An American Bistro Reaches its 25th Anniversary

It’s not easy to make it to 25 years as a Westchester restaurant, but for An American Bistro owners Denise and Robert Horton, staying true to their neighborhood eatery has been the key to keeping the doors open for more than two decades. After cutting their teeth at the now-closed The American Bistro in Mamaroneck, the couple opened An American Bistro in a renovated diner on Tuckahoe’s Marbledale Road in 1992.

In 2001, the restaurant moved to its current location on Columbus Avenue, doubling its seating. “The dining landscape has changed dramatically, but we have been fortunate to retain our niche,” says Denise Horton. The restaurant has seen some changes over its quarter century, including a refresh of the décor in 2014 and the addition of new dishes to the menu, including a handful of vegan options (Denise and Robert have two vegan daughters). But the key to their success? “Always remembering why we started: to welcome people into our home, feed them well, and leave them in a far more contented place than when they entered,” explains Denise.

On April 25, as the Hortons celebrate 25 years of success, diners will be even more content than usual. An American Bistro will serve a Throwback Menu featuring current menu items priced as they would have been in 1992. Expect appetizers and salads priced at $6 and $5, respectively; and mains like pecan-crusted sole with port butter and lentils, pork schnitzel with bacon-onion-potato soufflé, and herb chicken with roasted garlic sauce priced largely under $15. “We wanted to celebrate with a ‘Throwback Menu’ to express out deep gratitude to our guests for their incredible loyalty and support through all these years,” says Manager Theresa McCarthy.

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An American Bistro
296 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe

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