RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) has opened its new location in the historic 80,000 square foot San Francisco Bethlehem Historic Steel Building at Pier 70. As one of the most anticipated openings of the summer, RH San Francisco kicked off with a private celebration that benefited Tipping Point, a nonprofit organization fighting poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area. In attendance were members of the host committee, including Ayesha and Stephen Curry, Emily Holt, Tolan and Tyler Florence, to name a few notable guests.
RH San Francisco, The Gallery At The Historic Bethlehem Steel Building is a stunning one-of-a-kind five-story design and dining destination that includes the Palm Court Restaurant & Wine Bar; a rooftop park with views of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay Bridge; an in-house interior design firm; and complete floors from RH Interiors, including the brand’s latest collection, RH Contemporary.
The building, originally constructed in 1917 by San Francisco architect Frederick H. Meyer, was redesigned and restored by RH President and CEO Gary Friedman. This massive project brings together luxury home furnishings collections with elegant dining and drinking experiences in an unforgettable and glamorous setting.
Guests enter the impressive neoclassical Bethlehem Steel building through hand-wrought iron gates decorated with intricate scrollwork and gilded acanthus leaves. As they continue to enter, guests are greeted by an impressive octagonal lobby with the building’s original pink marble floors, surrounded by cast stone walls, wall fountains and antique urns, all under a ceiling restored plaster ornament. by Manuel Palos.
At the heart of the building is the magnificent Palm Court Restaurant, a wood-fired dining experience featuring a monolithic marble cooking hearth flanked by custom Molteni rotisseries from France. Two wine bars are located near the two entrances to the restaurant and offer still and sparkling wines from around the world to accompany the menu.
Diners are seated beneath a dramatic atrium, with the space showcasing old shipyard-inspired metalwork, towering Medjool date palms, and a central cascading fountain sculpted in golden Calacatta marble. The menu begins with a generous selection of caviars and starters including a wood-grilled artichoke with herb butter and their famous wood-grilled avocado with 10 grams of Kaluga Petrossian caviar and fresh cream.
For lighter fare, the Palm Court Restaurant offers a classic 1950s-style Caesar; a salad of green beans and head lettuce; and the popular roast chicken salad. Also on the menu is a selection of sandwiches that includes the Wagyu ribeye sandwich and the hearth burger with Monterey jack cheese.
Main dishes include thinly sliced wagyu rib eye topped with coarse sea salt; freshly cut roast chicken; and a whole Branzino. Sides include wood-grilled corn on the cob; truffle fries; and charcoal roasted sweet potatoes. Finally, the highlight of the dessert menu is the burnt caramel.
The rooftop park is definitely something to experience while dining at The Palm Court restaurant. Grab a glass of wine and head upstairs to an immersive garden space in a hallway marked by retractable glass walls that open to beautifully landscaped grounds with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline. downtown. The area is outfitted with RH Outdoor lounge spaces alongside trellised London plane trees, sculptural evergreens and trickling fountains.