The restaurant’s unique name comes from an extended essay by English art critic John Ruskin. The "lamps" refer to the seven principles of architecture: sacrifice, truth, power, beauty, life, memory and obedience. Inspired by the essay, Co-owner and Executive Chef Drew Van Leuvan recognized that these important principles are also very applicable in the kitchen as he "builds" plates.
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Great Food. Great atmosphere can’t wait to come back.
Wasn’t very romantic but service was good.
Really enjoyed spending Valentine's Day here with my wife. Their special dinner menu was delicious and the cocktails really hit the spot.
We always have amazing meals here!
Always awesome food! Excellent wait staff esp Jared! Our favorite!! And let’s not forget chef Drew incredible fresh food with desert!
It was great but very loud
Great food, superb service and a great atmosphere.
The food here was amazing. I highly recommend trying a glass from their wine selection. This is a great spot to grab a bite to eat with friends. The service was decent but I enjoyed myself overall.
Made a reservation for 1:30 pm which probably wasn’t necessary. Great waiter Frank! Attentive but not intrusive. He offered great suggestions.
Good beer selection. The Brussels sprouts were delicious. Roasted to perfection & finished with a splash of vinegar which was bright & refreshing. We had the beet salad with grilled chicken & strawberry sauce. I loved the chicken goat cheese dates & sauce. I prefer roasted beets & they were more like pickled beets. They were fresh. The burger was AMAZING - juicy & delicious. The 1 small change would be a few less pickles or put on the side. They were yummy but took over the taste in some bites.
Overall a great experience & looking forward to trying many more menu items like lobster roll!!
Great service and food. The only thing would be the seating arrangement. Not too much of a fan of the connecting tables. Besides that though everything was great
Food was very good. We had a large group of 10 and the staff took great care of us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was difficult to hear everyone but still recommend highly.
Everything is always consistently wonderful!
Strangers were sat next too us (at our table) even though restaurant was still quite empty. The lobster in the lobster roll was raw, though the bread part of the roll was interesting and good. Hanger steak was medium or medium rare though ordered medium well. Restaurant was very loud. The cottage fries were decent. Waiter was polite.
Ginger cocktail was sweet but also super spicy. All you could taste was ginger. Was hoping for a bit more mild on both. Hubs loved the Red Hare beer.
Calamari was over fried, too dark and too much breading. Most came off on the plate and all you could taste was the used oil. Should be more like Davio’s calamari for price point.
Gnochi already had a spicy sauce but then they added too much pepper flakes. All I could taste was heat. Not expecting that from this "Italian influenced" dish. Also way too much oil accumulated in the bottom of dish. Was expecting a nice creamy, buttery, nutty, garlicky, salty dish with good cheese.
Kale salad would be amazing except there were red pepper flakes. Again.
Truffle dessert was stunning except we hate peppermint especially on chocolate. Don't mess with chocolate. Just don't. Should offer peppermint shavings on the side since that is a common preference. After trying to pick most of it off, we could tell it was absolutely delicious otherwise. Amazing.
Hubs liked the burger until he bit into a huge piece of grissell, perhaps due to the 50% brisket. He asked for well done and it was pink/red center, but he's also crazy to ask for well done meat, so I'll let that go. He still thinks BGR is the best in town as it's cooked over a flame and not pan fried.
Over all the theme felt like they were just adding way too much spice (and I love heat) on each dish and not allowing some natural flavors to come through therefore it was consistently unbalanced - for a $96 meal with tip.
The wait staff was amazing. They gave us free drinks and free dessert for hubs bday, which was super nice! Loved that. The free champs was awful though and would rather the dessert solo vs cheap champs.
We both agreed that for the price, either Fresca Storico or Davios would be much better for Italian.
I booked a 8:45pm reservation however nobody checked or asked as I walked in and they repeatedly said that they were closing at 9pm. The waitress kept repeating that and I was very confused as if they still served food and if so, why would they not want to seat us given we had booked a reservation.
Great location. Nice setting wood walls, tables and floors
Super good food
Dinner was absolutely fantastic! It was a very personable experience for my birthday. They went out of their way to make it very special. The food was amazing and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be going there again.
Great food ! Tara was awesome! Cozy setting.
