Information for People Who Work or Reside in Scarsdale

Everything you need to know about one of Westchester's most-noted zip codes.



Photo courtesy of Westchester County Office of Tourism

Harwood Court, one of the village's main shopping thoroughfares.

AM Pit Stops

Where to grab your coffee and carb of choice on your morning commute
Lange’s Deli
57 Spencer Pl
(914) 472-0330
“A bright, bustling spot for an egg on a roll and sugary, light coffee,” says Westchester Magazine’s award-winning food writer Julia Sexton. “It’s a great, quick stop for those classic, roll-based deli breakfasts.”
Parkway Coffee Shop
52 E Parkway
(914) 723-9008
“This homey, downtown diner dishes out eggs any way, pancakes, and endless refills,” Sexton says. “You’ll probably see someone you know—which could go either way.”
Scarsdale Bagels
52 Garth Rd
(914) 725-0090
“This place knows to stick with what it’s good at: It doesn't serve any burnt bagel-shop coffee—you’ll need to make another stop—just crusty-on-the-outside, steamy-on-the-inside classic bagels,” Sexton says. “Be swell and get a dozen to share with your officemates.”

 

Best One-Hour Lunch Spots

When fast food simply won’t do
Scarsdale Metro
878 Scarsdale Ave
(914) 713-0309 • metrorestaurants.net
“Huge salads, mile-high club sandwiches, and the basic diner lineup of burgers and fries make this all-welcoming spot near the train station a town nexus,” food writer Sexton says.
Fig & Olive
696 White Plains Rd
(914) 725 2900 • figandolive.com
“This sophisticated chain offers a Mediterranean menu of light bites and crostini, as well as more-substantial entrées for those who can sneak the time,” Sexton says. “Best thing: there’s a seductive list of wines by the glass—which may be just what the doctor ordered for your break from the grind.”
WaBa BBQ
760 Central Ave
(914) 472-2598
“This basic storefront is slinging that food-truck sensation: tortillas rolled with scallions, ssamjang, and Korean-spiced meats,” Sexton says. “Look for sweetly chili-stoked pork belly, bulgogi beef, and kimchi barbecue—plus, off the tortilla, bibimbap, kalbi, and pork ribs.

Others you might consider:
Giannoni’s Deli
22 Garth Rd
(914) 472-4792
Known as “Nonni’s” by its legion of local devotees, this family-owned deli serves quality wedges at a reasonable price.
Buon Amici Delicatessen
830 Scarsdale Ave
(914) 723-5844 • buonamicideli.com
Since this authentic Italian deli only offers delivery or take-out, it's perfect for an on-the-go lunch. Order one of their legendary panini such as the “007”: chicken cutlet, mozzarella, bacon, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce.

A waterfall along the Bronx River is but one of many scenic spots in Scarsdale.

Your Lunch-Hour Best Bets to…

Fix a Flat/Get Your Car Checked
Yuki’s Pit In
20 Grayrock Rd
(914) 723-3060
Great customer service, rapid turnaround time, and a convenient location near the Scarsdale Metro-North station set Yuk’s Pit In apart.
Sal’s Auto Service Inc
130 Summerfield St
(914) 472-4323 • salsautoservice.com
Receive a quick diagnosis and, if necessary, a special low rate for Enterprise rentals.

Buy a card/gift/flowers
Colonial Village Flowers
1515 Weaver St
(914) 723-2888
colonialvillageflowers.com
Family owned and operated, Colonial Village has a large inventory of fresh flowers, tropicals, European/dish gardens, and can design both contemporary and traditional arrangements.

So-La Handmade Gifts
44 Garth Rd
(914) 723-2123 • sol-la.com
Offers a well-edited selection of handmade gifts—many eco-friendly and fair-trade—from around the world, including a section of Judaica items.

