The Stone Manor 101 in Hawthorne: First Taste

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Westchester has a new steakhouse. It is called The Stone Manor 101. The focus is Mediterranean influenced dishes. Owners Michael Casarella and Tommy Stratis have put much love into this new venture (they also  own Casa Rina and Goldfish Oyster Bar). This building, which has been around for a very long time, has been completely gutted, redesigned, and is a new gem in our community. The calming muted colors, contemporary lighting and  stylish furniture make this 14, 000 square foot space a worthwhile destination. In addition, there is ample room for corporate parties and they are building bridal suites for weddings on the upper level.

The ambiance is beautiful, contemporary, and the service is fantastic. Given its size they have many plans unfolding. A wine room is developing as are various patio plans.

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The busy and well-appointed open kitchen creates a unique experience.

The restaurant has an “open kitchen” so you can watch the preparations by CIA trained chef, Scott Karns (whom they relocated from Kansas City steakhouses to lead the charge here) and Sous Chef William Lawrence, who learned and honed his skills at the The French Culinary Institute.

Stone Manor  has large roomy lounge areas for cocktails, an impressive and broad wine list and over twenty wines by the glass. Anthony and Alex are gracious behind the bar and very attentive. The wine list features bottles from France and Italy, South America and Australia and many delicious wines from California and our country’s Northwest region.

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Area by the bar to lounge and have cocktails with appetizers

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A section of the dining area – beautifully designed and appointed

The steak menu ranges from a 45-ounce Porterhouse for two, to a 14-ounce Filet Mignon, and a 20-ounce Prime Rib. A nine-ounce filet is available for those with smaller appetites, or those who just want to make room for the wide ranging selection of side dishes, which include garlic mashed potatoes, baked eggplant and artichoke moussaka.

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Porterhouse for two – a prime cut of steak as it is cut from large end of the short loin – very tender and well executed.

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Prime Rib perfectly prepared and served with a horseradish sauce.

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Slider Trio – on brioche rolls featuring chilled lobster, lamb, and “Kobe” beef.

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A hearty lobster roll with an abundance of celery and those requisite flavors of lemon and tarragon.

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Crepes of butternut squash purée with fresh sage.

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Stuffed long hot peppers – spicy peppers filled with ricotta and roasted – Heat alert for the faint of heart! We loved them.

Side dishes do not disappoint. The creamed spinach is absolutely perfect. The mashed potatoes will have you falling out of your chair – – they are that good and served in beautiful personal sized cast iron mini-Dutch ovens. A throw back but well executed is the Sweet Potato Au Gratin, yes… Complete with marshmallows in the mix!

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Creamed spinach – luxurious and comforting.

The Stone Manor 101 also features an outstanding fish and chicken menu ranging from maple glazed wild salmon with roasted parsnips and scallions; to grilled swordfish finished with citrus segments, cauliflower puree, fennel prawns and croutons; to a stuffed roasted chicken that is combined with mushroom duxelle, braised fennel, baby carrots and snap peas.

Desserts are artfully crafted by pastry chef Arlin Varela and complement the menu’s savory choices.

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Strawberry shortcake – beautifully crafted, not too sweet, and enjoyed by all

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Chocolate deliciousness – nothing more to say!

The Stone Manor 101 is open seven days a week, with extended hours and a bar menu Thursday through Saturday.  The owners are also offering a Monday – Friday happy hour from 4:00 – 6:30 with drinks and bar-menu items half price.

The Stone Manor 101

101 Old Saw Mill River Road

Hawthorne, NY 10532

914.703.4112, thestonemanor101.com

(located across from the Hawthorne Multiplex Theater).

You can read more reviews by Todd Matthews by visiting WestchesterEats.com

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