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Dining Out & About

Your guide to eating out in Port Chester, Rye Brook and surrounding areas.

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

A Supplement to the


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WESTMORE NEWS, Friday, November 22, 2013

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American

Pollo a la Brasa

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 Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday - sunday 8 a.m. - Midnight

110 north Main st., port Chester, ny Delivery available se Habla español

939-9437

Lunch specials takeout also

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American Legion Post 93 78 Pearl Street Port Chester 937-5562

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 42 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 253-5358 www.applebeesny.com

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

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 44 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 690-9453

Chop’t Creative Salad Company 116 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 908-4184

Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill 112 Willett Avenue Port Chester 305-4878

Fairways Restaurant 1323 King Street 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. Saturday and Sunday for breakfast, lunch everyday. Walk-ins welcome. Most major credit cards. Free on-premises parking.

Härth Hilton Westchester 699 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook 939-6300

Nuevo Latino Cuisine “Nothing about the food here is ordinary...” The New York Times Excellent

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Open for Lunch & Dinner Private Room Available • Cooking Classes 179 Rectory Street, Port Chester

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J T Straw’s Bar & Grill 435 North Main Street Port Chester 937-9695

Panera Bread 10 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-0079

Port Chester Coach Diner 317 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-0008

Q Authentic Barbecue Restaurant 112 North Main Street Port Chester 933-7427

Rye Ridge Deli Rye Ridge Shopping Center 126 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-2131

American Sam’s Bar & Grill 1 Mill Street Port Chester 939-2001

The Kneaded Bread 181 North Main Street Port Chester 937-9489

The Pub Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook 939-6630

Asian Buddha 1 Rye Ridge Plaza Rye Brook 481-4651

Euro Asian Bistro 30 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-3680

Burgers Elevation Burger 176 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 305-6700

Westchester Burger Co. 275 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 305-6095 Serving 20 different burgers including Original WBC angus beef burger, Tex-Mex burger, Kobe burger, Pretzel burger, Mom’s Italian Turkey burger, Greenhouse veggie patty, Soprano chicken burger, Ba Da Bing Italian sausage burger, a lamb burger, tuna burger and bison burger. Six varieties of milkshakes, appetizers, salads and entrées. Open 7 days from 11:30 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, at 11 p.m. Thursday and at midnight Friday and Saturday. Free parking in the shopping center lot.

Brazilian Café Brazil USA 37-39 North Main Street Port Chester 939-1139

Churrascaria Copacabana 29-31 North Main Street Port Chester 939-6894

International Café & Brazilian Bakery 103 Adee Street Port Chester 939-1002

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

Central American El Tesoro Restaurant 92 Purdy Avenue Port Chester 935-9440

El Tesoro Restaurant II 14 South Main Street Port Chester 937-2086

Chinese China House 170B North Main Street Port Chester 939-7288 or 939-7290


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Chinese

Dominican

East Wok Restaurant

Hollywood Chicken International

140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-0068

216 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-8137

Ho Sai Gai

Reyna Restaurant

544 Willett Avenue Port Chester 937-8337 or 937-8339

King Garden Chinese Restaurant 32 Grace Church Street Port Chester 939-4310

Manchu Garden Chinese & Japanese Cuisine 504 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-8688

Number 1 Chinese Restaurant 120 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-8465

Panda Restaurant 213 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-4699

Sichuan Pavilion 480 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-8889

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

Coffee Shops Pan America Bakery & Café 22 South Main Street Port Chester 939-0005

Starbucks Coffee Company Rye Ridge Shopping Center 118 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-1597

zeppoleme 321 North Main Street Port Chester 481-5900

Colombian Aqui Es Santa Fe Café 32 Broad Street Port Chester 305-1060

Asi Es Colombia

Fast Food

66 Poningo Street Port Chester 939-9251

Subway Restaurant

321 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-3355

302 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-0022

Subway Restaurant

Subway Restaurant

262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 934-5045

19 North Main Street Port Chester 914-481-5255

Texas Chili Restaurant 8 South Main Street Port Chester 937-0840

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138 Irving Avenue Port Chester 934-8010

Rinconcito Ecuatoriano Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant

150 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7343

914-939-8700

Fast Food

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Burger King 260 Boston Post Road Port Chester 934-7877

OPEN 7 DAYS Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Brunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts 330 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8331

