Kitchen 273 Restaurant and Bar is a recent addition to the dining scene in Armonk. The newly remodeled space is warm and inviting with warm tones from the wood ship lap walls, exposed brick, wood floors, and the white cloth covered tables. This comfortable dining space can be described as ‘modern farmhouse’ as the design makes the guest feel instantly at home.
The menu is New American with Italian influences as seen in the variety of flatbread pizzas, seafood and pasta dishes. The food is all fresh and all sauces are made in house to ensure they are filled with flavor.
The cocktail menu is first rate, and we really loved the Blood Orange Cosmo , a fine concoction of Ketel One botanical vodka, blood orange liquor, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
The dinner menu offers something for everyone with plenty of appetizers available either to share or enjoy alone. The Eggplant Stack ($12) was shared and it features crispy breaded eggplant slices stacked with tomato and fresh mozzarella.
The Shrimp Dumplings a la Plancha ($15) was an interesting variation of the Asian classic with dumplings that were lightly grilled on the stove and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce. We were happy with the preparation and presentation.
A real favorite was the Sesame Crusted Tuna, ($16). Fresh rare tuna with a coating of lightly toasted sesame seeds and served with sriracha, wasabi mayo, ginger, and teriyaki sauce. I could eat this as an app or would make a great main dish as well. A very nice presentation by the chef.
There are six flatbread pizzas on the menu and we sampled the Margherita ($13), the classic pie with fresh mozzerella, house made tomato sauce and fresh basil leaves. A nice dish to share at your table, or a perfect size for one. The menu also offers seven different salads ($9-$12) for the healthy eater or vegetarian in your party.
There are no lack of main dishes to choose from with a wide selection of burgers and six different pasta dishes as well as meat and seafood offerings. Among the dishes we chose was the classic Chicken Parmigiano($20). This Italian restaurant staple was served with pasta.
The Shrimp and Polenta($22) was an interesting dish, with sauteed shrimp served over house made polenta with chorizo and San Marzano tomatoes. The San Marzano tomatoes were really a sauce which overwhelmed the dish. If ordering this dish in the future I would skip the sauce (or have it on the side) and enjoy the shrimp with the polenta on its own so those flavors would be allowed to stand out.
The Jumbo Sea Scallops($28) were delightful. A filling portion of lightly sauteed fresh scallops were served over a bed of butternut squash risotto, shaved parmigiana cheese, and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This dish is an example of a blend of New American cuisine with traditional Italian influences. Highly recommended
Pastas and pizzas can be ordered gluten free.
Kitchen 273 Restaurant and Bar is an excellent addition to the list of restaurants in Westchester. If you are looking for some place new with a wide variety of menu items, then this eatery should be on your short list.
Kitchen 273 Restaurant and Bar
111 Bedford Road Armonk New York
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