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Ice Cream or Dessert with Outside seating? Westchester/Putnam

ryanallday Apr 30, 2013 06:33 PM

hey fellow chowhounders, any places to sit down and get dessert with outside seating areas? Looking for (upper)westchester or putnam, let me know thanks everyone!

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  1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: ryanallday May 1, 2013 03:10 AM

    For super casual, Blue Pig in Croton has a cute and newly renovated patio area where you can sit and enjoy your toasted almond, fluffernutter, and cannoli ice cream.

    You could also sit outside at Birdsall House's beer garden and enjoy one of their desserts, though I find them a bit high priced.

    1. Sra. Swanky RE: ryanallday May 1, 2013 05:45 AM

      +1 on Blue Pig! Also - Johnny Gelato in Carmel and Mirabella Gelateria in Mahopac might have outside seating now that it's getting nice out.

      If you don't mind going to mid-northern Westchester, there's definitely outside seating at Main Street Sweets and Lighthouse Ice Cream & Coffee in Tarrytown.

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        MisterBill2 RE: Sra. Swanky May 5, 2013 12:37 AM

        I've never been there but Mirabella seems to be a nice place. They're just barely in Mahopac, more like Baldwin Place. Not sure how much outdoor seating they have.

        There's also Bliss Dairy Bar on Route 6 in Mahopac. Never been there, and I cannot find a menu online, but I found something that claimed that they carry Longford's ice cream.

        Of course there is also King Kone in Somers (Route 100 just north of 35). Never been there either, but Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were supposedly spotted there last year.

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          Sra. Swanky RE: MisterBill2 May 6, 2013 09:57 AM

          Yes - King Kone is completely outdoor seating! I just hope they've got a handle on their bee problem (seems to full-blown in the summer) and have lots of citronella this year. If you're allergic to bees, you definitely put your life in your hands there! I love the ice cream and the old school feel, so I keep going back and bracing myself for unwanted flying visitors at my table!

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            Elisa515 RE: Sra. Swanky May 6, 2013 10:32 AM

            We were there last week and there were no bees (yet?).

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              Sra. Swanky RE: Elisa515 May 6, 2013 05:22 PM

              Oh good - the last time I was there was in early September, so summer may be when the bees come out. Hopefully not though! It will never keep me or my kids from King Kone! :o)

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        dma1250 RE: ryanallday May 1, 2013 05:49 AM

        For ice cream, JJ's Scoophouse in Yorktown Heights and Abbots Frozen Custard in Shrub Oak both have pleasant outdoor seating.



        For more dessert options, some restaurants wirh nice outdoor areas in the area are Birdsall House in Peekskill (as noted above), Justin Thyme in Croton, Lexington Square in Mt Kisco. I suppose one can go to any of those just for dessert.

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          Elisa515 RE: ryanallday May 1, 2013 08:19 AM

          Jean-Jacques in Pleasantville has outdoor seating (and great desserts).

          The gelato place in Ossining--look for the sign for Ossining Pizzeria--has some outdoor seating, and a few other desserts besides the delicious gelato.

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            Mrs.Sean RE: ryanallday May 1, 2013 10:34 AM

            You could go nice and old-school at the Red Rooster, in Brewster. Play around of crazy golf while you're at it!

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              ryanallday RE: ryanallday May 1, 2013 03:25 PM

              thanks everyone, i'm gonna check out a few of those places. Believe it or not i've lived in Mahopac for 15+ years and have never went to red rooster =/ its on my list!

              1. Nancy C RE: ryanallday May 2, 2013 07:00 AM

                Twist in Briarcliff has some chairs outside their yogurt shop.

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                  dma1250 RE: Nancy C May 2, 2013 09:45 AM

                  I really like Twist. I've never been to the Briarcliff one, but the Yorktown Heights one is very good. I see from the website they have in Katonah too.


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                    MisterBill2 RE: Nancy C May 5, 2013 12:24 AM

                    So does the one in Yorktown.

                  2. GIOny RE: ryanallday May 2, 2013 11:24 AM

                    Blue Pig in Croton has benches outside (just a small area), Abbots in Shrub Oak has a couple Adirondack Chairs outside (they have great frozen custard), several Rita's Ice places have popped up, one in Peekskill, one in Yorktown, not sure of their seating arrangement. One of my favorite places is The Lighthouse Ice Cream in Tarrytown, it may be a little further south then you requested, it has a lovely outdoor seating area, in the cooler weather they have a firepit. It's down by the river before you get to Striped Bass or Sunset Cove. Enjoy the ice cream and the weather!
                    Just realized most of the places I listed were already mentioned but I'll add one more, a new place in Briarcliff called Yogolicious has chairs outside of the building.

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                      MisterBill2 RE: GIOny May 5, 2013 12:25 AM

                      Neither of those Rita's are open yet. From their FB pages, it appears that Yorktown will be open in a week or two. Peekskill is still being constructed.

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