Chapman & Kirby

4.4
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here... Salmon and short ribs were very good... Ambiance was great... Loved that we didn't have to go somewhere else to dance... Should system for dancing seemed like it should be better but dj played a great mix of music...

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S
Houston
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Did not realize this was a night club. We arrived just wanting a nice, relaxed place for dinner - quickly found out this was a Club, specializing in drinks and not necessarily food. There was a burlesque showing that some of the talent was preparing for, so we ate fairly quickly and headed out - not sure this was depicted on OpenTable or Yelp as a true nightclub.

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t
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed my visit with my date. Had a great meal. Good but not great service at the dinner table. Great bar staff, funny, friendly and timely at the bar. Great ambiance and love the industrial / steampunk-like theme. Have been back for cocktails with friends since. Will be again.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place. Had a party of 11 with a new server & it went very well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Everything was awesome.

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TB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambience , food , presentation , service and drinks. Too loud with a corporate crowd and live band on valentine . It got better as evening progress with improve noise level .

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PA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My fiancé and I made reservations for Valentine’s Day thinking that this would be a nice place to dine. We got there and they were serving a very limited selection of food(from not the original menu). We sat down and no one came to take our order after they gave us the menu, so we left.

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came for my husbands birthday we all loved the ambiance the music was “on point” food taste was great As well this place was a true gem.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only complaint I could have is that the music was too loud and it was hard to carry conversation. Other than that, it was an excellent and delicious experience! 10/10 would come again.

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DP
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant atmosphere, with friendly helpful staff. Food was delicious!

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is spectacular! I proposed to my fiance 2-2-19

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous birthday dinner!

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T
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The noise level was so loud it became very difficult to hold a conversation at the table without having to also raise our voices; we could literally hear conversations from neighboring tables.

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JN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I came here for my birthday because the ambiance is beautiful and I wanted a less casual setting than most restaurants in Houston. I RSVP'd for a table of 18... and to my disappointment the service was awful! The food came out cold, some of my guest never received their meals and the waitress was completely aloof and unaccommodating. Why there wasn't 2 waiters for a party that large is beyond me. I spent most of my birthday worried about my guest and trying to stay on top of the waitress and their needs.

Positive: The food (some of it cold) was absolutely delicious, the drinks were strong and the vibe was excellent.

Overall, I would come back. However, I definitely wouldn't recommend coming with a large group.

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HF
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL, and the FOOD WAS AMAZING!!

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f
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very noisy Wait staff not very personable. Drinks $16 even though menu says $11

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CD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this venue. Enjoyed a nice conversation with food and drinks with my wife on date!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! Classy. Date night approved! The ribs were so tender I didn't need a knife - they melted in my mouth! The drinks were Great drinks and surprisingly not watered down. Extra points for pouring my old fashioned over a large whiskey ice cube vs a cup of ice.

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SO
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great portions!! Drinks were amazing and the bartender Spencer had the perfect touch! Decor felt like you were somewhere exclusive! We'll be back soon thinking about making reservations for 8 for the NYE PARTY!!

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AR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice and I absolutely recommend this place. I recently celebrated my birthday and I had an amazing evening with my girlfriends. Staff was friendly and food was delicious . Place is beautiful and very industrial.

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MR
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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 6, 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
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 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 10, 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 3, 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 11, 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 6, 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 16, 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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