2021 Date Night Guide {the best restaurants in Westchester County}

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The best date night restaurants in Westchester County.

We feel pretty lucky to live in Westchester County, where there are tons of options for awesome date nights (in or out!). But honestly, sometimes the sheer number of places to go and things to do can be overwhelming. Often, we end up sticking to the same old places. We decided to branch out and compiled a list of the best, coolest, most fun, and unique spots in Westchester County for a date night out or to be enjoyed at home. To check out more date night ideas, click here. As always, please support our sponsors! Enjoy!

DIVINO CUCINA ITALIANA

Divino Cucina Italiana is a full-service Italian restaurant serving old school Italian food with a twist. Have dinner in the main ding room and then go below the restaurant for a drink in the speakeasy to finish off your evening.

Tag them at @divino_hastings on Instagram while you visit and receive 10% off your entire check.

BARTACO

bartaco is known for upscale street food with a coastal vibe and relaxed environment, evoking a visit to a stylish beach resort and creating an unforgettable experience. Enjoy their tacos and sides for dine-in, or share the love with their new taco packs. They’re built for traveling, easy to reheat, and make ordering for couples or groups simple, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the perfect spread for any occasion. All of your favorite flavors are available, from glazed pork belly and sesame ribeye to cauliflower and falafel. Choose from a four-pack or an eight-pack (or choose a variety to feed your crew) and build your own tacos. Order up for take-out and delivery via order.bartaco.com or the bartaco app.

LA LA TAQUERIA

La La Taqueria is your neighborhood taqueria. Tacos…where the West Coast meets the East Coast. They put the LA in LArchmont!

GIGANTE RESTAURANT & BAR

Gigante raises the bar for the ultimate dining experience. The same group who brought you Mulino’s of Westchester and Mulino’s at Lake Isle introduces you to Gigante. This Italian influenced, American modern cuisine is prepared by the acclaimed-starred Chef Samuel Kim. The space’s classic contemporary decor only matches the delicious and artistic display of culinary mastery. The city-like vibe, coupled with feel-good music, sets the tone for a most memorable dining experience. Gigante is sure to stimulate all your senses.

Receive a complimentary glass of champagne with the mention of Westchester County Mom. 

MARIACHI LOCO II

Mariachi Loco II is an authentic Mexican restaurant. It is one of the favorites in the area specializing in fine cuisine for more than 20 years. Perfect for couples, friends, and families. They are known for their burritos, fajitas, and quesadillas. Enjoy one of their delicious margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice. They also offer gluten-free and veggie options. A kids menu is also available.

Receive a free lime margarita (exclusive for Westchester County Moms). Show them you follow @westchestercountymom and @mariachilocoinc on Instagram.

DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT

3 Westerly Bar & Grill {Ossining}

A nautical-themed gastropub housed within a distinctive free-standing lighthouse that features a variety of indoor and outdoor dining options—all of which offer stunning views of the scenic Hudson River waterfront.

Bistro 146 {Pleasantville}

Bistro, Seafood, American, Contemporary Cuisine. There’s something for everyone at Bistro 146, and this Pleasantville hot spot knows just how to bring diners of all appetites together.

The Brazen Fox {White Plains}

This craft beer bar and American restaurant is located in the heart of downtown White Plains on Mamaroneck Avenue.

Buon Amici {White Plains}

Serving up classic Italian dishes, an abundance of delectable desserts, an extensive list of wines and spirits, and an incredible, endless list of memorized Chef’s Specials.

Burrata {Eastchester}

A cafe serving gourmet, Neapolitan pizzas, inspired Italian plates, and cocktails in stylish digs.

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company {Elmsford}

This independently brewed craft beer bar has 12 beers on tap inside, plus an outdoor bar in their beer garden. They host tours, private parties, and special events.

Chat American Grill {Scarsdale}

The award-winning Executive Chef Jose Leon creates imaginative menus showcasing a truly delicious selection that features the best steaks, sandwiches, seafood, and finest salads.

Division Street Grill {Peekskill}

When you dine with Division Street Grill on Friday and Saturday evenings, you’ll enjoy live jazz entertainment in their New York style setting. They feature local and regional trios, duets, and musicians that will entertain and lift your spirits as you enjoy a cocktail at the bar or one of the best dining experiences in the Hudson Valley.

