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White Elm, Houston, TX

White Elm

4.6
4.6
52 Reviews
$30 and under
American
White Elm Brasserie features a dine-in, full-service café with a Chef Driven menu and walk up counter that offers fresh baked early morning pastries and coffees. Lunch & dinner is served daily along with brunch on the weekends., includes a full, in-house bakery program featuring oven fresh baked breads and pastries.
Cuisine at the restaurant is inspired by elements from the French countryside and Mediterranean coast. The daily menu features appetizers such as Charred Octopus with Muhammara, sandwiches such as the Vadouvan Curry Chicken Salad, or Duck Confit Pizza.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 496-2920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Scott and Stacy Simonson

  • Catering

    Pastry and Lunch catering available. Contact us for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room for seating up to 30 guests. Custom menu available. Contact us for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    Kirkewood & Memorial

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Kid Friendly

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  1. WH

    WilliamH

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met for breakfast with my grown kids and my friends with thier young kids. The food was great as was the service. We will be back again for sure.
  2. SM

    StaceyM

    Houston

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a amazing hidden neighborhood gem. We tried it out for Houston Restaurants Weeks... amazing food and service. Would definitely repeat!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and delicious food.
  4. JH

    JennieH

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an outstanding seafood and corn chowder soup. Table mate has a caesar salad with chicken. Both were excellent as was the pleasant server.
  5. F

    Fran

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall! I’ll be back after this first visit to White Elm.
  6. J

    Jersey52

    Houston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal. Bacon wrapped meatloaf with crisp veggies over a bed of mashed potatoes. Enough to have a bit for lunch the next day. French Dip Sandwich on a baguette was ver flavorful. Happy Hour $5 glass hit the spot. Friendly service.
  7. LR

    LexiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    For lunch on Sunday, be prepared to order from the specified brunch menu. I wasn’t able to order some of my favorites, but still lovely choices. I would recommend trying a Farmacy Elixir and the White Elm Salad!
  8. RA

    RuskAli

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    The service was very slow and quite unenthusiastic. The food was average, the decor however was very chic and rustic.
  9. JH

    JeffH

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day brunch
  10. JB

    JedB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had Sunday brunch from their limited brunch menu. I ordered the White Elm Omelette. It was kind of dry. A sauce would have been nice. My wife had the quiche. It was better but the crust was tough. Hard to slice through with a table knife. The potatoes were good but looked like deep fried cubes with a nice seasoning. We sat outside and waited a long time for someone to take our drink order. Maybe they forgot us. I might be back but if asked, I'd recommend somewhere else to friends.
  11. CF

    ChuckF

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A nice restaurant with excellent food. My wife and I had seafood and rose.
  12. NO

    NONAME

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food came out almost an hour after we’d sat down and the French was burnt to the point I could only eat a quarter of each slice. The server was very nice, but clearly overworked and was unable to attend much of the time. It’s a lovely building and we’ve been before and adored it. I think they’re just suffering the employee shortage and it’s causing issues.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining in, though we have had take out and purchased loads of bread several times before. It was a lovely experience. Such a nice, open space, attentive service, food is amazing as always! My kids are obsessed with the French toast. I can’t argue with them, it’s quite possibly the best in the city. We will be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places to dine for Brunch! I loveee this place. Awesome scenery, very cute! Love the atmosphere. The food is delicious as always!
  15. M

    Mjg20606

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good for Sunday Brunch. Really like their quiches.
  16. AH

    AnnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Great food, but marginal service. We never got a water or coffee refills we requested. We’ve never been in for Sunday brunch before and it was very crowded. Maybe they were short staffed. Would still go back for the food at a less busy time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As before, very good, we sat outside and had a great service.
  18. a

    abntx

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love their sweet potato lasagne! Very nice to sit outside on the patio too.
  19. MC

    MartyC

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I LOVE the salads at White Elm. Seriously the BEST. However, I was pretty excited to try something new last night. There was one server (plus a hostess) serving the entire restaurant (Before you gripe at me, I know this is due to the industry). So, since we were in a hurry, I didn't order an entree and got my usual yummy salad. This restaurant is a wonderful local place with wonderful food. I hope they can get some more servers in there! :)
  20. BB

    BugsBunny

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and great food. Service was excellent and was not noisy at 1 pm. Would definitely recommend to friends.
  21. HD

    HappyDiner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful brunch food and service was great.
  22. CE

    ChiquitaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu selection was great. Food presentation was outstanding. The taste was exquisite. I definitely recommend this establishment!
  23. K

    Kenny

    Houston

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We eat at White Elm frequently …the food is generally very good …service is generally very good and the value is also very good. The menu is somewhat limited but what is served is generally delicious.
  24. CA

    CynthiaA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything and can’t wait to return!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We had a delicious brunch for Easter.
  26. GA

    GeoffA

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Perfect venue for a business coffee/breakfast meeting in the Energy Corridor.
  27. LG

    LisaG

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was very good. Looking forward to going back for lunch to try other things that look amazing!
  28. JR

    JaniceR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little restaurant with delicious food and excellent service
  29. GH

    GinHouston

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is where we go for any meal - gorgeous food and surroundings
  30. CS

    CarolynS

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Really horrible service.
  31. K

    Katy

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!! A favorite to bring out of town guests for brunch. I love their coffee.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had a table in the private all glass dining area and because another loud party of 10 showed up and we’re seated in the private room with us, we could not even hear ourselves talk! It was so loud in there!! We will not schedule another big party lunch there if we have to sit in that glass room!
  33. R

    Ruba

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice restaurant, good food and beverages. Service slow because wait staff is overworked. I know Covid makes it difficult! Very impressed with wait staff being friendly and courteous even though they must be exhausted!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great place and service!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, excellent experience, outstanding service and also food options.
  36. TO

    TOrtega

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried this place out for a casual dinner before a night out, and got so much more than we expected. The atmosphere is simple and cozy, but the menu is definitely something special! I had the sweet potato lasagna (to die for), and my husband had the salmon filet with apple cranberry chutney, which was delicious as well. You must try an elixir! Service was attentive but not intrusive. We were too full for dessert but will definitely be back for more!
  37. CM

    CharlieM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was satisfying. Service? Not so much. Never checked on us. Had to request water refills. Because we were there at closing time, there was a real push to get us out. The waitress set us on ignore for about 20 minutes. Then started reaching past us to start clearing the table while we sat talking. First bad experience. Chalking it up to millennial who doesn’t quite grasp the concept of service.
  38. SM

    SallyM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service…
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!! Highly recommend place for breakfast, brunch, also food.
  40. K

    Katy

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. My favorite spot to bring visitors to. Such a quaint and comfortable vibe with friendly staff, delicious eats, and a beautiful space. 10/10 recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from White Elm using the Order Online button. White Elm also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 496-2920.

White Elm is rated 4.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for White Elm

14079 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kirkewood & Memorial

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott and Stacy Simonson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 496-2920

  • Catering

    Pastry and Lunch catering available. Contact us for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Private room for seating up to 30 guests. Custom menu available. Contact us for details.

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