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The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)
The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)

The Union Kitchen (Bellaire) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theunionkitchen.com
  • Phone: (713) 661-0025
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Juan Arellano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our chef will work with you personally to create a stunning menu for anywhere from 10 to 200 of your closest friends. Our staff will make any event a success.
  • Entertainment: Friday Night Live Music On the Patio

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stella Link
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)
The Union Kitchen features a unique menu served in a casual atmosphere. Our lunch menu focuses on sandwiches, wraps, entree salads and some of the best burgers in Houston. At dinner, steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood take center stage. We have a unique hand selected wine list that complements our cuisine perfectly. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 2pm. Make it a perfect weekend with four different styles of eggs benedict, a lobster omelette, build your own bloody mary bar, and carafes of mimosas.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and great food at Union Kitchen. It is a great place for a casual meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and service is excellent and location in the heart of Bellaire/Southside Place. We enjoy setting outside and nice décor."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I used a groupon deal to come here on a Sunday night. The restaurant was pretty full. The outdoor area was really nice. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the place; it doesn't take itself too seriously. It was warm and inviting. The people there were clearly enjoying themselves. We each ordered a glass of wine and we got the fried asparagus with crab. It was pretty good. For our entrees, my husband had the veal chop and I had the petite filet. My husband enjoyed his. Mine was so delicious. The filet was on top of puréed potatoes and summer vegetables. The whole plate was just scrumptious, not to mention it looked gorgeous. For dessert we had the chocolate tower cake, which was good but next time we will try the cheesecake."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There were seven of us in our party, including two five year olds. We picked the restaurant due to the fact that it has a good kids' menu and a great overall menu. The food was very good. But the service was extremely slow. They ordered the kids' dinners first. The kids were done eating and our meals hadn't yet arrived. We were there for a long time. It was also crowded and a tight fit because the tables are very close together in the inside dining room. I would definitely go there again but will keep in mind the slow service for next time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is the third time we've visited, probably the last for awhile. Service was poor to so-so unless you were noticed to be a regular. Waiting for our food seemed like forever with several patrons around us flagging the waiters and management down."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Been there the first time and everything (food, drinks, service) were excellent. Went back this time and the quality seems to have declined. My fish taste frozen, the kids meatball werent cooked thorough, and my wife chop is over cooked. Service was so-so as well."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My friend ordered the AMAZING (according her and from what I could see with my own eyes) Lobster Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque. I had the delicious Union Burger which came out with 3 giant and delicious onion rings on top. Quite good...can't wait to go back and try that Lobster Grilled Cheese for myself!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great service and food at a friendly, warm neighborhood restaurant. Food is very fresh."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had a wonderful celebration for my mother's birthday - group of 7 of us. Dinner was terrific, service was outstanding and dessert was to die for! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Although good service should be the rule, it seemed to be the exception at The Union Kitchen. Our waiter misstepped at every opportunity. He poured wine with such velocity that it spilled over the glass and onto the table, he delivered the main course moments after the appetizers arrived, he removed plates and glasses literally while the diners were using them--the list goes on. But perhaps most shocking is that he never showed a sign of concern, as if this type of service was the norm and was to be gratified. I am not so inclined to reward such bad service, even with a smile."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food came out very quickly. The waitress was ver attentaive. Having the group on made it even better. The food was very good. I will come again to this place."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food is excellent, but the service is slightly lacking. The waitstaff tries, but really, why don't they just write the order down instead of trying to memorize it? They have to repeat it back to us several times just so they won't forget it before they reach the kitchen! And they usually do forget something. They bring it eventually, though. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Came here with few friends two of our dishes didn't taste good but the manager was kind enough to get us another dish which was good...will go back"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I absolutely adore Union Kitchen. It's great for brunch and lunch! Everything I've ordered from here has been delicious. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The moment we walked up to the hostess, we were greeted and seated promptly. The waiter took a long time to take our drink order. He seemed a bit overwhelmed. After placing our order, he came back and asked for our order again. Pen and paper would've helped. The food arrived. My husband ordered the chicken with goat cheese and sundried tomato pizza and I ordered the pasta Arellano. First impression was the pasta was bland. It needed a pinch of salt and my husband's pizza was just okay. We were waiting to be wowed but it never happened. The manager came to introduced himself. By that time we were ready to leave. But, we wanted to give them a second chance and ordered the bread pudding. And it was good. We won't be coming back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've eaten dinner and lunch here and were always very happy with our meals. This was our first time here for brunch and it was superb. Best brunch menu I've ever seen. Food excellent. Will be back again and again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Staff was extra attentive on this busy Mother's Day. All breakfasts were very good also. High compliments!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took family for a weekend brunch in March. Never been. First time, food was good, service was good. Tried to sit us in outside patio, though I had made a reservation specifically indoors. Weather was wet and cold. Although patio is covered and was enclosed with plastic walls, made for such a purpose, this was not what we wanted. They did accommodate fairly quickly to sit inside. It was a bit tight and a bit noisy, but overall a pleasant experience. I would return, although I would not say it was earth shattering, we all had a good meal."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I had a group of five dining for lunch and it was an effort to get anyone to serve us. When someone finally took our order he didn't write it down, despite several modification requests. Of course, half of the order was delivered incorrectly. We never received any drink refills and were overall very disappointed. I was excited to share this restaurant, but left embarrassed that I recommended it. Please work on your service TUK Bellaire!