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State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial

4.4
4.4
1757 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A hidden Memorial City Gem, State Fare Kitchen & Bar is an
upbeat Southern Kitchen serving a hip twist on local Southern
Favorites. Whether a quick business lunch, casual dinner, or
joining one of the Houston’s most popular brunches, there are
options to satisfy every craving. We have semi private
and fully private rooms to celebrate all occasions

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 831-0950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vernelle Powe

  • Catering

    At your place or ours, State Fare Kitchen & Bar can provide unparalleled service and cuisine for your next special occasion. We offer multiple semi-private dining options. We also have full catering capabilities, to make your next event as perfect as possible. State Fare’s professional catering staff will work with you to coordinate all the details, from casual to formal events.

  • Private party facilities

    State Fare Kitchen & Bar boasts an upscale-casual aesthetic with an inviting bar to match any occasion. With many well appointed spaces to accommodate groups of 12 to 50, let our team provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (832) 831-0950

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    I-10

  • Parking details

    There is complimentary parking garage directly beside State Fare as well as valet complimentary service offered.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,757 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Great for Brunch

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  1. C

    Camila

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Overall, the restaurant and food quality was excellent. My reservation was at 6:30 pm for 7 people and I was seated immediately by the hostess, with no wait! This was awesome considering the business of the Saturday night. On the other hand, my party of 7 was sat in a round table where it was slightly tight, but not a major issue. I believe a bigger table would have helped, but it was not terrible. I did leave a note on my reservation that it was for a birthday, so I wish that note would have been honored with an acknowledgement or a small complimentary dessert. That would have been very nice. Despite this, the food was great and appetizers and entrees came out in a timely manner. Our server was kind as well.
  2. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6, made reservations and was promptly seated upon arrival. Great bar selection. Waiter was great with food allergies in our party, knew what was safe and double checked with the chef anyway. Fried green tomatoes were perfect! I ordered the smoked double porkchop, let me just say it was the BEST porkchop I have EVER had!! Cooked perfectly and evenly throughout the chop, and the taste was unbelievable. Will definitely be returning.
  3. H

    Hawk

    Houston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Family dinner to celebrate a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their main entrees and food, but the highlight was the drinks and apps. The jalapeño hush puppies and fried green tomatoes were a hit. I enjoyed my meal of shrimp and grits and the mule was on point. Definitely recommend and will revisit to try some of the burgers on menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    It was nice 😊 lost the waiter a few times. But overall a good celebration 🍾 with my family.
  5. JF

    JacquelynF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, and the staff was great. It does get pretty loud to the point that you cannot have a conversation without raising your voice.
  6. SG

    SGarza

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was not very good especially for the price. Drinks were good and server was great!
  7. LG

    LeaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie was our waitress and she was awesome and she was moving and grooving
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment
  9. CH

    CynthiaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overall experience was about a 3..parking needs to be better explained. Service was not up to par. Had to wait a while for our drinks. We thought over the number of 6 in a party gratuity was included We had a party of 5...food was alright not what I expected
  10. DC

    DanielleC

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Houston for concert and on the way back home to San Antonio we stopped how brunch! Food was delicious
  11. BL

    BobL

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a nice atmosphere
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner
  13. JL

    JenyferL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food is always delicious but the restaurant was not that busy and the service was just horrible. They never checked on us. Tried to bring us the wrong persons food 2 times and we had to literally ask for help every time we needed something
  14. LS

    LisaS

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location for brunch!! Definitely recommend their mimosas
  15. KM

    KrisM545646

    Houston

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    After a false start at the Sugar Land location, I decided to come to the Memorial State Fare for the last weekend of Houston Restaurant Weeks. When we went to the Sugar Land location, they were still doing brunch service and only offered the HRW lunch. We had really wanted to try the HRW dinner, and the waitress told us they do it with the dinner service starting at 4 p.m. So I decided to try again on my own a day later at the Memorial location. It was...okay. The service was a little slow, but I think it was because the kitchen was still backed up from transitioning from brunch service to dinner service. The food was good for the most part, but I feel like it could've been better. Where the restaurant really shines is its drink menu. This place has some of the best tasting cocktails in Houston. Food-wise, I actually think I preferred the brunch service. Again, the food at the dinner service was decent for what it was, but it didn't blow me away. But the dishes I'd had at the brunch service over in Sugar Land were very well made. Overall, I think this would make a great place to go to happy hour. The cocktails are just fantastic, and I'm sure they have some good deals on food too to go with them. Brunch would be my second recommendation if you're not into happy hour. Would I ever go back? Hmmm, maybe. If someone invited me, I likely would. But I don't know if I personally would return on my own accord. It's a mixed bag for me. So, below it asks would I recommend this place to a friend. I'm still checking yes, but know that 'yes' is with certain stipulations.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our table was ready to accommodate our party. However, our server did not greet us until after 15 minutes. The host had to leave the booth and provide us with water while we waited. The turnaround time for our drinks and food was longer than usual.
  17. R

    Rene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I highly recommend booking a reservation for Sunday brunch. The experience was extremely pleasant and enjoyable.
  18. KD

