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White Oak Kitchen + Drinks, Houston, TX

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks

4.1
4.1
384 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
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.

Not bookable

Online reservations at White Oak Kitchen + Drinks can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:30 am–7:00 pm Fri 6:30 am–8:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–8:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 960-6588

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tony Castillo

  • 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!

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Moussa: (877) 295-5413

  • Neighborhood

    Texas

  • Cross street

    Post Oak

  • Parking details

    We also offer complimentary valet at The Westin Oaks Hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. BM

    BriannaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was me and my fiancés first time here and it was AMAZING!! Staff was very polite , delicious food , wonderful juices! I highly recommend going!!!!
  2. CA

    CAnderson

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed myself!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff is really nice and diligent. Very clean and good was good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Hidden in the mall and difficult to find, terribly slow service to the point you have to get up to find any wait staff and food options are rather limited and mediocre at best. Will never go there again and I’d recommend the same for anyone considering it as an option.
  5. KL

    KatherineL

    Austin

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Saturday brunch. Great burger. Validation for valet
  6. r

    rpetro93

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While on vacation we came for breakfast and lunch both options were great. Service amazing would love to come back
  7. PH

    PhillipH

    Houston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and service was attentive!! Would definitely recommend!!!
  8. JO

    JORDANM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience
  9. JG

    JamesG

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    On the plus side, the food was really good and there were ample choices. On the downside, the decor could use a facelift. The ambience is kind of like an upscale Denny's. For the quality of food and price point of the menu I was expecting more attention to ambience, but alas it was pretty pedestrian.
  10. KL

    KimberlyL

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We went for Mother’s Day. It was not loud and we were seated promptly. He waiters were not attentive at all. We had to ask for water, ask for coffee, ask for silverware etc. service was subpar and food was ok.
  11. SP

    SureshP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service were very good. Loved it. Loved it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. I had to get my own menus after sitting at the table for 20 minutes. Waitress never came to see if we were okay, never checked on us. Food took a long time to get to the table.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We went for Mother’s Day brunch and enjoyed the specials very much. $25 for a mimosa, an entree, and a dessert. The only downside was that we did not realize that the restaurant was inside the Galleria and the Westin Hotel. The experience was not quite as nice because of that detail, since it was difficult to locate from the parking garage and involved walking around inside of the mall first looking around for a bit. Would not recommend for a special occasion unless you are staying at the hotel already.
  14. MJ

    MyrandaJ

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Horrible. Upon arrival there was a long line. We waited in the line because we had a reservation. When the hostess finally addressed us- I told her we had a reservation. She then responds “we don’t do reservations, our books are closed”. I then showed it to her on my phone and she replies “when did you make the reservation?” What does that even matter?! “I made the two weeks ago”. She then says “well we don’t do reservations on the weekends but you’re welcome to wait 10-15 min for the next table” we obliged and waited. Upon finally being seated 25 min later- it took another 10 min for a server to even address us. The food was ok, service was mediocre, will not recommend anyone to patronize this restaurant and we will not be back while visiting Houston.
  15. KL

    KajaL

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Hate wearing a mask just to walk to our table only to take it off once seated. Other wise, food was good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    They did not honor my reservation so I had to wait in line
  17. O

    Ozonerian

    Mexico City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved breakfast there. The bes dish was the French Toast, spectacular. Also the Waffle was really good. Try to arrive early to avoid crowds and considering you can exit through the mall get ready for good shopping.
  18. P

    Princess

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. The fried chicken was excellent.
  19. IP

    IPDaly

    Houston

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy birthday
  20. BW

    BobbyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My party had a wonderful experience. The waitress and food was outstanding. Thank you!
  21. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The service was ok, but not great. But the ambience and the food was terrible. The food tasted as if the kitchen ran out of seasoning and spices. It was extremely bland and barely had any taste to it.
  22. IP

    IPDaly

    Houston

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food Great service
  23. MA

    MARVALOUS

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. I ordered the Buddha Bowl. It was delicious. Francisco and Oscar were amazing. They were very attentive and professional.
  24. N

