The villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are descendants of colonial-era Dutch farming communities. Generations of later immigrants have bequeathed us a rich mix of cuisines: Italian, Greek, Mexican, Indian, French, Portuguese, Irish, Japanese, Dominican, Chinese, Ecuadorian, Thai, Moroccan, Chilean, and farmers markets featuring local produce.
Today our agricultural tradition continues at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture where 80 rolling acres of gardens, pastures and woods bring together the traditions of community-based farming with 21st century sustainable farming techniques. A restaurant, a café, and a farm market on site bring locally raised food to your table.
Don’t miss Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow farmers market at Patriots Park where you’ll find fresh Hudson Valley produce, meat, bread, and wine. There is occasionally live music or demonstrations of traditional crafts. Saturdays, May through November, 8:30 am to 2 pm rain or shine. Route 9 next to the Warner Library.
Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies, 127 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-502-0339. Located on the west side of the railroad tracks near Tarrytown’s train station. Don’t let the coffee signs throw you, there’s superb home made gelato and sorbet behind the counter.
Los Andes Bakery, 180 Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-3256. Traditional Chilean pastries, confections, and bread. Also baked empanadas made from meat, cheese, and shellfish.
Main Street Sweets, 35 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-332-5757. A favorite local dessert shop serves homemade ice cream, pies, cakes, cookies, and a variety of coffees.
Pastry Chef, 57 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-6556. Bakery, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, Italian ices.
Yogurt Le Crêpe, 61A North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-372-7037. Sweet and savory crêpes plus a delicious frozen yogurt selection.
Coffee & Tea
Coffee Labs Roasters, 7 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-332-1479. Canine-themed coffee house roasts its own beans. The Seattle Siren has nothing on our local brew, stop in for the freshest beans around.
Dunkin’ Donuts, 137 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-0313. In the Walgreens shopping plaza. America Runs on Dunkin’. Open early and late.
Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies, 127 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-502-0339. Located on the west side of the railroad tracks near Tarrytown’s train station. Don’t let the name throw you—they serve coffee and espresso drinks alongside the gelato and sorbet.
Mint Premium Foods, 19 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-703-6511. Coffee, cappuccino, espresso, tea, home made hot chocolate.
Pastry Chef, 57 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-6556. Coffee, cappuccino, espresso.
Silver Tips Tea Room, 3 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332- 8515. Our local tea room is serious business. It’s the retail arm of a tea-importing company, with family ties to the Makaibari tea estate in Darjeeling. Light food (sandwiches, soups, wraps, and salads) complement over 150 varieties of tea.
Amazonas Restaurant, 60 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-7790. Specializing in Ecuadorian cuisine, open early and late.
Eatarry, 25 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-909-5212.
Eldorado West Diner, 460 South Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332-5838. Standard diner fare. Located at the exit from the Tappan Zee bridge, across from the Doubletree Hotel. About half a mile from Lyndhurst and a mile from Sunnyside. Can accommodate large groups and tour buses.
Horseman Restaurant, 276 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-2984. An easy walk from Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. There’s more parking behind the diner: turn up Hudson Terrace, directly across from Beekman Avenue. Don’t overlook the pizza.
Lefteris Gyro, 1 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-524-9687. Sandwiches and soups, Greek specialties. Small indoor seating area is supplemented by sidewalk seating in good weather. There’s good reason for the lines out the door . . . the food! Open 7 days.
Mint Premium Foods, 19 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-703-6511. Don’t miss this gourmet food shop. The cuisine defies categorization—it’s mouthwateringly global. Eat-in or take-out.
Santorini Greek Restaurant, 175 Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-4300. Greek specialties to warm your heart and stick to your ribs.
Taste of China, 17 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-332-1625. Eat-in (limited seating) or take-out. Open late on weekends. Popular restaurant offers a variety of regional styles, including vegetarian fare.
Bistro 12, 12 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-909-2770. Serving up Mediterranean cuisine, showing influences from Italy, France, and the co-owner’s native Portugal.
Bridge View Tavern, 226 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-332-0078. Comfort and pub food, often with a creative twist. At least 15 beers on tap with an emphasis on craft and regional brews, including the local Captain Lawrence. Order up a beer flight to sample the best on tap.
Demeter’s Tavern & Sportsbar, 51 Old White Plains Road, Tarrytown, 914-631-9679. Off the beaten path, very near the trio of Marriott hotels on White Plains Road. Pub food and sports channels, with 14 big-screen TVs.
Horsefeathers, 94 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-6606. Keep an eye out for Groucho, Harpo, and Chico. This local gathering spot has an extensive list of bottled beer, a range of wine, and sidewalk seating in season. There’s a cozy bar area with pub tables and an ample selection of finger food for grazing. Weekend brunch.
J. P. Doyle’s Restaurant & Public House, 48 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-3015. Come for the comfort food at this Irish pub in Sleepy Hollow’s business district, stay for the sporting events on 12 high-definition TVs. There’s an outdoor beer garden in warmer weather. It’s an easy walk from major attractions like Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Lunch and dinner.
River Grill, 222 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-909-5380. American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Casual atmosphere, beer on tap, outdoor roof dining in season. Lunch and dinner 7 days.
RiverMarket, 127 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-3100. American cuisine concentrating on locally sourced meats, vegetables, seafood and cheese. Lunch and dinner 7 days.
Sunset Cove, 238 Green Street at the Washington Irving Boat Club, Tarrytown, 914-366-7889. Waterfront restaurant and bar at the Washington Irving Boat Club has unrivaled views of the Tappan Zee bridge. Indoor restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Seasonal outdoor bar is very popular.
Swagat, 19 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332-5544. Halal Indian eatery offers vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and goat. No alcohol served, guests may bring their own.
Tarry Tavern, 27 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-631-7227. Features regional and seasonal ingredients in a cozy, warmly appointed dining room. Craft brews on tap and a carefully crafted wine menu complement exquisitely prepared Hudson Valley meats and produce. Outdoor dining in season. Lunch and dinner.
Wasabi, 279 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-7788. For those who prefer their fish raw. Sushi, sashimi, rolls, and Japanese entrees. A short walk from Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, 914-366-9600. The suburban incarnation of Dan Barber’s Greenwich Village (Manhattan) restaurant, Blue Hill is an upscale restaurant located inside the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Dinner Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm–11:00 pm. Lunch Sunday, 11:30 am– 2:00 pm. Appropriate attire required (jackets and ties for men). A less expensive, casual alternative is the adjacent Blue Hill Café and Grain Bar.
Equus, 400 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown, 914-631-3646. The hilltop castle offers stunning views of the Hudson Valley and the food is outstanding. Appropriate attire required. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Monday through Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 670 White Plains Road Tarrytown, 914-631-3311. Carnivores can sink their teeth into juicy steaks and seafood at the local branch of Ruth’s Chris, located in the Westchester Marriott hotel. Happy hour and dinner.