About The Union Kitchen (Kingwood)

The Union Kitchen serves Global Cuisine with Southern Hospitality. Full Bar Service, Outdoor Dining, Banquet Rooms and High Definition Televisions.

23918 Hwy 59 N
Kingwood, TX 77339
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Northpark Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(832) 644-9067

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

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking is available

Executive Chef:
Henry Hopkes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Thank you for considering THE UNION KITCHEN in KINGWOOD to host your upcoming event. We are pleased to offer The Lounge, PDR and Boardroom for events, along with a variety of banquet menus and service options.

The Union Kitchen (Kingwood) Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Romantic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great time as usual. Food and drinks are always way above average. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

The following is my opinion. Celebrated four birthdays at once. Food, service and wine were very good. It was not very busy and we lingered over our wine and enjoyed the evening. Union Kitchen has everything going for them and could be one of my top choices. However, with all this going for them, they do not create a warm and friendly atmosphere to encourage people to return. It seems like they feel they have it all, come back or not. To top off the evening, we asked the manager to take some pictures. It could be a rare coincident, but after he pushed a lot of buttons and could not get it to work, all of my wife's pictures, about 3,000, were permanently deleted. Not good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wife and I went for a date as we have both been to Union Kitchen before and knew it was a classier restaurant. I was looking forward to treating her to something special as we are so busy we rarely get a decent date night.
Unfortunately the service was terrible and we sat right so.ewhat up front of the restaurant right by the main walkway. The waitress passed by I don't know how many times without making eye contact with us, but the table next to us and across from us she kept the glasses topped off even when they were barely sipped (alcohol), but ours, we had to keep asking as ours would set empty (both glasses). I flagged her several times as she passed as she wouldn't look at us, I had to get her attention.
We didn't get menus when we were seated. We had to ask for them and when we did, she was looked as if she befuddled at even the thought. It took forever to even get the waitress at the beginning. We sat for probably about 5-7 min before we even greeted by the waitress.
Once we ordered our food, it took a while to get it but that wasn't too bad. Once we got our she disappeared completely for a while. Wife needed a little more dressing for her salad (it was her entree), and stopped eating when she was 3/4 done with it and just sat and waited as we couldn't find the waitress. When she finally did come, we asked for dressing and refills, which once again took a really long time. We spotted her taking another tables order as we were looking around for her after the request.
Food was good but a little over proceed in my opinion though you expect that in a upper class restaurant. Wife has been to this location before and food was good so she was eager to go for a date. I've been to another location in Houston and was eager to go and try out this location. Wife doesn't want to go back for a date night as menu options for gluten free eaters was extremely limited and the service for the price we paid.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good experience. Service was adequate, but server had too many tables. Food is usually good and was this time. Crowd was large.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wasn't able to enjoy dinner there as the strip center they are located in had no power. Too bad as we were looking forward to a nice dinner with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

sent salad back. $10 for a beet salad I expected something special
Have eaten there before tonight not up to par. Over paid for the wine and desert (carrot cake ) dry.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amy and Chris are the best servers.

The lady at front is very professional. Great place to split your meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was hoping for 3rd time a charm. But no, this is a mediocre restaurant in the suburbs. The food is bland, from appetizers to entrees. In Houston the variety is wide for area restaurants and this one needs to step it up. The servers are great however the chef needs to up his or her game.

Won't be returning.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food good service very high quality experience in a casual atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Unfortunately, this was our third mediocre experience at Union Kitchen Kingwood. Our friends keep telling us how much they enjoy it, but our experiences have been that while the food is pretty good, the service is pretty slow. Our drink and food orders were also made incorrectly - vodka soda came as vodka tonic even though we went our of our way to make sure the server was aware of the distinction and one of the steaks was ordered medium rare came pretty close to well (and the remake was very much medium, not medium rare).

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter, Chris, was great. Very attentive, friendly and always smiling.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always enjoy Union Kitchen Kingwood. Really a local jewel. Food never disappoints, waitstaff can be somewhat hit or miss, but usually solid.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My reserved party consisted of nine people. We had only one server, no other servers were available to help. He was doing the best he could, however they continued to seat more people in his area to serve. I did have to ask for the manager to assist our server. The mgr came and was very polite. Our server was great too. Overall the experience was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went to Union Kitchen for a friends get-together to participate in the Houston Restaurant Month for the Houston Food Bank. We made a reservation and I stated why we were coming.
When we got there, the waitress informed us that they were no longer participating. We did stay and have dinner but I was upset at their cavalier attitude toward an event I look forward to every year.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everything was great. The one thing I would mention is that the table we sat at was very cold. Must have been directly under the air conditioning vent.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Every time we eat there the food is excellent! Consistently excellent! It is delicious and the presentation is beautiful!!! If you haven't had their Eggs Benedict, you need to try Union Kitchen! You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Was able to get Saturday night reservation for 5 thru Open Table. Service and food was great! Great Moscow Mule served in the customary copper mugs! Enjoyed our dining experience and will return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great selection of bar bites and beer. Would like to see tastier wines for happy hour instead of the usual house wines. Would like to see cocktails made with other liquor besides house liquor. I believe guests are willing to pay more for premium cocktails offered at discounted prices for happy hour. Crab salad, & pot stickers were delicious. We had the burger with truffle fries. Very filling. We will be back.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great atmosphere and good food, very easy to sit and hold conversations without hearing everyone's around you.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

