As earlier discussed, Restaurant Michael Mina at the St. Francis is morphing into one of his steakhouse concepts, Bourbon Steak, previously seen in Miami and D.C. and featuring his signature butter-poached, slow-roasted steaks. Grub Street just received the official press release, giving the opening date of October 7, with Michael Mina shuttering for the makeover in mid-September. Mina is quoted saying, "I have crafted a menu that is unique and distinctive to the Bourbon Steak in San Francisco, focusing on California product, producers and farmers." Look for Michael Mina to reopen just a few weeks later, in mid-October, in the former Aqua space (252 California) with a more casual dining vibe.
Earlier: Michael Mina Announces Plans for Aqua and His Eponymous Restaurant [Grub Street]