105TEN: an excellent menu and drinks elevate this hip tavern to a higher level

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I had heard good reports about this eatery in Briarcliff Manor that has been open for a few years now.  105TEN Bar and Grill  which takes its name from Briarcliff Manor’s zip code is part of the modern trend in our area that has described by some as an”elevated tavern”.  The concept is to combine the friendliness of a local tavern but with a slightly upscale and hip atmosphere and pair it with a wide menu of fine food which appeals to many tastes.  The effect is a place for the community to gather and feel comfortable.  Craft beers, cocktails, and wine satisfy the thirsty, while the menu which runs from burgers to seafood to salads to avocado toast treat diners to some very tasty options.

A great way to start was with some interesting cocktails, the White Winter Sangria and the Chocolate Rasberry Martini.  The martini was surely not traditional, but was a fun cocktail all the same and showcases the creativity behind the bar.

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Chocolate Raspberry Martini

While bar or tavern food may make one think of fried food, wings and burgers, the menu at 105TEN has been crafted to include a variety of healthy options.  The restaurant describes  its menu as ‘”elevated American cuisine”.

The interior of the restaurant is long with tables and couches for dining aside a long brick wall, and the other wall hosts the modern design bar.  The center is filled with communal pub tables which is perfect for groups of friends or families to gather.

We started our meal  with two appetizers , the first the Lobster Bisque soup (a special that evening) which was creamy, and full of taste though no lobster chunks were present.  Floating on top was a thick piece of bread which added substance  to the dish.  A  hearty soup and a nice starter on a cold evening.   Our other app was the Prince Edward Island Mussels which was a beautiful selection of mussels in the shell, served in a bowl with peas, white wine, garlic butter and bacon bits.  This dish was a delight and the mussels were fresh and the white wine and garlic butter sauce was light and flavorful.

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Prince Edward Island Mussels

Main courses at 105TEN range from steak, chicken , short ribs and seafood dishes.  One of our selections were the Ahi Tuna Tacos which were fantastic.  Certainly not what you would expect from a tavern menu.  Three tacos served with fresh ahi tuna, Asian slaw  pico de gallo, and served with a side of corn and black bean relish.  This dish was popular as I saw tables on both sides of us enjoying this healthy entree.

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Ahi Tuna Tacos

We also ordered the Braised Zucchini that is prepared with a flavorful medley of extra virgin olive oil, garlic, sun dried tomato, fresh sage  and cannellini beans.  I added sauteed shrimp to the dish (chicken also available) for an additional $7.   This dish was healthy and very satisfying. I love the combo of fresh ingredients.

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Braised Zucchini

 

With just a little room for dessert the Banana Nutella Pie which was a nice tasty combo of two of my favorite flavors.  It was a perfect way to round out our meal.

105TEN provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for all with a good bar, relaxed atmosphere and a menu catering to everyone.  Gluten free and vegan options also are available.

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 105TEN

127 Woodside Avenue
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

tel. 914.236.3651

website  >>http://www.105ten.com/

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