Best of Westchester 2012: Readers’ Picks

For the first time in this magazine’s history, winners were selected via an online ballot only (215,405 votes were cast for 182 winners on 9,263 ballots).



Food and Drink

American Restaurant / Emma’s Ale House
68 Gedney Way, White Plains
(914) 683-3662; emmasalehouse.com

Asian Restaurant / Haiku Lounge & Restaurant
149 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(plus other locations)
(914) 644-8887; haikuwhiteplains.com
 
Bagels / Hand Rolled Bagels
17 Purdy Ave, Rye
(914) 967-4322

Bakery / Lulu Custom Cake Boutique
40 Garth Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 722-8300; everythinglulu.com

Bar Food / Michael’s Tavern
150 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville
(914) 769-9849; michaelstavern.com

Barbecue / Q Restaurant and Bar
112 N Main St, Port Chester
(914) 933-7427; qrestaurantandbar.com

Bakery For Bread / The Kneaded Bread
181 N Main St, Port Chester
(914) 937-9489; kneadedbread.com

Breakfast / City Limits Diner
200 Central Ave, White Plains
(914) 686-9000; citylimitsdiner.com

Brunch / Red Hat on the River
1 Bridge St, Irvington (914) 591-5888; redhatbistro.com

Burger / Westchester Burger Company
106 Westchester Ave, White Plains
(plus other locations)
(914) 358-9399; westchesterburger.com

Café / Standing Room Only
1491 Weaver St, Scarsdale
(914) 472-3002; srofinefoods.com

Cheese Shop / Mint Premium Foods
19 Main St, Tarrytown (914) 703-6511

Chicken Wings / Candlelight Inn
519 Central Ave, Scarsdale (914) 472-9706

Chinese Restaurant / David Chen’s
85 Old Mount Kisco Rd, Armonk
(914) 273-6767; davidchens.com

Chocolate Shop / Chocolations
607 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
(914) 777-3600; chocolations.com

Coffeehouse / Coffee Labs Roasters
7 Main St, Tarrytown (914) 332-1479; coffeelabs.com

Cupcakes / Beascakes Bakery & Breads
575 N Main St, Armonk (914) 273-3612; beascakes.com

Deli / A&S Fine Foods of Thornwood
986 Broadway, Thornwood
(914) 747-1449; asthornwood.net

Desserts / Harvest On Hudson
1 River St, Hastings-on-Hudson
(914) 478-2800; harvest2000.com

Doughnuts / La Tulipe Desserts
455 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco
(914) 242-4555; latulipedesserts.com

Falafel / Good-Life Gourmet
108 Main St, Irvington
(914) 478-8080; good-lifegourmet.com

Fine Dining / X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
71 Water Grant St, Yonkers
(914) 965-1111; xaviars.com

Fish Market / Mt. Kisco Seafood
477 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco
(914) 241-3113; mtkiscoseafood.com

French Restaurant / Le Château
1410 Rte 35, South Salem
(914) 533-6631; lechateauny.com

Frozen Yogurt / Frannie’s Goodie Shop
134 E Main St, Mount Kisco
(914) 218-8697; franniesgoodieshop.com

Gourmet Market / Standing Room Only
1491 Weaver St, Scarsdale
(914) 472-3002; srofinefoods.com

Greasy Spoon / Candlelight Inn
519 Central Ave, Scarsdale (914) 472-9706

Greek Restaurant / Lefteris Gyro
1 N Broadway, Tarrytown (914) 524-9687
190 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 242-9292; lefterisgyro.com

Health Food Store / Mrs. Green’s Natural Market  
666 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco (plus other locations)
(914) 242-9292; mrsgreens.com

Ice Cream / Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream
4 Elm Pl, Rye (914) 967-3797; longfordsicecream.com

Indian Restaurant / Masala Kraft Café
206 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale
(914) 722-4300; masalakraftcafe.com

Italian Restaurant / Frankie and Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizzeria
202 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale (914) 725-8400
301 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck (914) 630-4360 fandfpizza.com

Kosher Restaurant / Epstein’s Kosher Deli
2574 Central Park Ave, Yonkers
(914) 793-3131; epsteinskosher.com

Late-Night Dining / Brazen Fox
175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(914) 358-5911; thebrazenfox.com

Latino Restaurant / Don Coqui
115 Cedar St, New Rochelle
(914) 637-3737; doncoqui.com

