The UK again
Every time my wife and I get together late with friends we can always fall back on the UK (Union Kitchen), the food is always great with service to match. The small thin crust pizza's or asparagus is just perfect for a late night meal,
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meat and seafood
There was quite a crowd on that Wednesday evening, but service remained attentive, pleasant and prompt.
Fry Brie with crackers and lump crab meat with avocado are great to start the dinner with, perfect with a glass of your favorite white.
Rib eye is juicy & tasty, grilled to a medium rare. Chilean sea bass is fresh, golden on the outside with a crisp, velvety inside.
Definitely a gem. Compliments to the chef.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time we have visited Union Kitchen and enjoyed it both times. Pork chops were fabulous and beet salad outstanding. Did not have the wine year requested from menu. Brought a 2010 bottle when menu indicated 2009 which is a better year for that wine. Also a bit warm in the front of restaurant where we were seated. Overall a good experience and will be back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were GREAT! The only thing we noticed of our group of 5 was that our waiter rushed us. ;We ordered appetizers and before we had finished our food came. It was like he wanted to turn over our table.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 5 and each
We were a group of 5 and each of ordered different. Appetizers were excellent - especially the crab cakes. Each entree was well plated and delicious.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun spot for GNO
We had a great time here! Interesting drink specials for happy hour and half off small plates.
Dinner in the dining room was delicious! Great presentation, portion sizes and prices.
Our waiter did a great job taking care of us. We're so lucky to have a nice restaurant like
this so close to home.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Super service, good wine selection and a varied menu. Parking convenient. Also has outdoor dining.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for brunch
This was our first time at that Memorial Drive location and the food and service was just a great as the Bellaire location. We enjoyed brunch on Sunday and the restaurant was packed. I'm glad we made reservations. There is a nice outdoor patio, but it was just too hot to eat out there even though they had fans. The food was delicious and the mimosas kept coming. There's something for everyone at Union Kitchen and the bar made a margarita just the way my husband likes.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a bit noisy
The food was great as always.. the service was a bit slow and occassioanlly we would not get our waters filled. It is a bit noisy for a dinner with friends.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a new, casual place with easy parking. So excited to find this gem! Even though it sits at the corner of a shopping center, you don't get that feeling. We sat inside, but plan on returning for the outdoor patio when the weather cools down.
The service was impeccable and the food delicious. The menu has something for everyone.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited this restaurant three times in one week which should say enough. Fresh salads, good-sized portions, superior waitstaff...glad to have discovered the UK.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
HRW: The Union Kitchen
The Union Kitchen has been on my 'need to try' list for about 6 months. My sister gave me the excuse when she suggested we go for HRW. I was absolutely impressed with the food & service. HRW gives people the opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and try new restaurants that may have been overlooked, while providing a donation to the Houston Food Bank.
Well The Union Kitchen is certainly one of those 'must go' restaurants now in my book! The food was excellent and the service was even better. Marc was our waiter, he was very personable, knowable about the menu and even slowed down the courses to allow us ample time to enjoy each dish.
I would recommend them The Union Kitchen for enjoyable evening & business lunch as well.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with HRW menu
Made reservation online through opentable to try out the Houston Restaurant Week menu. Stopped by at bar to have some drinks and snacks. Pepper Calamari is recommended. After that, we had our dinner and ordered a bottle of white wine. The BLT salad is recommended, as well as the seafood trio. Definately will go back for more times.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
All go back
Went on a Friday night, the resturant was very busy but I didn't feel a frantic pace. The food was fantastic and original. Wait staff was knowledgable and friendly with perfect "timing" .
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for this restaurant
Ate a late lunch on Saturday 2PM. Had a number of appetizers. The Carpacio, Sweet & Heat Chicken, Stuffed Avocado, and Fried Asparagus with Crab. All were very good and we would order them again. Atmosphere was still bustling even though we were there after the afternoon pop. We plan on trying other items on the menu the next time we eat there.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really really good food, fantastic
Really really good food, fantastic service, but weird stripmall location and bad decor. Looked like a classed up Denny's. Felt like the local senior center bridge club was going to be by at any minute and take over the place. I will go there again for sure, but they need to hire a good designer and give this place a major makeover.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Union Kitchen Never Disappoints
I don't get back to Union Kitchen as often as I would like. But when I go, it is always a treat. They make the perfect Lemon Drop Martini. You could feast on their appetizers and never go further, they are just that good. Tried a new one, Avacado Bites.....fantastic.
My friend had the beet salad. It was so tasty. Main course this time was the Shrimp Risotto, very good.
The service is great, the atmosphere welcoming, and if you haven't been? Well, go!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Union Kitchen Review
The Union Kitchen has very good food, but it is extremely noisy to the point that it really hurt my ears.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not my first visit, however
Not my first visit, however I brought someone to lunch who lives in the neighborhood who had never been there before....I was a few minutes late arriving and he had already looked at the menu, seen the crowd, recognized some folks that were there and texted his wife - "we have to come here". When lunch was over he texted her again and said - "how soon can we come I want to make a reservation"
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with Buddies a success
A year ago we met our friends for brunch at a place that was so loud we could not communicate. This time we tried Union Kitchen and had a great meal, great service and a great conversation!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First I want to say the service here is great. You are not rushed or left unattended so that is very nice. Now for the food. We had the Brie as a first course which was very good and creamy. For dinner I had the Diver Scallops with risotto. The scallops were cooked perfectly, there were 3 which was enough for me but it may not be enough for someone who is really hungry. Now for the risotto....at first it was very good and hot but when i got a little more into it the risotto was ice cold. It is sad to think that they would have this pre-made and not made fresh. I would have rather waited on my meal for a fresh side. My friend had the salmon and it was fine but nothing special. Probably won't rush back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff, great kitchen! Variety of offerings!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently you took some items
Recently you took some items off the menu but we were delighted to find out that they were still available - i.e. Sweet Heat Chicken
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent ;the
The food was excellent ;the restaurant convenient; the décor nice. The noise level was too high for much conversation, the price to value ratio was on the expensive side considering the level of the restaurant. I probably will return if noise level is not a problem.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your usual steak and potatoes kind of place, although they'd offer both. Interesting menu and very good. Service was great. Will definitely go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good, usually excellent.
