ARA restaurant provides a contemporary, casually chic backdrop for globally inspired and locally sourced cuisine . The often playful and eclectic menu invites diners on a journey of discovery with a convergence of eclectic flavors influenced by the hotel's international staff and the renowned ethnic diversity of Houston. ARA introduces guests to premium ingredients sourced from the rich waterways, farms and ranches of Texas, as well as the hotel’s own garden and Houston’s many ethnic markets.
For those seeking a more intimate culinary voyage with numerous opportunities for interaction, TableOne offers an out of this world chef’s table experience with seating for groups of up to 10. ARA is open daily for breakfast, while TableOne is available for evening service upon request.
ARA debuted in 2013 as a key component of the Royal Sonesta Houston’s multi-million-dollar renovation and reinvention. The restaurant’s name was inspired by the Greek constellation, often depicted as an altar with its smoke rising to the south.