The Union Kitchen (Washington)

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
298 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 298 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
t
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the lobster grilled cheese sandwich. My daughter had the ribeye. Both were amazing and worth the price.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for my birthday. Generous portions! Will be coming back! Kudos to the quick thinking server who saved my Grandpa from a spilled drink!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Stopped in for brunch on a Saturday morning about 1130.

To avoid: peach Bellinis are a hard pass. Although unlimited, could not even finish one.
Elvis waffle is incredibly sweet and should not be an entree.

The omelette is what you’d expect. The eggs should have more volume. For $16, I compare this to other similarly priced items and it’s ok.

The Bloody Mary is a hit.

All in all, what you’d expect for a $55 brunch. Not great, just meh.

Good service.

BR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new "go to" stop for brunch. Food is fantastic and service is great!

LS
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have always loved Union Kitchen and now I love this location! My chicken was just ok but my husband’s ribeye was really nice!

M
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant! It is my to go place for good food and service!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience!

FH
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place was empty and the food was just ok.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

S
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

j
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. Each of our party tried something different and all were very happy. The presentation of the food was stunning and the flavors did not disappoint.
Really enjoyed the crab egg roll appetizer.
The level of the music was quite loud but a quick inquiry to our server and the level was reduced. Very pleased with his service on all levels. Just a truly lovely evening in every way.

KS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Tasty food.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends gathering.

JW
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently high quality service, food and ambiance.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Very pretty and chill atmosphere.

l
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food and service.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service2ambience4

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
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

IG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

CS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, buzzy atmosphere and affordable.