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

Black Bear Grille 2 South Water Street Greenwich, CT 203-531-6400

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

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914-937-5120

Pizzeria & Catering Call for Sunday/Monday Night Football Specials

46 North Main street, Port Chester

914-937-5120

Deli Delight 174 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5775

Garden Plaza Restaurant-Diner Washington Park Plaza 261 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 939-8888

J T Straw’s Bar & Grill 134 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

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The Pub Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook 939-6620

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

Sam’s Bar & Grill 1 Mill Street Port Chester 939-2001 Specialties include: Chili con queso, Buffalo chicken wings, gorgonzola garden salad, BBQ cheeseburger, steak wedges, chicken breast sandwich, falafel (veggie) burger, nachos, quesadilla, burritos, taco dinner, sirloin steak, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana and Kentucky pie, Lunch: Thursday-Sunday starting at noon. Dinner: Every night until 10 p.m. Major credit cards.

Waterfront Grille 42 Westchester Ave. Port Chester 933-2606

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

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

Pantanal Restaurant 29 North Main Street Port Chester 939-6894

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

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

Great Wall Restaurant 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-0068

Ho Sai Gai 544 Willett Avenue 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 Avenue Port Chester 937-8465

Panda Restaurant 213 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-4699

Panda II Chinese Restaurant 32 Grace Church Street Port Chester 939-4310

Ray’s Café 176 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-0747

Sichuan Pavilion 480 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-8889

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


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

Waterfront Roasters 106 Purdy Avenue Port Chester 934-2232

Colombian Asi Es Colombia 172 North Main Street Port Chester 934-7675

Delicias Colombianas 36 Broad Street Port Chester 939-9425

El Rincon Paisa 130 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9364

La Hacienda Bar & Grill 139 North Main Street Port Chester 690-9720

Los Remolinos Restaurant 123 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7456

Continental Tulip Tree at the Hilton Rye Town 699 Westchester Avenue Rye Brook 939-6300

Dominican Hollywood Chicken International 216 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-8137

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

Los Paisanos Restaurante 118 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-7678

Rinconcito Ecuatoriano Restaurant 150 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7343

Fast Food Burger King 260 Boston Post Road Port Chester 934-7877

Dunkin Donuts 330 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8331

Fast Food Dunkin Donuts 295 Midland Avenue Port Chester 935-9034

Garden Catering 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 934-7852 or 934-7810

Hubba 24 North Main Street Port Chester 939-7276

Kentucky Fried Chicken 262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 935-0741

McDonald’s Restaurant 321 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-3355

Subway Restaurant 262 Boston Post Road Port Chester 934-5045

Subway Restaurant

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302 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-0022

Kitchen opens from 3:00 to 9:00

Wendy’s Restaurant

Join the lively and friendly crowd every Sunday and watch your favorite team!

303 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-9417

Greek/American

Sam’s Bar & Grill, 1 Mill Street, Port Chester, NY (914) 939-2001

One Station Plaza 111 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-3416

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

International Café Mirage 531 North Main Street Port Chester 937-3497

Sonora Nuevo Latino Cuisine 179 Rectory Street Port Chester 933-0200

Irish/American Davy Byrnes 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. 11:30-5, Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Credit cards: VISA, MC, AX. Some off-street parking.

