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Dining Out & About


You don’t have to go far to find great food. Just look inside! A Supplement to the


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MISTI RESTAURANT “Our Specialty is Roasted Chicken”

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine SERVING Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Peruvian Pepper Steak Chicken Dishes Pork Dishes Seafood Soup Fried Seafood Shrimp Dishes OPEN - 7 Days • 9 a.m. - Midnight

110 North Main St., Port Chester, NY Delivery Available Se Habla Español


Lunch Specials Takeout also

$ 50 5 O$FF00 or more F 1 ers Only $ 10 OF ke-out Ord $

American American Legion Post 93 78 Pearl St., Port Chester 937-5562

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 42 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 253-5358 •

Belle Fair Country Market 20 BelleFair Boulevard, Rye Brook 939-2370

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 44 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 690-9453

Chop’t Creative Salad Company 116 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 908-4184

Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill 110 Adee St., Port Chester 305-4878

Fairways Restaurant 1323 King St., Greenwich, CT 203-531-1138 Specialties include: Variety of omelets or build your own, breakfast sandwiches, variety of wraps, bagels, muffins, home fries, yogurt, fresh berries; homemade soups, fried calamari, nachos, salads, variety of lunch sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, panini, quesadillas, wedges; baked clams, stuffed portobello mushrooms; homemade lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, cavatelli Bolognese, chicken Scarpariello, chicken spinach Alfredo, veal Marsala, veal Saltimbocca, pan seared salmon, mussels & shrimp fra diavolo, filet mignon, pork chops, prime rib au jus. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closed Monday ngihts. Friday nights live jazz music on the patio 7-10 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Most major credit cards. Free on-premises parking.

J T Straw’s Bar & Grill


435 North Main St., Port Chester 937-9695

On the Way Café

“HHH - Tandoori is indeed a delightful taste of India.” Greenwich Time

“Indian food lovers will find Tandoori delightful, delicious.” Gannett Newspapers

163 North Main Street Port Chester, NY 914-937-2727 • 914-935-9680 • Fax: 914-935-9689

Open 7 Days for Lunch and Dinner Lunch Buffet Monday thru Friday 12-2:30 Sunday Brunch Buffet 12-2:30 We Deliver • Catering Available All Major Credit Cards

34 Ridgeland Terrace, Rye 921-2233 Specialties include: Country style pancakes, brioche French toast, apple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal, yogurt granola parfait, eggs, sausage, bacon, ham; organic egg white frittata, 3-egg organic omelet with choice of 3 fillings; soups; grilled chicken salad, farro salad; turkey club sandwich & fries, Philly cheese steak wedge, hot pastrami on rye, burgers & wraps; chicken Milanese, Maryland style crab cakes, beef carpaccio, cappuccino, daily dessert selection. Private parties, catering. Sunday brunch 7 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Daily lunch specials. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-2 pm. Closed Mondays. On-premises parking.

Panera Bread 10 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-0079

Port Chester Coach Diner 317 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 937-0008

Q Authentic Barbecue Restaurant 112 North Main St., Port Chester 933-7427

Rye Ridge Deli Rye Ridge Shopping Center 126 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-2131

American Sam’s Bar & Grill 1 Mill St., Port Chester 939-2001

The Kneaded Bread 181 North Main St., Port Chester 937-9489

The Pub Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Rd., Rye Brook 939-6630

Asian Buddha 1 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 481-4651

Euro Asian Bistro 30 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-3680

Brazilian Café Brazil USA 37-39 North Main St., Port Chester 939-1139

Churrascaria Copacabana 29-31 North Main St., Port Chester 939-6894

International Café & Brazilian Bakery 103 Adee St., Port Chester 939-1002

Rio Minas Brasil U.S.A. Buffet 140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 481-5724

Central American El Tesoro Restaurant 92 Purdy Ave., Port Chester 935-9440

El Tesoro II 14 South Main St., Port Chester 937-2086

Chinese China House 170B North Main St., Port Chester 939-7288 or 939-7290

Great Wall Restaurant 140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 939-0068

