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Urban Kitchen

4.4
174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Urban bites are just around the corner. At Urban Kitchen restaurant we serve a unique mix of classic dishes with an urban twist morning, noon, and night. We are located in the heart of Memorial and Energy Corridor.
Urban Kitchen embraces food and community as one. We aim to be that neighborhood destination for any meal and for people of all ages.
We are now open, so don’t wait and come on in for your next meal!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(281) 531-7550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Garcia
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kirkwood
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Parking details
Ample parking area
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy the food here. Never disappointed. Ilam was an excellent waitress.
Booth seating is nice and private.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I worked near Urban Kitchen and would often go here for a quick lunch that was healthy and tasty. My mother happened to go there with a friend and I was able to work with the staff to surprise her with a dessert and picking up the bill remotely. The staff made her feel like a million bucks and she was so happy. Thanks to the great team there for going above and beyond :-)

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great as always. One suggestion would be to put some bread or crackers on the table while you’re waiting for your drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My wife and friends all love it at Urban Kitchen. All the staff and the couple that own it are super nice and provide exemplary service. The food is delightful. I eat out all the time at a lot of places and this is for sure a go to for us and our friends.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent service. Manager personally responded to a question about a specific dish we ordered.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Called for a reservation and from the beginning everyone was happy and friendly. Great service and great food!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Eat here often as get friendly service and delicious food. The appetizer sampler is a nice addition to their menu.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall it was a good experience and we will be back. At first we sat indoors but tried several tables and could feel the air conditioning blowing a bit forcefully so chose to dine out on the patio instead. The patio was great! It is designed well for privacy so it doesn’t feel like you are sitting in a parking lot like at other establishments, it is more of a garden inspired setting. We ordered 2 of the lobster benedict brunch plates and a bbq sandwich. The lobster benedict was good, and the bbq sandwich received high compliments. The server Jeremy was outstanding; very friendly, made good recommendations when asked and very attentive to our needs. I recommend requesting him if you are able to.

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1.0Dined on February 8, 2018

This place commits fraud. Charged credit card twice!!!!

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We got to the Urban Kitchen for our reservation. When we opened the door, the noise level was very high. It was quite difficult to even hear the hostess. We were taken to a tiny cubbyhole booth for two hidden away in the corner. That was the last we saw of any wait staff. We sat for five plus minutes trying to hear each other across the table and watching staff go past our secluded but loud booth. We decided that we would be happier elsewhere and left. We did speak to the staff at the front and told them it was just too loud for us. They offered outdoor seating, but being as it was chilly and rainy we declined.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Our server Jeremy was friendly and very helpful. I had the carbonara with chicken for the 2nd time and my wife had the Airline Chicken. Both were delicious. We visit about once a month.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

The Herb Seared Salmon entree was excellent and my guest really enjoyed the pecan crusted chicken salad with balsamic dressing. We ordered from the lunch menu. The service was excellent as well.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

All four of us enjoyed our lunch. Fish tacos looked amazing. Shrimp wrap was super fresh. I had the luncheon crusted salmon plate. The salmon was perfectly cooked though a little small. The asparagus was excellent but the risotto a bit disappointing as it was under cooked. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Been here multiple times and glad to see some new items on the menu! Fresh and quality food. Wide variety.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate here for brunch on Thanksgiving day since we weren't celebrating with family until later. The food was very good and the atmosphere was, too. The service was average but maybe they just weren't excited to be working on Thanksgiving day.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Great lunch spot in the Energy Corridor. Not too crowded, good menu, easy parking. Food and service were outstanding.

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Went for an early dinner. So we were the only table for a while.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

The food is delicious, really unique choices that you don't find everywhere. Offers a full bar, plus booths and tables. Drink specials available. Really all-around good place to eat.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Rarely do we have a dinner without a complaint of some sort. Well, this one was one of those
virtually non-existent happenings. From the martinis to the salads to the entrees (lamb and pork loin) to the sides to the presentation to the service to the cleanliness of the property, all was top-notch. It was our first time at this restaurant, despite it being fairly close to home.
Though it was a Saturday we were surprised that it wasn't more populated. Perhaps the World Series had an effect on the crowd. They do have a prominent TV for the die-hards, however.
In summary, it was nice to discover a neighborhood spot that we will return to without wondering what will mar our dining experience. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Love this restaurant. Neighborhood friendly with delicious food and drinks. Great happy hour too! They support the schools too! That’s important to me.

