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About White Oak Kitchen + Drinks

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks has been known for its locally curated collection of fresh ingredients and how our Chef, Tony Castillo is a masterpiece and creating some of the most delectable food you will find in Houston. Our food and service will definitely invigorate your entire dining experience.

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks is conveniently located at the Houston Galleria Mall and offers complimentary Valet at The Westin Oaks Hotel.

5011 Westheimer
Galleria Mall
Houston, TX 77056
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Post Oak

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(713) 960-6588

Website:
http://www.whiteoakhouston.com/

Catering:
Planning a meeting or simply having an office party? We provide a full range of catering services. Our professional staff will deliver and set up everything, eliminating the stress and easing your day!

Parking Details:
We also offer complimentary valet at The Westin Oaks Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Tony Castillo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks will be open on Christmas Eve. We will have a Holiday menu that can be booked in advance.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy Christmas Day Brunch or Dinner with Chef Tony's cooking. Brunch is two courses for $25. Dinner is three courses for $45. Complimentary Valet at The Westin Oaks Hotel.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks will be open on New Year's Eve and we will have a Holiday Menu for three courses for $45 that can be booked in advance.

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Details
Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM

Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Sat 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

Host your next event at our private dining room with a theme meeting. Your guests will love our personal service and delicious food.

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love it here.
This is one of our weekly date spots.
The soups, salads and entrees are outstanding.

The table wait service is attentive and professional .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

the menu is great. the price is great. I went there twice and both times the wait for the food was far too long.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Staff was clueless of the holiday menu but tried their best during a skeleton crew

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great brunch. Very pleased with everything we had.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We used to love this place for Sunday brunch. But our most recent experience was very disappointing. The food was okay — nothing special, particularly given the price. Also, the absence of the breakfast pizza on the menu is a real shame. But the service was the real problem. Even though we had a reservation and there were several open tables, we waited a long time to be seated — mostly because nobody was at the hostess station to seat us, and the tables needed cleaned. The service only got worse after that. It took forever to take our order and then bring us our drinks and food. One cup of coffee filled with grinds, and no one ever came back to offer a refill. It was obvious the staff is bored, lacks motivation, and they don’t really seem to care about customer service. What a disappointment for a place we used to really enjoy a couple of years ago.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Hostess was great; checked me in and seated me as soon as I walked in. My waiter was no where to be found; I sat and waited for 10 minutes with no waiter--eventually I signaled a different waiter from another section just so I could place my order.
I honestly contemplated walking out but opted against it as my hostess was so kind and I was famished.
The waiter issues seems to be of the norm because the table next to me also had to call for a random waiter minutes after being seated to place their order.

I ordered the watermelon lemonade which was mostly water melon juice (don't get me wrong; it was a freshly squeezed juice that tasted like watermelons) with no taste of lemonade.

For my entree, I opted for the chicken and shrimp pad Thai. It was cooked and served to me within 20 minutes.
The chicken (which was ground) wasn't consistent with the chunks of shrimp it was mixed with in my personal opinion. The sauce for the pad Thai was overwhelmingly nutty. It was more of a peanut curry taste rather than pad Thai sauce. And although it was edible and tasted nice it wasn't pad thai sauce. With that said perhaps this isn't the best restaurant to try out Thai food especially if you're reading this and new to it. Go for a more contemporary American dish. I'd hate for you to judge Thai food based on a dish at an American Contemporary restaurant.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic breakfast

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great service, food and drinks.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for birthday brunch for my mom she loved it. All of our guest enjoyed it as well worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

I accidentally chose this restaurant and was disappointed to find that I had chosen a mall location. Service was obscenely slow, we had to ask frequently for our server and prompted all needed items. Wine list was bleak, menu left much to be desired and execution was in line with all other experiences. Would not return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our party really enjoyed the food. One of our drinks was slightly off but they fixed it pretty quick. Overall I felt the service was really good and everything came out on time. Do yourself a favor and use the valet and when you eat there they will validate your ticket. We probably wasted about 20 minutes looking for a spot. We aren't the galleria pros anyways so it's all new to us.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great place to catch up with friends for brunch on the weekend! Good food but very small portions.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

our waiter was very rude and seemed to be rushed and pushy but the restaurant was 75% empty. the food was a little pricey for being inside a mall and only tasting mediocre. the fresh juices were $10 for 1/2 of a juice glass full.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Good flavors moderate pricing.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great service

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I was looking forward to a good meal based on reviews. We ate off the brunch menu. the avocado toast and the eggs benedict were very mediocre. Others at the table enjoyed their meals. I would try again but could not recommend to friends until I figured out if this meal was a fluke. Maybe I need to drink next time:)

