FAB, which stands for French American Bistro, opened Monday on Main Street in Mount Kisco.
The owner, Joe Mangi, also owns Le Gamin in the East Village. (Not in Hudson, N.Y. as I first reported.) The chef, Felipe Milanes, was formerly the executive chef at Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco and was also a line cook at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills.
The restaurant, which people are calling F-A-B-, has some French classics but leans more American.
A few menu items that Felipe shared, after the jump.
• Grilled short rib appetizer: braised and then grilled, served with a smooth carrot puree and grilled baby bok choy in a light mushroom sauce
• French onion soup
• Deconstructed spring salad: pickled fennel, grilled asparagus, fava bean puree, roasted celery root, beet tartare, quail eggs (cooked) and cucumber. Each part is served separately on the plate.
• Classic hanger steak with pommes frites. You can choose the traditional bordelaise sauce or you can get an apricot sauce or chimmichurri sauce.
• Cadillac burger: 10 ounces with cheddar, bacon, onion confit and a sunnyside up egg on brioche.
The highest priced dish is the filet mignon at $27.95. Most entrees are around $20.
The restaurant is open for dinner right now, but starting August 3, it will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.