After several options were changed due to Hurricane Harvey...We decided to give The Union Kitchen a try. I have many friends that rave about..now.. you can add us to the list. Our dining experience was fantastic! Our waiter, Conner was a true delight!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was good and we had a friendly waiter. It's a nice, quiet restaurant in our neighborhood when we don't want to drive into town.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Good experience. Atmosphere was fine for discussion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A very nice and close place to enjoy for whatever reason.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed our Sunday brunch. I had the crabcake Benedict and my husband had the steak omelette. The grapefruit mimosa was refreshing. Our server was excellent and paid attention to details.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant for meeting friends. We live some distance north of Kingwood and don't have access to fine dining where we live, so it is always an occasion when we decide to meet for dinner. We overwhelmingly vote for The Union Kitchen when we have a reason to pick up or drop off someone at the airport or see people who also drive a distance to meet us.

We spent an hour and a half over our brunch that day and all had favorites from the diverse menus offered. The food was fresh, flavorful and plentiful and presented with artistic flair.

Or server recognized us from previous visits and was attentive and friendly but did not hover. The staff here are professional and unintrusive and helpful with menu advice when needed.

The atmosphere has a traditional style but not stodgy. It is elegant without being stuffy or overwhelming to casual diners. The pricing is reasonable and the value for our dining out dollar is very good

We consider it a neighborhood gem and look forward to each opportunity we have to visit over and over again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Awesome Experience...Highly Recommend!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

All four of us chose the "Restaurant Week" menu, two having the fish and two having the veal. The fish was not good; the veal only adequate. The desserts were only so-so. The salad was the only part of the meal we all enjoyed. It would have been good value if the food had been good, but we don't feel we can recommend Union Kitchen at all, based on the food we were served Saturday night. We had out-of-town guests with us, so this was not only disappointing, it was embarrassing.

We have eaten at Union Kitchen a few times before, although it has been just about a year since we were there. It has certainly gone downhill since then.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A classy yet casual restaurant that serves very good, tasty food and has great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great menu! Will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We often come here for Sunday brunch. This time it was not satisfying. I had ordered the Lunch for Houston Restaurant Week. Food was great as always in the past but today was not what we are used to. My wife ordered the brunch menu but it seems the potato hash served was on the dry side. Matter of fact, she mentioned it the last time but thought it was just for that day.
We love to come back again but only for happy hour or dinner. Maybe the next time we can get better food to rave about. Service though is always good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Came in to have brunch with my little guys who are under 15 and older than 7. I come regularly and always enjoy the atmosphere and love bringing little guys, because their food choices are great for all ages. The restaurant has an upscale but casual feel to it you can never feel over or under dressed.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great Beer, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I went for Houston restaurant week . My husband and I enjoyed our meals. I got the musgrooms :). My veal was tasty as well. My husband gobbled his fish and I got one bite. We will definitely go back and try other dishes.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Not bad, not great, but nice for a casual date night, or less than exciting anniversary

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was delicious. We had Union meatloaf and crusted chicken. Both excellent. And, topped off with bread pudding that was outstanding!

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I had a perfectly blended martini to start. Then I had the caprese salad. My husband had the artichoke dip. These were very good. Then I had the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. My husband had the ribs and they were very succulent.
Our server, Whitney, was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive. I love the atmosphere as well.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I lost count what number visit this was for us here at The Union Kitchen - Kingwood but each time is fantastic. Everything about the restaurant is great. The service is always great, the wines are always delicious and the food comes out perfect. We dined in last night to celebrate my wife's birthday and again, we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were stuck at the airport, wanted to find a non-chain, open late. For us, the food was basic...but our service was outstanding! I wish I knew her name!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great menu and service. You receive personal attention and you don't wait for your reservation. Staff well trained

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I took a business group of 6 out for lunch. Everyone raved over the taste and quality of the food. Our server was also extremely gracious and attentive. We had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great lunch place with fabulous menu!! The food options were plenty and the dishes were delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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