You’ve all heard about the “bright” new face on McKinney, Private|Social. The food, good. The service, fantastic. The drinks, BLOW MY MIND AMAZING. Rocco Milano (formerly of The Mansion) has, once again, showed up behind the bar and made a damn good cocktail. When I learned of Rocco’s departure from the Mansion, I knew there was something good in store for Dallas’s bar scene.
I grabbed a small table on the porch on a crowded (inside) night and Eugene greeted me and made SURE I knew that happy hour was on but not for much longer – I love a water who looks after my (best?) interest. When you get to Private|Social, find out where Eugene is serving and refuse to sit unless he’s your server. Yes, he’s that good (he even offered to split the check without us having to say a word).
The scene is very Uptown and if you plan to go, plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to get a table/spot at the bar and don’t rush the experience (mostly because you can’t).
The drinks at PS were incredibly strong and had a character all their own. I started with a Moscow Mule (I usually try to start with an old standard to test the drink strength). The mule definitely was a treat, but wasn’t as good as the Mule at Cedars Social – but it’d be hard to beat the CS Mule. (more…)