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Justin Thyme Cafe
171 Grand St * Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 * (914) 271.0022
CIA trained chef has finally opened his own place after planning it for 20 years. Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch & dinner. JT offers a large menu selection, from simple sandwiches to interesting specials. Their Portobello burger is one of our favorites, and they usually have a good soup special. Great martini selection, and sometimes they have music at night. Moderately priced. Closed Mondays.
The Black Cow Coffee Company
4 Old Post Rd S * Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 * (914) 271.7544
Owned by Croton locals, the Black Cow is the indie coffeehouse hub of the town. Friday & Saturday nights there is usually an independent performer. They roast their own coffee and offer the best hot chocolate around. The pastries are not as good as the coffee. Open Monday 5am-6pm, Tuesday-Friday 5am-7pm, Saturday 6am-9pm & Sunday 7am-4pm.
120 Grand St * Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 * (914) 827.9393
French Bistro with Moroccan dishes. Rich & yummy. Closed Mondays.
49 North Riverside Ave * Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 * (914) 271.0702
Great seafood at reasonable prices in a restored little blue caboose. They have no liquor license so bring your own wine. They do not take reservations and can seat only twenty so go early or be prepared to wait. You can also go see them when they open, and tell them how many people will be in your party and what time you'd like to dine. They will save a table for you. They are open for dinner daily 5 pm to 10.30 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. http://oceanhouseoysterbar.com
Croton Colonial Diner
221 South Riverside Ave * Croton-on-Hudson * (914) 271.8868
Open til 1 am, seven days a week. Food is plentiful, large variety; just order anything you would order at any other diner.
325 South Riverside Ave * Croton-on-Hudson * (914) 271.5555
This is eclectic, pan-Asian cuisine. Food is excellent, prices a bit much, but worth it for something new and exciting. Their steamed fish is great and their Thai-style coconut soup is outstanding. Don't miss the Warm Sticky Date Cake for dessert! No reservations are accepted, so show up early. Also one of the few places open on Monday nights.
352 South Riverside Ave * Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 * (914) 271.8988
Hibachi & sushi style restaurant. Interesting Miso soup and great plate decoration. Staff is friendly and prices are normal for Japanese food. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Free delivery as well. Leave 5 minutes to get there by car, 15 minutes by foot.
199 Albany Post Road * Montrose, NY 10548 * (914) 736.0005
Moderately priced, very tasty Indian cuisine spiced according to your palate. Reservations needed for parties of 5 or more. Take-out is also available. Great lunch buffet special on weekdays.
21 Campwoods Rd * Ossining, NY 10562 * (914) 762.3459
A charming place owned by characters Beylka & Rich. Excellent lunch items such as panini, soups, fondue and creme brulee. Also, dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Great place to bring the kids as the back section has a toy corner. Great prices, fresh ingredients and friendly staff. Closed Mondays.
6 Rockledge Ave * Ossining, NY 10562 * (914) 762.0051
If you can't get into Ocean House, or you just don't want to bring your own wine, but you still really, really want fish, try Goldfish! The atmosphere is way more modern, and very busy on a Saturday night. If you can't get a table, you are more than welcome to eat at the bar and watch the chefs in the open kitchen create dish after dish. Seafood: nice portioning, very filling. Sometimes they play into the deconstructionist movement of cuisine, but their calamari still rocks!
Route 100 * Ossining, NY 10562 * (914) 941.7744
A very American place with great holiday meals.
Division St. Grill
26 North Division St * Peekskill, NY 10566 * (914) 739.6380
A good menu at moderate price (entrees around $14-$26). Interesting example of fusion cuisine mixing Western and Asian ingredients to produce a spectacular taste. Sample Appetizers: Pate Platter a la Maison ($9) Sautéed Crab Cakes ($8) Entrees: Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop with Cognac Apple Compote ($19), Grilled Duck Breast and roasted Leg ($22) Dessert: Bailey's Flourless Chocolate Cake or Crème Brulée (both at $7). Reservations a must on weekends. Closed Tuesdays.
5 N. Division St. * Peekskill, NY 10566 * (914) 739.4330
Open Tuesday through Sunday, Ruben's food is classic east coast Mexican, but also creative on their specials. Nice ceviche, and great Mexican Hot Cocoa. Sometimes they have live music and Wednesdays are ½ price margeritas! Open for lunch & dinner.
