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The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)

4.3
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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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
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Phone number
(713) 661-0025
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Henry Hopkes
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stella Link
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Entertainment
Friday Night Live Music On the Patio
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 635 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The outside/enclosed area had all types of flies/net around food; which is a nuisance considering we were trying to enjoy our meal. Waiter was very nice but very attentive. He failed to bring muffins and water refills in a timely manner. We enjoyed the Kingwood location better than the Bellaire experience.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We went with two other friends on Saturday night. One had never been and she loved the choices and the food she got. Our meals were exceptional, as always. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the live music of Danny Everett along with the delicious meal. We will continue to make Union Kitchen one of our usual spots.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Arrived for a reservation and were promptly seated. Tables were squeezed in at max capacity and parking was limited. Our waiter was pleasant, but appeared overtaxed. He took our order, then returned over 5-7 min later to retake it: meaning he'd never put it in. Our food was slow to arrive, even though the restaurant had begun to clear out. The coup de gras was that the food underwhelmed for $23 per dish. Chicken dishes tasted as if the sauces had been cooked separately from the chicken, then mixed while plating. Memorial location has been much better than this.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great little dive serving up a good brunch at a decent price. Great mimosa selection which are slightly pricy but worth it for the 1 cent refills. It’s a little crammed inside but overall decently priced, good food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Jack was a great, attentive waiter and the manager visited with us. Bread was hot and pizzas were delicious. Wonderful evening. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I brought a group of people to this restaurant for brunch on Saturday. It took a while, but after alerting the staff that we had a hard stop because of travel plans, they got right with it, brought our drinks and took our order. Surprisingly, our orders came out cold. I had the pancake sliders. The pancakes were misshapen and the scrambled eggs were rock hard. Why not make perfectly round symmetrical pancakes and fluffy, light scrambled eggs? Would be so much better. My wife’s French toast was stone cold. We didn’t have time to fight about the food so we ate it as it was. Others In our group were polite and ate their lukewarm food. Overall, the atmosphere in this restaurant was perfect for Saturday brunch but sort of shocked and amazed that we would have a poor food experience as it’s otherwise a nice place.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great experience. Wait staff and management were very patient and accommodating for my elderly mom’s needs. Thank you so much for a delightful atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, great staff, great time. Manager was very accommodating, I had to change our reservation from 4 people to 9 people at the last minute and he was able to accommodate our group with no problem.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I eat here frequently and it’s usually very good. On this night, however, the service was terrible. Appetizer never came. And the pizza was not up to their standard. I was very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I think the restaurant is very good, but very limited when it comes to vegetarian food. This is a drawback for me. I would like greater variety in this. Other than that, keep up the good work

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I usually dine in at the Memorial location (which i absolutely love), but decided to give the Bellaire location a try since it’s only 3 minutes from my home. Well never again! Service was great, very nice staff! But my boyfriend and i was so disappointed in the food. Everything was either undercooked or overcooked and with little to no seasoning. Needless to say, I think I will stick with the Memorial location!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The Union Kitchen never disappoints
Service is fantastic
The food is phenomenal

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Whenever we just want a good pizza or chicken fried chicken, the Union Kitchen on Bellaire is a good visit. Friendly, good food, snappy service and a neighborhood atmosphere. Some nights there is live music in the covered outdoor area as well.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

UK is one our favorite restaurants. The food is always good and service is top notch. We particularly like the rewards specials. Great place !

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Our waiter was quite weird. Food was pretty good!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food. Nice open patio. Great service. We were there for brunch and enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

At first, the service was a little slow and our drinks were late coming to the table because they came out with our meal. There was a huge party in the same building but they weren’t even a problem. The food was fantastic and I savored every bite. Overall my experience was awesome !

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I love the Memorial location and have never been to the Bellaire location before. Since this was closer for my friend we came here. Our server, Jack, was great. I wanted to try something that used be on the menu but was no longer available and he graciously asked the kitchen to custom make the pizza. He kept checking on us to make sure everything was good. The food is delicious, and I would definitely come back. Be sure to park by their parking only as the shopping center next to it will tow cars.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Brunch at Union Kitchen is amazing! Can't complain about delicious food and $0.01 mimosa refills. Their service is also impeccable - very attentive server AND manager. Not to mention the patio is dog-friendly which is great. Would definitely recommend Union Kitchen as a go-to, no-frills brunch place.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I love this restaurant when all the stars are in alignment, like when they have nice ambience outside wit a live jazz musician. The bread needs improvement - ours was grocery store white Italian bread soaked in butter. My husbands friend shrimp were small, both in portion, quality, and size of shrimp. The maitre’d who checked us in acted like she did not care whether or not we were there. Our waiter made up for that by being extremely friendly and attentive. I think this was just an off night. We’ll try a again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Prompt service great food. Packed house very loud.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This friendly, upbeat restaurant never disappoints. The best calamari in town, sprinkled with a bit of feta and other special touches, without the heavy batter. Brussels Sprouts done right! Delicious food in every category from burgers to fresh grilled fish. Brunch is a winner here on weekends, with fine benedict specialties.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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."

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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