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  • Restaurant Review: Auberge Maxime (3.5 Stars)

    On a remote corner in North Salem, nestled between bucolic hills and pastoral horse farms, sits Auberge Maxime, one of Westchester’s most intimate and winning restaurants. Hosts Bernard and Heidi Le Bris, who live on the premises, have offered French country cuisine since the restaurant’s inception in 1977. Bernard, a native of Brittany, who passed […]
  • Restaurant Review: Guida’s (3 Stars)

      Nestled between provincial storefronts and across the street from an Episcopalian church sits Guida’s, a bastion of gracious dining in Ossining for nearly 11 years. No haven for the avant-garde, Guida’s charm lies rather in its steadfast admiration for tradition and family. To this day, the three founding Guida brothers continue to man their […]
  • Restaurant Review: Stoneleigh Creek (2.5 Stars)

    Sometimes it pays to wager. For proof, look no further than Stoneleigh Creek, a relative newcomer to the dining scene in Croton Falls. Owner Alex Rubeo was a sales and marketing executive who, in late 1999, was driving by an abandoned restaurant space on Stoneleigh Avenue and impulsively purchased the establishment on the spot. After […]
  • Restaurant Review: Le Chateau (4 Stars)

    There comes a time in every food lover’s life when a restaurant renders him speechless. Le Château in South Salem is such a place.   Set on 32 wooded acres at the end of a dogwood-lined driveway, Le Château offers a spectacular view of the Hudson River Valley and whisks you away to the fin-de-siècle […]
  • Restaurant Review: The Iron Horse Grill (3 Stars)

    Edible Art   The Jacob Burns Film Center, designed “to present and promote film as art,” and supported in part by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, opened in Pleasantville last month. Before or after catching a flick, make your summer evening even more special by walking around the corner to The Iron Horse Grill […]
  • Restaurant Review: Sonora (3 Stars)

    Latin flavors in Port Chester   Although nuevo—the opening was in May—Sonora has already garnered a loyal throng of fans, delighting diners with what owner and executive chef Rafael Palomino calls “Bistro Latino” cuisine. (It is the name of the cookbook he penned three years ago as well). Born and raised in Colombia’s capital Bogotá, […]
  • Restaurant Review: Harvest on Hudson (3 Stars)

    Breathtaking views to dine by   Walking into Harvest on Hudson is slightly surreal. And completely  breathtaking. After you stroll past a beautiful and charming vegetable garden by a tranquil expanse of the Hudson River, you arrive at what appears to be the lobby of a rural but sophisticated lodge. Watch out, the inner sanctum […]
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