Union Hall Inn Restaurant

Union Hall Inn is a famous Post-Revolutionary Tavern built in 1798 by Captain Jean Batiste Vaumane de Fon Claire, former officer in the French Army under Louis XVI. It was also the favorite Inn of Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, who came to Johnstown to race his horse.
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Enjoy fine dining, in an historic building from 1798. The Inn was built as a tavern by an officer in the army of Louis XVI. It was a favorite of Napoleon’s brother, who raced his horses in Johnstown. Since 2005, it has been owned and operated by Kim Henck, a self taught chef, and his daughter Megan Saltsman, a Culinary Institute of America baking and pastry graduate. We offer high standards for excellent food.

In 1824, E.R. Williams purchased the building and renamed it Union Hall Inn, which operated until the 1880s. At that point it was sold and turned into a private home.
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Clarence DeWitt and his wife bought the building in the 1930s and turned it once again into a restaurant, keeping the Union Hall name.


Union Hall Inn is Johnstown restaurant is family-friendly with a laid-back, warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant serves European-style food with a bit of a French twist and is owned by chefs with a culinary arts background.

Union Hall Inn Restaurant Open Hours

MonClosed
Tue11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Wed11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Thu11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Fri11:30 am – 09:00 pm
Sat05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
SunClosed

More Union Hall Inn info

Price Range$11 – $30
Takes ReservationsNo
Take AwayYes
Accepted CardsCredit
CatersYes
Has Dairy-free OptionsYes
Good for KidsYes
Good for GroupsYes
AttireCasual
Outdoor SeatingNo
Wi-FiFree
AlcoholNo
DeliveryNo

We offers a seasonal menu and is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Currently, for lunch you can choose from delicious salads, warm soups and tasty sandwiches such as the Monte Cristo or Philly cheese steak sandwich. Union Hall Inn’s summer dinner menu features fine items like pan-seared Atlantic salmon, grilled Delmonico steak with whole roasted mushrooms and an herb-encrusted rack of lamb. It is the place that locals go, especially on Tuesdays, for Union Hill Inn’s monthly rotating theme nights. Previous themes have included Creole, Mexican, farm-to-table and German night.

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Getting there

From Exit 28 – Fonda/Fultonville
Take a left after you exit the toll booth
Drive along side the river until you come to the bridge
Cross the bridge. At the end take a left.
Look for Route 30A signs
Go .5 miles and take a right at the light (Route 30A). Stewarts is on this corner
Follow Route 30 A approximately 2-3 miles (pass Ace Hardware on your right and Eagle Chevrolet on your right).
At Eagle Chevrolet, (Rt. 67 W) take a left at this light. This brings you to downtown Johnstown.
The Union Hall Inn Restaurant is on your right next to the Sir William Johnson Statue
From Saratoga
Follow Rt. 29 into Johnstown. We are just before the intersection of Rts. 67 and 29