In the last few years, the Double Seven in the meatpacking district went from hot to not (that is, not existent, i.e. forced out by an evil expanding landlord), eventually closing its doors in 2008 to a lot of little black dress dismay. Tonight, however, the lounge reopens for Fashion's Night Out's "late night revelers," and officially to the world tomorrow, under the original watchful eyes of David Rabin, Jeffrey Jah, Will Regan, and Mark Baker. Grub got a first look at the food and drink menus, priceless as they may be. Looks like the drinks, created back in the day with Sasha Petraske, will be arrogant and delicious, with ice cubes the size of C-cups and negronis as bitter as D7's neighborhood rivals. And the food menu is un-shocking but likely done well, knowing Rabin and Jah (both of the Lambs Club, for one). We dont want to be a big club," says Jah. "Rather, the Double Seven is the place to go before dinner or a nightclub, on a date or just for a nightcap." But first, the pretty people c'est soir.
The Double Seven, 63 Gansevoort St., nr. Washington and Greenwich Streets