Buzzy and Busy Berg Hospitality Restaurant Group Serves Up Opulent New Steakhouse and More!

Buzzy and Busy Berg Hospitality Restaurant Group Serves Up Opulent New Steakhouse and More!

Chocolate souffle tart at Turner's Cut (photo by Brian Kennedy)

RESTAURATEUR BEN BERG, founder of Berg Hospitality, must never sleep. Just when you think he’s introduced his final restaurant concept, here come two more newbies in one week, with another baby on the way.

Newcomers Turner’s Cut in the Autry Park mixed-use development aims to be Houston’s most luxurious steakhouse, and The Sylvie is an all-day café in downtown’s Texas Tower high-rise. Next up will be Dunn Road, the group’s first seafood-centric concept, also in the Texas Tower.

“Turner’s Cut is more evocative of a dinner party in a luxurious estate than a modern-day restaurant — but yet with all of the bespoke touches, and elevated food and cocktails that our clientele could want,” says Berg. “It’s an establishment unlike any other Houston has seen.”

With inspiration from the Gilded Age, Berg teamed up with hospitality design firm Sensitori to create a chic look of natural hues mixed with gleaming white marble and gold glittering chandeliers. The lofty dining room features white leather banquettes and guests can take in live music nightly, which plays from the mezzanine level.

The exterior of Turner's Cut at Autry Park

Turner's Cut

Kampachi Crudo at Turner's Cut (photo by Brian Kennedy)

The Sylvie selections

Its wine cellar allows two guests to dine while surrounded by more than 2,000 bottles of vino. Opulence continues even to the restrooms, where the ladies’ room boasts a vanity table and Champagne, and the men’s room dons a huge television and whiskey.

As imagined, the menu spotlights rare cuts of beef including Kobe and Japanese A5 steaks, American wagyu, and prime dry-aged rib-eye. Turner’s Carving Cart offers bone-in prime rib, while the Raw Cart brings fanciful presentations of seafood including oysters, lobster, king crab and caviar. Service is showy with tableside preparations of many dishes like Caesar salad and risotto. Can’t decide? Perhaps opt for the six- or nine-course tasting menu.

The Sylvie, which Berg calls “the most beautiful all-day café in the city,” opens early morning with plated breakfast dishes and grab and go, plus a full-service coffee bar. Lunch on salads, sandwiches, and gourmet pizzas baked in a glass mosaic oven. Honey-roasted chicken, lamb meatballs, and sides like roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts headline the dinner menu.

The name Sylvie originated from the Latin word for forest, which represents the effect of the lighting, architecture and tree-like sculpture within the space. Berg now operates 14 different Texas restaurants. We wonder: Is there no stopping him?

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