ABOUT

Our Concept

We envisioned a steakhouse and lounge unlike any other. A revolutionary steakhouse, in both cuisine and design, which would challenge the strict traditions of American steakhouses. The result is Rococo Steak.

18th century Europe was engulfed by Baroque – a strict, symmetrical, grandiose style that had run its course over two hundred years.  The artistic answer was Rococo.

Primarily developed in Paris, with roots in Rome, Rococo artists revolted with lighter, asymmetrical, curvy, intimate and more playful themes.  Similarly, Rococo Steak is a modern departure from the traditional steakhouse.  The menu has a larger selection of small steaks, including unique grass-fed options, more playful appetizers, and craveable side dishes.  The design conveys intimacy and sensuality, yet provides a spirited atmosphere for socializing.

Although named after an artistic movement centuries old and housed in a historical 1920s brick building, Rococo Steak is entirely new.

 

Grass Fed Cattle

Rococo Steak is proud to offer both corn-fed and grass-fed steak options.

 

Our Art

Rococo Steak is rooted in art. We have partnered with the magnificent art community of St. Petersburg to provide diners a unique and locally-infused artistic atmosphere.

 

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Chef Richard Potts

I like to create hip, contemporary, cuisine focusing on playful, elegant, and expressively artistic dishes. I promote a kitchen that rewards exploration, experimentation, and fresh interpretations of classic Americana with a healthy dollop of flare. Food is fun, food is vital, food is life.

I am a third generation chef who draws great inspiration from deep culinary roots. Growing up was a melting pot of Classic French, Sicilian, Cuban, and Appellation cuisines. My formative years were on my grandfather’s farm, my father’s restaurant, as well as the dinner table where my mother and step father would school me in the food traditions of Sicily and Cuba. From a young age I learned not just how to cook, but how life and cooking intertwined in such a primal and vibrant way: a perfect expression.

Over the course of 19 years, I have been lucky enough to work in some great kitchens with great cooks, each which has taught me in a unique and irreplaceable way.  I have spent time in luxury resorts, hotels, and free standing restaurants. Every step I have taken has been an additional building block in my own cuisine, one that is challenging but approachable – whimsical but serious- food that, I hope, leaves you with a smile on your face.

As homage for all those before me, and those many more to come after, a quote:

“We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours.”  -John Salisbury

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ROCOCO STEAK
ST. PETERSBURG, FL