The only thing that is a little off from expectations is the fact that the tables are communal. So unless you are going with a group and reserve seating for 6-8-10-12 then you are sitting next to strangers. Not a serious candlelit date night romantic one on one.
The experience was one of the best.
David was our server and from the Moment the night started it was defined by good energy and very informative talks.
Thank you to Seven Lamps for being accesible as well.
Excellent cocktails, food, and service! Daniel did a wonderful job. We will definitely be back.
Last nights dinner was unforgettable! I just got a promotion and put special occasion on the reservation. Denny from seven lamps
Called to ask what the special occasion was and made sure I felt so welcomed when I arrived. The menu had “congrats on the promotion” and we were given champagne and desert to celebrate! The food was phenomenal! Great service - will definitely be coming back!
Very fresh menu with delicious ingredients. Service was attentive but not overly-so. Would recommend.
Service and food were great! I didn’t go out of my way to let them know it was my birthday, but I guess opentable has that information available for them? They made it special by recognizing it anyways and sending dessert towards the end. I will definitely be back!
Food was good but it was very loud.
Great food with a reasonable price with wonderful experienced service.
Jen was amazing.! The food was great. The experience was memorable.
The pasta and kale salad were excellent. Quiet. Wasn’t crowded enough to have any interference despite being communal dining style.Great service
Although it was a small menu, everything was delicious! We tried several starters and 2 meals. Everything was super fresh. Any questions we had (and we asked a ton) were answered without hesitation. Definitely worth a visit. This is the kind of place to visit at least once a month since they seem to change items on their menu.
It was cold and dreary outside but everything inside was warm and friendly. Will definitely be back in the near future.
This restaurant was quite a dining experience! The food is great- definitely try their margarita and crispy Brussels sprouts! However, diners be warned- seating is community style, so if you're hoping for a quiet date night or privacy, you may want to go somewhere else. It was a little awkward being wedged between two other couples elbow to elbow. The service was excellent and so accommodating.
Ate an early NYE dinner during a stopover in Atlanta.and am grateful to have found this gem! The food and service were spectacular! Followed the advice of other reviews to try the steamed lobster bun and was not disappointed. Everything from the unique cocktails and small plates to the homemade pasta and dessert was excellent. A wonderful dining experience!!
It was great!
Awesome as always
Very loud inside. Patio is much better for conversation if the weather is nice.
It was our first time. Entry way is tight; it was windy and cold and no one there to greet. Finally someone came and got me seated. She didn’t ask name or about reservations, so told her I had one. Menu was pleasing and my choices were terrific. My guest complained about excessive amount of shell on the shrimp in her salad. Otherwise, it was OK but not exceptional.
We had a party of 12 to celebrate my friends 40th birthday. It was such a wonderful experience. Seven lamps gave us a complementary champagne toast and also took the time to print the birthday girls name on the menu! Everyone had a great time. We were bummed that we forgot to take a menu with us for the birthday girl!
This place is so cute and trendy! The ambiance is new and inviting, the owner is cooking and the food is unique and fantastic. It’s like we were watching the cooking channel. We will definitely be back!
So so great to stop in for a wonderful lunch amid Christmas shopping!! Thank you, Elijah!
We went for my dads birthday- they called me to confirm my reservation and asked if they could do something special for him-very nice tough. Menus were printed with his name and Happy Birthday and he got a birthday dessert. Drinks were nice but about 15% over priced. Chorizo potato chips were good but 3oz of chorizo and 3 chips for $8? Mussels were fabulous-cooked perfectly in a great sauce and big portion-well worth it. Three of us had the Octopus- it was delicious and again, cooked perfectly. The sauce was nice but was too much of it. As per the value-it was very small for $20-three bites and was more like a tapas or appetizer. My dad had the 50/50 burger (picky eater) and loved it-potatos that came with it were fantastic and this was a good portion and value. My son had a duck breast and gobbled it all up-again, wonderful dish and this one was good sized/good value. Mezzaluna pasta (butternut squash with brown butter sage) was ok-not there best dish. The dessert was a white chocolate pot de creme which was amazing-better than I can make myself and we all fought for another bite. Service was quick and friendly but twice they came and actually took away food we were still eating (I think they needed the table for another party as they were busy) Overall I would go back and try more dishes and definitely get the mussels and pot de creme again.