Keenan House | Justin Thyme Cafe | The Patio | The Tavern at Croton Landing | Yama Fuji Sushi

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Expect Local Brews and a Rustic Ambiance at Keenan House Near Avalon Ossining

For craft beer lovers in Ossining, Keenan House is the place to go. This gastropub features numerous dishes made with local produce, meat, and beer. There are many craft beers on tap, including several New York brewers. If you’re in search of a small-batch brew, chances are good you’ll find it here. Those who prefer a cocktail or two will also fit in at Keenan House, as the full bar shakes up some strong mixed drinks, like the strawberry basil margarita.

The food menu rotates seasonally and with availability, but the chef always offers a nice variety that ranges from traditional pub grub, like wings and burgers, to bistro-like creations that include PEI mussels in a Thai curry sauce. Pizza is a popular choice, and if you are feeling adventurous, try the bacon egg and cheese pie.

The bar area is separate from the dining room, and both spaces are cozy without feeling crowded. Rustic themed decor, including a unique exposed beam ceiling, add to the ambiance. All of this awaits just a short drive from Avalon Ossining.

Keenan House
199 Main Street
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 236-3393

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Go Out for Dinner and Drinks at Justin Thyme Cafe Near Avalon Ossining

Locals say that Justin Thyme Cafe, a bar and restaurant serving traditional American cuisine, has gotten even better in recent years. Yelpers report that there’s hardly ever a long wait to be seated, even when the place is busy. Popular menu items include the crunchy Southwestern buttermilk chicken wrap, the loaded nachos grande, the Philly cheesesteak sandwich, the Thai salmon, and the Red Bliss potato skins. Customers also agree that the complimentary bread served here is tastier than that served at most restaurants.

Make sure to save room for dessert because the options are so varied that you might want to order more than one! Regulars recommend the apple cake, the key lime pie, the custard, and the fruit tarts. If you can't decide, order one to eat at the restaurant, and take the other home to Avalon Ossining to enjoy later.

Justin Thyme Cafe
171 Grand Street
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-0022

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The Patio: A Quaint Diner in Briarcliff Manor, a Quick Trip From Avalon Ossining

Found just a short way from Avalon Ossining in one of Briarcliff Manor’s historic buildings, The Patio is a popular diner where, locals say, the food is good and the service is excellent. Eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner here, or enjoy a treat from The Patio’s ice cream parlor. Popular dishes here include the hamburger, the lamb or chicken gyros, the turkey wrap, the buffalo chicken wrap, the pancakes, the three-egg omelets, and the moose tracks ice cream. You won’t find a single type of cuisine at The Patio; the menu here combines a little bit of everything, to the confusion of some Yelp reviewers. Mostly, though, this is pretty typical diner food.

Regulars like to end their meals at The Patio by enjoying an ice cream on the terrace. The Patio offers catering for private events, and accepts reservations for dinner. The Patio is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Patio
1133 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 941-4414

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The Tavern at Croton Landing: Great Food in a Casual Atmosphere, Not Far From Avalon Ossining in Ossining

For a great bar and restaurant experience, try The Tavern at Croton Landing. Push through the doors in the handsome red and yellow storefront to find a mood lit dining room, complete with wood furnishing. Just a short way from Avalon Ossining, it's the perfect stop for a great lunch, or for a fun night out with friends.

The Tavern also offers a full schedule of events and meal specials. Fan of karaoke? The Tavern offers it the second Saturday of every month. Mondays is steak night, and brunch is served weekend morning. For brunch, try their popular breakfast nachos — a tornado of flavors made by putting together tortilla chips, scrambled eggs, bacon, peppers, onions, tomatoes, avocado and cheddar, topped with sour cream. Customers also highly recommend heading over on a Tuesday to enjoy the lobster rolls. But be warned, this bar and restaurant can get a little crowded on Tuesdays because the lobster rolls are so popular.

The Tavern at Croton Landing
41 N, Riverside Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-8020

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Yama Fuji Sushi: Japanese Cuisine in a Cozy Setting Near Avalon Ossining

Sushi lovers say that Yama Fuji Sushi in Briarcliff Manor can’t be beat for the freshness of its sushi and its reasonable prices. Regulars do advise sticking to the sashimi and sushi dishes served here, like the Godzilla roll, the Pacific roll, the spicy blue crab roll, the Spider Net roll, the sweet potato roll, or the Sweet Heart roll.

Delivery is available, and Yama Fuji Sushi also offers catering for corporate lunches and other events. Bento boxes are available for lunch. The restaurant can get busy during lunch hours, so make sure to allow for extra time. Even when things are busy, you can count on the service being friendly and efficient. Since Yama Fuji Sushi is just a short drive from Avalon Ossining, it would be a snap for you to check it out for yourself.

Yama Fuji Sushi
1914 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 941-3100

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