Our coastal-inspired restaurant, set in a 1924 landmark building, specializes in Southern Creole and Tex-Mex flavors. You’ll find not only new flavors and combinations of classic dishes, but original culinary innovation.

“Man cannot live by music, wine and fine dining alone.
But it’s worth exploring.”

— Sam Houston


The Pearl Bar offers boutique wines, a great list of brown spirits and a rotating selection of local craft beers. Relax with a drink and sample our delectable bar bites.

Our signature artisan cocktails focus on heritage, authenticity and sustainability, while our wine cellar collection is paired with our menu by our sommelier.




The menu at The Pearl, inspired by bold flavors, has an emphasis on technique and the versatility of seasonal ingredients. From light bites to hearty fare, delight in a coastal-inspired dish, or indulge with a prime steak — prepared to perfection.




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Meet the Chef

Chef Raphael Rogers brings 15 years of culinary experience to The Sam’s Pearl Restaurant and Bar. Hailing from Virginia, where he was named Iron Chef in 2012, he is excited to offer his unique blend of creativity with expansive nutritional knowledge to Houston. Throughout his career, Chef Raph has provided meals for the University of Houston and University of Tennessee’s athletic departments, in addition to serving as a private chef for professional athletes and television personalities.

Chef Raph’s menu features bold flavorful dishes that offer fresh, nutritious takes on coastal-inspired favorites.

& Events

The Pearl offers impeccable service and customizable dining options to craft your special event. A backdrop of brick, wood and distinctive lighting — combined with historical touches — offers an enchanting atmosphere for your special occasion.

Celebrate in the lounge bar, open all night long, or book a boutique room at The Sam Houston Hotel. If you have a larger event, ask us about our climate-controlled Veranda Ballroom. We take pride in creating personal and bespoke events — no task is too small. Our expert team is ready to work with you to deliver memorable occasions.

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Monday – Friday | 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday – Sunday | 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Daily | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Sunday – Thursday | 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday – Saturday | 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Happy Hour

Monday – Saturday | 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Sunday – Thursday | 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday – Saturday | 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.