From Italian, to BBQ, spuds & sandwiches to a Cajun seafood kitchen our unique restaurant offerings at the George R. Brown will delight every diner. Each of our ground level options is accessible from Avenida Plaza or the interior GRB concourse.
Bud's Pitmaster BBQ
Bud’s Pitmaster BBQ brings more than 30 years of experience in a Southern-styled BBQ restaurant with modern flare inside the George R. Brown Convention Center neighboring Hall B. Built adjacent to its very own smokehouse, Bud’s delivers flavors that combine smokehouse-made sauce and spices. Featuring an upscale and contemporary atmosphere, Bud’s is perfect for dinner with friends or just an evening cocktail.
Located at the north-end of Avenida Plaza closest to Hall A, offers a dynamic menu that features vibrant Italian flavors and fresh creation in small and shareable plates. The menu includes many of the traditional dishes Grotto is known for; such as the Neapolitan thin crust pizzas and house-made pastas. Grotto boasts one of the largest Grappa collections in Downtown Houston. A rustic, warehouse-style interior evokes a hip, yet casual social setting welcoming to locals and tourists.
McAlister’s Deli, is known for its sandwiches, salads, desserts and its sweet tea. With dine-in and take-out service, they're sure to be a fast-casual hit inside the George R. Brown. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlister’s brand has 361 restaurants in 28 states. McAlister's is located on Avenida Plaza, near the Wharf and adjacent to Hall D on the concourse side.
Kulture, located on the ground floor of Partnership Tower, will be an exploration of the cultural contributions of the diaspora from the continent of Africa thru the Caribbean to the southern U.S. Coast and expresses its findings thru food, spirits, art and music in a casually elevated yet comfortable dining experience. From Marcus Davis and the family that brought you the lines-out-the-door popular Breakfast Klub.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, located on the southern end of the GRB closest to Hall E, doesn't just know great seafood, it's their passion. They go to any depths to bring the finest quality seafood available, all year round. If you’re new to the exciting flavors of the Vieux Carré, then you’re in for a great dining experience. Pappadeaux's skilled chefs create menus using some of the most exciting flavors and best ingredients in American cuisine.
And of course, coffee!
The GRB has a full service Starbucks located on Mezzanine Level 2, across from the Hilton-Americas skybridge.
Sip. Stroll. Savor.
Step outside the GRB and experience cuisine from all around the world in Avenida Houston. Over 20 restaurants are conveniently located through out Avenida Houston, Downtown's center for entertainment.