The Union Kitchen
The Union Kitchen

The Union Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theunionkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 8326449067
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Juan Arellano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northpark Dr
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking is available
A word from The Union Kitchen
The Union Kitchen serves Global Cuisine with Southern Hospitality. Full Bar Service, Outdoor Dining, Banquet Rooms and High Definition Televisions.
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The Union Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)special occasion (51)fit for foodies (38)romantic (37)great for lunch (36)great for brunch (35)good for groups (35)notable wine list (27)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (11)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Tasty
    DL27VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We only did appetizers this particularly night because we were STUFFED after eating them. Had no room for dinner! I had a groupon that I didn't even end up using. Will definitely be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, a little off in the kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Brought a party of 7 for a birthday celebration, having had multiple excellent experiences at Union Kitchen previously. We had a couple special requests (menu substitution, one of our party had to depart early), which were taken care of by attentive waiter. Unfortunately, one of the fish entrees, which was the evening's special, for the rest of the party was missing a substantial portion (2/3) of the fish. Waiter and manager rectified as best and quickly as they could, and that was appreciated, but that meant one of our party was waiting for their dish to be cooked while the rest of us ate. Bad mistake on the kitchen's part.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impromtu Group Outing
    Ryan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Following a birthday party, several of my family members decided to go to dinner. We happened up Union Kitchen in the Kingwood area on Yelp, and decided to give it a try. After reserving on Open Table, we arrived to very warm welcome by the hostesses and were seated immediately. Food was great (sea bass and bone in lamb), the server was very friendly and very helpful. We will definitely attend again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Mayfaye87
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had the waiter Jamel was great. The manager was great and we were able to explain to her about the great service we received. Also there was great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't seem to get enough
    tlee
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have now been several times and we just can't seem to get enough. Food ALWAYS amazing and haven't had bad service once. We LOVE the place and tend to go after church on Sunday. Highly recommend a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Brunch
    chubbyd
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great restaurant! We've been for dinner and it was great. Had brunch this time and was delicious. Excellent Bloody Mary bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and service
    MMJJ
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Chilean Seabass was yummy, and the smoked salmon appetizer too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Once again we are so glad that Union Kitchen in Kingwood is open for brunch on Saturday as well as Sunday. The menu is outstanding and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The truffle mac & cheese was disappointing . We sent it back. There was nothing truffle about it, just plain Mac &chesse. The potato puree with the lamb dish was outstanding but when we asked the waiter for an additional side of that same puree, he brought us warm mashed potatoes. He knew it was not what we asked for . Food was not hot but warm , as if it sat out for a while waiting to be picked up. Don't think we will go back. This was our second visit. THe first time we had to send food back because it was room temperature. It is unfortunate because it is a good menu, but food is served cold and the waiter attention to what he was serving was poor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special way to say Thanks
    res0pvuh
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I just spent a couple of days with my niece's family and wanted to say thanks. The ratings were good and the menu was diverse enough to please all palates. My niece and I took advantage of a prix fixed menu that also was a fund raiser for the Houston Food Bank. It was very reasonably priced and the portions were good. She has the roasted chicken and I had the miso black cod. Her husband enjoyed the ribeye and her 3 year old daughter had the spaghetti. Dessert all around and our 3 year old dove into the "chocolate tower cake" with glee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week menue
    Leetex
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was not pressed with the restarant week menu; so I looked at regular meu. Hoped for a large entree salad , but only small side salads! Finally got the delicious hamburger, loved it and had eaters remorse all evening! Not healthy! My husband had steak burrito! He like it! I prefer more healthy menu, my husband like it! He wants to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dining Pleasure
    PeaBNB
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There are not many places to go in the Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita area that aren't loud and crowded and have been serving the same old menu for years. The Union Kitchen gives us an out. An escape for the norm (like the Texas Roadhouse, Luby's and Los Cusos looming in the parking lot). We met a family friend for dinner and wanted to support HRW. The menu selections for HRW were awesome. I had the gumbo, the black cod and the strawberry biscuit for dessert. It was a fantastic meal. Mary Beth was our server and she made it a great experience being attentive and responsive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice dinner
