Best New Restaurant (North)

The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges

258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge

(914) 764-1400; www.theinnatpoundridge.com

In 2012, when the news hit local foodies that international restaurant superstar Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten would be taking on Westchester’s Inn at Pound Ridge, it was the biggest news to hit the suburban dining scene since the migration of superstar Mario Batali. This past winter, the long-awaited presence of the fabled Alsatian in a Westchester restaurant was presaged with whispers of architect Thomas Juul-Hansen’s stunning, Scandinavia-meets-Americana redesign of the two-century-old landmark. Happily, things only got better when we finally visited. Whether it’s for a midweek burger and craft beer—or the full-on sashimi, steak, and bottle of fine wine—The Inn at Pound Ridge offers a crackling sense of excitement paired with a stylish take on crowd-pleasing favorites

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