ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Houston offers a contemporary, casually chic backdrop for globally inspired and locally sourced cuisine. Under the direction of executive chef Robert Graham, ARA's new playful 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. With beautiful hardwood floors, leather banquette seating, and a chic wine cellar, this restaurant in the Houston Galleria area offers a wonderful ambiance to enjoy approachable international fare. ARA Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner including a delectable offering of desserts.
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. Menu highlights include unusual cuts of superior Angus beef from 44 Farms in Cameron, in-house smoked meats, homemade gelato and unexpected surprises like home style breakfasts reinvented for lunch and dinner.
ARA debuted in 2013 inspired by the Greek constellation, ARA, often depicted as an altar with its smoke rising to the south.
Discover an inviting gathering place with a clever small plates menu and “Liquid Art” specialty beverage program at Axis Lounge. This sleek new bar and lounge is at the axis of all that is Royal Sonesta Houston: contemporary & sophisticated.
Indulge in Texas Flavors,a complimentary sampling from 44 Farms paired with a seasonally inspired local libation, offered Monday-Thursday 5-6 p.m.
Lift off at Launch, a new one-stop shop offering everything needed to start your day or cool down for the evening featuring PJ’s coffee, healthy chef-inspired bites and curated notions. View Menu
This Houston Galleria hotel also offers a freshly revamped private Chef's Table — Table One can be arranged by reservation and will include a personal interaction with the Executive Chef. A customized TableOne dinner experience with Chef Laufer requires a 72 hour advanced notice from the parties of six to ten guests. TableOne can also be reserved for private dining with a-la-carte items from ARA restaurant's menu.
Extensive in-room dining menus provides the opportunity to relax and enjoy a meal from the comfort of your hotel room. Guests who book the Executive Club level also receive continental breakfast and evening refreshments in the private club lounge.
Concierge Lounge Hours:
Monday: Open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday : Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday : Closed
When the Concierge Lounge is closed, we offer vouchers for our outlets to honor our Concierge Level Guests’ benefits.