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).


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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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