The center of White Plains’ downtown where Mamaroneck and Main connect has many well-known dining options, including BLT Steak, Mediterraneo, and Serafina. But at the base of the lustrous Ritz-Carlton towers is a meal experience that many county residents are unaware of: the Lobby Lounge. With such a nondescript moniker, plus the fact there’s no obvious signage, it’s no wonder the overwhelming majority of patrons are hotel guests.
The new summer menu, available until September 28, can be categorized as Contemporary American, with a strong emphasis on world flavors. “We always think seasonal and local [Goffle Farms Organic Chicken, Murray’s Cheese] when creating a menu but also globally,” says sous chef Lia Buffa, noting such dishes as a chipotle shrimp and avocado tostada, Mongolian barbecue chicken wings, cast-iron blackened barramundi with wilted bok choy, and a Mediterranean cucumber and tomato salad.
Following is a visual guide to the summer menu offerings at the Lobby Lounge:
A trio of entreÌes.
A chipotle shrimp and avocado tostada is replete with flavors and is topped with lettuce, sour-cream, pico, pickled jalapenos, and cotija cheese.
An original dessert called The ‘Coconut.’ Valrhona chocolate surrounding a coconut ganache surrounding a tropical fruit filling.
Cast Iron blackened barramundi with wilted bok choy, coconut banana, Thai basil peanut sauce, and mango chutney.
For dessert, a Turkish-style kuÌˆnefe, like a classed-up version of baklava with rose petal syrup and a cheese filling.
Hungarian paprika roasted cauliflower ‘steak’ with red quinoa, lacinato kale, tomato caper relish.
Mongolian chicken wings are a must order.
The strawberry and avocado salad, with endive, radicchio, arugula, candied walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette, is enough for two to share.
Wild mushroom ravioli, topped with hon shimeji mushrooms, in a black truffle sauce.
Lobby Lounge at Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
3 Renaissance Sq
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lunch and Dinner: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Breakfast Buffet on Sat and Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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