    kris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    the appetizers were outstanding. the fish entrees were adequate. the steaks were delicious. the restaurant had a lot of children in it and it made for a loud and uncomfortable experience. but when you have kids of your own you just get used to it. so if you don't like the noise, book your reservation for later than 7pm.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We dined here for a special occasion. The food was wonderful, and prepared quickly. Our servers were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We tried The Union Kitchen for my birthday based on the on-line menu because the dishes sounded delicious; however, the food was disappointing. The lentil soup was maybe lukewarm, and my salmon was over cooked. The temperature of the restaurant was way too cold- that is why we ordered soup! We will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb food month menu
    2GodBGlory
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I wife and I celebrated our anniversary here in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank's August restaurant weeks. We enjoyed the menu selection, the service, the ambience, and of course the food itself was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    laverne
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had dinner here and we did not feel the dinner was at all worth the cost.... We spent $ 80.00 on a meal that I would much rather have spent anywhere else but here... We will never go back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    ladyinpink2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The bar is warm and inviting with the bartender amenable to make any type of drink and explain Happy Hour specials. The menu is very eclectic. The meatloaf and the 1/2 pound hamburgers are their classic dishes. I had the meatloaf, but always order it with extra gravy on the side -- never enough. The Chilean bass was cooked perfectly with a vegetable side -- edamame beans and asparagus mix as well as the trout on couscous. Servers were attentive. The meals are pricey, but delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Good Service
    rnrdinks
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Nice to have a another restaurant in Kingwood that is not a major chain. Monday nights are great for good food with friends and being able to have a conversation without screaming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HORRIBLE FOOD
    TAMEKORVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I never write reviews but the food was bad. I had the crab cakes and gumbo. The crab cakes tasted like they were straight from the freezer. They were really bad but the gumbo was worst. My food experience was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boot Camp....
    James1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The water will kill you. The waitress brought the water to the table with a big black straw from McDonalds.. it did not help. It was bad a few weeks ago and I mentioned it to the manager then and it is still bad. We asked them to remove it from the table. On our first visit the waitress forgot to bring our salads. On this visit I determined by the the way the waitress was talking and acting that this restaurant must be the Training Camp for the 2 other restaurants in the chain. Staff was very busy but lacked the knowledge and experience. Food itself was mediocre. Pity the ambience is 4 star. I would like to recommend the location to "foodies" but just cannot..probably never go back to the Kingwood location. Maybe the others are better?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Have Hopes
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First off, we very much need this eatery to be consistently good. We live very near, love the ambience and location and love to take guests. When first open the food was truly what we were hoping for. We have noted a decline which is disappointing. The food falls short. It seems bland and just so so. The service is always great..no disappointment there. And I did have a very tasty breakfast there recently.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • UnionKithcen was O.K>
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went on the Houston Food Bank set dinner offer. The food was good but not amazing. Service was o.k. but not outstanding. Overall I will go again but it is not on the must eat here list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoping it was all a fluke!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We eat there regularly so we are hoping that the very poor service and an entree swimming in grease was a fluke as we do love the place. We will go back and make sure it was just a fluke! Hmmmm maybe today for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place in Kingwood
    LokeVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Just love the a Union Kitchen in Kingwood. Never fail in their friendly and attentive wait-staff. Food is good .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat
    ForkNknife
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have had the rib eye every time I go. I now order it medium rare. That seems to be the perfect way to get it. No sauce needed. Just a fork and a knife. I have also had a different waiter/waitress each time. Each one has made sure that my experience is personal. Never rushes me to turn the table. I just wish the sold Guinness extra stout like the first week I went there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted to like it, but....
    Windstorm494VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Finally took the opportunity to try this restaurant on a busy Saturday night. First service was slow, waiter was overly friendly when he would stop by the table which was infrequent. Sat for a long time before any drink orders were taken. Ate with 3 others and everyone felt food was ok but over salted. Overall it was a slightly below average experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    fred
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I had the stuffed avocados, ribeye and filet minion. I also got the mac and cheese but was not impressed (I'm very picky about my mac).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DINNER
    mcarey2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Appetizer was cold (calamari). Ordered shrimp risotto - risotto was overcooked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Ambiance
    humbleslick
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A little more fancy then the name or outside look dictates, but very good food, nice atmosphere. Also on Thurs. night, music is very nice. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Packerbill
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    37 anniversary dinner. We love this local gem in kingwood. Great food and very relaxing. We just ate there last week and wanted to go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant surprise...
