Date Night Guide {the best restaurants in Westchester County}

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A couple on a date at a restaurant in Westchester County.

We feel lucky to live in Westchester County, where there are many options for awesome date nights. But sometimes, the sheer number of places to go can be overwhelming. Often, we end up sticking to the same old places. We have compiled a list of our favorite local date night restaurants. As always, please support our sponsors! Enjoy!

MODERN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Modern

Modern Restaurant became famous for its homemade Italian dinners, pasta dishes, and old-fashioned brick oven pizza. The tradition of the good, old-fashioned taste of authentic Italian food and friendly service is what Modern has become known for. See what everyone is saying and enjoy a wonderful meal in their beautiful venue. Bring your family in to meet their family and experience the tradition, history, and good taste at Modern Restaurant and Lounge.

MARIA RESTAURANT

Maria Restaurant
As an homage to their mother, at Maria Restaurant, the old meets new Italian cuisine is enjoyed in an industrial modern farmhouse space with massive chandeliers, striking sapphire blue banquettes against whitewashed 100-year-old brick walls with hardwood floors, and a comfortable 14-seat white quartz bar. Being named Westchester Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in 2019, followed by MICHELIN awards in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, would make mom proud.

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25 NORTH RISTORANTE

25 North
Restaurateur William Vitale and his team have made 25 North Ristorante a cornerstone of Italian cuisine in Westchester County. Established in 2014, initially renowned for exceptional service, amazing food, and an unmatched ambiance, the restaurant has grown in popularity and expanded its offerings to include 25 North Catering, the premier option for small gatherings and large-scale affairs. Whether dining in or taking out, expect an unforgettable dining experience. Indulge in signature dishes like the Lollipop Lamb Chops – perfect for sharing, Burrata and Bacon, and Veal Chop Old World Parma – guaranteed to leave you yearning for more. Anticipate nothing less than a memorable and exceptional experience!

OKO KITCHEN

Oko
A Japanese-inspired restaurant by Chef Brian Lewis. Oko Kitchen’s menu celebrates Japanese techniques and traditions with Chef Lewis’ signature culinary style, using ingredients from local farms and waters here in Connecticut and New York, throughout the US, and at the Tsukiji fish market in Japan. Their restaurants feature an open design flowing from the kitchen through the bar to the dining room, creating an atmosphere where outstanding Japanese food and beverages come together.

SHIRAZ KITCHEN & WINE BAR

Shiraz
Step into Shiraz Kitchen and Wine Bar, where the culinary brilliance of owner Reza Parhizkaran and his team intertwines with an extensive selection of biodynamic and small-production wines from across the globe. Indulge in the Persian-Mediterranean-inspired menu, carefully crafted with recipes passed down from the owner’s mom. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic journey that combines culture, flavor, and a touch of magic.

STONE FIRE

Stone Fire

Stone Fire in Mount Kisco is a gem! They serve fantastic, delicious Italian fare with a modern twist. The ambiance is warm and inviting, perfect for families, girls’ nights, group settings, and date nights. Their brunch is a must-try, featuring classic dishes with a unique spin. They even deliver! Come hungry, leave happy!

AUGIE'S PRIME ITALIAN

Augie's Prime Italian

Augie’s Prime Italian offers an array of Italian-inspired dishes carefully curated to delight the palates of both long-time patrons and newcomers. From homemade pasta dishes, seafood, and their signature dishes, the menu showcases the richness and diversity of Italian cuisine while incorporating elements of modern American culinary innovation. Their staples, such as the porterhouse steaks, signature prime rib, and colossal shrimp cocktail that guests have come to love, are also on their menu. Guests can expect an expanded selection of handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and craft beers to complement the dining experience.

FORTINA

Fortina

Established in 2012, Fortina offers seasonal Italian cuisine with creative twists cooked in wood-burning ovens. From classics like lasagna and pizza to inventive interpretations of Italian staples, there’s something for every palate and preference. Fortina offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic evening out at their New York locations in Armonk, Rye Brook, and Yonkers, in addition to their restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut.

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