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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

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
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Casual (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Food good & efficient waitstaff

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 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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·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 29, 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 25, 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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 (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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vip
 (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 6, 2017

Always enjoyable having get together thetr

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vip
 (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 4, 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 3, 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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·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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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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vip
·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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