Tarry lodge – A Mario Batali Restaurant in Westchester




Mario Batali (a big named chef)has a restaurant in Westchester County and I’m just checking it out.. I guess i’m late. However, I’m glad I finally got to sit and enjoy a great meal in this lil Portchester eatery.



Great wine selection.. I love a bottle of red wine along with my Italian food.I highly suggest the Clam, Garlic, Chilis, and Oregano Pizza.. the crust reminded me of Burratta’s in Eastchester (my fav pizza place in Westchester). The service was excellent along with everything that was served. I had to order the  Creamy burata with butternut squash and Walnut Pesto (Burrata is bae)!.. . burrata


The big hit of the night for me was the Pollo Francese with Artichokes and Capers.


Pollo Francese is one of my fav go to dishes.  I am always a lil leery of ordering it because it seems to be a hit or miss dish. It’s Chicken cutlet in a wine, lemon, and butter sauce and sometimes restaurants can get a lil crazy with the lemon. The chicken was incredibly tender and the sauce it was in was just perfect! I loved it.


For desert we had Tiramisu and ended our night with after dinner dranks at the quaint lil bar. After doing some research I came across that this restaurant was once a speak easy, and a dive bar.




They are also open for Lunch and they serve Brunch on the Weekends! They are also participating in HVRW this Fall.


18 Mill Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
Tel: 914 939 3111

I booked my Reservation using  Opentable.

Looking for another Mario Batali restaurant that is amazing?! I mentioned this restaurant several times in my older blog posts.Try Lupa Osteria In NYC. Get the Bucatini All’ Amatriciana and the Tartufo. You won’t be disappointed!

Let’s Paint 🎨 and Drink Wine🍷

Looking to try something new for your next date night or girls night out?! Check out Muse Paint Bar in White Plains..or their new location at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. You can check out their calendar and choose a painting that you like, then reserve your spot (they also accept walk-ins if there is space available). It’s a cozy atmosphere with stools and tables splattered in paint. Grab a apron and a paintbrush then follow along with the art instructor to paint your masterpiece. Our instructor was very bubbly and fun to work with ..she alternated between giving instructions and playing music. She was also very helpful offering to take pictures of us and our art. They have a selection of wine and appetizers to choose from. I had a lot of fun and there wasn’t a dull movement (class moves pretty fast). I did a lot better than I thought I was going to do and now I have a piece of Art to display in my home. Great experience!  They also host private events and kid’s parties. Prices are $45 per person, however you can usually find coupon codes and specials on their Facebook page! 


Beauty and Essex


Ok, so I wanted to check out Beauty and Essex for awhile, so I made a last minute dinner reservation on Opentable because I felt like getting all dolled up. I read some really solid reviews and I was very excited for date night. First, let me say this place is pricey, it’s a NYC trendy hotspot so we were prepared. I would usually wait for a special occasion such as an anniversary or Birthday to check this place out but I really didn’t want to wait. Also, I get nervous going to new places on a special occasions, just in case we are left disappointed.
We made 8pm dinner reservations and we arrived just in time. We were super lucky and found parking right out front! The place is a Pawn Shop from the outside, which is pretty cool and different. They have security that opens the door to let you into the restaurant and they have security outside the Pawn shop. (the area the restaurant is in is kind of sketchy). The restaurant is gorgeous, I tell the hostess my name and she gives us a buzzer that will let us know when our table is ready. I have to tell you the staff did not seem pretentious at all, even though a lot of reviews suggested it. She tells us we can wait at the bar, so we go to the bar on the main floor and have a seat in the lounge area. It was a nice crowd with lots of pretty, trendy people. The bar and lounge area was not overwhelmingly busy which I liked. I ordered a Beauty Elixir(oxley gin, cucumber, strawberry,sparking rose’)cocktail which was good(it was nice and strong just how I like it). FYI, cocktails are a whopping $16. Hubby was boring and got a beer(or manly as he calls it). After about 20 minutes we were brought to our table on the first floor of the restaurant. The waitress came over right away and she was very sweet. She gave us the run down of how the dishes are meant to be share. She said 2 people usually order and share 4-6 dishes. We ordered the Grilled Cheese Smoked Bacon and Tomato Soup Dumplings(which is a must). It is one of the most popular dishes on the menu. I then ordered the Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs with Fresh Ricotta(suggested by the waitress and now my fav dish!), Chile Relleno Empanadas(good),Ginger Teriyaki Glazed Ribs(very good, fell right of the bone), and Salt and Vinegar Fries(awesome). I was pleased with our choices and the food came out promptly. I ordered a second Beauty Elixir and I was on cloud 9. Of course we had to have the full dining experience so we ordered dessert. We picked a couple of the Maker’s Mark Milkshake Shots(awesome) and the Petit Cupcakes (red velvet with cream cheese frosting and guinness cake with bailey’s frosting) which were also good. The table next to us ordered the box of donuts and they looked delicious. Before I left I had to check out the ladies room, of course. I heard they served complimentary champagne so I def had to check it out. FYI, it is in the downstairs bathroom, I made the mistake of going into the wrong bathroom on the main floor and there is only one stall with no champagne! Next time I will make a few trips to that bathroom instead of just one. As long as you leave the girl a tip and bring your ID(the girl serving the champagne did ID me) it should be fine. She told me to come back as many times as I wanted but I did tip her well. I will definitely return, I have nothing negative to say.
If your looking for a trendy place with great ambiance and amazing food this is the place to go. I’m also eager to check out their brunch so I can try the red velvet waffles.


@ The Lounge sippin on my Beauty Elixir


My Date


Teriyaki Glazed Ribs


My champagne from the Ladies room


Maker’s Mark Milk Shake Shot and Cupcakes



My cocktail The Beauty Elixir



The Bar



Drink Menu