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  • Chat: Scarsdale’s New Bar and Grill

    If you already enjoy Chat 19 in Larchmont, you’ll probably like Scarsdale’s recently opened Chat American Grill, which shares a similar look and feel. Serving New American cuisine in a comfortable, stylish setting, Chat is being billed as a larger, upscale version of its sister restaurant (without the live music). Designed with an old movie […]
  • Caffé Azzurri: Lounge, Dine, and Sip

    Third time’s the charm? That’s what the owners of Caffé Azzurri in Hartsdale are hoping; their new restaurant and wine bar offering a cuisine of “New American with Mediterranean and Italian flair” replaces what was previously Piave, and Cafe Mezé before that. At the front of the restaurant is the bar and lounge area, where […]
  • Down Home Southern Cooking

    The children of the owners of the defunct Yvonne’s Southern Cuisine in Pelham have opened a new restaurant in Mount Vernon called House of Soul. Though the menu has undergone a few changes, House of Soul still serves the same authentic Southern comfort food that Yvonne’s was known for. The restaurant says that, while its […]
  • Chaves a Português: A Tour of Portugal

    Mamaroneck is home to a new continental Portuguese market specializing in breads, pastries, and meats, as well as more hard-to-find products. A family-run operation, Chaves a Português lda owner Manuel Ferreira says he hasn’t done any advertising since the Thanksgiving opening; customers have found their way in through strong word-of-mouth and by spotting the Portuguese […]
  • NEO World Bistro & Sushi Bar: More Than Asian Fusion

    Joining the growing ranks of Asian fusion restaurants in Westchester is NEO World Bistro & Sushi Bar. Chef and owner Sianto Njotoatmodjo is quick to point out the uniqueness of his dishes, however, which offer a global culinary tour beyond Asia. The six-month-old NEO can be tricky to find, located on the basement level of […]
  • Limoncello: Traversing the Boot

    With its eye-catching, bright-yellow awning protruding out towards Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck’s Limoncello is tough to miss. Open since mid-October, the Italian eatery has replaced what was formerly Tollgate Steakhouse. The décor has been reworked with marble floors, sconces, and Venetian-plastered walls, to create a Tuscan feel. The dining room is still split onto two […]
  • Adios Cuba, Ola Mexico

    Fans of Mount Kisco’s Coco Rumba have no doubt noticed that the former Cuban restaurant has been re-named Hacienda del Sol, specializing in Mexican cuisine. According to owner Juan Carlos Ruiz, the change was partially due to customer demand. With the closing of his other Mount Kisco restaurant, Villa del Sol, customers clamored for a […]
  • Rioja: Mediterranean Mixed with American Comfort

    Formerly known as Basil’s, the restaurant at Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel is now called Rioja, a nod to its mix of Mediterranean and contemporary American cuisine. The inviting dark wood restaurant contains a lounge and wine bar, fireplace, and large flat-screen TV. Executive Chef Cliff Saladin says there’s something for everyone at Rioja. Lunch items consist […]
  • New Thai in Town: Tyrynda Thai Restaurant

    Lying off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow, Tyrynda Thai Restaurant has replaced what was formerly called Thai Garden. Open since April, the 80-seat dining room is tastefully decorated with Thai art, fresh flowers, lime-green walls, and white curtains and tablecloths. An expansive menu highlights the complex flavors of Thai cuisine, […]
  • Frankie & Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizza

    In only a few short months, Frankie & Fanucci’s has quickly gained a loyal following of area pizzaphiles. Boasting a fiery wood-burning oven, the Hartsdale pizzeria is drawing attention for its flavorful, thin-crust, Neapolitan pies. Frankie & Fanucci’s replaces what was once Lia’s; inside, the space was gutted and reworked with tiles, wood, and leather […]

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