Flames Bar and Grill {Briarcliff Manor}

This graceful, timeless, classic American restaurant defines the steakhouse genre, with its adherence to only purchasing the finest products available at the daily markets; hand-selected prime beef, veal, and lamb. Hard-shelled lobsters from 2–10 pounds, colossal lump crab meat, and fish are delivered daily to the restaurant.

Harper’s Restaurant and Bar {Dobbs Ferry}

Harper’s Bar and Restaurant is a timeless and cozy imagining of the classic American tavern. The freshest, locally sourced ingredients and a warm, one-of-a-kind interior design combine to bring a great new culinary experience to the river town of Dobbs Ferry.

The Inn at Pound Ridge {Pound Ridge}

A casually elegant restaurant ensconced in the picturesque town of Pound Ridge. Chef Jean‑Georges cultivates a truly seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine with ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley and New England, whenever possible.

Lexington Square Café {Mount Kisco}

Lexington Square Cafe is a casual new American eatery that offers a unique combination of spacious dining and an intimate feeling. The restaurant’s menu strives to have exciting dishes that will please most everyone.

Lilly’s {White Plains}

Where tapas meets the brick oven. You can sip craft cocktails and enjoy the robust tastes of contemporary small plates, fresh seafood with the perfect amount of understated style.

L’Inizio {Ardsley}

With a philosophy rooted in sustainable, artisanal farm to table ingredients, executive chef/co-owner Scott Fratangelo will prepare everything from house-made ciabatta, breadsticks, and pastas to pasture-raised meat and poultry and wild-caught fish dishes. Executive pastry chef/co-owner Heather will work her sweet magic on her own dessert creations.

Magno’s Grill {New Rochelle}

A unique collaboration of delicious Argentinian and Italian food, staff that move as one family unit, and a cozy yet sheik atmosphere.

MP Taverna by Michael Psilakis {Irvington}

Chef Michael Psilakis’s modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern is a new staple in the Westchester dining scene. Open for lunch and dinner, their Greek-inspired menu brings Psilakis’ Greek fare into the American culinary lexicon. It is another step towards the chef’s goal of putting Greek cuisine on the culinary main stage.

Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill {Croton-on-Hudson}

In a quaint converted railroad car, the Ocean House is perfect for couples to get cozy and enjoy oysters and seafood from different regions. They recently began serving wine and beer after years of being a Bring Your Own Bottle restaurant to add to the convenience of a perfect couples’ night out.

Peter Pratt’s Inn {Yorktown Heights}

This 260-year-old converted barn has outdoor and fireside dining. They serve a seasonal menu focusing on local ingredients.

Stone Fire Restaurant {Mount Kisco}

Stone Fire is a neighborhood restaurant in Mount Kisco serving distinctive cuisine in a rustic and relaxed atmosphere. Their Neo-Italian menu offerings and wood oven pizzas are made with the freshest and highest quality, seasonal ingredients available.

Table 9 {Cortlandt Manor}

A relaxing and comfortable atmosphere that combines contemporary styling with an Art Deco throwback.

OUTDOOR DINING - IGLOOS

*Call ahead to make reservations for heated igloos for some socially distanced indoor dining.

Auggies of Larchmont {Larchmont}

A comfy Italian eatery serving family-style favorites, from salads and pasta to veal and chicken entrees.

Billy & Pete’s Social {Larchmont}

It started with a man (Billy) and his dog (Pete)…Honest food, great drinks, and amazing friendships.

Tequila Sunrise {Larchmont}

A family-friendly authentic Mexican restaurant and bar located serving sizzling fajitas, frozen margaritas, and so much more.

Tipsy Taco Bar {Mount Kisco}

They strive to please even the most discerning palates with from-scratch signature dishes and inventive small plates to an assortment of fine tequilas.

Vintage 1981 Kitchen {Larchmont}

Serving extensive wine offerings, including unique varietals, plus tapas.

OUTDOOR DINING - HEATED TENTS

Cantina Lobos {Pelham}

An open, modern restaurant and bar featuring creative Mexican cuisine utilizing locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients.

Fortina {Yonkers}

While you can expect to see the classics, like lasagna, ravioli, fresh meatballs, and of course, PIZZA, you’ll also find some surprises and twists on Italian favorites on the menu.

North Street Tavern {White Plains}

Combining fine food and a lovely atmosphere for a memorable dining experience.

Sam’s of Gedney Way {White Plains}

A spacious, pub-style venue offering up burgers and straightforward American fare since 1932.

The Tap House {Tuckahoe}

An inviting gastro-pub where you can always anticipate a satisfying meal. 

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