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Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza

The Merrill House at Upper Kirby

2502 Algerian Way Houston, TX 77098 Map It
Meeting Facilities
Address: 2502 Algerian Way Houston, TX 77098
Phone: (713) 360-2002

Restaurateur Paul Miller, the brains behind the city’s popular Union Kitchen ventures, has expanded his Houston offerings with Paul’s Kitchen. Located in the space that was most recently home to Haven, Paul’s Kitchen promises a chef-driven scratch kitchen that maximizes locally-sourced ingredients in a seasonally-changing menu line-up.

Inside, the warm and cozy dining room is bathed in earth tones, dark oak-top tables and brick accenting. In the bar area, guests will find wine lockers, banquette seating and a Capone booth. On the globally-inspired menu, dishes run the gamut from a braised pork torta and BBQ shrimp to the bratwurst sausage dog served with beer mustard, pickled cabbage and caramelized onions.

Paul’s Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, daily, and Saturday and Sunday brunch.


  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00AM - 10:00PM Friday 11:00AM - 11:00PM Saturday 10:00AM - 11:00PM Sunday 10:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Price: $$ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip $11-$30)
  • Seating Capacity: 311
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Facility Info

  • Exhibits Space
  • Description ABOUT US... The open space can host events with seating for up to 300 patrons, as well as 60 people on the patio and 50 guests in the private, partitioned dining area. The Merrill House features rustic elegance and an impressive bar, perfect for a cocktail gathering or pre-event reception. The Merrill House accommodates a large range of budgets for events and gatherings. A three- course seated dinner with a glass of red, white and sparkling wines for each guest, and use of the event space will be uniquely priced at a flat rate of $12,000. Additions to this package include upgraded linens, fine china and beverages. Menus for events feature items from The Union Kitchen, Jax Grill and The Rollin’ Kitchen, or guests can work with the event management team to create their own creative and one-of-a-kind menu. Honoring Miller’s father, Merrill A. Miller, Jr. and grandfather, Merrill A. Miller, Sr., The Merrill House offers a welcoming space for celebrations, special occasions and gatherings with friends and family. The Merrill House has valet parking for up to 250 vehicles on-site and is located just off HWY 59 at Kirby Drive. With two massive mixed-use complexes currently in development, the location is the ideal event and meeting space for both visitors and residents alike, showcasing Houston’s finest area of town. “We are excited to offer Houstonians access to a unique venue in a convenient location, perfectly suited for weddings, banquets and life cycle events,” said Paul Miller, owner of Gr8 Plate Hospitality. “Our staff will continue to be a part of Houstonian’s special occasions and maintains our company’s tradition of excellent guest service, exceptionally innovative cuisine and, most importantly, a one-of-a-kind experience.”
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 200
  • Total Sq. Ft. 6000
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Space Notes The Merrill House is the perfect venue for personal and corporate events 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Banquet and custom design menus are available by contacting Mary Donna Moceri, Director of Catering and Special Events at 281-222-8187 or marydonna.moceri@gr8plate.com. The Merrill House menus and floorplan is attached.
  • Theatre Capacity 60
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  • Catering Kitchen true
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event true
  • On-Site Catering true
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  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 100

Meeting Rooms

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 243.75
  • Width: 93.75
  • Booth Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 80
Main Dining Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3710.7
  • Width: 56.25
  • Booth Capacity: 30
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 243.75
  • Width: 93.75
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 80
Private Dining Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1181.25
  • Theater Capacity: 32
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 60
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