Docas in Ossining and Los Gemelos in Port Chester
Friday night - Delicous tacos al pastor at Los Gemelos in Port Chester. The seats aren't very comfortable but the food is great ,service is friendly and the prices are cheap.
Saturday night - Authentic Portuguese food at Docas in Ossining. Plump clams in garlic broth to start. Hard to resist dipping total contents of the bread basket. Roast goat as the main dish served with roast potato and sauteed brocoli. Not a cheap dinner but hit the spot.
After 8 years of living in Ossining my husband and I finally made it to Doca's and we really enjoyed it. Love the atmosphere, very casual and welcoming, but cute and not dumpy inside. Also love the BYOB, we brought a bottle of white wine and a large bottle of beer and the corkage fee for both was only $5 total.
The food is simple (no frills) and well prepared. Flavors totally wonderful. We loved the clams in garlic sauce (clams themselves were fine but the sauce was outstanding) and our entrees both, mine the small whole sea bass which I devoured to the point where I was almost sucking on the bones, and my husband's incredibly aromatic rabbit stew. The sauce for the stew was perfect for dipping the simple salty boiled potatoes and the dense bread served on the side. For dessert was a nice strong coffee for my husband and a shared egg custard tart, small but the perfect sweet to end the meal.
We are kicking ourselves for never going here before-- a great local casual option for folks in the area, and apparently quite a destination as it became quite crowded as we were leaving after 8. Very convivial place, couples and families alike, with a definite European feel, all around great place that we will definitely return to!
You can find those tarts next door at Cafe duoro. The pastry is just a shadow of what the former owners produced when it was cidade but it's still pretty good.
We too love docas, I'm anxious to give the rabbit stew a try as I usually order fish. As you point out, if you byob it's a grand bargain.
Thanks to all of you, we ate there last night and loved it. We split the shrimp in garlic sauce since one of us doesn't love clams--but I'm guessing it was the same amazing garlic sauce, and with the help of two baskets of bread, we enjoyed every drop. Main courses were all from the specials: a pork/chorizo/red bean stew, grilled sea bass, and another grilled fish (I am blocking on the name right now)--and we were all very happy with the huge portions and simple, bold flavors. Thanks for the great tip. We'll be back!