Union Kitchen - Bellaire
In an age where so many trendy restaurants serve highly specialized cuisine to a self-selected, niche audience, it's almost refreshing to find a restaurant that wants to serve people whatever they happen to be craving at any given moment. Consider The Union Kitchen, a neighborhood restaurant that serves a wide variety of high-quality, freshly made food at three locations that have become essential neighborhood destinations. Want to combine Mexican, Chinese and Italian in one meal? Start with carnitas potstickers and finish with either a pizza or pasta. Want a really great burger? The massive, half-pound Union Burger comes topped with bacon, cheddar and three onion rings. Brunch offerings are particularly excellent; they feature fluffy pancakes and spicy Bloddy Marys.
As diners should expect from the name, service is friendly, with the goal of bringing people together. The family-friendly atmosphere can be boisterous but is never overbearing. That's as it should be at a classic neighborhood restaurant.