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White Elm, Houston, TX

White Elm

4.5
4.5
38 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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Booked 10 times today

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. M

    Mjg20606

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Good for Sunday Brunch. Really like their quiches.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. a

    abntx

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  5. 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! :)

  6. 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.

  7. HD

    HappyDiner

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful brunch food and service was great.

  8. 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!

  9. K

    Kenny

    Houston

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 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.

  10. CA

    CynthiaA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything and can’t wait to return!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We had a delicious brunch for Easter.

  12. 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.

  13. LG

    LisaG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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!

  14. JR

    JaniceR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little restaurant with delicious food and excellent service

  15. GH

    GinHouston

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is where we go for any meal - gorgeous food and surroundings

  16. CS

    CarolynS

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Really horrible service.

  17. 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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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!

  19. R

    Ruba

    Houston

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 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!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great place and service!

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. SM

    SallyM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, great service…

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. JM

    JulieM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great menu and fresh food. Clean, bright fresh French bistro decor. Reasonable prices.

  28. CD

    CowtownDiner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious breakfast. Got their omelet, with mushrooms and ham. Mushrooms were roasted to perfection with a little au jus for kick. Pancakes are delicious. A lot of real vanilla in that batter. You just can't substitute for the real stuff! Coffee is full-bodied, silky, round, not overly acidic. Just perfect. Oats were very delicious, fruits all extremely fresh. Very good service. We were visiting in from Fort Worth, and wish there was a place like this down the street from our house. Then again, maybe I don't because we would be there all the time!

  29. JG

    JohnG

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Good looking restaurant for casual dining. Trendy decor. Poor service though. Server seemed half awake, bad attitude, forgetful and inattentive. Food is good seemed expensive for quality level.

  30. KB

    KatherineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This was my first visit. My hamburger was excellent, especially this bun. I will return. One really nice thing was the ability to hear my friends. We were a group of seven and I was able to hear everyone at the table.

  31. h

    hsdine

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the sweet potato lasagna for dinner! Everything was wonderful. Highly recommend.

  32. GR

    GREAT

    Houston

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this little gem. Great value and cute venue.

  33. PW

    PatriciaW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Our service was not great ... she might have been new as she seemed to be off on her timing for asking to take our order (too soon) and then it was hard to get wait staff's attention for drink refills and to bring the check. then she came back too quickly to take our payment (we weren't ready). Our chicken salad was good but the sandwich had a bunch of greens .... identical to the ones in the side salad I ordered...so the plate was way heavy on greens.

  34. BP

    BuenProvecho

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The octopus appetizer was amazing! Everyone liked their dinner. Knowledgeable and friendly server. Will have to go back and try their famous burger.

  35. JG

    JakeG

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great atmosphere. Really good food. Good sandwiches, pizza, salads. Service was slow and somewhat inattentive but that may be a product of our current times with it being difficult finding enough staff. But I really like going here. I’ll be back.

  36. h

    hsdine

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been for lunch multiple times. This was my first time for dinner. Everything was wonderful. The smoked avocado hummus was fantastic. The roasted chicken and the pizza was also delicious. So happy to have this gem in the neighborhood!

  37. YG

    YvetteG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  38. SJ

    SharonJ

    Amarillo

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A cozy yet modern find! Good portion size dishes, food was very tasty and made with love. Not your average cafe. My friends were very pleased with their orders and their pastries are to die for. Server was on point , and we know we will be back!

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 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 10 times today
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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