    KaraD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and customer service!! We are definitely going back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Restaurant was empty, it was 4 pm on Thursday and they had all the high top and bar area seating closed. They should have had the area open for happy hour.
  20. P

    Peph

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch for meeting old friend. Lunch, drinks, and company all good
  21. VC

    VivianC

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter Mark did an excellent job of taking care of us. We picked food from the HRW menu. My husband had the hot chicken and I had the chicken fried ribeye and both were fantastic. The appetizers were delicious and the desserts were our of this world (fried oreos and bread pudding).
  22. SL

    ShunniLit

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my fave restaurant to brunch. The good and drinks are always good!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was good. Waiter was not very attentive. He brought us cups with ice but no water and we didn’t see him for about 15-20 mins later.
  24. T

    Tangerine

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to eat here for HRW. Both of love our choice off the limited HRW menu. And quite honestly, we probably would have ordered just what was on that menu. Great service!
  25. KH

    KenyattaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came to celebrate a birthday but, our waiter didn't acknowledge it so I assumed he was tired and ready to go!
  26. PD

    PatriciaD

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Horrible. Simply horrible. Expensive, poorly made southern fare with subpar service that required 20% “gratuity” for a table of 5. Our server, while a nice enough girl, only came by three times. Luckily, we were seated near the server’s stand and I was able to grab the water pitcher to pour us refills—she certainly wasn’t going to do it. We will never dine here again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very tasty and the portions were great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was great, drinks were great
  29. AT

    AlmaT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The breadboard is the best! Really enjoyed the atmosphere as well. We'll be back!
  30. PH

    PattiH

    Lincolnshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Music was a bit loud in the music room, but otherwise a positive experience.
  31. F

    Fairway

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    State Fare is nothing special. Food was flavorful. Service was friendly but elementary and untrained. Shouting is required for conversation. Seemed everybody was going through the motions and checking boxes, but nothing unique or special about the food, atmosphere, drinks, or service. Other than gimmicky dishes and portions, it was as genuine as the trick games at the State Fair. There's a reason for the unfilled seats at 7PM on Saturday.
  32. K

    Kayo

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Birria Grilled Cheese sandwich was really tasty, nice ambiance & you HAVE to get the flight of frozen margaritas-SO good! Our waitress was adorable & very kind, don't remember her name but she had short hair & pretty eyes. The whole menu looked good so we were very indecisive but her knowledge & recommendations helped a lot. Will be back!
  33. JC

    JaneC

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Nadia was very helpful. Our dinner was well prepared. A big thank you to Nadia and the chef. J & P
  34. EC

    ErikaC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making our business lunch an enjoyable one. Our waiter was always kind, attentive, and quick with whatever we needed and we got in and out exactly at the time we hoped for.
  35. D

    Diane

    Houston

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Loud for us
  36. B

    Bree

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions and prices are great. Was able to get 4 drinks and an entrée for $35 and I enjoyed it all.
  37. N

    Navyant

    Houston

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The service was horrible. We were a table if 6 and I understand that the tip is automatic but come on. At least try to give me good service.
  38. MC

    MistyC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was so excited to try this place out. It was just okay. A bit over priced. I ordered the Pesto Grilled Cheese and the server suggested adding chicken to it so I did. Someone else in my party got it without chicken. When they brought it I asked if I had the correct one and was told yes. After taking a few bites realized I did not have the correct one. Shouldn't have had to pay for the $8 chicken when it was given to someone else at the table but we did. Food was good but the drive is far and so I wouldn't rush back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I scheduled a reservation for a birthday dinner. The staff was amazing. We stay a little past closing but we never felt rushed. My only pet peeve of the whole night was when the valet team member returned my keys to the table and immediately commented that he works for tip. Definitely classless and abruptly changed the conversation of a great night.
  40. SS

    SuzyS

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Met some friends for dinner. We waited a very long time for our adult beverages to be served. The food came out one at a time so we were just sitting there waiting for the last person to get their food before we started eating. The noise level was horrible, we were screaming at each other. I had such a headache when I left. There was an extra charge of $2 for a substitution on my salad. I wish they would’ve told me and I would not have made a change. My salad with chicken ended up to be $28 and it was very so so.I am sure we will never go back there. They will not miss us. There are plenty of restaurants in Houston with just as good food or a better food without the horrible noise level.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial using the Order Online button. State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 831-0950.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial is rated 4.4 stars by 1757 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial

947 Gessner, B190, Houston, TX 77024

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-10

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is complimentary parking garage directly beside State Fare as well as valet complimentary service offered.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vernelle Powe

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 831-0950

  • Catering

    At your place or ours, State Fare Kitchen & Bar can provide unparalleled service and cuisine for your next special occasion. We offer multiple semi-private dining options. We also have full catering capabilities, to make your next event as perfect as possible. State Fare’s professional catering staff will work with you to coordinate all the details, from casual to formal events.

  • Private party facilities

    State Fare Kitchen & Bar boasts an upscale-casual aesthetic with an inviting bar to match any occasion. With many well appointed spaces to accommodate groups of 12 to 50, let our team provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (832) 831-0950

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