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 10522, Grill, artisanal beers, Dobbs Ferry, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Live music, Outdoor dining, Sunday Brunch, music, cozy, restaurant, Live music, The word is, charming, cozy, restaurant Cedar Street Grill

914-674-0706 
Cedar Street Grill, serving American comfort food with an accent on Southern cuisine and artisanal beers, is located at 23 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

From Cedar Street Grill: "Cedar Street Grill, seeking to offer the finest selection of American themed fare and artisanal beers. Think cozy and welcoming. Think fabulous fresh comfort food with interesting twists. Think true American food made with simple, honest ingredients and you will think of CEDAR STREET GRILL in Dobbs Ferry. Wintertime dining feels like a cabin in the mountains with its fireplace and rustic atmosphere. Summertime dining feels like a cottage in New England with charming open windows.

Family owned and operated, Chef Matt Kay, and brother/Manager Joe Kay treat everyone like family. Most evenings you can also find their mom, Cathy Kay (Dobbs Ferry Deputy Mayor) greeting guests at the door. Chef Matt’s passion for creating specialty dishes began as he watched his grandmother (a former restaurateur herself) cook Italian delicacies in their Dobbs Ferry home. His daily specials are unique, seasonal and a true expression of his culinary talent.

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Artisanal beers
Live music on Wednesdays
Outdoor dining with tables for two in front of restaurant
Sunday Brunch

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The word is This charming, cozy, restaurant with ceiling fans, vintage prints, and large French style windows that open onto the street, offers a terrific menu of American comfort food made with fresh ingredients and a lot of love. Cedar Street Grill is great; offering good background music, excellent service, and delicious food.


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  Dobbs Diner

914-674-0850 
Dobbs Diner is located at 434 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

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 10522, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Hudson River waterfront, outside bar, Restaurant Review, 
Happy Hour, Outdoor dining on patio, Serving lunch and dinner, Sunday Brunch, Waterfront dining with beautiful views of the Hudson River, The word is, attractive restaurant Half Moon "American Brasserie"

914-693-4130 
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The Half Moon is located at 1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in one of the Westchester County River Towns.

From the Half Moon: "Half Moon is the newest addition to the Fort Pond Bay Company family, serving casual yet sophisticated American cuisine. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY on the Hudson River waterfront, Half Moon has become a Westchester favorite for enjoying steaks, raw bar, and fresh Montauk seafood with a view, sipping a specialty cocktail at our outside bar, or even attending a special private event."

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Full Bar
Happy Hour
Noise level = Average
Outdoor dining on patio overlooking the Hudson
Serving lunch and dinner
Sunday Brunch
Waterfront dining with beautiful views of the Hudson River

The word is On a warm summer day, for lunch or dinner, you cannot beat the views and feel of fresh air on your face at this attractive restaurant with an upscale vibe and breathtaking views of the Hudson River; have a drink on the patio overlooking the Hudson; enjoy a few small plates; food and service need to improve.


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 10522, Asian Fusion, Dobbs Ferry, Westchester NY Lemon Tree "Asian Fusion"

914-591-7088 
Lemon Tree, serving Asian Fusion, is located at 27 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester NY 10522.

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 10522, Dobbs Ferry, NY, donuts, coffee, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, menus, nutritional information, Dunkin' Donuts locations Dunkin' Donuts - Dobbs Ferry

914-674-8552 
Dunkin' Donuts, a coffee shop, located at 1 Southfield Ave, 400 Ashford Plaza, Dobbs Ferry NY 10522, Westchester County, sells donuts, coffee beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.

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The word is The coffee is good, but before eating anything from a Dunkin' Donuts Store, you may want to check the Nutrition Catalog page on their website. Select a product (donut, muffin, etc.) and click to see the ingredients, including preservatives. Many cakes, cookies, and even sandwiches have a high calorie content, high saturated fat content, artificial flavors, and preservatives.


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 10522 lattes Soymilk Silk organic soybeans nutritional benefit cholesterol-free lactose-free calcium enriched coffees nutrition information Starbucks Coffee - Dobbs Ferry

914-674-5940 
Starbucks is located at 45 Stanley Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Southern Westchester County.

From Starbucks: "The Starbucks Roast™ Spectrum Years of focus and expertise have led to the Starbucks Roast Spectrum. Each coffee bean requires a unique balance of temperature and time to reach its individual peak of aroma, acidity, body and flavor. Our coffees are classified by three roast profiles – Starbucks® Blonde Roast, Medium Roast and Dark Roast – so you can easily find the flavor and intensity that’s perfect for you."

The word is "At Starbucks you can customize you beverage by requesting it be made with whole, skim, soy or, in the U.S., even organic milk." Press blue button for nutrition information and more.


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 Chinese food, Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, NY Golden Dragon

914-693-7578 
Golden Dragon Restaurant, serving Chinese food, is located at 17 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, NY.

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  Dobbs Diner

914-674-0850 
Dobbs Diner is located at 434 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

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 10522, Grill, artisanal beers, Dobbs Ferry, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Live music, Outdoor dining, Sunday Brunch, music, cozy, restaurant, Live music, The word is, charming, cozy, restaurant Cedar Street Grill

914-674-0706 
Cedar Street Grill, serving American comfort food with an accent on Southern cuisine and artisanal beers, is located at 23 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

From Cedar Street Grill: "Cedar Street Grill, seeking to offer the finest selection of American themed fare and artisanal beers. Think cozy and welcoming. Think fabulous fresh comfort food with interesting twists. Think true American food made with simple, honest ingredients and you will think of CEDAR STREET GRILL in Dobbs Ferry. Wintertime dining feels like a cabin in the mountains with its fireplace and rustic atmosphere. Summertime dining feels like a cottage in New England with charming open windows.

Family owned and operated, Chef Matt Kay, and brother/Manager Joe Kay treat everyone like family. Most evenings you can also find their mom, Cathy Kay (Dobbs Ferry Deputy Mayor) greeting guests at the door. Chef Matt’s passion for creating specialty dishes began as he watched his grandmother (a former restaurateur herself) cook Italian delicacies in their Dobbs Ferry home. His daily specials are unique, seasonal and a true expression of his culinary talent.

Restaurant Review
Artisanal beers
Live music on Wednesdays
Outdoor dining with tables for two in front of restaurant
Sunday Brunch

Press blue button for music schedule, menus, photos, and more about Cedar Street Grill.

The word is This charming, cozy, restaurant with ceiling fans, vintage prints, and large French style windows that open onto the street, offers a terrific menu of American comfort food made with fresh ingredients and a lot of love. Cedar Street Grill is great; offering good background music, excellent service, and delicious food.


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 10522, Bar & Restaurant, American tavern, Dobbs Ferry, NY, seasonal menus, locally sourced products, Restaurant Review, Farm-To-Table cuisine, Outdoor dining on patio, Saturday and Sunday brunch, The word is, great find in Dobbs Ferry Harper’s Bar & Restaurant

914-693-2306 
Harper’s Bar & Restaurant, a contemporary interpretation of the American tavern, is located at 92 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

From Harper's: "Harper's offers seasonal menus that feature locally sourced products. Here at Harper's, we believe in using fresh and seasonal produce from local farms whenever possible. Supporting our local farmers not only provides us with the highest quality ingredients, it's also good for the environment. Take a peek at a few of the places where our meals truly begin."

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Beer on draught (bottles and cans), Cocktails, and Wine
Farm-To-Table cuisine
Outdoor dining on patio
Saturday and Sunday brunch

The word is "Another great find in Dobbs Ferry", where "we loved the music, the atmosphere, and the food." "Great place to go for fabulous farm to table food."


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 10522, Italian, family cooking, Dobbs Ferry, NY, neighborhood restaurant, Italian comfort food, Restaurant Review, Sunday Brunch, The word is Cookery, The

914-305-2336 
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The Cookery, serving Italian "family cooking", is located at 39 Chestnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, in one of the Hudson River Towns of Westchester County.

From The Cookery: "The Cookery was founded by Chef David DiBari. Comfortably located in Dobbs Ferry, one of Westchester’s quaintest and most beautiful river towns, The Cookery has embraced the positive energy exchanged from its local patrons and uses it to fuel the quest for great food and ceaseless creativity. The neo-nostalgic Italian menu proves evident of Chef DiBari’s style of cooking, which is to progressively approach simplicity."

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Pizza
Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Serving dinner

The word is Wonderfully delicious Italian cuisine served in a warm and charming room, by a knowledgeable and caring wait-staff.


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 10522, Trattoria, Traditional, Italian food, Dobbs Ferry, NY, River Towns of Westchester County, store-front Italian gem, Italian classics Piccola Trattoria

914-674-8427 
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Piccola Trattoria, serving Traditional Italian food, is located at 41 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in one of the River Towns of Westchester County.

