Dining

Dining in Bronxville

If you’re looking for the perfect restaurant to try in Bronxville, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best restaurants to try in the village:

Photo courtesy of Il Bacio Trattoria Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Il Bacio Trattoria Facebook page.

Il Bacio Trattoria

1 Park Place, Bronxville, NY
914-337-4100

Opened in 2002, Il Bacio Trattoria is the place to go for delicious pizza, artisan gelato, and other traditional Italian favorites. The restaurant is very well-designed, with its interiors inspired by the elegant Roman-style homes in Frosinone, Italy. Besides their delicious pizzas, must-try menu items include their homemade lasagna di casa, gnocchi alla Bolognese, stuffed artichokes, and manicotti.

Elia Taverna

502 New Rochelle Road, Bronxville, NY
914-663-4976

Located in scenic Chester Heights just off the Hutchinson River Parkway, Elia Taverna prides itself in offering authentic, homemade Greek cuisine in a relaxing setting. Their menu includes a wide variety of authentic, expertly prepared Greek favorites like the classic gyro sandwich and the traditional moussaka. Their dishes are best enjoyed by pairing them with restaurant’s own selection of exclusive wines and beers. You’ll definitely be shouting “OPA!” after finishing your meal at Elia Taverna.

Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

10 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville, NY
914-793-2000

Rosie’s Bistro Italiano serves delicious, mouthwatering Italian and continental cuisine in a classy and welcoming ambiance. The place is very popular among Bronxville residents, so it’s likely you’ll need to call ahead and get a reservation. Their menu includes enticing dishes such as baked zucchini, spaghetti pomodoro, thin crust pizzas, lasagna, breaded veal tenderloin, and more.

Pondfield Cafe

3 Pondfield Road West, Bronxville, NY
914-337-5221

Located at the heart of Bronxville, Pondfille Café is a cozy café that serves classic American-style food at very affordable prices. The place is excellent particularly for breakfasts and brunches, and their daily specials are simply to die for.

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The Best Eats in Eastchester

New Yorkers all share an intense love for good food, no matter where you are in the state. Take the locals of Eastchester for example – ask one of them and they’ll direct you to some of the best restaurants in the neighborhood. If you don’t have time to ask people, however, use this quick guide for the best eats in Eastchester.

Polpettina
102 Fisher Ave, Eastchester, NY
Go here for: Signature meatballs and pizza.

Described as a real gem by many Eastchester locals, Polpettina serves Italian fare that remains true to its earthy and ancient roots. Some of the ingredients are locally sourced from the best producers, ensuring great quality that you can taste in the finished product. Aside from the food, Polpettina’s Eastchester joint is known for its exposed-brick walls and décor that makes this Italian bistro not just easy on the taste buds, but on the eyes as well. Check out their Larchmont branch where they serve up a full array of Prohibition-era cocktails.

Burrata Wood Fired Pizza
425 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY
Go here for: Neapolitan pizzas, cocktails, and gourmet Italian food.

Eastchester locals sure love their Italian food. If you’re craving for more Italian fare, drop by Burrata Wood Fired Pizza along White Plains Rd. This stylish restaurant shines their spotlight on their pizzas that are best described as simple, pure, and fresh. Did we mention their pies are cooked in wood fire? Start your course with some of their beloved antipasti and end your meal with the dessert of your choice. Nutella pizza and amaro affogato, anyone?

Piper’s Kilt
433 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY
Go here for: A variety of melt-in-your-mouth burgers and pub fare.

Situated on a dimly lit tavern, Piper’s Kilt is a favorite among locals for serving some of the best burgers and pub grub in town. Aside from their delectable and legendary half-pound burgers, Piper’s Kilt is known for having a beer, wine, and spirit selection that’s larger than life. What better way to enjoy your food than to pair it with a good wine that hits all the right spots. Piper’s Kilt also serves weekday brunches, so bring your friends and family for a nice get-together.

That’s just three of the best-loved dining establishments in Eastchester. Subscribe to our blog so you can keep yourself updated with all the latest Eastchester news. For more information about the community itself, check out our Community Profile.

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The Best Places to Grab Lunch in Scarsdale

best-eats-in-scarsdaleExperts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if you’re planning on lunching in Scarsdale, lunch will easily become your favorite food-centered affair. Treat yourself or invite your friends and loved ones for a lunch date at these restaurants.

Moscato Restaurant
874 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY
Go here for: High-end Italian-Mediterranean fare served on a stylish platter.

Serving lunch, brunch, and dinner, this Italian Trattoria is a go-to for Scarsdale locals craving a wide range of Italian-Mediterranean offerings. Moscato’s lunch menu includes a variety of pizza, pasta, dry cured meats, mixed cheese, and fresh vegetables, among others. You can also opt for a pre-fixed three-course lunch that consists any appetizer, between course, and main course of your choice for less than $30.