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Restaurant review

The Waterfront Grille: Good food in a glitzy atmosphere T

By Jananne Abel

he Waterfront Grille, which opened May 22 in the Waterfront at Port Chester development at 42 Westchester Ave., was designed to be more than a restaurant. With its high ceilings and glitzy yet sophisticated atmosphere, it was supposed to create a New York feel and be a place where people of all ages could have dinner and then hang out afterwards. Gerald Longi, 48 and in the restaurant business for more than 25 years, created The Waterfront Grille with his son Michael, 23, in mind. “With Michael coming of age and growing up in the business, he wanted to get into a bigger club atmosphere,” Gerald said. Before opening The Waterfront Grille, the Longis, who now live in Cortlandt Manor, have owned pizzerias and Italian restaurants in Manhattan, Queens, Yonkers and Cortlandt Manor, still holding onto the original Primavera Pizzeria at 53rd Street and 2nd Avenue which opened in 1980. From that experience comes the menu at The Waterfront Grille, which serves American cuisine with an Italian flair. Salads, burgers, steaks, ribs, chicken, fresh fish, Chicken Parmagiana, Fettuccine Alfredo and Penne alla Vodka are among the offerings. The Waterfront Grille is on two levels. A large rectangular bar with flat screen TVs on four sides, a lounge, the main dining room and a second cozier dining room are located on the first floor with added seating, a second smaller bar, another lounge area, two pool tables and two flat screen TVs upstairs. It’s a pretty, striking place affording different views depending on where you sit. In the main dining room there are roomy horseshoe-shaped booths covered with black, green, brown and beige fabric and heavy wooden tables in medium tones. Other tables have chairs with wooden backs and black seats. Black and white lights hang over the tables which are set with white napkins and small candles. From this dining room you can see a fake balcony with a railing across it on one side and the open second floor with square black tables, low lights over pool tables, leather couches, two large screen TVs, a bar and a prominent stone deejay booth on the other. You can reach the second floor by climbing steps on either side of the large downstairs space. From upstairs you have a good view of the pretty bar below surrounded by tall light wood chairs with black seats. The top of the bar is light blue lit from underneath to look like water. Tiny white lights under the lip of the bar add to the glitter. The floor is shiny black with blue, silver and gold speckles directly under the bar and light wood expanding out from there. The tall cinderblock walls that surround the bar are painted a peaceful lavender and are decorated with black and white photographs of well-known musicians like Louis Armstrong, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles and The Beatles. Couches in the same fabric as the booths in the main dining room are accented with throw pillows in black, magenta, red and gray and provide room for more casual seating adjacent to the bar. The smaller dining room, meant to double as a dance floor after dinner, has off-white plush walls hung with black and white photographs of famous entertainers from the past like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis Presley. The room is filled with granite look black and white

tables and wooden chairs painted black with offwhite plush seats the same as the walls. The shiny black tile floor has blue, gold and silver specks. The back wall of this room is made of cut stone, continuing the material from the deejay booth above. The space is also outfitted with a track of lights to be used when it serves as a dance floor. From this vantage point, a large fancy “W” on the opposite wall stands out.

Elusive cabaret license

The intention of the owners was to attract people from 25 to 55 by booking bands, deejays and offering karaoke on alternating nights to appeal to different age groups. However, as Gerald Longi described it: “It was an oversight on my part not knowing the village was not receptive to cabaret licenses.” First of all, he didn’t realize he would need a cabaret license to have music. When he found out, he didn’t know it would be a problem getting one and certainly not that cabaret licenses are not allowed in the zone where his restaurant is located. The owners can’t promote the entertainment they intended to offer until this issue is resolved. “That’s why we took such a large space,” Longi said. They put in a deejay booth, water cooler and three fire exits with the expectation of being able to hold up to 400 people. Their landlord, developer G&S Investors, said they would be able to get a cabaret license, he said. It took more than a year to complete the build-out of the establishment. “We applied and had no idea it would be flatly rejected,” he said. “This was all news to me a month before we were to open.” “It was a big part of what we tried to accomplish—a whole night out with dinner, cocktails and dancing,” Longi continued. “That’s why we thought this was a good location where we could attract people from Port Chester, Greenwich, Rye and Harrison.” It was never their intention to seat more than 150-160 people for dinner because they wouldn’t be able to serve more than that effectively and efficiently. The 2-story establishment with 4,600 square feet on the first floor, 1,400 square feet on the second and 22-foot ceilings was assigned an occupancy of 248 people by the Port Chester Building Department which Longi feels is “totally unfair.” “We can seat 200 people plus have plenty of open space,” he said. The downstairs dining rooms seat 70 and 36, upstairs seats about 60 and another 30 can fit around the bar. The restaurant has phenomenal lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system “which unfortunately people haven’t heard,” Longi said. The lighting and sound system are used in the late hours Friday and Saturday but without a deejay, he said. “It’s not the same effect.” The Waterfront Grille has hired well-known local attorney Bruno Gioffre, now based in Purchase, to see what the owners have to do to get a cabaret license. “Unfortunately we have to get an attorney involved,” Longi said. “You can see the money we have invested here,” he continued, and he doesn’t feel the village is showing a willingness to work with them. They, on the other hand, are willing to abide by any restrictions the village might want to impose on them so they can go forward and do with the location what it was built out for, he said.

