After 30 years, one of Houston's most exclusive dining destinations is now open to the public. Manor House, the property on the Houstonian hotel campus that once served as President George H.W. and Barbara Bush's official Houston address, opened quietly for lunch in January. 

Originally designed by celebrated architect John Staub as a home for Texas oilman Lawrence Reed, The Manor House has a special place in Houston's history. In addition to serving as President Bush's Houston address during his tenure as both CIA Director and Vice President, the house's Botantical Room hosted a treaty signing during the G-7 Economic Summit in 1990. Since 1986, it has operated as a private dining room for Houstonian hotel guests and club members. Why change after 30 years?

"It feels like the right time," Houstonian food and beverage director Jeff Everts tells CultureMap. "We wanted to give people the opportunity to come here and see what we’ve been doing."
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