Going out for a meal with family and friends isn’t often cheap in Westchester — especially by the time you factor drinks into the mix. These five restaurants will help you save on the dreaded alcohol markup, with BYOB policies that let you bring your own bottle without the corkage fee.
199 Main St, Ossining; 914.502.0622
Serving authentic Peruvian cuisine, a blend of Spanish, Italian, African, Chinese, and Japanese influences, this bistro specializes in highlighting the South American country’s melting pot. Take a similarly global approach with the BYOB policy, bringing your own international bottle to pair with one of the ceviches or seafood entrées.
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434 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.740.6421
Located at Monroe College, this American fine-dining restaurant is run entirely by students from its School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts, providing valuable real-world experience.
The $25 prix-fixe menu (a total steal, by the way), allows you to treat yourself to a bottle of wine from your home cellar without a corkage fee.
125 Main St, Ossining; 914.944.9205
Bite into rustic Portuguese dishes at this family-operated dining room. A BYO-spirits policy which means you can kick back, relax, and enjoy a meal of simply prepared seafood and meat, like charred octopus and tripe stew, with a bottle of something special or a traditional vinho verde.
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31 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.909.4451
Enjoy dining at this stylish and modern Japanese restaurant, where patrons can bring a bottle of wine or sake to compete their meal. Japanese classics are generously portioned, whether it’s sushi and sashimi plate or a rice bowl.
74 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills; 914.242.1668
The setting is more formal than your typical county Vietnamese joint, but the authentic flavors and traditions of the country’s cuisine are respected on the made-to-order menu. Bring a bottle that will emphasize the complex sweet-spicy-tangy balance of the Vietnamese spring rolls and, of course, the richly spiced pho.
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