From Piccola: "Piccola Trattoria is a family-run restaurant in Dobbs Ferry. We are proud to have been serving authentic Italian cuisine to Westchester residents and visitors for the past thirty years. Piccola Trattoria has always been the place to go in Dobbs Ferry. We see ourselves as a family restaurant. Whether you are a regular to Piccola Trattoria, or it’s your first visit, our staff will always make you feel right at home. At Piccola Trattoria, our seasonal menu of traditional Italian cuisine along with several daily specials, are sure to please. We look forward to welcoming you at our restaurant."

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Serving lunch and dinner

The word is Recently re-opened in 2013, this "tiny store-front Italian gem" (eight tables) is a "warm, cozy spot" where you can always rely on delicious blackbod specials in addition to Italian classics.


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 10522, Asian Fusion, Dobbs Ferry, Westchester NY Lemon Tree "Asian Fusion"

914-591-7088 
Lemon Tree, serving Asian Fusion, is located at 27 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester NY 10522.

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  Sushi Mike's "Japanese & Sushi"

914-591-0054 
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  Sushi Niji

914-693-8838 
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  Tenbo Cuisine

914-674-2138 
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 10522, Restaurant, Mexican food, Dobbs Ferry NY, Hudson River Towns, Southern Westchester County, seasonal ingredients, organic produce, Natural and Organic Ingredients, Sunday Brunch, Great food, healthy food, affordable prices, Restaurant Review Tomatillo "Mexican"

914-478-2300 
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Tomatillo Restaurant, serving Mexican food, is located at 13 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry NY 10522, in one of the River Towns of Southern Westchester County.

From the owners: "Our menu draws mainly from Mexico, but many of our fresh, seasonal ingredients come right from the Hudson Valley, including organic produce from the Stone Barns Center. We make everything fresh, from the rainbow chips to the guacamole. Build your own burrito or go with a favorite. Our goal is to be inventive and healthy, delicious and affordable."

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Saturday and Sunday Brunch

The word is Great food and atmosphere at this affordable Mexican serving "healthy options that tastes good and fresh".


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  Brick Oven Pizza

914-693-6259 

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  San Gennaro's Pizza

914-693-1844 

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 Restaurant, Sports Grille, Traditional American food, Dobbs Ferry NY, Hudson River Towns, Restaurant Review, Open late, The word is, Locals love Doubleday's for great burgers and pub food Doubleday's Restaurant & Sports Grille

914-693-9793 
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Doubleday's Restaurant & Sports Grille, serving Traditional American food, is located at 83 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry NY 10522, in one of the charming Hudson River Towns of Westchester County.

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Open late - Kitchen open to 11:00 pm, Bar open to 4:00 am
Sunday Brunch

The word is Locals love Doubleday's for a great time while dining on burgers and pub food.


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 10522, Asian Fusion, Dobbs Ferry, Westchester NY Lemon Tree "Asian Fusion"

914-591-7088 
Lemon Tree, serving Asian Fusion, is located at 27 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester NY 10522.

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  Sushi Mike's "Japanese & Sushi"

914-591-0054 
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  Sushi Niji

914-693-8838 
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  Tenbo Cuisine

914-674-2138 
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  Dobbs Diner

914-674-0850 
Dobbs Diner is located at 434 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 in Westchester County.

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The restaurants in Dobbs Ferry serve the following cuisines:

    Restaurants - American Traditional
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    Restaurants - Pubs | Sports Bar | Burgers
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Restaurants - American Traditional Cuisine
What is Traditional American food? It's difficult to classify Traditional American food. We all associate Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, and of course Apple Pie with American food - and how about Turkey and sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving.

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The Chinese believe that the preparation of food is an art. The art of cooking Chinese food can include dishes and food preparation techniques which are difficult to develop and may require the expertise of a chef with lots of experience.

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Eating Italian food can offer a satisfying and healthy meal. Italian food is varied, abundant in selection, and unique to many of the 20 regions of Italy. Select a fine Italian restaurant from our list of Italian restaurants in Westchester.

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Restaurants - Japanese & Sushi Cuisine
Are you looking for a good Japanese restaurant in Westchester County? Find excellent Japanese food at restaurants in Westchester, New York when you select from The Westchester Restaurant Guide's list of restaurants.