Dunkin Donuts

Party & Catering Packages Available

295 Midland Avenue Port Chester 935-9034

Garden Catering

We accept most major credit cards

140 Midland Avenue, Port Chester 934-7852 or 934-7810

Hubba 24 North Main Street Port Chester 939-7276

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McDonald’s Restaurant

El Criollito Restaurant

El Rincon Paisa

Los Chuzos de Juancho

Fast Food

Ecuadorian

172 North Main Street Port Chester 934-7675

540A Willett Avenue Port Chester 481-5595

Fast Food


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WESTMORE NEWS, Friday, November 22, 2013

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Lolita makes quick change to Rouge in nearby Byram New brasserie and oyster bar boasts French cooking at its best

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By Jananne Abel

fter four years, diners can say adios to Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, located just across the Mill Street Bridge in Byram, and bonjour to Rouge Brasserie and Oyster Bar. As of Nov. 1, Rouge opened at the same 230 Mill St. location as Lolita, the identical spot that had housed That Little Italian Restaurant for many years. Pennette, who has been in the The owner, cb5 Hospitality business of creating restaurants Consulting, a company that creates restaurants around the world for 35 years, said the timing was right because he had fallen for specialty clients—from in love with the Mill Street the initial concept through the building but was design, execution concerned that and refinement— Lolita had turned hasn’t changed. into more of a bar Cb5’s latest projthan the Mexiects include the Fairmont Copley can restaurant it Hotel in Boston, was originally Mayflower Hotel intended to be. in Washington, So in 12 days he D.C., and the and his cb5 team company just changed the name opened its own and the concept restaurant in from outrageous Maui called to humble, “a Sugar House. perfect date res“We sold the taurant” and “out brand which we of the way cozy don’t usually do,” place.” said 55-year-old Although there Jody Pennette are apparently of Greenwich, several other White lettering on founder of cb5 French brasseries this centrally locatand the principal in Greenwich, ed mirror welcomes owner of Lolita/ Rouge is in closeveryone to this now Rouge. “Loest proximity to French brasserie. our readers in lita was kind of JANANNE ABEL| Port Chester and an indulgency— WESTMORE NEWS Rye Brook—just my own love of across the river, in fact. Besides loud music and dark rooms. It a tiny crêperie, there hasn’t been spawned several other restaua French restaurant in Port Chesrants of the brand mostly in the Boston area. They elected to ter since Le Radis Blanc (now expand the brand.” J T Straw’s Bar & Grill), and

The glamorous Aquatique or oyster bar on the upper level at Rouge Brasserie and Oyster Bar in the Byram section of Greenwich. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS that was long before the village became the so-called restaurant capital of Westchester. A decade ago cb5 owned the hugely successful Bleu on Greenwich Avenue, and Rouge is an attempt to bring back that cool establishment in a not-sosubtle way. The vibrant color for which the restaurant is named has not been played up in the décor, however, because other than the three red chandeliers that remain in the bar from Lolita, which Pennette called “the lipstick,” the color scheme centers around black, white and gray. “The room is designed to make people look good,” he said. Although pricey (what French restaurant isn’t?), Rouge delivers on its promise of being a cozy, romantic place to dine, and the food is incredible, with some of my favorite French

dishes and touches. Having been partial to French food since I decided to major in French in college and then spent my junior year in France, I find this new incarnation of Lolita exciting. First of all, it’s brighter so you can read the menu and see what you’re eating. And yet the dining room glimmers with the light of candles on every table, adding that romantic touch. According to Pennette, the average price of a meal at Rouge is $47, and my experience bore that out. The two meals I shared with my husband obviously hovered around that price as our checks for two came to $113.80 and $101.04. After a few bad experiences, I now shy away from raw clams and oysters, so a good portion of the Aquatique side of the menu is out for me. But other diners raved about the beautiful plateaux de fruit de mer ($45 petite, $85 grande). Besides oysters du jour at market price and little neck clams at $11, there is also shrimp cocktail ($18), iced lobster and blue crab cocktail ($21), fish eggs and chips ($25) and Caviar Classique (iced American caviar with traditional garnishes) at $45 per ounce for freshwater sturgeon and $120 per ounce for Siberian sturgeon.

