Simple steak and seafood, served in a casual but sophisticated setting. That’s the theme of Thyme, chef-owner Tom Costello’s cozy new spot going into the former Tuscan Market and Deli on Crompond Road in Yorktown Heights.
Despite his humble description, Costello has some highly praised talent in the kitchen: Neil Ferguson, formerly of Allen & Delancey and SoHo House in Manhattan and Monteverde at Oldstone Manor in Cortlandt, is co-chef.
Chef Neil Ferguson at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan in 2008. (Mark Vergari/TJN)
Braised short ribs over polenta and French onion soup share the appetizer menu with a classic Caesar salad and jumbo lump crab bites. “Thyme Cuts” are three cuts of steak — rib eye, filet mignon or strip — but you’ll also find roasted salmon and double pork chops among the entree choices.
The dining room, which is decorated with stained oak, mirrors and leather, has 42 seats and overlooks an open kitchen. Or snag one of the five seats at the bar to do some wine tasting: Costello is offering 24 wines by the full- or half-glass. He hopes to open next week.
The 411 is coming. Til then: 3605 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights. 914-788-8700, thymerestaurant.net