White Oak Kitchen + Drinks

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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table

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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.
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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

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Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SD
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

MB
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

RM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch on the weekends! Food is excellent and the service is fantastic!

KP
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Was there for a breakfast meeting, food was average, service was great , prices were a bit high (not unexpected given the venue location). Ambience was quiet but that is expected given there were only 3 other tables occupied.

RM
Amarillo
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

chicken, macs and cheese, Cuban sandwich and beverages where very enjoyable.

MW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch was fantastic!

MC
Houston
161 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stemless wine glasses? WHY? Everyone who actually knows about wine knows how sensitive it is to even the slightest temperature change and that, body temperature warms the wine through the glass, which is why wine glasses were made with stems in the first place! I’m grateful that our server went out of his way to find a stemmed glass for me. At $18/glass, I’d like to maximize the taste, thank you.

Zucchini fries were fantastic as always. The cheese board was sparse. Calamari was just ok.

Good spot for our meeting (location was convenient, and the restaurant was quiet.) Service was top-notch.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly and accommodating, our server was very professional, polite, and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was exquisite! Will definitely be returning soon

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Located in the galleria. We came for brunch. I enjoyed the migas. Service was a little slow even with a near empty restaurant. I'd consider going if in the area

j
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service was painfully slow, it was not overly busy considering it was Mother’s Day but took way too long. We sat long enough for a visit to the outside restroom before anyone approached the table to take a drinks order. By the time they did we had already decided on our food selection. The slow pace continued for the rest of our visit but overall staff were pleasant and food quality good

PS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together with special friends in a nice spot

YT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our food took a long time to come out (over 45 mins). No one noticed until we complained and the excuse was that our order didn’t get to the chef. Clearly, the waiter covering our table should have noticed. The noise level was extremely high (maybe because it was Easter) and the place just didn’t feel organized (seats were dirty, etc).

HT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Table wasn't ready when we got there. It took about an hour to order our food after repeatedly asking to do so. Food was about average. The restaurant was about half full. They also brought the wrong drinks to our table; our waiter even apologized when dropping them off saying they were made poorly, but I'm wondering why they were even brought out to begin with if the waiter didn't think they were done right. I could have had a better experience elsewhere for that kind of money. Not a horrible experience, but not good enough to go back either.

IP
Houston
132 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant has changed - and gone down the tubes. SO SAD!
Prices increased while selection shrunk . Portion size is smaller as well.
This is no longer one of our favorite spots to do a business meal.

So sad

PW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Could not track down a waiter at any time, ours or any other tables. They would appear every 15-20 minutes with a drink refill, or to take an order. Food was decent, but could not make up for the inability to get a server to stop by the table. All wrapped up with another table's check after being told our iced teas (~$5 value) had been comped due to the slow service. Ended up paying the other tables bill instead since I knew I wouldn't see a waiter again for another 15-20 minutes.

SB
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Go for the Happy Hour.

SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very attentive! My favorite dish was the shrimp and chicken pad Thai. I will definitely visit again!

KC
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff excellent food!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had high hopes, but right from the start we weren’t even greeted by our waiter for almost 10 minutes. We saw two other tables just walk out from not being helped.

The food was decent, but my side salad that was $5 upcharge was the decrepit romaine lettuce, a couple slices of tomato and a couple slices of carrots. I took one bite and stopped and the waiter didn’t even ask why I didn’t eat it/if I wanted something else.

He only checked on us once. The rest we had to flag down and even had to ask twice for just water! He was unfriendly and quite sad actually. He looked like he hated being there and it showed to his tables.

T
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, but when it came time to check out, took a bit longer since we were on lunch hour from work. Definitely come back for the waffles and chicken.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the place. I loved the atmosphere and the food.

S
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing and the staff provides superior service. This is the perfect place for brunch, a glass of wine and especially fresh baked cookies!

AN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I have eaten at White Oak Kitchen approximately 4-5 in the last 5+ years I have worked in the Galleria area. The food is decent, but the service has always been slow and lacking. This visit the hostess did not seem with it and it took her over 5 minutes to find some menus. The server took over 10 minutes to greet us. Plus, $4 for a glass of iced tea is insane and the most expensive I have seen yet. Not sure why restaurants think plain tea should be charged as much as a bar drink.

KZ
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'll be back for sure! Fried chicken was great.

JY
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was good, mostly brunch type food. The service is TERRIBLE. We had to ask for our server to do everything and they werent that busy.

T
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Although the "farm to table" menu was very appealing when reviewing the menu prior to making a reservation, the farm freshness was very lacking. This is a hotel restaurant. The salmon bland and far from fresh. The veggies were previously frozen. Everything but the salmon was edible, but not as advertised. We were disappointed .

K
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whit oak kitchen is a good place for a business lunch. Not too noisy and the food is good and reasonably priced

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was lacking. The food was lacking for the price. The ratings and comments in opentable were inconsistent with our experiences we won’t go back.

IP
Houston
132 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Love having my girl out for lunch date, we loved our lunch - fresh and delicious, and as always loved the service.

S
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Step above most mall choices. If you’re at the Galleria and you’d like to have a nice meal, WOK+D is a good choice. Somehow it’s connected to the Westin because you have to exit the restaurant to use the hotel’s common bathroom. We came for dinner, and the restroom looked like it had not been serviced since the morning shift. The kitchen tries with the food, but sometimes the attempts fall flat. Root vegetables that accompanied two plates were visually appealing, but lacked any flavor. Two chicken platters (fried and grilled with spinach, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes, were probably the best selections. We ordered the s’mores bread pudding dessert, and finally found luck there. There were several families with small children. Not sure if they were staying at the Westin and came down for dinner or were shopping after Christmas sales. If you’re looking for a non fast food meal and at the Galleria, this fits the bill.

AM
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

We went for brunch in a group of 5 and were very pleasantly surprised! Almost everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious! French toast was great, but the chicken and waffles was amazing! Best chicken wings I’ve ever had, I wish they’d have the chicken wings as an entree option or on the dinner menu because they are amazing!

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of my top lunch spots when working in the Galleria area. I am yet to find a better Farm-to-Table restaurant with a good buffalo burger.

D
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food is reliably good and atmosphere is quiet enough to talk

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