    AlADel
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I consulted Open Table for a restaurant in Kingwood, TX since I had no dining experience in that community. I selected Union Kitchen due to the patrons' reviews. I was surprised, at first, that it is in a strip center next to Sears. Any misgivings I may have had by that location were dismissed upon my entry to the business. The greeting staff were the best in Houston. The bar tenders were quick, friendly and professional. The food presentation was timely and attractive and the taste was succulent. It was accompanied by excellent service. In the end, the surprise was that such a fulfilling experience was delivered without fan fare extraordinary cost.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    RileyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our first visit, and we will return. The sea bass was nicely prepared, and the accompanying edamame succotash was quite good. Calamari was a nice change from the usual, with its pepperoncini and feta dressing. Nice, affordable wine list. Friendly, efficient service. So happy that a nice restaurant has moved into the lovely space formery occupied by Sorrento. The ambience is nicer than most Kingwood restaurants. Overall, a very pleasant and enjoyable Friday evening dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good, but not quite great
    dfdreamer
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a group of 4 adults and 4 kids, probably not a restaurant generally good for kids so much. Our party was seated too near the front door and a kiosk they use for ordering so it felt crowded but understand their positioning. Waiter appeared overbooked on tables and while he tried not to rush he was obviously distracted, food was very good, haven't had a bad meal here yet. Onion rings too thickly breaded. Also, should not give kids under 8 large slippery glasses! :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hurray Kingwood!
    James1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The biggest negative to living in Kingwood is the lack of 5 star restaurants with equally professional staff and notable experienced Chefs....Union Kitchen is raising the bar....we were very pleased. I ordered the Special which was a very tasty Salmon and my wife ordered the Chicken...both presentations were 5 star and excellent. Our waitress Tiffney (sp?) was very professional and we were able to discuss the restaurant when we asked the mgt. Valeri (sp?) to sit at the table and give us some history on Union Kitchen and their service. Thank you Union Kitchen we are glad you came to Kingwood and we will do our best to support you....look forward to introducing Union Kitchen to our friends next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing, again
    Dotty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our last two or three visits have been very disappointing. We have noticed a down grade in the food quality. The service is inconsistent. The tables are too small to accommodate a party of four, and they are crowded together. We have been seated in the "library" room (on the left) the last several times, and that room is particularly noisy and cramped. There has been a noticeable downgrade in the food quality, as well, in my/our opinion- to the point that I doubt we will return there again. Our dinners were lukewarm when served to us on Friday night. There were two very loud (one screamed intermittently) young children at the table next to us which was very disturbing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A NEW GO TO RESTAURANT
    MICHAEL
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    HAD THE PORKABOOCO OUTSTANDING !! THIS WAS OUR SECOND VISIT AND WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sea bass
    John
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Sea Bass is exceptional. The chef modified the regular menu presentation with a delicious blend of asparagus and parmigiana risotto. It's not cheap, but a nice evening out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place with A Name!
    theunion2goto
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I dined in the Union Kitchen/Kingwood Tx on July 12th 2014, as it was also our 21st Anniversary dinner. Our dining experience was exceptional from the moment we walked in the door & asked for a "little table out of the way" our hostess had the mostess! Our wait person [Brandon] was Impeccable, friendly, mannerly & so efficient. My wine, delicious, our appetizers superb, our entree's "An Oscar to The Chef'! This, undoubtably will be our "Go To" restaurant from now on. Also, we entertain many out of town friends & relatives so anxious to show off "THE NEW GUY IN TOWN"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Kkg003
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were excited to try a new restaurant in our area. We were impressed with the ambiance and live music. The avacado appetizer was good. Our waitress gave us great service. Many of the entrees didn't come with sides, so you'd have to order a la carte. My chicken Parmesan was metiocre. Felt like I could get better tasting at a lower price at the Italian restaurant. My husband's trout was fine, but the Cajun couscous tasted like they dropped the salt shaker in it. He never complains about food, but it was inedible. He asked for rice instead, but they had to make it, so it took a few minutes. it came out with water in it. The manager took the price off for that, but don't think we'll be dining there again. Too pricey for the quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate