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About The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)

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.

4057 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Stella Link

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 661-0025

Website:
http://www.theunionkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
Friday Night Live Music On the Patio

Catering:
Our chef will work with you personally to create a stunning menu for anywhere from 10 to 200 of your closest friends. Our staff will make any event a success.

Executive Chef:
Henry Hopkes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Union Kitchen (Bellaire) Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Casual (12)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
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Business Meals (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Cozy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Great service. A little loud but fine.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Prompt service great food. Packed house very loud.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is my 4th time here and I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Wedge salad was wonderful. Crab risotto ball appetizer, shared with us by another customer at the bar, were very tasty. Service by Eric at the bar was great. Wine by the bottle prices are hard to beat.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent meal on a Saturday night. Five people (all adults) and five different dishes, all delicious, from a cheeseburger to snapper with parmesan risotto, crab-stuffed shrimp on cheese grits and parmesan-crusted chicken. Nice wine list. Wonderful "Texas Lime Pie." A very nice for "upscale casual adult dining."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The two omelettes and two eggs Benedict orders were absolutely fantastic. Doughnut holes were very good but didn’t seem a little bit soggy. Really enjoying the cornbread muffins brought to the table. Did not know that they were coming so that was a big surprise. Very much enjoyed our brunch at this restaurant!
I hit noted in the reservation and then it was our sons birthday. When we were seated or during the course of the meal that was never brought up. I was kind of sad about that as that I have made special indication on the reservation that this was the case.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great pasta dishes. Fun to sit at the bar. Jack is a fun and engaging bartender. Neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Table for 6 very noisy due to other parties. Food service good; chooses limited. In the future I would stay away form lunch on weekends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Bellaire Blvd location is quite the scene on Sundays for lunch. It's become a hot spot for West U, Southside and Braes Heights residents. A great local eatery with a mostly "Southern Style" menu. Several benedicts to choose from plus chicken fried chicken and chicken fried steak, carnitas, seafood tacos, hangar steak, shrimp and grits, multiple salads and a variety of sandwiches. The kicker is the mimosa selection with refills for a penny. The service is very friendly and quite competent and they seem to cover the large crowd with ease; very attentive. There are lots of families with mostly well behaved kids as well as a great cross section of millennial couples to baby boomers. Everyone seems to be having a great time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have been to Union Kitchen several times and each time the food was terrific and delish. I recommend checking out this little Bellaire gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was my very first time eating there and everything was beyond my expectations, the muffins were delicious, the mimosas were good, our waiter was very nice and he made sure he took care of us, most definitely coming back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I went to lunch with former co-workers. We all enjoyed it because of the great service and good food. I would recommend the Bellaire location highly. It was worth the drive for me. We all plan to return. You get excellent value at this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

OMG! I can't stop raving about The Union Kitchen Bellaire! It was everything you would want to experience in a restaurant. The staff especially was super great! Our Server (Claudia) and the General Manager (Tony) made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Good service is so hard to come by these days but the staff at The Union Kitchen reminded me that there are still great people out there who are willing to give great service. The food was delicious too! Hats off to everyone over there, you guys are phenomenal! Keep up the great work!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

They were less than half full. Short staffed. The bartender waited on us. Food was ok but not up to their usual standards. Hope this is not the start of a downhill slide.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent meal. I had the tuna and bok choy dish and my husband had the chicken and pasta dish. Our server was wonderful. (He usually works the bar where we usually like to sit, but no spots were available.)

Neighborhood gem. Great drinks, great food, great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great meal and experience. The manager and staff worked to satisfy every possible need and we will be back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The staff is very attentive, helpful and kind. Much appreciated. And the menu choices are great. We definitely are regulars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was quite disappointed with the food which was mediocre, presentation was careless. Was more disappointed with the service which seemed haphazard with three different servers , never knew if one was actually assigned to us. Was most disappointed that,although the host at the door asked if I was Susan, the server came and asked if we wanted separate checks and looked totally unaware when I said to bring me the check. This led to the awkward discussion about who pays which I wanted to avoid as this was a farewell luncheon for a friend. On my reservation, I had specifically requested that the check be brought to me. I had taken two nieces to the Memorial location in September, the food and service were great. If a meal at Union Kitchen is in my future, I would choose that location.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Family meal for five. A good time Eric was excellent.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was a disappointed with the bowl of chili that I ordered. It was not what I was expecting. I think I am used to the way I cook it. My Caesar salad was delicious and my friend had the tuna appetizer which was delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent service-Mindy was so helpful and friendly!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Business Meals, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We sat inside so it was quiet enough to talk in a normal voice! The food was beautifully presented and tasty and our waiter was attentive without being a nuisance! It is our favorite lunch place after appointments in the Medical Center. Will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were there to celebrate an anniversary with our kids. Service was excellent and attentive. Food was hot and plentiful and everything was delicious. The new churros dessert was amazing! Management made sure to check on dinners without being intrusive. Waiter was Very friendly and tonight, we experienced helpful staff. We will certainly be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good neighborhood spot! Always friendly service and a wide variety of foods on the menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been here several times, I really like this place. I brought some guests from out of town and they loved it great food, relaxed atmosphere, good live music. We had a great time. If you have not tried this place, do it.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Visiting Houston for one night and found this on OpenTable.

We were very happy with our choice
Everything was great. The food, the service, the value and the ambience.

Will definitely return and recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had to chase down wait staff several times. Food was okay but not outstanding.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for brunch and to celebrate my son’s 17th birthday. The staff did a great job, the pace was easy but prompt. Their food is sooooo good!! (My sons review).

This was our second visit and we will be back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I love the wide variety of the menu options. I met some friends for a mom's night out. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer and then we ate light for out entrees (chopped salad) and crabcake appetizer which were great too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

UK is always great. We sat at the bar to watch the University of Houston vs. Memphis game and Jack took excellent care of us. Our neighborhood gem of a restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great and the dessert wad unbelievable, get the creme brulee bread pudding

Tags: Live Music, Live Sports
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I ordered the beef tenderloin medallions with pasta. there were 2 very small pieces of horrible meat - not tenderloin for sure - buried in tons of tasteless pasta. I could not eat it. we had two entrees, 2 glasses of wine and one mixed drink and the total was over $100. bathrooms were unavailable because staff was changing. Will never be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent meal with a good wine list. We were there at the end of the night and despite getting ready to close they were incredibly accommodating. Would go back in a heart beat.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Noise level is a bit high both inside and on the patio. At times made discussion a bit challenging.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Exceptional service. Great ambience. Food was superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I dine here almost weekly, and the quality has never faltered. Consistently good food, friendly staff, pleasing ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wrong wine was brought out (pretty obvious as I ordered a Pinot Grigio and a Pinto Noir was brought) after about 20 minutes, server told us that she had dropped the pad she wrote our order on and couldn't remember what half of the table ordered. We asked for bread and three pieces of bread were brought for four people at the table, had to ask for more and it seems like an inconvenience. We were taking out friends that flooded for an evening where they didn't have to worry about anything, but we seemed to have to ask for everything. Not impressed. Won't go back - too many good restaurants with good service in Houston.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

First timer and I would go back!! They have a great variety . I wanted to try several dishes on the menu. It was a bit noisy but it only bothered a few of my party guests.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food and great service!! Would highly recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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