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Restaurants - Mexican Food Cuisine
Mexican food varies by region. Recipes and ingredients from many countries such as Africa, South America, and France influenced Mexican food. Select from a list of many fine Mexican restaurants in Westchester County and the Hudson River Valley.

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Restaurants - Pizza Cuisine
Almost all Americans can relate to the mouth-watering experience of biting into a crusty and piping-hot pizza dripping with melted mozzarella and juicy tomato sauce Select your favorite Pizza restaurant from our list of Pizzarias.

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Are you looking for places to eat sushi? Find the best sushi restaurants in Westchester County when you select a restaurant from the Westchester Restaurant Guide's list of places to sushi and sashimi.

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Dobbs Ferry
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History of Dobbs Ferry
Dobbs Ferry is a charming historic town located along the Hudson River in Westchester County, approximately 20 miles north of New York City. The name of Dobbs Ferry is derived from Jeremiah Dobbs, a fisherman, who in 1698 hollowed out a log and started the first river ferry. Dobbs Ferry is one of the charming River Towns of Westchester County.

Recent archaeological excavations near Wicker's Creek have recently established that Dobbs Ferry was inhabited at least four thousand years ago, before the first European contact.

The Weckquaesgeek Indians, a branch of the Mohican tribe of the Algonquin nation, later inhabited Dobbs Ferry. Due to Dobbs Ferry's close proximity to the Hudson, fresh fish was available in addition to game and various crops such as planted pumpkins and beans that sustained the inhabitants of this area.

Henry Hudson's explorations in 1609 opened the area to Dutch settlements. By 1629, the Dutch West India Company was issuing grants requiring settlers to acquire the land from the Native Americans. By the late 1600's, the land became part of the vast Philipse Manor. "Vreedrych Felypse, an immigrant carpenter from Holland who became a successful New Amsterdam trader, purchased the territory bounded by Spuyten Duyvil, the Hudson, the Croton and the Bronx Rivers. When the British conquered New Amsterdam, Felypse anglicized his name to Frederick Philipse, and in 1693 received a Royal Charter confirming him as Lord of the Manor of Philipsborough."

The Philipse family owned this area for several generations. However, during the Revolution, the third lord of the Philipse Family remained loyal to the King and was forced to flee. His land was confiscated by the State and sold mostly to former tenant farmers who had supported the patriot cause. Many historic properties, such as Washington Irving's Sunnyside Historic Site were part of the original Philipseburg Farm.

During the Revolution, this area was the ground for many battles. On September 30, 1778, at Edgars Lane, American militia ambushed and destroyed an eighty-man Hessian patrol. In 1781, the Dobbs Ferry shoreline and Sneden's Landing were fortified to prevent the British fleet from disabling American and French supply lines. American fire from the Dobbs Ferry Redoubt sank the warship HMS Savage that had been attacking American supply sloops off Tarrytown. Also, original manuscripts of General George Washington state that Washington met at Dobbs Ferry with French allies the Comte de Rochambeau and the Comte de Grasse at this location to plan the Battle of Yorktown that ended the war with Great Britain. Historians have long debated whether this meeting took place at present day Dobbs Ferry or at the ferry location directly opposite on the Hudson River. However, a monument stands in Dobbs Ferry at Livingston Manor, the site of the claimed 1781 meeting.

During the 1830s New York City was in dire need of a fresh water supply to combat the steady rise of disease and to fight numerous fires that often engulfed large tracts of businesses and homes. Construction of an unprecedented magnitude began in 1837 under the expertise of John Bloomfield Jervis. The proposed plan called for a 41-mile aqueduct and dam to be built in order to run water from the Croton River to New York City. The Croton Aqueduct was completed in 1842 and passed through the center of what is now the Dobbs Ferry central business district. Press: Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park for more information.

The growth of this area was further stimulated by the advent of the steamboat and later in the 1880s by the building of the railroad. The advent of the railroad had a large impact on the growth of Dobbs Ferry. The railroad stimulated growth and industry in most towns running along the banks of the Hudson River.

By the end of the 19th century, the region had attracted wealthy New Yorkers who established large estates. The newspaper tycoon Henry Villard settled within Dobbs Ferry. The homes of the Vanderbilts, the Goulds, Rockefellers, and others were built nearby.

In the last half of the nineteenth century, Westchester's proximity to New York City, its transportation systems, and its available labor force attracted many manufacturing concerns, particularly along the Hudson River. Peekskill and Croton continued to be centers for the iron industry and Dobbs Ferry along with its neighboring towns continued to prosper and grow.

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