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About The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr)

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.

12538 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Tallowood

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(713) 360-2000

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

Entertainment:
Live Music on the Patio

Catering:
Full service catering coming soon.

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking.

Public Transit:
Metro

Executive Chef:
Henry Hopkes

Private Party Facilities:
The Union private room @ The Union Kitchen-Memorial has a capacity of 30-32 guests for seated meal service, or 40 guests for a Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres Social gathering.



The Union Room is available for a multitude of special occasions. Some of the many features are the two large high definitions flat screen televisions with VGA and full Apple TV functionality.



Also available...a semi-private raised dining area in our restaurant that will accommodate up to 36 guests.



A Large Full Service Covered Patio that will accommodate 80 people.



Our experienced professionals are eager to assist you in selecting from one of our preset event menus, or create your own specialized menu designed exclusively for your event with assistance from our Executive Chef; combined with our professional and knowledgeable staff, You and your guests are certain to have a special and memorable experience.

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

The Union Kitchen (Memorial Dr) Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Casual (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
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Good for Groups (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a neighborhood favorite. Always a great wine and food menu. Wonderful staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve been a customer since they opened. Gone through a few changes but food consistently good. Service great. Try a jalapeño marquerita. Brunch is wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We had the pizza which is crispy n fresh monzarella Every dish we ordered was yummy Meatloaf, Parmesan chicken n Penne beef w vegetables

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our food was very good. My only complaint is that I specified that it was my friend's very significant birthday. We were greeted with a happy birthday when we walked in, but that was it. Thought maybe something special may have been done. Guess that isn't a custom at Union Kitchen. Now I know!! I would go back - just without extra expectations.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My only complaint was I had a previously made reservation and when we arrived our table option was in the bar. It worked out find because our group is pretty flexible but would have preferred a table(either inside or outside).

Our waitress was great and the food was all very good. We will come back. Thanks much

Tom Fowler

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was slower than usual as the restaurant was busy when my group of nine ladies arrived ar 1 pm. We waited to be served but, as always, the food was good.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect restaurant for Sunday brunch!
Great service, consistent quality in food prep-always.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice meal we were seated near bar and could not hear each other with the noise

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The service and food was wonderful. Our server was really nice and took great pictures for us.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first time and my family and I were there for brunch to celebrate my birthday early. Carla was our server and took great care of us. Amazing service! Food was delicious. Definitely going back!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was friendly and not obtrusive. My friend was running late and the server was right on top of it when she arrived. I tried the apple and bourbon cooked pork tenderloin which was a seasonal meal. It was delicious and went well with the bottle of Malbec we shared.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Union Kitchen on Memorial is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants and we are happy that they are doing so well and weathered the storm and reopened,

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Sunday lunch after Mass! Avocado stuffed with crab meat was delicious!! Curry hummus was also outstanding. And service was great!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always outstanding.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great menu. Lots of variety. Good for everyone, even for those with restricted diets. They will make anything for you off the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food and service were great for a Sunday brunch with the girls!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The individuals working at the hostess stand could use more training, as they were neither welcoming nor polite. We were seated near a restroom with a horrible smell. We asked for another seat, but had to wait another 15 minutes despite having reservations. While eating, staff were moving tables & chairs around, & nearly hit my friend in the head with the leg of a chair. It was extremely unorganized and obviously not the sort of experience I'd hope to have when taking my friend out for her birthday. The lobster omelet was great, but I found myself removing sharp pieces of the shell from my food on numerous occasions.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Came in for brunch. The menu is very good but I didn’t care for the Bloody Mary and my chicken and eggs were over cooked.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Union Kitchen is always consistent with their food and service and we are happy to see they have reopened since Harvey, looking better than before.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Union Kitchen is closed due to the flooding. Please don't make reservations there until they reopen.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food is consistently good and nicely presented. The service was attentive and not annoying.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Hector is the nicest.. renembered us from last time with the baby...GIVE THAT MANA RAISE..

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

great service, terrific food! Union Kitchen treats the birthday person extra special! I love that! definitely going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We went during Houston Restaurant Weeks for business lunch. Was not as busy as some other places. Food was great, as well as portions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This is a great place to meet up with friends. Food is good and reasonable. Friendly staff and fresh salads and excellent burgers( huge)

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Their brunch menu is amazing! Don't forget the mimosa.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoy going to the Union Kitchen. The food is reliable and the atmosphere is good. We've been saying for years now that they need better bread. The break we get before our meal always tastes stale.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Found this great little restaurant because they were part of Houston Food Weeks. Outstanding meal from start to finish, great service, good wine list, we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food quality was not what I expected... tried the restaurant week menu and it was terrible.. very cheap ingredients and nothing special

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Always consistent and a neighborhood gem. Typically eat in bar area to watch the Astros and the bartender is always very attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Always great food, excellent service, and friendly atmosphere. A great neighborhood bistro.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wasn't too impressed with the food

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Our waiter seemed to be too inexperienced to know how to deal with a party of four. He made several mistakes and did not check on us at the right times. The food was good as usual, but we were very disappointed and embarrassed by the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

First of all, they did not have my open table reservation, although I had the confirmation on my phone. We were seated (with my elderly in-laws) in the small "back" room, in the corner, along with a baby shower group of about 15 very loud women. My FIL ordered an item that had a biscuit. . . this was a Sunday brunch item, and the biscuit was causing a MAJOR delay. . . as in they apparently ran out. . .everyone around us had been served even though seated after us. The whole experience was just really a big mess and my in-laws were far from impressed -- their first time. Yeah. . . we won't be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our server, was awesome! I believe his name was Daniel? He gave us great service and the food was amazing. We especially loved the Elvis waffles.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great job! I found Union Kitchen via OpenTable "new" hot spots. Union Kitchen did not disappoint. Really good food and great service. I live in WA and was in Houston for visit with friends. I wanted a nice dinner with a wide selection as we had 6 guests. I was taken aback by the fact that it was in a small strip mall yet once inside, the ambience was terrific. Good value. All the meals were excellent. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Wonderful food! Nice atmosphere. Best cheeseburger I have had in a while!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We all had salads: two shrimp salads (different types) and the buttermilk fried chicken salad. They were all very good and more than enough for one person. The service was outstanding. Restaurant and women's bathroom spotless.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A group of us went to dinner at Union Kitchen about a week ago. Overall, the experience was fine. The service was great. The drinks were really good. The restaurant had a comfy vibe. The only negative is that our food was a tad bit disappointing. I ordered the beef short ribs and they were really dry. My husband ordered the filet, medium well, and it was really overcooked as well. Yes, I realize he asked for medium well, but it was more than well done. I'll give this place a second chance because their menu had a lot of choices, and as I mentioned the service was great but I definitely will stay away anything beef-related.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Short ribs very good. Snapper with crabmeat over salted and very wet even with sauce on side.
Nice house wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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