A family favorite. Massive burgers, wonderful eggs Benedict, lobster omelets, smoked salmon, and more. Libations too.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like this but a disappointment
My friends and I meet once a month for dinner and Union Kitchen is one of our favorite choices. We were disappointed this time because they took our favorite thing off the menu, the pecan crusted trout. They said it took too much prep time and so the chef didn't want to do it. We doubt that is true because there are other dishes that take prep time. I'm not sure we will return. If we decide to go back, we will call first to see if it is back on the menu. We tried another trout dish and it just wasn't as good. Our waiter and the manager were both very apologetic and kind. That might make us return.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Union Kitchen Memorial review
We had visited once before & had a very good meal. So when deciding where to take friends who just moved to Houston, we decided to introduce them to Union Kitchen. We all had a wonderful & delightful meal! The atmosphere was energetic and fun, and the food was great. The service was very attentive. We will go here again for sure and our friends who are new Houstonians will be back as well!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent sea bass with seafood
Excellent sea bass with seafood risotto and crispy kale. Service both at the bar and in the dining room was very attentive and friendly. Saturday night Paul plays and sings on the patio. With the cooler weather now is a fun venue.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch at Union Kitchen
The food was excellent , service attentive and the outdoor area is nice. I was a little disappointed that they did not offer my guest a complimentary birthday treat as many restaurants do .
We sat on the patio which is enlaced by transparent plastic which makes it feel open and airy but not too breezy.
do plan to go back..........
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is first time we have
This is first time we have been to this location. The menu has a lot of variety with pizzas to steaks. The food was well prepared. The service wonderful. A very good neighborhood restaurant.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Friends and I meet here for brunch, and enjoyed great food, great service, and put it on our "must repeat" list.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is very good, services was excelent. Food is really good
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just for dinner!
We've eaten at The Union Kitchen on a number of occasions, most often for dinner, but this is a great place for a business lunch as well! The tables are far enough apart to allow for some privacy and the service is excellent without being intrusive. But we choose it because of the food and the wine list which is getting better all the time. You can't beat The Union Burger, but this time I chose the Grilled Cheese and Lobster with the Tomato Basil Soup ..... oh my! Thanks for another great dining experience!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, a great restaurant
Second time we have dined here. Both times everything was amazing, food, service,and ambience. They've had a guitar player on the patio both times we've eaten there. He's quite good without being invasive. We love this place and will be back many more times as it has become a favorite.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable dinner
We both ordered a new menu item, shrimp risotto. It was fantastic, shrimp cooked to perfection and risotto nicely al dente. We enjoyed one of our favorite wines and then the chocolate tower dessert - a
thoroughly delightful meal!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could become a habit
Another wonderful experience - we are going to have to watch ourselves or this place will become habit forming. Very accommodating in that the kitchen will prepare items that have been removed from the menu - like the "sweet heat chicken" small plate. A wonderful dish that some how failed to make the last menu reprint. They respect your reservation requests to the best of their ability.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Enough for a Return Visit
Second time in five days to enjoy restaurant. No one is perfect but this one meets high expectations most times.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go here a lot and always
We go here a lot and always have a good experience. I'd note that this time we both had a steak, she had the steak frites and I had the ribeye. Both were fine but we each said we'd most likely not get them again compared to the other items we've tried and liked more. The carnitas potstickers were excellent though. Great service as usual.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great New Find!
We recently had late Saturday lunch at Union Kitchen. Our party of 3 all thought the food was excellent. I had the lobster/brie/ and avocado sandwich which was devine. Our waiter was Christopher and I certainly hope we are lucky enough to get him the next time we dine there.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the excellent "Ken Hoffman" burger--there was enough for a second meal. One of our diners is a meatloaf connoisseur, and
pronounced her dish delicious. Daily special salad did not receive rave reviews.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another fine experience at Union Kitchen. You can count on this restaurant for stability and always providing you with a pleasant evening and great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service good. Tables crowded.
Service was really good. Our server (Chris), did a great job of pacing our meal and recognizing that we wanted to have conversation and not be rushed. Made recommendations on the menu and didn't oversell at the table.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's really nice to find neighborhood restaurant which has good selection of wine and good foods.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu and service
We tried everything from the burgers (outstanding) and pizza to the sea bass and shrimp dishes. Consistent quality throughout. Service was excellent from our server Mark. I would highly recommend and go back again.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
Awesome hamburger with giant onion rings. My friend had a pizza with Brie, mushrooms and grilled onions that was outstanding. Everyone's meal with great. Will definitely be going back.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have taken a group of 12, 4 and 2 service level consistently good regardless. Food is yummy!
Explore the apps don't miss the burger and entrees so good hard to choose
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been for breakfast and dinner.
Been for breakfast and dinner. Both times service was excellent and food was great. Def. enjoyed the lamb entree.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my friend here for a birthday brunch, and she was very pleased. We both enjoyed very good food (Union Scramble, and Breakfast Taco Cups). Our waiter, Beau, was very attentive, nice, witty, and timely. Overall, a job well done from an establishment who continues to meet or exceed my expectations.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for birthday
They made it special for the boss. Our whole team really enjoyed it. Great food, great service
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM