Chat American Grill
Chat American Grill

Chat American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chatamericangrill.com/
  • Phone: (914) 722-4000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch Sat 11:30-3:30
    Sunday Brunch 11:00-3:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jose Leon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: 40 seat room with fireplace and separate entrance. Perfect for baby and bridal showers, birthday celebrations, etc. We also offer our main dining room of 100 seats and a 120 seat outside patio for larger functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Mauro 9147224000
  • Entertainment: Live Dj saturday late night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chase Rd
  • Public Transit: Scarsdale Station off the Harlem Line 1/2 block from our location.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Chat American Grill has a large Municipal Parking Lot located directly behind the restaurant. Metered street parking is also plentiful.
A word from Chat American Grill
Chat American Grill opened in 2009. We are a conteparary American Restaurant. Owned and operated by the Mario Fava Restaurant Group. We are affiliated with Chat 19, Moscato and Lusardi's restaurants. Chat American offers "a little something" for everyone. Burgers, pizza, steaks, chops and fresh fish selections dominate the menu. As well as sandwiches and pastas. Chat American is open every day for lunch and dinner. We offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday as well. Chat American has an award winning bar and Cocktail list. And come the summer a beautiful outdoor patio for Al Fresco dining. Chat American has a wonderful nightlife at the bar Thurs, Fri, and Saturday.... And Delivery service available
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Chat American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (69)neighborhood gem (66)good for groups (42)great for lunch (41)fit for foodies (38)great for brunch (30)kid-friendly (27)special occasion (22)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (14)romantic (12)notable wine list (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Since the location is great for us we really wish the food was better. This time our server was very good, but most of the food was very mediocre with the exception of the wild salmon which was excellent. Chat would be better off doing less things very well instead of trying to create dishes in various cuisines and having them just be ehh or bland.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • salsy15VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Everything was nice. Table was small and felt a bit crowded. They knew it was my cousin's birthday so it would have been nice to have a candle in one of the desserts.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    lynne
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The shrimp dumplings were light and very tasty, with an excellent thickened sauce for dipping. The thin crust pizza was also very good, and the waiter was able to substitute mushrooms for the pepperoni.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fast east but not romantic..
    MarVic
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food: had a selection of menu and Restaurant week specials. All very good. Cheesecake for deserves special recognition. So did the chicken/mushroom lasagna. Steaks were OK but a bit tasteless - too seasoned. Mussels for appetizers tasty but on the small size. The service - proper and formal but lacking clarity of customer orientation. Relatively obscure to the experience. The facility - this is not the first time visit at the restaurant. Way too noisy with base level music unnecessarily drowning any chances of a tete-a-tete conversation. So if you are hungry, safe to eat but be prepared for a lot of noisy neighbors trying to out-do the overall ambient and music noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I went to this restaurant due to the great reviews, and although the scene and the feel of the restaurant was good, the food was just fair. I Would come back to the bar though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fun family night
    samk
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My husband, myself and our 2 kids had dinner at Chat. service was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too noisy to hear
    dininghealth1VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was good and so was the service, but I could not hear my friend across the table. It is extremely noisy and I was not happy due to that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food is good, service is good. However, it is a bit cramped. Also, in the background during dinner hours there is this awful music, it is kind of like nightclub music and just doesn't go with dining. This place turns into a club later at night and we wish they would save the annoying music for the late evening.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed us out
    Domino
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We sat down at 6:40pm Saturday night and we were back in the car at 7:25pm. Completely rushed our dinner. Literally stood by us with our entrees until my husband stopped eating his appetizer. Then they tried to take his dessert! The waitress actually had her hand on his dessert plate to take it away. How do you have appetizers, entrees, dessert and coffee in 40 minutes? Food was just ok, nothing special.
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  • Delish!
    SHSRaider2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As always excellent food and service! Been there multiple times never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tangoVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Been here many times. Very good as usual. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Little Disappointed...
    ShopgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We choose this restaurant based on the positive & glowing reviews. We, unfortunately found the food to be average at best. We just expected it to be better. The atmosphere is hip,fun and inviting & the service was quite good. I think the kitchen needs to step it up a bit. Sorry!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good meal.
