Antun’s of Westchester to Close; We’re Seeking Memories and Photos


Antun’s of Westchester, the beloved catering hall and restaurant in Elmsford, will close its doors on May 31.

Parties that had been booked for the summer have already been notified, said Rich Stytzer. Stytzer’s father, Ron, took over the landmark restaurant 27 years ago.

The restaurant has been in existence since at least the 1930s, and perhaps before, and has seen many incarnations, incluiding as Bill Reiber’s, Reibers Razzberry, The Tale of the Fox and Antun’s Restaurant.

The Journal News is planning an appreciation of Antun’s, and we would like to hear from people who have fond memories of it. Please send your remembrances and photos of family celebrations and special occasions at Antun’s to reporter Dwight Worley,, 914-694-3517.

You can also comment below.

I’ll update with more information as I get it.

Here is Antun’s web site: and its facebook page.


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. carol moneymaker on

    I believe we may have been the first wedding at Antun’s of Westchester. September 1, 1985. Wonderful event! Friends and family still recall how great it was.
    And, we are happy and healthy with two beautiful children, nearly 28 years later.

  2. Ellen Morrison on

    My husband & I were the 2nd or 3rd wedding at Antun’s, April 20, 1985. They had just recently opened & they treated us like royalty! We, along with our guests, thought the food & drink was wonderful, but the ambiance was what everyone talked about! So sad to hear about the closing. I know many, many people are upset, but I’m sure they have wonderful memories. Good luck to all that were involved in such a great place.

    Ellen Morrison

  3. We had a $50 gift certificate that was to expire on 12/24/12– is there any way we can be refunded?

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