by Emily Behnke
When you’re heading home on the commuter train after a long day in the office, there’s probably one question on your mind: What’s for dinner? Located no more than 10 minutes away from one of the train stations on the Harlem line, these restaurants are the ideal choices for when you’ve decided that it’s too late to cook.
We’ll start in Bronxville and head north.
Six minute walk from Bronxville Station
26 Palmer Ave, Bronxville
(914) 779-0902; www.dumplingnoodle.com/
6 minute walk from Bronxville Station
This restaurant features Asian cuisine in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The menu offers entrees of soup, noodles, and rice, most made with your choice of protein, which can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Perfect for a dinner for two or a large family feast.
5 minute walk from Bronxville Stationâ€‹
143 Parkway Rd, Bronxville
(914) 337-5100; www.143parkbistroandfish.com/
This elegant take on New American dining features a selection of small plates, which means guests can sample from as many dishes as they’d like. The dishes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and can be paired with a handcrafted cocktail.
5 minute walk from Bronxville Station
131 Parkway Rd, Bronxville
(914) 337-1901; www.coalspizza.com
This unique pizzeria serves grilled pizzas in a variety of sophisticated flavors. The pizzas are prepared and served individually with fresh ingredients. For a flavorful dinner, try the Smoke Joe, which features fontinella, smoked mozzarella, tomato, pecorino, sweet coppa, and red onion. This pizzeria also offers a vegan pizza, made with hummus, red onion, spicy olive oil, arugula, and grape tomatoes.
3 minute walk from Tuckahoe Station
97 Lake Avenue, Tuckahoe
(914) 779-7944; www.angelinasoftuckahoe.com
This family-friendly restaurant and brick-oven pizzeria is the perfect choice for an authentic home-style Italian meal any night of the week. If you plan to eat in the dining room during the weekend or on a holiday, booking a reservation is definitely recommended. The tables at this popular spot fill up quickly.
3 minute walk from Tuckahoe Station
25 Main St, Tuckahoe
(914) 793-0608; www.growlersbeerbistro.com
Stop by this bistro/lounge for one of 20 different beers on tap. Their seasonal menus include specially paired dishes and craft beers, made from the finest and freshest of ingredients. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm.
3 minute walk from Scarsdale Station
874 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 723-5700; www.moscatorestaurant.com
This high-end Mediterranean-Italian restaurant has it all: friendly, welcoming staff serving delicious, sophisticated Med-Italian dishes. Plus, a romantic, Tuscan-style setting. When the weather is right, you can also enjoy your meal at the outdoor seating, located under the awning at the front of the building.
5 minute walk from Scarsdale Station
2 Chase Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 713-8811; www.wujirestaurant.com/
Are you looking for great Chinese food, but dreading the MSG? Stop by WUJI in Scarsdale. This innovative restaurant revamps traditional Chinese ingredients with organic vegetables, cage-free eggs, organic chicken, pasture-raised pork, and grass-fed beef.
2 minute walk from Hartsdale Station
202 E Hartsdale Ave
(914) 725-8400; www.fandfpizza.com/â€‹
This pizzeria sticks to the basics and does them well: thin-crust, wood-oven pizza using fresh mozzarella directly from Brooklyn, imported Italian tomatoes, and fresh basil, with whole wheat and gluten-free options available.
1 minute walk from Valhalla Station
2 Cleveland St, Valhalla
(914) 682-4076; www.valhallacrossing.com
Located in the historic Valhalla Train Station building, this cozy restaurant serves traditional comfort food along with fresh salads, creative and healthy sandwiches, and burgers that are said to be the best in town. The beautiful décor includes exposed brick walls and wood paneling. Paired with the warm glow of the lighting, this space has a romantic, peaceful atmosphere. It’s the ideal setting for a date night or a dinner with the whole family.
This acclaimed restaurant is located in the former Pleasantville train station building. A 60-second walk from the current station, this New American style eatery features an inventive, seasonal menu abundant with fresh ingredients. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options available, making it an ideal choice for commuters with special dietary needs.
