ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sonesta.com/RoyalHouston/index.cfm?fa=diningentertainment.home
  • Phone: 7136277600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am
    Lunch: Daily: 10:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, International
  • Executive Chef: Peter Laufer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Chef Peter Laufer oversees TableOne, our Chef's Table within the kitchen of the Royal Sonesta Houston. Groups from 6 to 10 can enjoy the live action of the kitchen while the Chef's prepares a special menu created just for your occassion. Reservations required and a special consultation with the Chef before preparing this dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Peter Laufer 7136277600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between San Felipe & Westheimer
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self parking available in our attached garage. Valet parking available as well.
A word from ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Featuring hardwood floors, chocolate-brown leather booths with red bolster pillows and a menu highlighting global cuisine, ARA restaurant is situated within the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston. ARA restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience in the heart of the city's vibrant Uptown District.
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ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food5
    Service5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (2)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Threesome
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Home made ice cream (without all the chemical additives) with unique flavors, amazing! The butternut ginger ice cream was fabulous. Food was excellent and highly recommended, the steaks so tender and juicy. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely Coming Back
    foodieNo7
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My mother and I came here for Houston Restaurant Weeks and we loved it. Out waiter was great and the food was awesome as well. We went during lunch time and there wasn't many people there but it was still nice. Warning: it's cost $8 to park in the parking-garage but the ARA validates
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 11 reviews are from the ARA restaurant at Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston reviews archive.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I really enjoyed the restaurant food it was great! Even had a chance to meet one of the Chefs! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    LSConcoitVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    It was Christmas Eve so it was quite quiet but the service & food was very good. The Chilean Sea Bass was amazing & it was the original Patagonia tooth fish! I truly enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT MEAL
    ericVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    lobster and grapefruit appetizer foie gras tamale,scottish salmon with lentils weinerschnitzel and finally apple galette were all perfectly prepared and presented
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great Valentine's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had a great Valentine's day here. Special occasion had a limited menu, but very good. Wonderful live piano player. Coordinated in advance with the friendly hotel concierge who helped ensure that the flowers bought online made it to our table before we arrived. All went very smoothly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had dinner when it changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    I had dinner when it changed to Royal Sonesta, great service, great food,
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Horrible Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    The food was definately below average. It was a huge disappointment. I would not recommend this restaurant at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the menu, great presentation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    Love the menu, great presentation, taste all what you expect eating at an intercontinental hotel
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had dinner with 7 of my friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Had dinner with 7 of my friends. Great service, love the menu choice. Small plates to share, reasonable priced
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been there for many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    I have been there for many dinners and chefs tables. The New Menu has great new dishes. Great for a quick lunch. Love the soup option.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was OK, the service
    Flavors
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The food was OK, the service was great. The chef took the time to say hi to me and my group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Christmas Dinner a bit too long..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    Great food, knowledgable and professional service. Unfortunately, at 3.5 hours for five course, the meal was waaay too long. This created a big problem for my elderly parents. The food was tempature appropriate, but 30-40 minutes between courses was just plain wrong. My take was the kitchen and not the wait staff was the problem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet