3 New Peekskill Restaurants You Need to Book ASAP

A rooftop taco bar, a smokehouse turned Thai, and an offshoot of a Croton favorite top our list of places you should check out this month.

Peekskill’s “restaurant row” — the photogenic strip of North Division Street just south of Main that houses some of the city’s most iconic and high-trafficked eateries — received a triple-boost recently, with the practically back-to-back (to-back) openings of three new culinary delights. Following soft launches, these Peekskill restaurants are now open to the public, so sneak a “peek” below to decide where you want to make your reservations.

140 Kitchen

911 South St; 914.257.4000

Fans of Croton’s 140 Grand will immediately recognize the flavor vibes (and highly Instagrammable living greenery wall) at this newcomer. 140 Kitchen fills the space recently vacated by Peekskill staple Gleason’s (which moved to a larger location across the street, next to 140’s sister restaurant Slainte, an Irish pub that opened earlier this year). The new spot boasts co-owner and Gleason’s alumnus Enzo De Raco, alongside Executive Chef Shauna Leigh Franz’s eclectic take on Asian-inflected Southern and New American dishes.

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Starters include traditional chicken wings (try the Carolina gold sauce!) and loaded pork bao buns with scallion and pickled red onion. For mains, try the classic 140 burger, slow-smoked brisket, miso cod, or the beautifully crusted New York strip steak partnered with 140-layered potatoes.

140 Kitchen is now open for lunch daily and for dinner Tuesday through Sunday.

Photo by Dave Zucker.
Wings. Photo by Dave Zucker.

Taco District

20 N Division St; 914.293.7472

Another legacy addition to the downtown scene, Taco District soft-opened in February, just steps away from the owners’ longstanding tapas and cocktail bar, Iron Vine. The new spot adds hip decor and a multi-story, multi-bar design, promising guests not just great bites but great views — the rooftop bar and cocktail lounge is expected to open for the coming temperate seasons.

The menu prominently features small plates such as chicken and salmon bowls, carne asada, and a Southwestern burger, as well as twin taco platters in a variety of chicken, pork, beef, seafood, and vegan options. Don’t skimp on the apps or slammin’ sides either: The chorizo-loaded street corn is a must, as are the ceviche and plethora of salsa pairings for your house-made tortillas.

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Taco District is open 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

chicken bowl at Taco District
Photo by Dave Zucker

Thaimeless Thai

15 N Division St; 914.402.4288

Just across the street, the owners of neighborhood noodle shop RameNesque have revamped their other Peekskill location, the former Peekskill Smokehouse. The interior decor has been brightened up with some rainbow-hued pachyderms adorning the walls, but the menu is a radical shift from the smoke-and-grill barbecue regulars might have become familiar with.

This time, it’s authentic Thai flavors and recipes. Guests are treated to staples such as chicken satay, spring rolls, pad Thai, Thai basil beef, and both traditional and vegan iterations of red or green curry. Warm up with a bowl of tom yum soup, and then cool down with some lychee sorbet for dessert.

Thaimeless Thai is open 12–10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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Thaimeless Thai
Photo by Dave Zucker

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