With its attractive blue awnings, The Waterfront Grille is located in Port Chester’s new downtown development at 42 Westchester Ave.

The main dining room at The Waterfront Grille as seen from the second floor which overlooks it.

Good food and service

While The Waterfront Grille got off to a bad start its first weekend, service has definitely improved since then, and my experience there has been largely positive. On my first dinner visit with four people, we sat in the main dining room with its attractive, comfortable booths. We had the Asian Lettuce Wraps ($9) for an appetizer, four lettuce cups filled with chunks of grilled chicken tossed in sesame sauce with crispy noodles, shredded carrots and roasted almonds. By itself this dish was savory and interesting, and if you wanted even more flavor, peanut and sesame ginger sauces were served on the side. The French Onion Soup ($5) came boiling hot with chunks of bread in the flavorful and not too salty broth topped with lots of stringy gruyere cheese. The crab cake special, an appetizer priced a bit high at $11, brought one crispy delicious crab cake with black olive rings, roasted red pepper strips and a side of green salad served with spicy tartar sauce on the side. Crab cakes (plural), priced at $9, have been added as an appetizer on the dinner menu which was just introduced. The Caesar Salad, romaine lettuce with large house croutons and classic Caesar dressing, was good but not the best I’ve ever had and a bit pricey for its size at $9.50. The Bloody Mary ($8.50) wasn’t tomatoey enough for my palate, but another in our party loved it. On this occasion Rolling Rocks were on special for the bargain price of $2.50. I can definitely rave about the Baby Back Ribs ($25), offered as a special on two recent visits. The rub for the ribs was sweet and yummy and the meat melted off the bone in scrumptious forkfuls. The corn on the cob served with it, however, was inedible—overcooked and starchy. The Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken ($17) was top notch. Its creamy sauce was buttery but not heavy. I’d never seen Alfredo prepared with

chicken before but found it an excellent combination. The basic pasta dish is $14, an extra $3 to add chicken or $7 for shrimp. The serving size provided plenty for leftovers. What I would describe as warm French bread was served with pretty whipped butter in a small metal container, but it was disappointingly frozen and difficult to spread. Longi said the bread is baked on the premises so is always fresh. Our tab for four came to just under $100 without dessert. On a second visit, where we sat in the smaller dining room, which I preferred for a party of two, I had another special and this, too, was extraordinary--Pistachio Crusted Red Snapper ($23), delicate fish with a yummy crusted coating. I chose to have it served over garlic mashed potatoes instead of the spinach it called for and found this substitution exactly to my liking. The dish also came with Asian vegetables—sliced zucchini, yellow squash and shredded carrots cooked in a delicious buttery sauce. On this occasion we sampled one of the halfpound Angus beef burgers—the Spicy Cajun Burger ($12.50) dusted with blackened spices and topped with Monterey jack cheese. A little too spicy for my liking, the beef was nonetheless exceptional. My partner said he would have preferred the burger, also topped with lettuce, tomato and onion, on a hard roll rather than the soft one it came on, but that’s a matter of personal preference. It was served with a good-sized dish of homemade, fresh-tasting cole slaw (our choice), French fries or sweet potato fries. This time around I bothered to peruse the drink menu and found some interesting ones, selecting a refreshing frozen Strawberry Shortcake ($8) made with strawberries, amaretto and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. There are always 10 beers on tap and, to be adventurous, my partner selected Captain Lawrence, a bitter pale ale made in Pleasantville, and Sam Adams Seasonal, a less bitter pale ale ($6 each), neither to my liking. This time we sampled a dessert from the lovely silver tray the waitress passes around Please turn to page 7R


