It’s spring, the time to head outside and dine al fresco. While you’re out and about, check out these area restaurants that make the most of local seasonal ingredients with options to match every mood and palate.
Go Old World Italian in a high-energy rustic hidden gem
Established in Armonk for over three decades, the Mazzotta Brothers reinvented themselves in a new setting centered in the heart of downtown. Their one-acre property features a rustic, Tuscan-style farmhouse with reclaimed materials throughout. Consistently voted one of Westchester’s best private outdoor dining spaces, it boasts event space, a lively bar, two large private outdoor terrazzo patios, a bountiful vegetable garden, herb gardens, reclaimed pergola with grape vines, fresh water running brook, a waterfall, and firepit. The soul of the menu is authentic “real boot Italian” featuring regional Italian delicacies. Unpretentious, with brick-oven pizza and a vibrant old-school bar to enjoy a pub burger, craft beers, or seasonal artisan cocktails, this reclaimed diamond in the rough has a high-energy family-friendly atmosphere. Serving Westchester and Fairfield counties for years, the owners focus on exceeding guest satisfaction and over-delivering on atmosphere, food, and service!
Amore Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
1 Kent Place
Exceptional food, extraordinary service, luxurious environment
Benjamin Steakhouse, family owned and operated, offers exceptional food and service in a luxurious environment. They opened their Westchester location in 2010 and brought the glory of New York City straight to the heart of Westchester County. This location features a stunning outdoor patio, multiple private dining rooms, and an oversized fireplace. Visit their website to make a reservation or place your delivery order through UberEats.
610 Hartsdale Rd
Mexican fare with a gourmet twist
Dine South of the Border in the outdoor patio while sipping and savoring at Casa Tequila, a boutique Mexican restaurant specializing in traditional Latin/Mexican fare with a gourmet hand. Indoors and out, the cultural décor, including artistic murals and sometimes live music, adds to the authentic ambience. Known for more than its exceptionally large collection of over 100 Tequilas and Mezcals, Casa Tequila also offers its distinctive take on all featured cuisine, as well as brunch, happy hour, special occasions, holidays, and special events such as Tequila 101 tastings led by Tequila masters.
Casa Tequila Cocina & Bar
465 Main St
Plan a farm-to-table culinary delight
Long before there was the now familiar phrase “farm-to-table,” local farmers in Westchester were coming to the kitchen door of Crabtree’s Kittle House holding baskets of their beautifully grown products asking the chef if there might be a place for them on the menu. And the answer was always “Yes.” When weather permits, the “Yes” also includes the option for heated outdoor seating. Since 1981, Crabtree’s Kittle House has been a culinary leader in Westchester. Through many decades and passing culinary trends, the restaurant has stayed true to the basic principle that great food starts with a great product. For Crabtree’s Kittle House, that has always meant using locally raised and grown ingredients whenever possible.
Crabtree’s Kittle House
11 Kittle Rd
Wine and dine in welcoming warmth
Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse is known for an ambience that’s sleek and uncluttered paired with a warmth that’s inviting to all of its guests. Outdoor seating is welcoming with well-spaced tables, flowers, and piped-in music. Its menu is distinguished by its exceptional quality of USDA certified prime dry-aged beef along with the freshest of seafood, including Lobster, Chilean Sea Bass, and Dover Sole. Located in the historic Rye Trust Bank building, Frankie & Johnnie’s couldn’t be more convenient — walking distance from the Metro-North train station and easily accessible from I-95, 287, and the Hutchinson Parkway.
Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse
77 Purchase St
All natural, all the time
Are you in search of a great outdoor dining spot in New Rochelle? Look no further than The Mirage Restaurant and Café, located on North Avenue across from Iona College. We offer a full menu featuring breakfast specialties, lunch, and dinner. Sample some of our bestselling “appeteasers,” our house-made guacamole with tortilla chips, super nachos, and our famous grand sampler. We feature The Mirage Happy Hour daily from 4 pm to 7 pm with cocktail, beer, and wine specials. Don’t feel like dining in? Delivery and takeout are available. And, just in case you forgot the milk or bread, we have that, too. Our market area sells all the basics from water, snacks, and soft drinks to produce.
Dine as if you’re in Europe!
