HOUSTON – Hines, the international real estate firm, unveiled plans today for the city’s first chef hall. Bravery Chef Hall will lease the 9,100 square-foot restaurant space at the ground level of Aris Market Square, Hines’ new 32-floor, all-rental luxury high-rise tower at 409 Travis Street at the corner of Preston.
The chef hall is an evolution of a food hall and offers fine dining with the speed of counter service. Anh Mai and Lian Nguyen, the same duo who introduced Houston’s first food hall, Conservatory – Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall, are the creators of Bravery Chef Hall. They also own downtown’s Prohibition Supperclub & Bar.
Bravery Chef Hall will feature five open-kitchen stations owned and operated by chefs, each with its own dining concept. Stations will accommodate between 30 and 40 guests in a counter-side seating format centered around the chef. Each station also caters to casual diners offering a walk-up area to order and find table seating within the hall, or order to-go. Patrons can enjoy outdoor dining in Aris Market Square’s adjacent private garden, reminiscent of tree-shaded courtyards in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
“Lian and I are introducing Bravery Chef Hall as a place where chefs can own and operate their own concept without all the risks associated with a traditional chef driven restaurant,” said Mai. “It’s the evolution of the food hall and, I believe, the first of its kind.”
Managed by veteran restauranteur and sommelier Shepard Ross, Bravery Chef Hall will feature kitchens by David Guerrero of Andes Café, Ben McPherson formerly of Krisp Bird & Batter, Gary Ly, formerly of Underbelly and two chefs to be announced. In addition to the five stations, the chef hall will include two separate wine bars and one coffee and pastry counter.
“Bravery Chef Hall will be a one-of-a-kind amenity for residents of Aris Market Square,” said David Haltom, Director at Hines. “The interactive dining experience complements the lively neighborhood, and we look forward to enhancing the area’s living experience together.”
Bravery Chef Hall is slated to open in summer 2018 and will operate Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., including a happy hour special from Monday – Friday, 3 – 7 p.m.
Mai and Nguyen are currently accepting applications for chef owners. To learn more, visit braverychefhall.com, and for information about Aris Market Square, visit arismarketsquare.com.
About Aris Market Square:
Opened in September 2017, Aris Market Square is Hines’ first Downtown multifamily residential high-rise. The 32-floor, 327,345-square-foot all-rental luxury apartment tower features 274 studio, one and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 570 square feet up to a three-bedroom 2,227-square-foot penthouse. Developed in collaboration with SJL Design Group and Ziegler Cooper Architects, Aris Market Square is situated in the heart of the Theater District at 409 Travis Street, and is surrounded by over 60 restaurants and entertainment options. For leasing information, visit arismarketsquare.com.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 21 countries. Hines has approximately $100 billion of assets under management, including $54.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $45.5 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 113 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,262 properties, totaling over 414 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 529 properties, representing over 213 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.