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Common Bond Brasserie & Bakery -Downtown Location, Houston, TX

Common Bond Brasserie & Bakery -Downtown Location

4.6
4.6
86 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Common Bond was thrilled to open its flagship location on September 28, 2021. It is located on the street level floor of 800 Capitol - the Bank of America Building in Downtown Houston. The space includes two service areas including a Brasserie featuring a full, glass-enclosed space with a striking bar and patio. The Brasserie offers an elevated menu for dinner and a bistro lunch menu. Additionally, the restaurant offers Happy Hour with food, wine, beer, and cocktail specials from 4pm - 6pm daily. Lunch served 11am-4pm, Dinner served 4pm-9pm.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary European, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 343-2255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Gould

  • Catering

    For catering, please contact Kim Garver at Kgarver@commonbondcafe.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, please contact Kim Garver at Kgarver@commonbondcafe.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Entrances to BOA Tower are located at Milam and Rusk and Milam and Capital

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from the Central Station (Main St, Red Line) and the Theater District Station (Capitol St, Green & Purple Line)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. A

    Adrianna

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The super long wait for food is what makes this place a hit or miss for me.
  2. C

    Clyle

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a work lunch in a convenient location. The service was quick and food was tasty
  3. BB

    BritneyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Loves the decor and the hostess was so kind!
  4. LH

    LisaH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You really should try this little gem downtown! Met up with another couple for drinks and dinner and they exceeded our expectations on all counts! The ambiance is just right, a little low key..... and the blood orange margaritas are a must! From the lobster and/or beef tartare appetizers to the 3 different main courses we ordered.. everything was so flavorful and unique in it's presentation. Both the bartender and our waitress were friendly and attentive. Loved it!!
  5. WH

    WhitneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at a reasonable price. Location is convenient and atmosphere was enjoyable.
  6. LA

    LisiAnni

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I didn’t like the food here. I left after one drink and an appetizer.
  7. TN

    TommyN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Lots of options at various prices. Don't forget to grab pastries and coffee next door.
  8. CB

    CindyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was great. The service was great except for the main meal took 45 minutes to receive and, so, I had to get it to go after I ate a few bites of my salad.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We went to Common Bond for a change of pace before a show at the Hobby Center. The food was excellent - we shared the beef tartare, then each ordered an entree. The beef short ribs were particularly good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The overall customer service was great, very attentive, ambience was nice and quiet, the desserts were wonderful. We tried the macarons, the crème brûlée and the chocolate gateau. The food for the value was not great. The citrus poached lobster I personally did not care for but the crispy pork belly was ok. The roasted rack of lamb portions were very small not as pictured and tasted ok, carrots not seasoned well, mashed potatoes were not good, farro pilaf and baked ricotta gnudi were good. My daughter had the exact same items as I did and felt the same way. I wouldn’t recommend this place if you are hungry, and want a quality meal for the value. I’ll be back for dessert!
  11. SB

    SulphurBoy

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Certainly, a reasonable choice for a quality dinner if you are near the theatre district. We walked here from the Lancaster and then walked to the symphony. Unusual setting inside a bank building is interesting. Service was underwhelming, but that is happening at a lot of places these days. We enjoyed the food and drinks. I would like to return someday.
  12. W

    Warriorgal

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood tower was so good! Plenty of food for 4 people. The shrimp were huge!! All 4 of us enjoyed our entrees as well. Seafood bouillabaisse, sous vide filet mignon, short ribs, and lamb chops. Apple galette was the perfect ending! We'll be back for sure.
  13. R

    Roxanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Went with friends before a show. None of us had ever been. Everything we had was delicious!! Drinks and food so good!! Will definitely be back!
  14. RH

    RachaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and great food. Will definitely be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely establishment! Ashley was a great server.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very tasty, and the wine was good. The location was perfect, a very short walk to the symphony at Jones Hall. It was inside an office building, so it took us a few extra minutes to locate it. Our waiter was ok, but didn’t know the answers to our questions (where are the oysters from? what kind of vodka do you have?); he had to be prompted to go find out the answers.
  17. PG

    PattiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. would go there again
  18. J

    Julie

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant with fun decor and amazing food. Our party of 4 had dinner here and the food and service was amazing! Raw oysters were a delicious start to the meal. Highly recommend.
  19. i

    iliketoeat

    Houston

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We needed to find a new restaurant that we could go to before a show at the Hobby Center since the blue Fish shut down. We were very impressed with the food with the wait staff and with the overall ambience of this restaurant. We will definitely be back when our next show comes up.
  20. MJ

    MelanieJ

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Grilled Cheese was great. French Onion soup was awesome. The Pistachio croissant...the BEST!
  21. B

    kayB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. A great additional to downtown Houston.
  22. W

    Warriorgal

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the option of getting a sweet treat to go from the bakery is really nice.
  23. SS

    SavorySauces

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our seafood was great as was the service! We also enjoyed the ambience here! We will be back!
  24. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and love the full service concept
  25. DM

    DianeM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as was the service. The prices were quite reasonable for the great quality of the food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food took too long to arrive.
  27. KM

    KarlaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, great food and excellent service
  28. PJ

    PJTX

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Love their bakeries. Had dined at this location before and had a relatively good experience. Food and service this visit however was incredibly disappointing. Worst part was, none of the staff seem interested whatsoever in customers enjoying their dining experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. You have to try the Nashville shrimp! Great place for a date night or just to get away.
  30. JB

    JoyceB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside with our pups. The service was fab. The cocktails even better, and the food was phenomenal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1. Creative menu and deliciously. Could feel the heart of the chef when we enjoyed every dish 2. Excellent service. So considerate, split the beef short rib before we even asked 3. Nice décor, quiet and comfortable 4. Good value: quality vs. price 5. Will come again, for sure🙂
  32. AT

    AigulT

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a dinner at Common Bond brassiere in downtown before the play. Good was great. Ambience is nice, was not very busy which we liked. Service was ok. Overall, it was a nice experience. Will definitely be back next time we are in downtown!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We’re vegetarian and explained that to several servers upon arriving. The one assigned to us was extremely unhelpful in explaining the menu and almost never came to the table. She really had the attitude of “I don’t care.” It ruined the experience of trying this place and our evening really.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our meal was delightful. Food was fresh and flavors were diverse and exciting. Service was attentive and polite. Wine list included great varieties and was very reasonable. I highly recommend!
  36. M

    Missie

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the coq au vin was very good
  37. TM

    TravisM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place and good food.
  38. s

    scorpioabe

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    not sure what was going on this day, but the service was super slow - took over 1 hour and 15 minutes to get our food food was good once we got it
  39. CF

    ChiefsFan

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and good.
  40. T

    Texan

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a very nice meal at Common Bond last night before a performance. It is a great downtown location for a nice meal before a downtown event.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Common Bond Brasserie & Bakery -Downtown Location is rated 4.6 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Common Bond Brasserie & Bakery -Downtown Location

800 Capitol St Houston, TX 77002-2902

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Entrances to BOA Tower are located at Milam and Rusk and Milam and Capital

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary European, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    We are a short walk from the Central Station (Main St, Red Line) and the Theater District Station (Capitol St, Green & Purple Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Gould

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 343-2255

  • Catering

    For catering, please contact Kim Garver at Kgarver@commonbondcafe.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, please contact Kim Garver at Kgarver@commonbondcafe.com.

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