A Visit to the Dylan Lounge at X20 in Yonkers


I had dinner with a friend at X20 in Yonkers on Friday, and I’m happy to report that the food is as good as ever there.

Here’s a look at what we tried:

Jack Rose highball:


A gin highball with Creme Yvette, sort of like an Aviation but with ice:lj080114x2002

Both delicious.

Corn panna cotta with bacon and jalapeno:


Summery, creamy and sweet, with a nice pick-me-up from the jalapeno and crunch from the bacon.

Tuna tartare with a quail egg:lj080114x2004

A nice umami from the broth, and the creamy quail egg only added to the rich tuna.

Yellowtail jalapeno roll:


We were in the mood for some sushi, so ordered that roll, plus the scallop sashimi below with truffle:lj080114x2007

All very fresh and satisfying.

The pate “grand mere”:


Fois and pistachios mixed in, served along with spicy mustard and cornichons. Terrific.

Barely poached white tuna sashimi with sea beans and a warm broth:

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Unctous and sweet. Made me very happy.

Heirloom tomatoes with mozzarell and kale:Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

Just as a caprese should be, with milky mozz and sweet tomatoes.

A look at the Dylan Lounge from our seats:Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

Another tuna dish, a special of seared tuna over a pineapple-shisho salad:Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset

Good combination with the sweet and herbaceous salsa.

Quail over spaetzle:

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The apricot sauce on top balanced the meaty quailty of the quail nicely.

Butterscotch pudding:

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Rich and decadent. Much like X20 itself!

The 411 on X20: 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers. 914-965-1111, xaviars.com. 


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, 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.

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