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The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr)
The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr)

The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theunionkitchen.com
  • Phone: (713) 360-2000
  • 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
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Juan Arellano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering coming soon.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Union private room @ The Union Kitchen-Memorial has a capacity of 30-32 guests for seated meal service, or 40 guests for a Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres Social gathering.



    The Union Room is available for a multitude of special occasions. Some of the many features are the two large high definitions flat screen televisions with VGA and full Apple TV functionality.



    Also available...a semi-private raised dining area in our restaurant that will accommodate up to 36 guests.



    A Large Full Service Covered Patio that will accommodate 80 people.



    Our experienced professionals are eager to assist you in selecting from one of our preset event menus, or create your own specialized menu designed exclusively for your event with assistance from our Executive Chef; combined with our professional and knowledgeable staff, You and your guests are certain to have a special and memorable experience.
  • Entertainment: Live Music on the Patio

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tallowood
  • Public Transit: Metro
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking.
A word from The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr)
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service was great. We look forward to visiting again - perhaps trying the brunch."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We decided to go out for dinner at the last minute and since we had a brunch here decided to try it for a dinner. Seating was immediate since we had a reservation. It is a realtively small place but does have a patio that looks enjoyable. We stayed inside to enjoy the AC. Waitress was fine, but not as attentive as most. Most of the tables were occupied and thus slighlty on the noisy side. Hard to carry on a quiet conversation. Food was excellent. A niceplace for a dinner with friends and expect a lively crowd."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Loved the crab cakes! The staff is always welcoming and friendly and the filet mignon is cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Union Ditchen, and I think it was our best. We have had some issues with service and "food miscue's" in the past, but this time, they really got it right. (I think part of the problem for this restaurant has been handling the crowds that have begun to visit). The food was great. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my wife had the filet. The fish was fresh, and the steak was done perfectly. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. This is an upscale neighborhood place, with really first-quality food. Great idea!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband, daughter and I had a very nice lunch. Service was great as was the food. It was difficult to find a spot to park that was close by."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Pleasant & attentive service. Chilean sea bass was done to perfection: crispy outside, velvety inside, literally melt in the mouth. Tasty crab cakes was scrumptious. Creme brulee ( dark chocolate mousse & vanilla) with fresh berries made the dining experience complete with savory satisfaction."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine and made a great recommendation. I love that people can come in casual attire but have first class service and food."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I've been there several times now. The chopped salad was disappointing. It lacked vinaigrette, was tasteless and the bacon bits were burnt to a crisp. I hardly find that salad to be worth $9. I ordered the crab stuffed shrimp, which was very good, however, the collard greens were under cooked, and the grits were gummy and overcooked. My friend's scallops were good, but the fried avocado appetizer would have been worthless had it not been for the sauce. I've certainly had better meals there. Last night was somewhat off. I just hope that last night wasn't the beginning of a spiral slope downward, because I wasn't crazy about their Sunday brunch either."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was absolutely solid. Food was good. Service was good. You just don't expect to drop over $100 on dinner for a couple at a casual American fare spot with folks in shorts next to you."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great service and even better food. Will definitely make return visits."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very good! We enjoyed dinner ther. Good service, good food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We eat here frequently for family and business lunch and brunches. It is an outstanding atmosphere for either. The food quality is consistently good and the wait staff are always professional and informed. We are so glad to have this establishment in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Half of our group enjoyed their meals the other half did not. The steaks and burgers were out of this world. The trout was delicious. The Shrimp Risotto was not as expected. The shrimp was good but the risotto was bad. It looked like a spanish rice. The Stuffed shrimp was over cooked and the stuffing was more bread than crab. Our server was way to pushy and tried to take our dishes before we were finished. He acted like he knew more about wines than we did and he kept trying to push the more expensive wines. When our daughter asked for a pinot grigio he told her he had something much better. When I asked him to bring her a taste, he said well everyone else likes it. Will try again but not soon. To many other good restaurants."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Plenty of good things to be said about Union Kitchen. Outstanding food, superlative service, elegant atmosphere. Had a great time. It can get a little loud in there on Friday & Saturday night, and during the summer the inside can get a little warm between the crowds & the summer heat. That said, management was on top of the situations the night we went, much to our delight. Speaking for myself, I really like it that they have a wine list to fit any budget & taste profile. Was pleased to find a familiar favorite of both me & my date on the list at a very reasonable price. The hardest part was choosing between that & the wine special they were running that evening: 1/3 off a unique CA Pinot. I highly recommend Union Kitchen."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was average for the price. Service was average, tried hard."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This place is a great neighborhood. Treasure. Quiet surroundings. Super food"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "was so nice I had it twice. Been here for lunch only but looks like a nice spot for dinner too. not too big, not too small."