When Lavender asked me to profile some of the area’s social scene, I jumped on it faster than I do a giant plate of Chicken Alfredo. ??What better way to start off than by visiting my favorite Chicken Alfredo place–a place known for sushi and steak: Seven.
I’ve yet to have a bad anything there. The food is delicious, the service impeccable, the atmosphere unmatched, and the social scene will blow your Santonis off.??Easily in my top three “straight” places to have fun with friends, Seven offers up the foil to Minnesota’s modest stereotypes: the environment here beckons patrons to bust out little black dresses and blazers, walk with flare, and dish with class. ??Split into three public levels including one of Minneapolis’ best rooftops (plus one private “mezzanine”), Seven is host to some of the town’s hottest social tickets–from local fashion shows to charity benefits to visiting celebrities (Kim Kardashian reserved half the rooftop during her Fourth of July Weekend visit).
Yes, Seven is one of the area’s glam destinations, but don’t let it intimidate you. While the crowd here on a Saturday night can be described as pretty, you can’t say they’re pretentious. Seven’s one of the places to get dressed up and be seen, but folks come out here to play on the town–not own it.??Sports fans, never fear! Seven isn’t exclusive to the dress-to-impress nighttime crowd. Bring in a Twins ticket stub to the steakhouse during happy hour on game day and receive a complimentary beer (Jerseys welcome!).??If you’re thinking of hosting a class-act party downtown, Seven should be at the top of your list.
The staff is more accommodating than your momma. They’re experts in the menu, everything that goes in it, and cater to custom requests. ??At a dinner party some friends and I hosted at Seven recently, the restaurant graciously concocted a signature martini to commemorate event, and lent some of the service team’s help to help set-up table settings and decor.
Where: Seven Steakhouse/Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar; 700 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Scene: Dress to impress! These folks are pretty–not pretentious. Get ready for some high-glam, chill fun.
Drink of choice: Viking Martini! Yum!
Price: Pricey, but well worth it.
For Parties: Event sales team Ty & Emily are your people! (612) 746-1714