(HOUSTON) – Houston-based Berg Hospitality Group announces its latest restaurant concept, the seafood-centric Dune Road, to be located in Hines’ and Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Texas Tower office complex at 845 Texas Ave., in Downtown Houston. It is slated to open in Fall 2023.
With its Texas Tower location on the vibrant north end of Downtown, the 5,430-square foot upscale restaurant will be situated at the confluence of Houston’s Central Business District, the Theatre District and the Historic District. An interpretation of New England-style seafood restaurants, Dune Road brings an exciting new dining option to downtown residents, businesspeople and theatergoers.
“Dune Road will be a key addition to the hospitality-driven experience at Texas Tower,” said John Mooz, senior managing director at Hines. “With the goal of providing a curated F&B offering to the north side of Downtown, this new concept from Ben Berg’s powerhouse team will offer our tenants and the surrounding community the perfect setting to dine, recharge and exchange.”
“We’re proud to welcome Dune Road to Texas Tower, bringing an elevated experience that bolsters our human-centric vision for this project,” said Sunita Mahant, Head of Social Impact and Inclusion, Sustainable Investment at Ivanhoé Cambridge. “No doubt, this alluring new space will bring people together to enjoy a memorable culinary experience, further fuelling a sense of community and connection.”
The 47-story, one-million-square-foot Texas Tower is a notable architectural presence in downtown and defines a new approach to the office workspace experience. With the building’s vertically integrated campus, including a hospitality-centric lobby, it is the ideal site for Dune Road, which will exude sophistication and rustic elegance in the Northeastern tradition.
“Our first fully seafood-centric restaurant introduces a unique New England-inspired food and beverage experience to this bustling sector of Downtown in the world class Texas Tower,” says Benjamin Berg, founder and CEO of Berg Hospitality Group. “With Dune Road, we aim to elevate the flavor of seafood, by keeping it clean, simple and mostly grilled, sourced from only the finest suppliers around the country. Can you get a steak? Of course. But seafood is the star here.”
At Dune Road, which will be open for lunch, happy hour and dinner, patrons can expect to find perfectly cooked, exceptionally fresh seafood favorites such as New England-style clam and lobster bakes, perfect seafood chowder, fried clams and an overstuffed lobster roll, to name a few. The beverage program will reflect the standards of excellence that Berg Hospitality restaurant patrons have come to expect and will include signature cocktails and drink selections fit for partaking in on a vintage Chris Craft docked off a coastal town.
Berg notes that a raw bar will be connected to the restaurant’s 56-seat circular bar. Along with the comfortable lounge area and beautifully appointed dining room, a private dining space is available for large private parties. A westward-facing patio seating 44 will incorporate “green” elements for a relaxing outdoor happy hour or dining experience. Total restaurant seating capacity is 214.
The design, by the award-winning New York City-based ICRAVE, will incorporate wavy, curvy nautical elements with an undulating ceiling, tailored fabric, polished metals, shiplap-inspired details and beautiful, lacquered wood finishes. Neutral hues of sand, sea and sky (beiges, blues, grays) have been chosen for a soothing atmosphere and the lighting will recreate the essence of maritime motifs, embracing the luminous qualities of the open sea. These become signature pieces that anchor the architectural space.
Berg Hospitality was represented in lease negotiations by Jonas Fertitta of Ancorian. Crystal Allen with Transwestern represented Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge, the building developers and owners. The construction contractor for Dune Road is Case & Associates General Contractors, while Cisneros Design Studio is the architect of record.
For more information, visit www.DuneRoadTX.com and follow us on social media @duneroadtx.
About Berg Hospitality Group
Based in Houston, Berg Hospitality Group conceives, launches and operates restaurants in Texas with a commitment to giving back to the local communities. Founded by restaurateur Benjamin Berg, the budding culinary group is also responsible for creating B&B Butchers & Restaurant in Houston and Fort Worth, B.B. Lemon, The Annie Café & Bar, Turner's, NoPo Café, Market & Bar, Trattoria Sofia, B.B. Italia Bistro & Bar, and Emilia's Havana, along with more concepts to come. With a true passion for the hospitality industry, all of Berg's restaurants focus on offering excellent service, unique atmospheres, and unparalleled experiences for their guests while always fostering an inclusive environment for all guests, staff, and vendors. For more information, visit: www.berghospitality.com. Follow us on social media: @berghospitality
Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 30 countries. We manage nearly $96B1 in high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office, and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 685 properties totaling nearly 216 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets. To learn more about Hines, visit www.hines.com and follow @Hines on social media.
¹Includes both the global Hines organization and RIA AUM as of December 31, 2022.
About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.
Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in 1,500 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held C$77 billion in real estate assets as of December 31, 2022, and is a real estate subsidiary of CDPQ (cdpq.com), a global investment group. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.