The Union Kitchen (Ella Blvd)

4.6
309 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Union Kitchen serves Global Cuisine with Southern Hospitality. The Union Kitchen features a unique menu served in a casual atmosphere. Our lunch menu focuses on sandwiches, wraps, entree salads and some of the best burgers in Houston. At dinner, steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood take center stage. We have a unique hand selected wine list that… complements our cuisine perfectly.
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K
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were both great. The server brought us samples of two wines we were between before deciding what we wanted. Everything came out from the kitchen in a timely fashion but we never felt rushed.

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Q
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Happy Hour!!

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LN
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My second visit to this location. Noise level from a large group was unbearable. Food was ok. It seemed that once we got our food the service stopped. We had to ask for more water/coffee. Not sure I will go to this location again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Brunch! Great food and service. We were well cared for.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, good service -- we chose this place for the outdoor dining experience, the ambiance outside wasn't quite what we hoped for (view of the street), but we did get seated immediately on a Sat. night.

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jasmine is a GREAT waitress. The management (Anthony) is outstanding.

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s
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, variety of choices, good wine list

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VD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time there. Trout and Mexican corn were amazing. Will go back again this week.

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EH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Second visit that something on the table that has been setup is dirty (napkin, plates, glasses). They are always apologetic and the waiters and managers have been quick to remedy but they need to take that extra minute to make sure everything is clean.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Onyx was a fantastic waiter. Great service!

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DG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a party of six. One meal was delivered wrong and the replacement wasn't delivered until we were ready to leave. The manager NEVER apologized. I had to ask the waitperson to adjust the bill for the late meal. I understand that mistakes are made, but the lack of an apology and an attempt to address the mistake is not excusable.

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MS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and attentive. Food was fresh and very good. I had the crunchy chicken salad. Quite delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The personal are very nice

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PP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a friend's birthday. There were a lot of celebrations that morning. Our server went above and beyond. I am disabled and he helped me rise from my chair. The food was excellent. We all look forward to meeting there again.

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JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location for us, always good food done very creatively. Terrific value!

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IH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent place for brunch. Great ambiance and the music takes you back to the 80's, early 90's, which we LOVED! Service was on point, we were seated quickly and the server brought our food out quite fast. Food was delicious We had the lobster omelette and the chicken fried steak, which were very tasty and the portions were just enough. With that said, we did order a bloody mary which was horrible and we ended up sending it back, which is something we've never had to do. I dont' know if the bartender just didnt' know how to make it or what, but it was just horrible. We plan on going back and giving the bloody mary another chance though.

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

Great experience but would preferred a booth but my table was ready no waiting since I placed a reservation.

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Q
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks!!
Sami was a great server. She managed her time well amongst the tables she was serving while giving us the amount of attention we needed!!

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LR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at Union Kitchen.

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CT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with my family on a Saturday night. I've dined here plenty of times. I always enjoy the food. Chose this restaurant because they have a wide variety of food options. Something for everyone. Everyone enjoyed their food and beverage. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Food timing was also perfect! There wasn't a long wait period between drinks, apps, and main course and we weren't rushed either in between dishes. Overall, solid dinner as usual and will definitely be back.

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

The only reason why we didn’t rate the service as 5 is because they were very delayed in greeting us. We sat there for more than 15 minutes. After they realized it they for sure made up for it.

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M
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly service and great food at reasonable prices. Have been here several times and always enjoyed it.

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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience

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ME
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

No valet parking gives this restaurant a gigantic thumbs up.

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

Brunch with spouse. Very inviting from the greeting to our departure. Food and beverages were excellent

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VJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, delicious food, excellent service (ask for Ralph)!

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

Pretty good value during lunch time. I love the food but it took a little longer than I liked. But other than that it was great.

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KM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We find that Union Kitchen has become our go-to restaurant when we want a bit nicer atmosphere and still have a reasonable bill for lunch or dinner. The wait staff has consistently been pleasant to work with as well as generally attentive. This visit was a bit early on New Year's eve so actually very quiet in spite of sitting in the bar area. So glad that Union Kitchen decided to add this location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food came out cold.

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EH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly. Great atmosphere for a nice brunch.

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KW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve. Lovely supper. Excellent Service. Nice deserts - crepe brûlée, bread pudding, S’more

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great but the service was slow, especially considering it wasn’t very busy on Christmas Eve. Waitress forgot our silverware and didn’t refill drinks.

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PS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve Dinner with family and it was perfect - from our table being ready when we arrived a few minutes before our reservation time to the service and the food. It was an all-around wonderful dining experience and we will definitely be back soon! Order anything on the menu - it is all delicious!!

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MR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was VERY COLD in the restaurant. Also. they were out of what I wanted as an entree. The location on memorial is much by.

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been eating here since it opened. It’s a great local spot and we like the HH a lot.

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

Great place. Never disappoints

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Wednesday nights are always great here. However our waiter was very distant and not very receiving to us. Have been there many times recently with great service but tonight wasn’t great. The Manager was beyond excellent in accommodating us with the specials after our waiter did not offer them. Will definitely go back again however hope for a better service.

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S
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I felt the food and service are OK, but nothing memorable that I wish to go there again and try other dishes.

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SW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had a very enjoyable evening. All 4 entrees were tasty and well-prepared and our starter of brussel sprouts was super. We sat on the dining room side and the ambience was great for our party. Will definitely return.

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E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and KJ was a wonderful server. I loved this location and will definitely be returning.

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