Just Opened: Pon Di Riva in Ossining

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Hi everyone, Katherine Curry back with a quick write-up on Pon Di Riva, a new Caribbean spot that opened this Saturday in Ossining, near the town’s train station “upon the river”.

When I visited today, at the end of what owner Elouisa Moulton said was a big lunch rush, offerings included a rich-smelling stew of oxtails, a similar-looking stew made with cow’s feet, brown stew chicken, and fried chicken.  Other regular entrees include curried goat and, on Fridays, fish soup. Here’s the oxtail lunch platter, served atop rice with a side of vegetables.

More pictures after the jump…

Below, cow’s feet.  I didn’t try this, but heck, if The Cookery’s serving fried duck tongues, why not try stewed cow’s  feet?

Pon di Riva is extremely casual; order your food at the counter and take it out, or grab a soft drink from the refrigerated case and eat at one of the handful of tables.  Decor is mostly Bob Marley posters at the moment.

Owner Elouisa Moulton has a catering background and grew up helping out in her mother’s restaurant in Jamaica. So opening her own place seemed the logical next step.  Here she is with some golden, fried dumplings.

No takeout menus yet, but you can call ahead:  914-373-4461.  Prices for large plates are $8 or $9, depending on the entree, and include rice and a side of vegetables.

There’s street parking as well as some spots in the train lot — Pon Di Riva is certainly perfectly located for commuter takeout.  Hours are 11:15 to around 10 p.m., depending on the day.

Pon Di Riva, One Station Plaza, Ossining. 914-373-4461.

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  1. Looks pretty lame. Enough with Bob Marley and wall hangings from Bed Bath and Beyond. Hang some classy black and white photos of the island instead. We all know Bob Marley was from Jamaica.

  2. On chance anyone wants to eat here would’ve been helpful if writer Curry provided the specific address of the place. Over the years have seen too many restaurants open and close in Ossining. Ossining’s assortment of restaurants is overwhelming, and I guess good for the community. I’m American, I speak English, and eat ‘steak and potatoes’. I’d never consider trying cow’s feet, oxtails, duck tongue or curried goat. The thought makes my stomach churn! Again, it’s probably good for the community, especially since there are around 15 taxi cab companies to drive people to and from the train station. Suggestion to writer: the pictures are far too large and should be shot down. That cow meal in the pan doesn’t look too appetizing.

  3. Katherine Curry on

    Hi Chris,
    The address of Pon di Riva is at the bottom of the article, 1 Station Plaza, right across from the train station.

  4. pon di river resturant is one the best in ossining at present. The entree is excellent, their Jerk chicken, curry chicken , oxtail, curry goat is mouth watering, not mention sea food friday that entails stuff Red Snapper with crackers amd okra-Crab legs and curry Shrimp. T.hese are all my favourite. The resturant feature caribean music such as the big man himself Bob marley. its just as if your Jamaica “PON THE RIVA

  5. I have not been there but can hardly wait to visit. I’m all for anyone trying to accomplish something positive in the community. The location sounds perfect and from the looks (again, I have yet to visit), it seems appealing especially for a new restaurant.
    Bob Marley is an icon in the Jamaican culture. It is what it is! As for the rest of the decor, Joe, I’m sure the owner(s) of this establishment and other caribbean restaurants, would gladly display your”classy black and white photos of the island”. Better yet, where is your restaurant located so that others may visit and critique your decor?. Also, do you have an interior design business? I would love to see your portfolio.

  6. The BEST Jamaican food I’ve had in a long time. Thought I was back on vacation in Jamaica and not in Ossining. Loved the food, staff, and overall atmosphere. Have visited several times and have yet to be disappointed. There is something there for everyone! I wish you much success!

  7. As a lifelong resident of Ossining and someone who actually visited Ms. Moulton’s establishment, I find the restaurant to be a true treasure to our community. Yes Joe I also am aware of the fact that Marley was from Jamaica but call me crazy but I think it’s a Jamaican eatery owned and operated by a Jamaican! Would it be more appropriate for her to have a picture of Kim Jung Il on the wall? How ignorant you must be. When you start your own establishment in the middle of a recession and have as much success then you can put whoever your little close minded heart wishes to place on the walls. I see why you want black and white pictures because obviously your still stuck in the past. BTW, I didn’t see any duck tongues on the menu at Ms. Moulton’s place. Please read the article again buddy.

  8. Thank you for the beautiful Review of my Aunts restaurant I hope everyone that like it would write about it just like you did.

  9. Ms.Elouise is not the owner of pon di riva restaurant the restaurant is owned by a young lady by the name of Tabitha who financed the entire business and as we should all know all business are registered with Albany and it is of public knowledge

  10. Your way of explaining the whole thing in this article is actually pleasant, all
    be capable of easily understand it, Thanks a lot.

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