34 Top Dining Destinations In Northern Westchester, By Town


Amore Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

Italian $$

This modern Italian eatery offers artfully prepared Italian fare in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. The menu ranges from brick-oven-style pizza to a slew of traditional Italian pasta dishes, like aglio e olio, alla vodka, amatriciana, and Bolognese, plus a variety of customizable and pre-fab salads. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
1 Kent Pl, Armonk (914) 273-3535; www.amorearmonk.com

Beehive Restaurant

Continental $$$

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Set in a modern country house with an open kitchen, this restaurant offers comfort fare along with Greek and Continental specialties. Braised short ribs, moussaka, and Belgian-style mussels are entrées to try. Outdoor seating is available. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with brunch on Sun.
30 Old Rte 22, Armonk (914) 765-0688; www.beehive-restaurant.com 


​Mediterranean $$$

Owner James Contacessa has curated an Italian- and Greek-influenced Mediterranean menu, making heavy use of seafood, the grill, and local ingredients, and eschewing heavy or creamy sauces. Signature dishes include roasted lemon chicken, grilled branzino, paella, and a variety of fresh pastas. Open Mon to Sat for dinner; Sun from 5 pm to 10 pm.
575 Main St, Armonk (914) 273-8000; www.fattoriarestaurant.com

Fortina Restaurant

Italian $$

Food Network’s Chopped winner Christian Petroni, formerly of Barcelona Greenwich, serves wood-fired Italian specialties at this restaurant duo. Diners can enjoy entrées such as wood-roasted chicken and prime dry-aged rib-eye, or one of many specialty pizzas. An international wine list with most bottles from $29 to $100 is offered. Outdoor seating is available. Open Mon to Fri for lunch and dinner, Sat for dinner only, and Sun for brunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
17 Maple Ave, Armonk (914) 273-0900; 136 S Ridge St, Rye Brook (914) 937-0900; www.fortinapizza.com 

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Marc Charles Steakhouse

Steakhouse $$$$

This 7,000-square-foot steakhouse’s offerings include a 16-oz New York strip, everything-encrusted salmon, a 22-oz porterhouse pork chop, and broiled lobster tails. Open Mon to Sat for dinner only. Reservations recommended.
La Quinta Hotel, 94 Business Park Dr, Armonk (914) 273-2700; www.marccharlessteakhouse.com

Pumpkin cheesecake from Moderne Barn.

Moderne Barn

New American $$$ 

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The Livanos Restaurant Group’s (City Limits Diners, Molyvos, Abboccato) hometown eatery is a New American restaurant with Mediterranean touches served in a chic, modern setting. Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar, formerly of Dressing Room in Westport, Connecticut, uses natural, locally grown ingredients to create such dishes as black peppercorn seared tuna, mint pappardelle in a braised lamb-shoulder ragu, and lobster cobb salad. Private dining available. Open for lunch Mon to Fri, every day for dinner, and Sun for brunch. A $19 two-course express lunch is offered. 430 Bedford Rd, Armonk (914) 730-0001; www.modernebarn.com ★★★ (12/2010) 

Restaurant North

New American $$$

The seasonal menu by Chef Eric Gabrynowicz, a  two-time James Beard Award nominee, changes daily at this farm-to-table eatery. Menu selections have included pan-roasted Chatham cod, orecchiette with lamb Bolognese, and scallops with fennel soubise. Stephen Mancini, previously wine director at Union Square Cafe, is co-owner. Open for lunch Tues to Fri, dinner Tues to Sun, and brunch Sat and Sun.
386 Main St, Armonk (914) 273-8686; www.restaurantnorth.com ★★★ (11/2010) 

Rice Modern Chinese Cuisine

Asian $$$

Modern Chinese in a distinctly modern, airy atmosphere. Chef Ying Wang Lee concocts Chinese classics like sesame chicken and moo shu pork, plus entrées like wok-fried beef tenderloin with lily bulbs and peppers, and steamed Chilean sea bass with black-bean sauce. Open every day for dinner, Mon to Sat for lunch. Reservations recommended.
111 Bedford Rd, Armonk (914) 273-3880; www.ricearmonk.com 

