The Dining News to Dig Into in Westchester This May

A Mediterranean bistro in White Plains, American hotspot in Irvington, and more make the month delicious in the 914.

Scheduled to have opened by press time is Astarah (112 N Main St, Port Chester; 914.640.2814; astarahny.com), a Mediterranean restaurant featuring a 100-inch wood-fired oven within which most dishes are prepared, wines from boutique producers, and a Himalayan sea salt meat dry-aging room. The space previously was Eugene’s Diner.

Expected to have opened by press time is Club Car Grille (6 S Broadway, Irvington; 914.591.2033; clubcargrille.com), an American restaurant serving steaks and seafood in the space that housed River City Grille for 25 years. The owner is Matt Kay, who also operates Hudson Social in Dobbs Ferry; the executive chef is Michael Wendt, formerly chef de cuisine at X20 Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers.

Mamaroneck Social Bar & Lounge (370 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.732.3131; socialbars.co) has opened in the space that formerly housed Huber’s Hofbrau, a German-style tavern founded in 1932 that operated through the 1990s (family of the original owner lived in the apartment above the shuttered tavern until 2020). Among the menu items at MSBL: babaganush, soslu (fried eggplant with sauteed tomatoes and roasted pepper and garlic), zucchini pancakes, several salads, a falafel wrap, and a burger. Craft cocktails, rotating craft beer selections, and myriad margaritas and mojitos are highlights of the beverage program.

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Greek-inspired café Lukumadness (850 N Broadway, White Plains; 347.765.4070; lukumadnessusa.com) has debuted serving coffee, panini, and Hellenic desserts, including lukumades, bite-sized doughnuts with a variety of toppings and fillings. Try the classic version with honey and cinnamon.

A host of new dinner menu items has been added at The Tasty Table (21 Campwoods Rd, Ossining; 914.762.4000; thetastytableny.com). New starters include a charcuterie board, pear and goat cheese flatbread, kale Caesar salad, and the Roman-inspired misticanza salad (mixed greens, fennel, watermelon radish, carrots, Champagne vinaigrette); for entrées there’s a fried chicken sandwich, double smashed patty burger, stir-fried rice noodles, shrimp scampi, short rib Bolognese, and baked salmon with cabbage and coconut rice. Dinner is served Friday and Saturday only.

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