Owner and executive chef Tom Costello, formerly owner of Bao Noodles and the Sunburnt Cow in Manhattan, mans the kitchen (along with co-chef Neil Ferguson, previously of Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt and Allen & Delancey in Manhattan) at this steak and seafood house. Mains to try include steak frites, roasted salmon, pan-seared sea scallops, and risotto with crab and asparagus. Open Tues to Sun for lunch and dinner; plus, a three-course Sunday brunch for $23.95.
Cooking fads—like sous vide, “spherification,” and all that tiresome foam—simply can’t be as craveable as perfectly good cooking. And, if you’re craving a perfectly cooked steak, perfectly seasoned and perfectly rested, you can’t do any better than the tender, juicy skirt steak at Yorktown Heights’s sleeper, Thyme Restaurant. The dish (our favorite here) comes with perfectly garlicky chimichurri and perfectly crisp French fries—it’s perfection on a plate (and a relief from all that good enough).