Last Chance for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2010: Photos and Reviews of Restaurants in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam


So it’s the last weekend of HVRW 2010. (Insert sad face here.) Just three more days of $20 lunches and $28 dinners. So where to go to dinner?  We’ve seen a lot of reviews so far, here and on other sites, too.


My feast at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Tarrytown.

I’ve been to five places so far, and I put together this link to a photo gallery of all the dishes (and people) at the restaurants. Click here to see the photo gallery of Il Portico, Valhalla Crossing, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Crabtree’s Kittle House and Zuppa.

Or find restaurants alphabetically in the list below. Here are the reviews on Small Bites so far:

121 Restaurant in North Salem. (JN editor Karen Croke)
42 in White Plains. (Guest blogger Kristine Massari.)
80 West in White Plains. (Guest blogger Joni Taitt Manradge)
Casa Brusco in Eastchester. (Guest blogger Sally Veltidi)
Caravela in Tarrytown. (Guest blogger Christine Poletto)
Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua. (JN editor Liz Johnson)
Don Coqui in New Rochelle (Guest blogger Peter Zucker)
The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. (JN writer Diana Costello)
Goldfish Oyster Bar in Ossining. (Guest blogger Todd Matthews)
Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry. (JN writer Jeff Marx)
Hudson House in Nyack. (Guest blogger Meredith Talisman)
Il Portico in Tappan. (JN editor Liz Johnson)
Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville (Guest blogger Sally Veltidi)
La Bocca in White Plains. (Guest blogger Todd Matthews)
La Panetiere in Rye. (Guest blogger Joan Jennings)
Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack. (Guest blogger Maria Reina)
Legal Sea Foods in White Plains. (Guest blogger Margaret Nafz)
Louie’s on the Avenue (JN writer Emily Kratzer)
Luce in Somers. (Guest blogger Doris Downes)
Marc Charles Steakhouse in Armonk. (Guest blogger Melanie Gerber)
Mauro’s in Ossining. (Guest blogger Todd Matthews)
Morgans FIsh House in Rye. (Guest blogger Don McNicol)
Niko’s Greek Taverna in White Plains. (Guest blogger Joni Taitt Manradge)
Opus 465 in Armonk. (JN editor Mary Lynn Mitcham)
The Peekskill Brewery. (Guest blogger Kendra Wales)
Red Hat on the River in Irvington. (JN correspondent Katherine Curry)
Rye Grill & Bar. (Guest blogger Donna Monaco Olsen)
River City Grill in Irvington. (Rinku Battacharya)
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Tarrytown. (JN editor Liz Johnson)
Sentrista in Brewster. (JN editor Debra West)
Sonora in Port Chester. (Guest blogger Joni Taitt Manradge)
Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown (Guest blogger Donna Monaco Olsen)
Two Spear Street in Nyack. (JN writer Jane Lerner)
Union Restaurant & Bar Latino in Haverstraw. (JN editor Karen Croke)
Valhalla Crossing. (JN editor Liz Johnson)
Via Vanti! in Mount Kisco (Guest blogger Josephine D’Ippolito)
X20 in Yonkers. (Guest blogger Sharon Kennedy)
Zitoune in Mamaroneck. (JN writer Aman Ali)
Zuppa in Yonkers. (JN editor LIz Johnson)

We’ll be getting more reports over the weekend, so be sure to check back.

If you still need to make your reservation, here’s a list of all the participating restaurants:

Rockland County
Duke Ocean Grill in Tappan.
Hudson House in Nyack.
Il Fresco in Orangeburg.
Il Portico in Tappan.
Lanterna Tuscan Bistro in Nyack.
Louie’s on the Avenue in Pearl River.
Marcello’s Ristorante in Suffern.
Mount Ivy Cafe in Pomona.
Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar in Congers.
Two Spear Street in Nyack.
Union Restaurant & Bar Latino in Haverstraw.
Woody’s Parkside Grill in Sparkill.

