Are you looking for a place to live and play in a beautiful Connecticut setting?
You will LOVE Back Country Greenwich – winding roads with old stone walls, pretty pastures with grazing horses, sparkling lakes and streams, and magnificent trees. It’s a magical place to be. Residents treasure the peace and serenity. Experience the Country Life and you will discover it refreshes you – makes you a feel better – makes you a better person!
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Eight Benefits of Back Country Living – in the words of the residents:
1. Privacy with Community. The Round Hill Association and the Northeast Greenwich Association are neighborhood associations with regular events. Membership in the associations is a fun way to meet neighbors and work on causes that matter to us. “There is a community but it is a respectful balance with the privacy we like.”
2. Nature with Health Benefits. “Studies report immersing yourself in a natural environment is good for your physical and mental health. It can make you more creative and even lower your blood pressure.”
3. Gardening and Eating your own Fruits and Vegetables. With our garden we have our own healthy, “farm to table” meals.
4. Easy Exercise. “We like to run, bike and hike especially on the quiet country lanes around us.”
5. Room for Pets. “Our dogs have room to safely romp and play. They think this is a wonderful world.”
6. Experience the Seasons. “Winter, Spring, Fall and Summer greet us with their special beauties.”
7. Room for Kids. “Our kids climb trees, sled down the hill and beat their drums.”
8. Far Away yet Close to the world. “Weekdays we work in Manhattan” – its just a 35 minute drive.
Where is Back Country Greenwich?
Back Country Greenwich is the area North of the Merritt Parkway bounded by New York State to the West and the North and by Stamford to the East. Back Country is approximately the northern third of Greenwich. Most homes are on 4 acre parcels, although some homes are on smaller parcels because they were built prior to the Town’s zoning rules. Conyers Farm, once a 1,300 acre farm on North Street was developed by Peter Brant in 1980 into a residential park with 10 acre parcels.
What Kind of Homes are in Back Country?
All kinds! Back Country is known for its magnificent mansions and grand estates and yet, there are homes of all sizes and styles. Today as in the past, actors, artists, sports figures, writers, diplomats and heads of companies find back country the perfect place to live. High Meadows on Sterling Road designed by H.T. Lindeberg was the home of Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed Jr. Dunnellen Hall was the former home of Harry and Leona Helmsley. Old Mill Farm was the former home of Mel Gibson. Click on homes available now in Back country and you will be amazed with the possibilities.
Do you Golf, Ride Horses, Tennis, Study Birds, Workout, Play Polo?
Check out these Back Country programs and places:
Picture fall leaves, stone walls and a rider on a handsome horse on a scenic woodland trail. Yes, this is Greenwich, where we have over 150 miles of riding trails which connect to the 100 miles of trails in Stamford. For insurance reasons, most stables will not rent horses for unaccompanied trail rides unless you have been taking a series of lessons and they have determined your skill level.
PO Box 1403, Greenwich CT, 06836, 203.661.3062
Greenwich has an extensive trail network. This 100 year-old organization maintains 150 miles of horse trails in town and devotes its resources to conservation and open space. For information and help, call them. A great organization to join.
Field Location: 1 Hurlingham Drive (Upper North Street at Conyers Farm)
Office: 80 Field Point Road, Greenwich CT, 203.561.5821
Greenwich has a world-class polo facility. Most summer Sundays you can watch a good polo match in a beautiful setting. Matches begin at 3pm, the gates open at 1 pm. General admission is $40 per car. Attire is “Garden Party Chic.” The Greenwich Polo Club also offers individual and group polo lessons. Lessons include the use of a polo pony, all tack, polo mallets and balls. Call their office to get a copy of their magazine “Greenwich Polo.”
203 Greenwich Road, Bedford NY, 914.234.6692
Boarding as well as lessons both indoor and outdoor. They have an equestrian consignment shop, usually including saddles.
69 Stone Hill Road, Bedford, (North Salem) NY, 914.234.3954
Set on 100 acres with indoor and outdoor riding areas, they give lessons from beginner to advanced. Judy Richter specializes in hunters and jumping.
Greenwich CT, 203.629.4723
Show Barn is on Round Hill Road, the pony barn is on John Street
Family run and operated in Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1989, Country Lane has been offering horseback riding lessons of all levels for over 25 years. Ashling says Christina Schauder is so nice and they have good school ponies, as well as many accomplished competitive riders.
