While no one seems to be able to tell what is going on with this economy, one thing is for certain… it is bringing about some wonderful opportunities to dine out in Westchester. The restaurant industry has gotten hit like everything else, so in an effort to drum up business, certain places are offering some fantastic deals. Below are a few dandies that are worth a visit.
On Thursday and Friday nights Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua offers 50 cent Little Necks and $1 Blue Point Oysters. On the beverage side, every bottle of California Chardonnay is 50% off. There is so much back vintage inventory on their wine list that you can find a number of quality bottles for $30-50…at full price! Which means you’re drinking it for $15-25. Since they have a fully temperature controlled cellar with over 70,000 selections, you know what you’re drinking should have held up over the years.
Speaking of 50% off wines, The TapHouse in Tuckahoe and Ruby’s in Rye (both owned by the Pearl Restaurant Group) offer this on ALL wines for their Sunday Brunch. It’s a great way to try some of the more expensive wines you typically would avoid, or just a good reason for some Sunday afternoon drinkin! Both restaurants offer delicious and reasonable brunch specials as well.
Peter Kelly’s X20 in Yonkers is also a great brunch hot spot. For $38 you get 2 full courses, 1 desert and unlimited Champagne… and they are NOT afraid to pour. Beautiful Hudson River views help to make this quite an enticing venue to spend your early Sunday afternoon.
While all these deals are solid, the most inviting promotion I have seen lies within the high end steakhouses of White Plains. Both Morton’s and BLT Steak have put together Happy Hour menus for both food and drink. You can now go into these expensive, fancy restaurants and get a glass of wine for $4-6 and appetizer plates (sliders, mini filet sandwiches, steak tartare, shrimp cocktail, etc.) for $5-7.
While they are not huge dishes, they are definitely an acceptable size…and the quality is all there. Plus, you know that any wine being served by the glass in a well established steak house such as these has to be quality. Just a fun way to enjoy the experience of eating out without having to spend the weekly paycheck on a NY Strip Steak…which is still fun too.
Have you found any great local restaurant deals? Would love to hear about it….