Dining Out

Where to Eat in Ossining

When it comes to dining, Ossining’s size means it has more restaurants than many of its neighbors. There are a slew of Latin American eateries, with multiple options when it comes to Mexican (Los Abuelos), Colombian (Makondo), or Peruvian (Aji Limo) dishes.

There’s nothing wrong with the dining room at 3 Westerly Bar and Grill, but once you arrive, you’ll probably join the in-the-know locals on the breezy porch. You’re treated to unobstructed views of the boats making their way up and down the Hudson River. The kitchen brings in the freshest seafood possible, then prepares it as simply as possible so that the flavors shine through. There’s a raw bar, a sushi and sashimi station, and a pizza oven that turns out favorites like black truffle with wild mushrooms and fontina or spicy meatballs with pickled cherry tomatoes.

Don’t let the location on busy Route 9 convince you to drive right past Brothers Fish and Chips. This former take-out-only joint serves some of the most creative seafood in the area. Chef Elmer Oliveros serves works of art that sometimes swirl around the plate, other times defy gravity. What he’s serving depends on what’s freshest at the seafood market that day. If you can’t narrow it down, opt for the tasting menu.

A favorite for brunch, the Tasty Table takes standards like pancakes and transforms them into something special by adding that light and fluffy cream you usually find inside a cannoli. They do the same with waffles by making them with brioche dough and sprinkling cinnamon on top. The mimosas are lovely to look at and even lovelier to sip, especially when you order a flight. They haven’t forgotten your little ones, whether they have two legs or four. (There’s a menu for kids and another for dogs, who can join you outside on the patio.)