Ho Sai Gai 544 Willett Ave., Port Chester 937-8337 or 937-8339

Manchu Garden Chinese & Japanese Cuisine 504 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-8688

Number 1 Chinese Restaurant 120 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-8465

Panda Restaurant 213 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 937-4699

Panda II Chinese Restaurant 32 Grace Church St., Port Chester 939-4310

Sichuan Pavilion 480 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-8889

Wah Yuan Chinese Restaurant Post Road Plaza 262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-7776

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Coffee Shops


Starbucks Coffee Company Rye Ridge Shopping Center 118 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-1597

Pan America Bakery & Café 22 South Main St., Port Chester 939-0005

Colombian Aqui Es Santa Fe Café 32 Broad St., Port Chester 305-1060

Asi Es Colombia

130 North Main St., Port Chester 939-9364

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Los Remolinos Restaurant

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123 North Main St., Port Chester 937-7456

Continental The Tulip Tree at the Hilton Rye Town 699 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 939-6300


172 North Main St., Port Chester 934-7675

Hollywood Chicken International

Delicias Colombianas

216 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 934-8137

36 Broad St., Port Chester 939-9425

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El Rincon Paisa

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Seafood and Steakhouse 173 Westchester Ave. • Port Chester, NY


Voted as one of the top ethnic restaurants in Westchester County.--Westchester Spotlight, Aug. 2001

IrIsh Pub & restaurant

Serving Lunch and dinner Full IrIsh Men


us Salads, Pasta, Burgers, l P Sandwiches, Steaks, Seafood AND Our Famous Bar Pizza and Buffalo Wings

servIng great Food sInce 1990 & gettIng better Best of two worlds—where the

Incas, known for their seafood, and the Gauchos, known for their steaks—come together in an exciting new restaurant... where you feel like you are there! WE DELIVER • catERIng aVaILabLE Open 7 Days 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Dinners Club

Kitchen Open tiLL 3 a.m. daiLy SpeciaLS Reasonable Prices $550 to $1495

7 Plasma Televisions for your viewing enjoyment 538 Willett Avenue (off Putnam Ave.) Port Chester, N.Y. • 914-937-2106



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Frankie & Louie’s

RestauRant • PizzeRia Specializing in Catering Daily Blackboard Specials Fresh Baked Cakes for All Occasions

Fast Delivery

414 Willett Avenue Port Chester, NY 914-939-0202

Open 7 Days

Dominican Reyna Restaurant

Tandoori Taste of India

66 Poningo St., Port Chester 939-9251

163 North Main St., Port Chester 937-2727 or 935-9680 Specialties include: Papadams (lentil wafers); Chicken Kabob; soups & salads; Dieters Delight; Chicken Vindalu (chicken curry in hot tangy Goan sauce); Lamb Do Pyaza; Beef Vindalu; Shrimp Bhuna ; vegetarian specials-Malai Kofta (cheese/potato balls in almond & cashew nut sauce); Sabji Saag Mali (spinach in spices, herbs/ garlic with potato and cauliflower); Vegetable Vindalu (mixed vegetables in very spicy tangy sauce); rice specials; medley specials; fresh breads; Indian style rice pudding; fried milk balls. Open 7 days lunch & dinner. Lunch Buffet Mon.-Sat. 12-2:30. Sunday Brunch Buffet. Delivery and catering available. All major credit cards. Street & municipal parking.

Ecuadorian El Criollito Restaurant 138 Irving Ave., Port Chester 934-8010

Rinconcito Ecuatoriano Restaurant 150 North Main St., Port Chester 937-7343

Fast Food Burger King 260 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 934-7877

Dunkin Donuts

Brisa Marina Restaurant

Dunkin Donuts

40 Grace Church St., Port Chester 934-9090

Garden Catering 140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 934-7852 or 934-7810

Hubba 24 North Main St., Port Chester 939-7276

Kentucky Fried Chicken 262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 935-0741

McDonald’s Restaurant 321 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 937-3355

Subway Restaurant 262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 934-5045

