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The Westchester County Post team loves a good brunch, lunch, buffet or dinner as much as you do. Visit this section often for new recommendations, reviews, and events where you can enjoy great service, delicious food, and ambiance that might even include live music or a fireplace.

Scaramellas Restaurant • Dobbs Ferry

1 South Field Avenue

Dobbs Ferry, NY • 914.693.6024

Visit the website HERE

This restaurant is a favorite of long-time residents of Dobbs Ferry. The new owner, Sal, has successfully navigated the process of taking over a neighborhood favorite, as measured by the strong, continuing support of the regulars. Everything comes together here for a total experience that is worth many return visits.

It is also a new favorite for a first-time guest, who is unlikely to find any fault with the food, drinks, service, or ambiance. A single dining at the bar will always be made to feel welcome, and there is almost a "Cheers" kind of camaraderie among the regulars that draws the new guest in.

Sal is the soul of Scaramellas, and knows hospitality and warmth down to his DNA. His family has been "in the business" for decades and Sal has certainly mastered the art of managing both the kitchen, the bar, and the front of the house. All of the wait staff reflect, relay, and represent Sal's style.

Our favorite is the scallops. Just ask for it if you think you have had the best scallops in the world already. The meat and seafood are always fresh, as Sal personally selects the vendors representing the best in their categories. Think Arthur Avenue meat and pastas or fresh seafood arriving at 4 AM, 

For a fun demonstration of a Makers Mark Manhattan, or a Tito's Vodka dirty martini, keep scrolling!

Hurley's Steakhouse and Pub

15 Division Street

New Rochelle • 914.738.6000

If you are craving a Manhattan ambiance complete with a fireplace on a chilly day, this is it!

The lunchtime offers a special for $19.95 from Noon to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Arnie, who presides over the lunch shift as both server and bartender, brings his decades of experience and natural charm to Hurley's. He alone is one of the best reasons to visit between noon and 6 PM because he understands what an elevated level of service means. He remembers your preferences and is always genuinely happy to see you.

Whether you dine at the bar, to watch your favorite team win, or prefer the high-top tables near the bar, or settle into a banquette in the dining room, you will have an excellent experience.

Hurley's dinner menu includes steak, salmon, and chicken, with a few pasta dishes and the classic bar food favorites such as wings. Matt, one of the evening bartenders, is also a mature and seasoned veteran of the hospitality industry and will make you feel welcome any evening you visit.

Paul Hurley, the owner, brings the theme of Bull and Bear to the decor and is lavish with his Irish-style hospitality. If you stay late enough, you might even be lucky enough to experience his magnificent singing of traditional Irish ballads.

For more information, visit HERE

DiNapoli's Stone Mill Restaurant

2 Scarsdale Road

Tuckahoe • 914.771.7661

There is new management here, formerly known as the Olde Stone Mill. Gene DiNapoli, owner Lou DiNapoli's nephew, brings his formidable talent as a performer and manager to the establishment.

If you enjoy live entertainment, this is the place. Gene, who performs as both Elvis and and one half of the Blues Brothers (John Belushi's role), understands what artists need to give the best experience to the guests.

On these nights, a quiet room is an option for guests who were not planning on being so entertained. Reservations are recommended to be sure they have your semi-private space ready upon your arrival.

There are quieter nights, too, so DiNapoli's Stone Mill offers something for everyone. It's been in the neighborhood for many years and has been a reliable place for private parties, both indoors and outdoors in their beautiful garden area. If you like the best of both worlds, the solarium might be perfect for you.

For more information, visit HERE.

Ripe Kitchen & Bar

151 West Sandford Blvd

Mount Vernon • 914.665.7689

Situated at the North East corner of 11th Avenue, this jewel of a restaurant is one of your new favorites, but you didn't know it until now. (Also, bring cash. No credit or debit cards are accepted.)

You might have trouble finding it, as the signage is, shall we say, subtle. No fancy lighted awning or signage here. Just a simple frontage that looks like a home, with a few steps up into the bar area which then opens into the indoor dining room. Further around to the side is another bar and dining area: outside. When the patio closes, we know winter is coming.

The bar is tended by top notch, attentive, and talented bartenders who make specialty cocktails such as the passion fruit martini, rum punch, and classic favorites.

The menu is a beautiful display of Jamaican cuisine, sometimes nodding towards Asian, Italian, and soul food influences. That is thanks to the chef....ah, the chef!

The owner and executive chef, Nigel Spence, never disappoints. He's appeared numerous times on television after interning with the Food Network as an intern student of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). There is no point repeating his amazing story here, so  just read for yourself on his website

More to follow soon....

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