The reboot of Washington Square West's Six Feet Under into Sedition Bar & Restaurant, which began in July, is complete.
The changes for the subterranean spot at 727 Walnut St. included a new chef (Rafael "Raff" Rodriguez, previously at Noord and Farmicia) and a new general manager (Brian Rusk, from Jones and Con Murphy's).
Owners Gene LeFevre (who also owns Black Sheep, M restaurant and the Morris House Hotel), Alan Mandeloff, and Philip Yampolsky are positioning Sedition as a bar-restaurant for the neighborhood.
They had found that Six Feet Under did a fine happy-hour business, but not the true dinner and after-dinner business they sought.
They've kept much of the dark, low-lit atmosphere.
Rodriguez's menu — now available — is more substantive and includes such dishes as a Philabano — a Philly-theme Cuban sandwich of smoked and braised Berkshire pork butt, aged provolone, house-made smoked peach barbecue sauce, and pickled long hots on a Parker House roll ($15).
Rodriguez's house-made gnocchi comes topped with broccoli, capers and alfredo sauce ($21), and chicken Cordon Bleu comes with charred purple cauliflower and broccoli, cheddar scallion mash, and mornay ($23). Served with the flank steak ($25) are grilled purple mashed potato, grilled asparagus, and bacon chimichurri. Full menu is here.
It's open 11:30 a.m. to midnight Tuesday to Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, with brunch on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Happy hour is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with $2 off bar snacks; $2 off draft beer and wine; and a $5 cocktail of the day.