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121 Restaurant & Bar - North Salem
121 Restaurant & Bar - North Salem

121 Restaurant & Bar - North Salem Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://121group.com/restaurants/north-salem/about
  • Phone: (914) 669-0121
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday: 10:30am - 3:00pm Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Beck Bolender
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let 121 cater your next event

    We offer beautiful private spaces at our restaurants, in addition to many other distinct venues. No matter the location, 121 will ensure that you enjoy the company of your guests, while our executive chefs and a carefully trained staff care for your every need. You may rest assured that any event you plan with us will be a truly memorable soiree that suits your occasion and budget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt. 121 & Dingle Ridge Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: While there is parking directly behind the building there is also on street parking as well.
A word from 121 Restaurant & Bar - North Salem
121 Restaurant has been serving the North Salem and the larger Westchester Community since 1999. Our chef mandates the use of local, organic, and sustainable products, never compromising quality. The simplicity and bold flavors of our dishes stimulates a culinary driven dialogue between diners, allowing them to find their common ground through food. 121’s menus hold no allegiance to any one cuisine or culture, rather a compendium of comfort foods throughout the world, with a modernized flare.

The restaurant’s country / modern décor juxtaposed against our New Comfort cuisine, will have even the most timid diner savoring new flavors, without feeling overwhelmed. The North Salem country atmosphere represents a simple, yet unique dining experience that can be appreciated by families, young adults, and individuals from numerous walks of life.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a most enjoyable lunch. Not hurried - food was prepared extremely well. Much better than before. Having a water bottle left at the table was a plus."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "New management definitely needs to work on service and menu. It's not the same 121. The servers were sweet and polite, but they did not know the wine/alcohol menu, did not remove appetizer plates before entrees arrived, did not check on us immediately after the "salads" arrived. The menu is not clear. I ordered what I thought from the description was a mango, strawberry, goat cheese salad. Well, the plate arrived with no greens. This "salad" was listed under "Caesar" and others on the starter portion of the menu. Just the week before, I had visited and ordered a strawberry, goat cheese salad for lunch and it HAD greens. Inconsistent! Pleas have the waitstaff wear a crisp white or blue blouse. The servers outfits are too casual."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This previous version of 121 had far better food quality and food presentation. We loved 121 and we're saddened by this new interpretation. Hopefully they can fix it quickly. Lots of similar comments from friends."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "New chef was great. Loved the food. Only thing I would complain about was that they brought it out too fast."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The last three times we dined at 121, we were very disappointed with the service. After the restaurant closed for renovation, we were surprised by the limited menu, the increase in price for most items on the menu and the new decor left us "cold". Service was still terrible. We won't be back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was our second trip here in a week. The remodeled space was very nice and seemed more spacious. The full window into the kitchen was a really nice addition. Tuna Tartare, Shrimp Ceviche and Pea Soup were fantastic. Never had pea soup like this before. (It was ordered both trips). Pizza was excellent, Lobster roll was outstanding. A very unique chimichurri sauce came on the hanger steak. It wasn't spicy at all, which brought out the other flavors. The presentation of the steak with crisp potatoes and grilled broccolli was different, and very tasty. This has become our new "go to" restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love the renovation new menu. The staff is friendly & working hard to please. Still have a few service issues, but I am sure all the kinks will be worked out. So glad they are back in town!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at 121 since their remodeling. The drinks, ambiance, and energy was all very enjoyable. However, the entrees and dessert were was disappointing. The snapper dish was edible but not special in any way. The pork sausage that was part of the scallop entrée was bland. It's no surprise that, since they kept our wine with everyone else's at a central location, we were told at one point we had finished our bottle even though we had seen wine left during the last pour. The very nice waiter acknowledged his mistake a few minutes later. Just overall lacking when you spend an average of over $30 per entrée. The appetizers were actually quite tasty. We all really liked the experience until the entrees. Disappointed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The wait staff T Restaurant 121 goes way beyond the norm to be of service. I asked for a few extra needs for my meal and all were filled immediately. When the floor air conditioner came on too strongly under my seat, they turned it off. Food choices are interesting-- not your usual. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Recently rebooted, 121 has a fresh look, new menu, impeccable food and staff. Between us the had the kale salad (great), lobster roll (excellent), sweet chili shrimp and cheddar grits (surprisingly amazing) and the artic char (incredible especially the spring onions). We liked 121 before and love it now. Many thanks to the team at 121 for a great meal and great service."