Dish Society - West U

4.6
24 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Dedicated to using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible, Dish Society sources a majority of its items locally from suppliers such as Atkinson Farms, Black Hill Ranch, Ives Creek Organics, and Slow Dough Bread Company, among others. The all-day diner turns out a seasonally changing menu with healthful modern twists on traditional favorites. In addition to the robust coffee program by Greenway Coffee, guests can enjoy healthful juices and elixirs, a rotating selection of local craft beers, an approachable wine list, and handcrafted cocktails served in a modern industrial atmosphere.

Dish Society is counter service for breakfast, lunch, and brunch, and full service for supper and social hour.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 24 people are saying
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vipOwlsie
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a 6 person get-together for an early dinner on the patio. Pretzels and smoked gouda queso is always great. The shrimp and grits (3 orders), salmon, and grain bowl were all very good (grain bowl has changed in the past couple of months and is better!). Definitely get the grits as a side if you have any choice! The chicken pot pie got an "average" rating - some different spice affected it. Service was a bit spotty - maybe because we were on the patio but also maybe the bar was slow?

Anyway - we enjoyed it and will be back.

KH
KathrynH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great atmosphere, and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are new to area and live very close by. This will be our go to spot I hope. Food and beverage was amazing. Super nice staff.

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vipNicole
Indiana
54 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place for creative entrees and great drinks. We sat outside on a nice evening in Houston. They immediately offered us a free appetizer which was awesome! The food and service was great. I would highly recommend trying this restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were super delicious

KH
KathrynH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! The food was excellent. The menu has so many options, so everyone was happy. Service was fabulous. We will definitely be back since it’s so conveniently located.

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Geoff
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow even though it was non-peak, but the food was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waiter! Thank you! Food and wine was fabulous!

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Mommajudy
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always tasty.

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NicoleR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The evening manager was lovely, very attentive.

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texastraveller
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, let me say that I tried to make a lunch reservation for 12:00pm and Open Table indicated that there were no reservations available until 3:30. Having heard so many good things about Dish Society, I made a 3:30pm reservation for our anniversary celebration. It turns out that Dish Society is a walk-in restaurant until 3:30 when they start taking reservations. That should be in the Open Page details.

Now for the restaurant…We had a wonderful meal and thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered, especially the “truffle Mac and cheese.” Because we had indicated that it was our anniversary, we were surprised by a most wonderful dessert: pretzel bun white chocolate bread pudding. What a lovely gesture and a dessert we will order next time we’re there!

We had a great chat with the manager, Vince Davila, who was so interesting and friendly. We look forward to returning soon.

KB
KBeds
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for the second time, the food is excellent. Service was tremendously better this go around. From the front to the wait staff we were really impressed. They also have great non alcoholic drinks for those who wish.

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MichelleV
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food! Nice and quiet and cute setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They prioritized take out orders over people dining in. When asked about the delay in getting our foods we were told the kitchen was backed up.

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vipClaudetteNY
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio, love having small plates and a few breakfast items all day long. Good drinks too. Happy to have them in the neighborhood. Very nice service as well.

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vipMborza
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Im sorry to say but we were excited to try your restaurant and it was not a good experience. The food was okay but service was terrible. The restaurant was not busy but it felt like no-one new what to do.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. They sat us late even though we had a reservation (and there were numerous open tables). When the food finally arrived it was very good.

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LisaG
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice space outside. Food was good but not amazing. Waiter was not that friendly and seemed impatient with our large multigenerational group. We enjoyed it though!

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vipsallyv
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great casual restaurant. We ate outside and they had the heaters working. The food was casual (nothing fancy). Our waiter was a little cheesy but fairly attentive. We definitely will be going back since it is so close to our home.

GD
GeorgeD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place with a nice atmosphere. The menu includes all sorts of interesting and unusual dishes. I also love the "breakfast all day" feature.

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Jeff
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dine in and we were very impressed that everything on the menu was available since this was the first weekend after the “Texas Deep Freeze”. Service was excellent and the food was delicious as usual. Their tortilla soup is some of the best in the city. We tried the seasonal grain bowl with grilled shrimp and the Texas pecan pesto pasta with chicken. Both dishes were excellent and abundant. I highly recommend this neighborhood jewel.

Dish Society - West U
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us. Look forward to serving you again!

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant decided to close early on Valentine’s Day but did not notify me. I showed up and found a sign about the early closure and entered to speak to someone. After I entered, a manager told another employee within earshot of me, “Can’t they read the sign on the door?” I told him we could, in fact, read and asked if they were able to use a telephone to let those with reservations know of their change of plans. He said they didn’t have the capability of performing that function. He did take my name and number with a promise of a call from the general manager to “make it right.” That call never came. Unprofessional, unpolished and embarrassing. Would not go again.

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JudyM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was quick; staff was fabulous; restaurant observed covid precautions and social distancing; pricing was average; food great presentation; bland flavors.

FAQs

Dish Society - West U offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 966-2737.

Dish Society - West U is rated 4.6 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.