Over the past year we’ve seen several airport restaurants and bars in the US join Priority Pass. The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so when that’s not possible, they instead work with a restaurant.
Priority Pass pays a fixed amount for each guest who enters a lounge, so instead Priority Pass is just paying these restaurants a fixed amount, and then you can spend some dollar amount at that restaurant (typically $28-30). So far in the US, Priority Pass restaurants & bars include the following (it’s amazing how much this list has grown in a short time):
- House Spirits Distillery Portland Airport
- Capers Cafe Le Bar Portland Airport
- Capers Market Portland Airport
- Timberline Steaks & Grille Denver Airport
- Corona Beach House Miami Airport
- Viena Miami Airport
- Air Margaritaville Miami Airport
- The Pasta House St. Louis Airport
- Kentucky Ale Taproom Lexington Airport
- Bobby Van’s Steakhouse New York JFK Airport
- Bar Symon at Cleveland Airport
- Johnny Rockets at Syracuse Airport
- Barney’s Beanery at Los Angeles Airport
- Bracket Room at Washington Reagan Airport
- The Fan Zone Indianapolis Airport
- RJ Rockers Flight Room Greenville-Spartanburg Airport
- Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill Boston Airport
- Stephanie’s Boston Airport
- San Francisco Giant’s Clubhouse San Francisco Airport
- Yankee Pier San Francisco Airport
- American Tap Room at Washington Reagan Airport
Three more US restaurants are joining Priority Pass
While these restaurants haven’t yet officially been added to Priority Pass, I’ve been informed that we should expect the following three restaurants to be added to the Priority Pass network starting this week:
Campanile @ Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Terminal 4 – Campanile resembles an evening courtyard dining experience, but within the busy airport terminal offering a variety of elegant appetizers, salads and entrees for travelers to enjoy.
Landry’s Seafood @ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – Terminal C by gate C42 – Landry’s Seafood brings a taste of Houston’s food culture to the airport with a selection of fresh and appetizing seafood creations.
Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar @ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – Terminal A by gate A17 – Houston travelers can enjoy a selection exciting Mexican-inspired favorites with Texas flair from enchiladas and tacos to carnitas along with an extensive selection of boutique tequilas, world famous margaritas, and handcrafted cocktails.
I look forward to seeing all three of these restaurants join the Priority Pass network (again, they’re not live yet, so your Priority Pass cards won’t work yet for purchases at these restaurant).
For the LAX restaurant, this will be the first Priority Pass restaurant at Terminal 4, which will be great for American Airlines passengers.
Meanwhile these will be the first two Priority Pass restaurants at Houston Airport, and they’re in two different terminals, so they’ll be useful for United flyers, as well as those on select other airlines.
What do you make of these Priority Pass restaurant additions?