David Laxer Owner/CEO

David Laxer


With a quiet, friendly demeanor, David Laxer, son of Bern’s Steak House’s founders, Bern and Gert Laxer, is now guiding this venerable legend and its other three siblings – Haven, Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits, and B&G Little Midway to success. The four businesses continue to adhere to, and use Bern Laxer’s original philosophy, “We Do Things Differently” as a guiding principle that David Laxer believes delineates the business from competitors. This philosophy has kept guests returning again and again and the recognition flowing. “As my father did, I believe the customer must always come back. We consider every night a big event for the restaurants and we strive to go above and beyond our guests’ needs and wishes. Our goal is to continue to elevate the dining experience with consistency being rule number one,” says Laxer. Laxer continues to order the famous prime beef that is dry-aged at Bern’s. He also approves all wine purchases and investments for the businesses, as well as traveling to distilleries to hand select spirit barrels for special collaborations. Laxer graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Furman University, and later interned at the prestigious New York Restaurant School; an experience that he believes helped him prepare to guide and create Bern’s and its subsidiaries, and our next generation in The Epicurean Hotel.