The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)

4.4
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$30 and under
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Global, International
The Union Kitchen Boardwalk Towne Lake is located in Cypress, Texas with a beautiful lake front view, 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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall good experience with the exception of Hostess not noting my reservation after me advising her I had one. I was not asked if I had a reservation. My guest can verify.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a large business party in another room, but they still gave us outstanding service. Our waitress and the manager were very nice and actually fun! Thanks for a great night out!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was EXCELLENT. Apparently brunch is the food that they are known for. The dinner was just OK.

BC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah-Mazing. Thanks service was awesome. Waiter was awesome.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There was a good service

DM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Food was great. Need to add key lime pie to dessert menu

r
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful servers and a pleasant atmosphere are always what I get when I bring a guest here.

JR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there for a bday. The drinks were a bit pricey but the service (Sergio) was excellent! The food was very good too, but wouldn’t call it excellent. We will go back and ask for Sergio.

ST
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was the best
Made my sons birthday celebration so special!
Patio dining was super👍

DH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and overall restaurant was awesome! My husband and I would definitely go back soon!

L
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Service was good but the table was by the back patio door. It was a cold night and there were no customers out there. However staff constantly went in and blasting our table with cold air each time even after our waiter asked them stop multiple times. It finally took the manager to get them to stop.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so great. Whatever you order is good. But the service was slow. My son has to get up and ask for the waitress to come and get our order. Besides that everything was great. I will go again

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We love the other Union Kitchen locations but this one needs to work out their staffing issues. Cocktails and appetizer arrived after our first course of soup. We never did get the bread we ordered. The manager apologized and gave us complimentary dessert and espresso, but the espresso arrived so late we didn’t drink it. We will give it another try, because we like the food.

JA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday nights are steak night and are a great deal on a ribeye.

AF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was generally mediocre and nowhere near the quality that we have learned to expect from other Union Kitchen locations. We've been to the Kingwood location several times plus I've eaten at the Memorial and Ella locations. Having said that, one member in the party raved about her steak. I had the shrimp and grits; it was ok but didn't meet expectations and the shrimp tasted slightly frozen. My wife had the Napa Portabella Chicken and there wasn't much mushroom. Also, the menu seemed scaled back from what we had seen in the past at the other locations.

HF
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service here is very good. The food is pretty good but the menu could use more choices. I would love to see the chicken fried chicken offered elsewhere.

ZM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. It made for a great evening.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have been to Union Kitchen and it has been great both times! I got the union burger, my husband got the chicken fried steak (yummmmm!) and my son a cheese burger. All the food was amazing and our waiter was awesome! Totally recommend this to others!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This location isn’t the best as far as food goes but I t’s close and has a great kids menu variety.

b
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, her name was Ganine

RT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service etc. were great. Will return again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were great. The cocktails were great!
The food was horrible! And expensive

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for a quick brief tour of the kitchen for my girlfriends birthday and the manager on duty was more than happy to show her and point out all of their kitchen features. Food looked amazing and tasted even better. Also not freezing cold like some resteraunt which is a big pet peeve of mine! So bonus points for that! Definitely will recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathy was amazing

SM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue was the Air conditioner was SO LOUD!!!! You couldn't even hear your self think, much less talk to my friends that were with me !!!!

T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Reservation process was easy! Drinks were good and food was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This was our anniversary and it was mentioned in our reservation. We were placed in a typical booth and no one mentioned our anniversary. Not that that makes us more special than others, but 24 year anniversary and I chose this place to celebrate it. Open kitchen was a bad design idea. Too noisy. Service was amazing though. Best service we’ve had in a while. Food was overpriced for was was provided. Not bad but could have gotten the same meal at Texas Roadhouse for about $20 less. Probably not coming back.

JG
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great meal will definitely be back!!

AC
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything tasted great. My salad came out with spring mix instead of romaine as on the menu so a little disappointed but still tasted good

SS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A couple of girlfriends and I met up at Union Kitchen for a Sunday evening dinner. We really enjoyed it. Nice atmosphere, friendly service and the food was fantastic!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Had made reservation in person for 9 people for a birthday. Agreed on specific table. When we arrived we were given a different table. The table had a door immediately behind our seating tray servers and public were using. This created a hot flow and flies to enter and guests to move. Mgt did finally stop servers but took some time to find a solution to outside guests to stop.
One guest had the trout and had to send back due to strong odor.
The servers were great throughout our dinner

LF
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had my in-laws visiting from out of town and were seated next to a very large party! Maybe 12-16 people? And they were literally less than a foot behind my husband and me in a nowhere near full restaurant. I made a reservation, so it wasn’t a surprise seating next to this very large party.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really good...Manager went above and beyond to Accommodate my picky grandmother and even comped her meal. We sat outside and enjoyed the music. We will be back!

KD
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The decor and ambiance were the best part. The food was satisfactory, but not excellent. Lobster grilled cheese was very good and we like the addition of the peppers and feta to the calamari. The Tomato “Bisque” was more like a dipping sauce and had a somewhat burnt tomato taste. Food was not delivered for all parties at same time. We will definitely give it another try and see if we can choose options we like better.

R
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and attentive. Mimosa carafes for 12.95 is also nice

D
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Glad we had a reservation. They were very crowded and it was a Thursday. Service was very good and food was great. Others have mentioned the noise. It is a bit loud and difficult to have conversations. Will definitely return on our next trip to the area. Only suggestion and or concern is that the chairs are not very comfortable and really don’t fit the class of the restaurant. Noise and chairs could be addressed.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The new restaurant looks amazing. The staff is attentive and friendly. When an issue arose, our server did her best to correct the issue. The manager was eager to listen to our feedback. We will definitely be back.

LF
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and brought out quickly after we explained our situation to our wonderful server! We had been to another restaurant and waited over 2.5 hours and no food so we were starving! Delicious and excellent service!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Promptly greeted and seated near the large window overlooking the lake. Shortly after was greeted by server. Stephen was very pleasant and attentive.

P
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love Union Kitchen restaurants. Noise level a little high due to architecture, but so glad to h@v3 them at Towne Lake.
Missed the great salad on Memorial menu with the avocado dressing! We love that salad!
Best of luck and stay busy! Glad you’re here and everywhere else!