The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)

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745 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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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant charged us for one drink we didn’t have and honored happy hour pricing on one item, but not another. When asked about it, they just seemed confused about the happy hour issue. They did remove the extra drink but it was a hassle. They marked us as a no show on opentable for some reason. We go here a lot but this sort of thing is off putting when not handled correctly.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was fantastic as always. Food was wonderful, service was great, can’t say enough good things about one of our favorite spots to eat!!!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped doing bottomless mimosas

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Visited during a storm and there was a power outage. Staff handled it well and gave everyone $10 their next meal. The food was okay, but the mimosas were better.

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E
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great neighborhood place. Food and service were good

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YC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The Union Kitchen was lovely. We sat outside. I would have enjoyed a little bit more fans out there and a little quieter band. I did not try the food. I had a red wine that was not good for my taste but had a vodka/soda water that was perfect.

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Houston
51 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The roasted beet with goat cheese salad is AMAZING! Union Kitchen has a terrific variety on their menu and they execute well!

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F
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we look forward to returning as the dining experience was impeccable and very personal!!!!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best croissant I’ve eaten in two years in the USA. Made in house everything was delicious. Owner Rob helped us sort out a little issue with our open table voucher. Best breakfast. Would definitely recommend!!

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Houston
95 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue fin tuna dish was excellent! Love dining at the bar.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorite spots. The staff and atmosphere make you feel special and the food never disappoints.

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but service was incredibly slow. Highlights were drink specials for brunch.

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service. Delightful experience.

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sitting on the patio near the fountain, we could hardly hear each other. The food was good and service great and we had a good time even though we had to shout at each other.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Slow service w average food.

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TD
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you expect and want

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J
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Servers ignored me to continue opening the restaurant after 10am like cleaning mirrors and setting things up. My coffee and my food was very cold. We were only ones there at first and it still took over 10 min for someone to take our order. I liked the menu, but for the price could do oh so much better in Houston. I won’t return.

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Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I misplaced my receipt to remember the server’s name but he was wonderful and very attentive as we ordered a “carafe” of sangria that turned out to be slightly larger to our delight. It was so full when he brought it to the table that I was afraid to pick it up to pour from it, and he saw that and was right there to do it for us. And might I add how tasty the sangria was!!! It was the perfect treat for the end of a busy work week that often takes me until Saturday to get fully past

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S
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a large party and the restaurant was very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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Houston
96 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
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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MM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The lobster grilled cheese sandwich was pretty good, the tomato bisque it came with was too salty. My husband said his chicken was over-cooked. Cute restaurant. We'll probably be back to try the brunch.

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S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 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
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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 1, 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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Houston
96 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 26, 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 21, 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
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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
129 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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
129 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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