Best New French
155 Southside Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson
(914) 478-1671; www.saintgeorgebistro.com
Chef Chris Vergara’s sultry, candlelit newcomer is not your grandmother’s French restaurant because, instead of heavy, cream-soaked, rich-in-a-bad-way fare, it’s serving a cheeky degree of foie gras and raw oysters. Look for a carefully chosen wine list and evocative, fin de siècle cocktails to wash down earthy bistro fare sourced in the vast primal soul of France.