The seasonal menu by Chef Eric Gabrynowicz, formerly of Tavern at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York, changes daily at this farm-to-table eatery. Menu selections have included pan-roasted Chatham cod, orecchiette with lamb Bolognese, and scallops with fennel soubise. Stephen Mancini, previously wine director at Union Square Café, is co-owner. Open for lunch Tues to Fri, dinner Tues to Sun, and brunch Sat and Sun
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Stephen Paul Mancini and Chef Eric Gabrynowicz swung into Armonk with reputations built on Danny Meyer restaurants, but no other Manhattan expats seem as happy to get into Westchester’s soil. The team is active in the local slow food movement, and they source their menu from local farmers and farmers’ markets—yet the magic only really happens when diners step through North’s doors. Mancini is the consummate front man, an accomplished sommelier, mixologist, and charming host, while Gabrynowicz holds down the beat with his earthy, locavorian cuisine. It’s no wonder this dream team is behind Westchester’s favorite new restaurant.
Best Beverage List (2012)
Sure, Chef Eric Gabrynowicz gets his share of notice. Just 30 years old, he’s already snagged a James Beard Award nomination, a Slow Food Snail of Approval, and Food & Wine magazine’s The People’s Best New Chef, New York Area, Award. But let’s not discount the phenomenal talent of his partner in Restaurant North, Stephen Paul Mancini. Mancini is a wine wunderkind and a genuine star in his own right. Drop by to sample any of his tightly curated wine picks—or check out Mancini’s thoughtful cocktails and house-made, non-alcoholic sodas using locally sourced ingredients.
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (2012)
Oh, the audacity! In a restaurant so characterized by sophistication, Chef Eric Gabrynowicz dares to serve chocolate chip cookies for dessert. That said, these are not just any old chocolate chip cookies—they’re cooked in miniature skillets and arrive topped with an oversized scoop of Hudson Valley-made Jane’s Ice Cream.