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

Common Bond Brasserie & Bakery -Downtown Location

4.5
4.5
98 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 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

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What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. T

    Trkefan

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for pre- symphony (Jones Hall) and not too long a stroll to Hobby Center. Grilled prawn appetizer was heaven.
  2. b

    bones

    Houston

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very convenient option for pre theater dining only 5 min to jones hall and 8 to the Alley or Wortham. They are prepared to get you in and out. Delicious food and drink options , enjoyed the salads, fried green tomatoes and grouper. Wine list varied although not extensive. Will return
  3. KT

    KaitT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was wonderful. We have food allergies and they were very helpful in catering to our specific needs.
  4. RG

    RodicaG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The staff is very rude
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner before the ballet. Lovely ambiance, and great food. The bread is from their bakery-do not miss the sprouted bread! Duck and scallop entrees both excellent, but the Brussels sprouts stole the show! Will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! It was so beautiful in there. Service was a little slow but that’s ok we weren’t in a rush.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so were the cocktails
  8. LK

    LeslieK

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and the space is beautiful. The beet salad, baguette ham and cheese, grilled cheese, and brussels sprouts were all excellent. Make a reservation, it was busy.
  9. LT

    LaurieT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite trouble finding the place and not knowing Common Bond served dinner, we had a terrific experience. Super friendly and helpful staff but experienced enough to not constantly interrupt and they paced the food perfectly. Definitely one of our best Restaurant Weeks experiences and will be back! Shout out to Bill and the manager (I think) for making us feel warmly welcomed like we were guests in their home!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Waiter and food runner were top notch. The restaurant was a little loud but the deco is beautiful. Highly recommend.
  11. C

    Claire

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food/drink/service was fantastic!!! Don't miss out on the Tuna Ribbons, Moules Frites, or Tiramisu Souffle!
  12. A

    Adrianna

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The super long wait for food is what makes this place a hit or miss for me.
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. PB

    PaigeB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm so glad Common Bond opened in downtown! Their service--from the bakery to the Brasserie (restaurant) is really exceptional. They're friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I only wish they had a longer happy hour! Try their flatbread pizzas, sooooo good!
  16. 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!!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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!
  23. SB

    SulphurBoy

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. RH

    RachaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely establishment! Ashley was a great server.
  28. 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.
  29. PG

    PattiG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. would go there again
  30. 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.
  31. i

    iliketoeat

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 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.
  32. 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!
  33. B

    kayB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. A great additional to downtown Houston.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and love the full service concept
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food took too long to arrive.
  39. KM

    KarlaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, great food and excellent service
  40. 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.

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 4.5 stars by 98 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 2 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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