Opening Alert: Social 162, Nyack, NY


Nidia Alexander of Cafe Barcel decided to make some changes this summer: introducing Social 162, a new restaurant with a more casual feel, revamped American small plates menu with cocktails, craft beer and wine.

The restaurant footprint is the same, though the space has been renovated ― with new wood walls and artwork, extended bar (doubled in size), a few high tops and four TVs for sports. 

Chef Steve Permaul (David Burke) is still in the kitchen, rolling out a menu (see below) of shareable plates and salads, with a few entrees as well. He’s rolled out a “soft” menu for the opening, but expects to add a few permanent items plus some seasonal small plate specials as well.


The bar is offering 5 draught beers and another 8-10 via bottle. The bar manager has created 4-5 signature cocktails, using many craft spirits and fresh juices. And there’s “Social Hour” for those who are spending time at the bar, which is the Social 162 version of happy hour.

Social 162 is open 6 days (closed Tuesdays) with lunch service on the weekends. Friday and Saturday nights will see the kitchen open till midnight and bar till 2am, with other nights changing depending on sporting events and music plans.

Social 162 162 Main Street, Nyack, NY Website

Menu (click to enlarge; subject to change)



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