This contemporary Southern and Caribbean eatery features entrées such as curried chicken roti, fried chicken, smothered double-cut pork chops, and jumbo lump crab cakes. Besides the main and private dining rooms, which both seat 80, there's a bar area with 20+ seats including a community table. Hours:
Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Sunday (Gospel Brunch on Sunday)
Dinner 4:40 to 10 pm Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday
Dinner 4:30 to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, with a late night menu available until midnight
Best of Westchester
Restaurant Rebirth 2013
Best Fried Chicken 2011
Fried chicken is having its moment in the foodie sun, with everyone from Danny Meyer to David Chang slinging some tasty, deep-fried birds. Sure, those are big names, but we’re here to say that there’s a good-vibe place in New Rochelle that’s doing it even better: Chef Raymond Jackson’s fried chicken is a wonder of texture, with a crunchy, deep-fried crust that yields to greaseless, super-juicy meat. Pair it with soulful, smoked-turkey-studded collards and a sprightly black-eyed-pea salad, and you’ll not only be on trend, you’ll be a lucky—and very happy—diner.
Best Upside Down Pineapple Cake (2012)
Juicy with sugar (and a little bit of acid), spiced pineapples give this sticky dessert its urbane style. It’s the perfect way to end a meal at the place that has apparently become, by general consent, New Rochelle’s dining room.
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