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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Welcome Additions to the Neighborhood
A quartet of newcomers makes these respective hoods that much, well, hoodier.
Little Crêpe Street
29 Main St, Mount Kisco
The latest “Little” shop from Bonnie Saran of Little Kabab Station and Little Spice Bazaar, this 22-seat crêperie offers French-style delights filled with traditional ingredients and local produce, along with espresso and cappuccino and fantastic salads. Try its popular campfire crêpes with homemade marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and graham crackers. Feeling savory? Go for the asparagus and sherried mushrooms variety.
Topps Wine and Liquor
98 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville
(914) 337-5090; toppswine.com
Sure, there are French and Italian wines, frequent live piano music, and elegant tastings every Friday at Topps Wine and Liquor (owned by the same couple who run the popular Topps Bakery two doors down). But anyone can come in to play the piano, the vibe is far from frou-frou, and if you’re looking for hipster-esque bearded men to help you choose just the right aperitivi for your guests, this is the place to go, too. It’s haute-meets-cool, and it’s exactly what Bronxville needed.
Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish
100 Titicus Rd, North Salem
(914) 617-8380; farmerandthefish.com
This popular new seafood restaurant situated on the 22-acre Purdy Land Trust grows more than three-quarters of its veggies and herbs on its adjacent farm. New England sensibility reigns supreme, with fish and chips, Nova Scotia halibut, and lobster boils, along with a well-stocked raw bar. Prices remain reasonable for a seafood restaurant, an added bonus.
Tagine Restaurant & Wine Bar
120 Grand St, Croton-on-Hudson
(914) 827-9393; taginenewyork.com
The fact that a restaurant was opening in Croton’s upper village—and was not a pizza place—was good news. The fact that it would serve French brasserie fare with a Moroccan twist, have a bar with wine on tap, and be owned by Craig Purdy and Jonathan Pratt of ümami café and Peter Pratt’s Inn fame was stand-on-your-roof-and-shout-type news. Bienvenue, Tagine.