    Neffie

    Atlanta

    176 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    It was not busy at all. Arrived at 12:30 and didn’t get food until 1:26. It was very very very slow service but she was nice.
  25. SA

    SabrenaA

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The manager and waitress gave a hard and grueling time honoring the menu/prices listed on Yelp. They made me feel discriminated against and the manager in duty (female) was rude. I cancelled my upcoming big party reservation, definitely didn’t want my 20 guests to experience the poor and discriminatory service that is served here.
  26. AM

    AyliM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was pretty good. However, none of the food we received matched the menu. My husband’s pad thai was supposed to have tofu. There was no tofu. My son was supposed to get a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but there was jelly on it as well. My salad was supposed to have cherry tomatoes and beets. There were no cherry tomatoes and they substituted watermelon radish for beets, which is obviously not the same thing. I think it would be more helpful if the menu actually matched the food the restaurant is putting out. Minimally, you should have the waiter let the customer know if the kitchen is going to substitute items because you never know what someone might be allergic to.
  27. MC

    MCinTheWoodlands

    Houston

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great choice for business lunches! Service is professional and efficient, ambiance is clean, contemporary, and it’s quiet, as well.
  28. LS

    LeeS

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Dinner on NYE is big tradition in our household with two family members that celebrate birthdays on this annual night of celebration. This year was a more of a challenge in year's past. The trick was to find a menu that offered something for everyone. White Oak Kitchen + Drinks delivered. Everyone was able to find a selection that met their culinary tastes. The service was extremely attentive and efficient; however, that may have been in part due to the fact the restaurant was relatively empty. A couple of dishes really stood out including the calamari, the chicken gyoza, and the s'mores bread pudding. Located on the third floor of the Galleria in part of the Weston Hotel, it is not a place one would think of a destination restaurant; however, I would highly recommend it.
  29. KO

    KarenO

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fried chicken ever!! Our waitress was wonderful. She was not intrusive but watchful if we needed something. The drinks are excellent.
  30. IP

    IPDaly

    Houston

    160 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great date with my fiancé You guys fed us well Why did you change the menu?
  31. OD

    OmnivoresDilemma

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were looking for a reasonably priced farm to table restaurant, and White Oak fit the bill. It wasn't crowded, so it was quiet and service was excellent. I especially enjoyed the gluten friendly fried calamari (the first time I've had fried calamari in over 5 years!). The chimichurri steak frites was excellent, as was the green tea lacquered salmon. I wouldn't hesitate to return next time I'm in Houston.
  32. B

    Bosk

    Mexico City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Chicken and waffle is a must! The attention of our waitress was amazing! Thanks?
  33. RR

    RegineR

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very yummy!! Edouardo went above and beyond to make this s fun experience!!!
  34. SD

    SusannahD

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    It took over an hour for our food to come; Only 1 server working on the floor for several tables (waters didn't get refilled and we had to flag people down); food was so-so, and over-priced.
  35. MB

    MissyB

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location for guest staying at Westin hotels in mall. Great help accommodating a large party of 14
  36. RM

    RikkiM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this place .If you go, don't let them put you in a booth. The booth benches are ridiculously low (or the tables are high). Either way, it was disproportionate and very uncomfortable. Also, although the menu listed my order as coming with sweet potato fries, it came to the table with regular fried potatoes. I ad to ask for (and wait for) the sweet potato fries.
  37. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were closed!!!! Didn’t even call to tell us. We had a reservation for 17 people
  38. LM

    LizzieM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch with my teenager who is very picky. We both enjoyed our meal
  39. DM

    DianaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch on the weekends! Food is excellent and the service is fantastic!
  40. KP

    KellyP

    Birmingham

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went there to order a menu item that was on open table menu but many of the items online are not on the menu at the restaurant. So I tried the salmon and it was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 960-6588.

White Oak Kitchen + Drinks is rated 4.1 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at White Oak Kitchen + Drinks can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Post Oak

  • Neighborhood

    Texas

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:30 am–7:00 pm Fri 6:30 am–8:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–8:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We also offer complimentary valet at The Westin Oaks Hotel.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Tony Castillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 960-6588

  • 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!

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Moussa: (877) 295-5413

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