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Italian Caffe Del Monte 321 North Main Street Port Chester 937-0108

Hostaria Mazzei 25 South Regent Street Port Chester 939-2727

Marianacci’s Restaurant 24 Sherman Street Port Chester 939-3450

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.

Provare Trattoria Doral Arrowwood Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook 939-4554

T&J Villaggio Trattoria 223-225 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 937-6665 Specialties include: Stuffed artichoke, Goldien Fried Calamari, Portobello with Pignoli Nuts in Balsamic Vinaigrette Sauce; Pasta/ Scarola e Fagioli Soup; Arugula Salad with Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella; String Bean Salad; Linguini Pescatore, Capellini Grattugiato, Gnocchi Caprese; Chicken Scarpariello, Veal Campagna, Veal Chop with Shitake, Oysters & Portobello Mushrooms in Brandy Sauce, Pork Chop with Fresh Garlic, Onions, Crumbled Sausage & Sliced Potatoes, Filet of Sole, Chilian Sea Bass, Shrimp with Prosciutto over Spinach in Sambuca Sauce. Catering. Banquet room available. Hours: Tues.-Sat. noon-11 p.m. Sun. Noon-9 p.m. Major credit cards. Street parking.

That Little Italian Restaurant 228-230 Mill Street Greenwich, CT 203-531-7500

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

Frank’s Restaurant and Pizzeria 23 Putnam Avenue Port Chester 939-8299

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Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant 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. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Sun. Catering available. Free delivery lunch & dinner. Credit cards: AX, VISA, MC. Ample free parking in lot.

Il Pizzaiolo 46 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5120 Specialties include: Fried calamari, zucchini sticks; gorgonzola, Caprese salads; pasta & fagioli, chicken orzo soup; grilled chicken wrap; shrimp parmigiana wedge; burgers, pizza rolls, calzones; penne a la vodka, gnocchi, lasagna, lobster ravioli; Buffalo chicken pizza, veggie pizza, Hawaiian pizza, arugula pizza; Il Pizzaiolo special; chicken parmigiana, eggplant rollintini, sausage & broccoli rabe, veal marsala, shrimp fra diavolo, calamari marinara. Delivery available. Corporate accounts. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12 midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Street parking.

Michael’s Famous Pan Pizza 125 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-2241

Mirabello’s Pizza Trattoria 199 South Regent Street Port Chester 934-2900

P & D Pizza

Dinner & Show Sat., Oct. 14th at 8 p.m. Reservations Only

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SERVING Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Peruvian Pepper Steak Chicken Dishes Pork Dishes Seafood Soup Fried Seafood Shrimp Dishes

Pizza & Brew Restaurant Rye Ridge Shopping Center 136 South Ridge Street Rye Brook 937-2511

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

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

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

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Frankie & Louie’s Restaurant • Pizzeria

Specializing in Catering

Parties Available - On or Off Premises Ample Free Parking in Rear Daily Blackboard Specials Fax Orders Welcome Fresh Baked Cakes for All Occasions

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414 Willett Ave., Port Chester, NY Fax: 914-690-0996

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Kiosko Restaurant

Authentic Mexican Cuisine All Homemade and Fresh La Casa of the Famous Mole Poblano SpecialtieS

Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas Verdes, Rojas or Mole, the Popular Carne Asada, Pargo ala Veracruzana, Mariscos ala Mexicana, Burritos, Fresh Corn Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Bistek Ranchero, New York Steak, Rib Eye, Tostadas, Flautas, Sopes, Tortas (sandwich) Cubana, Milanesa, Tacos al Pastor, Chorizo, Carnitas, Huevos Rancheros, and Much More. Serving Margaritas, Pina Coladas, Tequilas, etc.

