The Union Kitchen (Washington)

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287 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Union Kitchen Restaurant, a Houston favorite, excels with "delicious" food in a warm atmosphere. Our lunch menu offers a wide selection of burgers, pizzas, wraps and entree salads. At dinner, the menu highlights steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday and features four different styles of eggs Benedict, a variety of omelets, a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and carafes of mimosa.

At the union Kitchen outdoor dining is a year-round event with ceiling fans and air coolers for hotter days and heat lamps for cooler nights. Just perfect for enjoying an wonderful meal outdoor.

The Union Kitchen offers ice cold draft beers and a huge selection of American and International wines. Imagine a place where while enjoying some Mimosas you can order eggs Benedict and watch your favorite sporting events; and all in company of friends and family.
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S
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The steak as imperfect but that can happen anywhere. It was such a nice place and the Server, Christine, was superb so I will return.

KS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a date night with the hubs. The food suggestions were good and honest by the waitress. Gave nice disclosures in case there were items we didn’t prefer to eat. The Brussel sprouts app were surprisingly delicious, I’d say a slight heaviness on salt, but nonetheless still tasty. The crust on the pizza was spot on- crispy but not overcooked. Had the beignets and coffee after the meal and they were a tad bit harder than I prefer mine, but it’s not a complaint in the least bit. Overall a good dining experience.

CW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time here but my date enjoyed it so that’s all that matters. So I will return as will she with her out of town guest

RB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Tasty food.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great food and great wine! Delightful evening!

J
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was elegant but modern. The food was good. Server was attentive.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends gathering.

JW
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was good, service was not. We arrived at 9pm and only one table was occupied. The wait staff, kitchen staff and even the valet worker was wondering around the dining room talking loud and telling jokes. They were cleaning all around us, banging dishes/glasses/silverware will doing make ready for the next day. Just not a pleasant atmosphere although the food was good and the look of the restaurant was very hip. I am willing to try again on a busy night. Granted it was a Monday, but the meal was the same price as Friday night.

TX
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Newish restaurant on Washington. White tablecloths really dress up this upscale comfort food establishment. Great service, great food, not one bad item. Good beverage selection. Try the carnitas potstickers. Burger won rave reviews.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here is consistently good. I’ve never had a meal at Union Kitchen that I didn’t enjoy. This was my first time at the Washington location and it was as good as my previous experiences at the Memorial location. The Groupon deal made it even better!

CL
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently high quality service, food and ambiance.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great! I enjoyed my afternoon on the patio. There was a large group that took over the patio area and that were quite loud, but they left after about an hour or so. Other than that, everything was great! Will be back on a Sunday afternoon!

CR
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! I love the food and the service!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Very pretty and chill atmosphere.

l
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just ordinary, service was good. Almost no parking available so had to valet which is a problem because I don't like to give my keys or access to my car to anyone.

S
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy meals at The Union Kitchen and usually visit the Washington location. I love sitting in the bar area during Happy Hour. The senior bartender is EXCELLENT and knows the menu very well. The food is superb - you'll have a hard time picking ONE favorite thing! Can't wait to eat here again.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall good spot for Brunch. My one suggestion was the wait staff could have been more prompt. At the time we arrived for our reservation and was seated, I think roughly 10 minutes had gone by before a waiter came by our table and the restaurant was not even busy during the time we were there

CL
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union Kitchen on Washington is consistently excellent in both service and food.

IG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely restaurant, wonderful food (grilled salmon was outstanding), attentive and friendly waiter, everything was really great ... but low ceilings and a very loud party of 8 next to a fairly loud party of 4 meant that the two of us at our table, who tried to engage in conversation, had a hard time hearing each other. I would absolutely go again to the Union Kitchen, but will hope that the people dining are more attune to the fact that there are diners all around them who might actually want to have a conversation.

SJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at the Union Kitchen. The brunch is very good!

RS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food and service were at best mediocre. Specifically, I ordered the salmon sandwich, from the Restaurant Week menu, that was very bland and all of the ingredients made the roll extremely soggy. The calamari tasted fine but was served in large pieces and extremely chewy. The waiter, though very nice, waited long periods to refill water and after we got our meal we had to flag him down to bring us the check because he just never came back to our table.

t
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. From the appetizer, to the drinks, to the meal and the dessert. Will definitely return.

S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food

CS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep doing what you are doing. There were no left overs - the children's menu is great!

KH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Chose Union Kitchen from the Houston restaurant week list. SO glad we did. We had a wonderful meal!! Food was delicious, service was excellent. The lemon blueberry cheesecake was to DIE FOR!! My only negative may have been that it was a little more than warm in the restaurant. I realize Houston was in the grips of a heat wave, but it was really, really warm. I would definitely go back and will not hesitate to recommend to friends. Overall a great dining experience and only mention the temperature to alert the establishment and not so much as a complaint or poor review.

SB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I eat her fairly often since the food is consistently good, the atmosphere positive and the prices decent. This last visit was no exception--except our server...his shirt, pants and apron were filthy, I mean really filthy. He disappeared for long stretches of time and and when after an hour, we got our food it was room temperature -- obviously it had been sitting waiting pickup. We'll be back but once more is it.

W
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was about 1/3 full with what looked like to be only 2 waiters and 1 bartender. Even with the 10 tables occupied (half were finished when we arrived) the waiter took 15 minutes before asking us if we would care for a drink. Then it was another 15 before they arrived. Two of the entrees’ arrived 5-10 minutes before my pizza came out of the kitchen

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waiter was rude and brought us the wrong entree after he took it upon himself to switch after my gf had just inquired about the other dish. Then, he acted like we were ridiculous for asking for a to go plate for our leftovers. I think he was trying to be funny, but completely missed the mark.

A
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, buzzy atmosphere and affordable.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was nice and the valet was complimentary

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We had the HRW menu, food was lackluster. Our waiter was pleasant but Service also extremely slow. Seated at 12:30pm, our order was taken about 20 mins later. Food came out at 1:30pm which is way too long for salads....

The restaurant was not that busy, not sure why service was so slow. It was my first time at union kitchen and unfortunately since they are so many good restaurants in Houston, I have no desire to come back because of the subpar experience.

s
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot of really great options for brunch, at good prices for the portions. And we really had a lovely time with our fun server Christine.

CA
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greg our server had wonderful recommendations was awesome! Voodoo balls are great! Chicken piccata was delicious

ML
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Union Kitchen. I have been to all four locations here in Houston. I've been to lunch, dinner and weekend brunch - all wonderful experiences. While some are more sophisticated than others - Kingwood - all have excellent food, great ambiance and wonderful service. Thanks to the owners for giving us a lovely place to enjoy meals and spend great time with friends.

s
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome as usual. I will be back.

OT
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have dinner and/or lunch. Quite and accommodating for a business meeting. We had 4 different meals and deserts and all were outstanding. I had the Pizza and it was perfection with a very think crust and shrimp on top. Will order it again next time. This was our 6th time at this location and will be open for future meetings. You have undercover parking which is convenient , out of the sun or weather.

k
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food and the portions are so generous! Our server, Aaron was wonderful. We plan to return.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch experience. Service was phenomenal from parking lot with complimentary valet to our server Lorenzo. Prices were reasonable, restaurant had a nice ambiance. Not too loud where you cannot hold a conversation.

Now the food. My wife and I shared a plate of buttermilk pancakes stack and an union kitchen bowl. We had coffee and a mimosa carafe. Both were fresh and had an exceptional blend.

We WILL return again for our next Sunday brunch outing!

RH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we ordered was perfect except the steak was slightly over cooked

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