Shanahan’s Steakhouse

SES Lighting Helps Improve the Guest Experience at Shanahan’s Steakhouse

This SES Lighting review is from a restaurant LED lighting project near Denver, Colorado.

Interview with Marc Steron, Managing Partner and Owner of Shanahan’s Steakhouse

“In 2009, when we founded the concept and we were working on all of the initial design with our architects and general contractors, we knew that we had a couple of key components that were really going to be critical in the design aspect and would really affect the ultimate guest experience. First and foremost was lighting…


 

The restaurant has many dimensions to it…in terms of having some fine dining and then some casual coach seating so in every area of the restaurant the lighting is absolutely critical. It’s balanced it has a warm feeling to it, it still allows for people to be able to read their menus with ease and also make them look good…

We were able to achieve within a very specific range what level we want the lighting to be in our restaurant. We have a few different settings that are all pre-programmed so that they’re very easy for our staff to understand and know how to accommodate our guest accordingly, but we were able to create a perfect level for our cleaning crew when they come in early in the morning…we transition into a dusk level once we open at 4:00 for happy hour and we usually keep that level on until 5 or 6  O’clock and then from there we transition into a dining level so then all those are done by the push of a button…it’s all done with a fader and it’s done very seamlessly and our guests never know that we are doing anything they just know that the environment feels good…

  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR LED LIGHTING 06®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR LED LIGHTING 05®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR LED LIGHTING 04®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR LED LIGHTING 03®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR LED LIGHTING 02®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR LED LIGHTING 01®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR DISPLAY CASE LED LIGHTING 03®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR DISPLAY CASE LED LIGHTING 02®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR DISPLAY CASE LED LIGHTING 01®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR BAR LED LIGHTING 02®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT INTERIOR BAR LED LIGHTING 01®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT EXTERIOR LED PATIO LIGHTING 02®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT EXTERIOR LED PATIO LIGHTING 01®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT EXTERIOR LED LIGHTING 02®
  • SES LIGHTING SHANAHANS RESTAURANT EXTERIOR LED LIGHTING 01®
A couple years ago we were spending significant amounts of money to repair fixtures that had ballast and just the ongoing maintenance of lights. So we had our staff on ladders and pretty much daily there was something that was going out in terms of a bulb somewhere and obviously with our high ceilings it’s a little bit more challenging for us to change the lighting so every day there was something that was needed to be attended to it was also somewhat of a risk to me for our staff to have them climbing up on ladders daily and I will always looking at them with some trepidation saying I just hope I don’t get unlucky…but LED technology changed everything for us and I’m really not overstating that we in the last couple of years have barely had to do anything in terms of lighting maintenance, so it was an investment and for us on the front end but is more than paid dividends for us on the back end…

We view SES Lighting as partner of Shanahan’s because your intuitiveness and your expertise and just overall the advice you’ve been able to provide to us is something we want to use for many, many years to come and evolve together because we know that will be more advances in technology and more changes so we are very open and inviting to hearing more about that technology and  how we can continue to meet the demands of our guests and to just run things the way we have been in the past with very little involvement on my end but with you keeping us advised and informed its worked well and it’s been a good partnership and we look forward to that for many years to come…”

Get more SES Lighting Reviews and Commercial LED Lighting examples.

To learn how SES Lighting can provide Day 1 ROI for your facility, and about our Systems with Integrity Guarantee®, contact an SES Certified LED Lighting Consultant today. Complete the brief form below or call (855) 594-4878.

SES Lighting is a proud American company.

SES Lighting-Strategic Energy Systems
17301 W. Colfax Ave., #412
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 280-0672
(855) 594-4878