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Luncheonettes Bagel Emporium Kohl’s Shopping Center 431 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-5252

Club Sandwich 7 Rye Ridge Plaza Rye Brook 939-3475

Deli Delight 174 North Main Street Port Chester 937-5775

Good Food Cafe 140 Midland Avenue Port Chester 939-4070

J.P.’s Standby Drive-in 604 North Main Street Port Chester 939-9442

Lenny’s Bagels 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 Coyote Flaco 115 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-6969

El Tio Restaurant 143 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-1494

El Zarape Mexican Restaurant 24 Grace Church Street Port Chester 933-0363

Kiosko 220 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 933-0155 Specialties include: Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas Verdes, Rojas or Mole, Carne Asada, Pargo ala Veracruzana, Mariscos ala Mexicana, Burritos, Fresh Corn Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Bistek Ranchero, New York Steak, Rib Eye, Tostadas, Flautas, Sopes, Tortas (sandwich) Cubana, Milanesa, Tacos al Pastor, Chorizo, Carnitas, Huevos Rancheros, and much more. Serving Margaritas, Pina Coladas, Tequilas, etc. Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 7 days a week. Major credit cards. Takeout. Parking on the street or in adjacent municipal lot.

Luis Tacos 135 South Main Street Port Chester

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Mexican Mary Ann’s Mexican Restaurant 275 Boston Post Road Port Chester 939-8700 Specialties include: Turkey chilli, chalupas, jalapenos stuffed with shrimp, cactus salad, tofu, brown rice, tofu jack cheese, Acupulco seafood dish, 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 on-premises parking.

Rancho Grande 8 Poningo Street Port Chester 934-2675

Restaurante y Tortilleria Gemelos 167 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 934-0372

Northern Italian Alba’s Ristorante 400 North Main Street Port Chester 937-2236

Giorgio’s Restaurant 69 Merritt Street Port Chester 937-4906/1096

Per Voi 23 North Main Street Port Chester 937-3200

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

Peruvian Acuario Restaurant 137 Irving Avenue Port Chester 939-7090

Chavin Restaurant 16 North Main Street Port Chester 937-7917

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

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


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Ebb Tide Seafood

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 tomtoes 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.

1 Willett Avenue Port Chester 939-4810 Specialties: Boston clam chowder, seafood chowder, lobster bisque; raw oysters, homemade baked clams, calamari; chicken wings, crack & peel shrimp; fried clam bellies, fried coconut shrimp, crispy fried lobster, fish sticks, fried shrimp, fried scallops; steamed Maryland blue claw, lobster dinners, Jonah crab; sauteed fish of the day, mussels, clams, steamers, soft shell crabs, scallops. Sandwiches: fish filet, grilled chicken, salmon burger, lobster roll, hamburger, hot dog, crabcake burger. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. On premises and municipal parking.

Misti Restaurant 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 daily 9 a.m.-12 midnight. Lunch specials. Delivery or takeout available. Street parking. VISA, MC accepted, ATM on premises.

