The Social Register, sibling to The Brahmin and Landmark Public House, will open next Wednesday, June 28 at the Aloft Boston Seaport hotel (401 D St., South Boston). As previously reported, the restaurant’s name follows along in the tradition of The Brahmin, paying homage to Boston’s old-timey elite: The Social Register is a directory first published in 1890 that tracks the city’s prominent families. (Still confused? Copies of the directory are on display at the restaurant, so you can brush up on your Boston brahmin history.)
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the Social Register spans 7,000 feet of space and includes two bars (one with outdoor seating in warmer months) as well as a seasonal 50-seat patio. There’s also a DJ booth and a bunch of televisions that look like mirrors when they’re off.
Here’s a look at the menu, a bit of a throwback to the days of lamb lollipops, bacon-wrapped scallops, lobster rangoon, chocolate lava cake, and the like, courtesy of Skipjack’s alum Sean McCabe.
The Social Register’s cocktail list includes martinis, an old fashioned variation, sangria, and more.
Once the restaurant opens next week, it will operate from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily; stay tuned for the addition of lunch and brunch later.