The villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are descendants of colonial-era Dutch farming communities. Generations of later immigrants have bequeathed us a rich mix of cuisines: Italian, Greek, Mexican, Indian, French, Portuguese, Irish, Brazilian, Japanese, Dominican, Chinese, Ecuadorian, Thai, Moroccan, Chilean, the occasional American chain restaurant, and farmers markets featuring local produce. If you leave hungry it’s your own fault.
Today our agricultural tradition continues at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture where 80 rolling acres of gardens, pastures and woods bring together the traditions of community-based farming with 21st century sustainable farming techniques. A restaurant, a café, and a farm market on site bring locally raised food to your table.
Don’t miss Tarrytown’s and Sleepy Hollow’s farmers market at Patriots Park where you’ll find fresh Hudson Valley produce, meat, bread, and wine. There is occasionally live music or demonstrations of traditional crafts. Saturdays, May through November, 8:30 am to 1 pm rain or shine. Route 9 next to the Warner Library.
Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies, 127 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-502-0339. Located on the west side of the railroad tracks near Tarrytown’s train station. Don’t let the coffee signs throw you, there’s superb home made gelato and sorbet behind the counter. Mon-Thu 7 am-9 pm, Fri 7 am-11 pm, Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 9 am-9 pm.
Los Andes Bakery, 180 Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-3256. Traditional Chilean pastries, confections, and bread. Also baked empanadas made from meat, cheese, and shellfish.
Main Street Sweets, 35 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-332-5757. A favorite local dessert shop serves homemade ice cream, pies, cakes, cookies, and a variety of coffees. Sun-Thu 11:30 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-11 pm.
Pastry Chef, 57 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-6556. Bakery, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, Italian ices.
Yogurt Tree, 15 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Non-fat yogurt, Belgium waffles, bubble tea.
Yogurt Le Crêpe, 61 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-372-7037. 10am-10pm, Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm. Sweet and savory crêpes plus a delicious frozen yogurt selection.
Coffee & Tea
Coffee Labs Roasters, 7 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-332-1479. Canine-themed (and dog friendly) coffee house roasts its own beans. The Seattle Siren has nothing on our local brew, stop in for the freshest beans around.
Dunkin’ Donuts, 137 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-0313. In the Walgreens shopping plaza, 7 days 6am-10pm. America Runs on Dunkin’ and you can’t beat the hours.
Lighthouse Ice Cream Kompanies, 127 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-502-0339. Located on the west side of the railroad tracks near Tarrytown’s train station. Don’t let the name throw you—they serve coffee and espresso drinks alongside the gelato and sorbet. Mon-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-9pm.
Mint Premium Foods, 19 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-703-6511. Coffee, cappuccino, espresso, tea, home made hot chocolate. Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm.
Pastry Chef, 57 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-6556. Coffee, cappuccino, espresso. Sun, 7 am-4 pm; Mon, 8 am-6 pm; Tues-Sat, 7 am-6 pm.
Silver Tips Tea Room, 3 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332- 8515. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-6 pm, Sun 11:30 am-4:30 pm. Our local tea room is serious business. It’s the retail arm of a tea-importing company, with family ties to the Makaibari tea estate in Darjeeling. Light food (sandwiches, soups, wraps, and salads) complement over 150 varieties of tea.
Amazonas Restaurant, 60 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-7790. Specializing in Ecuadorian cuisine, open early and late. Mon-Thu 6 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 6 am-midnight, Sun 6 am-11:30 pm.
Eldorado West Diner, 460 South Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332-5838. Standard diner fare. Located at the exit from the Tappan Zee bridge, across from the Doubletree Hotel. About half a mile from Lyndhurst and a mile from Sunnyside. Can accommodate large groups and tour buses.
Fleetwood Pizzeria, 70 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-3267. Old school pizzeria serves individual slices with a variety of toppings, whole pies, Sicilian slices, pizza rolls, and calzones. Mon-Sat 11 am-10 pm, closed Sunday.
