After about an eight-months hiatus, the downtown Hilton (500 E. Fourth St.) once again has a centerpiece restaurant. The downtown staple unveiled its new-look Cannon + Belle last week. The restaurant, which took the place of Finn & Porter, follows the trend of Texas-centric comfort food. Chef Peter Maffei, who also guided Finn & Porter, is at the reins in the kitchen.
Cannon + Belle, named after Angelina Belle Eberly, who also has a new swanky spot named in her honor on South Lamar Boulevard, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a menu that includes toasted farro with marinated cauliflower and a poached egg, hot chicken with Brussels sprouts, shrimp and grits, burgers, sandwiches, and “gourmet” pizzas with toppings like bacon-wrapped quail.
The Texas-focused wine program features wines on tap from Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood, and includes offerings from McPherson Cellars, Becker Vineyards and Fall Creek Vineyards.
The new restaurant is part of a $23 million renovation, that included updates to the lobby and other public areas. Cannon + Belle is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.