Sammy’s Downtown Bistro in Bronxville

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I found myself in Bronxville around lunch last week so I stopped in to check out Sammy’s, a newish addition to the village. I was alone, so you’re not going to get a great feel for the food, but I quite liked what I tasted: the veal paillard with arugula, pear and dates:

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They served a handsome order of bread:

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I rarely order veal, but this dish really caught my eye on the menu. It was just what I was looking for in a lunch: something warm but not too heavily sauced with a bit of greens and some interesting flavor combinations.

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With a little goat cheese on top, and the addition of pecans, it really hit the mark. The only thing I didn’t love were the dates. The dish is sweet enough with the pear.

Here’s a quick peek inside:

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And the outside, where I was dining.

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It was a lovely spring day and the people watching was a highlight. I can’t tell you how many drivers double parked their idling SUVs outside the post office blocking traffic so they could run in and mail a letter.

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A lovely lunch.

124 Pondfield Road, Bronxville. 914-337-3200. sammysbronxville.com

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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