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Dining Out with Karen Talbot: The 808 Bistro in Scarsdale

By Karen Talbot 

Jan. 27, 2016:  The 808 Bistro is a bustling and lively restaurant that turned into a pleasant surprise that I discovered by Google-searching dining spots in Scarsdale. It has been in its location for over five years and is managed by the owner, Sal Cuccullo, Jr., a talented and experienced chef who started his career as an intern at Café de Artistes. 

The décor is pleasant with stone stucco walls, a tin ceiling with fans, a wood floor and directional lighting. 

The menu features Italian-American offerings with some Asian and French choices. For appetizers, I had a traditional eggplant rollatine, which was very light and flavorful. Crispy shrimp wontons with soy-garlic aioli was also a good choice. 

For main courses:  One of the specials that night was braised short ribs of beef, served with polenta in a rich flavorful sauce, and sole francese, a lighter entrée with almonds, lemon, and sautéed fresh vegetables. Both were delicious. I always like to try pasta at an Italian restaurant, and in this case, angel hair with chicken and shrimp in a tomato cream sauce was found lacking in the amount of shrimp and the over-abundance of angel hair.

Service was efficient and friendly, and The 808 Bistro serves generous wine by the glass. Its signature dessert is individual apple strudels, served with vanilla ice cream, which has to be ordered at the start of meal.  I am sorry that I did not order this, but on seeing it delivered to other tables, I wish I had!

Prices are typical for this kind of restaurant, and Sal offers specials for the "frugal foodie." Seven days a week between 4:00 and 5:30 pm he offers ½-price appetizers, pastas, and drinks at the bar and early bird dinners served between 4:00 and 5:30 are 15% off. Half-price appetizers are served at the bar after 8:30 pm on Sundays through Wednesdays; selected wine is half price on Sundays; bring your own wine (no corking fee) on Mondays; and a three-course prix fixe menu for $29.95 is served on Sundays through Thursdays and on Fridays until 7:00 pm.

Next time I will go back and enjoy some of these "frugal foodie" specials. The abundant menu also has soups and salads, fish, poultry, and meat entrees and numerous appealing sides.

The 808 Bistro
808 Scarsdale Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-722-0808
Monday to Saturday:  Noon to 11:00 pm
Sunday:  Noon to 10:00 pm  

Pictured here:  An inside shot of The 808 Bistro in Scarsdale.

Photo by Karen Talbot

Restaurant & Food Guide

Bakeries and Cafe's

Nutmeg

Nutmeg, readily convenient on Main Street in Tuckahoe, serves delicious scones, muffins, tea and short breads, pies, cakes, cookies and a host of savory items. Come into their cheery store, grab a goodie and enjoy a cup of really good coffee or tea. Nutmeg also provides their food items to local caterers and restaurants

64 Main Street. Tuckahoe 

914-779-1328

www.thenutmegcafe.com

Caterers

Bxv Food Fine Catering

Bxv Food Fine Catering caters for sit-down dinners, luncheons, cocktail parties or buffets.  bxvFood can provide unique food, excellent service and inviting ambiance, attending to all of the details, leaving you free to enjoy your guests. bxvFood serves Southern Westchester, Southwestern Conn. and New York city with 80% of his catering done right here in Bronxville's square mile.  Two to three weeks advance notice is preferred for booking a date.  Their specialty and most rewarding meal is a seven-course, seasonal sit-down dinner served in your home for 6-12 guests.

98 Millard Avenue, Bronxville  
914-714-9543
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Eastchester Fish Gourmet Catering To Go

Eastchester Fish Gourmet caters expertly prepared food to take out for cocktail parties, dinner parties or special events.  From a quiet dinner for two to a large gathering, Eastchester Fish Gourmet can create a special menu for your event.  All of the seafood purchased here is fresh, never frozen. 
 
837 White Plains Road, Scarsdale  
914-725--3450 x2
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Glorious Food of New York

504 East 74th Street
New York, New York
www.gloriousfood.com

212-628-2320


Le Moulin Event Planning & Catering, Ltd.