Eclectic décor

The eclectic main dining room at Rouge. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS

You can enjoy any of these delicacies from the sea at any table in the restaurant or, if you want to be especially decadent, you can savor them along with a glass of wine or champagne at the glamorous Aquatique bar one level up from the main dining room. It has a white marble top and is surrounded by white subway tile. On an ornate mirror behind the bar the word “Aquatique” is spelled out in gold lettering along with the offerings mentioned above. On this level, which Pennette called a salon, comfortable

off-white chairs and round black ottomans plus a black semicircular booth of sorts surrounding a small white marble table provide space to sip cocktails or feast on fruits de mer. Behind the booth, ornate white mirrors hang on the walls around a long table for 12 which can accommodate large groups. “Upstairs we had some fun,” said Pennette of the décor, which is well lit by natural light during the daylight hours. Downstairs, he said, is like Spring Street in New York City. For the bar through which you generally enter the restaurant, he was looking for a “neighborhood bar feel.” For people who make their living creating restaurants, the cb5 team was able to whip this transformed décor together in no time—originally planning on 30 days but completing it in only 12. In recent days they were briefly stymied by the Town of Greenwich for failing to get the proper permits needed for the conversion, a glitch that should have been resolved by the time of this reading. In the main dining room off the bar, a small mirror front and center on a shiny white tiled wall welcomes customers with the French greeting “Bienvenue tout le monde” scrawled in white marker. Besides the tile, the walls combine diverse materials with varying textures: stucco, red brick, white brick and wainscoting. Black banquettes accented with numerous buttons line the walls. Lots of beige hanging lights resemble upside down lampshades. Candles on most tables are traditional low votives, but tall silver candlesticks adorn a heavy wooden communal table with velvet-covered, high-backed chairs. This table existed at Lolita but was moved Please turn to page 6


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French

Italian

Italian

La Creperie Café

Arrosto

604 North Main Street Port Chester 934-0026

25 South Regent Street Port Chester 939-2727

Greek/American

Marianacci’s Restaurant

One Station Plaza 111 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-3416

Guatemalan Café Guatemala 28 Grace Church Street Port Chester 937-8537

Keylee’s Restaurant 11 Pearl Street Port Chester 481-1650

Indian Tandoori Taste of India 163 North Main Street Port Chester 937-2727 or 935-9680

International Brisa Marina Restaurant 40 Grace Church Street Port Chester 934-9090

Café Mirage 531 North Main Street Port Chester 937-3497

Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine 179 Rectory Street Port Chester 933-0200 Specialties include: Lobster and plantain bisque, traditional Colombian free range chicken and potato soup, tuna and yucca cake with mango and wasabi sauce, Ecadorian ceviche: shrimp, tomato base, avocado, red onions and citrus, lobster and avocado quesadilla, steamed Rhode Island mussels, pan roasted Chilean sea bass with white beans, chorizo and lobster broth, Sonora seafood paella, grilled lamb chops with wild mushrooms, mashed potatoes and roasted garlic mojito sauce, grilled skirt steak with mojito thyme sauce and lobster moro rice. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday. Cooking classes. Latin jazz music every Thursday. Private room available. Free on-premises parking.

Whole Foods Market – Port Chester 575 Boston Post Rd. Port Chester 914-708-1985

Irish/American Davy Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant 538 Willett Avenue 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.

24 Sherman Street Port Chester 939-3450

Nessa Ristorante 325 North Main Street Port Chester 939-0119

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Italian

Pasquale II Ristorante 2 Putnam Avenue 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.

Italian/Pizzeria

Tarry Market Café 179 North Main Street Port Chester 253-5680

Pathmark Shopping Center 130 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-5137

Tarry Lodge

Arcuri’s Pizza & Salad

18 Mill Street Port Chester 939-3111

Italian/ Mediterranean Il Sogno Ristorante 316 Boston Post Road Port Chester 914-937-7200

Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta

223-225 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-6665

147 Irving Avenue Port Chester 939-0900

46 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5120

Coals 35½ North Main Street Port Chester 305-3220

Domino’s Pizza

Italian/Pizzeria

T & J Villaggio Trattoria

Antonio’s Pizza and Restaurant

262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 967-5070

Ferraro’s Pizza & Pasta 199 South Regent Street Port Chester 934-2900

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WESTMORE NEWS, Friday, November 22, 2013

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Lolita makes quick change to Rouge in nearby Byram Continued from page 4 to a different spot. In one corner layers of dripped white wax melted one on top of the other around a candelabra create an interesting sculpture, several others of which are found in the salon/ oyster bar. White roses stuck in flower tubes line the long stucco wall. The floor features large planks of rustic-looking wood, and a spiked wrought iron fence lines the walkway to the oyster bar above, a carryover from Lolita. Lace curtains hang at the windows at the front of the space facing the sidewalk in both the dining room and bar where a few cozy tables for two or three are situated. White lilies in a vase sit on a table in another alcove. Tables are draped with white cloths covered with white paper and set with matching napkins accented with blue stripes. The entire restaurant seats 90, 24 of those in a private room a few steps above the bar. Besides the red chandeliers, the narrow neighborhood bar is simply black and brown— black stools with wooden bases, dark brown ornately decorated cabinetry around mirrors where glasses and wine bottles line the shelves. The bar top is painted black while the front features brownish bronze-colored textured metal. Beige curtains are pulled back to divide the bar from the dining room.