Zero Otto Nove

​Italian $$$ 

Zero Otto Nove’s owner Roberto Paciullo is widely credited for christening Arthur Avenue with serious Italian dining credentials (on top of just a Italian ingredient shopping destination) when he opened Roberto’s there in the mid ’80s. Zero Otto Nove is his second creation, with locations in the Bronx and Manhattan and, now, Armonk. Like its sister restaurants, it offers a wide selection of pizzas, antipasti, homemade pasta, and meats. Lunch Tues to Sat, noon to 3 pm. Dinner Tues to Sat at 5 pm. Open Sun from 1 to 9 pm.
55 Old Rte 22, Armonk (914) 273-0089; www.089armonk.roberto089.com Food:★★ Service:★★★ Atmosphere:★★ 


La Crémaillère

​French $$$$

The regular dinner menu at this picturesque French stalwart features seared sea scallops, rack of American lamb, and mussel soup with saffron. Wonderful soufflés are for dessert. A spring and summer three-course, prix-fixe lunch menu ($32) is offered from 12 pm to 2:30 pm Thurs to Sat and 1 to 3 pm Sun. Lunch is served Thurs to Sun and dinner Tues to Sun. Reservations advisable.
46 Bedford-Banksville Rd, Bedford (914) 234-9647; www.frenchcountryrestaurant.com★★½ (07/2007) 

Ristorante Lucia

Italian $$$

A Tuscan-inspired farmhouse is the setting for this restaurant that serves Italian comfort food. Entrées offered include salmon limoncello, stuffed lobster tail, Parmesan-crusted chicken, and homemade gnocchi Bolognese. A selection of gourmet pizzas is also available. Outdoor seating is available. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
454 Old Post Rd, Bedford (914) 234-7600; www.ristorantelucia.com


Mexican/Southwestern $$

The majority of produce is local and organic at this
Southwestern restaurant (predominantly Northern New Mexican). On the menu: tacos (fried oyster, surf and turf), enchiladas (mushroom, grass-fed beef), burritos, and quesadillas. Signature desserts include snowball cake and “twinkies” (organic carrot cake filled with cream cheese icing). Open Tues to Fri and Sun for lunch and dinner; Sat dinner only.
391 Old Post Rd, Bedford (914) 234-8900; www.truckrestaurant.com ★★ (06/2013) 


Crabtree’s Kittle House

New American $$$$ 

Jay Lippin is executive chef at this New American restaurant where the specialties include bigeye tuna served with a crispy sushi rice cake; Berkshire pork chop, Okinawa potato purée, glazed cipollinis and young carrots; and warm Valrhona chocolate “gift” dessert. The Grand Award-winning wine cellar houses 60,000 bottles. Go for dinner, breakfast, lunch on weekdays, or Sun brunch, but call ahead to reserve a spot.
11 Kittle Rd (off Rte 117), Chappaqua (914) 666-8044; www.kittlehouse.com ★★★ (11/2009) 

Le Jardin Du Roi

French $$$$

A casual spot serving authentic French bistro fare. Popular dishes include French toast, croque madame, steak au poivre and shrimp flambé. Open every day 8 am to midnight, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with brunch on Sun. Alfresco dining available. Reservations recommended.
95 King St, Chappaqua (914) 238-1368; www.lejardinchappaqua.com


Tramonto Restaurant

Italian $$$

Antipasti platters and brick-oven pizzas are popular starters at this regional Italian restaurant close to the Hawthorne movie complex. Entrées include veal Milanese, homemade gnocchi, and potato-crusted salmon. Open Mon to Fri for lunch and dinner; Sat and Sun, dinner only. Reservations suggested.
27 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne (914) 347-8220; www.tramontos.com


Peppino’s Ristorante

​Northern Italian  $$$

Lots of regulars come to this family-owned (since 1991) restaurant, located in a converted train station, to sit at candlelit tables and dine on veal Sorrentino, eggplant Parmigiana, tilapia marechiare, and any of more than 12 pasta dishes. The predominantly Italian wine list has bottles that mostly range from $30 to $70. Outdoor dining is available in warmer temps. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
116 Katonah Ave, Katonah (914) 232-3212; www.peppinosristorante.com


Spaccarelli’s Ristorante Italian $$$ 

This 80-seat Italian eatery specializes in the cuisine of the Abruzzese region. Try the homemade gnocchi, branzino al forno, and pappardelle Bolognese. Specials are offered daily, and alfresco seating is available, weather permitting. Visa and MasterCard only. Closed Mon.
238 Saw Mill River Rd, Millwood (914) 941-0105; www.spaccarellirestaurant.com

