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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (19)
Sunday Lunch (17)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Was crowded and loud so I am glad I requested a quiet corner in the back. Good menu. Good service and food. Priced slightly above average for similar restaurants. Not disappointed by anything. Good neighborhood restaurant in strip mall.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Brunch was delicious! I eat low carb and they were able to accommodate my request to switch potatoes for steamed broccolini.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing! Service was outstanding!

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·Dined 6 days ago

My experience at Union Kithchen was good, the food was good , service was good the only issue is they sat me outside at the windows next to the inside diners and it was a bit awkward with only a piece of glass between you and the inside diners for both of us. Wish they had music more nights a week though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. Great food. Good wine list. Server was very pleasant but not very well trained.

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

We happened to book this restaurant because we had to be somewhere near by and boy were we pleased. It was Valentine’s Day and they had some fabulous specials. We had the surf and surf which was delicious. And then the chocolate basket for dessert which was amazing. The first thing I did when we left was to look up other locations because I will definitely return. Luckily they have one near our new home. Can’t wait to try it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2018

A wonderful venue. Good food and really great service. Well priced as well.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Had excellent special crawfish etouffee.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This Union Kitchen failed miserably for me and my friends. I’m not a complainer. But our food was cold, service was minimal, and management was rude. The food had a good taste but really was cold. A cold waffle! They also forgot to put topping on it. Benedict’s had about a tablespoon of hollandaise and eggs were over cooked. Server was not very friendly and when asked for the manager he came and said you have to talk to corporate for that and walked away. (I asked about a coupon that was not honored). The Union on Ella is “over the top” friendly, warm, and delicious. Would never go back!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The only downside was that it was very loud, even though the restaurant was not full. Other than that, we had a great visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a very nice lunch. Service was exceptional and the food was good too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a lovely time at The Union Kitchen in Memorial. The food was really good. Three out of four of us ordered the Red Snapper Special, which was flavored and prepared just right. The spinach and artichoke dip was also devine. We had a very friendly and attentive waitress who also made a great recommendation for a Pinot Grigio that went perfectly with the Red Snapper. She also was very accommodating with all our particulars, like subbing crab for shrimp on the entrée and sauce on the side, etc. Finally, the dessert selection was impressive. We shared the lemon cake which was not too sweet and very tasty. We will definitely be back. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nothing special, but the food and service are always great and it's a wonderful choice for an enjoyable night out in the hood!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service are always good. Some of the patrons can get loud.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was my second timing dining here in the last month. 1st experience was fine, good food and service etc. We came back for a quick Thursday night after work dinner and to my surprise everything was just off. I will list them in order below:

1. Lighting: was bright and fluorescent like, prior experience had nice evening mood lighting. I felt like I was in a cafeteria at a hospital.

2. Service: when we sat down at our table we began to look over the menu, it took at least 15 min before a server even came by to get our drink order—to be clear there were maybe 12 tables in the entire restaurant filled. After we finally placed our order, another 15+ min went by and our server came back by to let us know he spilled water on what he wrote down and needed to reconfirm our order. Another 15 min goes by and we get a portion of our food, and still we’re missing the salad; it finally arrives another 10 minutes later.

3. Food: as I said before I had been to the restaurant recently prior to this visit and had a very enjoyable meal. This time however our food was terrible! The crab cake tastes like canned tuna, the gnocchi was like little balls of mushy potato in a nasty cream sauce, and the truffle Mac n cheese was like soupy velvet-a with truffle oil flavoring. In fairness, The chop salad (when it finally arrived) was good.

All in all, this was a very disappointing meal and has put us off of this place.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The snapper was very tough and dry and expensive - not a good combination.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

You can always count on an enjoyable meal at UK. Brunch was fantastic and servers are very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Hector was our server and provided a wonderful experience. I had a grilled salmon salad for lunch, and it was perfectly cooked. No additional glazes were added, which I appreciated for a keto-friendly meal. I really enjoyed our visit.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My lunch with friends was very good. This restaurant is in my neighborhood and is a "go-to" for girl's lunch. Dinner is good here too.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food good & efficient waitstaff

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was excellent but wait service was off their game. We sat for more than 20 minutes after our drink order waiting for the server to return with drinks and order our meal. He often left and didn't check back with us for 20+ minutes, making the meal a lot longer than it had to be.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I have eaten at Union Kitchen many,many times. the majority of the time the food is quite good and the service is great. I scored this review very low because on the Sunday Brunch(first time to their brunch, the service was very very slow, the food(omelete was runny)was fair. they were very crowded and the noise level, neither of which I have any control over, was almost to loud. I will eat there again but I will think 2x about their Brunch

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband had the Ribeye - the presentation was decent, best you do to a steak and sliced potatoes. The steak was cut in half which made it tough and somewhat dull to the taste.. although the potatoes were the exact opposite. They were like au gratin potatoes without the cheese yet still very tasteful. There shouldn’t be a need to cut a 14 oz steak in half. Makes no sense unless someone asks for that.

