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Westchester’s Best Restaurants

April 8, 2011 10:00 AM

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Westchester is home to several famous landmarks: Sing Sing Prison, John Jay’s Home Estate and the home of the Headless Horseman, Sleepy Hollow – just to name a few. It’s also home to many restaurants of the mouthwatering variety – some well known, some not so much. Next time you find yourself on a MetroNorth train heading towards Purdys, try one of our picks for the best eats in the county. By Erin Semple.

Sunset Cove

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238 Green Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591

The perfect way to spend a springtime evening, the views of the Hudson at Sunset Cove give meaning to the restaurant’s name. Get there early to snag an outdoor seat so you can take in lights of New York reflecting off the Hudson, and stay on the deck for post-dinner drinks when the weather allows. Oh, and don’t skip the crab cakes.

Katonah Grill

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Located in the hub of this cute and quaint town, the grill offers American food with a twist. Choose one of their unique salad or sandwich wraps including the Waldorf Salad Wrap, Louisiana Chicken Wrap, Chicken Gorgonzola Salad, or the Mesclun Tuna Salad, and you’ll be thankful you made the trip. Besides how many places in the North can you get excellent sweet potato fries? Southerners in Yankee territory will appreciate them – and come back for more.

The Blazer Pub

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Just outside of Goldens Bridge, you’ll find a family-owned Irish Restaurant and Pub whose food may surprise you. It was voted Best Burger in Westchester by Zagat – but we recommend the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. Great for date night or family night. Just make sure to bring cash, since credit or debit cards are not accepted.

Casa Rina

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Just off the Saw Mill Parkway, you’ll find an unparalleled combination of steakhouse flare and Italian cuisine. While Casa Rina has been around under several names for over 60 years, this Westchester staple is under new management and is a great option for quiet, romantic meals or bustling family gatherings (ask about booking one of their dining rooms). Try the penne vodka, but save room for dessert – the tiramisu is out of this world.

Q Restaurant

q restaurant Westchesters Best Restaurants
Port Chester, NY

If it’s Southern comfort you’re looking for, check out the Q. While the Mount Kisco location has closed, the Port Chester restaurant is home to the most authentic barbecue flavor you will find in Westchester County. Order some sweet tea and a pulled pork sandwich to see what we mean – your tea will even be served in a mason jar.

The Melting Pot

the melting pot Westchesters Best Restaurants
White Plains, NY

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Love fondue? Love fun? The New York Times described The Melting Pot as “pure entertainment.” Fondue dining is a great way to spend time enjoying the company of friends and family – and this eatery makes it easy. Choose from a selection of cheese, dipping sauces and of course chocolate fondues. The Melting Pot also received the “Best of Westchester 2008” award.

Erin Semple is a New York City-based freelance writer.
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  • Nick

    Niko’s Taverna baby!

  • Siggy

    Did the writer actually ate at Sunset Cove? I have eaten there few times, and while the food is decent and view is great, but they don’t come even close to be Westchester best restaurant.

  • SushiNorth

    Wow… The Melting Pot. What an indepth story. There’s a Ruth’s Chris up here too! Next time, try asking the local foodies where we eat:

    Hajime Sushi in Harrison or Sushi Mike’s in Dobbs Ferry; Aberdeens or Central Seafood (dimsum) in White Plains, or David Chens in Armonk (american chinese raised to fine cuisine); Capriccio II for pizza in Croton; Lefteris for greek in Tarrytown and Mt Kisco; Docas in Ossining for rustic Portuguese, fine Portuguese at Caravela in Tarrytown; and of course, Umami in crotonville for Modern. I’ll give Blazer Pub props for its burgers, tho :).
    – SushiNorth on Yelp.

  • elk

    How about Traonto’s in Hawthorne!!!

  • tom

    What about VIRU Fine Peruvian Cuisine in Yonkers???

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  • mitch

    …On the Metro North.??…JC Fogarty’s…right at the Bronxdale Station….just
    a 2 minute walk…..terrific food and ambience….live bands on the weekends, too….!! Crimson Street will be there on Jan 8th!!

    • Rhiannon

      Mitch: The stop is BronxVILLE . A universe away from Bronxdale.
      This place is fantastic, great food and comfortable enviornment.

  • goodfoodcounts

    Katonah – I can’t believe this place made the list. Don’t go there, they spend less than a $1.00 on entree ingredients. Did the writer eat there? Try Blue Dolphin, Restaurant 121 and Bacio (all fresh food and very close).

  • anonymous

    the Katonah bar and grill is no longer called the katonah bar and grill

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