The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr)
A Different Take on Dining OutThis restaurant was referred to me by a colleague. We had a table for six. The experience as a whole was good. The wine selection was excellent as well as the appetizers. We had good service and didn't have much of anything negative to say except that we had to ask for extra bread a few times, and the noise level in the restaurant was a little high. This is a good environment for groups or family, not one on one romantic time.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, locationI chose Union Kitchen to celebrate my birthday dinner with my family. The food was great, we were all pleased with our choices. The only thing I would say needed improvement was that the service was slightly lacking. A couple of times we ran out of water and had to look around for the waiter to refill. Seems like most restaurants have someone who just wanders around refilling glasses, but I did not notice anyone filling that need at U.K. that night. Need to provide more chips with the spinach artichoke dip! They were very accomodating by keeping a pie cooled in their frig until needed after our meal. There were actually 3 birthdays celebrated that night while we were there! We will definitely return again.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly Neighborhood Dinner SpotI don't think anyone will ever confuse this with fine dining, but I don't think that's what it aspires to be. It has an interesting, enticing menu that will keep you wanting to come back for new things you haven't tried, and some favorites that you love. The ambiance, however, is the real draw. It's just a very nice, relaxed, reasonably priced place with good food and good service that doesn't feel like a chain at all. The food doesn't quite measure up to the caliber of the menu, but it's pretty close. It's a good, easy standby when you feel like an easy, relaxing, good meal. Loved the goat cheese w/ lemon zest & the veggie pizza. Might splash a little more dressing on the salad. The calamari is a tad sub-par in quality. Frozen?6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I held lunch here for my sister's bridal shower and it was wonderful. Since we'd just finished snacking at the painting class in the next center, we weren't overly hungry but the food selection looked so good we settled on getting a bunch of small plates and sharing. Everyone loved everything they had. The food was fresh, flavorful, the dishes with seafood in it weren't fishy. I would definitely come back and bring my friends.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great meal. I try toHad a great meal. I try to visit every time I am in Houston.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodMy husband and I always enjoy eating at The Union Kitchen. The food and service is great.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSuccessful Birthday OutingOur group of 5 really enjoyed our visit. We sat outside under the fans and Heidy provided excellent service. We got a great deal on some "clearance" wine, shared the Crab Napoleon and Lolo Hawaiian Tostada appetizers (beautiful and yummy), everyone loved their entrees and we also shared the Chocolate Tower (meh) and S'more Brownie a la mode (really good). We would definitely go back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Early Summer DiningUnion Kitchen did not fail to deliver again from a food and ambience perspective. There were a group of 5 of us.. they gave us a table outdoors away from the live band. Just far enough that we could continue our conversation uninterrupted but yet enjoy the live musci.
The food as usual was spectacular especialy the small plates and main courses. The dessert was just OK - not their forte.
I had the the veal which was delicious especailly the risotto that it came with... yummy. The filet mignon which my partner had was cooked to perfection with a great sauce.
The only downside was that the waiter was not the most attentive waiter. He forgot butter for the bread and also the steak knives and unless asked the waters were never refilled.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood not great.Very Good food and okay atmosphere. Seemed to be 2 sets of customers. Families with small kids and couples out for a nice time. Food was very well prepared and presented well. Wine costs were high. Arriving at 630, the restaurant quickly filled up and became 'energetic'. Multiple staffers waited on us and they didn't communicate well between them regarding our service. Free parking in strip center.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FindUnion Kichen is a great find in the Memorial area. It has wonderful food, friendly staff who make you feel very welcome, and although it is somewhat noisy, you can tell that everyone is having a great time.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a pleasant experience.always a pleasant experience. Enjoyed my scallops and hubby's salmon very much. Excellent waiter (sorry I forgot his name - he deserved honorable mention) !
Their bread is very enjoyable, but was a tad stale on this visit. I'd enjoy more veggies on the side, just in case anyone is asking..hubby doesn't, so was kind to share his broccolini. Didn't have starters or dessert as we were in a storm and heading across town to a concert.
Hopefully, they'll have some big umbrellas handy in the future to help guests get under the awning where they were waiting to open the door - no covered entry. Bet I remember MY unbrella next time !4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem in the rough ....Pleasantly surprised by the quality of ingredients, preparation and attention to detail when it came to presentation. Attentive wait staff only sweetened the deal. Good job guys - and stop hiding the beer list in the wine list :).4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit and we broughtOur second visit and we brought a guest for his first visit. Once again, we were genuinely pleased at the great menu options, terrific food and prsentation, the value received and the well trained wait staff. This restaurant does take reservations and I'd say they are highly recommended! I can see many return visits in our future!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place was not as crowdedThe place was not as crowded as previously pointed out by other reviewers... we got a nice corner table which was perfect becos we had a kid in our group.
The food was excellent.. the steaks were melt in your mouth....yum... Service was good.. not the on par with the food... often.. we were left waiting for more water or more bread.. but it was eventually taken care of.
Overall it is a great find... would recommend anyone that want to try it out.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, relaxed neighborhoodNice, relaxed neighborhood spot with an extensive, enticing and interesting menu. I'll be back because it's easy, reasonably-priced and there are plenty of things on the menu I'd still like to try, but I'll probably never really rave about it. The service was remarkably prompt, responsive and friendly. The asparagus appetizer isn't as good as the same thing at Piatto's, and the lentil soup was a tad blah. The Portobello mushroom was exceptional. Not at all crowded on a rainy Wednesday evening.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great. Food platedService was great. Food plated very nicely, hot. Music on patio is a treat. Pork chop is the best!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceGreat place. We come here once a week. Best dishes are Veal Chop, Sea bass, Scallops. Great service if you can ask for Mark or if you are at the bar ask for Dean.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for my husband'sWent there for my husband's birthday with his parents and had the best burgers EVER! The Kobe Burger is something that we'll all be dreaming about for weeks!!!! Great service too... fun, energetic and witty waiter, made the meal that much more enjoyable!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTotal gem!Every time we have dined here the service has been great. This is coming a restaurant manager. The staff is very helpful and are always ready to serve. Great invoroment for family but can also be a great date night. I had the beer mosa that I had been wanting to try wife I am a beer guy. Great brunch treat. Must try!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. We had ribeyeGreat food. We had ribeye steak and sea bass. Both were very nicely done.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNot my first visit and willNot my first visit and will not be my last! Six of us went to celebrate 4 birthdys and had a great time, outstanding service and wonderful food. When six people all agree that we need to go back soon you know you have a find.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service providedExcellent service provided by Chris. Chris had wonderful recommendations on food and wine. The food was tasty. So much to choose from on the menu. The Mac n Cheese was outstanding. Overall, a top notch dining experience.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat musician was playingGreat musician was playing that night, Paul DeFatta.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoy this spot.We really enjoy this spot. Many trips, numerous entrees, all worth ordering again.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM