San Francisco steakhouse Miller & Lux embraces old-school glamour

Inspired by a legendary Hollywood haunt

Wooden pillars and deep leather banquettes frame views of San Francisco Bay across this swanky two-storey steakhouse in the city’s Mission Bay district.

MBH Architects and AD 100 designer Ken Fulk designed Miller & Lux’s interiors, taking cues from iconic and long-closed LA restaurant Chasen’s – once a favourite haunt of Hollywood’s elite, from Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra to Gregory Peck.

Echoes of this bygone era of dining can be seen in the steakhouse’s curved leather seating, upholstered in rich tan, wood panelling, brass railings and chain pendant lights – all of which serve as a foil for the sweeping glass and steel of Chase Center and Thrive City, visible beyond the windows.

‘We wanted to bring back a sense of glamour to San Francisco,’ chef and owner Tyler Florence told Forbes. ‘When you walk into a great restaurant, it needs to check three boxes for me. The ambience needs to be spectacular; the service needs to be top-notch; and the food needs to be amazing.’

Miller & Lux occupies two floors in the building, both looking out and across San Francisco Bay. Mains and desserts are chosen from trolleys that are wheeled back and forth across the restaurant, with cuts including wagyu filet, filet mignon and ribeye.

700 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158, United States

Photography: Douglas Friedman

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