Cochineal is an ode to refined but comfortable sensibilities in both food and decor. Our goal is to present our guests with elevated, yet accessible food and stellar service in an inviting atmosphere. Cochineal is about sharing great food with good company and it is our hope that this honest, focused approach will resonate with both our guests and community. 



Cochineal is a casual fine dining restaurant helmed by Owner/Executive Chef Alexandra Gates along with her husband James Harkrider. At Cochineal, our philosophy is that the essence of fine cuisine is the creative use of the finest ingredients prepared and presented with thoughtfulness and attention to detail. We craft our dishes using traditional and innovative cooking techniques inspired by our European and Texan roots, but re-imagined using local and regional ingredients as a means of creating a unique dining experience for our guests. Our daily evolving menus spotlight our commitment to sustainability and we make every effort to source our ingredients from our on site garden as well as from farmers, ranchers and others throughout Texas and beyond that share in that commitment.