BOURBON STEAK Opens at The Westin St. Francis

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The ALL CAPS ARE BACK: the transition from MICHAEL MINA to ~BOURBON STEAK~ at The Westin St. Francis on Union Square is complete, and the steakhouse opens this Thursday October 7th. The executive chef is Omri Aflalo, an extern from the Culinary Institute of America at AQUA when Mina first met and worked with him (he has also worked for Gary Danko and Michel Richard).

On the menu: “Starters For The Table,” like potato skins ‘poutine’ with short ribs ($14), crispy Korean chicken wings ($15), or Michael Mina classic lobster corn dogs ($16); appetizers include All Star Organics little gem salad with pancetta and hard-boiled quail egg ($14), and American wagyu tartare ($18); and entrées like San Francisco cioppino ($32), Prather Ranch lamb chops ($48), and an $18 burger. Oh yeah, and butter-poached steaks, like an 18-oz. bone-in rib eye for $42, or a 10-oz. American Kobe flatiron for $49.

Designer Michael Dalton has brought in a strong and masculine color palette (cognac, bronze, steel blue, and nickel)—there are 102 seats, with 42 in the bar and lounge. Open for dinner Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm; bar opens at 5pm. 355 Powell St. at Geary, 415-397-3003.