Anyone Tried These Three New Restaurants in Westchester and Rockland?


A few new restaurants in Westchester and Rockland on my radar this week. Has anyone tried them?

Keenan House Kitchen & Tap Room in Ossining: In the spot where Mauro’s used to be. Looks to have a craft beer-small plates-pizza-cocktails kind of vibe.

Liquid Kitchen in New Rochelle: Mariano Azar, the chef formerly of Patrias in Port Chester and Solera for many years. The web site is pretty bad, so I can’t tell what’s on the menu, but from Yelp, et al, it looks like tapas and fruity drinks.

Bailey’s North in West Haverstraw. The guys from Bailey’s Smokehouse in Blauvelt have opened in the former Martino’s Butcher Shop in Haverstraw, and I hear they’re going to be doing some butchering there, too.

We’ll be putting these on our list for “New on the Dining Scene,” but have you been yet? Any early word on these newcomers?



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  1. Keenan House is ok. Only ok. Everything on the menu is literally $2 more than it is anywhere else. If you are fine paying $8 for a Guinness then this place is for you. Large selection of beers. Food menu is standard.

  2. I heard an ad saying the new Bailey’s would cook the meat you buy in the butcher shop any way you want. Interesting idea!

  3. Martino’s in W. Haverstraw has a long neighborhood history and was taken under new ownership and renovated several years back. I have gotten steaks cut to order and freshly ground burger for years. Their latest undertaking is offering a full Bailey’s takeout menu. Very exciting for those who live in the North Rockland area.

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