19 Lalli Drive, Katonah NY 914-232-2122
Michael Dignelli: email@example.com
The premier equestrian facility for the competitive rider in hunter, jumper, and equitation disciplines, not just locally, but nationally. The immaculate facility offers riding lessons, top notch boarding and care, and has had success in creating national champions and medal winners for the past thirty years. Several of Heritage’s students have gone on to become Olympians. The farm has highly qualified trainers who bring their students to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, the Devon Horse Show, all the qualifying national finals, as well as helping newer riders show more locally. Equestrians are lucky to have access to a training facility of this caliber nearby.
1016 Lake Avenue, Greenwich CT, 203.869.5595
Kelsey Farm, a family business, has been teaching kids to ride and complete since 1949. They have an excellent reputation. They run a terrific summer camp where they teach their students to groom, tack up, care for and learn all about their mounts. They pride themselves on making “horsemen and women” not just riders. Many riders participate in the Greenwich Pony Club, which is part of the U.S. Pony Club. Members learn about horsemanship and compete in rallies. www.greenwichponyclub.org
120 Cottage Avenue, Purchase NY, 914.939.9294, cell: 203.609.1637
Seven-acre boarding and training facility, which includes an 80′ X 200′ indoor arena. Lessons for beginners through advanced, ages 6 and up, with a specialty in training for show.
SPORTS AND EXERCISE
546 Bedford Road, Armonk NY, 914.273.8124
Situated on 14-acres, they have 14 courts-10 outdoor (5 red clay & 5 Har-Tru) and 4 Har-Tru indoor courts. Adult and Junior programs, summer camps and tournaments.
613 Riversville Road (corner of Riversville Rd. & John St.) 203.869.5272
• A 63-page guide to 26 area walking trails is available.
• 280 acres of well-kept trails, a delightful place to walk.
North Street, Greenwich CT, 203.622.7814
The Preserve has 297 acres of well-marked running trails from 1 to 3.5 miles. Open to the public sunrise to sunset. The entrance is on the left, about 5 miles North of the Merritt Parkway and just past the reservoir.
975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook NY, 914.323.4478
Nine holes, par 35 (5,689 yards), pro shop, driving range, putting green and restaurant.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7am – 6pm.
975 Anderson Hill Road, Rye Brook NY, 914.935.6688
Main Hotel Desk: 844.214.5500
4 hard courts (2 indoor and 2 outdoor), with ATP professionals to provide junior and adult programs. Two racquetball courts and one squash court are located in their fitness center.
1 Bedford-Banksville Road, Bedford NY, 914.234.9206
Five HarTru courts, five DecoTurf II (hard surface) courts. During the winter, eight are indoor, during the summer, five are outside. Excellent junior and adult programs including USTA League Play.
1300 King Street, Greenwich CT, 203.531.7200, for reservations 203.531.8253
Open only to Greenwich residents (including tenants). This par 71, 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones has a clubhouse, pro shop, putting green and driving range. Call about obtaining a membership card. You must complete the application form from the golf course office. You will need to bring proof of Greenwich residency (such as a current phone bill) and a photo ID such as a driver’s license. Membership is $165 for an adult permanent resident.
@Grand Slam Tennis Center, Bedford NY, 914.234.9206
Thompson Method classes work on stretching, strength and stamina (including combinations). Associates who attend the school love it. Classes are held at the Ivan Lendl Grand Slam Tennis Club. Bill believes that anyone, no matter what age or ability, has the potential to achieve a high level of fitness and well being.
Hours: Schedule is on the Grand Slam website.
633 Old Post Road, Bedford NY, 914.234.6704
Newly renovated art cinema, cultural center and community hub.
941 North Street, Greenwich CT 06830
An appointment-only gallery in Conyers Farm. The 1902 stone barn houses Peter Brant’s collection of contemporary works by more than 25 artists, from Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons to Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring. The gallery is open from late May through February. Reservations may be made by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah NY, 914.232.1252
About 20-minutes North of Greenwich, Caramoor has wonderful music programs in a very intriguing setting. It should be on everyone’s “must do” list. For evening performances, it is fashionable to bring a fancy picnic supper and eat on one of the lawns before the show. Caramoor has 100 acres of parklands and formal gardens. Most performances are open air, unless it rains. Mosquitoes are sparse but bringing some bug spray in the summer can’t hurt. The main season is June through August although Caramoor provides fall, winter and spring indoor programs on a more limited schedule.