Work out
Total Fitness Center
4 Grayrock Rd
(914) 725-8600
Founded more than 15 years ago, this family-owned business offers valet parking, complimentary child care every morning, and classes including aerobics, toning, and sculpting.
Will 2 Lose
303 Central Ave
(914) 358-9890
Not your traditional gym, this weight-loss fitness club has a dietitian onsite, weight-loss saunas with dry heat, and offers weight-loss shakes.

Have your shoes repaired
Garth Shoe Repair
61 Garth Rd • (914) 725-4370
In addition to fixing shoes, Garth repairs leather, luggage, bags, belts, and zippers.

Dry Cleaning
Edgemont Cleaners
704 Central Ave
(914) 725-3111
A local favorite

Photo courtesy of Westchester County Office of Tourism

Scarsdale High, one of the county's top-performing public high schools.

PM Pit Stops

Where to grab dinner-to-go after work when the kitchen@home is “closed.”

ZaZa Restaurant
753 Central Ave
(914) 472-4005 • zazarestaurant.com
“Wood-fired pizza made with Caputo ‘00’ flour, Bufala mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano: the ingredients are superb, and so is the pizzaiolo,” food writer Sexton says.

Little Thai Kitchen
15 Popham Rd
(914) 472-6600 • littlethaikitchen.com  
“Small, cute, and basic—this tidy little Thai restaurant is right across from the Metro-North station on Popham—and takes orders online,” Sexton says. “It’s a great place to hit before jumping on the Bronx River to head home.”
Candlelight Inn
519 Central Ave
(914) 472-9706
“Look, you either love or hate this ancient roadhouse, which opened when this stretch of Central Avenue was lined with woods,” Sexton says. “While the bar and dining room are usually packed to the gills with nostalgia-crazed townies, you can order your takeout and pick it up next door. The kitchen closes super-late, too—so it’s perfect for when you’ve been burning the midnight oil.”

Others You Might Consider:
Meritage Restaurant
1505 Weaver St
(914) 472-8484
Serves New American cuisine

Where to Play Hooky
Shhh! We won’t tell if you won’t tell.
The Colonial Greenway is an ideal place to escape the humdrum of the office. This county-owned, 14.5-mile, unpaved trail loop system connects numerous open spaces across five municipalities. It’s currently under improvement; the County Planning and Parks staff is turning Colonial Greenway into a regional trail facility.

Where to Celebrate That Promotion
Eastchester Fish Gourmet
8347 White Plains Rd
(914) 725-3450 • eastchesterfish.com
Don’t let the name fool you—it’s actually in Scarsdale. “It might be a tad pricey for everyday dining, but this perennial county favorite is known for the excellence of its seafood,” Sexton says. “To ring in that promotion, you might splurge on a dozen brimming oysters. Even better, pair those juicy bivalves with some celebratory Champagne.”

Photo courtesy of Westchester County Office of Tourism

The Dark Horse, a furniture and home décor shop at Harwood and Chase.

And BTW…
A few fun facts about Scarsdale.

· Caleb Heathcote of Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England, purchased land throughout Westchester and in 1701, after becoming influential in the government of the province, made the lands a royal manor. Heathcote decided to name the area Scarsdale after his ancestral home, which means “dale of scars or rocks.”
· James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans, married a great-granddaughter of Caleb Heathcote and lived on the Angevine Farm on Mamaroneck Road. After hearing tales of the American Revolution from John Jay, Cooper wrote The Spy while living in Scarsdale.
· In 1952, Scarsdale became the scene of a national controversy when the Scarsdale Citizens Community (also known as the “Committee of Ten”) led by Otto Dohrenwend claimed “Communist infiltration” in the public school system.
· Former U.S. Secretary of State and longtime resident Dean Rusk returned to Scarsdale in 1967, during the peak of the Vietnam War, to accept the town’s Man of the Year Award, and was met with a silent protest.
· Scarsdale was the center of the landmark Supreme Court case ACLU v. Scarsdale (1985), which led to the “reindeer rule” dealing with public nativity scenes. The decision clarified when religious groups could position crèches on public property.