Former ONE Midtown Kitchen king Drew Van Leuvan has opened a workshop-esque joint in which an open kitchen and bar blend with granite & wood dining tables, and brick walls. It's all lit by architectural desk lamps -- a nod to the name Seven Lamps, which itself is a nod to the architectural principles laid out by John Ruskin: sacrifice, truth, power, beauty, life, memory, and obedience. That dude was kinda weird. Mainly, the point is that there're cool desk lamps attached sideways to the wall
Barrels of Four Roses bourbon will help your date forget you didn't bring her a dozen of them
This is part of the bar that's making a blood orange & bourbon Red Derby, or the shandy-like Snow White that'll make you Dopey (And Sleepy! And... Doc?) via St. George Terrier gin, Hitachino white ale & Savannah Bee honey
They also rep St. George in the absinthe department, along with a very boutique selection of other boozes
Mason jars filled with all kinda goodness (Brussels sprouts kimchi, sweet & sour grapes) line the shelves next to the open kitchen
What they're making over there in said kitchen: southern arancini w/ blue cheese grits & tomato marmalade for brunch, house lamb rillette w/ bourbon mustard at midday, and pastas like chocolate corzetti w/ duck confit, chinese shiitakes, poached egg yolk & duck broth
That wood is treated maple, and it's used to grill everything from Tuscan crepes, to hangar steak w/ caramelized onions, to a 50-50 (brisket & top round) burger w/ pancetta, which will ensure you don't adhere to Ruskin's principle of beauty.