Restaurants at Discovery Green®

Restaurants at Discovery Green®
The Grove 

The Grove restaurant offers an exciting urban dining experience unlike anything else in downtown Houston. Ideally located on the south end of Discovery Green near the Brown Foundation Promenade, this refined-dining establishment offers a one-of-a-kind setting for gatherings of all sizes and types. The Grove is the definitive see-and-be-seen culinary hotspot in Houston’s urban core and has redefined downtown dining since opening in January 2008.

The restaurant also happens to be among the most eco-friendly places in all of Houston. Not only is The Grove home to its very own rooftop herb and tomato garden, but it also uses eco-friendly materials made from corn, sugarcane or coconut fiber; recycles all paper, plastics, and cardboard within its walls. Furthermore, the cuisine itself reflects a commitment to locality and sustainability, utilizing a variety of Texas farms, cheese makers and Gulf Coast fisheries.

Hours of Operation*:

Lunch Tuesday-Friday 

11 am to 3pm

Dinner Tuesday – Thursday

Friday & Saturday dinner 5pm-10pm

Grove Events in Downtown Houston

Planning a special occasion? Grove Events serves as the park's preferred caterer to Discovery Green. Multiple private spaces inside The Grove and the Lake House as well as settings inside the park are available for an intimate dinner of 12 or a spectacular experience for parties up to 3,000. For more information, or to schedule your next corporate event, social party or wedding of your dreams please visit

The Lake House

The Lake House is a family-friendly fast casual concept located on the south shore of Kinder Lake in Discovery Green. Since its opening in April 2008, the cafe has captured hearts and palates with some of the best burgers in Houston, made to order tacos and fresh guacamole, a variety of Texas hot dogs, delectable grilled chicken, signature salads and drinks, all with healthy doses of flavor, style and all-American nostalgia. 

Whether you choose to sit inside the 40-seat, all-glass, wood, and steel contemporary building, on one of the tables dotting the lakeside deck and shaded veranda, or picnic in the park, The Lake House offers something for every park visitor!

Hours of Operation*:

Thursday – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday – 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday – 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Monday – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday/Wednesday – CLOSED


(*check website for updates or closures)

HISD break operating hours:
Monday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 pm
Saturday – 11:00 AM – 10:00 pm
Sunday – 11:00 AM – 8:00 pm

To find The Lake House and The Grove on the Discovery Green park map, click here