Underground Culinary Concept Includes Four Diverse Vendors + Over 60 Beer Taps

NOW OPEN: TEXAS’ FIRST FOOD HALLDowntown Houston welcomes its first curated food hall and beer garden, Conservatory located underground in the former 1912 Isis Theatre. Business partners, Anh Mai and Lian Nguyen opened the chef-driven space in May 2016 to provide the downtown area with a variety of quality and diverse food options, as well as an extensive craft beer, sake and wine selection.

Conservatory’s 7,500-square-foot space features a raw, industrial design with exposed piping and fixtures. Meant to evoke a living greenhouse, the entrance features a living wall of plants and a grand staircase that takes customers down to the beer garden. A destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, Conservatory is open until 2 a.m. on Thursdays and until 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  Also, Conservatory will be doing Family Funday on Saturday and Sunday Funday with a diverse brunch offering on Sundays.

Anh Mai hand-picked vendors to represent the diverse dining scene in Houston. Vendors at Conservatory include:

  • Melange Creperieoffers Parisienne street style crepes and craft coffee with Fusion Beans made by Southside Expresso. The vendor features a selection of sweet and savory crepes.
  • El Burro & the Bull, from pitmaster John Avila, feature a selection of Texas-style barbecue. Barbecue options include brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, turkey and sausage. A selection of tacos and sandwiches are also available.
  • Samurai Noodle is a Seattle-based ramen shop, specializing in making their own noodles in-house.  Menu highlights include a Tokyo style Shouyu, light chicken broth served with thick wavy egg noodles, slice of pork belly, green onions and seaweed.  Also a Hakata style Tonkotsu, hearty pork broth served with thin wheat noodles, slice of pork belly, green onions and black wood ear mushrooms.
  • Myth Kafe, offers authentic Greek food made with carefully curated meats and vegetables, simple seasoning with fresh herbs and olive oil. Menu highlights include theHero Gyro made with tender, seasoned beef with fresh onion, tomato and tzatziki in toasted pita and Arnadiko, lamb marinated overnight with garlic and herbs, served with au jus and a side of Greek rice.

The beer wall includes a selection of over 60 beers on tap, along with wine and sake. Non-alcoholic beverages are available at each food vendor. For more information about Conservatory, please visit


Conservatory is Houston’s first curated food hall. The venue is a multi-vendor, greenhouse-style culinary concept that features a beer garden with more than 60 beer taps, wine, sake, food vendors and seating for 250 guests. Located under Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, the 7,500 square-foot basement space is a chef-driven concept that is designed to bring more creative late-night options to downtown as well as promote upcoming chefs. For more information, please visit