Le Moulin caters the "Simplest To The Most Elegant Affair," and brings comprehensive event planning experience and attention to every detail which includes Events, Weddings, Corporate Events, Special Affairs and Event Venues. The food is always of high quality, colorful and artistically presented. Corporate clients include leaders in a variety of industries, political associations, the arts and a host of other business and private patrons

1 Pierpointe Street, Yonkers  
914-469-6762
 
Wine & Cheese

Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese

Owned by Bronxville's own Ruth Walter and Kevin McNeill, Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese carries traditional varieties of cheese such as manchego, camembert and Irish Cheddar as well as other varieties from a half dozen countries. They also sell specialty breads, baguettes, scones, croissants, olive rye batard and other varieties provided by French baker, Balthazar. Gift baskets and party platters are available to order.  It is also a go to destination for lunch for the school children offering the mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches on white or multi-grain bread and yummy lemonade. 

107 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-361-1770

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www.dobbsandbishop.com 

Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches

Ladle of Love

Ladle of Love dishes out delicious soups, sandwiches, salads, wraps, hand crafted meals and rotating daily specials.  They also have a Meal Plan Program that is personalized for individuals or families, offering daily or weekly meals which can be customized to dietary preferences and needs.

18 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville

914.346-8883  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.ladleoflove.com

American Restaurants

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York
914-366-9600
www.bluehillfarm.com


Copper Kettle Cafe

Copper Kettle Cafe serves up American farm-to-table comfort foods and artfully crafted cocktails in a rustic and homey, yet sophisticated, venue.  They also have outdoor dining.

201 E. Hartsdale Avenue
Hartsdale, New York 
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914-723-1065

copperkettlecafe.com


Dolphin

Dolphin Restaurant, Bar and Lounge has maximum waterfront dining on the Hudson River.  They have a delicious summer menu and speciality drinks.  Their more casual sister restaurant, Hudson Cafe, is also next door.

1 van Der Donck Street
Yonkers, New York 
914-751-8170
www.dolphinrbl.com


Eastchester Fish Gourmet

Eastchester Fish Gourmet is a restaurant and fish market located in Scarsdale, New York.

837 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
914-725-3450
www.eastchesterfish.com


Jack's Bar & Restaurant

Irish Gastro Pub with wood-fired pizza. It also has a Cocktail Menu.

219 Main Street, Eastchester

914-752-7650

Article about summer dining that includes Jack's

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Park 143 Bistro & Fish

Fresh and creative seafood dishes in a bistro atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor dining.

143 Parkway Road, Bronxville

914-337-5100

website

review


Pete's Park Place Tavern

This comfy veteran tavern has been serving beers, burgers & other pub fare since 1937.

18-20 Park Pl, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-9887


Rebeccas

American
265 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT
203-532-9270


The Melting Pot

American

30 Mamaroneck Avenue (Next to CVS)
White Plains, NY 10601
www.meltingpot.com


Underhill’s Crossing

Underhills Crossing Restaurant is a great place to meet family or friends for a lite bite, an incredible raw bar & shellfish tower assortment, or a full meal offering seasonal farm fresh ingredients. 

74 ½ Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-1200
www.underhillscrossing.com

Asian Restaurants

Haiku

Pan Asian
56 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-5601

www.haikubronxvilleny.com


O Mandarin

Chinese cuisine.  Stylish setting with classic decor.

361 N Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY

914 437-9168

website


Wild Ginger

Pan Asian
10 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

hwww.wildgingerny.net

Delicatessen & Bagels

Lange's of Bronxville

Lange's of Bronxville is a homestyle delicatessen nestled in Bronxville.  For over 3 decades, Lange's has proudly offered an authentic deli and catering experience, serving freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites that keep our customers coming back for more. 