Patrias Restaurant 35 ½ North Main Street Port Chester 937-0177

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

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

Rinconcito Salvadoreno Restaurante 20 Broad Street Port Chester 937-9287

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

F.I.S.H. Mediterranean Seafood 102 Fox Island Road Port Chester 939-4227

Pacífico Nuevo Latino * Seafood 316 Boston Post Road Port Chester 937-1610

Port Chester Seafood 295 Midland Avenue Port Chester 937-2232

The Waterfront Grille for viewing. The Chocolate Lava Explosion ($7), a small rich round cake with a liquid center served warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream with chocolate sauce drizzled around the plate, was perfect for chocolate lovers—too filling for one person but just right for two. Dessert and coffee comes out on a silver tray as well. Other desserts include two flavors of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, caramel apple pie, key lime pie, pecan pie and sometimes homemade tiramisu and crème brulée. The desserts are on display in a lighted case to the left of the bar. Our dinner for two priced out at $68.72. Service both times was friendly, efficient and accommodating. Servers use a PDA (personal data assistant) for ordering. The device allows the order to go directly to the kitchen where it is printed out. And you do notice the excellent sound system with upbeat music playing in the background.

Menus and recommendations

The dinner menu at Waterfront Grille isn’t a large one and my experience tells me that the specials are always a good bet. However, Longi said, specials that go over well end up on the menu. Longi recommends the Chicken Cordon Bleu (a special), Honey Roasted Glazed Chicken ($22), the ribs, the angus burgers and the steaks ($27 for 16-ounce New York strip to $34 for 22-ounce flame grilled rib eye) which he called “phenomenal” and said “you won’t get anywhere else for the price.” Steaks are served with fresh vegetables and choice of potato. He points to the extensive wine list (mostly from California and Italy), 10 beers on tap and drink menu with popular drinks like martinis (11 different flavors), margaritas and frozen concoctions as well as cocktails like Port Chester Punch (Stoli O, orange juice, pineapple juice and cranberry juice), Orange Breeze and Steamy Kiss and after dinner drinks like Waterfront Cappuccino (Frangelico, Starbucks cream and cappuccino topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings). There’s a happy hour from 4-7 every day with

Continued from page 4R half-priced well drinks, beer and drink specials and free chips and salsa. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with many of the same items on the dinner menu at lower prices plus signature sandwiches such as Cajun Chicken ($10), Waterfront French Dip ($11), Portobello and Roasted Pepper ($9) and Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap ($10) and more appetizers such as those on the Late Night Menu. The Late Night Menu is available from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and includes Waterfront Mini Burger Trio (three mini burgers—original, bacon cheddar and cheeseburger for $10), Waterfront Wings ($7.50), Smothered Nachos ($8), Fried Calamari ($10), Mozzarella Sticks ($7.50) and Fried Cheese Ravioli ($7.50). The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., the late night menu then kicks in until 2 a.m. The bar is open until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Longi said The Waterfront Grille went through some growing pains, business grew in June and then slacked off in the summer. It picked up over Labor Day weekend and he’s hoping it will now grow into the fall. He aims to book some more parties in the restaurant’s varied spaces. It can accommodate 25 to 100 people downstairs and still be open to the public. Upstairs the restaurant can handle from 40 to 75 people. Either father or son and sometimes both are always on the premises. Jerry said he takes care of setting up the kitchen and the back of the house and oversees the operation during dinner while son Michael oversees the front of the house and manager Scott Sergiano of Montrose does the hiring, takes care of the computers, is the bar manager and sometimes the expediter in the kitchen. Although the restaurant employs a full kitchen staff, when needed, Michael helps out in the kitchen where he has experience and knowledge he has picked up from chefs over the years. Customers can park in the lot across the street on Westchester Avenue until a building goes up there, in the lot behind Citgo and in the Waterfront at Port Chester parking garage which is convenient for Waterfront Grille customers because they can enter through the movie theater, go down the escalator and take a left into the restaurant through a door which adjoins the two.

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South American Inca & Gaucho Restaurant Seafood & Steakhouse 173 Westchester Avenue Port Chester 939-2100 Specialties include: Gaucho Parrillada (mixed grill), Matambre (vegetables wrapped with meat and side of potato salad), spinach and meat ravioli, meat canelones, Peruvian style Paella, famous Lomo Saltado (stir-fried beef sautéed with onions and tomatoes), crepes and Chaja (peach-filled cake topped with meringue. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Delivery and catering available. Most major credit cards.

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