New Priority Pass Restaurants In Houston & Los Angeles Now Available!

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I shared a preview of this a few days ago, so this post is an update that these restaurants are now “live” as part of the Priority Pass network, so let’s look at the details.

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):

Priority Pass has just added three more US restaurant locations – Campanile in Los Angeles (LAX), Landry’s Seafood in Houston (IAH), and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Grill in Houston (IAH).

As a reminder, the following are some of the most popular credit cards that come with Priority Pass memberships (I’ve also listed the respective guesting privileges):

Card# Of Guests Who Get Free AccessAuthorized User AccessCost To Add Authorized User
The Platinum Card® from American Express2Yes$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That
The Business Platinum® Card from American Express2Yes$300 Per Person
Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card2Yes$75 Per Person

Campanile at LAX

Campanile at LAX is open daily from 6AM until 10PM. As they describe it:

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.

Lol…

You can find the menu for the restaurant here (though it’s not a great looking menu).

The restaurant is located airside (after security) in Terminal 4, near gate 42B. Terminal 4 is exclusively used by American Airlines, so this is ideal for American passengers. Note that TBIT, T4, T5, T6, and T7 are all connected airside, so if you have time you could visit the lounge when flying out of any of those terminals while only clearing security once.

Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. In order to be eligible you need to have a same day day confirmed boarding pass, though there’s no explicit requirement that it needs to be an outbound boarding pass (so in theory you could visit on arrival). Furthermore, each Priority Pass member is limited to bringing just one guest.

The Priority Pass member will be responsible for any overage beyond the $28 credit, and that credit can’t be applied towards gratuity (and personally I think it’s appropriate to tip, as a Priority Pass membership is just a form of payment here).

Landry’s Seafood at IAH

Landry’s Seafood at IAH is open daily from 6AM until 10PM. As they describe it:

For decades, Landry’s has been a tale of legendary Gulf Coast cuisine and true hospitality. Landry’s has maintained an unmatched commitment to sensational steaks, seafood, and pasta specialties.

You can find the menu for the restaurant here.

The restaurant is located airside (after security) in Terminal C, near gate C42. Terminal C is used primarily by United, though all terminals at IAH are connected airside using the train, so any passenger should be able to use this restaurant.

Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. In order to be eligible you need to have a same day day confirmed boarding pass, though there’s no explicit requirement that it needs to be an outbound boarding pass (so in theory you could visit on arrival). Furthermore, each Priority Pass member is limited to bringing just one guest.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at IAH

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at IAH is open daily from 6AM until 10PM. As they describe it:

For over 25 years Cadillac Bar has been a hotspot for fun, festivity and of course authentic Mexican food. Enjoy a lively mixture of tradition and Mexican flair.

You can find the menu for the restaurant here.

The restaurant is located airside (after security) in Terminal A, near gate A17. Terminal A is used by Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta Frontier, Spirit, United, and WestJet. As I said before, all terminals at IAH are connected airside using the train, so any passenger should be able to use this restaurant.

Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. In order to be eligible you need to have a same day day confirmed boarding pass, though there’s no explicit requirement that it needs to be an outbound boarding pass (so in theory you could visit on arrival). Furthermore, each Priority Pass member is limited to bringing just one guest.

There’s nothing stopping you from visiting both of the restaurants at IAH, should you want to do that.

Bottom line

For many travelers, the addition of these Priority Pass restaurants is such a value-add, so I’m thrilled to see this network constantly expanding. This will be the first Priority Pass location at LAX’s Terminal 4, which is great for American passengers, while at IAH this is a much needed improvement to the Priority Pass footprint at the airport, which otherwise currently only has the the Air France & KLM Lounge.

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Comments

  1. Flying always in First or in business (when first not available), I never visited Priority pass restaurants before. Is it any good or is the food crap? PS: haters opinion not needed

  2. @Endre, The Corona Beach House Miami Airport had great Chili Cheese Fries and beers if you don’t mind bar food. Service was excellent as well.

    @Lucky, if one has two Priority Pass cards from having both the Chase Sapphire & Amex Platinum, can the $28-$30 credit become a $56-$60 credit in one visit?

  3. Everyone here can just be like Endre and states nonsense garbage. Useless comments all the time. We can all be like Endre and say we always pay to fly first class, but nope I will be better than Endre. First class is for the dirt poor. I always and only will ever pay to fly private and I will pay extra for the privilege to be the only one on the private plane as I cannot stand poor people like Endre to even be in the same place as me.

  4. lucky, at timberline in denver, heard that leftover food can’t be taken to go? or that server may not provide to-go box upon request? is it true?

  5. Stanley – Agree, although I wouldn’t fly any private jet other than the G650, all the others are trash for peasants!

  6. @ Stanley… I agree and what would flying first class or business have any relevance to visiting or not visiting a Priority Pass restaurant? Such a stupid post. Just wanted to say he doesn’t fly with the commoners. And any one can say anything on a post.

  7. Your article says that the new restaurants listed limit usage of priority pass to yourself and one guest? So does that supersede the guest limitations via your CC membership?

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