Yorktown and Croton are home to beautiful parks, sprawling farms and interesting shops. The restaurant scene, however, remains a low point. But there may be hope. Executive Chef Tom Costello —
— recently opened Thyme Restaurant on Route 202 in Yorktown, and his open-kitchen ambience and New American menu may be just what the neighborhood ordered.
More photos, after the jump.
Costello, who worked under Neil Ferguson at Peekskill’s acclaimed Monteverde, serves well-cooked straightforward food —steak, shrimp, risotto, salads. He’s working with Neil in the kitchen as a co-chef.
“We give you great food, but don’t overcomplicate it,” he says. “Everything here gets fired when you ask for it and goes right from the pan to the plate. That’s proper cooking.” He recommends the short ribs — “everyone loves them,” he says.
the scallops and the onion-bacon pizza (made with sour cream, chives, onion and bacon):
And don’t forget about wine. Here, you can even order by the half-glass.
Details: Open for lunch and dinner every day, except Monday; 3605 Crompond Road (Route 202), Yorktown Heights; 914-788-8700; thymerestaurant.net
— Mary Lynn Mitcham