At Pepsico, 700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase NY, 914.253.2000
One of the world’s finest sculpture gardens is located right next to Greenwich. The collection includes forty pieces by such 20th century artists as Noguchi, Moore, Nevelson, and Calder. The sculptures are set on 168 carefully landscaped acres. Pick up a map at the visitors’ parking lot. There are some picnic tables.
Hours: Public hours Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. Before you go, confirm the gardens are open by calling 914.253.3150
745 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase NY, box office: 914.251.6200
The Performing Arts Center at the State University of New York at Purchase, just a few minutes from Greenwich, has wonderful music and dance performances, as well as plays. They have a number of summer offerings although the main season is September to May.
ORGANIZATIONS DEVOTED TO OUR PARKS, WATER & GREEN SPACE
PO Box 4215, Greenwich CT, 203.622.7380
They preserve and add to the tree and forest resources in Greenwich. One tree will absorb the CO2 from four cars every year. They have planted over 2,500 trees.
370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich CT, 203.629.2151
Greenwich and its residents are committed to expanding the Town’s large amount of green space. The Trust protects more than 759 acres of woodlands, meadows, orchards and tidal marshes.
(Dining, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Paddle Tennis)
120 Perkins Road, Greenwich CT, 203.869.9004
(Dining, Golf, Tennis, Paddle Tennis, Swimming)
1241 King Street, Greenwich CT, 203.531.6200
(Dining, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Paddle Tennis)
888 North Street, Greenwich CT, 203.869.0555
(Dining, Golf, Swimming, Tennis)
55 Locust Road, Greenwich CT, 203.531.7300
12 Banksville Road, Greenwich, CT, 203.622.9597
A perfect camp for those living in the Banksville area, it features summer fun activities such as archery and swimming.
Main office, 546 Bedford Rd, Armonk, NY, 914.273.8124, 914.273.8500
For over thirty years, this camp has allowed boys and girls, ages 6 to 16, to focus on a sport of their choice: tennis, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, and softball. Other options include computers, circus arts, and magic. Programs run from 9am – 4pm at SUNY Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. During the summer, the camp phone number at SUNY Purchase is 914.251.6541.
Greenwich Council #67, 63 Mason Street, Greenwich, CT, 203.869.8424
This is the headquarters of the local chapter of the nonprofit organization dedicated to instilling ethical values in young people. The Scouts are fortunate to own the Seton Reservation, a large preserve located at 363 Riversville Road. It serves as the site for the Cub Scout day camp, summer camp, and many other outdoor programs. Call or check the website to learn about a troop near you. The chapter sponsors the following programs: Tiger Cubs, age 6; Cub Scouts, ages 7 to 10; Boy Scouts, ages 11 to 18, Explorers, ages 14 to 20 (specialties include aviation, scuba, and emergency rescue). The BSA accepts girls, so check with the Greenwich Council to see which programs are open to girls.
The Greenwich office has a small store for uniforms. https://bsauniforms.org
Hours: Greenwich Scouts office: weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm.
466 Round Hill Road, Greenwich CT, 203.869.4910
Children, ages 2 – 4. Fifty years of giving children a love of going to school. Computer training and special teachers for music and art. Clifford & Gwen are proud graduates of this school.
257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich CT, 203.542.0032
969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich CT, 203.869.8464
Children, ages 1 – 5 years. One of the oldest American Montessori schools. Summer camp program for ages 3 – 5.
PRIVATE & PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Brunswick is a boys’ school with three Greenwich locations on 161 acres.
Pettengill Campus, 116 Maple Avenue, pre-K (age 4) and Kindergarten
Edwards Campus, 1252 King Street, Lower and Middle School
Maher Campus, 100 Maher Avenue, Upper School
Randolph VT Campus, 650 acres for Experiential Education Programs.
Brunswick’s sister school is Greenwich Academy, which is located two blocks from Brunswick’s Upper School campus. The two schools share classes.
1177 King Street, Greenwich CT, 203.531.6500
Girls, pre-K (age 4) through 12th grade, located on a 118-acre campus. It is privately operated within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport. It strives to be a 21st century school with emphasis on digital learning.
