Houston Rodeo opens a chic new restaurant, the Ranch Saloon and Steakhouse

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Houston Rodeo will launch its first sit-down restaurant in its 90sstory of the year – taking the typical dining experience during rodeo season up a notch.

Between rodeo weeks, the schedule of carnival festivities, live music and sheep bustrodeo attendees can opt for a casual and upscale fine dining experience at NRG Park at Berg’ hotel grouplast concept — Ranch Saloon + Steakhouse.

Housed in a 16,000 square foot air-conditioned tent located in the southwest corner of the NRG Astrodome during rodeo season, the Ranch will offer dining areas for up to 240 guests and two fully functional bars, which making it the first time the rodeo has served alcohol outside the stadium, according to a statement.

The Ranch’s Rustic, first-come, first-served Saloon will offer a more laid-back vibe, with daily live music in its main bar and the opportunity to people-watch on “the porch” – a covered patio that sits 115 in its dining room and bar.

The Ranch’s Steakhouse, which also takes Reservationswill offer a more exclusive dining experience with a bespoke menu, featuring the best cuts of meat and signature dishes from other Berg Hospitality Group restaurants.
Felix Sanchez

Scheduled to serve fresh seafood, hearty sides and a wide selection of proteins, including Kobe, Texas and Japanese wagyu as well as premium USDA dry-aged beef in the Steakhouse, Berg promises an experience similar to its other gourmet restaurants. This means a departure from fried foods and the quicker, more casual options typically seen at rodeo.

The Ranch will host a menu of dishes from the B&B Butchers restaurant. BB Lemon and Annie Café & Bar, including guest favorites like Chef Tommy’s Bacon – a bacon concoction cooked with crumbled blue cheese and topped with truffle-infused honey, the Carpet Bagger on the half shell and appetizers. mouths like blue crab cakes; campechana, a Mexican shrimp cocktail; and whipped ricotta dip.

In many ways, the Ranch’s pop-up concept is a dream come true for owner Benjamin Turner Berg. A superfan of the critically acclaimed TV drama YellowstoneBerg longs to one day retire to a ranch in Wyoming or Montana. Diners can therefore expect a western flair – with wood and leather accents, as an ode to ranch-style living, a perfect rodeo theme.

“This is a place I would like to go and hang out, have a nice meal and listen to live music before or after the main concert. Additionally, we are very happy to also offer private dining options for rodeo committees or any larger group that wants to celebrate at the rodeo.The Ranch will have a little something for everyone.

Thinking of dining at the Ranch this rodeo season?

Restaurant opening hours: 4 pm to 11 pm Monday to Thursday; From 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch is offered on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment: Catch live music performances at the Saloon from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, with a DJ taking over at 9:30 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends, with a DJ from 8 p.m. to midnight on Sundays .

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