94 Pondfield Road, Bronxville
914.337-3354
 
Park Place Bagels
 
9 Park Place, Bronxville
914-793-7114
 
52 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville
914-268-0448
 
 
French Restaurants

La Pantiere

French
530 Milton Road
Rye, New York
914-967-8140

www.lapanetiere.com

 

Greek Restaurants

Opa Opa Fresh Greek.

New casual and friendly Greek restaurant serving fresh homemade specialties in a light and airy setting.  Order for Take-Out…call 914-600-8129 for delivery on Uber Eats or Door Dash.

GREEK

116 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708 
914-600-8129
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opaopafreshgreek.com

Italian Restaurants

Angelina's

Italian restaurant and brick oven pizza

97 Lake Avenue, Tuckahoe

914-779-7944

website


Ciao

5-7 Albanese Place
Eastchester, NY
914-779-4646

website


808 Bistro

An Italian Bistro in the heart of Scarsdale.

808 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale

914-722-0808

Review

website


Harvest on Hudson

Harvest on Hudson's menu is based on the traditional cuisine of Italy. 

1 River Street • Hastings, NY 10706 

(914) 478-2800

www.harvesthudson.com


Il Bacio Trattoria  

Pizzas, pastas & homemade gelato draw crowds to this no-frills, family-friendly Italian eatery.

Italian

1 Park Place, Bronxville, NY 10708 
914-337-4100 


Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

Italian 

10 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York
914-793-2000

www.rosiesbronxville.com


Sapori of Scarsdale

A handsome new restaurant serving unique and interesting authentic flavors of Italy, with a new lunch, bar and children’s menu that has both indoor and outdoor café dining.

Mediterranean 

2 Chase Road 

Scarsdale, New York 10583 
914-874-5316

www.saporiofscarsdale.com


Scalini Osteria

Scalini's mission is "to serve delicious, regionally-inspired Italian food that highlights both the simplicity and new age complexity of the country."

Italian

65 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York
914-337-4935

www.scaliniosteria.com


Terra Ristorante Italiano

Italian

156 Greenwich Avenue
203-628-5222

website


Tredici Social

Italian

Tredici Social serves contemporary Italian food with a modern flair

104 Kraft Avenue 
Bronxville, New York 
914-793-1313

www.tredicisocial.com


Via Forno

Wood Fired Pizza & Vinoteca

2 Garth Road, Scarsdale

914-556-6464

Viafornopizza.com

Review

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Reserve a Table


 

Mexican Restaurants

Blue Moon Mexican Cafe

7 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

914-337-4000

www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com

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The Burrito Poblano

85 Main Street, Tuckahoe

914-337-7900

www.theburritopoblano.com 


La Chinita Poblana

61 Main Street, Irvington

914-231-9398

www.chinitapoblanany.com 


El Barrio

Authentic and creative Mexican Food.

185 Summerfield Street, Scarsdale

914-723-2600

Review

website


Rancho Grande

Highridge Plaza, 1789 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers

914-337-3056

www.ranchograndemex.com 


The Taco Project

65 Pondfield Road, Bronxville NY

914-356-8226

Website 


Vega

189 Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale

914-723-0010

Website

 

Pizza

Angelina's

Italian restaurant and brick oven pizza

97 Lake Avenue, Tuckahoe

914-779-7944

website


Ciao

5 John R. Albanese Place, Eastchester 

914-779-4646

www.ciaoeastchester.com


Coals

131 Parkway Road, Bronxville 

914-337-1901

www.coalspizza.com


Il Bacio Trattoria

1 Park Place, Bronxville

914-337-4100


Gino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

50 Pondfield Rd W, Bronxville

914-961-7460

website


Polpettina

102 Fisher Avenue, Eastchester 

914-961-0061

www.polpettina.com 


Roma Restaurant

29 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe 

914-961-3175


Via Forno

Wood Fired Pizza & Vinoteca

2 Garth Road, Scarsdale

914-556-6464

Viafornopizza.com

Review

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Reserve a Table


 

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