PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- It’s hard to resist the summertime combo of sipping and noshing outdoors. All you need is some sun (or shade) and your choice of a secluded patio, sidewalk seating, waterside dining or a rooftop deck -- and someone else doing the cooking, cleaning and serving.
What Restaurant Offers The Best Outdoor Dining In Westchester?
bartaco, Port Chester
Half Moon, Dobbs Ferry
Red Hat on River, Irvington
Winston, Mount Kisco
You gave us five of your top Westchester County picks for our DVlicious "Best Outdoor Dining" contest, each of which is being highlighted this week. Read below for a brief profile, then vote.
Voting continues until 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 . You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Winners will receive a framed certificate along with the honor of having the most coveted alfresco table.
Why It's Outdoor Worthy: The fun vibe and affordable food keeps this place buzzing at all hours of the day and night. Located on the Byram River, the mood seems to shift with the sun: with families and kids coming earlier in the evening, middle-aged couples soon after, and then throngs of young adults till the wee hours. Fashioned after a Mexican riverside taqueria, guests enjoy creative street fare - think tacos and an extensive list of tequilas -- as well as a fiesta-like atmosphere on an ample deck filled with a combination of loungey sofas and chairs as well as free-standing tables. The restaurant is located alongside a small dock so guests can even pull up their boats -- and then stay for dinner.
Enjoy The View: 1 Willett Ave., Port Chester, (914) 937-8226, www.bartaco.com/ .