Pubstreet located in the former passenger train station in the village of Pleasantville is a wonderful addition to the Westchester dining scene. Joining its partner restaurants, the successful Village Social (Mt.Kisco and Rye) and Locali (New Canaan), Pubstreet has arrived with its own style and menu. Pubstreet blends fresh seafood, land and plant based dishes and all include fresh local ingredients. The atmosphere is casual, yet elevated. The main dining room has tasteful painted woodwork, high ceilings and windows seating at wooden tables and banquettes along the walls. There is a small bistro tables outside for seasonal outdoor dining.
The bar occupies one end of the room including what would have been the station masters office of the rail station and the ticket office. This vibrant space is also the site of the raw bar which dishes up fresh oysters and clams daily.
Beverages including a nice list of craft cocktails ($10-13), beer ($6-$8) including a rotating selection of draft brew ($8) and wines by the glass ($9-$13) with varieties from Spain, Italy, France, and California.
Appetizers abound and range from Wings to Oysters to Shishito Peppers. We sampled the Salmon Poke “Sushi Fritter” and delightful combo of fish, avocado, tamari glaze and scallions. This is a must try. From the raw bar a selection of fresh Wellfleet Oysters fit the bill and was served over ice with lemon and was the perfect way to start the meal. The raw bar has several fresh oyster selections as well as clams, lobster cocktail, shrimp cocktail and cerviche. We noted that the bar was a popular spot for patrons to enjoy the raw bar selections with their drinks.
Also as a starter we tried the Grilled Mushroom Rice bowl, a super healthy dish and a great choice for the vegetarian in your party. A healthy bowl with spinach, pickles, tempura crisp, aioli, and with a kabayaki glaze. Interesting use of this Japanese sauce that is usually served on fish. Delicious. There are 4 salads and two rice bowls on the menu as well as 2 pasta dishes.
Main dishes include seafood, beef and chicken dishes. Burgers include the classic, a tuna burger and even for vegetarians (or anyone), the Impossible Burger. We sampled one of our favorites, the classic Lobster Roll. Soft fresh cooked lobster on a roll with lobster butter, fine herbs and a side of fries ($21) . Perfect!
The Broiled Black Cod ($29) was our last selection and was wonderfully presented with chili, nishiki rice, pear and shiso (a Japanese plant that is pungent and full of flavor). An excellent and unique dish filled with flavor. If you desire more flavor, try the Coconut rice for spicy twist on this side dish.
Pubstreet much like Village Social has mainstream dishes, but the preparation and blend of ingredients is innovative and unique. There is an underlying yet subtle Asian influence to many of the dishes that set Pubstreet apart from other restaurants.
20 Wheeler Avenue Pleasantville NY
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