Informal dining in a 1937 renovated “cabin.” Grilled sirloin tips, maple-glazed pork tenderloin, Maryland lump crab cakes, and pizza from a wood-burning oven are favorites. Lunch and dinner served every day. Country breakfast on Sun. Sister restaurants include Striped Bass in Tarrytown and Greenwich Lobster House. $$ TRADITIONAL AMERICAN
Best Comfort Food 2010
What a trip down Memory Lane. The photos of the 1937 original and the log-cabin walls take you back to when a drive to Knollwood was a trip in the country to be punctuated by a meal at a no-frills roadhouse. There are very few such places left in the county, but The Cabin re-establishes some of the nostalgia with a stone bar (maybe you’d like a Shirley Temple?), a fireplace, and warm wood detailing. There are hybrids instead of old Fords in the parking lot, but the menu of updated, homey comfort food, such as shrimp cocktail, Black Angus meatloaf, or the crab cake BLT, put The Cabin on our roadmap.
Who were the first five players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? What kind of car was JFK riding in when he was shot? What is the capital of the Republic of Georgia? If you think you know, then try your luck at The Cabin Restaurant on Tuesday nights. Pete Keating, friend of The Cabin, along with bartenders Cat Dangelo and Brittany Hohl, help run Trivia Night, where five rounds of random questions are asked to all willing participants. Winning teams are awarded rounds of drinks, free appetizers, shirts, etc.—and the pride of knowing that they are a font of trivial information.