Mount Kisco

Café of Love

French-American $$$$ 

Leslie Lampert, owner of gourmet shop Ladle of Love, owns this 55-seat restaurant. Entrées include tuna tartare, raclette, mussels, Chatham cod, steak frites, homemade agnolotti, and cote léchon (roasted pig). Open Tues through Sun for lunch and dinner. Reservations strongly recommended.
38 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 242-1002; www.cafeofloveny.com ★★½ (04/2009) 

Global Grill @ Myong

Gourmet Eclectic $$$ 

Chef/Owner Myong Feiner offers sit-down dinners at her eponymous restaurant-café featuring “progressive world” cuisine. The menu changes bimonthly, but dishes such as puffed wonton mushroom ravioli, lamb shank osso buco, black Asian noodles, and a day boat diver scallop tower have been offered. Lunch and dinner Mon through Sat; Sun is café only until 3 pm. 487 Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 241-6333; www.plgourmet.com 

Lexington Square Café

New American $$$ 

This casual New American eatery offers lots of seafood and dishes such as braised fish-of-the-day in a green Thai curry, fresh oysters daily, and simply grilled steaks. Elaborate birthday cakes are available. A sweeping staircase leads to a 60-seat private party room popular for showers and christenings. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations recommended on weekends.
510 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 244-3663; www.lexingtonsquarecafe.com 


Gastropub  $$ 

Chef Vincenzo De Raco helms the kitchen at this gastropub serving dishes such as grilled squid, deviled eggs, and chicken roulade to pair with more than 80 spirits (including special whiskeys and more than 60 tequilas) plus microbrews and small-vineyard wines. Live music (from blues and rock to jazz ) is offered Wed to Sat evenings. Open for lunch Wed to Sun and for dinner every day. Reservations recommended.
30 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 218-3334; www.mtktavern.com

The Rose Room

Italian/Traditional American $$$$

On the menu at this 100-seat restaurant/lounge is contemporary Italian and traditional American selections with all meat ordered from the famed Pat LaFreida Meats. Pan-roasted chicken breast, butternut squash, oyster mushrooms, sweet potato; a 15-oz, center-cut veal chop, and salmon ditalini are dishes to sample. There are 30 additional seats at the bar and 20 outside. Lunch served Tues to Fri; dinner Tues to Sun (open late Thurs to Sat). Reservations recommended.
222 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 218-3876; www.roseroomny.com 

North Salem

One Twenty One New American $$$

CIA grad Beck Bolender returns to One Twenty One as executive chef after beginning his career there at 14. With him comes a menu heavy on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, changing with the stocks of area farmers’ markets. Look for entrées (roasted black bass, tagliatelle with little neck clams, grilled beef tenderloin) and small plates (shrimp ceviche, blackened mango salad, lamb ribs), along with a selection of wood-fired pizzas. Décor is rustic and elegant; veranda seating available. Reservations strongly recommended. Open lunch and dinner Mon to Fri; brunch and dinner Sat and Sun.
2 Dingle Ridge Rd, North Salem (914) 669-0121; www.121restaurant.com Food:★★★ Service:★★★ Atmosphere:★★★½ (11/2014)

Purdy’s Farmer & The Fish

Seafood $$$ 

Dine on wild striped bass, North Carolina swordfish, lobster rolls, and tuna burgers at this seafood restaurant located in the 1776 landmark Joseph Purdy house (formerly home to John Michael’s and, before that, Purdys Homestead). The executive chef is Michael Kaphan, formerly of Strata in Manhattan, and the owner is Ed Taylor of fish wholesale business Down East Seafood at the Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx, and Fish, a restaurant in Greenwich Village. Farmer & The Fish is open for lunch Mon to Sat; dinner every day, and brunch Sun.
100 Titicus Rd, North Salem (914) 617-8380; www.farmerandthefish.com â˜…★★ (11/2012) 


Bhog Indian Restaurant Indian $$$ 

Lamb chops, masala grilled sea bass, nargisi biryani (lamb, chicken, and shrimp), and masala roast chicken are just a few of the dishes on the long menu at this Indian restaurant. Dine in the cozy 50-seat dining room or, in warmer months, out on the sidewalk seating. Open for lunch and dinner every day plus brunch on Sun. Reservations recommended. 68 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville (914) 769-4100; www.bhogindian.com