Locavorian Restaurant / Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills
(914) 366-9600; bluehillfarm.com

Martini / 42 The Restaurant
1 Renaissance Sq, White Plains
(914) 761-4242; 42therestaurant.com

Mexican Restaurant / bartaco
1 Willett Ave, Port Chester (914) 937-8226; bartaco.com

Middle Eastern / Taiim Falafel Shack
598 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson
(914) 478-0006; taiimfalafelshack.com

New Restaurant / Mint Premium Foods
19 Main St, Tarrytown (914) 703-6511

Pie Shop / The Kneaded Bread
181 N Main St, Port Chester
(914) 937-9489; kneadedbread.com

Pizza / Frankie and Fanucci’s Wood Oven Pizzeria
202 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale (914) 725-8400
301 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck (914) 630-4360 fandfpizza.com

Romantic / X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
71 Water Grant St, Yonkers
(914) 965-1111; xaviars.com

Seafood Restaurant / Half Moon
1 High St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-4130; harvest2000.com

Sidewalk Dining / Village Social Kitchen & Bar
251 E Main St, Mount Kisco
(914) 864-1255; villagesocialkb.com

Special-Occasion Restaurant / Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills
(914) 366-9600; bluehillfarm.com

Steakhouse / Squire’s
94 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor (914) 762-3376
farmy.org/squires.html

Sushi / Red Plum
251 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 777-6888; redplumrestaurant.com

Takeout / Lefteris Gyro
1 N Broadway, Tarrytown (914) 524-9687
190 E Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 242-8956 lefterisgyro.com

Tapas/Small Plates / The Gnarly Vine
501 E Main St, New Rochelle
(914) 355-2541; thegnarlyvine.com
 
Thai / Thai House Restaurant
466 Ashford Ave, Ardsley
(914) 674-6633; thaihouserestaurant.com

Vegetarian Food / Wobble Café
21 Campwoods Rd, Ossining
(914) 762-3459; wobblecafe.com

Waterside Restaurant / Red Hat on the River
1 Bridge St, Irvington (914) 591-5888; redhatbistro.com

Wine Bar / 12 Grapes
12 N Division St, Peekskill (914) 737-6624; 12grapes.com

Wine List (Tie)
Crabtree’s Kittle House
11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua (914) 666-8044; kittlehouse.com

Moderne Barn
430 Bedford Rd, Armonk
(914) 730-0001; modernebarn.com

Wine Store / Stew Leonard’s Wines
1 Stew Leonard Dr, Yonkers
(914) 375-4700; stewswines.com

Health and Beauty

Beauty Salon / Eclipse hair-body-nails
98 N Broadway, Tarrytown
(914) 524-0835; eclipsehairbodynails.com

Day Spa / Tranquility Spa
917 Central Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 713-0066; tranquilityspa.com

Facial / Oggi/Adam & Eve
770 Central Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 472-0010; oggiadameve.com

Colorist / Julius Michael at Julius Michael
1 Christie Pl, Scarsdale (914) 725-1123; juliusmichael.com

HairStylist / Diane Mammana at Salon Posh
516 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
(914) 899-3333; salonposhhair.com

Laser Hair Removal / Euro Laser Services, Inc.
20 Purdy Ave, Ste 1, Rye
(914) 921-3265; eurolaserservices.com

MakeUp Artist / Joli Salon & Spa
343 Halstead Ave, Harrison
(914) 835-0200; salonjoli.com

Mani/Pedi / Angelface Day Spa
322 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights
(914) 245-1084; angelfacespa.com

Massage / Oasis Day Spa Westchester
50 Livingstone Ave, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 409-1900; oasisdayspanyc.com/westchester
 
Men’s Salon / Richard Scott Salon and Day Spa
15-17 S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco
(914) 242-1700; richardscottsalon.com

New Spa / Spa Lamya
98 Main St, Irvington (914) 231-6755

Pilates Studio / Club Fit
584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor (914) 762-3444
600 Bank Rd, Jefferson Valley (914) 245-4040; clubfit.com

Salon for Eyebrows / Shine Salon & Spa
161 Main St, Ossining
(914) 762-6675; shine-salon-spa.com

Store for MakeUp / Via Michelle
49 S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 244-7000

Waxing / Mystique Hair Salon
30 Broadway, Valhalla
(914) 681-6050; mystiquevalhalla.com

