White Oak Kitchen + Drinks

4.3
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378 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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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

What 378 People Are Saying
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IP
Houston
144 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday

BW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party had a wonderful experience. The waitress and food was outstanding.

Thank you!

DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

IP
Houston
144 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

Great service

MF
Houston
6 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.

N
Atlanta
69 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.

SA
Houston
7 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.

AM
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.

MC
Houston
171 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.

LS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
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.

KO
Houston
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.

IP
Houston
144 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?

OD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 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.

B
Mexico City
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
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.

MB
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
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.

RP
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

LM
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KP
Birmingham
21 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.

CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Father’s Day brunch was fantastic!

MC
Houston
171 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food5service4ambience4

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
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with special friends in a nice spot

YT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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
144 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff excellent food!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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