Business Lunch, Cocktails, Martini, New Restaurant, New Tapas
White Plains, NY
We knew it was going to be luxurious—hey, we’re talking the Ritz here—but...Wow! What to look at first? The breathtaking panorama through the windows, the shimmering crystal chandeliers, the lush beige-and-red furnishings, those colorful, dazzling cocktails served in the lounge, or the dishes of mouthwatering food streaming out from the open kitchen to eager diners ensconced in very comfy chairs? Kudos to Anthony Goncalves, whose stunning brainchild at once makes an indelible mark on the White Plains skyline and restaurant scene. With its unparalleled views (you can see the entirety of the Manhattan skyline), 42 closes the deal with a commanding menu of new and classic dishes that simply impress—from small plates and tasting dishes to full-portioned à la carte offerings. The ambience, service, food, and drinks harmoniously converge to make dining at 42 a magical experience.
Best of Year: Best of Westchester 2008 Best of Westchester 2009 Best of Westchester 2011 Best of Westchester 2012
Pick: Readers Picks
Best Business Lunch (2009)
Best Place to Meet Singles (2009)
Best Cocktails (2009)
Best New Restaurant (2008)
Best New Tapas (2011)
Westchester may have winced when it learned that Chef Anthony Goncalves was no longer involved in Peniche, but only until it realized that Bellota was in the offing at 42, the restaurant on the 42nd flloor of the Ritz. Claiming the restaurant’s skyscraping bar as his new Iberian outpost, Goncalves has installed rustic tree trunks and evocative, smoldering lanterns. The result, Bellota, is like a wonderful treehouse named for the fetishized acorn-fed Pata Negra jamon of northern Spain. As you might expect, you’ll find your favorite of Goncalves’s tapas, but mixed—as you might hope—with his boundless spirit and invention.