The Experience

Union Life Style is The Aquitaine Group’s signature fine dining destination. Located in the revitalized SoWa area of the South End, Union Life Style is at 1357 Washington Street and Union Park.  Union, according to Webster’s Dictionary is “a hall or gathering place where people of all neighborhoods and backgrounds can come together to exchange ideas, philosophies and general conversation. Union, according to the Aquitaine Group, is “what going out to dinner used to be — not a culinary education, just good food that you want to eat.”  Union Life Style won Boston Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Bartender,” and we recently won the Improper Bostonian “Best American Food” and Open Table’s Top 10 “American Restaurant.”  Union Life Style offers a full bar and an international wine list.  The contemporary American menu is designed to be appropriate to the season and is composed to feature the finest sourced ingredients with the commitment to serving fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients. Restaurant Designer Peter Niemitz and the Niemitz Design Group alongside The Aquitaine Group created a balance between simplicity and sophistication in this renovated warehouse space on historic Washington Street. As one enters eyes are immediately drawn to the innovative use of texture, materials, and neutral color. The space is a blend of design elements from historic and current themes. Rough sawn beams and Heart Pine plank floors contrast with clean architectural millwork. Texture and transparency are the major design elements. A steel and glass wall separates the bar from the dining room and the interior surfaces  transition from smooth to highly textural. The firm designed the unique historically inspired chandeliers and all of the furniture.