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Good food in Ardsley?

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  • Shawn Sep 21, 2011 05:08 AM

We recently moved across the county to the Hartsdale/Ardsley area. While we are already familiar with most of the options in Hartsdale, I'm looking for feedback on good choices specifically in Ardsley. Any kind of food-- dine out, eat in, breakfasts, dinners, good salads-- anything!

We already know Calcutta Wrap and Roll (love it!), and have tried Golden Wok (any better Chinese options?). What else should we try?

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  1. Riviera bakery is amazing. You've found best choice for Indian, and I'm afraid Chinese pretty much since the old days of Cantonese American bliss and Szechuan/Hunan's peak are way over. The Thai place might suit you but it's expensive, as is Scaramella for Italian. Some people like Hastings nearby, and if you're willing to drive a bit north to Irvington, Tarrytown, and Ossining there's a lot more.

    http://dayboatcafe.com/media/dayboatc...
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-abuelos-r...

    In Dobbs Ferry is a place everyone raves about:
    http://www.thecookeryrestaurant.com/menu

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    1. re: Big_Salad

      Thanks, Big_Salad. I know about the other places in Irvington, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, etc. I'm looking for options closer to my backyard, for when we want takeout or don't really feel like driving. I feared there wasn't much around, but I was hopeful!

      1. re: Shawn

        Dom and Vinnie's down 9A in northern Yonkers isn't that far for Italian takeout (you could also go further east to La Grotta, Tombolino, or the absolute best, Valentino's). Central Ave has the Candlelight Inn which does takeout, dine-in there is rather wild. There's Dante's Deli across from the Christmas Tree Shop, City Limits Diner, Ribs on the Run........ Everyone's dream is to have the best of each cuisine type right next to one another 3 minutes away, but that's not so even in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

    2. We like the burgers at Pumpernickels (the Cubano, made with ground beef and chorizo, is nice). When we don't want to drive to Yonkers or White Plains for Mexican, we stop at Fiesta Mexico. Nothing special, but not bad. Wish they didn't use par-boiled rice. Some people like Mina's, but we're not big fans. The best things in Ardsley are Riviera and Calcutta W&R.

      Dom & Vinnie's isn't bad at all, but ask for the specials before ordering. Keep your eyes open when going there.Blink and you miss it.

      1. Nishi, Fujinoya and Sazan for Japanese.

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        Sazan
        729 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY 10502

        Fujinoya
        26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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        1. re: pabboy

          i love Fujinoya. How do Nishi and Sazan compare?

          1. re: Shawn

            Nishi Japanese Restaurant is a husband & wife operation. They serve Kyoto style cuisine. A lot of dishes have that home cooked taste. They have some menus written in Japanese only but the owner will translate for you if you ask. The sushi at Fujinoya is better but entrees at Nishi are better.

            Sazan is your typical Japanese but done very well. I don't go there that often because I prefer Nishi and Fujinoya.

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            Sazan
            729 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY 10502

            Fujinoya
            26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

            Nishi Japanese Restaurant
            473 Ashford Ave, Ardsley, NY 10502

        2. Nothing much in Ardsley itself, there's a red sauce super-ordinary Italian right next to the Saw Mill, (Scaramella's?) but the next town west is Dobbs Ferry, with over a dozen good restaurants. You can even walk to Dobbs on a nice day! :) (About a mile and a half)

          1. Try La Catena in Ardsley where the Japanese used to be. It is very good and the chef is very nice. He also has done classes for WCC continuing Ed that have gotten rave reviews. Check out the next one for Spring www.sunywcc.edu

            1. We agree on Calcutta Wrap and Roll. Great. For more Indian (and more of a real restaurant) also try Chutney Masala on the river in Irvington. We actually went there for Thanksgiving one year for a change from the traditional. And for diners, we like the Fountain in Hartsdale on Central Park Ave. -- it's a liittle expensive for a diner, but the quality is pretty good, as are the portions.

              1. Italian Kitchen - fantastic