New Restaurant, Social on 6, Opens in Mahopac
MAHOPAC, N.Y. – After four months of renovations through the summer, Social on 6, a new restaurant on Route 6 in Mahopac, is open for business.
Restaurant owner Bob Epstein said the first week of business went well and he is looking forward to the official grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 26.
“We are kind of having a soft opening,” Epstein said. “I wanted to have a soft opening to get my staff melding together well. I really didn’t want to have a grand opening until everything is spot-on.”
The building formerly housed a nightclub called Teasers, and Epstein acknowledged that there has been curiosity from the community about what would become of the property.
“Mahopac, being the close-knit town that it is, people were peeking their heads in, so I had a little bit of a stigma to overcome with the building,” Epstein said. “I think we have succeeded to change it enough to where people are now coming in and not even thinking about what it used to be. We kind of wanted to keep it a little bit upscale, but not too fancy where it intimidated people from coming.”
Epstein said the food the restaurant offers can be considered “sort of new American style with a bit of an upscale twist.”
He also mentioned that the prices are very manageable and that most of the entrees are about $20 or less.
“We’re trying to keep it to where it’s very affordable and a nice place to eat to bring the family,” Epstein said. “It has been wonderful so far because, really, it has just been word of mouth, and many people in the week that we have been here have been back two or three times saying, ‘The food is great,’ so I’m thrilled.”
“Our main objective is to maintain the quality of service to keep them [customers] here, because once they come in, if you serve them right, treat them right and give them good food, they’re going to stay.”
Social on 6’s head chef, Marvin Castillo, former head chef at The Fire Pit in Armonk, is happy with the feedback so far.
“I think it is going pretty good, and we’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it,” Castillo said. “Everyone is excited with the food, and everyone seems happy about it. I think we are going to be here for a long time.”