State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial

4.6
1271 Reviews
$30 and under
American
State Fare Kitchen & Bar is back and we are looking forward to providing every guest with an unforgettable dining experience through unmatched hospitality and the highest quality food and beverages. Located in the heart of Memorial City on Gessner Road, join us for lunch, dinner, and our famous weekend brunch.
Please know that we are following all the needed and regulated sanitizing precautions regarding Covid-19. Our number one priority is our guest and their safety. We ask that you share in our concern for each other and practice safety standards and social distancing when dining with us.

Thank you again for your support and we are eager to provide you with a great guest experience!

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1271 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGriff
Houston
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State Fare never disappoints! Great place for a staff meeting!

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Allen432
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for brunch on a Sunday morning, heard about the famous flights so I had to stop by! We arrived and were quickly seated thanks to open door. The atmosphere is awesome and the service was exceptional. The food was amazing the brunch flight is a must especially if it is your first time! And the Margarita frozen flight did not disappoint. Overall great food and service will be returning!

JR
JaleaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious great service I can’t wait to go back

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An enjoyable experience was except for a few things. My wife's green beans were overcooked and soggy. No bueno. Also, the portions were just too big. Either of our plates would've been enough for both of us. Our table was about twice as long as it was wide, making for a crowded dining area. The distance between us combined with noise of the music and other diners made it necessary to not use my inside voice.

JB
vipJazzyBunch
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for brunch on a Saturday so the energy level was super high and so was the noise level. The food and service were great! You get a lot of food for your money!

JB
vipJBOeats
Austin
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

At 66, I was obviously too old for this restaurant. There was only one valet attendant. The crowd was young and loud. The food was fine and my group Enjoyed themselves. The waitstaff was excellent and cocktails were delicious. It was packed for 10:30 am Saturday.

I’d recommend it to the right demographic.

DD
DannyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Everything was good except the service. I asked for cutlery and the brought it at the end of our meal. I had to use a spoon to eat my burrito. We had to ask a different server for coffee. For a good 15-20 mins we didn’t see our server.

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Markeidra
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place drinks were amazing came to celebrate my graduation with a few friends. Hunter was our waiter hands down the best. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone

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LambraL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was poor. Fries were soggy. Pesto grilled cheese good. Took forever to get drinks refilled.

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CarterC
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was our first time to go. Everything was great. It’s SUPER loud inside. We’ll def go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love State Fare and go as often as possible

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day was amazing food was AMAZING and Drinks were awesome

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mamabear25
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, the music was pretty loud though and it wasn’t anything memorable. If I’m in the area again I wouldn’t mind coming back but wouldn’t drive an hour from the Woodlands again for it.

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vipfoodlover2
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time there today celebrating Mother's Day. Service was excellent, food was good and atmosphere was awesome

DG
DarrellG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great good. Huge portions. We loved that we can share plates. Wonderful time with family

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vipsonja
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING! Food was OUTSTANDING! Love the option to sit inside OR outside. WILL be back!! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and attentive. I had a table in the patio. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining on me and one of the managers pulled an outdoor umbrella to cover me. I wasn’t going to ask for shade and was very appreciative that they did that.

I ordered medium rare for my steak on my salad. It arrived medium well. My waitress sent it back and brought a new steak cooked perfectly. It was very delicious.

All and all, a wonderful lunch with great staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I want to love state fare, but I just can't. It's a good location to meet friends who live in different parts of the city, so I'll probably be back, but I just don't love it. Some of the food is great (hello hush puppies and fried green tomatoes) and some could really be improved (i.e. fries were just okay and pimento cheese was a little gloppy for my taste). The biggest negative is the service. I'm not a regular by any means, but every time I've been, service is slower than a snail. I've been maybe 5 times with parties of two, 4 and 8. Every time, so slow.