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1.0Dined on September 24, 2017

My experience was horrible from start to finish, the waiter, Cleyton was rude and arrogant and when I addressed it with the manager, she was very nonchalant in her handling of the situation. I also emailed the General Manager and they were nonchalant as well. And the food on that day was subpar at best!

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Good food and service. HRW lunch options were great. This was our first visit and look forward to our next friends lunch.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Reservation for 1:30 Saturday. Service was slow to get drink orders then food took a long time. Had to leave for dessert elsewhere because ladies and children were too cold.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Very nice location and atmosphere. Good place to unwind and meet friends. The service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Frequent diner here for very good reasons. Great food, wonderful staff and convenient location. Kids love it too. Can't go wrong with the chicken and waffles or the pulled pork omelet!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

We absolutely love, love, love this place! All their food is delicious not just their brunch. The coffee is amazing and the staff is very friendly and attentive. They have just added a covered patio which should be nice come fall.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Our waiter was attentive and fast, and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

A party of six during restaurant week, we were a little unsure of what we would find inside when we pulled into the parking lot because of the "strip center" location. However, we were very pleasantly surprised so don't let the landlord's neglect fool you. Urban Kitchen has a modern, yet still warm feel to the decor. Starting with cocktails, the Urban Margarita was very good, with just a hint of spice to it, and not sickly sweet like a lot of margaritas. The beer was ice cold, a big plus on a hot summer evening. They have a very nice variety of options from which to choose on the dinner menu, everything from appetizers to entrees. Don't miss the Urban Salad, or if you want something lightly fried, the Avocado Delights! Our daughter's steak was perfectly cooked as was my pasta--perfect al dente is hard to find! The ONLY drawback to the evening was the bathrooms. The men's bathroom was so bad that the men in our party took turns playing "lookout" and used the lady's room instead. Again, I would guess that is probably a landlord issue. I liked this place and would make the drive again. Lots of things on their menu that I still want to try!

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2017

I went there for a casual dinner while traveling. Entered the restaurant and stood by the hostess table for a few minutes when a man called out to me from behind the prep counter...."can I help you" - I said "yes can I just take any seat outside". He replied, "no problem go ahead and sit down I will be out in a minute". I sat outside for over ten minutes without menu, water or acknowledgment. Then I left and went to another restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Was a slow start but made up for it in the taste of the food.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

First time there large quantity of food you will be full on anything on the menu

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Went for a friends get together for Houston Restaurant Weeks. OpenTable reservations worked perfectly. Ample parking. Note; Don't arrive via Memorial heading Eastbound. Traffic nighmare with the construction. I10 South on Kirkwood is much better.

Had Crab Cake benedict and Huevos Rancheros, and Bloody Mary's. Drinks were good, food was wonderful. nice little restaurant, that I'd like to try for lunch sometime (after the construction is done :) ). Our Waiter was good. I asked another for a fork, and I got the dreaded finger of patience with no words. I just said OK, and sat back down. I guess I wasn't in his section. Oh well, we got a fork soon after, so he either told our waiter, or used sign language to express himself.

In a nutshell, great food, fair price, will go back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

First time here tonight. Wonderful service. The food was fantastic. I had the steak tartar and trout. They were both delicious. Their Pear Cake was a great ending to the meal. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Both the food and the service was exceptional, especially for the busy HRW season. The kitchen was moving at a perfect speed, and my water was always attended to immediately as it got low or empty. The food was one of the best things at this place, my meat was cooked perfectly and all the dishes were plated very clean. The full bar with creative and delicious cocktails was a huge, unexpected plus for this place. Where my experience really shined was in the servive, both with the waiters and the hostesses. They all had great attitudes and were very knowledgable. I will definitely be coming back, and I can't wait!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Went for Restaurant Weeks and had a great meal with a client.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

i love this restaurant. We eat lunch here at least once a week as it is near my office. Food is always good. Service is good and the wine list is excellent. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food, quick service, mimosas were great, easy in and out

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Love the food and the employees! Dinorah and the servers always makes you comfortable and welcomed.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent food. Jeremy provided great, personable service. Will most definitely return.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Their rissoto was too salty. Not normal for this place.

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