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The fresh farm salad is absolutely above reproach! It was when we got to the main course that there were problems. I ordered shrimp stuffed with crab meat with spinach. When it arrived, it was deep fried. Preparation was not listed in the menu but on the other hand, I did not ask. Therefore, I thought it unfair of me to return it. For deep fried food, it was good. I eat healthy for the most part and haven't had anything deep fried for over a year when I ate 2 onion rings. The spinach in my meal was too greasy as well. I didn't see that coming! My dining companion had the special of the day and thoroughly enjoyed it (except for some under cooked pork) and ordered a brownie for dessert. I tried that and it was absolutely decadent."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "the food was great- we loved the chicken fried oysters. we made a meal out of several small plates and had a chance to try different things. Our waiter was attentive and we did not have to wait long for our food. I will go back to try their brunch menu!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My boss took me here for Administrative Professional Week and I had the crispy striped bass and it was amazing! A lot of places overcook or under-cook fish but this was absolutely perfect! I also had the bread pudding for dessert and there are only two places in the Houston area that make perfect bread pudding and Union Kitchen is one of them!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My family and I came here for brunch on Easter Sunday. We were sat promptly at our reservation time and had good service. The owner's daughter was handing out Easter eggs and they gave us a complimentary (delicious) dessert for my birthday"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I love this place ! I took my parent and my grandma here for Easter Sunday and they let us order from the regular dinner menu . I think that's cool . People work there are very nice and the food is great "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a delightful dinner with delicious food. Service was VERY slow. The waiter walked past us several times and left us frustrated by not taking our order. But the food all came out correctly. The chef was helpful in accommodating my food allergies. We had a nice bottle of wine, delicious hummus appetizer, and dishes of salmon, shrimp and scallops that were all delicious. I LOVE the patio and will ask to sit there next time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as always but we sat on the patio and there was a guitar player, who was good, but there were a lot of families around us with small children. It wasn't really conducive to a romantic evening. It won't keep me from going back but I will try to time it better. The waitress was ok but we didn't get our drink orders until just before our food came out and my husband had asked for his sauces on the side and she either didn't hear him or forgot. It was fairly noisy. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First time there..i have read about it and the reviews have always been good and they were True.. i had the 3 soft breakfast tacos and they were really good. My husband had the BBQ chicken sandwich which was huge and he was pleasantly surprised the chicken was tender and tasty (not rubbery). we liked it and plan to return! service was prompt and friendly"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was my third time visiting Union Kitchen. And everytime it has been a success. Mostly for work meetings but the food is great. The prosciutto wrapped Asparagus have been a hit evrytime. So crunchy and full of flavor. Will keep recomending this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Overall our experience was OK. The food was excellent and service adequate, but the noise level was unacceptable. Inside, the very crowded restaurant was very noisy so we took an outside table. A musician was set up outside with lots of amplifying equipment and although the music itself was pleasant, the noise level was disturbing. We were barely able to speak to our dinner companions."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have never tried Union Kitchen but we'll be back. Service was top notch!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We made a reservation at the Union Kitchen because it seemed like it was a logical stop on the way to the rodeo at Reliant Stadium. Service was fast and friendly and the food was delicious. Very reasonably priced wine menu with some great selections. Although we ate indoors there is an outdoor more casual eating area offering live music which looked like a lot of fun as well. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "everything from the service to the food was typically, great...it's what i've come to expect from Paul Miller and his team."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my second time visiting Union Kitchen. I enjoy the food and the $9 bottomless mimosas :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had never been here and went recently for the first time. It was amazing. We ordered a bottle of wine, shared a salad, had an appetizer, each had an entrée, shared desert and each had a coffee. I have nothing but good things to comment on. I ordered the veal and it was delicious. My husband ordered the Porkabucco and he had no complaints. It was a little noisy but right at 9:30pm, the place was cleared out. The bread pudding was also very good. We will definitely be back to this place with more people."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoy the food - this time I had a fantastic prosciutto and arugula pizza. The main problem was our waiter, Michael. He was terribly forgetful and then passive aggressive about it the entire night. My parents came with us, and my dad asked for a dark beer and he said, "I have a Heineken, is that dark enough?" Then, we said we wanted to share the ceviche with the table and he told us it was a one person appetizer. My mom ordered the fries with aioli, and he forgot to bring the aioli. When my mom asked for the aioli, he acted like she was putting him out. I'm not sure if this was Michael's first week as a waiter, but it sure seemed like it. We'll come back, but will request another waiter if we get seated in his section!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been to Union Ktichen many times. Our kids like the pizzas and the other kids menu items. This trip was with grown ups and the food was more varied. The crab cake appetizer was fair and my salmon entire was good. My wife's fish was very good - so overall a good meal. Service was friendly. I didn't order it this time, but the burger is EXCELLENT!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great romantic night with good food! I would go back anytime!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I used a coupon for dinner. They were so nice, cooperative, and just terrific. I was the hostess and they made it easy for me."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I went to TUK this boast Monday at lunch time for a coworkers birthday. We has the spinach dip appetizer and it was really yummy. For my lunch I had the curry chicken and it was amazing! Lots of flavor and and the curry sauce was creamy and delicious. Will definitely be going back to try more items!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Tempura vegetable appetizer was not prepared with a tempura batter but rather had typical deep fried breading; and the vegetables were unidentifiable. Fries served with steak had clearly been pre-cooked and then deep fried before serving, making them the greasiest fries I have ever tasted. Stuffed shrimp entree arrived room temperature, although it was supposed to be served warm. Again, unbeknownst to me in advance, it arrived heavily deep fried and greasy. The stuffed shrimp, according to the menu, were supposed to be served with collard greens, but instead were served with kale, which had an overspiced and extremely salty dressing on it. The best thing about the experience was the server."
    Dined on 2/21/2014