Subway Restaurant

COME DINE WITH US The Great Cuisine of Arthur Avenue

302 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-0022

Subway Restaurant 19 North Main St., Port Chester 914-481-5255

Texas Chili Restaurant 8 South Main St., Port Chester 937-0840

Wendy’s Restaurant 303 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-9417

French La Creperie Café 604 North Main St., Port Chester 934-0026

2 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573


CATERING AVAILABLE Private Parties (up to 70 people)

On premises parking • Most major credit cards Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. • Friday 11:30 a.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday 3 - 11 p.m. • Sunday 1 - 9 p.m. • Closed Mondays


330 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-8331

295 Midland Ave., Port Chester 935-9034

Outside Dining Available


Greek/American One Station Plaza 111 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-3416

Guatemalan Café Guatemala 28 Grace Church St., Port Chester 937-8537

Keylee’s Restaurant 11 Pearl St., Port Chester 481-1650

Dining Out & About The best place to find that perfect dining experience.

Café Mirage 531 North Main St., Port Chester 937-3497

Homestyle Café 321 North Main St., Port Chester 305-6330

Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine 179 Rectory St., Port Chester 933-0200

Irish/American Davy Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant 538 Willett Ave., Port Chester 937-2106 Full Irish menu includes Gaelic Mixed Grill, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage. Also Irish Beef Stew, Corned Beef Sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Irish Soda Bread, salads, pastas, seafood, steak, Chicken Pot Pie, turkey, burgers, soup, chili, Sherry Trifle, New York Style Cheesecake, Guinness Dark Irish Beer, Hart Irish Beer. Lunch: Sun.-Sat. 11:305, Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Credit cards: VISA, MC, AX. Some off-street parking.

Italian Arrosto 25 South Regent St., Port Chester 939-2727

Marianacci’s Restaurant 24 Sherman St., Port Chester 939-3450

Nessa Ristorante 325 North Main St., Port Chester 939-0119

Pasquale II Ristorante 2 Putnam Ave., Port Chester 934-7770 The great cuisine of Arthur Avenue comes to Port Chester. Specialties: Stuffed Artichoke, Linguine Pescatore (with chopped clams and shrimp in white or red sauce, Costata di Vitello (veal chops), Chicken Balsamic, Zuppa di Pesce (lobster, shrimp, calamari, clams and mussels in red sauce over linguine), Fusilli Primavera (zucchini, peas, mushrooms, broccoli in light red sauce, Veal Scaloppine. Homemade Cheese Cake and Tira Mi Su. Closed Monday. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 1-9 p.m. Most major credit cards. Free on-premises parking.

T & J Villaggio Trattoria 223-225 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-6665

Tarry Market Café 179 North Main St., Port Chester 253-5680

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Fairways Restaurant at the Griff: A pleasant setting to enjoy all 3 meals BY JANANNE ABEL


esides the 40 places to eat outside in Port Chester and Rye Brook, not far up King Street in Greenwich is an especially pleasant location with great American and Italian food at reasonable prices, a wonderful view and exceptional hospitality. That’s Fairways Restaurant at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, called Fairways at the Griff for short. This golf course, the only public one in Greenwich, is only open to Greenwich residents. The restaurant, however, is open to all.

Lifelong Greenwich residents Mary Ann and husband John Calabro have been leasing the restaurant from the Town of Greenwich and operating it since 2003. Under their current contract, they will continue to run it for another 8 to 10 years. When the Calabros took over the restaurant, they renamed and renovated it to make the eatery their own. The Calabros originated On the Way Café in Rye and ran it from 1991-99, selling it because Mary Ann had an elderly parent who was sick and needed her attention. When she was ready to go back to work again and the contract at the golf course opened up, they bid on it. During the week John works in maintenance for the Town of Greenwich, cooking at the restaurant on the weekends. Breakfasts are his forte. However, he also developed all the recipes for Fairways with the help of his sous chefs Edwin Pinto and Alberto Castro of Stamford. The vivacious Mary Ann, a baker by trade who went to culinary school in Denmark and Switzerland, is at Fairways 18