Restaurant still evolving In some ways Rouge, only open for three weeks, is still evolving, or at least it has been since the beginning of the month. “The only thing unfinished are the bathrooms,” said Pennette. “We had some custom paper ordered—kind of an indulgence.” I can’t wait to see it. Besides that, the wine list has been in the making. On my two visits up to this point, the waitress rattled off a handful of red and white wines. Since then, however, a list with about 40 varieties has been developed by chef Josh Moulton, who is also a sommelier. “Josh picked special bottles to match his food,” said Pennette. They will range in price

Rouge Brasserie and Oyster Bar is located just over the Connecticut border at 230 Mill St. Just last month this location housed Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS from $18 to $65 with a few higher-priced ones as well, all hailing from France and California. The dessert concept has also been fluctuating. On my first visit the first Saturday the new restaurant was open, a few choices of cake were offered. “The first notion was of ‘let them eat cake,’” said Pennette, referring to Marie Antoinette’s famous phrase, “so we went to a local cake maker.” For our next meal at Rouge almost two weeks later, my husband and I were offered a choice of chocolate or vanilla and were surprised with tiny crocks of lovely pot de crème which were on the house. “Let’s just give them something sweet” was the second concept. “We finally elected to create a dessert menu,” said Pennette, which should be ready by now. It will include Momofoku cookies from the Milk Bar Bakery in New York City in a variety of flavors: corn, chocolate, compost and blueberry cream; classic crème brulée, Tarte Tatin (a French upside down apple tart), Cherry Clafoutis (a French dessert consisting of fresh sweet cherries suspended in a pancakelike batter served warm) and a classic three-tier butter cream birthday cake with sprinkles, candles and fun. A trademark of cb5 restau-

rants is to serve flavored cotton candy at the end of the meal. On my first visit, an apple-flavored swirl of green cotton candy appeared after the dessert. It didn’t seem to go. Pennette said a cinnamon-flavored red version of the decadent panache is being developed. That sounds sexy and yummy to me, but the idea is fun more than anything else. Up until now, there have been no daily specials, but they will be added as the holidays approach and guests will have sampled the menu a few times. Seasonal fish and shellfish, lamb, rabbit and boar are examples of likely featured specials. Currently Rouge is only open for dinner six nights a week: Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. However, after Thanksgiving, Sunday brunch will be added. “It’s meant to be a tea party—like a bagatelle,” said Pennette. “A brunch where people come in to spend from noon to 5:00 to drink champagne. It’s more like an event. If it happens, it happens.” However, he added, if it doesn’t, “we would adjust it” and “add in the usual suspects to round out your breakfast.” I guess we’ll have to wait and see how the brunch takes shape.

The chef is key Josh Moulton has been with cb5 for 17 years as one of the

Rouge’s simply elegant neighborhood bar entered directly from the sidewalk. JANANNE ABEL|WESTMORE NEWS

company’s development chefs. Recently he and his wife started a family, so, with a baby, it made sense for the Manhattan resident to settle down to work in one location. “Having him is key,” said Pennette. “He called six butchers to get a special cut of meat for the Steak Frites ($27). He put expertise and passion into a very simple menu. He puts a lot of thought into the details.” Before joining cb5, Moulton worked at Union Square Café and as service director at Gramercy Tavern, both in New York City.

Dinner for two As I said, I shared my first meal with my husband at Rouge on the first Saturday it was open. A plate with a baby baguette, crock of butter, French breakfast radishes and a handful of cornichons appeared—so very French! A bottle of water with a flip cap was left on the table, but our glasses were regularly refilled by our waitress. The butter isn’t just ordinary either. It is light and delish, an in-house blend of European style butter and crème fraiche. We asked for more bread and got two baby baguettes on a plate with more butter. The Escargots Bourgignon ($14) brought 3-4 snails in a delicious garlic butter sauce with parsley and a little lemon juice on each of three pieces of toasted French country bread. My only complaint: I would have preferred a stronger taste of garlic. Salade Maison ($10) combined small organic bibb lettuce called “little gem,” shaved gruyere and a delightful vinaigrette dressing of champagne vinegar, shallots, Dijon mustard, thyme and olive oil. The Short Rib Bourgignon ($26) was among the best entrées I’ve ever tasted. A large piece of meat with no bones, tender and cooked to perfection, arrived, having been simmered in red wine with pearl onions. It came on a bed of creamy truffled mashed potatoes (which have truffle oil in them) with the sauce swimming around them. Besides the whole tender onions, mushrooms and carrots flavored the savory Bourgignon sauce. My husband loves his mussels and was plenty happy with

