Berg Hospitality—the company behind concepts like B&B Butchers & Restaurant, Turner's and NoPo—announced in a March 30 press release that the brand is expanding its presence in downtown Houston by way of a new concept: Dune Road.

Dune Road, a New England-style seafood restaurant, will be located in a 5,430-square-foot space in Hines’ and Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Texas Tower, a 47-story and 1 million-square-foot office complex at 845 Texas Ave., Houston. The restaurant will also offer a raw bar that will be connected to a 56-seat circular bar.

“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, inclusion and sustainable investment at Ivanhoé Cambridge.

The interior and exterior spaces are designed by New York-based interior design and lighting firm ICRAVE to reflect nautical themes and motifs, such as an undulating ocean-like ceiling, shiplap-inspired details, and colors reflected in the sea and sky, per the press release.

This concept is slated to open in the fall and will be open for lunch, happy hour and dinner service. Dune Road will serve seafood favorites such as New England-style clam and lobster bakes, seafood chowder, fried clams and lobster rolls, while the drink program will include signature cocktails and “drink selections fit for partaking in on a vintage Chris-Craft docked off a coastal town,” according to the press release, referring to a brand of luxury boats. The restaurant's maximum seating capacity will be 214 patrons.

“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,” said 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.”

Berg Hospitality has another concept opening this fall called Buttermilk Baby, which is an ice cream bar coming to the M-K-T development in the Heights.