hours a day, either out on the floor greeting and schmoozing with customers, in the kitchen or doing paperwork. Once in a while she leaves the premises to run errands. It’s a good thing this is a seasonal restaurant, only open from Apr. 1 through Jan. 1. During those three months off, she catches up, visits one of their two grown sons in Indiana, they vacation at their timeshare in Aruba, develop new menus and ideas for the restaurant and generally recharge themselves. “I need that rest,” said Mary Ann, who was sporting a green Fairways Restaurant golfer’s hat on a rainy Sunday morning as she made the rounds hugging and chatting with customers and delivering to each table complimentary miniature chocolate chip scones she had whipped up. “When we pick up a new customer, I try to develop a rapport that very first time,” she said. “That feeling of rapport and warmth is what’s not out there.” She takes pictures of customers in the dining room, on the patio and at the restaurant’s many parties and displays them on the walls in

The husband and wife team of Mary Ann and John Calabro share cooking responsibilities at Fairways Restaurant at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course in Greenwich. Mary Ann, a baker by trade, makes all the desserts at the restaurant, including these cupcakes, with the help of her husband. the entryway, changing them a she waited so long. few times a year. Fairways is located at 1323 “It’s so sincere with us,” she King St., not far past Rye said. Lake Road (the turnoff to While their primary obligaWestchester County Airport) While specific hours are tion is to the golfers, Mary Ann coming from Rye Brook and designated for each meal, the has made a point of welcomPort Chester. The green signs Calabros are flexible with their ing everyone into their eating for the golf course and the menus. Items on the lunch establishment, reaching out for restaurant come up quickly on menu are available from lunch the first time this year to Port your right. right on through dinner. And, Chester and Rye Brook resiWhen the weather is fine, dents. She doesn’t know why you can’t beat the view and the said Mary Ann, “you can get a scrambled egg at 7:00 at night.” atmosphere sitting out on the Basically if you want anything red brick patio watching golffrom any menu morning to night ers at the turn between the 9th and 10th holes. They tee off in you can get it. And if you don’t front of the patio for the 10th see anything on the menu you hole. like and want something else, While the Calabros cater to just ask for it and they’ll make golfers, ironically they don’t every effort to accommodate play themselves. you. “I’ve never swung a golf For breakfast, when all the club in my life,” said Mary food items go by golfing terms, Ann. “I don’t get the concept.” Mary Ann recommends the Nevertheless, she thinks Hole in One if you’re really they have succeeded with this hungry. It includes three eggs, establishment where others be- pancakes or French toast, bacon, fore them have failed because ham or sausage, choice of toast “we had a little chemistry with and home fries for $9.25. Full the public.” She loves being breakfast is served Saturday and out on the floor, but during the Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. week her culinary skills are Monday through Friday you often needed in the kitchen. can get continental breakfast— The patio, which seats 120, things like homemade muffins closes down at the end of Noand crumb cake—from 7 a.m. to vember, sometimes earlier de11 a.m. Mary Ann goes in at 5 pending on the weather. Heat a.m. many mornings to bake the lamps extend the season. Fairmuffins, which come in differways remains open in Decement flavors including blueberry ber for holiday parties inside, and cinnamon and are excepfor which it can accommodate tionally light and fluffy. Outdoor eating on the red brick patio overlooking the 10th hole of the golf course at 60-70 people. Fairways is a casually relaxing experience. Photo by Chuan Ding Please turn to page 7

Flexible hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner


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Tarry Lodge


Italian/ Mediterranean


Il Sogno Ristorante


316 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 914-937-7200

Italian/Pizzeria Antonio’s Pizza and Restaurant Pathmark Shopping Center 130 Midland Ave., Port Chester 939-5137

Arcuri’s Pizza & Salad

Peruvian Food

46 North Main St., Port Chester 937-5120

Specializing in Natural Juice Catering Available

Domino’s Pizza 262 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 967-5070

OPEN Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Wednesday through Monday • 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

100 North Main Street, Port Chester, NY Proprietors: 914-939-2204 Se Habla Español Javier & Rosa Castillo

Fax: 914-939-8491


“All Homemade” We’ve Moved to

Delicious Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Family Owned and Operated