4 minute walk from Pleasantville Train Station
475 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville
(914) 773-0500; www.facebook.com/Little-Mumbai-Market-577420422354182/
Little Mumbai Market wasn’t named a best new restaurant this year for nothing. Its mix of savory crapes and spicy Indian street food makes it absolutely worth the stroll from the train station. It’s kind to the wallet too.
4 minute walk from Chappaqua Station
95 King St, Chappaquaâ€‹
(914) 238-1368; www.lejardinchappaqua.com
This cozy French bistro offers an all-day menu—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—7 days a week. There’s also outdoor seating in warm weather. Their menu is kid friendly as well, featuring half-portions of pasta entrees, chicken and fries, and hamburgers. Perfect for stopping by for a quick latte before boarding the train for work, or for a wholesome meal after a long commute.
1 minute walk from Mt. Kisco Station
2 Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco
(914) 666-6400; www.viavanti.com/
This innovative European-style trattoria is located in a rail station, the perfect spot for commuters to have an elegant, but quick meal. It offers an extensive Italian menu, which includes everything from colorful, health-filled salads, thin-crust gourmet pizzettes, wines and liquors, coffee, desserts, and 18 different flavors of gelato.
3 minute walk from Mt Kisco Station
36 Main St, Mt Kiscoâ€‹
(914) 242-8800; www.facebook.com/littledrunkenchef
Another installation of the “Little” restaurants, the Little Drunken Chef is a tapas and oyster bar. The space is actually quite large—granting guests the option to sit at the bar, on the sidewalk patio, or in the main room. The international-themed tapas bar accounts for a variety of tastes and textures, while the raw oyster bar hosts an array of fresh Oysters straight from Maine.
Both a 3 minute walk from Mt Kisco Station
29 Main Street, Mt Kisco
(914) 242-0200 www.littlecrepestreet.com
31 Main Street, Mt Kisco
Whether you’re looking to have a sit-down meal or eat on the go, these quaint restaurants offer the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for delicate French cuisine, say a crepe and a cup of coffee, you’ve come to the right place. Little Crepe Street offers sweet and savory crepes in a variety of different flavors, including classics such as Nutella and banana. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more hearty meal, Little Kabab Station might be for you. Stop by for an array of classic Indian flavors, including fluffy nan, fresh samosas, and chicken tikka skewers.
1 minute walk from Mt Kisco Station
38 Main St, Mt Kisco, www.cafeofloveny.com/â€‹
3 minute walk from Mt Kisco Station
11B S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco
Both owned by chef Leslie Lampert, these lovely restaurants will satisfy your after-work cravings, whether you’re looking for a hearty soup or an elegant meal. Both restaurants boast a farm-to-table philosophy, using only fresh, local ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes. As an added bonus, these restaurants are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly as well.
1 minute walk from Katonah Station
17 Katonah Ave, Katonah
(914) 232-8030: www.willynicks.com/
This American-style restaurant and bar serves traditional pub fare and cocktails with a modern touch in an elegant, but comfortable setting; it’s the perfect choice for an after-work pick-me-up. During the warmer seasons there is also outdoor seating available. Popular items among regulars include the grilled marinated shrimp brochette and lobster mac & cheese made with truffle oil-bechamel-wilted spinach.
6 minute walk from Purdy’s Station
100 Titicus Rd, North Salem
This little shop combines a healthy meal and grocery shopping into a one-stop trip. Stop by the restaurant for brunch, lunch, and dinner or the raw bar—each dish is handcrafted with the freshest, locally grown vegetables, and the highest quality seafood. If you’re looking to bring home fresh ingredients, head over to the farm shop, which offers fresh seafood, local meats and produce, pastas, pickles, dairy products, baked goods, condiments and prepared meals and sides.
2 minute walk from Croton Falls Station
4 W Cross St, Croton Falls
This American rustic chophouse offers a sophisticated combination of typical chophouse cuisine with French-inspired flavors. The menu features delicious entrees such as the hazelnut crusted lamb chops, prime hanger steak, and a special Croton Creek Kobe burger. To complete your meal, the restaurant offers an extensive selection of wines to choose from, perfectly paired to complement your dish.
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