The Latest News You Need to Know From Westchester's Dining Scene
Everything you need to be the most in-the-know food fan in the county.
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Seth Greenberg’s Just Desserts (1887 Palmer Ave, Larchmont; 914.630.1807) opened in late September. The eponymous owner is the son of William Greenberg Jr., founder of NYC’s well-known William Greenberg Desserts. Specialties include American sweets, like sticky buns, cinnamon-crunch coffee cake, brownies, and dark-chocolate cake using local AA butter, Hudson Valley Grade A eggs, organic cane sugar, small-batch preserves, and Belgian cocoa.
Hudson Social (11 Station Plz, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634) has changed ownership: Matt Kay of Cedar Street Grill, which closed in Dobbs Ferry in early 2018, is now a partner. On the revamped menu: crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon, Crown Maple syrup, and toasted almonds; burrata and charred tomatoes; and a grilled steak sandwich with Gruyère and roasted mushrooms. Most mains are less than $20.
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Chen’s Poke (175 Main St; 914.831.5566), the first county eatery focused exclusively on poke bowls has debuted in White Plains.
For the first time, Michelin Guide is including Westchester restaurants in its 2020 NYC edition. Blue Hill at Stone Barns received two stars for its elaborate, socially conscious tasting menus. Eight other restaurants — Cafe Alaia, The Cookery, Dubrovnik, Eugene’s Diner & Bar, Maria Restaurant, RaaSa Fine Indian Cuisine, Shiraz Kitchen, and Southern Table — received Bib Gourmand distinctions, which recognize high-quality restaurants where diners can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for roughly $40 or less.
Westchester Burger Co. is open in Scarsdale (56 Garth Rd; 914.403.8052), bringing its number of locations to four, along with White Plains, Mount Kisco, and Stamford. (Rye Brook closed earlier this year.)
Frankie & Fanucci’s is closing its Hartsdale location (Mamaroneck remains open), and in its stead, parent company Eight Ten Hospitality Group has opened Modern Italian restaurant Granita (202 E. Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale; 914.725.8420). Dishes include hand-cut rigatoni with spicy lamb sausage and grilled octopus, and hangar steak with cherry mostarda and cauliflower mash.
Turco’s shuttered in October and in its place is the first county location of Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace (370 Downing Dr, Yorktown Heights; 914.243.9100). The regional grocery chain operates six markets in Long Island and one in New Jersey.