A fun restaurant has opened inside a historic railroad station in downtown Port Chester, NY. Station House is the latest restaurant from the Our Restaurant Group which operates the successful Village Beer Garden next door, as well as Rye House Port Chester and Rye House Manhattan taverns.
Though a slightly different vibe from the Village Beer Garden, Station House assumes the role once served by the rail station as being the heart of the community. Station House is a restaurant and tavern with a casual atmosphere which encourages friends and family to gather and enjoy good food, an exciting cocktail menu and variety of craft and international beers.
Situated on the busy New Haven commuter line, the station has been tastefully restored and many of its 19th century elements remain intact. The tall ceilings and windows, millwork, brass lighting, and the even the original ticket office remain. A refresh of the space which includes, bar, coal fired oven and open kitchen with bar side seating. Deep red banquettes line one wall and form a great place for diners to gather and enjoy the fare.
The menu focuses on food that is fun and friendly and the coal fired pizza is at the heart of the menu. These thin crust delights are available 13 different ways with something for everyone. Little Neck Clam and Bacon was a hit, as was the classic Four Cheese featuring fresh mozzarella, ricotta, fontina, parmesan, garlic and herbs. There are options for the vegetarian in your party with the Spinach, Roasted Funghi, or the Sweet and Spicy filling their needs. For those who like meat with their pizza, there is the Carnivore and the Chicken Pesto.
Diners can also enjoy Beacon Oysters (roasted Blue Point) , Whipped Ricotta with toast points, and the mouth watering Mama’s Meatballs. There are seasonal salads with total of 5 on the menu. We sampled the wonderful Summer Asparagus salad with farro, feta, tomato, in a dijon vinaigrette. Fresh and healthy.
Station House does have a entree menu with two pastas (including a delicious Mac and Cheese), one chicken and one seafood dish. The menu is filled with many options that lend itself to sharing and enjoyment by everyone at the table.
Cocktails are part of the draw here, and the New Haven Bound with Tito’s vodka, lime juice, and fresh strawberries was the perfect summer evening drink. There are 12 varieties of wine by the glass and 13 by the bottle. Beer is available by can or on tap with 20 different refreshing options from which to choose.
Gather your friends and family and head to the Station House for an evening of fun. This is one train you do not want to miss.
3 Broad Street Port Chester NY
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