The 808 Bistro
808 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY
Go here for: A one-of-a-kind American-Italian menu, not to mention an impressive bar.

Famous for their Italian fusion cuisine, The 808 Bistro has consistently drawn a diverse crowd, making this Scarsdale hotspot a trendy, downtown hangout and lunch spot. The 808 Bistro’s lunch menu includes lobster and shrimp bisque, a variety of specialty salads, salmon, seared striped bass, grilled pork, chicken, an array of wraps, pasta, omelettes, and sandwiches. Pair your meal with a nice vintage from The 808 Bistro’s wine collection. It can get pretty crowded, so make sure to reserve a spot before you drop by.

Eastchester Fish Gourmet
837 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Go here for: The freshest seafood in probably the whole of New York.

Founded in 1981, Eastchester Fish Gourmet has long been a Scarsdale landmark and institution. Known for its critically acclaimed market and fresh seafood offerings, it’s no wonder plenty of people have made the trip from their homes just to get a taste of how fresh the fish is. Get your fish for the weekend here, then stop by the restaurant for lunch. Eastchester Fish Gourmet’s menu is ever evolving, showcasing the finest catch of the season. The best part? You don’t need a reservation!

We also recommend these places:

  • Chat (1 Christie Pl) – All-American pub grub.
  • Siam Thai Restaurant (750 Central Park Ave) – Traditional Thai cuisine.
  • Meritage Restaurant (1505 Weaver St) – Seasonal American-Italian fare.
  • Kirari Sushi Inc (30 Garth Rd) – Sushi, teriyaki, bento boxes, and more.
  • Jade Spoon Asian Cuisine (1473 Weaver St) – All-time Chinese favorites.

For more information about Scarsdale, check out our community profile.

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Harrison NY’s top-rated restaurants

Photo courtesy of Lago Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Lago Facebook page.

Harrison is home to an exciting assortment of restaurants, offering an unforgettable culinary adventure for diners. Restaurants in Harrison serve an eclectic mix of flavors from around the world, including Italian, Asian, South American, Mediterranean, and many more.

Here are some of Harrison’s top-rated restaurants:

Hajime

267 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY
914-777-1543

No need to fly to Japan for quality Japanese food – Harrison’s very own Hajime serves the finest sushi and sashimi imported from Japan and prepared using traditional Japanese methods. The restaurant is run by a master sushi chef who grew up in Osaka and started studying the art of making sushi at age 15.

To complete the experience, the restaurant is decorated like a local Japanese restaurant, making diners feel like they’re actually eating sushi in the land of the rising sun. Definitely a must-try if you’re into authentic Japanese cuisine.

Lago Ristorante & Wine Bar

97 Harrison Boulevard, Harrison, NY
914-358-9180

Lago Ristorante & Wine Bar is an Italian restaurant that offers unique flavors from the historic region of Campania. Each dish gives diners a taste of Napoli, and is further enhanced by the restaurant’s impressive selection of wines from different parts of Italy.

Lago’s signature dish is the Pappardelle Lago Pasta, which consists of a variety of mushrooms combined with a light cream sauce, and flamed inside an 18-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano wheel.

Quenas

109 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY
914-630-4646

Quenas is known for serving authentic Peruvian cuisine. Each dish is expertly prepared by European chefs and infused with the distinct flavors of Peru.

Their menu includes dishes such as ceviche, tacu tacu encebolloado, lomo saltado, aguadito de mariscos, and other popular Peruvian dishes.

273 Kitchen

273 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY
914-732-3333

273 Kitchen is a delightful Mediterranean restaurant that offers a daily changing menu consisting of locally sourced, seasonal dishes. Run by expert chefs Constantine Kalandranis and Hichem Habbas, the restaurant serves an enticing selection of fresh and healthy dishes along with regionally produced wines and craft beers in a welcoming and intimate kitchen-inspired space.

Find out more about the town of Harrison, NY here.

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Where to enjoy a great breakfast in Westchester County

Some experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To make it count, do drop by these breakfast spots to start the day right and fill you with enough energy to keep you going until lunchtime.

    Breakfast in Westchester1. Goldberg’s Rock’n Bagel Café
    379 Halstead Ave, Harrison

    Serving rockin’ bagels that will fuel you up in the morning (or whenever you choose to eat this delectably pastry), Goldberg’s Rock’n Bagel Café should definitely be on your list. Bagel lovers all line up to get some of their bestsellers, including the French toast bagel, an egg bagel coated with egg wash, brown sugar, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. We suggest you have it served grilled with butter.

