First Look: SOMA 107

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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:

Soma 107 Appetizers
Soma 107 Entrees
Soma Lunch (Soups and Salads)
Soma Lunch (Sandwiches and Entrees)
Soma 107 Cocktails & Lounge

I’ll report back with FP as soon as I’ve had a chance to go during service!

The 411 on SOMA 107.


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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