Kisco River Eatery, is a dressed-down, dining destination with upscale comfort food
photo // rana faure
Restaurateur Bobby Epstein has opened the Kisco River Eatery, a new, dressed-down, dining destination with upscale comfort food. “Everyone liked the food here, but the atmosphere needed an update,” says the Bedford native regarding his restaurant’s predecessor, The Rose Room.
So Epstein’s team disposed of the old, suspended disco ball and replaced it with fireplaces, reclaimed wood paneling, and vintage images of fishermen. “I grew up fishing on the Kisco River,” he adds, “so its proximity inspired our new décor and menu.” The old kitchen staff was invited to stay on and to enhance the menu with some fresh seafood options.
On a recent visit, we sat in the dining room, but the bar is a compellingly cozy option, as well. The apps, known as "First Bites," range from melt-in-your-mouth burrata to a pleasing combo of oysters and clams casino and a surprisingly light white truffle flat bread.
The kale and beets salad was fresh and satisfying, and the $12 house burger and fries were excellent. The entrée menu ($16 to $29) included a varied selection of tender short rib ravioli, pan-seared sea scallops, seafood risotto, bbq ribs, and more. Chef Elder also offers daily specials based on what’s fresh at the fish market plus dessert, bar, and children’s menus.
Kisco River Eatery
222 East Main St.,
Mt. Kisco, NY