We did get to Union City Grille on Sunday evening, and it served the purpose well.
It's definitely not a "destination" restaurant. It's small, rather plain, and attached to it's bar - kind of like a gastro-pub. A very good neighborhood restaurant.
Our drinks were delicious - large and perfectly made.
The food was good. Two of us had the Restaurant Week menu and enjoyed it. I had the 5oz filet, which was just fine - cooked just the way I ordered it (very rare) and with taste, which filet doesn't always have. The sides were all fresh and good - nothing fancy, kind of like good diner cooking.
It was comfortable, quiet (less than half filled), and with good service.
Since we were meeting people coming from another direction, the location turned out to be just right. And prices were moderate. We weren't looking for anything expensive for this dinner.
So thanks for all your input, Chowhounds. This Board is a pleasure; lots of feedback. I always feel like I'm having a conversation when I'm here - or on the Pennsy Board.
Sylvia in Philly