By Leslie-Anne Brill
How lucky are we—Westchester now has a sister restaurant to Nyack’s 8 N Broadway and will soon have another in Mount Kisco. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room with flickering candle sconces, sunset view, and festive crowd almost makes you forget you’re on a workaday corner in Harrison; very attentive and knowledgeable service marked our visit throughout. The menu changes almost daily and dinner entrées are priced between $17 and $31.
Start the slideshow for five dishes we got during our visit.
273 Halstead Ave
(914) 732-3333; 273kitchen.com
Photos by Leslie-Anne Brill; Logo courtesy of 273 Kitchen
Delicate and deftly seasoned, antipasti include beef terrine with house mustard, pork sausage with garlic, feta with grilled ramp, duck carpaccio with honey gastrique and beet microgreens, and capicola with house-made pickle.
Meat and cheese antipasti are accompanied by a plate of duck fat toast that is the very definition of umami, with shavings of pyramid-shaped Maldon sea salt, fennel taralli, and smoky “melted” eggplant.
Beautifully complemented by curls of shaved white radish, sliced watermelon radish, micro celery greens, asparagus, and grilled ramps in Champagne vinaigrette, with a liberal dusting of sumac.
Crispy soft-shell crab mingles with homemade potato chips, frizzled herbs, roasted scallions, greens, and yuca frites in this fun dish served with homemade tartar sauce and tzatziki almost as thick as cream cheese. The yucca and tzatziki may pull in different directions, and the fried abundance is perhaps best shared, but the soft-shell crab is an unbeatable seasonal treat.
Dense with almond and coconut and topped with blueberry compote in a red wine reduction, this is a superb dessert with an unlikely sumac-spiked basil glaze.