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was ok not great. Service was uneven.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Good restaurant, limited menu but the food was delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Really enjoy the service and primarily use for business breakfast meetings. I highly Recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great prices, food and service, especially if you are looking for a variety of gluten free selections.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went here for mothers day. I had the chicken and bacon waffles which was really good. My wife had the mothers day special which came with an entree and dessert for $25. She had the smoked salmon with poached eggs, which she was not really all that enthused about. The dessert was the upside down pineapple waffle which was literally a waste of money and time. It's just a regular waffle with pineapple baked in and whipped cream on top. It's not exactly what we had in mind for a dessert. Other than that, staff was great and friendly. And free valet parking when you valet through Westin Oaks! I might come back if we are in the area, but I wouldn't make the trip from Katy otherwise.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Not great, not bad-

I ordered a cheeseburger and fries. The truffle fries weren't as great as I expected and were delivered room temp. The last few bites of my burger were super salty. I drank an entire carafe of the brunch punch and felt nothing. I'd call it overpriced. The staff was genuinely nice though and not overbearing- I thoroughly respect that :)

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Poor attention from waitress. Food was just okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The food was amazing, but service was really poor. Only had 1 high chair and we needed 2, it took forever to get a waiter to take the order and even more so to get the food, even getting ketchup seemed like they had to go to the store to get it...

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We went for my girlfriend's birthday, and I couldn't have chosen a more friendly, customer service focused restaurant, and with some of the BEST food I've ever eaten. Period. I've been to many fine restaurants, but the combination of flavors, balance of textures, and creativity in their dishes was absolutely exquisite. We had the fish tacos and .steak frittes. Also, the servers were extremely attentive, prompt, and genuinely friendly. Even though it was our first time there, they made you feel like a regular. I had also set up a birthday dessert with a candle and dropped off a gift to them earlier in the day, and they executed the little surprise flawlessly. Thank you again for making our evening so special!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Service wasn't great - our drinks (water and coffee) kept running out. They weren't overly busy so it just seemed like the waiter wasn't very attentive. The food was decent but overpriced for what you got. I probably won't go back or recommend it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The service was great and the staff was communicative our vision was carried through. Why, it's good to ask questions before hosting at a new restaurant. And overall great experience for a first time patronizing the Eatery.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We went for a Saturday brunch and the restaurant is hard to find unless you know the Galleria Mall and I would have easily gone anywhere else for better food options, ambiance, and service. Pass this up unless you are hungry, in the mall, and Shake Shack is busy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Was a great quite place to grab late lunch with old friend

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 26, 2017

It was quiet but the setting was nice, even though it is part of the Galleria mall. Very attentive wait staff and the food was goo.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great staff! Awesome food! Amazing ambiance! Love this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Horrible! We went there for breakfast with friends from out of town he weekend if the super bowl. First, we found out they had reduced the menu and jacked up the prices (in one case 3x the normal price). Then, we waited 30 min before the waitress took our order. Following that, we waited another hour for the first of the food to arrive (after getting the manager invoked for 30 min of that time). One of the meals never came.

And when the food arrived (not all at once) it was not good. My wings had no buffalo sauce, and when I asked for it I was brought BBQ).

And to be clear, the restaurant was not over crowded nor was there a wait, so no excuse for what happened. We counted t least 6 open tables for a good portion of our time there

I don't mind a little wait for special events, but this was ridiculous.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Been eating here for years as my office is in the Galleria. The service is always slow and sometimes non-existent.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The food and the ambiance was great! I love the custom cocktails and the variety of items on the menu. I've been for lunch and brunch and I have enjoyed myself everytime1

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Compliments to the chef. The staff was very attentive as well as knowledgeable and efficient. The Ribeye special was excellent and satisfying.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Sat next to a terrible table on Xmas day. The 4 customers were cursing, using foul language and drunk. It took management 30 minutes to address the situation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Poor service from beginning to end. Servers, waiters and the front show lack of training and supervision.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I think this is a really nice restaurant, but I wasn't impressed by the food. I went on Christmas day so it wasn't too busy, the food & my cocktail was good but I expected more flavor. It's located inside the Houston Galleria Mall and has a small bar area so if you want to dine/sip while people watching the shoppers it could be a nice experience. It is small and intimate enough for date night but the food is just mediocre. Oh and the service was good as well, my server was Dixie, she was very pleasant and not overly attentive/chatty, which is my introverted preference:-)

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Eat here virtually every Sunday for brunch. Service and kitchen has been hit or miss in the past but they always make it right. We still love the place and the food! Everyone recognizes us and is always SO friendly.

Karen

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2016

West down and had about 4 different people offer us drinks and to take our order. It was nice to have the attention, but we just wanted to chat with mimosas and coffee for a few moments before ordering. Once we were ready to order, we couldn't find a server, I think they were all giving us our space. The food was good. It was kind of pricey though, for what we got. Not the best value, but it was good. Not sure I'm in a rush to get back here...

Tags: Casual
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