23 ½ North Main Street, Port Chester


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Mary Ann’s All Homemade Mexican

Port Chester 914-939-8700 • Downtown Stamford 203-323-8900 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 9-30-11


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chicken & beef fajitas with Cuervo Gold® margarita

Mary Ann’s All Homemade Mexican

Port Chester 914-939-8700 • Downtown Stamford 203-323-8900 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 9-30-11

Mon.-Fri. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Catering For All Occasions

Gift Certificates Available

Edo Japanese Steak House

Ferraro’s Pizza & Pasta 199 South Regent St., Port Chester 934-2900

Frank’s Restaurant and Pizzeria 23 Putnam Ave., Port Chester 939-8299

Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant 414 Willett Ave., Port Chester 939-0202 Specialties include: Mozzarella sticks, fried calamari, zucchini sticks, grilled chicken salad, Caesar salad, antipasto, pasta fagioli, tortellini soup, eggplant parmigiana wedge, veal & pepper wedge, Penne a la Vodka, homemade manicotti, Chicken Marsala, Veal Cutlet Milanese, scungilli marinara or fra diavolo, shrimp marinara; meatball, mushroom and Luigi’s Special pizzas; stuffed pizza; focaccia, baked ziti, lasagna, salad and broccoli gourmet pizzas; sausage & pepper and chicken roll calzones; fresh baked cakes and pastry. Weekly specials. Mon. & Tues.: Large pizza plus 50 chicken wings. Wed.: Family Style Night. Thurs.: Ravioli Night. Sun.: Pasta Madness. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 7 days a week. Catering available. Free delivery lunch & dinner. Credit cards: AX, VISA, MC. Ample free parking in lot.

Michael’s Famous Pan Pizza 125 Midland Ave., Port Chester 939-2241

P & D Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 508 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-8845

Pizza Pasta & Things Kohl’s Shopping Center 529 Boston Post Rd., Port Chester 939-8000

Racanelli’s Pizzeria Restaurant Rye Ridge Shopping Center 136 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-2511

Sosa’s Pizzeria 147 Irving Ave., Port Chester 939-4202

T & J Pizza & Pasta 227 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-4134

Villa Rustica Pizzeria & Trattoria 261 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 939-8888 or 939-8885

140 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-3333


Bagel Emporium

211 Irving Ave., Port Chester 937-5252

Café 800

800 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 914-694-5758

Club Sandwich 7 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook 939-3475

Dougie’s Standby 604 North Main St., Port Chester 939-0022

Lenny’s Bagels 200 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 939-1379

Lyon Park Deli, Café & Catering 29 Putnam Ave., Port Chester 937-1171

Vinny’s Luncheonette 182 North Main St., Port Chester 939-9591

Mexican Bartaco 1 Willett Ave., Port Chester 937-8226

Chipotle Mexican Grill Rye Ridge Shopping Center 100 South Ridge St., Rye Brook 937-0351

Olé Coyote Bar and Grill 115 Midland Ave., Port Chester 937-6969

El Tio Restaurant 143 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-1494

El Zarape Mexican Restaurant 24 Grace Church St., Port Chester 933-0363

Kiosko 220 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 933-0155

Luis’ Place 135 South Main St., Port Chester 939-3132

Mary Ann’s Mexican Restaurant 23½ North Main St., Port Chester 939-8700 Specialties include: Turkey chili, chalupas, jalapenos stuffed with shrimp, tofu, tofu jack cheese, Enchiladas Puerto Vallarta, goat cheese quesadilla, salads and tostadas, Tampico Burrito (breast of chicken), chimichangas, tacos and taquitos, beef tamales, fajitas (tuna and salmon, chicken or steak), Mole Amirillo (grilled pork loin), Steak Picado Fundido, combo dishes with shrimp, beef or chicken, vegetarian plates, all homemade on premises. Nightly and lowfat specials. Happy Hour Sun.Thurs. 4-7 p.m., lunch and weekend brunch 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner 4-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri. and Sat. Credit cards: Visa, MC and Amex. Free lot parking.