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vipDL27
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat on the patio and only had appetizers, so I can't really speak to the entire menu. But what we did have was tasty. Loved the "Frozen drink flight" Server was great too. Nice patio area

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vipCynthia
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great place for lunch but music was almost too loud to talk

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vipbren
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The absolute worst service. Took forty minutes to get a glass of wine. They said they had a big party.... well, hire more people.

Food was just okay.

Waitress is in the wrong business.

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Julia
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I brought a first-time out of town friend for what I hoped would have been a fun happy hour to top off the end of her visit to Houston. First, my mistake was, I didn't know that happy hour ends at 6p.m.--I didn't check. However, my reservation was for 6p.m.

We arrived right before 6, were seated right away, and given the cocktails menu. When asked for the happy hour menu, the waitress was gracious and brought it to us and explained happy hour ended at 6. Although we were there and seated just before 6, she was very courteous and polite, and offered to see what she could do to get our food choices in; it was 6:05p.m. by then, and of course, nothing. That wasn't her fault.

This was very disappointing to my guest and I as I had raved about my State Fare experience on previous visits, so, the hype was there!

My question is, why is there no flexibility even when guests arrive prior to 6 and aren't visited at the table in time to ensure we can partake in the happy hour experience? We were so disappointed. It was supposed to be happy hour! It was only five minutes too late when our order was taken...was it our fault?

The manager never visited our table knowing our issue to even say "I'm sorry, but..." When we thought he was coming over to visit, he turned and went the other way.... Wow! Quite frankly, my observation of him with guests in a different party wasn't that great--actually, he was kind of dry. You don't have to be "over bubbly" but, a little energy is good.

The server/waitress could not have been more perfect. Her superior service excellence and courtesy throughout our visit is to be commended. I believe her name began with a "T". She deserves a "Gold Star" award!

So much for making an impression!

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LianyV
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Waiting for food over 40 minutes, food was just ok nothing special, very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu was incorrect it said 6+ with added gratuity. This can be very misleading. We only had have people in our party, and the manger said it was a misprint and the new menus have came out yet. Overall it was a great experience. I feel like the company should think about moving into reservation only. Because one time I came
It was a two hour wait without a reservation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we had reservations! Definitely recommend booking ahead!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

State Fare is great, but it is very loud. If you want to have intimate convos, maybe try dinner? But the brunch is very live and the food is great!

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Sharell
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and plentiful. I had the ham and cheese omelet and hash browns. I added mushrooms, spinach and bell peppers. The hash browns were seasoned perfectly and the frozen flight was delicious.

KB
vipKellyB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant is very loud and makes it very difficult to have conversations with people at the table. Something needs to be done to tone down the noise levels.

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Gabrielle
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service. Made an rsvp and initially was seated inside, but when asked to sit outside, they were accommodating, even though there were people waiting to be seated! Server was great and patient, even though he was working the entire patio (probably eight or so tables).

CW
CvanWinkle
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at State Fare. This has become one of our favorite places in Houston.

KD
KimD
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We got a lovely seat outside by the fountain. Shaded and a nice breeze made the atmosphere really special, as it was my first time seeing my parents in a year. The beet arugula salad was amazing and the burger was good. The only downside was the noise from the freeway and the grilled cheese sandwich.

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SheilaW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always exceptional. It's a beautiful restaurant as well.

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TroyT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet! Great place!

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Kiya
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good (very big portions so consider sharing), the service was AMAZING, and the restaurant overall was very nice & cute w/o being too formal. I will definitely be returning and highly recommend.

PB
vipPBCfoodlover
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fried chicken was very good everything else we tried was good but not memorable.

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AliciaB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a midweek date without the kids!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very nice , the food was great and the ambiance was the best part. I did tip but they sent me my friends receipt as mine

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Jg22
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Loved the flight of drinks. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. We were seated in a small room and it was very crowded and the music was to loud. We had reservations for 3 and still had to wait over 30 minutes for our table. They seated us at a table for 6. With the noise level and distance in seating it was very difficult to talk without screaming. Next time I will request main dinning room only.

DB
DazinB
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was Great! Big portions, worth the money!

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