Meet Chef Ryan
Chef Ryan Lachaine leads the culinary team at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship first floor restaurant, bar and lounge. The globally inspired food menu features a blend of Chef Ryan’s own Eastern European heritage, and the Gulf Coast influenced dishes he’s known for, plus a dash of the South. Chef Ryan has received national accolades from the likes of Food & Wine, Esquire, Forbes and Condė Nast Traveler as well as local accolades including “Best New Restaurants in Texas” by Texas Monthly in 2018 and the number one restaurant in Houston by CultureMap in 2019.
Meet Chef Alex
Chef Alex Harrell will lead the culinary team at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship ground floor restaurant, bar and lounge set to debut this summer. Since moving to New Orleans in 1998 to work under Chef Susan Spicer at Bayona, Chef Alex has worked at some of the city’s acclaimed restaurants including Ralphs on the Park, Table One, Sylvain and most recently as Executive Chef at Elysian Bar where the restaurant earned a “Best New Restaurant” nomination by the James Beard Foundation and was named a “Hot 10 New Restaurant in 2019” by Bon Appètit magazine.
MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE WITHOUT DUES
WHERE WORK & PLAY INTERMINGLE
Where cocktails embolden a palate-pleasing culinary menu. Where guests and locals meet and share stories. Unbound inspiration from around the world placed on every plate.
“One of the most inventive new restaurants in Chicago. Commons Club’s open kitchen allows diners a front-row view of culinary hustle.”
“Richard Branson enticed one of the Big D’s most sought-after chefs, Matt McCallister, then gave him carte blanche to create an extraordinary menu. The result is one of the hottest dinner reservations in town (and the best crispy pork belly you’re ever likely to taste).”
“As soon as you walk into Commons Club, you quickly forget that you’re dining in a hotel restaurant.”
Paper City Magazine Dallas
“The 250-room property include The Commons Club a bar, lounge, relaxed work zone and restaurant with the vibe of a private club but open to all.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The Commons Club atmosphere is warm, friendly, and welcoming. The menu is courtesy of the executive chef, Adrian Garcia, who offers up modern Californian cuisine.”
“The jaw-dropper that will make you feel as though you’re in a fancy hotel is the Commons Club, a bar-restaurant that sits on what was the floor of a former bank.”
THROUGH THE LENS OF
The Kitchen at Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary American dishes. Bringing culinary delight to the restaurant landscape by combining unexpected ingredients with bold flavors, Commons Club infuses a relaxed, yet elegant experience. So prepare to go on a journey where “Everyone Leaves Feeling Better”.
The Bar at Commons Club serves creative cocktails in a beautifully designed setting. Thoughtfully crafted drinks, wine and beer are enjoyed alongside tempting bar bites and a rotating lineup of live entertainment.
The Shag Room is an intimate space for small groups to meet, connect, share stories and let their hair down. Decked in plush, luxurious fabrics, the lounge area is aptly suited for both a solo working session during the day or an evening night cap. For an even more exclusive feel, The Shag Room is also bookable for private gatherings or activations.