Fresh American Dining, with a Hint of Houston Flavor

Award-Winning Restaurant

The culinary team at Main Kitchen is proud to be voted OpenTable Diners’ Choice 2019 in the following categories: Great for Lunch & Late Night Find.

Main Kitchen OpenTable Diners Choice Award JW Houston

Fine Dining at the Best Restaurants in Downtown Houston

The chefs and mixologists of Main Kitchen | 806 Lounge draw inspiration from the local flavors and ingredients of Houston and Texas to present classic dishes and elevated cocktails with a creative twist in our Downtown Houston restaurant.

THE Place to Dine and Drink in Houston

Main Kitchen and 806 Lounge at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown

Experts in upscale cuisine, elevated cocktails, sophisticated wine and even serving the perfect cup of coffee, our culinary artisans offer a food and drink experience that extends beyond our walls to our local community and culture.  Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner, a power lunch downtown Houston is known for, or an interactive cooking and cocktail demonstration our restaurant inside the JW Marriott is a destination at the top of lists.  Our Houston and regionally inspired menu and dining experiences include insights from Houston farmers and tastings with renowned winemakers and distilleries because we are committed to sourcing the best food and supporting Houston suppliers and our loyal partners.  In addition to our local and regional partners for our exquisite dishes, we also take it one step further with our very own rooftop garden from which we have local herbs and vegetables.  The first step to experience our fresh American dining with hints of Houston flavor is into our living room vibe that inspires everyone to feel right at home and embodies the essence of legendary Texas hospitality.

Introducing New Restaurant Executive Chef

Main Kitchen New Executive Chef Josh Mouzakes

On October 9, 2018, JW Marriott Houston Downtown’s popular restaurant, Main Kitchen, embarked on a new culinary journey with the introduction of revamped menus that showcase Executive Chef Josh Mouzakes classical French training and Downtown Houston’s famed culinary diversity.  Learn more about Chef Mouzakes culinary career, watch chef in action cooking the perfect steak and see our Main Kitchen team creating our garden oasis in the urban jungle of Downtown Houston.

New Menus

Salmon Dinner Main Kitchen JW Marriott Downtown Houston Restaurant

With our new chef comes new, inspired menus that capture the best of what we serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner while expanding your palate to offer seasonal favorites layered with perfected techniques.  Lunch downtown Houston style includes power hitters, timely service and amazing food.  Our most popular dining time, lunch at the restaurant requires a reservation for a no wait, upscale dining, and highly convenient experience with entrances at the corner of Main and Rusk.  Beat the lunch crowds and start the day with a balanced breakfast and aroma-craving coffee.  Houston’s foodie elite never miss the chance to experience the full flavors of our all-new dinner menu.  Every meal is made remarkable with our all-new dessert menu, designed to complement our dinner dishes and velvety coffee selection.  Daily Happy Hour and Weekend Brunch round out our menu selection to delight local Houstonians and luxury hotel guests for an experience your gustatory cells will always remember.

Elegant Events

Special Events at JW Marriott Houston Downtown

Our restaurant and events teams are excited to help you create an unforgettable private event that simultaneously delivers divine food, the best libations, culturally engaging ambiance, stimulated conversation and superb service to ensure you and your guests have an extraordinary time.  Private pizza making events are great team building events, or you may choose to reserve the Chef’s table for an elaborate dinner.  We will also create a high-end private celebration in our infamous Carter room.  Main Kitchen | 806 Lounge and JW have exciting menu items, attentive staff and one-of-a design to make your event exceptional from all perspectives.

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Main Kitchen Hours & Menus

Mon-Fri: 6:30am-11am
Sat: 7am-11am | Sun: 7am-11am

Everyday: 11am – 3pm

Everyday: 5pm – 10pm

Main Kitchen Events

You can find Main Kitchen at Houston’s most popular foodie events all year long. Check out our upcoming events and come join us for the best food experiences in Houston.

See Our Events Calendar