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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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Fremont, California
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5,123 reviews
1,517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,492 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 6 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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834 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 21 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 17 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
San Anselmo, California
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174 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I used to go here 50 years ago with my family and began going here again a few years ago after a long absence. It is just as good as I remembered -- even better. When I was a kid we went there because there was a LOT OF FOOD. The food itself is a reason to go now, with... More 

4 Thank MarinLin
Russian River, Wine Country California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

The bar for football watching on Sundays nice group of people, and decent pizza. They make you feel at home.

3 Thank Janis H
San Luis Obispo County, California
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were visiting my sister and I suggested that we go to Occidental for dinner. The choice was made because we both had memories of grand meals when we went with our parents 40 years before. The food was average at any price, generally over cooked. The cost of the meal with a glass of wine or beer each and... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?