The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)

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725 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Union Kitchen features a unique menu served in a casual atmosphere. Our lunch menu focuses on sandwiches, wraps, entree salads and some of the best burgers in Houston. At dinner, steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood take center stage. We have a unique hand selected wine list that complements our cuisine perfectly. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 2pm. Make it a perfect weekend with four different styles of eggs benedict, a lobster omelette, build your own bloody mary bar, and carafes of mimosas.
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Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience Rob along with the rest of his staff made it a great experience for my me and my family! Highly recommend.

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OT
Houston
92 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink, and service, are always excellent at the UK. We are regulars because of their consistency and fun environment.

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S
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Jack is the greatest waiter on the face of the planet. The food is very tasty and the bar has a great selection of beers.

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DC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I was very underwhelmed by the entire experience. Usually, this is my go to "easy" brunch spot. Today, the service was slow during a seemingly slow brunch time. Half of our orders were wrong. We couldn't find our waiter to resolve the issue. I was also given mayonnaise when I requested sour cream, and ruined most of my meal. I was then told after the fact that they were out of sour cream. Not at all the usual brunch experience.

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RW
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

There was a group of young girls from a soccer team that were squealing and yelling and keeping up so much noise it was difficult to hold the church fellowship lunch & meeting we were trying to have. Sorry, but we probably won't try your restaurant again for our annual fellowship luncheon. We were trying to stay in the location of the Nursing Home (Gardens of Bellaire) where we serve.

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CJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Attentive wait staff. Decent food. Not too crowded when we went for brunch on a Saturday.

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitstaff at the Union Kitchen ( Bellaire) is so friendly and helpful.
I especially enjoy the salads and fish dishes .

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OT
Houston
93 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just one of our favorite neighborhood places still! Sat at the bar, arriving at 5 p.m. to have happy hour and dinner. Eric at the bar was our main man and took good care of us. Started with my favorite Craig’s Mexican Martini and the husband had a beer. As we are Loyalty Club members, we got an appetizer for half price. We love the Lolo Hawaiian Tostada. (Half price was $5!) Still continues to be our favorite appetizer. Zingy, too!

For dinner, I chose the Peggy’s Diver Scallops, also one of my favorites. Love the butternut squash risotto that take center stage with the scallops surrounding the risotto. My husband had the Braised Beef Short Ribs. (I did not have a bite that night, but ate a small portion of leftovers that we brought home and it was delicious! Served with mashed potatoes.)

As always, we will be back!!

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ME
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it was great! The food & service was excellent.

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PS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious fried Asparagus appetizer! Our entrees where hot, tasty, and came quickly. Server (John) was very attentive to our needs. An enjoyable and lingering evening.

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L
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union Kitchen is a comfortable spot for a casual evening. The food is always good, and the service superb. If the weather is cooperating, side outside for some fresh air. Good variety of both drinks and food. I had the Red Fish and it was wonderful. My wife had the Chicken Parmigiana and she really enjoyed it. We will definitely be back!

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AC
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Good day of week meal

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L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my lunch!! Robert was so welcoming, we sat
on the patio (which was refreshing!), and my salad was so fresh with great blackened shrimp on it.
I will definitely return.

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IP
Houston
126 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My love and I had a great time! Delicious food , great drinks
and we caught the end of a football playoff game - Eagles upset win over the Bears!

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service. John did an outstanding job serving us.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

If you like comfort food... this is the place for you; however, I did find one "healthy" option but paid $24 for a small piece of salmon that only came with a few sprigs of asparagus.

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A
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Union Kitchen Bellaire never disappoints! we love this place.

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IP
Houston
126 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love my girl and WE love dining here. This was a perfect Christmas season date!
Love the fresh fish and salads!!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Patio seating was tight and loud. Food was lackluster. Such a disappointment compared to their Sunday brunch.

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JB
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business lunch to celebrate the end of the year. As always, the food was exceptional.

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NJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Our service was slow to start but it did improve. The food was great!

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L
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding! Everything flowed at a good pace. We had a great meal and a wonderful time.

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OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently had dinner on a quiet Monday night. Since the restaurant wasn't crowded, we had no trouble with parking and we had excellent service. On a busy night, I can see how parking would be a challenge. The lot closest to the restaurant does not allow Union Kitchen customers to park. The other parking is small and difficult to access or directly on Bellaire Blvd. which can be challenging. But aside from the parking issues, it's a great place for good food and good service. We shared a couple of small plates and some pizzas and the total cost was quite reasonable for wine and food. All in all, it was a very nice evening and I would definitely return.

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LF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found this gem last year when I was looking for a good place for a holiday celebration with friends. The employees are sooo nice, the go above and beyond. We weren’t sure on appetizers so they brought us 3 to the table free of charge..who does that?!? We have been back atleast once a month since last December and have always had a great experience. Brunch is also great, good deal on mimosas and a large brunch menu. Would recommend and do recommend this place to people all the time

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RW
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was quite enjoyable to run by the Union Kitchen after church for Sunday brunch. Even at the last minute, they were able to seat us quickly and the brunch menu is excellent.

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IP
Houston
126 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!
Outstanding quality

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OT
Houston
93 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our time spent eating and drinking at Union Kitchen is always a pleasure. Such a great neighborhood spot!

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KB
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

My food was horrible, especially the eggs. It all came out cold and the manager had to redo my waffle. I was disappointed, or waiter Nicole wasn't attentive and was rude when we had questions about the menu. It was disappointing.

Thank you to the manager for trying to correct all that was wrong but it really left me disappointed overall.

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HB
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good menu very reasonably priced. Food that varied enough to satisfy everyone's tastes.

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SB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, we come here 3 times a week, great music on weekends!

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m
East Texas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Jack the bartender makes you feel special.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking is terrible. Difficult to get to and your car will be towed if you park in the parking just to the West of the building.

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SF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I really appreciate the GM helping to accommodate my growing table. We started with 6 & it grew to 12. Had to play musical tables due to they were super packed but the GM was so kind about it & he kept us laughing with his wonderful sense of humor. Will definitely return.

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EM
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service for our party of 6 with 2 children. Hostess was the best! Eric also was great. Always great

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LT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was terrible. No one in our party liked their dishes. My pizza was ok. I have found that this restaurant is best for breakfast and that’s it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was fantastic as always!

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OT
Houston
93 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Food and service are great! Jack at the bar is the best and Rob the manager is tops!!!

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CB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Union Kitchen was good as usual. Great food, in the neighborhood and usually no wait during the week.

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RB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good as we all enjoyed our dishes. Our server, Rene, did not seem inviting. He seemed to just go through the motions of serving us and was only slightly attentive to our needs. He split our bill's incorrectly, but added on a 20% gratuity to our group of 7. I would have given less if it were my choice. I would go back again and hope for a better experience.

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