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had dinner here for the third time. This may have been the last. Other 2 times things were pretty good but not Sunday night. Salmon not cooked on salad sent it back. Steak on poms frites was pounded meat like you would have for chicken fried steak and then grilled. It was mushy and not at all like any other steak I've had or what I was expecting. Maybe wrong meat put on plate? Didn't return it to kitchen as meal had taken long enough. Took a while for waiter to come with check. We almost left thinking we must have paid since we'd had quite a long conversation after having the plates cleared and declining dessert."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The notable beer selection makes for some good pairing choices with a well rounded menu. I had the trout with a great avocado first plate. My wife had a chicken dish which she has had before but unfortunately it did not meet her previous experience. Nevertheless, we will retun"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I've been to this location a few times and will have to say the service was not very good and the friends I went with were not happy with the food. They have a great brunch. Maybe we will try that next time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Union Kitchen seems to have something for everyone. We wanted romantic and nice, but not STARCHY. High quality food & service, but relaxed and enjoyable. The server was extremely knowledgable about the menu, as well as the wine list. He recommended the perfect wine for us and the perfect dishes. He was even great about the fact we had a Groupon, which some better places sneer at. The atmosphere of very nice, but comfortable. The food is eclectic and really appealed to me, as a foodie, with the layers of flavor. The portions are very nice too!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First dining experience with Union Kitchen. Loved the menu-- a good variety. I had the Pinarita ( Pineapple Margarita ) and it was great-- my husband had the Mai Tai and liked it, as well ! All entries ( Chilean Sea Bass and Peggy's Diver Scallops ) were very tasty and well prepared, as were the Beet Salad and Appetizers we had ( Crab Napoleon and Mango Shrimp )"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The Memorial Dr. branch of the Union Kitchen chain continues the tradition of delicious food and great, attentive service. The one advantage that the Memorial Dr. branch has over the Bellaire location is plenty of parking."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "What a delightful Father's Day Brunch for the family. The food was fantastic, the service top notch. We will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very busy. The restaurant is doing well which is great. But everything was rushed. Desert (brownie cake) was very disappointing. Wait staff was polite but over worked. The rushed feeling was also strangely accompanied by large stretches of nit getting things requested. We will come back because except for the really poor desert, everything else was good. But not on a Friday and not until it settles a bit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Outstanding meal, Alex our server was very efficient, helpful and personable. From the fried asparagus, through our salads, steaks then lemon cake dessert all were great. I had a nice pre dinner cocktail and my wife had a good prosecco. Decent wine list as well. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I made a reservstion online for myself snd s friend asking for a quiet table. We were graciously escorted to a lovely tsble away from the msin dining. We had a lively delicious lunch and wonderful conversation. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. He knew the menu very well as well as wine...we had a wonderful experience. I can't wait to go again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food. Excellent service from the hostess to the bartender to the waiter. A small restaurant a little difficult to navigate to the restroom. Outside covered patio for dining. Lively upbeat bar scene. Noisy on the inside but worth the experience. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The service was great. The food was fantastic , just the proper amount of food. The atmosphere was good. The restaurant was clean. we would love to go back again. We believe anyone would love this place for their next outing. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Despite the crowd and noise, our waiter was excellent. But it is hard to enjoy good food when tables are packed together and the large loud party next to us made conversation difficult. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good location for outer loopers. Took our CEO from Illinois there & very much enjoyed it. Pleasant atmosphere & good food selection. We were able to sit for a while without our server trying to push us out. Priced well for all occasions. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We visit each time we are in Houston. Once again we had a great meal. Service was good as well. This place is a great place to go for a nice meal. They have expanded their wine list so there are a few more choices. Kudos to Union Kitchen."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is such a comfortable place for us to come to get a good meal. We are glad you moved into the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Wait staff is courteous. You can pretty much find something on the menu no matter what you are in the mood for. Great wine selection."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Made reservations through OpenTable.com and everything was as we requested. Outstanding service by our waiter Henry and great follow-up by Rudy the manager. The staff went above and beyond to please us and ensure our special requests were met."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family went for Mother's Day, and we had a great time. The service was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is my newest favorite place to eat. The food is exceptional. The atmosphere is nice. The service is great too. I have only eaten here twice, but both times I left feeling like I truly got a great meal and really enjoyed myself."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was very excited to eat here. Lots of hype and the menu looked amazing! We were quickly let down. Appetizers were not thoroughly cooked, though the presentation was beautiful. The fondu was more of a soup. My steak was extremely tough though I ordered it med rare. The truffle mac n cheese was terribly over salted, as were most of the dishes, and not edible. The carbonara was flavored by way too much bacon grease. Not impressed by the desserts at all. The choc cake tower was dry and the bananas foster wasnt quite right. Waiter brought out and opened the wrong btl of wine, second btl was wrong as well, but went with it anyway. This was suppose to be a Mothers Day treat for myself and our Mothers and instead it was an expensive disappointment."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It was my first time dining there and I brought a few girlfriends. Even though it was Mother's Day weekend we were seated fast and food also came out fast. If you dine there around brunch time and choose to get mimosa's, they have free refills only if you get a glass. Not if you get the carafe. That wasn't made clear until the check came out of course!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great location, food was exquisite, service was exceptional. Special thanks to our attentive server Pete, and manager Rudy(?) for their genuine friendliness. Great experience. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014