Iron Horse Grill
20 Wheeler Ave * Pleasantville, NY 10570 * (914) 741.0717
One of the finest dining experiences in Westchester County. About 15 minutes from our inn, treat yourself to a regular menu of mouthwatering sophisticated food in an upscale romantic ambiance or sample their tasting menu available on Saturday nights where you get to taste small portions of many of their best dishes. Entrees from $25 to $30. The tasting menu without wine is $65, with wine $100. Open Tues. - Sat. Dinner only.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd * Pocantico Hills, NY 10591 * (914) 366.9660
Blue Hill at Stone Barns has received rave reviews from almost everyone. They grow most of their own ingredients on site, part of the Rockefeller Preserve! A choice of two, three or four courses, or the "Farmer's Feast" is available, plus desserts and an excellent wine selection, plus fun mixed drink concoctions. Reservations are only available exactly a month ahead of when you plan to dine, but it's not necessarily a long shot to call at the last minute in case of cancellations. To reserve, call or try http://www.opentable.com. Eating in the bar without a reservation is a possibility, though on a Saturday night, your chances are slim. You can also just go and eat in their cafe at lunch time and you don't need a reservation at all.
94 North Broadway * Tarrytown, NY 10591 * (914) 621.6606
Great burgers, English style pub atmosphere. If you are into burgers, you'll have the Knickerbocker or the Old English. Nice beer selection. Open Mon-Wed 11.30 am - 10 pm, Thurs-Sat 11.30 am - 1 am, Sun 11.30 am - 9 pm.
Jack and Dyl's
49 Main St * Tarrytown, NY 10591 * (914) 631.2228
Excellent contemporary American cuisine, Jack & Dyl's has won awards for their short ribs, an east coast specialty beef cut. Fish there is fabulous, as are potatoes and overall ambiance. Bar and exposed brick, intimate setting (i.e., small and dark, but in a good way.) Open Wed & Thurs 5 pm - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 5 pm - 10 pm, Sunday 5 pm - 8 pm.
The Striped Bass
236 West Main St * Tarrytown, NY 10591 * (914) 366.4455
The Striped Bass is one of the few restaurants on the west side of the railroad tracks, which allows them a spectacular view of the Hudson and the Tarrytown marina. This is a place for good seafood and drinks in a river setting. Some weekend nights they have live music. Open for lunch and dinner every day.
238 Green St. * Tarrytown, NY 10591 * (914) 366.7889
Almost under the Tappan Zee Bridge, this small, casual river front restaurant has a great view, and an accomplished chef serving local cuisine. Reservations suggested. Moderately priced.
673 Croton Heights Rd * Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 * (914) 962.4090
$20-$25 per person includes entrée, salad, vegetable and potato. Atmosphere is romantic. The building dates back to the 18th century, and when it's chilly, a fire is burning. Dinner is served in the cellar, lots of colonial implements decorate the walls. Beautiful brass bar. In summer, they also utilize the outdoor porch. Reservations recommended. Open 5-10 every day except Monday (and Sunday after Labor Day). Longer hours on weekends.
Le Jardin du Roi
95 King St * Chappaqua, NY 10514 * (914) 238.1368
Lovely casual country French cuisine moderately priced. Food is wonderful and creative. Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. Reservations recommended for dinner.
Cathryn's Tuscan Grill
91 Main St * Cold Spring, NY 10516 * (845) 265.5582
Tuscan food, great, intimate atmosphere. These folks even do respect to liver! Great wine list too! Open every day from 12-10.30 pm. Sunday Brunch: 12-3 pm. Entrees $13-$26. Reservations recommended.
1 River St * Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 * (914) 478.2000
This restaurant is on the river side of the railroad tracks, a rare but beautiful space in a Tuscan style farmhouse that overlooks the Palisades. Harvest serves a Mediterranean style cuisine that is fantastic. Quality is assured through growth of much of their produce when the season allows in their gardens right outside the restaurant. Expensive but worth it. Open seven nights a week for dinner, lunch Monday-Friday. Reservations recommended.
X2O: Xaviers on the Hudson
71 Water Grant St * Yonkers, NY 10701 * (914) 965.1111
Peter Kelly's beautiful riverside masterpiece has finally opened after a decade of planning and building right on the Hudson. French technique with international flavors and influences. Perfect for a special occasion, reservations a must. Closed Mondays.