Flora Restaurant, Houston Buffalo Bayou Park

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Flora Restaurant in Houston

post updated April 3, 2024

Architecture: Clayton Korte

Location: Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, Texas, USA

Flora Restaurant Houston

Address: 3422 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019, United States

January 25, 2021

Flora Restaurant in Buffalo Bayou Park

From high-quality ingredients to hand-made tortillas, from lush plant life to the patio and lively music, Flora is conceived as a fresh approach to Mexican food making this Houston restaurant and bar the perfect viaje pequeño right in town. Driven by the owner’s vision for the architecture, interiors, and brand to cohere with the chef’s food and flavors, the words “fresh, with heart, and transporting” guided every design decision.

Flora Restaurant Houston

The site anchors the corner of a large mixed-use development at a prominent thoroughfare near Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood. Influenced by Mexico’s culture of craft and making, materials requiring a skilled hand converge throughout. A lime-washed terra cotta breeze block on the building’s exterior filters out direct sunlight while admitting dappled light into the dining room. At sunset, the building glows through the blocks like a lantern.

Flora Restaurant Houston

At street level, lush plants guide guests toward an authentic hand-carved Mexican door. Inside, a double-height dining room ceiling articulated with exposed glulam beams supports a spacious light monitor above. The beams extend to the patio through a double-height curtain wall inviting fluidity between indoor and outdoor experiences.

Flora Restaurant Houston

Inside, neutral earthy tones and organic textures are punctuated by olive green suede upholstered banquettes, cognac leather stools, and locally made terracotta tile floors. At the chef’s table, a concrete poured countertop sits over stacked end-grain wood. In the kitchen, custom blackened steel shelving with oak shelves holds serve ware, herbs, and spices.

Flora Restaurant Houston

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