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Rye Roadhouse

12 High St, Rye 914-925-2668;
Joe Baynes, a CIA graduate and a former chef at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, is the chef at this neighborhood eatery serving Cajun, Creole, and Southern dishes. Popular items include “Big Joe’s” jambalaya, Cajun rib-eye, crawfish étouffée, and blackened red snapper. For a side, indulge yourself with an order of the deep-fried macaroni and cheese. Live blues and Southern rock twice monthly. Open every day for lunch and dinner; a Creole brunch is served on Sun (order the candied pecan coconut French toast). Reservations suggested. $$$ CAJUN/CREOLE/SOUTHERN


Half Moon

1 High St, Dobbs Ferry 914-693-4130;
The owners of Harvest-on-Hudson have opened this dinner-only waterside restaurant in the space that once housed Chart House. Executive chef Sal Sprufero heads the kitchen, preparing dishes such as the Montauk clambake, a mixed a la plancha (steel-plate griddle) plate (pork belly, veal chop, lamb chop, pork chop), veal scaloppini topped with an over-easy egg in a green peppercorn-and-lemon tarragon sauce; and seafood bruschetta in a herbaceous broth. Separate ceviche and raw bar menus offered. The international wine list includes many bottles under $50. Open for dinner only every day. Reservations recommended. $$$$ SEAFOOD/NEW AMERICAN


12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar

12 N Division St, Peekskill 914-737-6624;
This New American eatery one block from the Paramount Center for the Arts offers such dishes as rack of lamb with glazed carrots and broccoli rabe, grilled mahi-mahi with black-bean rice, and New York strip steak in a blueberry barbecue sauce. The restaurant offers live music (jazz, blues, and unplugged) Wed through Sun. Open for lunch and dinner Tues through Sun. Reservations suggested. $$$$ NEW AMERICAN


Via Quadronno

199 Main St, White Plains 914-288-9300;
In the base of the Bar Building and adjacent to the Ritz is an outpost of Manhattan’s Via Quadronno, a paninoteca (Italian sandwich shop). The Northern Italian restaurant offers panini, le tartine (open-faced sandwiches), and fondues, plus main-course specials such as fettuccini with crabmeat and cherry tomatoes and pan-seared Dover sole. Don’t forget to order some homemade gelato—there are 28 flavors to choose from. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day but Mon. Sidewalk dining available. Reservations recommended. $$$$ NORTHERN ITALIAN


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