Colorfully Inspired Cuisine At Le Moulin

From braised Kobe-beef short ribs to a Green “Bouquet” of spring greens and pea shoots, this Yonkers waterfront eatery has plenty to be excited for.

There are a number of worthwhile dining options on the redeveloped Yonkers waterfront, including X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, Zuppa, La Bella Havana, Yonkers Brewing Co., and Dolphin. As of February, that tally went up by one. 

Josyane “Josie” Colwell, self-taught chef and successful caterer for more than 25 years, has shuttered her gourmet takeout/catering storefront in Irvington and opened Le Moulin across from the waterfront pavilion. 

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“A painter paints or a musician plays music because it is inside of them to do it. That’s how it is with cooking and me,” says the Bronxville resident, who was born in Nice and grew up in Opio, France.

“Many expect me to do strictly French cuisine,” says Colwell. “But, while the South of France inspires much of what I do, I also like to mix things up, using Asian or Middle Eastern spices, for example.”   

The menu changes weekly but expect dishes such as braised Kobe-beef short ribs, grilled filet mignon with green salsa, and wild sea bass sautéed in white wine. Entrées typically range from $20 to $25. 

The short wine list has bottles from France, Italy, and South America that predominately range from $45 to $60.   

Colwell will operate her catering business in the same space as the restaurant/wine bar, which, by the way, may be difficult to find, as there is no proper signage, just a “Le Moulin” etching on the door.

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Le Moulin Eatery and Wine Bar
One Pier Pointe St, Yonkers
(914) 469-6762; 


Green “Bouquet”: mâche, spring greens, and pea shoots in a Champagne vinaigrette

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