Thyme — and Chef Neil Ferguson — Coming to Yorktown Heights


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,


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. I wish him luck. It’s a really ugly location, most car dealerships (and former dealerships now empty) along that trip.

  2. Welcome to our new community member! Yorktown is becoming quite the destination location for good food. Am trying it tonight!

  3. I ate dinner at Thyme last evening and was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, food, and professional staff. Welcome to the community!

  4. I was finally able to get a table at this always-packed, beautifully styled restaurant! The interior is very pretty and modern, the staff are super-friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was wonderful (wish they would expand the menu a bit, but the chef’s specials are recommended). Good luck Tom! Welcome to the neighborhood! I’ll be back!

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