United's terminals at Houston's largest airport just got a $180 million upgrade. Here are 4 dazzling restaurants travellers can now check out.

OTG ExperienceA look at the built-in smoker at Q, the new barbecue smokehouse inside Terminal E.
  • United Airlines’s Terminal E at George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is getting a culinary makeover.
  • The reimagining of Terminal E was completed by airport dining experts OTG.
  • OTG’s investment in United’s Houston terminals totaled $US180 million.
  • The four restaurants were designed by Rockwell Group and all feature unique architecture and eye-catching layouts, with each restaurant having its own flavour and type of cuisine.
  • Q is a barbecue smokehouse with a meat-smoker built into the terminal. Gavi is an Italian restaurant and Tanglewood Grille is a Texas steakhouse. Yume is a Pan-Asian marketplace with a variety of food stations.

George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston is adding four new stylish restaurants to its Terminal E. Done in collaboration with OTG, an airport experience consultant, the restaurants will be available for United Airlines customers to enjoy.

OTG is no stranger to airport dining renovations. The company has also worked its magic on United’s Terminal at Newark Airport, JetBlue’s terminal at JFK International, American’s terminal in Philadelphia.


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The four new restaurants created for Terminal E were designed by Rockwell Group and all feature unique architecture and eye-catching layouts, with each restaurant having its own flavour and type of cuisine.

Q is a barbecue smokehouse with a meat-smoker built into the terminal. Gavi is an Italian restaurant and Tanglewood Grille is a Texas steakhouse. Yume is a Pan-Asian marketplace with a variety of food stations.

In addition to Terminal E, OTG has also worked to revamp Houston’s Terminal B and Terminal C. In total, OTG’s investment in United Houston terminals total $US180 million. (United Airlines does not fly to Houston Hobby Airport.)

Take a closer look at the four new dining options in Terminal E at George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston:


1. First up is Gavi. It’s an Italian restaurant by Chef Ryan Pera.

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Gavi aims to mimic an outdoor Italian bistro.

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Its facade features a wavy black canopy and angular tree design.

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The bar is fully stocked and has three TVs.

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And the hanging lamp lighting sure seems cool.

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It can accommodate up to 110 travellers.

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2. Next up is Q. It’s is a barbecue smokehouse by Chef Greg Gatlin.

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The restaurant comes equipped with its own meat smoker.

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The long bar has two towers that showcase a variety of whiskeys.

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The restaurant features designs of copper and wood and seats 106 travellers.

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3. Next is Tanglewood Grille by Chefs Seth Siegal-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan. It’s a Texas steakhouse built so guests sit under an angular oak canopy.

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The restaurant has a menu that recalls Houston’s proud history as a steakhouse hotspot.

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The restaurant’s design features 1.5 miles of aluminium tube.

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4. Yume is a pan-Asian eatery by chefs Chris Kinjo and Mike Tran.

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The establishment is decorated with over 400 lanterns,…

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… 1,500 beer bottles, and 23,000 mahjong tiles.

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There is an eclectic array of Pan-Asian cuisine to try.

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The restaurant is meant to conjure up a marketplace.

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