Yoga Studio / Yoga Haven
62 Main St, Tuckahoe (914) 337-1437
91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale (914) 723-0738 yogahaven.com

People and Media

Radio Station / 107.1 The Peak
56 Lafayette Ave, Ste 370, White Plains
(877) 288-1071; 1071thepeak.com

Radio Broadcaster / Lisa Wexler at WFAS 1230  
365 Secor Rd, Hartsdale (914) 693-2400; wfasfm.com

Philanthropist / Bill Clinton
Chappaqua

Most Influential / Bill Clinton
Chappaqua

Maître d’ / Crabtree’s Kittle House
11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua (914) 666-8044; kittlehouse.com

Local Website / LoHud.com

Local TV Anchor / Joe Rao at News 12 Westchester
6 Executive Plz, Yonkers (914) 378-8938; news12.com

Golf Pro / Nick Yaun of Brae Burn Country Club
39 Brae Burn Dr, Purchase
(914) 761-8300; braeburncc.org

Home and Garden

Antiques Store / Nana’s Attic
414 Central Ave, Scarsdale (914) 472-3806; nanasattic.com

Appliance Shop / Atlantic Appliance
50 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights (914) 962-2500
255 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco (914) 666-7506
atlantic-appliance.com

Bath Shop / La Dentelliere
35 Popham Rd, Scarsdale (914) 723-2902; ladentelliere.com

Carpet Shop / Carpet Trends, Inc.
5 Smith St, Rye (914) 967-5188; carpetrends.com

Closet Organizers / California Closets
16 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne
(914) 592-1001; californiaclosets.com

Electronics / Berger Appliances
441 Commerce St, Hawthorne
(914) 769-2300; shopbergerappliances.com

Fabric Shop / Hartsdale Fabrics
275 S Central Ave, Hartsdale
(914) 428-7780; hartsdalefabrics.com

Flooring Shop / Terra Tile & Marble
525 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor
(914) 923-4295; terratileandmarble.com

Frame Shop / A.I. Friedman
495 Boston Post Rd, Port Chester
(914) 937-7351; aifriedman.com

Furniture Store / Country Willow
230 Rte 117 By Pass Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 241-7000; countrywillow.com

Garden Center / Mariani Gardens
45 Bedford Rd, Armonk
(914) 273-3083; marianigardens.com

Hardware Store / Berger Hardware
443 Commerce St, Hawthorne
(914) 769-2400; bergerhardware.com

Home Accessories Store / Nest Inspired Home
20 Purchase St, Rye
(914) 921-6378; nestinspiredhome.com

Kitchen Supplies / Chef Central
45 S Central Ave, Hartsdale
(914) 328-1376; chefcentral.com

Landscaper / Rosedale Nurseries
51 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne
(914) 769-1300; rosedalenurseries.com

Light Fixture Store / Hi-Light
2455 Central Ave, Yonkers (914) 779-6628; hilight.com

Linens/Bedding / Milieu
311 E Boston Post Rd, Ste B, Mamaroneck
(914) 315-6090; milieuhomegoods.com

Tile Selection / Carminart
61 N Central Ave, Elmsford (914) 592-6330; carminart.com

Shopping

Adult Consignment Shop / Penny Pincher
184 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 241-2134; pennypincherconsignment.com

Athletic Shoes / Squires Family Clothing & Footwear
193 Katonah Ave, Katonah (914) 232-0212
41 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua (914) 238-4511
squiresny.com

Bridal Shop / Fontana Bridal Salon
678 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 472-1441; fontanabridalsalon.com

Crafts / Miller’s Toys
335 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-5070; millerstoys.com

Department Store / Charles Department Store
113 Katonah Ave, Katonah
(914) 232-5200; charlesdeptstore.com

Evening Wear / Elephant’s Trunk
111 E Main St, Mount Kisco
(914) 666-7666; elephantstrunk.com

Gift Shop / Say Cheese & Thank You
63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 591-6277; saycheeseandthankyou.com

Golf Equipment / The World of Golf
532 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 244-0048; theworldofgolf.com

Hobby Store / TreatStation
21 S Division St, Peekskill
(914) 788-4141; treatstation.com

Independent Bookstore / Village Bookstore
10 Washington Ave, Pleasantville (914) 769-8322

Jewelry Store / Landsberg Jewelers
132 S Ridge St, Rye Brook
(914) 510-8920; landsbergjewelers.com

