Common Bond's French-inspired, full-service restaurant quietly closes downtown
The downtown branch of a Houston bakery staple has quietly closed. Common Bond has shuttered its brasserie location in the Bank of America tower.
A representative provided the following statement in response to CultureMap’s request for comment: "Common Bond Brasserie Downtown has closed. Our lease has ended, and we felt it was best to concentrate on the Bistro & Bakery and On-The-Go locations.”
The closure brings an end to Common Bond’s aspirations of operating a full service restaurant. Opened in September 2021, the restaurant featured a more elevated dinner menu than Common Bond’s fast casual bistro locations. That included a menu of classic, French-inspired fare created by executive chef Jason Gould — including seafood towers, rack of lamb, and plated desserts. It also offered a full wine and cocktail program.
Area workers could dine on a more casual menu during lunch. It also had a full range of pastries to service grab-and-go customers.
As the statement notes, the closure of the brasserie does not affect the company’s four bistro locations — Montrose, the Heights, Spring, and West U/Texas Medical Center — or the six locations of its sister concept, Common Bond On-The-Go.
Meanwhile, Understory, the food court in the Bank of America tower’s tunnel level, also remains opens with vendors such as Boomtown Coffee, Mona Fresh Italian Food, and Filipino-inspired burger concept Flip ‘n Patties.