7th Street Social?
As I was driving down West 7th Street on the way to work this morning in my morning daze, I noticed a new sign reading "7th Street Social Club", or something like that, at the location where there used to be a Mexican restaurant that closed many months ago (Pedro's, was that it?).
Does anyone know anything about this place? Is it an offshoot of the NE Social Club?
A link to a Heavy Table mention:
Just got back from a visit to 7th St. Social. Sadly, we were underwhelmed.
The pretty good:
Smoked Salmon (made in-house)
Salt and pepper fries - yummy (if a bit too salty) with homemade ketchup
Nice beer selections, looks like fun cocktail menu too
No wait for a table for 4
Quick and friendly service
Plenty of parking
The not great:
Eggplant sandwich (fried eggplant with mozz, basil, "heirloom tomatoes") - eggplant was too salty, bun was too un-toasty and dry, and tomatoes were not heirloom
Caesar salad - overdressed and too salty
Green beans - boring
We're hoping it's just opening week glitches, but will watch others' reports before we decide whether to go back.
I stopped in today just for a beer and tried their flat bread Margherita "pizza" and was not impressed. The bread was nice and crispy, but like you said, the tomatoes were not heirloom and their chef uses a heavy hand with the salt shaker: way too salty for me and I usually prefer things more salty than others do.
My husband went on Tuesday and was underwhelmed. He had their fried chicken, which he said was fine at best, and that was his impression of the rest of the dish as well (mashed potatoes and a biscuit were also just unremarkable). He also noted that it seemed pretty steep at $17 for the quality of the food, and the rest of the menu wasn't particularly interesting. He reported that the service was pretty scattered and disorganized, though apparently pleasant enough.
His takeaway: not worth a return visit.
I was especially looking forward to this opening. And in equal parts, disappointed. Sat at the bar. Only patrons there. Service was lackluster. Even as it got busier and they added a second bartender. Service remained poor. We ordered the salmon and mushrooms. They were both good. What really bothered me were our drinks. They were nothing special at all and VERY expensive. Three drinks and two HH apps for over $50? And indifferent service? Nope.
And I was also surprised about the space. Everything I read made it sound so much better than it was. No intimacy, really off-putting exterior and nothing special.