Horseman Restaurant, 276 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-2984. An easy walk from Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. There’s more parking behind the diner: turn up Hudson Terrace, directly across from Beekman Avenue. Don’t overlook the pizza.
J & G Deli, 23 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-5321. Family-run Italian deli serving sandwiches, panini, wraps, salads, hot entrees, and espresso drinks. Mon-Fri 5 am-6 pm, Sat 7 am-4 pm, closed Sunday.
Lefteris Gyro, 1 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-524-9687. Sandwiches and soups, Greek specialties. Small indoor seating area is supplemented by sidewalk seating in good weather. There’s good reason for the lines out the door . . . the food! Open 7 days, 11 am-10 pm.
Mint Premium Foods, 19 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-703-6511. Don’t miss this gourmet food shop. The cuisine defies categorization—it’s mouthwateringly global. Eat-in or take-out. Mon-Fri, 9 am-7 pm; Sat-Sun, 10 am-6 pm.
Santorini Greek Restaurant, 175 Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-4300. Sun-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. Greek specialties to warm your heart and stick to your ribs. Parking is tight on Valley Street, thank goodness for Santorini’s valet parking (they deliver, too).
Taste of China, 17 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-332-1625. Eat-in (limited seating) or take-out. Lunch specials start around $6, dinners start around $10. Sun-Thu 11 am-11 pm, Fri- Sat 11 am-12 am (midnight). Popular restaurant offers a variety of regional styles, including vegetarian fare.
Village Dog, 18 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-909-9000. House made artisanal hot dogs and sausages. Locally sourced meat, minimally processed; local brews. House favorites $6 to $9, or build your own. Sun-Mon 11:30 am-8 pm, Tues-Sat 11:30 am-10 pm.
Young’s Kitchen, 350 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-332-1991. Chinese and sushi, take-out and small seating area. Mon-Thurs 10:30 am-10:30 pm, Fri-Sat 10:30 am-11 pm, Sun 12 noon – 10:30 pm.
Bridge View Tavern, 226 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-332-0078. Comfort and pub food, often with a creative twist. Lunch Tuesday-Sunday 11:30 am-4 pm. Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday 5 pm-10 pm. Late night food menu Thursday-Saturday 10 pm-12 am. 15 beers on tap with an emphasis on craft and regional brews, including the local Captain Lawrence. Order up a beer flight to sample the best on tap.
Caravela, 53 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-1863. Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.
Chiboust bistro + bakery, 14 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-703-6550. Intimate, candle-lit dining room, located across the street from the Tarrytown Music Hall. Don’t miss the pastry counter, creation of the award-winning pastry chef/owner. Yep, that’s Chiboust featured in the October 2011 issue of Woman’s Day magazine.
Demeter’s Tavern & Sportsbar, 51 Old White Plains Road, Tarrytown, 914-631-9679. Off the beaten path, very near the trio of Marriott hotels on White Plains Road. Pub food and sports channels, with 14 big-screen TVs.
Finalmente Trattoria, 31 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-909-4787. Fresh, organic ingredients. Wine bar and selection of Italian craft beer. Outdoor patio open during warmer weather. Tues-Fri lunch and dinner, Sat-Sun dinner.
Horsefeathers, 94 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-6606. Keep an eye out for Groucho, Harpo, and Chico. This local gathering spot has an extensive list of bottled beer, a range of wine, and sidewalk seating in season. Cozy bar area with pub tables, ample selection of finger food. Sandwiches from $8, entrees from $22. Lunch and dinner seven days. Mon-Wed 11:30 am-10 pm, Thu-Sat 11:30 am-11 pm, Sun 11:30 am-9 pm; weekend brunch 11:30 am-4 pm.
Isabella Italian Bistro, 61 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-332-1992. Pasta dishes start around $18, entrees around $22. Don’t overlook the pizzas.
J. P. Doyle’s Restaurant & Public House, 48 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-3015. Come for the comfort food at this Irish pub in Sleepy Hollow’s business district, stay for the sporting events on 12 high-definition TVs. There’s an outdoor beer garden in warmer weather. It’s an easy walk from major attractions like Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Lunch Friday-Sunday, 11:30 am-3 pm. Dinner daily, 5 pm-11 pm.
