Andrea’s 25 North in Mamaroneck, NY- Happy Holidays with Angry Losters 

This was a work holiday lunch with a partner agency at Andrea’s 25 North on Boston Post Road on Mamaroneck. The restaurant is a beautiful house with cozy corners and large bright windows. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. The specials were plentiful and mouth-watering, especially the 2-3 pound angry lobsters. It was a happy meal for the growth ups and a wonderful break from a busy work week. Thank you! Appetizers: Broccoli rabe & sausage egg rolls, Burrata, shrimps and salad. Lobster Ravioli Deana: Cognac infused pink cream sauce with asparagus, mushrooms & diced shrimp This was George’s: plain chicken pieces with potatoes. You would not guess from the type of food he orders nor the amount of food he eats that George is a statuesque former wrestler. NY Strip Steak: 14oz. Prime N.Y. Strip. Served with creamy mashed potatoes & cabernet sauce. Steak was no cooked to the temperature that was ordered. It’s over done.Chicken Piccante: Classic chicken francese sautéed with cherry peppers topped with melted mozzarella over a bed of sautéed spinach.  Kerri – I Don’t think this is Chicken Martine.Special: Red snapper with tomato sauce and salmon on a bed of zucchini. Salmon was a little dry but red snapper was moist.
Special: Veal with rigatoni pasta
Special: 2-3 pound Angry Lobster on a bed of angel hair pasta. They offered for us to go pick out our own lobsters from the tank downstairs. 🙂  Special: Angry lobster. The knife is placed there for scale. This was a big plate.
Special: Angry lobster. Although the lobsters were angry, they made many of us very happy.  Special: Lamb chop lollipop. Best dish by far. Tender and juicy. Best lamb chop lollipops I have ever had.

Highly recommended for a large gathering. Authentic Italian cooking. Cannot go wrong.

This experience took place at

Andrea’s 25 North

974 E Boston Post Rd,
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Phone:(914) 698-2597

Risotto in Thornwood, NY- Homemade Italian Food in A Working Class Neighborhood

My friend and I were at Risotto’s in Thornwood for the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week in the Fall. The showing of the restaurants during the event is always plentiful and I wish I had enough time during the two weeks to visit them all. The next Hudson Valley Week is coming up in March 2016, 3/7/16-3/20/16. This fall, Risotto, was the only other restaurant I visited, besides Red Hat in Irvington.

Risotto offered a great value for the three course dinner. For $29.95, we had the Beet Napoleon, Osso Buco and a mini dessert. The amount of food was staggering. A glutton is who I was at the end of the meal.
Beet Napoleon: roasted red beets, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted peppers & balsamic glaze. Hard to say no to red beets, mozzarella and peppers drizzled with balsamic. The only critique is that the mozzarella was pedestrian, felt like one of those generic mozzarella you get from a supermarket.  Osso Buco Piemontese: braised and slowly cooked pork shank served in a reduced vegetable wine sauce over homemade risotto. This was an awesome dish. The pork shank was huge with lots of meat that fell off the bone. I ate so much that my utility curve went straight downhill.
Mini Risotto Creme Brûlée: custard made with risotto with a cracked sugar top. Risotto knows what they are doing with their parings. This mini risotto creme brûlée is just the right size despite the heaviness from the risotto.

Risotto serves homemade comfort Italian food in a working class neighborhood of Westchester. It’s a diamond in the rough. The food tastes good and your tummy will always be full. Buon appetito!

This experience took place at


788 Commerce St
Thornwood, NY 10594
Phone:(914) 769-6000