Spring/Summer 2023

Summer Dining Guide

By Lilian Peña

The warmer weather is here to stay….at least for a while, and what better way to celebrate the season than with some good food, the outdoors and fabulous female chefs/owners of some of the best eateries Westchester has to offer. 

Nonna Carola
211 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 899-3130
Executive Chef Tahiz Gonzalez heads up this sophisticated Italian Restaurant with a casual atmosphere. The chef focuses on using local ingredients to craft classic and modern recipes. Nonna Carola believes in the values of family, tradition, sustainability and a memorable guest experience. Enjoy their beautiful outdoor oasis with a great glass of wine and some deliciously prepared food.

Heritage 147
147 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont
(914) 292-5320
Co-chef’s Alissa Svorka and Richard Perez have created the perfect spot in Larchmont to “hang out” and partake in a seasonal beverage, great farm-to-table dishes and more. They host a Ladies Night every Thursday as well as Sunday Brunch and live music events. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the warm weather with friends and family.

The Cookery
39 Chestnut Street, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 305-2336
This exciting gastropub run by Chef/Owner David DiBari and Executive Chef Sajin Renae bring their meaningful Italian cooking principles to all their dishes. They have a wonderful seasonal menu that both tastes and looks great. Relax with a great summer meal outdoors or inside. Either way you will be satisfied.
Neha Palace and Banquet Hall
27 Meyer Avenue, Yonkers
(914) 476-5900
Owner/Manager Diya brings the best, authentic Halal Indian food in the area. Her chefs cook their flavorful dishes to perfection…and they serve fabulous drinks from a well-stocked bar. They have nice outdoor seating on the patio in front of the restaurant. There is also a wonderful and well-appointed banquet hall for parties up to 300. Stop by this Yonkers location, just outside Cross County Mall. You won’t be disappointed.
Café Deux
307 Halstead Avenue, Harrison
(914) 920-4110
Charlotte and Carrie Denoyer are the sister-team behind the new and highly successful eatery, Café Deux in Harrison. They are strong supporters of local woman-owned businesses. Their tile work is from Casa Blanca Tile and their artwork is created by female artists. The beer on tap is supplied by a woman-owned brewery in Brooklyn called Telea. Their team is made up of quite a few women, including their very talented Pastry Chef and Chocolatier Jessica Craig. From the kitchen, you can expect chef Alex Aparicio to bring some seasonal vegetables into the mix. He is currently working on our menus for the upcoming season and always keeps local and fresh as a priority. From the bar, patrons can enjoy a refreshing spritz and sangria along with a host of non-alcoholic cocktails and beer options. Dessert options are a must with enjoyable fruity flavors this summer, pairing with delectable chocolate concoctions.
391 Old Post Road, Bedford
(914) 234-8900
Chef/Owner Nancy Allen Roper grew up in New Mexico and brings her inspiration of traditional Northern New Mexico cuisine to TRUCK. The restaurant features tacos, enchiladas and her seasonal signature dishes using grass-fed beef, sustainably raised pork and vegetables from local farms whenever possible. By the way, their “Power Wagon” house margaritas are to die for. Planted outside the restaurant are eatable gardens featuring varietals native to the area. Pear trees, herbs, rhubarb, blueberry bushes, even a fig tree are growing along busy Route 22. Although there is no outdoor seating, enjoy the ride to this relaxing country atmosphere in Bedford.