The Union Block Italian
Bistro is a casual walk-in restaurant serving homestyle Southern Italian & Mediterranean-inspired food. The Bistro was established in 2009 in beautiful Hammondsport, NY at the head of Keuka Lake.
The Bistro is situated
on the Historic Village Square in the heart of town just two blocks from Depot Park, our Public boat dock & swimming area.
Our Casual walk-in environment is Family friendly w/a Kid's Menu, Seasonal Breakfast
& Daily Chalkboard Specials too.
Live Music weekends & Sixteen craft beers are on tap in the Grotto. Full service Bar, Signature Cocktails, a variety of Local & international wines and Featured NY State Liquors too.
NOTE: Union Block Italian Bistro announces New Tipping Policy.
Governor Cuomo has pushed through new Labor Laws that will change our Industry and your dining experience in the future. There have been NYS mandated major increases in service wages effective 12/31/2015.
It's a constant challenge to keep pricing to our guests fair & reasonable while keeping quality high and paying staff appropriately. While we are excited that some of our staff will have much deserved increases in pay, the approach that New York State has taken does not help with proper remuneration for all staff or for the successful operation of a restaurant business.
Therefore, all employees of the Union Block are paid an increased fair living wage which is now built in to restaurant menu prices.
Guests of the Union Block should no longer feel obligated to tip in order to enjoy a meal at our restaurant. The fair living wage eliminates the necessity of our staff to rely on an unpredictable tipping system.
However, we feel that a tip should be earned so if you feel that you've received such outstanding service that you would like to further compensate your server, by all means please do.
As a small business owner & member of the Community we appreciate your understanding & continued support.
Joshua Rosenbloom, owner/operator
Union Block Italian Bistro
UBI is owned & operated by RoseInBloom Restaurant Group LLC.