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Feb 1, 2010 01:22 PM

SOMA is No More

SOMA in White Plains is gone. It opened to so much hype but never caught on. I think it never found its identity. In its place is a night club called Club Cabo and judging from the pictures I've seen on Metromix a column in the Journal of the opening it's catering to the 21 year old crowd. They've tried this type of venue before on this spot and had terrible results. Any thoughts?

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  1. While some of their food was good, it was waaay too small for the exorbitant prices.. so I'm not surprised.. that location has had so many incarnations.. and this past one they really spent a lot of $$ to renovate.. Sorry to hear its no longer SOMA, best wishes to Club Cabo...

      1. re: kdgchow

        I think it is such a big space. The only way they feel they can fill it and make money is to turn it into a kids club and charge a door fee. With that comes fights and ultimately they will be shut down.

        1. re: kaaaassss

          Locations such as those for SOMA and Bistro Citron in Heathcote, it's like a vicious cycle. Someone will think they have the perfect formula, and it will be another overpriced pretentious joint which will open and then close in short order. How about what the people want, like a real Vietnamese restaurant? Can you imagine that on Mamaroneck Ave.? Sigh.

          1. re: Dim Sum Diva

            Vietnamese, Korean...or even another good Chinese restaurant - Szechuan, perhaps? No more fusion places!

            1. re: kdgchow

              A nice Mexican like Sunset Grill used to be or a good seafood restaurant.

            2. re: Dim Sum Diva

              Um hello!? REALITY HERE!! Rent in westchester is too high for pho! And only Saturday night reservations! Never going to happen. Stop dreaming!

              1. re: mamas girl

                the pigs foot app when they first opened was a hit. to bad!

          1. re: wplady

            Place is great Club Cabo when DJ Serg is there on Friday nights nice atmosphere, music, crowd, It's not a meat market nice mix of crowd. They are trying older crowds, They do not serve glass bottle to cut down on fights. I think they learned their lesson and if you drive by Mamk ave. on a friday night you will see the long lines. DJ Serg brings the crowds and performers this is like the old Emanon days they had the best Happy Hours.

          2. Update on (the old Soma) now Cabo, will now feature Sienna Restaurant @ Cabo. A new partner has been brought in to take over the downstairs restaurant. He has brought in a new executive chef whose resume includes Val Bella! So it's a whole new menu, Italian-American. I heard it was packed this past weekend. I wish them the best cause that space is too beautiful to go to waste.

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            1. re: jillgabi

              its cabo night club fri and sat after 11 the do salsa on wed adult crowd .chef is from valbella
              restaurant open tue -sun