He also had the truffle Mac n cheese and from both of our perspectives... there was NO flavor to them at all. Such a disappointment

I on the other hand ordered and completely enjoyed the pistachio chicken on a bed of noodles with marinara, topped with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes. What a breath of fresh air compared to my husbands plate!

The restaurant was slightly damn, somewhat loud, I don’t believe there’s enough walking space for the fact that there are too many table set up in the main dining areas. There was a crowd of people from two different tables that blocked the walkway to exit making most of the patrons have to walk towards the opposite side of the restaurant to leave. In any case there wasn’t enough walking room. I would not encourage someone who might be somewhat overweight to attempt to walk through there, you’ll end up doing a dance to get between the tables to leave or to the restrooms.

Wine selection was decent and moderately priced. We won’t be returning for the steaks but may come back to try something else. I’ve been here for drinks and the patrons & bar staff (at the bar) have been very welcoming. They have a large TV set up to watch sorts on so that’s nice too.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Decor is nice. Location and parking convenient. Service below average: no drink or menu suggestions

WARNING: Their open table menu is nothing what it is when you get there.

We started with crab stuffed avocado and it was zero flavor.
The BBQ chicken pizza which was a notch below california pizza kitchen from the frozen section with less chicken.
Also ordered parmesan crusted chicken. It was served with nicely cooked linguine and perfect tomato sauce. Unfortunately chicken tasted previously frozen.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I loved it. The brunch on Sundays is just perfect. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Warm service. Meals were excellent and good value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Union Kitchen never fails to please. Food is always good and service is great! There is a nice patio and live music on some nights.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ian, our waiter, was superlative. Attentive, kind, patient and friendly. Honestly one of the best waiters I’ve met.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food, fairly priced. My friend and I only wished there were more seafood brunch options and that we were informed of any price differences when requesting a drink we believed accompanied the kids meal ordered instead of an additional 3 dollar charge. It's nice to be informed in the event we opted to decline and order a drink that was included.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been going here for brunch for almost 2 years and the food and service is always great. The bottomless mimosas and the make-your-own bloody marys are both delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We normally love to go to Union Kitchen but this night the service was terrible and lasted through out the entire meal. I had to go to the bar and say" Can I take our drinks to the table"? We waited 18 minutes for our cocktails before I walked to the bar.I don't know if this was an isolated problem or if the restaurant has gone down hill. This is the first time we dined there after Harvey and I know they had some flood problems. The bartender didn't appear to have many patrons at the bar and conversed the the help continuously but still couldn't make our drinks. It is rare that I say anything derogatory about a restaurant but this was an awful experience. I hope it was just the server and not the decline of Union Kitchen.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was so good. Enjoyed the new brighter atmosphere. Service was rushed. Our waitress gave us our checks before the meal was brought to us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was excellent and food was delicious.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service! Will be back. Quick and easy for a Sunday brunch.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A local neighborhood restaurant with a good selection on the menu. We love the hamburger with onion rings for lunch. They generally have a good selection of beers on tap and on the weekend a Brunch. Give it a try!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always enjoyable having get together thetr

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Been going here many years, I suppose eventually there will be an off day. Today was it. Waiter was uninterested in serving us, never checked on us during the meal, took forever just to get iced tea before we even ordered. Definitely not bringing their A game today.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The staff was very friendly and personable. Our party enjoyed the food. Nice options on menu. Something for everyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good, solid, reliable food, friendly staff, overall always pleasant. Kind of a neighborhood standby, not a destination...hence 5 locations!

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is AMAZING!!! And the mimosas are so good the price is GREAT!!! The staff is great even the manger was really nice. I will definitely be back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waitress was amazing, very attentive and helpful. The food was excellent as well. The bottomless mimosas and bloody mary bar sealed the deal. New favorite brunch spot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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