New Rochelle is great in so many ways, and when you visit a nice restaurant, it is always nice to share your dining experience! I took clients (and friends) to the Dubrovnik Restaurant to celebrate their sale, and we were there for nearly 3 hours! We had so much fun! Firstly, the restaurant has a wonderful warm atmosphere, and of course it is decorated beautiful and tastefully for the Holidays. The service was impeccable, and when the waiter boned Rickie’s Bronzino, it was done quickly and expertly.
Known for its fish dishes, the waiter had brought over the night’s selection, and James chose the skate, Rickie the Bronzino, and I chose the ‘Mama Tereza” which was an assortment of shellfish (clams, steamed lobster, mussels, shrimp and clams) served over linguine with white wine sauce. We started off with sharing a beet salad which comprised of both golden and red beets and was delicious, and a grilled octopus. All good. James Skate dish was served with an asparagus risotto which was really good, and every dish looked great!
The restaurant is located at 721 Main Street, New Rochelle, and the phone number is 914 637-3777. New Rochelle is GREAT!
I recently had lunch at the North End Tavern (located at 1301 North Avenue). While my sons have frequented the tavern, I hadn’t gone there and had no idea what to expect. It is advertised as a sports bar, and there are certainly large sized screens around the bar and in the dining area. There is also a semi-private room that can be booked for large gatherings if desired.
I was so pleasantly surprised! I was truly expecting tavern (bar) fare, and my fish and sweet potato chips were delicious. The fish was crisp, moist, and the sweet potato fries were not greasy at all.
I will definitely be returning as the menu looks quite interesting and the food was served beautifully.
The tavern is open 12-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The phone number is 914 633-3224.
SO, with an Australian house guest, we are endeavoring to show her how great our local restaurants are, one at a time! In wishing to visit a local, Mexican Restaurant in New Rochelle, I came across The Tlaquepaque Restaurant located at 347 North Avenue. I had noticed a wonderful review in the Westchester Magazine, and that was enough for me!
The restaurant is intimate with a wonderful ambiance, the host (and owner) was so gracious and great, he made us feel immediately welcomed. I was enchanted by a Mexican station on the television, televising videos of Mexican singers which truly made you feel you were a part of their audience. It all added to the evening’s enjoyment.
We were served with home made chips and a nicely spiced salsa – those were soon gobbled up – so fresh and Delicious.
We first ordered calamari frito con mayonesa picante (fried calamari with a picante mayonnaise dipping sauce), and the guacamole and chips (avocado, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and lemon).. Both delicious.
There were five of us, and so different food choices ! I ordered one of the house specials – Salmon with a pistachio sauce, perfectly cooked vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots all with a slight crunch), and white rice. We also savored the Pollo Tlaquepaque (sauteed chicken breast with bell peppers, onion, peaches and a spicy tomato sauce served with white rice and beans) – the peaches were a great compliment to the spicy sauce.., Bistec Tampiquena (grilled steak topped with two cheese enchiladas served with refried beans), Chiles Rellenos (Mexican bell peppers stuffed with cheese in a vegetable broth or in a tomato cream sauce) , and a son ordered a steak dish with cactus which he said was delicious ( alas he didn’t share- it was gone too quickly!). There were a variety of desserts offered, but we were all too full. Next time!
Beer seemed to be the perfect accompaniment on a very hot day, but wines and margaritas of course are also served! The owner treated us all to a Tequila shot after our dinner! Oh my! A first for me.. I loved it.
Will we be returning to this New Rochelle restaurant? Si, si si!
Tlaquepaque – located at 347 North Avenue, New Rochelle, and my one complaint would be that there is no website! It took me 9 years to find this great restaurant . My loss but now gain!