257 Stanwich Road, Greenwich CT, 203.542.0032
Stanwich was a co-educational independent day school, founded in 1998 on a 41-acre campus. It was purchased in 2018 by Greenwich Country Day School for their upper school.
969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich CT, 203.869.8464
Co-ed, grades pre-K – 8. Founded in 1958, it is one of the oldest Montessori schools in the country.
141 Lower Cross Road, Greenwich CT, 203.869.7466
Back Country Greenwich is near a number of attractive villages, all within a few minutes drive and you don’t have to pay their high taxes.
- Bedford NY
- Armonk NY
- Pound Ridge NY
- Purchase, NY
- Downtown Greenwich, 12-17 minutes (depending upon location)
The following are some of your many choices.
1332 King Street, Greenwich CT, 203.532.9611
For more than 50 years, our dear friends Kathy and John Augustin have been providing Greenwich residents with fresh corn, tomatoes, apples, pumpkins, honey, eggs and cider. The Town of Greenwich proclaimed August 15th as Farmer John Day. Great fun to stop here, load up on fresh vegetables, flowers and plants. This is the perfect place to buy your Christmas tree, holiday wreath and winter firewood.
Hours: Open every day, 9am – 5pm during the growing season; during the winter, ring the greenhouse bell, Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm.
56 Locust Road, Greenwich CT, 203.862.0400
Versailles Farms is the homestead of Ingrid and Steve McMenamin, former owners of Versailles Bistro. They plant about 50 crops on their 6-acres and sell what is in season at the time.
Hours: Weekends 9am – 7pm, during the growing season.
17 Maple Avenue, Armonk NY, 914.499.1100
A 7-store chain with a diverse selection of food for serious home chefs, as well as a large deli and cheese section. They have a huge selection of beer.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:30am – 8:30, Sunday 8am – 7:30pm.
Corner of Old Mill and Round Hill Road, Greenwich CT, 203.629.1083
This small country store, which opened in 1801, still provides milk, eggs and staples for the surrounding area. Try one of their delicious turkey sandwiches. Most of their customers are people who work or live in the backcountry. Many residents use their gas station.
Hours: Monday – Friday 6am – 6pm, Saturday 7am – 5pm, Sunday 8am – 4pm.
475 Main Street, Armonk NY, 914.273.5222
An old-fashioned butcher shop. It is worth the trip when you want something special. Where else can you get rabbit, game birds, Peking or Muscovy duck or just that special cut of meat you need? They also have a number of unique food products, such as white or black truffle oil and a large number of fresh pates.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 5:30pm.
The following are some of your many choices.
954 Old Post Road, Bedford NY, 914.234.7800
This Inn, delightfully hidden in a beautiful country setting, is divided into two restaurants, the Barn and the Farmhouse. The first door you will see is the Barn. The Barn serves salads & sandwiches for lunch. It’s a pleasant place to go if you are staying at the Inn or live nearby, but it’s not worth a trip. To find the Farmhouse, follow the pretty stone path. The Farmhouse is simple (no tablecloths) and casual, but exudes a kind of modern day elegance. Waiters wear ties with their jeans, diners are tieless and relaxed. The service is attentive and gracious. Ask for a table near the window in the spring or summer, and in the winter request a table near the fireplace in the library. The menu is limited to only 14 choices, including desserts. The delicate portions are creative and delicious. The menu changes with the season, only the grass-fed beef seems to be a constant. The post has 8 guest rooms ranging from $400 to $550 a night.
Hours for Farmhouse: Dinner, Wednesday – Sunday 5:30pm – 9pm or 10pm.
Farmhouse prices: Dinner, entrees $32 – $42; wine by the glass $13 – $23.
Size: Barn seats 48; Farmhouse seats 80 in front room & 40 in the library, the outside terrace seats 30.
635 Old Post Road, (next to Bedford Playhouse), Bedford Village NY, 914.234.5656
This charming little restaurant with its funky decor, including purposely mismatched glasses and repurposed wood walls, is a popular Bedford spot. The pleasant waiters are kid friendly and fun. We like stopping here for a glass of wine and the sheep’s milk flatbread with black truffle (aka thin crust pizza) and a slice of coconut cake (which you need to reserve early in your meal).
