Steve began his working relationship with the Brennan family in 1991 as the General Manager of Palace Café. After earning his law degree at Loyola University, Steve became the In House Counsel for the Commander’s Palace family of restaurants (then comprised of Commander’s Palace, Mr. B’s Bistro, Brennan’s of Houston, Third Coast, Bacco and Palace Café).
In 1997, he partnered with Dickie Brennan and Lauren Brennan Brower to form Dickie Brennan & Company, a restaurant group comprised of Palace Café, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse and, later, Bourbon House. Now, Dickie, Lauren and Steve share ownership of these three restaurants as well as Tableau.
Deeply committed to the city of New Orleans, Steve currently serves on the board of multiple civic organizations, including the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Louisiana Restaurant Association, and the French Quarter-Marigny Historic Area Management District.