Palace Family Steakhouse refurb may also include a name change

When Bernalwood reported a few days ago that the Palace Family Steakhouse was likely to reopen soon, I think we were all understandably overjoyed. Unfortunately, it sounds like maybe the name is going the way of the old interior. (Which I guess would also mean there’s a bit of exterior work still to come too, which could hold up the grand reopening for longer as well.) Reader jacobe chimed in in the comments of our post on the topic:

I talked to the new owners recently… they also own a Moroccan food/hookah joint somewhere in the Richmond.

Said they were going for a 50′s diner feel and it was going to be renamed to something I can’t remember.

So I followed up:

Renamed!? But you can’t remember to what?? For goodness’ sake, try to remember! Any thoughts at all?

And jacobe replied:

It was something really horrible like Mama’s Diner… or maybe it was a woman’s name.

I remember after walking away from the conversation, and after being so terribly excited that it was re-opening, telling my girlfriend that we should have suggested they keep the Palace name.

If I see someone in there again, I’ll do some sleuthing and ask.

Thanks, jacobe! (Hey, maybe they should call it Steakolandia!)

[photo via Bernalwood]

6 Responses to “Palace Family Steakhouse refurb may also include a name change”

  1. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    This is truly heartbreaking. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to keep making the trek down to Geneva Steak House. *sigh*

  2. I think I missed the part where reader jacobe established his credentials, other than his own report of talking to the owners, for speaking with any authority about the future of this steak house. I mean, maybe he did, maybe he didn’t — that’s the same authority that The Bible and The Koran claim, and I don’t believe any of that horseshit.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Cranky: True, but looking at the pictures of the inside, it sure looks like they are going for the whole crappy faux-50′s vibe.

      • scum says:

        We already have a Mel’s. BRING BACK PALACE.

        • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

          Exactly my point. SF has no shortage of faux-50′s Diners. Three Mel’s, three Lori’s, etc etc

  3. I like looking through an article that can make people think.

    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!