Lingerie / Suzette’s Lingerie
5180 Xavier Dr, Yonkers (914) 476-3553

Men’s Boutique / Squires Family Clothing & Footwear
193 Katonah Ave, Katonah (914) 232-0212
41 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua (914) 238-4511
squiresny.com

Men’s Shoe Store / Heller’s Shoes
92 S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 241-3777
4 Pleasantville Rd, Pleasantville (914) 769-9767 hellersshoes.com

Music Store / Bruised Apple Books and Music
923 Central Ave, Peekskill
(914) 734-7000; bruisedapplebooks.com

Pet Supplies / Bark & Meow
9 South Broadway Ste A, Tarrytown
(914) 524-7373; barkandmeowinc.com

Sporting Goods Store / Danny’s Cycles
644 Central Ave, Scarsdale (914) 723-3408
10 Bowman Ave, Rye Brook (914) 939-1150 dannyscycles.com

Store for Bargains / Epstein’s Dry Goods
21 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe
(914) 961-2833; epsteinscampsupplies.com

Swimwear / Westchester Road Runner
179 E Post Rd, White Plains
(914) 682-0637; westchesterroadrunner.com

Vintage Clothing Store / Penny Pincher
184 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 241-2134; pennypincherconsignment.com

Women’s Boutique / Elephant’s Trunk
111 E Main St, Mount Kisco
(914) 666-7666; elephantstrunk.com

Women’s Shoe Store / Squires Family Clothing & Footwear
193 Katonah Ave, Katonah (914) 232-0212
41 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua (914) 238-4511
squiresny.com

Leisure

Art Gallery / Canfin Gallery
39 N Main St, Tarrytown (914) 332-4554; canfingallery.com

Gay Bar / B Lounge
4 Broadway, Valhalla (914) 437-5093; bloungeny.com

Happy Hour / Pete’s Saloon
8 W Main St, Elmsford (914) 592-9849; petessaloon.com

Irish Pub / Molly Spillane’s
211 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 899-3130; mollyspillanespub.com

Karaoke / The Tavern at Croton Landing  
41 N Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
(914) 271-8020; thetavernatcroton.com

Live Music Spot / 12 Grapes
12 N Division St, Peekskill (914) 737-6624; 12grapes.com

Local Band/Musician / Westchester Jazz Orchestra Chappaqua (914) 861-9100; westjazzorch.org

Local Theatre Group / The Westchester Sandbox Theatre
931 E Boston Post Rd, Ste C, Mamaroneck
(914) 630-0804; westchestersandboxtheatre.com

Lounge (Tie)
Karma Lounge of Westchester
175 Main St, Ossining (914) 488-5999

Don Coqui
115 Cedar St, New Rochelle (914) 637-3737; doncoqui.com

Movie House / Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
(914) 747-5555; burnsfilmcenter.org

Place for a Date Night / Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville
(914) 747-5555; burnsfilmcenter.org

Place for a Party / Brazen Fox
175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(914) 358-5911; thebrazenfox.com

Singles’ Scene (under 35) / Michael’s Tavern
150 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville
(914) 769-9849; michaelstavern.com

Singles’ Scene (over 35) / Chat 19 American Grill
19 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont (914) 833-8871; chat19.net

Sports Bar / Sports Page Pub
200 Hamilton Ave #2, White Plains
(914) 437-8721; sportspagepub.com

Weekend Getaway/Destination / Crabtree’s Kittle House
11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua (914) 666-8044; kittlehouse.com

Kids

Baby Clothes / Twinkle Toes
1943 Palmer Ave, Larchmont (914) 833-1455

Baby Gifts / Miller’s Toys
335 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-5070; millerstoys.com

Ballet School / Academy of Dance Arts
17-19 Marble Ave, Pleasantville (914) 741-5678 academyofdancearts.info

Bicycle Shop / Danny’s Cycles
644 Central Ave, Scarsdale (914) 723-3408
10 Bowman Ave, Rye Brook (914) 939-1150 dannyscycles.com

Bookstore / The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont
(914) 630-4581; thevoraciousreader.com

Candy Store / Main Street Sweets
35 N Main St, Tarrytown (914) 332-5757

Children’s Theatre / Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main St, Tarrytown
(914) 631-3390; tarrytownmusichall.org