Rancho Grande 8 Poningo St., Port Chester 934-2675

Los Gemelos Restaurant & Tortilleria 167 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 934-0372

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18 Mill St., Port Chester 939-3111




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Fairways Restaurant at the Griff: A pleasant setting to enjoy all 3 meals For lunch, the “phenomenal salads” (there are 15), including pear and beet, salmon and chopped, have been big sellers. Lunch is served every day from 11 a.m. to closing. For dinner, served 5-10 p.m. every day except Monday, Mary Ann said her husband’s homemade lasagna “flies out of here.” Other specialties include Zuppa di Pesce and Mussels and Shrimp Fra Diavolo ($18.95). “Edwin’s fra diavolo sauce is phenomenal,” she said. If you’re not overly hungry, Mary Ann recommends the hot dogs and hamburgers. The latter are 8-ounce fresh angus beef or the stuffed mushroom burger (in the $9 range). The sweet potato fries and spicy chili, her husband’s recipe, are also recommended. And be sure to save room for one of the desserts, all of which are made on the premises. “We put a lot of TLC into our baked goods,” said Mary Ann, adding that they also do unbelievable parties. “You book a party here, we don’t put a clock on it,” she said. “People are amazed at our rules and regulations.” I’ve witnessed two showers taking place under the large awning on the patio while my party dined under umbrellas a short distance away.

Continued from page 5 Service each time we visited was attentive, friendly and professional. The waitresses have largely remained at Fairways at least five years and know most of the regular clientele and what they like to eat and drink, said Mary Ann. Carly Giacomo has been waitressing four years and her boss is grateful she will be staying on after others go back to college because she’ll be attending Westchester Community College, at least for her first year.

Cheery décor

When the weather is not conducive to dining al fresco, the dining room at Fairways is a cozy place to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Consistently good food and service

My first experience at Fairways was this season. At this point I have been there at least once for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for the most part the food and service have been consistent. For Sunday breakfast, my husband and I ate inside in a cozy setting filled with warmth,

Fairways at the Griff, as the restaurant is commonly known, is located at 1323 King St., a short way past the turnoff to Westchester County Airport coming from Rye Brook and Port Chester. seeing at least three couples we Mary Ann worked at the knew, while it rained cats and St. Moritz Bakery on Greendogs outside. The so-named wich Avenue for 15-20 years, Fairway was actually Eggs starting when she was 13. “I Benedict, two poached eggs on learned the trade; it was wonEnglish muffins topped with derful,” she said. crispy ham and delicious homeAll of the desserts, includmade Hollandaise sauce served ing a variety of cakes, are made by Mary Ann or her hus- with hash browns ($8.50). The Pro—scrambled eggs with band. She continues to make chopped bacon and melted the strawberry shortcake the cheddar with toast and home St. Moritz was known for with fries ($7.50) pleased my partner its fresh strawberries and real who commented on the crispiwhipped cream. From now on ness yet softness of the home the strawberry shortcake will fries, a favorite food of his. be offered every Thursday Aside from the coffee not night. being as hot as I like, the service Live jazz music is played every Friday night on the patio was grand and the breakfast a pleasant experience on what with no cover or minimum. You can go and have a full din- could have been a dreary mornner or just a glass of wine, beer ing. Next time I’ll try the French toast ($5.75) or the pancakes or fresh-brewed iced tea and with blueberries or bananas enjoy the music. In addition, karaoke is featured every Tues- ($8.50). On a sunny day, my party of day night starting at 7:30. Popular this season has been three had lunch on the patio at one of seven tables with umthe full round dinner special brellas outside the large striped on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. awning. The patio is dotted with You get a choice of four appesilver aluminum mesh tables tizers, soup or salad, choice of and chairs, the type that are entrée (with several to choose from), dessert and coffee or tea popular on patios, sidewalks and for $19.95. You can’t beat that. decks all over town this year.

