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Editors’ Picks 2013: The Best Food & Drink in Westchester

Westchester Magazine’s editorial staff picks the county’s best spots for fine dining, wine, food, and more.



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Restaurant Rebirths

These five restaurants has been remodeled, revamped, and redone—for the better.

Alvin & Friends 
14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle
(914) 654-6549; alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com
The communal table in the bar area had us at “Hello.” Just when we thought Alvin & Friends couldn’t get better, it has. Aside from an expanded menu (Lunch! Bar bites!), there’s now more space between tables, a private dining room, and sidewalk dining.

City Limits Diner
200 Central Ave, White Plains  
(914) 686-9000; citylimitsdiner.com
It still has one of the best breakfasts around, along with a menu that makes decisions difficult, but now, instead of that retro ’50s look, the newly redesigned City Limits has a swanky new bar, and a décor that screams California modern.

Modern Restaurant & Lounge
310 Huguenot St, New Rochelle
(914) 633-9479; modernrestaurant.com
What had been a tucked-away pizza parlor with a staunchly loyal clientele is now a massive, light-filled restaurant with a bar and lounge area, catering room, and separate area for takeout orders. What hasn’t changed: the mouthwatering pies.

Peekskill Brewery
47-53 S Water St, Peekskill
(914) 734-2337; peekskillbrewery.wordpress.com
Hats off to PB for taking what had already been a nice space/vibe and moving it down the street: same artisan pub grub, same fresh brewed-on-the-premises beer, but now in a soaring new space that makes the place shine as bright as its huge, stainless-steel beer vats. 

Racanelli’s New York Italian
851 Central Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 472-1032; racanellisnewyorkitalian.com
Goodbye, outmoded Pizza & Brew; hello to an airier, more contemporary dining experience, complete with an all-white Italian marble bar, custom-made booths, designer cocktails, and a kitchen that churns out artisan pizzas and lighter pasta options.

 

 

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