College-Prep Courses / LogicPrep
1 Hunter Ave, Armonk
(914) 238-4193; logicpreptutoring.com

Dining with Kids / Mamaroneck Diner & Pizza
405 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-3564; mdiner.com

Gym / Club Fit
584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor (914) 762-3444
600 Bank Rd, Jefferson Valley (914) 245-4040; clubfit.com

Haircuts / KidStyles
701 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 666-7707; kidstylessalon.com

Party Clothes / Twinkle Toes
1943 Palmer Ave, Larchmont (914) 833-1455

Party Place / Life The Place To Be
2 Lawrence St, Ardsley
(914) 591-4400; lifetheplacetobe.com

Shoe Store / Heller’s Shoes
92 S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 241-3777
4 Pleasantville Rd, Pleasantville (914) 769-9767 hellersshoes.com

Teen Fashion / Lester’s
1037 Boston Post Rd, Rye (914) 908-5688; lesters.com

Toy Store / Miller’s Toys
335 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-5070; millerstoys.com

Services

Auto Repair / Sal’s Auto Service Inc.
130 Summerfield St, Scarsdale
(914) 472-4323; salsautoservice.com

Banquet Hall / Castle on the Hudson
400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown
(914) 631-1980; castleonthehudson.com

Car Service / Red Oak Transportation
307 Boston Post Rd, Port Chester
(914) 694-2222; redoaktrans.com

Car Wash / Julio’s Brushless Car Wash
15 W Main St, Elmsford (914) 592-2782

Carpet Cleaner / Carpet Trends, Inc.
5 Smith St, Rye
(914) 967-5188; carpetrends.com

Computer Repair / Bits and PCs
95 Croton Ave #2, Ossining
(914) 944-4085; pcsandbits.com

Dog Daycare / Paws and Play Pet Resort
& Training Center
72 Marbledale Rd, Tuckahoe
(914) 337-2948; pawsandplaypetresort.com

Dog Groomer / Canine Kindergarten Inc.
260 6th St, Verplanck
(914) 739-7877; caninekindergarten.com

Dog Trainer / Wipe Your Paws
255 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco
(914) 242-7297; wipeyourpawsny.com

Dry Cleaners / Miller’s Cleaners & Launderers
107 S Ridge St, Port Chester (914) 939-7333

Events Planner / Say Cheese & Thank You
63 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 591-6277; saycheeseandthankyou.com

Local Bank / Hudson Valley Bank
61 S Broadway, Yonkers (plus other locations)
(914) 968-8375; hudsonvalleybank.com

Personal Trainer / The Gym
99 Business Park Dr, Armonk
(914) 219-1601; gettothegym.com

Pet Spa / Pampered Paws Pet Grooming
199 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale (914) 725-6112

Upholsterer / Westchester Fabrics Co
103 S 4th Ave, Mount Vernon (914) 668-3842

Weddings

Cake/Dessert / Lulu Custom Cake Boutique
40 Garth Rd, Scarsdale (914) 722-8300; everythinglulu.com

Caterer / Abigail Kirsch
81 Highland Ave, Tarrytown
(914) 631-3030; abigailkirsch.com

Dress Shop / Fontana Bridal Salon
678 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 472-1441; fontanabridalsalon.com

Florist / Arcadia Floral Company
411 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 777-2800; arcadiafloral.com

Hair/Makeup / Heather Adessa
(914) 494-2004; makeupbyheathera.com

Party Planner / Weddings by Debra Thompson, LLC
New Rochelle (914) 438-1478; weddingsbydebra.com

Place to Buy Engagement Rings /
Desires by Mikolay
55 King St, Chappaqua
(914) 238-2223; desiresbymikolay.com

WHERE to buy Wedding Bands /
Wilson & Son Jewelers
18 Chase Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 723-0327; wilsonandsonjewelers.com

Wedding DJ / Jimmy Dee Music Productions
195 E Post Rd, White Plains
(914) 428-9231; jimmydee.com

Wedding Invitations / Impressive Invites
619 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
(914) 698-4088; impressiveinvites.com

Wedding Photographer /
Ricky Restiano Photography
81 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville
(914) 961-1650; rickyrestiano.com

Wedding Reception / Crabtree’s Kittle House
11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua (914) 666-8044; kittlehouse.com

Wedding Registry / Holbrook Cottage
1253 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor
(914) 944-0734; holbrookcottage.com

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