Urban Kitchen

4.5
191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 191 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always bring our friends here. The food is consistently good. Always hot. Beautiful presentation. Great value. I had the blackened salmon, sautéed spinach, with pesto risotto that was a party in the mouth. $16.95. Outstandingly flavorful. Friends had ribeye street tacos very flavorful and lobster mac and cheese, loaded with lobster. We love the calamari appetizer and the naughty blue cheese chips. And, it is quiet. Don’t let the road construction detour you from coming here. It’s a gem.

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HD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeremy is terrific. His personality and attitude are definitely an asset to your really good food. He is also a great bartender. Made me the perfect slightly dirty martini.

We live close by (our home flooded but we’ll be back soon) and really appreciate your being in our neighborhood.

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C
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s funny that Open Table wants a review for this restaurant that swears they don’t have reservations on Open Table. We arrived for our reservation and the restaurant didn’t have it and said they don’t use Open Table, only Yelp. I showed the waitress my confirmation and she kind of brushed it off. They sat us in a nearly empty restaurant in the very back corner. It was 5:30 PM. I was very annoyed.
Regardless, the food was very good and I will try them again. It may be hard to get over a bad first impression from the manager tho.
Our server was friendly and helpful.

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FD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience from the service to the varied menu. Everyone enjoys and they have great wine.

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SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Kitchen is consistently good. My chef special salmon was cooked perfectly and our food came to the table hot. My husband ordered seafood pasta. It was loaded with seafood. We bring our friends whenever we have a chance.

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f
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, especially the eggs Benedict. And the mimosas were a reasonable $15/carafe. The service was friendly and not rushed. Will return.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch was so lovely! Great service and delicious food!

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d
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very surprised at the quality of the food. Excellent blackened fish tacos and wife loved the special. Will be back

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S
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during off time—after lunch/before dinner so ample seating available. Wine selection was good. Service great. Had the hangover hamburger and chili hash, rainbow trout and Cajun pasta. Hamburger was good with a fried egg , onion rings, and chili hash. Trout was tasty with crab topping. Cajun dish was spicy. Only item that was disappointing was the creme brûlée on mousse cake. Ruined the creme brûlée.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find for a family dinner - awesome tuna tartare and fish!

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BL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Once seated, we had a long wait for our waitress and menus to show up. Waitress apologized when she appeared--said she had a large table she had to attend to. After serving our food, she again disappeared for the longest time. We had to flag down other waiters to get a latte, more syrup, and another orange juice. They had all kinds of people standing behind the counter not doing much, so they weren't short-staffed, just poor resource allocation. I ordered eggs benedict. Both english muffins were 70% black, ruining the taste of the eggs benedict. Pointed it out to our official waitress who showed after we were 90% finished eating. She offered new ones, but it was too late--eggs & ham were eaten. No credit or apology offered from management. I was glad to leave the place. It has a good location deep in Memorial, thus its popularity, but it was a very frustrating place for us.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations to urban kitchen for mothers day for 8pm through the open table app. We called as we were minutes down the street to let them know we would be a minute or two late, but we were almost there. Only to be told the kitchen was closed but the app said they were open and we made reservations. So Mother's Day didn't go as good as planned. I dont know if it was a mistake with the app or the restaurant, i wouldnt recommend either one if you trying to have a special night out.

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EG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took mom to Urban Kitchen for 3 course lunch. The food and service were out of this world!

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RN
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not really worth it. We had salmon ceviche, crepes, soft shell crab, redfish, tres leches. and key lime pie.

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DZ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Kitchen has a great vibe, nice layout, and great food. Although we were unaware and did not participate, they were having a monthly theme night, it was clear that they have a strong following of regulars. They have discounted wine nights weekly. Our waiter (Jeremy) was excellent, and the owners were there for the theme night, seemed down to earth and friendly. We were visiting from Dallas and happened upon this gem, will definitely come again if we are in the area.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had brunch!!! Everything was lovely!!

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N
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with above average good. Great for a family outing

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D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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DC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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KA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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DB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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SM
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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C
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

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

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JS
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TJ
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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SM
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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HT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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MT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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D
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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TM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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P
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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