Chapman & Kirby

4.5
24 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in the East Village of Houston's edgy East Downtown, Chapman & Kirby is named after the founders of Houston. Chapman & Kirby was created to host Houston's diverse nightlife and upscale events. For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come by and sate' your desires with our ever changing menu of appetizers, share plates, flatbreads, and more.
Chapman & Kirby pairs innovative cocktails, local craft brewed beers and quality wines with an inventive menu that has an elegant twist on authentic Houston favorites. So please come in, sit back and enjoy your cocktail. Chapman & Kirby will handle the rest.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bar
Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(713) 636-9615
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vanessa Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St. Emanuel and Lamar
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Parking details
There is plenty of street parking in the area. The East Village District also has surface lots across the street. Valet is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MR
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server (Heather) was very attentive and friendly. Both managers on duty came by to welcome us and took the time to visit and get feedback. We only had small plates and all three were tasty, reasonably priced and well presented. The atmosphere and design of C&K is comfy and quite cool. Will definitely be going back. Overall, one of the more pleasant dining/cocktail experiences we've had in some time.

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L
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a Wonderfully Frightful Evening. I would certainly recommend to anyone. I would probably give a heads up on the parking as it was a bit challenging.

The Waitstaff was fabulous! My husband's taste buds are simple, So choosing items from the menu was not easy for him. The appetizers were perfect enough, that we probably didn't have to order dinner.

Fun Evening!!

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutley loved it!! Only complaint I had was, I wished they had turned on the fans that look amazing or the a/c to circulate the air. It was nice a cool outside but you couldn’t feel that inside the restaurant. It was sticky and humid.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was not great and old fashions are served with the wrong type of ice. Worth a shot but probably won’t go back.

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AC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was eclectic, kind of a modern industrial feel with unique decor. We loved the atmosphere, it has a mix between casual and classy dining. Our waitress was great, and drink and food were amazing. 10/10 will be back!

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The specialty cocktails were weak :-( which is a bummer because they weren't cheap. The food was great though!

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LT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fun inviting place to socialize! Fabulous menu! Invited friends who had never been here before. Look forward to returning!

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GH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was awesome! Highly recommend!!!!

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GA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went during restaurant week. Food was creative and very tasty. Restaurant is very attractive and staff was little out of sync regarding service. The only issue we had was being seated on bar stools at two round bar height tables, in the middle of what felt like a dance floor for dinner. There were 6 of us and we had made reservations, but still ended up in some very uncomfortable stools for a few hours.

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CC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We came for Houston Restaurant Week. I have never tried their regular menu but have been twice for a late cocktail. The food was decent, but there are much better $35 dinner menus for Houston Restaurant Week. This place would be best for late night cocktails or happy hour.

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AM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The decor and ambiance was great! I felt the oversized tv screens to be out of place with the overall decor of the restaurant, though. It was very clean and the restrooms were nice. The menu was limited and lacking creativity or uniqueness. Food was good, well prepared and presented, but nothing to special. The night we visited it was very cold inside the restaurant and several other customers were complaining about the temperature. It was very uncomfortable being so cold and made it where we wanted to leave just to get warm. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. Unfortunately, there was a big gap of time between our first and second courses. Not sure why, because the restaurant wasn’t very busy. I’d be interested in returning if they added some new items to the menu, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to revisit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My boyfriend and I are always in the area and with it being restaurant week we thought it would be a good time to check it out. It's a very unique decor and layout which was nice and the food was delicious but turns out a three course meal in an hour doesn't give you much time to finish each, let alone enjoy the meal. We felt completely rushed and with all the open tables around us it was absolutely unnecessary.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to relax and enjoy company quite and laidback

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BW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant had a nice decor and overall, the food was good but not great. The ceviche however was great, definitely order that. The location for Kirby & Chapman lends it to being more of an event space. We were literally the only table taken in the entire restaurant upon arrival at 7:00. And the music was too loud, which detracted from conversation.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. I think I might be a little older then the crowd they’re looking for. Still had a nice time and I’ll go back

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food is weak for the price you pay. $15 for chicken tenders and fries? Come on. Queso was congealed within 5 min after it was delivered to the table.

Cocktails are good and recipes are well thought out.

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JS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the meal and drinks. The one Thing that is disappointing , I made a reservation and made the reservation on time but for some reason I did not get my dining points.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow. Didn’t recognize that we had been sat and took 12 Minutes to say hello.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour had a blast and our waitress Heather was amazing!

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for pre-concert dinner and drinks. It was our first time there, and it was very cool. If you haven't seen this place, you should! Check out the website and you will understand. Service, drinks and food were great! The atmosphere is one-of-a kind. A fun place. We will return with friends!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great breakfast. Serve yourself counter style dining

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome host and good drinks. Fantastic decor.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic cocktails and cheese board. Really friendly service!

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