Former Station Restaurants

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Former Station Restaurants

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 am

LoHud.com: Hawthorne's train station restaurant is under new ownership

Somewhere in NYS Railfan we have a topic on trackside bars and eateries. I thought I'd start one on former station buildings now in use as restaurants. This article kind of got me thinking about where restaurants are/were or should be.

No mention of Mamaroneck and Modern on the Rails, which I've been to and like. I also ate at its predecessor, The Club Car. Any other ideas? Pelham? Harrison? Cuz Cob? :wink:
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What had been The Station Cafe & Grill in the Hawthorne Metro-North Railroad station has been taken over by Wood & Fire, the restaurant group behind Pleasantville's Southern Table and Wood & Fire.
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The Station House in Port Chester has closed and, according to owner Michael Janetta, is in the midst of a "repositioning." Same with its adjacent restaurant, Village Beer Garden.

Ardsley-based Riviera Bakehouse, meanwhile, is still on target to go into the Tarrytown train station though there's no exact timetable. Owner Liv Hansen is hoping for the summer but said it could be the fall or winter.
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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by CarterB » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:28 pm

Valhalla Crossing, Valhalla NY
Club Car, Mamaroneck NY
Peppino's, Katonah
Hastings Station, Hastings on Hudson NY
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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Ridgefielder » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 pm

Whistle Stop Bakery, Branchville
Broken Symmetry Gastropub, Bethel
Chappaqua Station, Chappaqua

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Never one to ignore the red-headed stepchild branch: Naugatuck is now home to "The Station" (http://www.thestation.online/)

My favorite though, is Plan B in the old Simsbury station on the Canal line, but that's not MNRR related :P
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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by throttlejockey » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:53 pm

I've been to Paci at Southport. It was either 1999 or 2000. All I remember is the food was good but the portions were small. Also a bit expensive if I remember correctly. It wasn't my kind of place.

I've also been to a restaurant on the lower Hudson during the same time period. I don't remember the name. It was ok. Sorry I can't give more or better info.

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Rockingham Racer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:42 pm

Cold Spring on Hudson has one, also, I believe.

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Kurt » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:26 am

Pleasantville, NY ---Pubstreet

https://www.pubstreet.com/

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Kurt » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:28 am

Rockingham Racer wrote:Cold Spring on Hudson has one, also, I believe.

Cold Spring Depot

http://www.coldspringdepot.com/

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by radioman2001 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:46 pm

Pleasantville, NY ---Pubstreet

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Fri May 24, 2019 8:22 pm

-The Dining Car, Brewster
-Rolling Steam, Pelham
-Hudson Social Bar, Dobbs Ferry
-Brzzaar Cafe, Irvington
-Daily Fare Bakery, Bethel (in the new ConnDOT station, not old depot)
-Station House Wine Bar, Stratford
-Donut Crazy, Westport
-Southbound Cafe & Bar, Pearl River
-Golden Krust Caribbean, Spring Valley

And of course: GCT lower level dining concourse, Oyster Bar, Campbell Apartment.
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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by ExCon90 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Speaking of the Campbell Apartment, wasn't there a report awhile back that it was going to discontinue public operation and be open for private parties only? Did anything come of that?

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Sun May 26, 2019 8:22 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Speaking of the Campbell Apartment, wasn't there a report awhile back that it was going to discontinue public operation and be open for private parties only? Did anything come of that?
Campbell is open, though now under new management (Gerber Group).
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by ExCon90 » Tue May 28, 2019 3:18 pm

Thanks for that--very reassuring to know.

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Jenny on a M2 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:38 am

Rise and Shine, located in the southbound station house at Fairfield.

Doors open right onto the track 3 platform for added convenience when I'm running late. :wink:

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:19 am

Going back further, Monroe station on the Erie Main Line (operated by MNCR for a few months in early 1983) is now "American Grill".
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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