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Apr 23, 2009 08:38 AM

Looking for outdoor lunch in northern westchester...any recs?

Now that the weather is getting nicer, looking for a place to have lunch where we can sit outside. Been to Cunninghams in Mahopac,. Sat outside at Ricks seafood but didnt really enjoy the parking lot atmosphere. Has anyone tried Sunset House in Peekskill? Looking to go anywhere from Peekskill, Croton, on up to the Cold Spring area.

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  1. (Not quite northern westchester, but...)
    Red Hat in Irvington is perfect for an outdoor lunch. The grilled french cut chicken breast with couscous and grilled veggies is delicious, and my friend swears by the salmon burger. The view is absolutely lovely -- umbrella tables right on the Hudson. Check out attached photo...

    1. Henry's on the Hudson in Peekskill is pleasant.
      Further south, I like Sunset Cove in Tarrytown.

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      1. re: Marge

        Yes, the view from Henry's on Hudson is beautiful, not sure about the food, I think I ate there once while it was under that name awhile back. If you want to spend a few bucks I'm pretty sure Monteverde has outdoor seating but I'm not sure if they are opened for lunch. OK just checked their website and it looks like they are opened for lunch.......

      2. Not sure where Sunset House in Peekskill is, also where is Ricks? I know I've been reading about the Boat House in Ossining, not sure if they have an outdoor dining area. Do you want to be just outside or outside by the water? I think they still have a setup for outdoor dining at Umani Cafe in Croton.

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        1. re: GIOny

          Boat House in Ossining does have a few outside tables. You might call and reserve, 'cause I can't imagine they can fit more than 4-5 tables there.

          1. re: GIOny

            Not exactly sure where sunset house is. Saw it on Ricks is in mahopac off of rt 6, a few doors down from a liquor store. Its basically a fish market with tables inside. The fish is really fresh and a good value for lunch. I have been there for dinner as well and its always crowded. Its BYOB so having the liquor store there can be a good thing! I have eaten at Umami and will go back soon. Passed the boat house the other day. How is the food?

            1. re: GIOny


              Haven't been there - saw from a distance last night after flick at Paramount, and with tables/chairs outside, looked rather jolly. Menu looks pretty ordinaire.

            2. Willy Nicks in Katonah

              1. Don't recall the name, but the restaurant at the old Cold Spring train station has nice outdoor seating. Regular sandwiches, salads, burgers, etc., but a pleasant vibe.