Hours: Dinner, Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10:30pm, Sunday 5pm – 9pm: Lunch, 12am – 4pm (Friday/Saturday/Sunday). Their hours keep changing, reserve before you go.
Prices: Lunch, $16 – $19; Dinner, entrees $18 – $29, flatbreads $15 – $21; wine by the glass $11 – $19.
Size: seats 46 inside & 20 outside.
30 Old Route 22, Armonk NY, 914.765.0688
For those in Northwest Greenwich, Armonk is only 15 minutes away. Not everyone is a “foodie” and this dineresque family owned restaurant has a faithful following. A wide selection of Greek, American, and Italian standard fare is served in large portions, by a friendly staff in a bright and airy dining room.
Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 8am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 8am – 8pm.
Size: seats 80 (62 in the main room).
Prices: Dinner: sandwiches, salads, wraps & burgers $9 – $15, entrees $18 – $32; Children’s menu $8 – $15; Wine by the glass $8 – $10.
85 Old Mt. Kisco Rd, Armonk NY, 914.273-6767
You know you are in for a treat when you see the Pagoda entrance. For over 16 years this friendly, attractive spot has been pleasing families from all around the area. The menu, with over a 100 dishes to choose, has all of the Chinese favorites you may have grown up with. We like the crispy shredded orange flavor beef and Moo Shu chicken. Our favorite table is the one next to the giant bowl of cute goldfish. The entrance is a little hard to find, so set your GPS to 16 Cross Road.
Hours: Open every day except Thanksgiving: Lunch, Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 3pm, Sunday 12:30am – 3pm; Dinner, Monday – Thursday & Sunday 3pm – 10pm Friday & Saturday 3pm – 11pm.
Prices: Lunch $11 – $34, Dinner $18 – $38.
Size: seats 80.
1069 North Street, Greenwich (near Banksville), 203.861.4020
When Joan was recuperating from an injury, her daughter gave her a gift of Tuesday night dinners delivered from Happiness Is. On Saturday she received an email with three menus choices. She loved it. We were equally impressed with the Ladies Luncheon we ordered.
Catering Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Back Country Market and Cafe Hours: Monday – Saturday 7am – 7pm, Sunday 7am – 3pm.
61 old Rte. 22, Armonk NY, 914.273.5931
Chef Jay is the son of Bharat & Mina Patel, owners of Tandoori Taste of India in Port Chester. The space is bright and airy, the servers are friendly and attentive and there are many menu choices. Our favorites are the classic samosa appetizer and the tandoori salmon.
Hours: Lunch every day 12pm – 2:30pm, Dinner every day 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Prices: Lunch Buffet $15, Lunch Box $9 – $18; Dinner, entrees $15 – $24, BBQ (tandoori) $16 – $32; wine by the glass $10.
Size: Seats 44 in main room + small room for 6 (great for families)
158 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 914.764.1400
The Inn is owned by famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a Waccabuc resident. He has 22 USA restaurants in addition to this one. We like the modern rustic setting with its light walls and many windows. The informally-dressed servers are competent and gracious. We find the farm-to-table, seasonal menu to be outstanding. The tuna tartare, gazpacho, hake, salmon and sea bass rate high marks. When you call for a reservation, ask for a booth on the lower (garden) level. It is easier to have a conversation there.
Hours: Sunday Brunch, 11:30am – 3pm; Lunch, Monday – Thursday 11:30am -3:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 3pm; Dinner, Monday – Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm – 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm. Be sure to reserve well in advance for Friday & Saturday.
Prices: Brunch (sandwiches, pasta, pizza, entrees) $18 – $32; Lunch $18 – $31; Dinner, Pizzas $15 – $22, entrees $32 – $45; wine by the glass $11 – $37.
Size: seats 110 upstairs and 120 downstairs.
430 Bedford Rd, Armonk NY, 914.730.0001
A large, swish, noisy, crowd-pleasing place for over 7 years. Wear your designer jeans and have a good time. The only sign of animals in this barn are the pretty horse murals on the walls. Whether you choose duck, scallops, or a pizza, you can count on the food being fresh and well-prepared. For starters be sure you have the popcorn shrimp.
Hours: Sunday & Saturday Brunch, 11am – 2:30pm; Lunch, Monday – Friday 12pm – 2:30pm; Dinner, Monday – Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10:30pm, Sunday 5pm – 9pm.
