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. The seasonal outdoor beer garden features a completely different set of draft beers as well as a special menu.
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, lunch and dinner daily, lunch Monday through Saturday (a la carte) and Sunday Brunch Buffet on Sunday for $39.95++
Guadalajara, 2 Union Street, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, 914-944-4380. Popular Mexican restaurant with potent margaritas, lunch and dinner 7 days. While you can get classic TexMex fare here, explore the menu for seasonal produce and seafood. A short drive up Broadway from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Kitchen is open late in October!
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. Cozy bar area with pub tables, ample selection of finger food. Lunch and dinner.
Hudson Anchor Seafood & Grill, 222 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-600-8123. Sea and land entrees in downtown Sleepy Hollow. In fair weather the roof deck offers views of the Hudson River and the Sleepy Hollow lighthouse. Lunch and dinner, weekend brunch.
Hudson Farmer & the Fish, 11 River Street, Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-8380. Superb views of the Hudson River and its own decommissioned but fully operational NYC fireboat, the John D. McKean. Menu features seasonal specialties from the restaurant’s own farm, along with a full raw bar, pizza, and seafood classics. Craft beer on tap, good selection of wines to complement the raw bar. Lunch and dinner.
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 a short walk from Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Lunch and dinner.
Osaka, 134 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, 914-631-8889. Japanese hibachi and sushi restaurant has popular all-you-can eat sushi lunches and dinners.
RiverMarket, 127 West Main Street, Tarrytown, 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.
Sweetgrass Grill, 24 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-631-0000. Sweetgrass brings to the table a wide array of seasonal and heirloom produce from about a dozen local farms. Casual dining, micro brews on tap and many wines by the glass.
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.
The Twisted Oak, 61 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-332-1992. New American with Italian influences with farm-to-table emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.
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 Wednesday through Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and on Sundays 1 pm to 7:30 pm. Appropriate attire required (jackets and ties for men). A less expensive, casual alternative is the adjacent Blue Hill Café and Grain Bar.