5 Reservations to Make for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

New restaurants, exciting menus, and good deals make this one of our favorite times to eat out in Westchester.



It’s that time of year again. For two weeks every spring (and fall), restaurants throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley offer $32.95 three-course prix-fixe dinner menus as part of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. We scoured menus from the county’s 123 participating restaurants to find these five that represent exciting new openings, delicious-sounding menus, and real savings.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

British grub prerequisite: The Scotch Egg! πŸ˜‹πŸ”₯ #dobbsferry πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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The Rare Bit

23 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693.8000

What: David DiBari’s new British gastropub, where all the cleverly improved English classics are actually on the restaurant week menu.

The Order: deep-fried Scotch egg, encased in housemade sausage; escarole-and-cheddar salad with toasted oats and curry-pickled-cauliflower dressing; pork-and-sage bangers with mash and gravy; shepherd’s pie; and spotted dick (a dense, currant-studded cake) with custard.

 

Maria Restaurant

11 Huguenot St, New Rochelle; 914.636.0006

What: A new Italian restaurant from the owners of New Rochelle’s Pop’s Espresso Bar and Fratelli Pizza and Pasta, serving a mix of classic favorites (a tribute to the owners’ mother, who’s also the restaurant’s namesake) and contemporary updates on the country’s cuisine.

The Order: fried artichokes; cauliflower fritters with nuoc-cham sauce; garganelli with white Bolognese, porcini, pecorino, and truffle; osso buco over polenta and pork sugo; and the one-and-only dannoli, the owners’ famous cannoli-and-doughnut hybrid.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

.....when you can't decide what to order, get both

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Emilio Ristorante

1 Colonial Pl, Harrison; 914.835.3100

What: An old school Italian joint that’s a classic in all the right ways, including offering half orders of pasta as a HVRW first course.

The Order: half orders of sausage-and-veal-filled agnolotti with spicy tomato sauce or linguine cacio e pepe; pork osso buco braised in Moretti beer over saffron risotto; and chicken breast with mushrooms and black truffle sauce. All followed by coffee and dessert.

 

Equus Restaurant

400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown; 914.631.3646

What: The fine-dining restaurant at the Castle Hotel & Spa may not put its regular — and very expensive — fare on the prix-fixe menu, but the restaurant-week options are still interesting enough to merit a visit.

The Order: Japanese-Peruvian ceviche Nikkei; potato-leek soup with bacon-potato hash; Duroc pork tenderloin over Carolina grits with caramelized-onion jus; and fudge-frosted dark chocolate cake.

 


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Mediterraneo

189 Main St, White Plains; 914.448.8800

What: The White Plains restaurant from Z Hospitality Group goes big on atmosphere, no matter the price point.

The Order: beet salad with crispy halloumi, hazelnut vinaigrette, and pickled onions; roasted tomato soup garnished with feta and crispy chickpeas; Hidden Fjord salmon over root-vegetable quinoa and porcini mushrooms; Icelandic cod with grilled lemon; and tiramisu.

 

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