the Moules Frites ($19), a good portion of meaty mussels cooked in white wine, garlic and fine herbs, and a metal basket filled with crunchy fries. I called the dipping sauce for the fries smoky with a little kick and later found it to be made with garlic, lemon and smoked paprika mayo. A separate dish was provided for the shells as well as a half a lemon covered in cheesecloth to remove the fishy smell from your hands. A glass of chardonnay and another of a red wine blend from the province of Rhône (each $11) complemented our meals. For dessert, a large slice of chocolate layer cake with fudge between the layers was served on a plate with a scrumptious cream under it ($10) to make it extra moist. I took home some of the short rib as well as the cake and enjoyed them thoroughly the next day. Coffee ($3) is served in large white cups with your choice of white or brown sugar cubes. The green apple-flavored cotton candy topped off our meal, which totaled $113.80. We had the same waitress on both of our visits who was pleasant and attentive without hovering.

Other recommendations I can also recommend the Onion Soup Gratinée ($9) and Classic Steak Tartare for appetizer. The latter is made with hand chopped Angus tenderloin tossed with a sauce of whole grain mustard, Worcestershire, tabasco, cognac, cooked egg yolk, parsley, lemon, salt and pepper served with three pieces of charred country toast ($18). A large portion, the amount of steak tartare exceeded what could fit on the toasted bread, so I had to leave some behind. For entrée, I loved the Skate Meuniere ($25), two good-sized pieces of white fish sautéed in a tangy lemon butter sauce nicely presented with parsley new potatoes flanking perfectly cooked baby string beans ($25). The Poulet en Croute ($23), to be renamed simply Chicken Pot Pie, according to Pennette, was also excellent. Jody said this good winter dish was made just for him. It features chunks of chicken in a delicate sauce with mushrooms, onions, carrots and peas served in a large white crock with a hat of flakey puff pastry baked over the top.

Make your reservation today

Lolita didn’t take reservations, but Rouge does. Since it is already starting to catch on, my recommendation is to make a reservation soon at Rouge Brasserie and Oyster Bar (203-8133555); however, this fine French brasserie will not be open for Thanksgiving. When you do get a reservation, you can park your car on Mill Street if you can find a space or pull into the entrance to the municipal lot behind the restaurant where there is plenty of free parking. You then walk along an attractive alleyway past the restaurant’s marvelous outdoor patio to the front door. Although it’s too cold to eat outside this time of year, so far the tables are still lit with candles to provide a warm atmosphere.


Friday, November 22, 2013 WESTMORE NEWS 

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Italian/Pizzeria Luncheonettes 23 Putnam Avenue Port Chester 939-8299

414 Willett Avenue 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.

John’s of Arthur Avenue 508 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 481-8888 or 481-8889

Michael’s Famous Pan Pizza

200 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 939-1379

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

Vinny’s Luncheonette 182 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9591

Mexican Bartaco 1 Willett Avenue Port Chester 937-8226

Chipotle Mexican Grill Rye Ridge Shopping Center 100 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-0351

Coyote Flaco 115 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-6969

El Tio Restaurant 143 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-1494

Kiosko

125 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-2241

220 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 933-0155

Pizza Pasta & Things

La Picardia Taqueria

Kohl’s Shopping Center 529 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8000

Racanelli’s Pizzeria Restaurant Rye Ridge Shopping Center 136 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-2511

T & J Pizza & Pasta 227 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-4134

Villa Rustica Pizzeria & Trattoria 261 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 939-8888 or 939-8885

Japanese Edo Japanese Steak House 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-3333

Luncheonettes Bagel Emporium 211 Irving Avenue Port Chester 937-5252

Café 800 800 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook 914-694-5758

Club Sandwich 7 Rye Ridge Plaza Rye Brook 939-3475

Dougie’s Standby 604 North Main Street Port Chester 939-0022

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Peruvian Food Specializing in Natural Juice Catering Available

