The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)

4.4
225 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 225 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service overall. I’ve had good and bad experiences dining here. Sometimes the wait staff seem to get overwhelmed and forget to check on us. This time service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive.

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Anthony Messina General Manager

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vipJenniferA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't visited this location in almost a year, but were impressed by the food and service changes that have been made. Management was awesome and the food was delicious. It had been hit or miss prior, but not this time! Everything we ordered was excellent and we will definitely be back.

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Anthony Messina General Manager gm.cypress@theunionkitchen

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TeriF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second dinner visit & we enjoyed it just as much as our first visit, which was for their yummy Tuesday Rib Eye Special. From the reception desk at the door, to the waiter who seated us, the fantastic waitress Natalia who waited on us, to the manager who joked around with us, to the fun holiday menu, to the first & last bite, this was a delicious, fun & memorable experience on a cold & rainy Valentine's Day night. We absolutely will recommend it to all of our friends & neighbors in Cypress!

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)
Responded a day ago

TeriF, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! We will definitely let Natallia know. Sincerely, Anthony Messina General Manager gm.cypress@theunionkitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our evening was excellent. The food and service were wonderful. Natalia was very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is why we are repeat customers. If price was a little bit lower it would drive more visits but understand why it’s priced at the rate its currently set.

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vipParkerLewis
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Healthy choice menu is a great addition! We really enjoyed the food!

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Anthony Messina General Manager gm.cypress@theunionkitchen

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Mkss
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender made outstanding drinks. We went on Valentine’s Day so we expected it to be busy, but service was great and exceeded our expectations. Our food took a little longer to come out but the manager came by and checked on us a couple of times to ensure we were happy with our service and gave us an incentive for our next visit. We will definitely be back.

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake)
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, Anthony Messina General Manager gm.cypress@theunionkitchen

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vipTash11
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We can’t complain. We were pleasantly surprised. Katie out server was great too.

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vipFine
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Double date nite. 1st time for the 3 others I was with. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Got our table as soon as we walked in. Service could’ve been better- left before taking everyone’s order and we had to call her back over from another table. We had to ask for several things twice. She wasn’t very attentive- seemed distracted. Overall good experience and will certainly be back! Glad to have this option so close to home. Beats Local Table hands down! :)

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ShaneHill
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. We'd never been for dinner, only to sit at the bar, until now. Honestly, the fastest service I've ever had at a restaurant. Our appetizer beat our drinks and our drinks weren't slow. The whole dinner was that way. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend The Union Kitchen and we think it'll be our next go to spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were SO delicious! The strawberry pimms is one of my favorite drinks around

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at The Union Kitchen and it was awesome! Natalia was a gem and took great care of all her customers. She was attentive, very professional and just great. We will been returning soon!!!

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JackR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's meal was inexpensive and a great value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was very courteous and helpful. The food choices were excellent and priced appropriately. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the lake. The staff turned on the outside portable heaters for us and made sure we were comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Happy hour was great! The food was delicious and generous, and the drinks were tasty. The service was very good. We will be back!

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Texasgirl
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!! The best waitress. I want to try everything on the menu. I’ll definitely be back.

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vipCypressMom
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Our server was attentive, yet gave us time to order. Food was delicious. Not one complaint.

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JoereilG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food!! Will definitely be back again soon!!

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vipLovelyEvening
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was really great and truly love the restaurant, but must admit, the service does need improvement. We had to ask for everything and took a long time to get wine and take food orders. Margarita machine was out early in the evening so one friend had to have it on the rocks instead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife becoming a certified life coach and the staff made it special.

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KarenM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shopping at Royal Standard and lunch at Union Kitchen. What a great way to spend a rainy Friday with girlfriends . Our waiter, Jordan was great. Friendly and helpful. One friend had the shrimp and grits, another the Chicken sandwich a new I had the spicy papaya chicken. Everything was tasty and hot when it arrived.

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LaurenE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service. Waitress and manager made sure we had a great time.

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TheDudeAbides
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Freddy (Freddie sp?), was awesome. I had the Hot Mess and my wife had the CFS w/eggs. The sausage gravy is awesome. The buy the glass, get 1 cent mimosa refills is worth it.

Only one small issue, bar got backed up and drink refills were really slow at times.

Highly recommend for Sunday Brunch.

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vipMelissaNATX
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent; their chicken fried steak is *the best*. Their service is great; we never have to wait long for anything.

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BriannaR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Food was amazing and the mimosas are fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Yummy food
Long wait to get food

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vipChiamaka
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was ok. It wasn’t hot, very underwhelming I must say. Desserts and sangria are good, but I think the food, I’ll never try again.

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KarenI
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the Towne Lake Union kitchen on New Year’s Day. The service was wonderful. The appetizer platter with an assortment of pancakes and pastries was beautiful as well as delicious. The fried chicken was crunchy, delicious and not greasy. It was a great start for the New Year. We will definitely be back.

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TateC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance for a date night or family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence food and service!!

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WillieR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed all the dishes and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress, Kayla was phenomenal. Food was good. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and atmosphere!

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ReginaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really wish the full weekend brunch menu was available on weekdays.

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FatimaZ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, the food delicious, and the setting was beautiful

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AliciaD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was very great and attentive. Great decor, great food and great service. The only small complaint I do have is the bar. Firstly, the beer we ordered was so overdressed that the salt started making it foam consistently, secondly the Texas HillCountry Bluebonnet drink had pretty much no taste. Just tasted like watered-down vodka that’s colored blue. From paying $6 per beer and $10 for the Bluebonnet cocktail, I expected the cocktail to at least taste like something other than vodka (given the other ingredients in it). But, overall, my party and I really enjoyed eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining here! Definitely a go to!

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AndreaV
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My small group of friends and I ate on the patio. We were seated promptly, and had a nice table with a great view. Our server was quite busy, and we had to wait awhile to order our food. Our server was friendly, and more attentive after our food was ready. I had the Texas Cobb Salad. While delicious, it was much smaller than expected. Especially for the price of 11.99. I was expecting something larger, along the lines of a Newk’s size salad. Adding a protein, which I chose not to do, would have been an additional 6.99. I will return, but will order something different next visit.

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Sherma
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful weather to be outside! KJ was great and very patient!a

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The waiter got my order wrong. It seems like the entire team was not paying attention because I had to repeat my order 3 times to 3 different people. Food is good but service needs some work.

FAQs

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 653-7278.

The Union Kitchen (Towne Lake) is rated 4.4 stars by 225 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.