so we could judge for ourselves. Well, all we can say is exceptional! Every bite, every server met every expectation. The only tiny criticism would be the size of our table for two. We would have been a little more comfortable with a few extra inches. We will certainly be back to enjoy each seasonal menu.

10. Basilico

324 Millburn Ave, Ste B, Millburn, NJ 07041-1672 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Parking Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 131 +1 973-379-7020
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Basilico

Basilico was established by co-owners Mario DeMarco and Angelo Delbecchi, formerly of Sergio's; also in Millburn. Both are graduates of the Hotel Management School in Alassio, Italy. Both from Italy, they have brought their original and authentic Italian cuisine to create Basilico.

Reviewed By daanddo - Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

We had dinner at this well regarded Italian restaurant and we are glad we did. The decor is attractive and the service was excellent. First we were brought a basket of warm, fresh breads and not just the usual butter, but roasted garlic puree and a blend of sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil. It was delicious. For appetizers my wife and I shared the grilled calamari with greens, it too was superb. For my main course I had the Branzino with herbs and lemon, with broccoli rabe and garlic. The fish was cooked perfectly and the herb infused olive oil combined to create a wonderful meal. Other diners had the roast pork shank (delicious), the Pappardelle Bolognese (with fresh pasta) and a grilled fish with cherry tomatoes, and olives (also superb). This was an excellent meal.

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