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

118 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-1701

Pollos al Carbon los Gemelos 6 North Pearl Street Port Chester 939-1913

Tortilleria los Gemelos 167 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-0372

Luis’ Place 135 South Main Street Port Chester 939-3132

Mary Ann’s Mexican Restaurant 23½ North Main Street Port Chester 939-8700 Specialties include: Turkey chili, avocado spring rolls, chicken or beef tostadas, tuna salad, super steak wraps, variety of quesadillas; enchiladas, fish tacos, grilled salmon, shrimp chipotle, grilled chimichangas, variety of burritos, sizzling chicken breast/skirt steak fajitas, pollo chipotle, mixed grilled skirt steak/chicken breast & chorizo, taco and taquito Mexican combo, tamales. Seasonal outside patio dining. Open 7 days: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 pm., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., brunch Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parties and catering available. Most major credit cards accepted.

Rancho Grande 8 Poningo Street, Port Chester 934-2675

Sin Dulce Pastry & Bakery 146 North Main Street Port Chester 481-1283

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IrIsh Pub & restaurant

SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER US Salads, Pasta, Burgers, L P Sandwiches, Steaks, Seafood

FULL IRISH MEN

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AND Our Famous Bar Pizza and Buffalo Wings

servIng great Food sInce 1990 & gettIng better 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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WESTMORE NEWS, Friday, November 22, 2013

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Come Dine With Us The Great Cuisine of Arthur Avenue

Northern Italian Peruvian Alba’s Ristorante

Misti Restaurant

400 North Main Street Port Chester 937-2236

110 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9437 Specialties include mussels cooked in onions, tomatoes and sweet corn kernels, Peruvian-style seafood sushi; soups: beef, chicken, seafood; variety of salads; fish morsels cooked in onions and tomatoes; shrimp cooked in spicey sauce, steamed seafood in Peruvian spices; rotisserie chicken (pollo a la brasa) with French fries and salad, chicken fried rice, Peruvian-style beef with spaghetti, pepper steak, roast beef, “Hungry Joe” Steak with fried plantains, egg, bacon and rice, beef tripe stew with rice; custard. Open Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 8 a.m.-12 midnight. Lunch specials. Delivery or takeout available. Street parking. VISA, MC accepted, ATM on premises.

Per Voi II 23 North Main Street Port Chester 937-3200

Piero’s Italian Restaurant 44 South Regent Street Port Chester 937-2904

Peruvian 2 Putnam Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573

914-934-7770

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

Acuario Cevicheria y Mas 163 North Main Street Port Chester 937-2338

Bambú Restaurant & Nightclub 30 Broad Street Port Chester 481-5040

El Chalan Restaurant 45 Midland Avenue Port Chester 934-2244

El Parral Restaurant 2 South Main Street Port Chester 939-0409

El Plebeyo Restaurant 25 North Main Street Port Chester 690-2797

La Gladys Restaurant 453 Ellendale Avenue Port Chester 481-1365

Misti Café Takeout

Frankie & Louie’s

RESTAURANT • PIZZERIA

OPEN 7 DAYS

FAST DELIVERY

Parties & Catering Available On or Off Premises Fresh Baked Cakes for All Occasions Daily Blackboard Specials 414 Willett Avenue Port Chester, NY

914-939-0202

100 North Main Street Port Chester 939-2204 Specialties include: Sliced hotdogs and French fries; potato stuffed with beef, onions, egg and olives; chicken and rice soup (Peruvian style); fish soup; salads; shrimp cooked in onions and tomatoes with rice; Peruvian style shrimp fried rice; fried calamari; rotisserie chicken with salad and French fries; Peruvian style beef/chicken with spaghetti; Peruvian style fried steak with onions and rice; chanfainita (Sat. & Sun.); purple corn soft drink. Open Wed.-Mon. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Tuesday. Catering available. Street parking. VISA, MC accepted.

Nico’s Chicken 137 Irving Avenue, Port Chester 939-7090

Salvadoran La Pupusa Loca de Port Chester 165 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 935-0767

Rinconcito Salvadoreno Restaurante 20 Broad Street, Port Chester 937-9287

Seafood El Palacio de los Mariscos 134 North Main Street Port Chester 939-2222

Port Chester Seafood 295 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-2232

South American Inca & Gaucho Restaurant Seafood & Steakhouse 173 Westchester Ave., Port Chester 939-2100

Steakhouses Willett House Restaurant 20 Willett Avenue, Port Chester 939-7500

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Dining Out & About 2013/11