- Food and Drink
- Grown-up Date Night Spot, Ice Cream for Adults
Best of Year: Best of Westchester 2011
Pick: Editors Picks
Best Ice Cream for Adults (2011)
Instead of your late-night nightcap, try this: vanilla ice cream made fresh daily, laced with Old Grand-Dad, and topped with bourbon whipped cream. Delivered in a bowl ($6), it tastes like liquid gold, offering sweet-toothed connoisseurs of the good life the best of both worlds.
Best Grown-Up Date Night Spot (2011)
On any given evening, Vintage 1891, named for the year Larchmont was incorporated, is packed—and not just with young bar-hoppers, but with actual grown-ups. So what’s the appeal to the over-30 set? There’s the comfortable lounge atmosphere with its custom-made wing-back chairs and large communal tables. Add the small nibbles (we’re big fans of the rosemary-infused popcorn, fresh ricotta crostini, and well-thought-out cheese plates), as well as the fabulous libations—lots of interesting wines as well as small batch beers and hand-crafted seasonal cocktails. Oenophiles will have no quibbles with the 25 wines-by-the-glass, offered in three-ounce or six-ounce pours, with a list organized by grape. Not sure what to try? No worries. The knowledgeable, friendly staff—in cool, black shirts with single words like “smooth,” “approachable,” and “expressive” to describe various vintages—are always happy to let you sample.