It’s after midnight and you’re craving shawarma. For the third night in a row. Or, is your stomach growling for fluffy Nutella-banana French toast? No, you want some mouth-on-fire-then-suddenly-numb chicken wings to pair with crispy waffle fries.
Then you remember that pizza exists.
Okay, you want all of this—at the same time. You can satisfy those cravings (it’s fine, really), but do it right. Stop slumping in the lonely glow of your empty fridge in bunny slippers and get out to enjoy some of Westchester’s best late-night dining joints! Start slideshow »
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Open Sunday-Monday until 10 pm, Wednesday-Thursday until 10 pm, Saturday-Friday until 2 am
Iron Vine disproves the theory that late-night eating is all about bleak diners, dry French fries, and sloppy bacon, egg, and cheeses. Have real food for your after-midnight meal here, and enjoy everything from a breakfast wrap (scrambled eggs, cheese, patatas, and breakfast sausage or bacon, all wrapped in a pita) to a Mediterranean chicken platter (broiled, marinated chicken thighs with yellow corn rice and sautéed vegetables with lemon tahini). Desserts—pan dulce de chocolate, flan, and caramel apple empanada—are flavorful, chic, and will satisfy that late-night sweet tooth quite nicely.
Oh, and there’s also a selection of more than 25 artisan cocktails, if you’re into that sort of thing.
992 Main Street
(914) 930-8506; ironvinepeekskill.com
Get solid diner food twenty-four seven at BLD. Turkey clubs are well stuffed, burgers are juicy. Choose from comfort with their classic all-day breakfast items like silver dollar pancakes, or up your game with delectable French toast flavors: Nutella-banana, cranberry chocolate pave, “croissant dipped,” and ultimate stuffed (three slices stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese icing and sliced apples). Amply seasoned waffle fries are a must-try as a side dish or as the main shebang.
2399 Boston Post Road
(914) 833-2062; bld-diner.com
Photo courtesy of BLD Diner
Open all week until 3 am
You want wings? Go to Candlelight Inn. It’s that simple. If you don’t feel like staying for a while, get takeaway or get it delivered. You’ve got options, but the emphasis here is that you must bite into these mild, spicy, or extra hot wings at some point. Pair with chili cheese waffle fries or a face-sized chocolate chip cookie with melting vanilla ice cream on top. Sit and eat if you enjoy the sounds of a neighborhood bar—cheering and jeering the game, beers clinking, and even the jingles of some old school arcade games.
519 Central Park Ave
Mondays open until 2 am, Tuesday-Thursday until midnight, Friday-Saturday until 1 am
If you’re more thirsty than hungry during your late night rambles and happen to be around New Rochelle, head to the Gnarly Vine wine bar. With more than a dozen wines to choose from, you’re bound to find a glass (or bottle) that has your name on it. Though the focus is on the wine here, there’s a well-thought-out menu featuring Mediterranean platters, flatbread pizzas, quesadillas, and artisanal cheese and charcuterie.
501 Main St
(914) 355-2541; thegnarlyvine.com
Photo courtesy of Gnarly Vine
Open Sunday-Thursday until 10, Friday-Saturday until 11 pm
You can always count on City Limits for its extensive menu, from your usual diner suspects like burgers and eggs, to excellent desserts like pie and homemade marshmallows. After 5 pm, you can find even more dinner options on the menu, including pan-seared codfish, turkey scaloppini, and pork chops.
200 Central Ave
(914) 686-9000; citylimitsdiner.com
Open Sunday-Thursday until 12 midnight, Friday –Saturday until 1 am
Not only can you get arguably the county’s best pizza on Mamaroneck Ave, you can get it at midnight and after at Sal’s Pizza. This 50-year-old pizza joint is no joke—their famous Sicilian slice is the star, hot, oozing, crunchy, and chewy in all the right ways. The salad slice is the perfect contrast with fresh lettuce and distinct dressing. And don’t forget Sal’s wedges, pasta, and gelato—and check out the rest of the neighborhood while you’re there, too.
316 Mamaroneck Avenue
(914) 381-2022; salsmamaroneck.com
At Rocky’s Millwood Deli, you can get anything you want, whenever you want it. Walk into the tiny, unassuming deli, and choose from more than a dozen cold cut options, tons of cheeses, and a wealth of bread varieties to make your own sandwich 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or, you can trust the staff to satisfy your late-night cravings with one of their specialty sandwiches. Try a “Chuck Noris” (grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, lettuce, tomato, and Italian dressing on garlic bread) or a “Luther Burger” (a cheeseburger on a glazed donut) during sunset, sunrise, or anytime in between.
235 Saw Mill River Road
(914) 941-2159; rockysdeli.net
Photo courtesy of Rocky’s Millwood Deli