Eric and Sophie Banh, the brother and sister team behind Monsoon and Ba Bar, today open their new steakhouse, Seven Beef, at 1305 East Jefferson in the Central District.
The restaurant is based around a modern interpretation of Bò 7Món, a traditional Vietnamese seven-course beef dinner. Diners can opt for said dinner, or choose from among various cuts of beef.
Seven Beef sources meat from Heritage Meats, which will send quartered cows each week which will be broken down into steaks at the restaurant. You'll find familiar and uncommon cuts. There will always be a three-pound bone-in rib steak, an 18-ounce Porterhouse, and a 16-ounce T-bone on the menu, all dry aged in house, as well as a range of other, ever-changing cuts.
The Vietnamese seven-course dinner will also be offered for $35 per person. The meal, which traditionally was served to Vietnamese royalty or reserved for special celebrations, will consist of lesser-known cuts of beef. The restaurant's vegetarian option is Seven Beet, a $35/person meal of raw vegetables, tender lettuces, and wood-fired vegetables.
On the drinks side, expect a mix of French wines and options from Washington, Oregon, and California, plus a range of cocktails from Jon Christiansen, bar manger at Ba Bar and Monsoon.
The restaurant's 4,000 square feet has space for 90, including seats at the bar, at a large front table, and a sunken dining room at the rear. Seven Beef will be open Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Reservations will be accepted for parties of six or more.
Here's a look at the full menu: