Urban Kitchen
Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://urbankitchenhouston.com/
  • Phone: (281) 531-7550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Peper
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kirkwood
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking area
A word from Urban Kitchen
Urban bites are just around the corner. At Urban Kitchen restaurant we serve a unique mix of classic dishes with an urban twist morning, noon, and night. We are located in the heart of Memorial and Energy Corridor. Urban Kitchen embraces food and community as one. We aim to be that neighborhood destination for any meal and for people of all ages. We are now open, so don’t wait and come on in for your next meal!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Urban Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (11)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (5)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • great food and server eric
    drl1
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    great food and server eric--cerlebrated birthday here.. enjoyed a lot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dochol
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Have been a few times since iy opened. This time as always food (burgers) was good. However, service slow even though restaurant was quiet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back!
    Cactexan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first visit and my husband and I couldn't have been more pleased. We decided to have an early dinner on Saturday and wanted to support a neighborhood establishment. We had heard and read mixed reviews of Urban Kitchen, but decided to make up our own minds. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waiter, James, was helpful and friendly and the whole experience just got better from there. Without exaggeration, I can say that everything was prepared and presented perfectly. Portion sizes were perfect - just enough for one meal - and were priced very reasonably. Meal ordered: Calamari, Soup of the Day, Urban Salad, Petite Steak & two desserts - peanut butter chocolate cake & strawberry shortcake. Best shortcake EVER!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeremy Rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Celebrating my wife's birthday on a Tuesday, we had the kids with us so we did not want to do anything "special/fancy" so we decided to try out this restaurant that we had not been to. Well we indeed got something special! Jeremy recommended what is now my favorite drink, a margarita infused with charred jalapeno peppers and pineapple..I know I had the same thought but trust me, heck TRUST JEREMY he knows his food, then we ordered the lobster and mac..ohh so delicious, next ...wait another margarita please.. ok next I ordered a tenderloin platter (only $14 bucks!)with some awesome sauce..Don't deny yourself this experience, make your reservation today..and ask for Jeremy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    SadGuest
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was okay. Nothing notable. None of the dishes really stand out. It wasn't bad. It was just average. The lobster mac and cheese was really good. I wish we had gotten more.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love Urban Kitchen
    enjoyfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We tried Urban Kitchen for the first time last weekend and were completely blown away. The food was fantastic! The menu was inventive, but with items accessible to our children. Everything was expertly prepared and delectable. (In particular, the lobster mac 'n cheese was out of this world.) The cocktails -- made with fresh fruit -- were splendid, and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • couple dining
    seedblossom
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Found Urban Kitchen on Open Table and decided to try it. We were not disappointed. I loved the salmon and my husband said his pork tenderloin was delicious. Waiter was great, too. We'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise place to dine!
    Surprise
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    During restaurant weeks in Houston, we found this place that doesn't look to great from the outside but has had a nice interior. The food was also a surprise! The steak was so good, it could compete with the best in the city. Also the donut holes with the cinnamon sauce was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    UrbanKitchen
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went for dinner with friends. Menu options were nice. Ambience was comfortable. Comfortable for all types of diners. Not a lot of kids when were there but we'll behaved children would feel comfortable here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tasting food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great tasting food. Friendly but slow service, and the place was not even busy, not a lot of people to have slow service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Return
    Torreysmom
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We tried Urban Table for the first time during Houston Restautant week. It did not disappoint. The food and service was amazing. The food was fresh and had excellent flavors. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the Urban Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Not Impressed
    Jerao
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The menu was similar to most others in houston with nothing really sticking out or making a name for itself. Very few healthy options but we ordered two fish dishes. Both came out raw in the middle (were not intended to be seared and so were presumably not sashimi grade). Had to send them back. They also did not honor their Groupon correctly and had made up additional rules and restrictions about how the Groupons that were stated nowhere- you just had to find out when it came time to pay the bill. The whole experience was very strange, the service was very awkward and the sending back of the fish wasn't handled very well, not one apology. With so many other options in Houston, you will be just fine if you pass over this one.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Find in local shopping strip
    PampaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Interesting food that had us torn over what to order. We will just have to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood potential
    RandomJDiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant has a nice neighborhood feel with an eclectic mix of menu selections including libster ravioli, flatbreads, and chicken and waffles. All well executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How did it get 4+ stars??
    ESUS
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This place was OK and wouldnt mind stopping by for lunch on occasion but that is about it. Very limited menu and wine list, unsophisticated (altho very friendly) service, everything a bit grimy, unclean bathroom, maitress d' on completely engrossed in her iPhone as we left. The fish in my fish taco was barely warm, corn tortillas were flaccid, french fries were hot but undercooked. My guest had the fish special which he said was fine but unremarkable. We didnt even stay for dessert. Everything needs a bit of elbow grease and a sharper eye to detail.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • denturediner
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our party of 6 was thoroughly pleased with the entire evening. The restaurant looks "urban chic", the service was good and the food was delicious. The Shrimp and Grits is a crowd pleaser. We will certainly return with more friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great neighborhood restaurant
    Houstonfoodie10
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I went for the first time for a 7:00pm dinner. The restaurant exceeded our expectations. The waiter was prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. I ordered the salmon, which was perfectly cooked. My wife ordered ribs, which were tasty. The atmosphere is nice casual. We will be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mother here for lunch on Mother's Day. The food was pretty good. I had a salad to start. It had nice baby spinach greens and fresh ingredients. I had a steak/filet for the main entree and it was cooked perfectly. I'm not a big dessert eater, but I had the bread pudding with cherries and chocolate; I can say it was well made and tasty. I will definitely return on another day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Fifi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was okay for the price. Interesting menu but average execution. Great service. Festive/modern atmosphere. Probably the bar and wait staff is the best part.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good first impression
    PhilMor
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for the Mother's Day brunch offering. Great food for a reasonable price. My wife is already planning a "Girls' Night Out" to introduce her friends to the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban Kitchen
    joanie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Urban Kitchen has just been open a couple of months, but is very good, both food and ambience. Meat and eggs come cooked the way you order them. My husband and I have eaten there several times and will return. The owners are very pleasant and concerned about making their customers enjoy their dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Urban experience
    Margarita
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Bought this certificate thinking it was for Union Kitchen down the road, but was delighted to find it as it is fairly new in the area. Love the atmosphere and the food was scrumptious and prepared to our specifications. This will be come a new haunt for brunches and dinners.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.