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13 Amazing Westchester Restaurants Open for New Year’s Eve

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Ring in the new year safely with a sumptuous dinner — and plenty of champagne — from one of Westchester’s favorite restaurants.

By Dave Zucker and Hannah Teligades
Additional reporting by Melissa Kagan

Whether you’re planning on going out this New Year’s Eve or cozying up for a virtual celebration at home, celebrate the arrival of a fresh new year with some of the best food in Westchester. These county mainstays highlight their culinary talents with a series of specialty menus, tastings, and more that you won’t want to miss.

While you can only pick one, sadly, you can always look forward to next year!

Apropos

900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill; 914.739.3546

At this contemporary restaurant overlooking the Hudson, the New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner menu is dine-in or dine-at-home. Italian white truffles from Urbani Truffles will take center stage along with seasonal products and ingredients from the Hudson Valley. “We are delighted to showcase this luxurious ingredient and offer our guests a dish they will not soon forget,” says chef Jared Secor. Save room for some of the desserts featured on the menu, including sticky date pudding, olive oil cake, eggnog crème brulée, and chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting.

The Bit

23 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693.8000

Enjoy gastropub eats this New Year’s Eve with a four-course meal and a glass of bubbly ($105 pp) at one of Dobbs Ferry’s most innovative comfort food hotspots. Traditional favorites will be offered, but Chef Evan Kalogiannis has also put together a list of special seasonal favorites including pappardelle beef cheek ragu, lamb osso bucco, and a fisherman’s stew with cod, shrimp, and clams. Also available will be vegan dishes like the restaurant’s famous popcorn cauliflower, roasted acorn squash, and carrot cake.

 

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Boro6 Wine Bar

549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-On-Hudson; 914.231.9200

This hip Rivertown wine and foodie bar offers a three-course “Alpine Excursion” meal ($65 pp) for New Year’s Eve, starting with a choice of appetizers ranging from chestnut and celery root velouté to Austrian crepe with smoked trout, green apple, red onion, dill, and horseradish créme fraiche. For entrees, Chef Paul offers dishes like cauliflower schnitzel, beef shoulder braised in red wine, paprika, herbs, and root vegetables or European sea bass with spinach puree. Finish off with apple-cinnamon strudel, lemon poppy gugelhupf, or chocolate panna cotta.

 

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Dolphin Restaurant • Bar • Lounge

1 Van Der Donck St, Yonkers; 914.751.8170

The Yonkers riverfront restaurant and lounge offers a four-course dinner ($115 pp), including open bar for four hours. Choose from starters like duck tacos, risotto verde, or oysters to start with and then move onto a choice of salad. Entrees include a NY sirloin, frutti di mare, orange chicken, eggplant parmesan, or branzino. Top your meal off with a selection of Nutella swirl cheesecake, tres leches, and espresso panna cotta.

 

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Dubrovnik

721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637-3777

Westchester’s favorite Croatian restaurant is planning a four-course dinner ($150 pp) showcasing a wide array of choices with starters ranging from oysters on the half shell or homemade lobster ravioli to Skradin-style veal risotto or arugula and cranberry salad.

For the main, offerings include wild Dover sole, grilled branzino, beef Wellington, lamb rotisserie, or roasted duck. For dessert, enjoy chocolate lava cake or Dubrovnik walnut, almond and orange chocolate cake (and more) with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Goosefeather

49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown; 914.829.5454

Goosefeather at Tarrytown House Estate hosts a four-course prix fixe menu ($175 pp for 5 p.m. seating; $202.20 for 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. seating) that begins with starter choices of duck and truffle wonton, tuna and uni trout roe, or a char siu royal trumpet mushroom with onion-mushroom dumpling. The second course includes pappardelle with minced lamb or caviar noodle. For the main, enjoy filet of beef with red-braised fondant potatoes, wok-charred lobster with black bean brown butter, or coconut truffle grits with golden egg and braised daikon radish. All diners choose from citrus tart, blood orange sorbet and cardamom labne, or warm chocolate churros with five spice chocolate and chocolate ice cream to end the night.

 

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Greca

189 Main Street, White Plains; 914.448.8800

Usher in 2022 with a five-course meal from this upscale Greek restaurant at which Chef Kosta Ndreu offers up his best with a trio of Greek spreads to start and then a choice of grilled prawns, grilled octopus, or Smyrna-style meatballs, followed by a Marouli salad. Entrée choices include a surf and turf of filet mignon with half a steamed lobster, langoustine pasta, lamb shank Yiouvetsi, Chilean sea bass in parchment, roasted organic chicken, or a vegan roasted eggplant dish. End the meal with panna cotta, mini baklava, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. First seating: $125 pp, second seating: $150 pp (includes prosecco). A fully vegan five-course meal is also available upon request when you make your reservation.