    Cooke
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We were 3 vegetarians and a senior citizen. We all found delicious items, excellent service and good wine. We will eat there again. The music was a little too loud, but when we asked it was turned down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I have never had a bad meal there and I love their calamari!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Chat
    Marlin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I discovered Chat several years ago and always make a point of going there when I am in the area. I always find several things on the menu that I like and a nice glass of wine. This last visit was no exception. There is just something about the place that makes me happy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    gtc03
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was a good choice for a birthday celebration because of the many choices on the menu & the atmosphere. The spotty service somewhat spoiled our festive mood. We were relaxing over dessert & coffee & the waiter kept coming over for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable and friendly
    gotogoVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food. Lots of choices. On a sunny day, you can't beat the dining outdoors. Service is adequate but friendly. Can go often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very satisfied
    MLM12VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Always wanted to try this restaurant and glad I did. Whether you're in the mood to watch a game on the huge flat screen in the back room, or have a nice romantic dinner, this is a perfect choice. Food is great, service good. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Spot
    MyraAOVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was a beautiful, warm fall day. We had brunch on the patio. It was delicious, and they treated us well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tangoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Enjoyable meal, loved the steamed artichokes, angel hair spaghetti with crab meat and shrimp, soup special. Been here many times, nice atmosphere, good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chat's the spot
    BawledVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were very suprised to find such aa gem so nearby. The menu is broad wit'h food for all tastes. (Gluten-ree menu section.) The service was terrific. The six of u each had different salads and entrees and we shared a couple of appitizers. Everyone from the 3 year old to the 78 year old, was more tha pleased with the food. The wine list was adequate and our selection was excellent. We were so pleased, we tried the Chat 19 in Larchmont the next day. (Rate it the same!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful outdoor patio
    VillageResidentVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    One of the nicest things about warm weather is the opportunity to have a meal outside in the fresh air. I'm so happy with Chat because of their outdoor shaded patio, their pleasant and efficient service and their fresh food. The heirloom tomato salad was delicious and the fish wrap all that I had hoped for. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place for brunch
    VillageResidentVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We love brunch and love to try new brunch spots but every time we try somewhere new, we compare it to Chat and it comes up short. The outdoor patio is a lovely shaded spot. The service is always excellent and the servers are unfailingly pleasant. The eggs florentine is my favorite dish but there are many breakfast and lunch options to choose from. Iced coffee in a mason jar is not a new idea but it's terrific here. The patio can get a little crowded with large family groups but that means others enjoy Chat as much as we do.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tangoVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good to excellent as always. Excellent steamed artichoke, Branzino was just Ok. Very bland , have had better elsewhere, . My daughter had the pasta with shrimp. Enjoyed it throughly. Will return again. Wait service very good and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • xyz123VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Been to Chat many times & I keep giving it 1 more chance. think its chances are up though. the service is bad- waiters gather by the doorway & it's impossible to get someone's attention. our water glasses were never filled, bread basket not replenished, took 10 -15 mins. to get drink delivered (bloody mary came w/o celery although every other one we saw had it), had to ask for the specials, took 20 mins for waiter to come to take our order, good 40 mins to get lunch. food ok but not remarkable. best thing about the place is outdoor seating. waiter very grouchy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best outdoor dining in the area
    PoorserviceVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place, friendly maître d and excellent wait staff. Excellent food, delightful food ..one of the best outsoor spots in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Chat has returned to Life
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    100% improved over the last time we ate here (in July). Everything went well from the moment we sat down until we finished. Waiter was very pleasant & efficient; he repeated each request to make sure everything was correct. Appetizers which included salad & lobster/crab tacos were delicious, as was the grilled salmon. A key lime tart with coffee completed the meal. We asked the waiter if he was new to this Chat & he told us he was originally from Chat in Larchmont. His name is Mario & it's worth coming here for his great service & friendly attitude alone . Food is always good but service iffy to poor; this time all was excellent. We will ask for Mario the next time we come in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing dinner
    Sully38VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sitting on the patio on a Friday after a long week at work is a great way to start the weekend. The service is attentive and the food is delicious and beautifully presented.
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  • Great night at chat
    Greattime
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    First time at chat for dinner Great menu Food was fresh and nice presentation The greeting at the door was very friendly Service was attentive Cocktail list is very interesting After having a great meal decide to move to the bar which was very lively to relax and have an after dinner drink Great ambiance Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner
    Bird
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was great and the atmosphere amazing. Every couple of months a group of my girlfriends, usually six of us, go out for dinner, and this was by far one of the best locations we picked. The service was very good and the food was excellent. I ordered the spaghetti squash, which was excellent. For dessert we ordered Chat Bites. Of the chart delicious! Great outdoor space. I would highly recommend it. The menu is also fairly large so there is something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    VillageResidentVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Chat has become my favorite summer brunch spot. The service is excellent; pleasant yet unobtrusive. The range of options is large covering both breakfast and lunch. My favorite is the Eggs Florentine. The breezes flow through the outside patio and umbrellas keep the sun at bay. Iced coffee and cappuccino keep you cool. A+ in my book.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will definitely return
    TashaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal and I especially loved the outdoor dining. Although I felt our waiter was rushed and inattentive....the food was good and overall atmosphere very nice. I had the tuna steak and was told it was not spicy..however, it was....probably sesame oil. I might have asked to make it less spicy if I knew ahead of time. The kale Caesar salad was very good. I do plan to return...as many dishes looked really good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Neighborhood Gem
    HollyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When this restaurant opened in Scarsdale, it was quite the talk of the town. Many others have opened since, but Chat still provides a winning combo of great food, outdoor PRIVATE dining and a sensational bar scene.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good outdoor dining
    iluv2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Still can't figure out why this place is so busy except that it is so convenient. Food, at best is fair. Turkey burger was bland, sweet potato fries were underdone, artichoke salad was fair at best and the lobster tacos were nothing to write home about. And what about paying 4.50 for an iced tea? Anyway, the service was great-very attentive and relaxed and timely when we asked for things and to be able to sit outside on a nice night is terrific. The food just needs major improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoors setting for downtown
    centsibledinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When they first opened the food was better. Wish they would pay a little more attention to it and up their game. The menu choices are good, but the execution just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    Mermaid
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I chose the location for outdoor dining and the menu looked good. I was surprised by a large, beautifully decorated indoor space - definitely a place I can see myself. But I wanted outside. It's a delightful garden environment with a view of the park. The food was delectable, excellently prepared and plated. Nelson and the crew were wonderful. I'll go back if I have a chance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    BeanVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    great food and great serivce! Love the outdoor seating area
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the worst
    Foodie123VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was fair, service was non-existent. Waiter got 3 of the 4 meals wrong. Manager finally came over and did not do much better. We have eaten here a few times, always hoping that the next time will be better
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Chat American Grill reviews archive.
  • Chat - Scarsdale
    Inthehut
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great meal. Good service. Always enjoy coming here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Some of the wait staff doesn't seem to understand what is going on but overall- we enjoy the restaurant and will continue to eat there and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.