Westchester County
121 Restaurant & Bar in North Salem
42 in White Plains.
80 West in White Plains.
Bistro Z in Tarrytown.
Blu in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Cafe of Love in Mount Kisco.
Caffe Regatta in Pelham.
Caravela in Tarrytown.
Casa Brusco in Eastchester.
Casa Rina in Thornwood.
The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry.
Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua.
DiNardo’s in Pound Ridge.
Division Street Grill in Peekskill.
Don Coqui in New Rochelle.
Enzo’s in Mamaroneck.
Equus at the Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown.
Goldfish in Ossining.
Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry.
Harvest Grille at the Marriott in Tarrytown.
Harvest-on-Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Il Sorriso in Irvington.
Iron Horse Grill in Pleasantville.
La Bocca in White Plains.
La Lanterna in Yonkers.
La Panetiere in Rye.
Le Fontane in Katonah.
Le Provencal Bistro in Mamaroneck.
Legal Sea Foods in White Plains.
Lexington Square Cafe in Mount Kisco.
Luce in Somers.
Luciano’s Italian Ristorante in Yonkers
Marc Charles Steakhouse in Armonk.
Mauro’s Restaurant in Ossining.
The Melting Pot in White Plains.
Mighty Joe Young’s in Hartsdale.
Mima Vinoteca in Irvington.
Morgans Fish House in Rye.
Niko’s Greek Taverna in White Plains.
Off Broadway Restaurant in Dobbs Ferry.
Opus 465 in Armonk.
Orissa in Dobbs Ferry.
Peekskill Brewery.
Rain Water Grill in Hastings-on-Hudson.
Red Hat on the River in Irvington.
Rini’s Ristorante in Elmsford.
River City Grille in Irvington.
Roasted Peppers in Mamaroneck.
Ruby’s Oyster Bar & Bistro in Rye.
Ruth’s Chris in Tarrytown.
Rye Grill.
Scaramella’s Ristorante in Dobbs Ferry.
Sonora in Port Chester.
Sweet Grass Grill in Tarrytown.
The Tap House in Tuckahoe.
Tombolino’s in Yonkers.
Toscana in Eastchester.
Tramonto in Hawthorne.
Valhalla Crossing.
Via Vianti! in Mount Kisco.
X20 in Yonkers.
Zanaro’s in White Plains.
Zitoune in Mamaroneck.
Zuppa in Yonkers.

Putnam County
Bird & Bottle Inn in Garrison.
Le Bouchon in Cold Spring.
Cathyrn’s Tuscan Grill.
Hudson House River Inn in Cold Spring.
Riverview in Cold Spring.
Sentrista in Brewster.
Tavern at Highlands Country Club.
The Terrace Club in Mahopac.
Valley Restaurant at the Garrison.

After the jump, the restaurants in the rest of the Hudson Valley, including Colombia, Dutchess, Ulster and Orange.

Colombia County
Blue Plate in Chatham.
The Greens at Copake Country Club in Copake Lake.

Dutchess County
American Bounty Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
Amici’s in Poughkeepsie.
Aroma Osteria in Wappingers Falls.
The Artists Palate in Poughkeepsie.
Babycakes Cafe in Poughkeepsie.
Beechtree Grill in Poughkeepsie.
Cafe Amarcord in Beacon.
Charlotte’s in Millbrook.
Cosimo’s in Poughkeepsie.
Crave Restaurant & Lounge in Poughkeepsie.
Crew Restaurant & Bar in Poughkeepsie.
The Brown Derby in Poughkeepsie.
Hudson Ribs & Fish in Fishkill.
Hyde Park Brewing Company in Hyde Park.
Il Barilotto in Fishkill.
La Puerta Azul in Salt Point.
McKinney & Doyle in Pawling.
Number Nine in Millerton.
Piggy Bank in Beacon.
Portofino in Staatsburg.
Red Devon in Bengall.
Sapore Steakhouse in Fishkill.
Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.
Starr Place in Rhinebeck.
Stissing House in Pine Plains.
Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck.
Twist in Hyde Park.

Orange County
Backyard Bistro in Montgomery
Beebs An American Bistro in Newburgh.
Big Easy Bistro in Newburgh.
Cena 2000 in Newburgh.
Catherine’s in Goshen.
Cosimo’s Brick Oven in Middletown.
Cosimo’s Brick Oven in Central Valley
Cosimo’s on Union in Newburgh.
Il Cenacolo in Newburgh.
Il Tesoro in Goshen.
Iron Forge Inn in Bellvale.
Nina in Middletown.
The Thayer Hotel at West Point.
Torches on the Hudson in Newburgh.

Ulster County
36 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar in New Paltz.
Bear Cafe in Woodstock.
Beso in New Paltz.
Depuy Canal House in High Falls.
Hidden Cellar Restaurant in Marlboro.
La Stazione in New Paltz.
Raccoon Saloon in Marlboro.
Ship Lantern Inn in Milton.
The Village Tea Room in New Paltz.

As always, for more information, go to


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, 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.

1 Comment

  1. Roberta Lasky on

    HI. I ate at La Panetiere last night. The service was outstanding. The bread was great and it was served with a cool butter container that can be covered in the refrigerator and then turned around for spreading. The dishes were terribly small. I had the soup and seafood risotto. I felt like the little pieces of squid and shrimp were for characters in “The Incredibles’. My dining partner had the gnocchi ricotta and the short ribs. The two pieces they served were too small for an adult. The desert sampler plate was delicious. You’d think they surprise you at the end of the meal with some madeleines or some other kind of treat.

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