Moon River Grill, 222 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-909-5380. American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Casual atmosphere. Outdoor dining in season.
Que Chula Es Puebla Restaurant, 180 Valley Street, Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-0072. Mexican food near Sleepy Hollow’s business district. Outdoor dining in season.
Santa Fe, 5 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-332-4452. Busy and popular Mexican restaurant has tasty salsa—if you like yours fiery, just ask. (Certain of us at VisitSleepyHollow.com have been known to consume Santa Fe’s salsa by the gallon.) Also offers a range of bottled Mexican beers and a variety of tequilas. Lunch $7- $15, dinner $15-$23. Sun 1 pm-9:30 pm, Mon-Thu 11:30 am-1 pm, Fri 11:30 am-11 pm, Sat 12 pm-11 pm.
Sol Mar Restaurant, 12 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-333-0151. Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine with a flair for seafood. Live jazz Sundays 6pm-9pm and every 2nd Thursday of the month. **Closed Febuary 2013.** Striped Bass, 236 Green Street at the Tarrytown Boat Club (near the rail station on the west side of the tracks), 914-366-4455. Fresh seafood with, as you might guess from its name, an emphasis on the favorite local game fish. Waterfront restaurant and bar at the Tarrytown Boat Club. Sunset views, music Friday and Saturday nights 9:30PM-1:00AM. The waterside Cabana Bar & Grill (cash-only) opens for the season in April 2011. Lunch daily, 12PM-4PM, $9-$18. Dinner Mon-Sat, 4PM-10PM, Su 3PM-9PM, $18-$30. **Closed October 2012.**
Sunset Cove, 238 Green Street at the Washington Irving Boat Club, Tarrytown, 914-366-7889. Waterfront restaurant and bar at the Washington Irving Boat Club has unrivaled views of the Tappan Zee bridge. Indoor restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Seasonal outdoor bar is very popular. Lunch Mon-Sat, 11:30 am-3 pm, $8-$13. Dinner daily, 5 pm-11 pm, $15-$32. Brunch Sun 11:30 am-3 pm.
Swagat, 19 North Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-332-5544. Halal Indian eatery offers vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and goat. Mon-Thurs, Sun, 11:30am-10pm; Fri, Sat, noon-11pm.
Tarry Tavern, 27 Main Street, Tarrytown, 914-631-7227. Features organic, local seasonal ingredients. Outdoor dining in season.
TGI Friday’s, 240 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, 914-332-0960. Chain restaurant located in an office park in the south side of the village is conveniently located near the hotels on White Plains Road (Route 119). Open late. Can accommodate large groups and tour buses.
Tyrynda Thai Restaurant, 128 Cortlandt Street, Sleepy Hollow, 914-524-5003. Traditional Thai cooking with multicultural influences. Tue-Thu noon-9:30 pm, Fri-Sat noon-10:30 pm. Sun noon-9:30 pm.
Wasabi, 279 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, 914-332-7788. For those who prefer their fish raw. Sushi, sashimi, rolls, and Japanese entrees. A short walk from Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, 914-366-9600. The suburban incarnation of Dan Barber’s Greenwich Village (Manhattan) restaurant, Blue Hill is an upscale restaurant located inside the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Dinner Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm–11:00 pm. Lunch Sunday, 11:30 am– 2:00 pm. Appropriate attire required (jackets and ties for men). A less expensive, casual alternative is the adjacent Blue Hill Café.
Equus, 400 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown, 914-631-3646. The hilltop castle offers stunning views of the Hudson Valley and the food is outstanding. Appropriate attire required. Breakfast 8:00 am-10:00 am, lunch noon-2:00 pm, dinner 6:00 pm-9:30 pm.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 670 White Plains Road Tarrytown, 914-631-3311. Carnivores can sink their teeth into juicy steaks and seafood at the local branch of Ruth’s Chris, located in the Westchester Marriott hotel. Mon-Fri 5 pm-10 pm, Sat 5 pm-11 pm, Sun 4 pm-9 pm.