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The renovations are beautiful, the place looks great. The lobster rolls were delicious, a little on the small side. One person in our group asked for a lunch size portion of a salad appetizer & the waiter advised her that it was a good size already. This was definitely not true. Another friend ordered sesame chicken. The single dried out slab of chicken was coated on one side with sesame seeds - no sauce. She had to return it to the kitchen and order something else. Lunch was overpriced and nothing to rave about. The service was okay. The menu is all over the place. I really miss a number of items that they've been serving for years. Hopefully they'll iron things out quickly, in the past I always looked forward to going to 121."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The space has been completely redone, no more dining in the bar area; main dining room is modern with mix of wood, metal and brown/white. Interior wall window provides view into kitchen. The menu has transformed, again. There are several interesting new options, but long time favorites for some are gone. The menu is driven by seasonal best available ingredients and could change weekly. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Having been a longtime patron of 121, I was excited but also a little nervous about the renovations. Those fears disappeared the second we went inside. The place looks great! The bar is now a lounge area perfect for casual dining with a group. Also, the bar scene was vibrant and a lot younger than I remember prior to the renovation. As for the dining experience, the small-plate menu is amazing and crafted for foodies like my wife and me. We tasted our way through several incredible and unique plates before ordering the entrees. And the great wine selection is entirely BY THE GLASS! Awesome for trying a few different things and pairing the wine with each dish. We LOVE the new 121! Well worth the wait, and we'll be back soon."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This was my first time in since they have renovated. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the entire space, next time I go i'm sitting in what I was told is the Ridge Room. On this visit I was in a dining room next to the bar that had a large window putting the kitchen on display, it was super neat to be able to see everything happening! The new menu is really exciting, so many things I would never thing to order but glad I did; scotch egg, chicken pepites and charred cauliflower! They still had my all time favorite, shrimp & grits - and a great hangar steak with a baked and then fried potato! 121 has always been good but now it's the kind of place my friends will love coming to time and time again. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "They redid the entire place - nice atmosphere - good looking interior but the food is terrible. The appetizer of lamb riblets was 99% fat - not edible. and the pizza with Hollandaise sauce was dripping (way too much) with an unappealing orange sauce. they should Dab it on - instead of slathering. The bread (made from pizza dough) was terrific but the food wasn't good. It's ironic because the food , before the overhaul, was quite good. What happened to" leave well enough alone,""
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The restaurant was half empty and the server forgot we were there. It took over and hour to get our meals. The pizza's we order were ok, but my guest come in fro LI, and NJ to eat the shrimp Thai pizza we had in the past (we were disappointed to learn they no longer offered it). New owners? The magic of the restaurant is missing, we'll skip any future encounters after golf, and find some other restaurant for comfort food elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure going to 121. The food and service are always excellent! The remodel and new menu are awesome too!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Too slick and menu is too complicated. What was wrong with our cozy country place that was on our list of favorites?"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The new décor is nice, but my wife and I much prefer the old menu to the new one. The current menu, with many more unusual dishes, seems to be trying too hard to replicate something one might find in NYC. I don't believe remote northern Westchester is ready for this. Several diners around us seemed to agree as they longed for items that are no longer on the menu. In addition, the new menu is not especially kid-friendly."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I have frequented 121 many times for lunch and dinner. This was our fist time back since the renovation. We liked it much better before - it had charm and warmth- now it doesn't. They tried to modernize and make the look more hip - doesn't work for us. The one thing I did like very much was the window to the kitchen in the dinning room. Service was slow and not attentive. And the menu was awful. Too esoteric and not enough entrees. We had to settle on pizza and that's not what we went there for. We did enjoy the kale and Caesar salads we ordered. They ran out of the desert we wanted and it was only 9:00. We would return, but only if the menu changes. Sorry to see this lovely neighborhood gem change."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Valet service (new) much appreciated. Renovations make the place brighter and upscale. Well done. Price Fixed menu was very good and reasonable. Service was attentive and prompt. One criticism: AC was turned up too high. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A little disappointing. We were seated for 15 mins before we were given a menu, another 10 mins before someone took a drink order and then another 10 mins for the drinks to arrive - that was the tone for the rest of the service in general. Our waiter ignored our son when he was taking drinks orders (maybe thought kids wouldnt want anything) and later actually walked away whilst our son was ordering his meal. The menu was small so we thought everything would be exquisite, in fact it was very average. Lamb riblets were especially very fatty. The pizza was good though, the rennovations are great, atmosphere very nice but they need to improve service and attention to detail. We used to love 121 and hope it recovers its previous form. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were looking forward to dining here after the new renovation. The new menu has fewer selections and there were no specials the night we dined. We had a hard time finding something to choose but that could be because lots of our old favorites are no longer on the menu. The new renovation gives the restaurant a very light open feel. Not a fan of the long table in the middle of the main dining area. Surprisingly, there were some service issues, not something I would have expected from a restaurant that has been around for a while. My daughter got the wrong pizza, our doggie bag was never delivered and the service was choppy at best. I'm hoping the kinks get worked out soon as this was one of our favorite places."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "121 has gone through a complete renovation and transformation! The place looks great, the food is outstanding and we love it! We've been there twice so far and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "It's always crowded and the service is a bit slow but that is all ok given the great food they serve."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I love going to this neighborhood restaurant. It never fails to deliver. I also l like the updated menu. I am looking forward to seeing the renovations even though I don't think you need them."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "121 seems to have a new life. The menu is inspired again and it sounds like a pending renovation will help reinvigorate this favored local gem. Brad has come from behind the bar and is now managing 121. He's bringing the flare and expert service to the restaurant that James Brown use to engender when he was there. Great to have you back 121!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is a nice, quaint place with good service and tasty food. Definitely will go again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "One of our favorites in Northern Westchester as you can never go wrong even though it has changed chefs and I believe owners over the past few years.. Consistently good food and great atmosphere and the manager, Brad is doing a great job with making sure that all guests are taken care of."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "121 is a neighborhood gem. There is always something new to try. Foods are prepared in unique ways using interesting ingredients. We have been patrons of 121 for many years and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have really enjoyed 121 in the past, but dinner the other night was just ok. First, we were seated in the basement, which is clearly "family purgatory" because it was basically all tables with kids of varying ages. I asked for one of the many empty tables in the main dining room (my son is a mature teenager), but was told they were all reserved. That should have been a tip-off. The menu seems to have shrunken since my last visit, and it was definitely more challenging to find interesting dishes. The food was fair, the service was painfully slow and disorganized, and I left feeling like I probably wouldn't be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had made a reservation but had to wait at least half an hour before we got a table--a bad one at that! Right near the service entrance to kitchen."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had an 8:15 reservation. Didn't sit until 9:10. Our waiter was cold and lacked personality-maybe cracked one smile at end of meal. Food was good, but not sure I'd quickly go back. Overall experience wasn't worth the wait. Btw, parking is a major issue-make sure you bring a flashlight."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had another great meal at 121! This restaurant never fails to deliver an exceptional experience. Food, wine/drinks,scenery and service team are always top notch! We can't wait to try their new brunch menu!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We ordered 5 different appetizers and all were excellent; I would recommend octopus and bouillabaisse; I am a small person and could order just bouillabaisse and salad as a main dish. The wine list is limited but one can certainly find what he/she wants. Having table-cloth would be a great addition to already very good food presentation."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "While the décor is nice, the food is first rate as is the very earnest service. Very good wine list."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Service is terribly slow. 3 tables were serviced before us while they came in a good 20 minutes after we sat and ordered. Food is mediocre. Burger is a highlight! Staff is disorganized and all over the place. Such a cute place but service has never been a strong suit of this restaurant. I recommend if you can tolerate slow service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was our first time and we will go back. Food was creative and enjoyable, Wine list was extensive. Parking was a bit tough but who cares. Service was spot on. We cleaned our plates, made a few toast and we will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and have been to 121 several times and decided to have Valentines Day dinner there. It has always been a great experience. Our server made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant and the food as always was great. Wonderful experience as always."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It would have been helpful if Open Table had published the prix fixed menu and set price for couples for Valentine's Day dinner. Basement seating was not romantic; no flowers on the table; and lots of rhythm and blues music piped in. Apres bouche was neglected to be served before the starter. Food tasty in spite of being luke warm upon serving. Desserts very delicious and thank you for the complimentary chocolate truffles. I would only return to 121 for lunch and have the shrimp and grits. Parking was awful."
    Dined on 2/14/2014