Close enough to Manhattan to be considered a sixth borough, yet far enough removed that city dwellers can soak up all the hiking trails, centuries-old mansions, waterside views and small-town charm they desire, Westchester County is certainly worth the trip. If natural splendor isn’t enough to sway you, consider that the area is an underrated hub for next-level food.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown is Westchester County’s only resto on the Michelin stars list (they were awarded two, BTW). But as of 2022, 15 eateries were awarded Bib Gourmand status, a just-as-coveted distinction reserved for restaurants that serve exquisite food at a reasonable price. Of the lot, here are ten that we find particularly exceptional. (As in, they’re worth hopping the train from Grand Central just to grab dinner or making the drive from New Jersey or Connecticut.)