Iron Horse Pleasantville 

Contemporary American $$$$

Tom McAliney is now executive chef of this 60-seat restaurant. On the menu: herb-rubbed Block Island swordfish, roast rack of lamb, and organic chicken scarpariello. Open for lunch and dinner every day; available for private functions. Outdoor seating is available during warmer temps. Reservations suggested.
20 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville (914) 741-0717; www.ironhorsepleasantville.com

Pocantico Hills

Blue Hill at Stone Barns  

New American $$$$

Housed in a beautifully renovated dairy barn on the Rockefeller State Park preserve, this highly touted New American restaurant is headed by the Barber family, the family behind Manhattan’s well-received Blue Hill. Dine on inventive and innovative fresh-from-the-farm culinary creations. There are no menus—the chef curates your meal based on the harvest of surrounding farmland maintained by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, as well as other local farms. Culinary education programs as well as farm and garden tours and wine tastings are offered. Open Wed through Sun. Reservations required.
630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills (914) 366-9600; www.bluehillfarm.com

Pound Ridge

The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges 

New American $$$$ 

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s eatery, located in a restored 19th-century residence (and later inn), features local ingredients and dishes crafted by Vongerichten vets Blake and Melody Farrar. The 250-seat restaurant includes two dining areas, plus an in-kitchen chef’s table and a wine cellar for private dining. Look for dishes like signature tuna tartare, plus sautéed diver scallops; and prosciutto-wrapped Berkshire pork chop with mushrooms, sage, and white-wine sauce. Open Tues to Sat for dinner only. Reservations highly recommended.
258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge (914) 764-1400; www.theinnatpoundridge.com Food: ★★★; Service: ★★★; Atmosphere: ★★★★ (06/2014) 


The Burger Barn

Traditional American $$

The Tesone Family, led by Justin, is running this burger spot featuring half pound Angus beef patties on Martin’s potato buns and hand-cut fries. Fried pickles, house-made chili, and salads (warm breaded goat cheese salad) are among the starters. Outdoor seating is available in warmer months.
289 Rte 100, Somers (914) 276-0600; www.theburgerbarn.com


Mughal Palace

Indian $$

Across from the Valhalla train station is this 60-seat Indian eatery where both savory dishes (coconut milk-simmered beef Muglai, lamb with onions, garlic, and ginger, and chicken masala) and vegetarian selections (boiled eggplant sautéed with onions, sag paneer—Indian cheese in a spinach gravy) are available. Remember to order some naan (flat bread) to mop up the gravy. Open every day.
16 Broadway, Valhalla (914) 997-6090; www.mughalpalace.com 

Valhalla Crossing

Traditional American $$

Enjoy traditional American fare at this pub and restaurant, located adjacent to the Valhalla Metro-North station, and dine in an antique presidential train car, an authentic caboose, or the main dining room with a handcrafted oak bar, or (weather permitting) outdoors in a tiki bar. Entrées include Philly cheesesteaks and lemon chicken. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. 2 Cleveland St, Valhalla (914) 682-4076; www.valhallacrossing.com

Yorktown Heights

Peter Pratt’s Inn

New American $$$

This American restaurant, located in a 1780 Colonial home, serves a perpetually changing menu that may include Berkshire pork belly-stuffed clam, grilled breast of Rohan duck, and grilled lamb loin noisettes. Once a month, specialty theme dinners, e.g., “Scottish Wild Game Dinner,” are offered. Open Wed to Sun for dinner only.
673 Croton Heights Rd, Yorktown Heights (914) 962-4090; www.prattsinn.com ★★½ (06/2006) 

Piatto Grill

Italian $$$

This family-friendly restaurant serves Italian-fusion dishes such as chicken valdostana, penne eclisse, and veal capriccioso. Gatherings of up to 180 people can be accommodated. An extensive international wine list is offered. Comedy nights take place once a month. Outdoor dining is available. Open for dinner Mon to Sun. Reservations recommended.
90 Triangle Ctr, Yorktown Heights (914) 248-6200; www.piattogrill.com

Modern-style Thyme in Yorktown offers many gluten-free options.


New American $$$$ 

Owner and executive chef Tom Costello, formerly owner of Bao Noodles and the Sunburnt Cow in Manhattan, mans the kitchen at this steak and seafood house. Mains worth trying include steak frites, roasted salmon, pan-seared sea scallops, and scallop risotto. Open Tues to Sun for lunch and dinner, plus Sun brunch.
3605 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights (914) 788-8700; www.thymerestaurant.net ★★★½ (02/2011)

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