The Greekish

273 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.732.3333

At this Harrison hotspot, Chef Constantine Kalandranis puts together a dine-in six-course tasting menu with a glass of bubbly for $95 per person. Highlights include soft burrata and mavrodaphne-glazed Hudson Valley mushrooms, honey nut squash ravioli with cracked almonds and thyme honey, and surf with turf grilled octopus, foie gras, and warm couscous tabbouleh.

Ibiza Kitchen

78 King St, Chappaqua; 914.458.5044

Chef Ignacio Bianco has prepared a scaled-down version of the restaurant’s regular menu with fresh market ingredients, as well as a series of specials like swordfish “ham,” avocado carpaccio-wrapped lobster, turron de foie gras, chicken and veal cannelloni appetizers. Limited offer mains will spotlight cod with broccolini, potato emulsion, raw honey, and quince aioli or roasted suckling pig with caramelized onion, peppers, potato, and PX vinegar sauce. Prices are a la carte, however couples can share everything on the menu for $180. Just don’t skip the chocolate mousse!

 

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The Inn at Pound Ridge

258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge; 914.764.1400

Chef Jean-Georges prepares a four-course evening ($228 pp) for ushering in the new year with taste and style. Appetizer choices of a yellowfin tuna spring roll or a winter chicory salad will be followed by a second course of mozzarella ravioli with beurre fondue and black winter truffle or seared scallops with toasted pumpkin seeds, spaghetti squash, and ponzu. Next, choose either wild black sea bass with citrus-glazed carrots and lemon puree or pepper-crusted beef tenderloin with silken parsnip, Brussels sprouts, and miso mustard. Finally, indulge in a New Year’s Eve surprise dessert!

 

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L’inizio

698 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.693.5400

Usher in 2022 with an extensive four-course dinner ($125 pp) at this Italian eatery in Ardsley. The menu features mainstays like baked clams, smoked ricotta and Acacia honey, and chicken scarpariello. Guests can also enjoy specialty offerings like lobster ravioli with shaved truffle béchamel; halibut with lentils, bacon, and green apple; and NY strip steak with root vegetables and crab hollandaise. If you have enough room for dessert, pastry chef Heather Fratangelo’s warm chocolate tart shouldn’t be missed.

 

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Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

One of Armonk’s favorite holiday dining destinations, Moderne Barn has arranged an intimate three-course prix fixe dinner for New Year’s Eve. Appetizers run the gamut and include butternut squash soup, prosciutto crostini, tuna tartare, fried popcorn rock shrimp, and Nonna’s meatballs. For the main course, choose between ricotta gnocchi cacio e pepe, roasted “free bird” chicken, pan-seared duck breast, filet mignon, and pan-sautéed halibut, to name a few. To top it all off, think eggnog cheesecake, peppermint crème brulee, tiramisu, and more. The whole shebang is priced at $85 pp ($42.50 for kids) for the first seating and $120 pp ($60 for kids) for the second seating with a more extensive menu.

Sam’s of Gedney Way

50 Gedney Way, White Plains; 914.949.0978

This upscale neighborhood gem offers a host of catering options including cheese and shrimp cocktail platters, hot apps like mac ‘n’ cheese bites or roasted butternut squash soup, and entrée trays of stuffed Maine lobster, shrimp scampi, house Applewood-smoked turkey, herb-crusted prime rib, and hickory-smoked beef brisket. Sides include honey-roasted market carrots, rosemary-roasted Yukon potatoes, and brioche pull-apart rolls. Hudson Valley apple crisp with gingerbread and pumpkin-seed crumble is available for dessert.

 

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Sonora

179 Rectory St, Port Chester; 914.933.0200

At this modern Latin restaurant, Chef Rafael Palomino serves a prix fixe New Year’s Eve meal ($75 pp; $48 for kids) that begins with appetizers like baked oysters with manchego gratin, braised short ribs arepas, or lobster butternut squash bisque, followed by entrée choices like seafood paella, branzino with spicy shrimp and Brussels sprouts with fried rice and charred tomatillo, or seared ribeye with chimichurri sauce, roasted thyme, and garlic fingerling potatoes. A special chef’s choice dessert is a sweet finish to the meal.

 

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