Metro North Restaurants
The thread about the new brewpub in Peekskill got me thinking about how many good & great places there are within walking distance of the various Metro North stations, from 5 star places to a good burger & beer joint.
The first one that comes to mind is Peter Kelly's H2O right in back of the Yonkers (Hudson Line) station.
What's your favorite?
pretty much all the great restaurants in Port Chester are within a 5 minute walk - or less.
Here's a few:
Tortilleria Los Gemelos
Q Restaurant Bar & Grill
Misti ala Brasa Restaurant
Loads and loads more! Port Chester is GREAT if you are coming up Metro North.
I had an extremely disappointing first experience there a couple of weeks ago while visiting NY. I went for take out on a Wednesday night around 8:30 jonesing for pulled pork and ribs. They were all out of everything on the combo menu except brisket and sausage. I couldn't believe it - over half the menu items were not available! I went with the brisket w/ sides of beans and mac -n- cheese. The brisket and beans were simply ok and the mac -n- cheese tasteless and gummy. My meal was close to $20 and for that much I think I should have gotten twice as much food as I did. At my usual BBQ haunts in Boston, where I live, I enjoy terrific food at half the price and twice the portion size and NEVER have they run out of staple menu items like pulled pork and ribs!
Not surprised alt11. Sometime back I'd ordered take-out around 7:30pm on a Sunday night. When I arrived some 20 mins. later there was a sign on the door saying they were closing early as they'd run out of almost all meats. There were still people inside so I entered expecting my order to be there but was told no, sorry they'd run out and that included the take-out order they accepted from me, so sorry I'd driven from two towns away. Service and management in there was never a strong suit but now that food has gone downhill there's little to recommend it anymore.
Irvington is a gold mine with offerings such as One, Red Hat Bistro, Il Sorriso, the place where Fuffi use to be (sorry I forgot the name of it) and there's also a new Indian restaurnt across from One.
Bollywood Bistro - Indian...good, not great, but good
McArthur's - typical grill/bar food, I remember it being a bit overpriced
Magic Wok - pretty nice eat-in (or take out) Chinese
Pleasantville Pizzeria - pretty good, but not great pizza
Jackson & Wheeler
I haven't been to the last 2, but I've heard good things.
both with great views of the Hudson (obviously)
Mahoney's, literally right at the train station - have only had appetizers here, good place for a drink
River Station - better for cocktails and a view of the river, food is average
Shadows - great views, pricey
you can also walk to Captain Lawrence Brewery (about half a mile or so) from the Pleasantville train station on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons! (i know, no food, but awesome and free beer.... how can you beat that?)
skip Jackson and Wheeler, go to Iron Horse although definitely far from free.
Mamaroneck Station - Definitely LeProvencal and Turkish Meze. For those who are fans or just curious to see if they are worth their hype - Sal's Pizza and a bit further of a walk, Walter's.