As the next generation of the food hall, Bravery Chef Hall will be the first of its kind venue, providing chef-driven concepts with the structure and environment to experiment and develop a business through a leading-edge model.
Bravery’s 9,000 square foot space will be a curated platform with five restaurant concepts under one roof, each with their own chef-owners and dining experiences. Like the food hall model, each curated concept will be separately owned and will sign a lease for space within the chef hall. The food will be complemented by Bravery’s own extensive beverage operations which will include a wine bar, cocktail bar, and a patio bar that will serve both an evening crowd and weekend brunch.
Bravery opened in July, 2019 as the anchor retail tenant at the new Aris Market Square. The 32-story luxury high-rise is located directly across from Market Square Park in downtown Houston.
Hours: | Monday – Wednesday 4PM – 9PM | Thursday – Friday 4PM – 10PM | Saturday 11AM – 10PM | Sunday 11AM – 9PM |
Address: 409 Travis Street at the corner of Travis and Preston (Aris Market Square)
Houston, TX 77002
Bravery Chef Hall Concepts
Hawker Alley | As the Covid-19 crisis emerged we had the opportunity to convert space to a communal kitchen for vendors from our other upcoming projects. These up and coming chefs get to test new recipes and “hawk’ their food, getting important feedback to refine their concepts. The current roster includes: Andes Café, Margaux’s Oyster Bar & Margaux Button, Naaco Bread Co. and La Villa Tacos. Watever Fresh from Chef Martin Weaver will also open soon.
The Blind Goat | Nhau is the Vietnamese word for the act of convivial eating and drinking. The Blind Goat is a modern Vietnamese gastropub from Christine Ha, winner of MasterChef season 3.
The Blind Goat fosters a vibrant atmosphere. A casual eatery to grab a bite or beverage with friends, family and colleagues, it is a place to kick back, enjoy the everyday, and celebrate the joys in life, both big and small.
BOH Pasta & Pizza | BOH Pasta is the latest concept by Ben McPherson. “BOH” (pronounced ‘bo’) is Italian slang for “I don’t know.” BOH’s core philosophy embodies playfulness and not taking anything too seriously—the two things they do take seriously are ingredients and technique.
BOH Pasta utilizes fresh-milled heirloom flours and farm-fresh eggs to create pastas with just the right amount of al dente and smoothness of texture. Sauces are worked so they lightly dress the pastas, letting the ingredients shine. The menu also features Pizza al taglio and other wood-roasted menu items produced in a Marra Forni oven, as well as an antipasti selection of Italian-style cured meats and cheeses. Built into the charcuterie program will be a selection of vegetables and fish to complement Bravery Chef Hall’s wine program.
Cherry Block Craft Butcher + Kitchen | Cherry Block Craft Butcher + Kitchen is taking down the stigma of the formal steakhouse meal and bringing honest, straightforward meals to Bravery Chef Hall. The menu balances capturing interest of the ultimate food lover with both creative and responsibly sourced food but is approachable to anyone that comes in search of a tasty meal.
Sourcing most proteins from Black Hill Meats, which Felix owns, gives Cherry Block the ability to butcher animals to their specifications and introduce various cuts of pork and beef that many restaurants don’t have a lot of access to. This also keeps the price point at a reasonable level.
KOKORO Sushi and Yakitori| Former UCHI sushi chefs Patrick Pham and Daniel Lee’s first brick-and-mortar concept, KOKORO (“heart” in Japanese), showcases their talent and technique working with the freshest seafood, sourced locally and from around the globe. In addition to impeccably prepared sushi, their menu will offer a selection of Yakitori-style meats.
Bravery Wine Bar | Bravery Wine Bar by Bravery Chef Hall Partner Shepard Ross features 30 wines on a custom, state-of-the-art tap system. Featuring exclusive selections sourced for Bravery along with bottles from small, family-owned wineries across the globe, the wine bar will be the centerpiece of the beverage program with selections carefully paired to each kitchen.
Lockwood STN | The first to occupy Bravery’s @Indie Bar incubator, Lockwood Stn is a globally inspired cocktail bar motivated to serve the culturally diverse city of Houston. The molecular bar will feature a custom draft cocktail system along with owner David Daquiri’s unique spin on classic and modern cocktails, including hand-selected, hard-to-find rum, vermouth and other unique spirits.
Secret Garden Coffee & Cocktails | Surrounded by plants in a custom glass greenhouse, Secret Garden features a tantalizing selection of world-class coffee during the day and innovative cocktails at night. The 2,000 square-foot hybrid patio garden bar opens onto Main Street and will serve both an evening crowd and weekend brunch alongside Atlas Diner.
From morning until 2 p.m., Secret Garden is helmed by baristas serving single origin coffees from around the globe. The laid-back environment and its connection to Bravery Chef Hall are reminiscent of a European market. In the evening, The Secret Garden transforms into a full-service cocktail bar led by its founder and cocktail savant, Jonathan Gallardo. The bar serves carbonated cocktails, bottled cocktails, and frosé beyond your typical daiquiris and margaritas.
Secret Garden and Atlas Diner work in tandem to provide a dynamic early breakfast/brunch and late-night combination to offer downtown Houston an exciting new destination.