Liverpool Trip Part 2 – United Polaris Lounge IAH Review

Polaris Lounge check-in area

This is going to be a terrible review of the Polaris Lounge. By that, I don’t mean it’s a bad lounge. It’s actually excellent. What I mean is that we were super distracted the whole time we were in this lounge due to my passport mishap and thus, did not get a chance to fully enjoy this great lounge and compile a complete review that would do it justice.

This was our first time visiting a United Polaris Lounge. They are located in Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. You can access this lounge on arrival, departure or connection if flying United Polaris business class or on departure only if flying in a non-United Star Alliance business or first class cabin. Our Singapore Airlines business class ticket allowed us to access the lounge which is in Terminal E in Houston (connected directly via walkway to Terminal D where Singapore Airlines departs).

We first went to the dining area, thinking we would eat and drink something there first before relaxing, but we never actually left the dining area until it was time to board our flight. I did get some pictures of the menu:

As I sat there figuring out how I was going to get back into the US after our trip, we tried a couple of the cocktails. I ordered the Not My First Rodeo and my wife ordered the Houston, No Problem Here. Both were excellent and we ordered another to help defuse the stress of the passport situation. We put off ordering food while I was still working on my issue and my wife took a work call. The wait staff was patient with us and very accommodating.

When we eventually had time to take a breath and eat something, I ordered the chowder to start and we both ordered the burger. The burger lived up to its reputation and was really good. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the soup or the burgers, but I did get a picture of the cookie skillet that we both ordered for dessert. It is pretty small, so I recommend ordering one per person.

I walked around briefly and grabbed a few quick pictures of the lounge. There’s also a fairly extensive buffet with salads and even some other hot dishes. You can see it was busy but not crowded around 5pm on a weekday.

Like I said above, this is a terrible review of an excellent lounge. I highly recommend visiting a Polaris lounge if your ticket gives you access. We will be flying ANA out of Washington Dulles in February and I hope we can enjoy that location a bit more than Houston with fewer distractions to worry us.

Up Next: Singapore A350-900 Houston-Manchester Business Class Review

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