Prices: Lunch Sandwiches $12 – $15, entrees $16 – $29; Dinner, pizza $17 – $19, entrees $17 – $37; Brunch $12-$20; wine by the glass $10 – $22.
Size: seats 200.
740 N. Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 914.242.1668
How far will you drive for a Pho? We love this small, straightforwardly decorated little spot in a shopping strip. It’s a family affair with smiling service and great food. We like the vegetarian crispy egg rolls, the chicken Pho, the chicken bun and for dessert, the warm cassava bites. Don’t forget the fresh coconut water.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 9 or 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm; lunch ends at 3pm.
Size: seats 12. They take reservations.
Prices: Lunch $10; Dinner, large pho $13 – $15, bun $12 – $15, sandwiches $8 – $9.
Size: seats 12. They take reservations.
100 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY, 914.617.8380
If you are wishing for a casual, unique restaurant, make this circa 1775 farmhouse your destination. It is surrounded by verdant gardens where during the season, vegetables are picked daily. True to its title, there are many seafood choices. This is a winning combo. The place is buzzing. The bar is very active, a good place to have a drink and throw your peanut shells on the floor. Plan to have a relaxed evening, the kitchen is often slow. If you want to have a quiet meal, arrive by 5:30.
Hours: Brunch, Sunday 12pm – 3pm; Lunch, Monday – Saturday 12pm – 3pm; Dinner, Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm, Sunday 5pm – 9pm.
Prices: Lunch & Dinner $18 – $34; wine by the glass $9 – $15
Size: 25 close together tables, seating 60.
632 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase NY, 914.481.5811
The portions are large, the wait staff is nice, and there is plenty of parking.
This casual, pub-style Italian spot is a gathering place for locals. If you find yourself here, order a pizzette with a whole wheat crust or our favorite “Squid Ink Pasta”. On Saturday nights they often have jazz, which draws a crowd.
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11am – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm.
Prices: pizzettes $13 – $17; entrees $17 – $30; kids menu $8 – $11; wine by the glass $10 – $16.
Size: seats 60 in the main dining room and 25 in the bar area.
578 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase NY, 914.997.4113
A lively, Manhattan style restaurant with a red and black scheme featuring comfortable wing chairs in the middle. The high-energy servers are attentive and upbeat. Have a pasta and you will be happy. Our favorite is the Ravioli Zucca.
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30am – 3:30pm, Thursday & Friday 11:30am – 3:30pm; Dinner, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30pm – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday 3:30pm – 11pm, Sunday 4pm – 9pm.
Prices: Lunch, pasta $18 – $21, sandwiches $14 – $17, entrees $21 – 35; Dinner, pasta $18 – $24, entrees $21 – $35.
Size: seats 80 in a bi-level restaurant.
391 Old Post Road, Bedford NY, 914.234.8900
When we discovered Nancy Allen Roper, the former chef at Boxcar, had opened her own restaurant, we were keen to try it. Truck is located in a stand-alone house with easy parking (valet parking is available). Inside is a large room decorated in a snappy, informal style with blue chairs and barn wood siding. This chef has always believed in farm-fresh ingredients and her menu lists her local farms. The service is informal and friendly, there are many good choices. We like the margaritas, tortilla soup, and the enchiladas. It’s always wise to make a reservation.
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 3:30pm; Dinner, Tuesday – Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Friday 5:30pm – 10:30pm, Saturday 5pm – 10:30pm, Sunday 4:30pm – 9pm.
Prices: Lunch, combos $12 – $19; Dinner, plates $14 – $19; wine on tap $9 a glass.
Size: seats 67.
55 Old Rte 22, Armonk NY, 914.273.0089
Chef Roberto Paciullo has restaurants on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx & in the Flatiron district of New York. Highly welcomed to Armonk in 2014, you will enjoy this spot. The decoration is polished industrial. The high energy young servers make you feel comfortable. It can be noisy inside, so in nice weather dine outside. Our top choices are the La Riccardo pizza and the Radiatori Cartoccio pasta. Nutella pizza for dessert!
Prices: Lunch, pizza & salads $14 – $21; Dinner, pizza $12 – $18, entrees $21 – $40; wine by the glass $10 – $14.
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday -Saturday 12pm – 3pm, Dinner Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm, Sunday 1pm – 9pm.
Size: seats 120 inside, 70 outside.