They are set with green paper placemats and decorated with pots of artificial white daisies with yellow centers. The golf course it overlooks is meticulously groomed and beautifully landscaped with sea grasses and red coleus. Large pots of red and white geraniums decorate the patio. The chicken cutlet with red roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette panini ($8.75) was tasty and crunchy, an excellent choice. Pear and beet salad with gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar dressing ($13.95) incorporated sliced black olives, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, three types of greens including frisée and radicchio and was topped with sliced grilled chicken breast. Too much dressing spoiled an otherwise lovely meal. The Balboa ($8.50), which features fresh roast beef, fried onions and provolone on a garlic wedge, was um, um good. A cup of homemade pasta fagioli ($2.50) came in an actual cup. It had a tomato base and a distinct flavor of prosciutto. Along with a rice pudding I didn’t taste but was reportedly creamy and yummy, a couple beers and an iced tea, our check came to $61.70. Sunday dinner for two started under an umbrella but rather quickly moved under the awning when it started to thunder and rain. It was actually romantic with the rain pouring down outside after a white candle surrounded by the green plastic leaves of its holder was added to the table. We enjoyed a half carafe of chardonnay and chose two pasta specialties from the good-sized menu. The Cajun ($16.95) featured sautéed shrimp and chicken, onions and tomatoes in a spicy Cajun cream sauce over linguine ($16.95). Even better was the Fairways Favorite ($13.95), a wonderful combination of farfalle with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives tossed in a white wine sauce. Although the menu listed it, I didn’t see any roasted eggplant in this excellent dish. These pasta specialties are served with a house salad ($1 extra for gorgonzola). Portions are good-sized but not more than most people can eat in one sitting.

For dessert, we shared a slice of scrumptious homemade snowball cake, chocolate cake with white cream frosting topped with white coconut. There was whipped cream on the side and chocolate sauce swirled around the plate. With two coffees, served in white mugs bearing the Fairways logo in green, our check amounted to $61.10. A good selection of appetizers, baked pasta, eggplant, chicken, veal and seafood dishes plus steaks and chops fill out the dinner menu. Only wine and beer is served at Fairways. Redwood Creek wine from California (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and White Zinfandel) is served by the glass ($6), half carafe ($10.95) and full carafe ($19.95). A small selection of reasonably priced red, white and sparkling wines, mostly from California, can be had by the bottle (all in the $20-30 range).

While I’m a fan of outdoor eating, and especially at this location, it’s also pleasurable to dine indoors as the décor is bright and cheery. Pale orange wallpaper with darker veins running through it covers the walls which are filled with a variety of artwork. Three watercolors of the golf course by Guy L. Calabro, a relative, hang on one wall, a painting of daisies on another, and a painting of farmland on yet another. Sliding glass doors look out on the patio. Square shellacked wooden tables and matching chairs with pastel fabric seats—yellow, orange and green—fill the dining room. Two benches along the walls are similar in color. Artificial yellow, white and orange daisies sit in vases on each table. A string of butterflies, a painted stone that reads “Inspire” and photographs of the restaurant adorn the wooden and glass divider between the dining room and the bar. So, whether it’s rainy or sunny, Fairways at the Griff provides an out of the way eating experience on par with that at Doral Arrowwood’s Mulligans just a little farther up King Street.

And this makes 41…

Earlier this month, Frankie & Louie’s erected this outdoor eating area, similar to what they have had in the past, on the sidewalk in front of the 414 Willett Ave. neighborhood Italian eatery, making it the 41st place to dine al fresco in Port Chester and Rye Brook.


WESTMORE NEWS, Friday, August 19, 2011

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Fairways Restaurant Open to the Public

1323 King Street, Greenwich, CT • 203-531-1138

On the Griff-Harris Golf Course It’s closer than you think - Near the Westchester County Airport entrance Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Closed Monday nights

Full Round Dinner

Tuesday & Wednesday Nights Appetizer Soup • Salad Choice of Entree Coffee & Dessert $ 95


Live Jazz Music On Our Patio

Join Us For Breakfast Sundays 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Reservations Requested 203-531-1138 Walk-ins Also Welcome

Friday Nights 7-10 p.m. Overlooking the golf course


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