Berg Opening Bistro in Hines Texas Tower

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston restaurateur Benjamin Berg, who has hit a series of culinary home runs  in restaurant business, is opening a bistro in the new Texas Tower office building in downtown Houston.

Berg Hospitality Group’s latest offering, The Sylvie, will be a French-European concept serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The eatery is expected to open this summer.

Texas Tower, is a 47-story, 1.2 million-SF, Class AA office tower located adjacent to the Houston Theater District at 845 Texas Avenue, between Travis and Milam streets

Developed by Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Texas Tower, which is over 80 percent leased, houses the global headquarters of Hines, founded in 1957 by Mr. Gerald D. Hines.

The Sylvie will be located at the corner of Texas Avenue and Milam Street adjacent to the Theater District. The Texas Tower building is across the street from the 75-story JP Morgan Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Image: courtesy Hines

“The Sylvie is an exciting addition to Texas Tower, marking a significant step in our journey to redefine the modern workspace in downtown Houston,” said John Mooz, senior managing director at Hines. “Our collaboration with Ben’s team aligns with our commitment to creating vibrant, sophisticated spaces that foster community and innovation. The Sylvie not only enhances the Texas Tower experience but also celebrates Houston’s dynamic culinary scene.”

Benjamin Berg’s organization is known for successful Houston restaurants including B&B Butchers Restaurant, B&B Lemon, and B.B. Italia Bistro, to name a few.

For The Sylvie, Berg Hospitality Group leased 3,267-SF at Texas Tower, a Pelli Clarke & Partners designed building, which has a hospitality-centric lobby.

“The Sylvie marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership with Hines that will bring two unique restaurants to Downtown,” said Berg, Owner & CEO of Berg Hospitality Group. “Together, we’re set to elevate the culinary landscape and invigorate the vibrant heartbeat of our city that is Downtown.”

Berg Hospitality tapped New York City-based ICRAVE to reimagine the spherical space on the lobby level. “Sylvie,” the French form of Sylvia, is a name originating for the Latin word for forest and denotes the effect of the lighting and architecture of the space—a preternatural tree lit from within. At The Sylvie, seating will be available for 85 guests in a bistro bar and dining room with tables and banquettes.

Following The Sylvie, Berg Hospitality Group is slated to open a second concept in Texas Tower in summer 2024. Named Dune Road, this seafood-centric concept promises to bring a taste of New England to Downtown, Berg says.

In 2015, Hines paid over $50 million to purchase the Texas Tower site, the longtime location of the former Houston Chronicle. The newspaper left downtown and moved to the suburbs in the old Houston Post building on the Southwest Freeway.

The Chronicle’s downtown site covered 99,184 SF of land including a half-block parking garage at 710 Preston. The Texas Tower was built on the Chronicle’s Texas Avenue property next to the Rice Hotel.

Hines used the site of the Chronicle garage as the location to build Brava, a 46-story apartment tower.


April 8, 2024 Realty News Report Copyright 2024

Images courtesy Hines

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