Openings: Do you long to be a member of the Social Register? Well, now you can be — at dinner, anyway. South Boston’s The Social Register (401 D St. at Bullock Street) will serve seafood-focused new American food from chef Sean McCabe when it opens later this month. It’s the latest from the team behind the Brahmin and Landmark Public House. According to a rep, the restaurant group aims to please a “new generation of aristocrats — millennials with money to spend.” As for the view? Priceless. The restaurant overlooks the Lawn on D, and there’s a patio.
Salem’s Ledger (125 Washington St. at Front Street) has opened. It’s the newest spot from Matt O’Neil, who runs the Blue Ox in Lynn. Enjoy caviar service, chipped beef, and seafood charcuterie. Executive chef Daniel Gursha comes from Cambridge’s Bambara.
The Rail Stop has opened at Brighton’s Boston Landing (96 Guest St. at Arthur Street), at the old Brighton Station, built in the 1840s. There’s something for everyone: clam chowder, arancini, risotto, and lobster mac and cheese.
Transitions: Restaurateur Darryl Settles, who runs Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, will take over nearby Slade’s Bar & Grill (958 Tremont St. at Hammond Street). The soul food hangout was once owned by Celtics legend Bill Russell. Settles will keep the same menu, says a rep, so look for spicy oxtails, collard greens, and okra poppers.
Meat: New York’s legendary Katz’s Delicatessen might not open in Boston any time soon, but you can still enjoy its pastrami. The Lower East Side deli launches an inaugural “Pass the Pastrami” dining series beginning next month, during which chefs nationwide will offer their signature lunch meat in various ways. First up is noted meat maestro Jamie Bissonnette, who will serve pastrami sopes with habanero salsa at Central Square’s Little Donkey (505 Massachusetts Ave. at Norfolk Street) at brunch on July 7 (11 a.m. until 3 p.m.).