Best of Westchester
Best Alternative to a Caribbean Vacation (2011)
Recession (or upcoming college expenses) got you staying home this summer? Lucky for us Westchesterites, sitting near the water can make us feel far, far away. Add some tropical music, Polynesian-style décor, drinks the color of sunshine, and some thatched umbrellas, and you’ve got a spot that mimics the islands. We don’t care what people may say about the food (expect your typical salads, fish-shack seafood, and fried appetizers)—it’s the ambience at The Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar that entices us, putting us in a mellow state of mind (the blue sangria helps). The restaurant—sibling of Seaside Johnnies at nearby Oakland Beach—boasts one of the county’s killer views of the Sound, where you can honestly look out on the horizon and forget where you are. Just don’t forget where you parked the car.