    2. Lilly’s
    169 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

    For a morning fare that is anything but ordinary, head to Lilly’s in White Plains and order pizza for breakfast. After all, everybody loves a good pizza pie. Do try out Morning Lilly Pizza, a bestseller from the brunch menu. It’s got corned beef hash, fontina, mozzarella, truffle oil, and fried egg.

    3. Garden Catering
    315A Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
    140 Midland Ave, Port Chester

    If you’re craving some bacon, egg, and cheese all stacked in a nice sandwich, head to the nearest Garden Catering branch and try out their Hotsy. The beloved Hotsy is a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich that represents all the good in the world. Add a dash for chili and some home fries or potato cones and your stomach will thank you.

    4. The Beehive
    30 Old Rte 22, Armonk

    Another highly recommended spot in Westchester County is The Beehive in Armonk – their breakfast menu will satisfy all five senses. Breakfast offerings include Challah French toast, traditional eggs Benedict, house-made granola with Greek yogurt, and crumb cake. It’s one of the best places in Westchester County where you can get New American breakfast food with a Greek twist.

    5. Equus Restaurant
    Castle Hotel & Spa, 400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown

If you’re looking for a breakfast spot with plenty of choices, the best bet would be to go to Equus, which offers one of the two best breakfast buffets in Westchester County (according to Westchester Magazine). Breakfast offerings include house-smoked salmon, Hudson Valley yogurt and seasonal berries, eggs, and ricotta griddle cakes with your favorite add-ons.

Westchester County is a great destination and place to live for food lovers. To check out the county’s dining scene, log on to this page.

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Where to satisfy your Latin food cravings in Westchester County

Westchester County is a maze of wonderful culinary delights that will satisfy all your cravings – even your taste for Latin American cuisine! Whether you’re a die-hard lover or you’re a curious soul, we’ve rounded up the best Latin food dining destinations in Westchester County.

Dining in WestchesterLa Bella Havana
35 Main St, Yonkers

Set in an exposed-brick space, La Bella Havana is the home of delightful Cuban dishes, all of which remain true to its land of origin. Plenty of its offerings are noteworthy, including the beloved Cuban sandwich, the polloCubano in its garlic-y glory, and ropavieja. For desert, try out the classic Dulce de lechecortada or sweetened caramel milk curds. For drinks, head to La Bella Havana’s thatched-roof bar and order a nice glass of mojito.

Copacabana Steakhouse
29 N Main St, Port Chester

Copacabana Steakhouse is a great place to introduce the uninitiated to the world of Brazilian churrascaria. Located in Port Chester, this Brazilian all-you-can-eat restaurant features a wide selection of slow-roasted meats cut to perfection. Traditional site dishes and Copacabana’s salad bar complete the package. For must-try offerings, do have a taste of their pão de queijo and the Brazilian national dish, feijoada. For drinks, nothing beats a Caipirinha.

Sofrito
Northcourt Building, 175 Main St, White Plains

Sofrito offers New Yorkers a taste of Puerto Rico with its refined menu and wide range of cocktails, all served in a modern and trendy space. Diners flock to this White Plains institution for its “Latin sushi,” which can only be described as one of the finest examples of fusion cuisine in Westchester County. These sushi rolls are made with chicken, shrimp, and ribs, all doused in sofrito mayo. Other standouts include the Latin bouillabaisse, bacon-wrapped sweet plantain, and tresleches.

Don Coqui
White Plains: 107 Mamaroneck Ave
New Rochelle: 115 Cedar St

Another place to get a taste of Puerto Rico, Don Coqui has two branches in Westchester County—one in White Plains, and the other in New Rochelle. Regardless of which branch you’ll visit, Don Coqui will definitely serve a party on your mouth with their traditional Puerto Rican offerings, some of which feature braised oxtail, shrimp, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo, and pork.

Sonora
179 Rectory St, Port Chester

Your search for the best Nuevo Latino restaurant in Westchester starts and ends with Sonora, owned by Colombian-born chef and cookbook author Rafael Palomino. Try out their grilled sourdough and sundried-tomato chimichurri, or Sonora’s flatbreads and arugula salad. Take your vegetable empanada to a whole new level with Sonora’s chocolate vinaigrette. When it comes to must-try dishes, Sonora has plenty to offer.

We’ve barely scratched the exciting Latin dining scene in Westchester County. For more suggestions, check out this article by Westchester Magazine. Interested in exploring more of Westchester’s revered dining establishments? Check out our blog.

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The Nightlife in Westchester County

The night is young, and scattered all across Westchester County are nightlife joints where you can enjoy good music, well-made drinks, and great company. The following establishments come highly recommended.

