SOMA 107 — the new hip restaurant on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains — opened quietly over the holiday season, but is having its grand opening next week. I stopped in for a sneak peek yesterday.
The restaurant is very sleek — and very big. There are five distinct areas: the bar, in the photo above, the dining room, a private dining room; a dining room that’s a combination bar area/dining area and a lounge upstairs. The tour and the menus, after the jump.
As you walk from the bar into the dining room you go past a wall of wine:
Here’s the main dining room:
Check out the embroidery on the backs of the chairs:
Here’s that combo room. Looks very comfortable, and cool for a private party, too:
The private dining room:
There is a grand staircase at the entrace. If you ascend it, you come to the lounge, which is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays:
There is bottle service, and the lounge menu is available late night.
Speaking of the food, chef James Cawley, who used to cook at MacMenanamin’s Grill, has a creative American menu with such dishes as Pig N2, braised pork that’s then shaped into cubes and deep fried, served with chard; artichoke and truffle soup; soba noodle stir fry; and Sapporo-braised short ribs.
There’s also a creative cocktail list and a lounge menu with small plates. Check out all the menus here:
I’ll report back with FP as soon as I’ve had a chance to go during service!