O'Donoghue's Tavern was established in 1960, and its music playlist often hearkens back to that era: throughout the week you can hear live bands playing rock, blues, and Motown. In between jamming out or re-writing the lyrics in Pig Latin, you can fill up on half-pound Angus burgers, home-cured corn beef sandwiches, and hearty servings of chicken potpie. A wide variety of beers are on tap to wash down dinner, too, including rotating and seasonal draughts and bottles.
There's no shortage of exciting things to see and eat at Pier701 Restaurant & Bar, where diners can nosh on daily wild-game specials, such as wild boar or kangaroo, all set against views of the Hudson River. Head chef Denis Whitton has tailored the menu to feature eclectic, locally-sourced cuisine with an international influence. Mediterranean-inspired French-American entrees include grilled spanish octopus pomodoro and pan-seared branzino; short rib Bourgonoigne and mussels Meuniere are among the seasonal French options. Plus, all of the sauces and stocks are made in-house from scratch. Small plates and a raw bar offer shrimp cocktails, tapioca oysters, and french onion soups. The restaurant complements these dishes with more than 100 international wines, as well as live music on select nights and, in warmer months, al fresco dining at the water's edge with plenty of space to dock your boat or inner-tube.
A stone's throw from the Hudson River, Doubledays makes a great lunch or dinner spot for folks just finishing up a stroll through Waterfront Park. The restaurant's menu spans the full range of classic American fare, from wings to pizza to burgers made with Black Angus beef. It also offers a contemporary take on favorites, such as the Hog Wings?mini pork osso bucco marinated in a sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce. On Sunday mornings, Doubledays serves up a brunch characterized by crab cake benedict and Jim Beam french toast topped with caramelized bananas and soaked in cinnamon flavored bourbon. To sweeten the brunch pot, each hearty dish is accompanied by a complementary Bloody Mary, screwdriver, or mimosa.
Rather than churn out recipes from the past, the mixologists at Blue Amber strive to craft cocktails with a contemporary flair. That's why, instead of staples such as the old-fashioned, they whip up original libations such as the fashionable??a blend of Aperol, thyme, Citron vodka, and lemon juice. Besides cocktails, the lounge's bartenders decant domestic and imported beers, as well as wines by the glass. All of these drinks complement the culinary team's artfully plated tapas, which are made with flavors ranging from melted goat cheese to apple- and ginger-marinated pork belly coated with apple-cider-barbecue sauce. Shared meals unfold inside Iron Shaker's cozy booths or along a polished bar lined with candles.
Crave's carefully crafted menus provide sandwiches, burgers, and meat and seafood entrees for lunch and dinner. Take an afternoon break from lifting paperweights or mounting executive-level tickle-fights at work with a bistro-centric selection from the lunch menu such as the chicken sandwich served with broccoli rabe and provolone cheese on a ciabatta roll ($7) or the arugula salad ($7). For evening-time noshing, kick things off with a bowl of cauliflower soup ($7) before segueing to a lightly smoked Angus sirloin steak surrounded by a red-wine-pepper sauce ($28). Suckers for shellfish can opt for the mussels prepared with either a curry-coconut-milk-lemongrass broth or an Italian ragout of san marzano tomatoes, calamari, and hot pepper. The restaurant's wine cellar boasts an impressive list of bottles from three continents.
Writing in Time magazine, food critic Josh Ozersky praised the "Iberian flavors" of dishes prepared by Chef Anthony Goncalves, which he called "eclectic, unpredictable, and very, very good." The executive chef and co-owner of 42 the Restaurant, Goncalves sources ingredients from the surrounding Hudson Valley, then serves up his dynamic menu in the ultra-sleek dining room atop Westchester?s Ritz-Carlton. Sticky garlic lobster and crab and roasted pork tenderloin gleam on tables next to floor-to-ceiling windows, which let guests look out on White Plains, the sparkling Long Island Sound, and foolhardy merchant vessels sailing off the earth's edge.