Nadine’s beer garden makes you feel like you’re in Europe. Dine under the trees, eating authentic German and fresh Austrian food. A special dish of the night is also featured and the tables are spacious. Bring the whole family!
715 Saw Mill River Rd
Feed your craving in an historic landmark
Celebrating over 30 years in business, this neighborhood eatery housed in the town’s historic landmark train station, serves up classic Italian dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Offering creative daily specials, as well as the usual menu favorites, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your craving. And of course, their friendly and knowledgeable staff will take care of you and make you feel as if you’re a part of the family. Whether dining indoors or at an umbrella-covered table in our relaxing outdoor space, landscaped with palms and a soothing waterfall feature, Peppino’s offers the combination of old-style Italian cooking and warm hospitality that will keep you coming back for more…
116 Katonah Ave
Discover fresh, fragrant cuisine of Thailand and Malaysia
For the past few years, Sambal Thai & Malay has been voted Best Thai in the county by Westchester Magazine readers. We bring the freshest organic ingredients, exotic herbs, and spices from Thailand and Malaysia. The cooking process combines the high heat of the wok with constant agitation to create flavors and textures that are crisp and sharp, yet complex. Discover fragrant and aromatic cuisine served in a sophisticated, elegant ambience that helps ensure a memorable dining experience.
Sambal Thai & Malay Restaurant
4 W Main St
Mediterranean favorites paired with Old World charm
At Sapori (Italian for “flavors”), we serve authentic Mediterranean favorites with Old World charm. We take great pride in our food using only the freshest, highest quality local and imported ingredients. Our friendly and skilled staff cater to our guests as if being welcomed into an old friend’s home. From starters of Wild Striped Bass Ceviche (Lime juice, crème fraiche, jalapeno, cilantro, avocado), herb seared tuna, Moroccan meatball, soups, and salads. House-made desserts complete the dining experience. Desserts can range from tart-sweet apple strudel to our frothy tiramisù or a light, moist ricotta cheesecake or a decadent heavenly chocolate mousse cake with extraordinary cocoa richness. Our five-star award winning wine list is easy for the novice to navigate, but will also impress the oenophile.
Sapori of White Plains
324 Central Ave
Sapori of Scarsdale
2 Chase Rd
Palate pleasing and filled with flavor
Our Michelin Bib Gourmand Persian restaurant specializes in exciting palate-pleasing Middle Eastern flavors, ranging from stuffed organic dates with feta cheese and walnuts to Bademjoon (an eggplant, yellow split pea, and tomato sauce beef stew — just one of many featured stews) to dessert options like Faloodeh (frozen Persian rice noodles with rose water and cardamon). You’ll find indoor and outdoor dining, as well as extensive wine tasting and small plates at our wine bar. If you’ve thought of Persian food as strictly kabobs, it’s time to explore — it’s so much more.
Shiraz Kitchen & Wine Bar
Savor Southern-inspired specials
Best of Westchester and Michelin Bib Gourmand Southern Table is open 12 pm to 11 pm. The large patio is the place to be for Weekend Brunch and Weekday Lunch and Dinner. Family-style take-out menu and take-out drinks are available for Southern Table at home. Enjoy Happy Hour Monday through Friday for an after-work cocktail and award-winning food. Our new outdoor structure provides additional flexibility and comfort with a retractable side and the options of fans and heat when needed.
Southern Table Kitchen & Bar
39 Marble Ave
Where traditional and innovative meet
Enjoy heated outdoor Manhattan-style café dining at Tre Angelina, where we’re known for our interesting blend of traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. That includes our pastas and desserts made daily on-site and our fine wine, cognacs, Westchester vintage ports, and imported beers.
Treat your taste buds to a pizza party
Both of our Best of Westchester locations feature large outdoor patios; Happy Hour from 4 pm to 7 pm; Lunch; Weekend Brunch from 12 pm to 3 pm with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys; and Dinner. Bring Wood & Fire home to your own patio with our family style take-out menu. We make sure each meal we serve is delicious and one-of-a-kind. Our new outdoor structure provides additional flexibility and comfort with a retractable side and the options of fans and heat when needed.
Wood & Fire Pizza
59 Marble Ave
118 Brook St
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