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Dining Out with Karen Talbot: X20 Xaviars on the Hudson PDF Print Email

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By Karen Talbot


X20 Xaviars on the Hudson
71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers
914-965-1111

Dec. 13, 2017:  This handsome glass-enclosed restaurant, right on its own pier on the Hudson River in Yonkers, with sweeping views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee bridges, specializes in “globally influenced American fare.”  Peter Kelly, restaurateur and renowned chef, makes sure that you have a first-rate dining experience. The food, service, and presentation are near perfection on all counts, and valet parking is a bargain compared to New York City.

Appetizers:  Our culinary evening started with the following appetizers:  Thai grilled shrimp with cold sesame noodles, scallions, cucumber, and toasted peanuts; seafood crepe, rich and creamy with lobster, shrimp, scallops, and crab in a mascarpone sauce, and an appetizer special--very sweet bay scallops served in two seashells in a delicious spinach sauce. Everything was extremely tasty and flavorful. 

Another noteworthy item from this category is the Fall Harvest Salad consisting of pears, apples, and butternut squash. I would also like to highlight the breads--wonderful French mini baguettes and blue cheese biscuits, literally "to die for!"

 

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Main Course Entrees were also special:  Braised short ribs of beef, rich in flavor with sunchokes puree and crispy cauliflower in a chili and onion crust with port glaze; veal sweetbreads with roasted figs, served with Parisian potatoes and hen-of-the-woods mushroom in a Madeira crème fraîche sauce with leaf spinach. 

Two specials of the night were berry crusted venison, cooked to order and moist, and tasty swordfish, served with basmati rice and bok choy. One other noteworthy entrée was pan-roasted Montauk skate with Robuchon potatoes, snow peas, guanciale, and balsamic brown butter. Two sides I recommend having are the crispy buttered spaetzle with scallions and creamed spinach with nutmeg.

Don’t skip desserts--they are so good! Warm Valrhona chocolate cake with Grand Marnier ice cream and orange confit; cranberry and apple cobbler; passion fruit sabayon tart with butter cookie crust and sour cream sorbet with soft “torched” meringue; banana walnut bread pudding served with bananas foster and vanilla bean ice cream; and a very generous piece of organic carrot layer cake with mascarpone frosting, crème anglaise, and candied pecans. The pound that I gained was worth every delicious bite of these creative over-the-top desserts.

Peter Kelly also makes and sells Slovenia vodka, which has won many of the world's most prestigious awards for its quality. It is the only vodka in the world that uses buckwheat in the distillate; the water source is the Julian Alps, which has Europe’s most pristine water. It is available for purchase at the restaurant and at many restaurants in New York City and the tristate area.

The service is prompt and our captain, Elias Luna, was very attentive. Peter’s brother, Ned, creates all of the beautiful floral arrangements on the tables.

X2O is not inexpensive, but it is very reasonable compared to many high-end New York City restaurants. Chef Kelly also owns and operates Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar in Congers and Events by Xaviars, which caters events from 100 to 1,000 guests in the tristate area.

Pictured here:  Views inside X20 Xaviars on the Hudson.

Photos courtesy Peter Kelly



 


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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
hg@bxvfood.com

Corner Stone Caterers of Rye

544 Milton Road
Rye, New York
www.cornerstonecaterers.com
914-967-0035


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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
eastchesterfish@gmail.com

Glorious Food of New York

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

212-628-2320


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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

Libby Coverly Cooke Catering And Event Planning

49 Brownhouse Road
Stamford, CT 06902
www.libbycookecatering.com
203-406-9664


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Two Carrot Catering

Two Carrot Catering is a full-service caterer providing creative cuisine combined with personalized service.  From an elaborate wedding to an intimate dinner party or casual buffet luncheon, we can attend to every detail of your affair.  For many years, Two Carrot Catering has formed trusting relationships with their clients, both corporate and private.

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914.238.1431
 

Restaurant Guide

American

An American Bistro

Menu:s  http://www.anamericanbistro.com/menus

296 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, New York
914-793-0807
www.anamericanbistro.com


Blue Hill at Stone Barns

American

Menu: http://www.bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hill-stone-barns/menu

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


Eastchester Fish Gourmet

American

Menu: http://eastchesterfish.com/menus.htm
837 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
914-725-3450
http://eastchesterfish.com/


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

Menu: http://www.meltingpot.com/download.aspx?q=161&r=77
30 Mamaroneck Avenue (Next to CVS)
White Plains, NY 10601
http://www.meltingpot.com/location.aspx?q=146


Underhill’s Crossing

American

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



Asian

Asiana Café

Pan Asian
140 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut
203-622-6833


Haiku

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


Wild Ginger

Pan Asian
10 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-2198

French

La Pantiere

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


Pascal’s

French
141 Chatsworth Avenue
Larchmont, New York
914-834-6685


 

Italian

 

Ciao

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


Il Bacio Trattoria  

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

1 Park Pl, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-4100 


Lusardi

Italian Menu : www.lusardis.com
1885 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, New York
914-834-5555
www.lusardis.com


Pinocchios

Italian
309 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York
914-337-0044


Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

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


Scalini Osteria

Menu: http://www.scaliniosteria.com/menu/
65 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York
914-337-4935
www.scaliniosteria.com


Terra Ristorante Italiano

156 Greenwich Avenue
203-628-5222
http://www.zhospitalitygroup.com/terra/



Mediterranean

Harvest on Hudson

Menu: http://www.harvest2000.com/contacts.html
1 River Street
Hastings, New York 10706
914-478-2800
www.harvest2000.com



Mexican

Blue Moon Mexican Cafe

7 Pondfield Road, Bronxville

914-337-4000

www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com

@BlueMoonMexCafe

#AtTheMoon 


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 


Rancho Grande

Highridge Plaza, 1789 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers

914-337-3056

www.ranchograndemex.com 


Vega

189 Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale

914-723-0010

www.vegamexican.com 

Pizza

Angelina's

97 Lake Avenue, Tuckahoe 

914-779-7944

www.angelinasoftuckahoe.com


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


Polpettina

102 Fisher Avenue, Eastchester 

914-961-0061

www.polpettina.com 


Roma Restaurant

29 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe 

914-961-3175

www.romarestaurant1931.com

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