The Latest News, Openings, And Closings In The Westchester Dining Scene: September

Keep up to date with the everchanging Westchester dining.



Shiva Natarajan, owner of numerous well-received Manhattan Indian restaurants (Chola and Dhaba among them) has opened Raasa Indian Cuisine (145 E Main St, Elmsford 914-347-7890; www.raasany.com) in the space that once housed Malabar Hill. Curried mango chicken with ginger, lamb nilgiri korma, and coconut chicken curry are dishes to try. The majority of entrées are under $20. A lunch buffet ($12) is offered weekdays

Bonnie Saran’s “Little” Indian restaurant empire is expanding beyond Mount Kisco: Little Mumbai Market (475 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville), offering Mumbai street fare, was to have opened by press time in the space that previously housed Jerry’s Brick Oven Pizza

The new Ralph and Dave’s Seafood Restaurant (7 Riverview Ave 914-930-1708) in Verplanck serves dishes such as blackened wild-caught American snapper; grilled marinated jumbo shrimp; mahi mahi with mango salsa; an oyster po' boy, and a 14-ounce rib-eye. For dessert: pies and cookies from co-owner Dave Tuttle, whom many know as the owner of Tuttle’s Homemade

Salsa Picante Mexican Restaurant (110 Adee St, Port Chester 914-481-5488; www.salsapicantemex.com) is a new entry to the village’s vibrant dining scene. Tacos (e.g., fried salmon, marinated roasted pork); burritos; and tostadas are among the offerings. Every dish is $17 or less but most fall between $10 and $15. Salsa Picante is open every day for lunch and dinner.