With Christmas just around the corner, one might want to know what is new and happening in the New York area in terms of entertainment and eateries. For Westchester residents like Bruce Shalett and those who may want to take a client out for dinner, here is a review of three such places that could work as business and pleasure.
First, located in Tarrytown, is the Rivermarket Bar and Kitchen, boasting 36 comfy bar stools around a rectangular, black-walnut-colored bar. Only in operation for less than 12 months, it’s not the cheapest of places but it does feature a very fresh far-to-table menu. It’s also not your standard restaurant so for those wanting to take a client out to lunch, the warmed roasted oysters with slow-roasted tomatoes, prosciutto and caramelized shallots definitely becomes a conversation piece. In the foyer is a market where one might want to get a quart of eggnog to get into the holiday spirit as they leave. This is certainly an eatery with a difference.
Next, in Armonk there is a wide marble bar at Restaurant North. But make sure you don’t do anything silly since there is a mirror at the back that plays back the eatery’s goings-on in real time! Other than that, Bubba’s Burger made from Josef Meiller Farm pasture-raised beef, thick onion rings and garlic-kale aioli on a brioche bun with a pickle wedge is not something that is served at your local burger joint for example. The restaurant is a real treat and could impress a client.
Third, in Mount Kisco, Winston that only opened a few months ago offers an informal gastro pub, a formal dining area as well as an open-air rooftop bar. Thus for Westchesters it really has a bit of everything: entertainment, business, romance, and more. With attractive zinc bar seats and pretty bentwood chairs, executive chef Michael Williams certainly knows how to keep his customers satisfied with his wonderful bar staff and delectable menu, including the quite formidable Wagyu burger.
So it seems that Westchester has a lot to offer. And the list keeps expanding. For those looking to impress a client, or take the spouse out to eat, keep your eyes out for these and other exciting new local ventures.