155 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson
After a two-year-hiatus, Gwenael and Annie Goulet, the original proprietors, have returned to this French bistro they founded in 1980. Gwenael will oversee the kitchen, churning out elegant yet unfussy plates of homemade duck pâté, vol au vent (crab and leeks in a pastry shell with a light lemony cream sauce), coq au vin, and cassoulet. Annie, along with son Gwendal, will work the front-of-the-house. Open Tues through Sun for dinner. Reservations recommended. $$$ FRENCH BISTRO
4 W Main St, Irvington (914) 591-5500;
Navjot Arora, formerly of Café Spice Group in Manhattan, helms the kitchen at this modern Indian bi-level bistro. Popular dinner entrées are tandoori shrimp in a pomegranate powder and yogurt marinade, baby eggplant in a sweet-sour sesame peanut sauce, lamb curry with malt vinegar, and coconut flavored chicken curry. Chef Arora prefers using only wild, not farmed, seafood, locally grown produce, and antibiotic- and hormone-free meats. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested. $$$ INDIAN THREE STARS
18 Mill St, Port Chester (914) 939-3111.
Roman-style, wood-fired brick oven pizza is the main attraction at this classic trattoria owned by famed restaurateurs Joe Bastianich (a Greenwich resident) and Mario Batali. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Andy Nusser (also a partner), and dishes to try include fusilli ala crazy bastard (fusilli with roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic, beet greens, goat cheese, and walnuts) and grilled guinea hen with Treviso and oranges. (Hours of operation not available as of press time) $$$ ITALIAN