Photo courtesy of BarTaco website

Bartaco
1 Willett Ave, Port Chester
http://www.bartaco.com

Bartaco has several branches located in different parts of the country, but all you need is to make the trip to Port Chester to enjoy their well-loved margaritas, mojitos, and caipirinhas. The interiors of this Port Chester restaurant possesses a laidback, beach vibe further enhanced by nautical blue and whites as well as its unique light fixtures. Bartaco is a perfect place to kick back and relax in Port Chester.

Photo courtesy of Bridgeview Tavern website.

 

Bridgeview Tavern
226 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow
http://bridgeviewtavern.com

If you find yourself in Sleepy Hollow with an unquenchable thirst for some of America’s finest craft beers, Bridgeview Tavern is the place to go. Aside from a great selection of 18 beers, ales, and stouts, the bar also offers house-made sangria and seasonal specials such as warm spiced cider. Bridgeview Tavern also uses the freshest, locally grown ingredients for their menu that offers all-time American comfort food.

Photo courtesy of Chat19 website

Chat 19
19 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont
http://chat19.net

Transport yourself to the glamour of Old Hollywood as you step inside Chat 19, where you can enjoy a glass or two of the restaurant’s Lemon-Ginger Drop and Cappuccino Martini from its sleek bar. Aside from great drinks, Chat 19 is a favorite among local foodies for its great food. It’s a good place to get a nice dinner and have a cold class of Merlot afterwards. On weekends, the place is alive with the sound of music from live acts as well as DJs.

The Brazen Fox
175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
http://thebrazenfox.com

Photo courtesy of the Brazen Fox website.

Featuring a roomy dance floor and an upstairs bar, The Brazen Bar is a favorite among the 20- to- 30-something crowd of White Plains. Women line up for its Wednesday ladies’ night specials featuring green-apple martinis and mudslides, while guys frequent the place to enjoy a cold bottle of beer. The place is hopping every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but you’ll discover that it can also attract quite a crown on game days.

Photo courtesy of The Gnarly Vine Facebook page

Photo courtesy of The Gnarly Vine Facebook page

The Gnarly Vine

501 Main St, New Rochelle
http://thegnarlyvine.com

Some say that the finest things in life are fine wine, oysters, gourmet cheese, pizza, and live music. If you’re not convinced, drop by The Gnarly Vine Wine Bar in New Rochelle and let their menu do the talking. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or just trying things out, The Gnarly Vine and its mellow interiors will make you feel comfortable. Take it from us – this is a great place to have a date. The wine bar also hosts open mic nights.

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Dining out in Westchester County

Foodies and drink connoisseurs, listen up! We’ve compiled the best dining establishments in Westchester County. Check out the list below.

Aquario Restaurant

East Lake St., West Harrison

The authentic flavors of Brazilian and Portuguese dishes are captured in Aquario, located in East Lake Street, West Harrison. Whether you crave seafood, poultry, or the tenderest of steak cuts, Aquario knows how to deliver. Check out their superb wine selection as well.

La Panetière

Photo courtesy of La Panetiere website.

Milton Road, Rye

Transport yourself to Southern France as you step inside La Panetière, named Best French Restaurant in 2011 by Westchester Magazine. Quintessential French favorites include pot-au-feu or stew, foie gras confit, and baked escargot. All are made using only the freshest ingredients. Oenophiles will find something to accompany their meal with from La Panetière’s impressive wine cellar.

Alba’s Ristorante

North Main St., Port Chester

Fans of Northern Italian cooking will love Alba’s, where the food is as authentic as the land that inspired it. Named after Italy’s white truffle region, the ristorante is a family-run business that treats its food and wine collection with the respect it deserves.

Underhills Crossing

Pondfield Road, Bronxville

Photo courtesy of Underhills Crossing Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Underhills Crossing Facebook page.

Featuring American nouvelle cuisine with French elements, Underhills Crossing is beloved by patrons for its unique flair and SoHo vibe. Whether you drop by Underhills for lunch or dinner, this handsome establishment will not disappoint with its well-chosen seafood menu.

Sonora

Rectory St., Port Chester

With renowned chef and cookbook author Rafael Palomina at its helm, Sonora serves the best Nuevo Latino food in Port Chester. Make sure to reserve yourself a table as people flock to the restaurant for its lobster and mango ceviche, seafood paella, and dulce de leche cheesecake.

Mulino’s of Westchester

Court St., White Plains

A White Plains institution, Mulino’s traditional Italian fare and elegantlydecorated interiors continue to attract food and wine lovers from all over the country. Delicious, authentic food, a great ambiance, and an attentive waitstaff make the overall dining experience at Mulino’s truly one for the books.

X20 Xaviars on the Hudson

Water Grant St, Yonkers

Craving all-time American favorites infused with international flavors? Head over to X20 Xaviars, where the food is as great as its location. Situated on a Victorian pier on the Hudson River, X20 Xaviars offers diners a sophisticated and memorable dining experience.

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