Emma's Ale House
Emma's Ale House

Emma's Ale House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.emmasalehouse.com/
  • Phone: (914) 683-3662
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily from 12 to 2 Kitchen open from 12 to 11 Sunday thru Thursday Friday and Saturday kitchen stays open to 12 Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 3
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are always welcome.
  • Private Party Contact: Casey Egan 9146833662

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mamaroneck Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and there is a lot across from the restaurant.
A word from Emma's Ale House
At Emma's Ale House, diners will enjoy classic American Comfort Food in a refreshingly unpretentious and convivial atmosphere. Emma's blends great food in a cozy, family-friendly dining room and fine spirits at a lively bar, where full meal service is available. Emma's Ale House is destined to become a local favorite for all diners.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Emma's Ale House reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (48)great for lunch (29)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (15)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (8)special occasion (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • tangoVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Frequent this restaurant often. Usually very good. Had the the Chicken Pot Pie . Very tasty and more than ample as the deep dish seemed never ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Everything was excellent, friendly and attentive staff, love the warm pretzels with mustard, enjoy the spinach & artichoke dip, Emma's feels like home. Burgers are great have to get it with a fried egg my favorite, the mac attack burger is awesome too bacon with mac & cheese wow! amazing our go to place..see you soon emma
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG you have to order the Mac & Cheese!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Love the location of Emmas, the employees are friendly, the food is great. My dinner companion had the Emma chophouse salad w/ salmon, she said it was the best she had ever had. I had the short ribs, fantastic . Our waiter was very attentive. All in all we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service and cold atmosphere
    audb
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The person who sat us appeared to b miserable to be there and was completely cold which must of rubbed off on our waiter. The waiter was just going through the motions (badly) and seemed to careless about us and our dining experience. He was unattentive, saw empty glasses and did not inquire about another drink order, did not ask us about the food or come by the table until we were almost done with the meal and generally appeared to have a bad attitude. The upside is that the food was good and we did get sat right away with reservations. Maybe sitting in the bar area is the way to go...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very nice experience. Some highlights were French onion soup, tacos, ahi tuna and salmon. After dinner drinks in bar was enjoyable. Staff very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • xyz123VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    good salads for lunch. waitress was pleasant, although we couldn't find her after we got the bill and wanted to pay.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This neighborhood eatery and bar is exceptional! Living around the corner, we eat here at least twice a month. Relaxed atmosphere, wonderful servers - - great food. The menu is diverse - offering some traditional tavern foods but with a twist, i.e. the bbq wings are out of this world. The specials are to die for and can sell out. Yes, the food is that good. I don't think there is anything on the menu we haven't tried. Everything is great! They are a nice selection of craft beers and cocktails. The brunch,is delicious too. Try this wonderful restaurant/tavern, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is very good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Have been here several times and it is consistently good food, good service and a nice place to go for dinner. Always an interesting menu with an eclectic mix. Something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ride staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Waiter was very rude. Demanded water bottle from my wife to pour into our glasses. We felt packed in the restaraunt.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like to Lunch
    LunchDiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I took two business associates to Emma's recently. We had good food (specials and salads) and easy conversation. Our server was extremely understanding with timing because I had to leave by 1:10 to get to another appointment. I recommend Emma's
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good.
    lsashinVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    No surprises here...something for everyone to enjoy, served by a friendly, professional staff at a price that makes paying the bill the cherry on the Sundae. Not just this time, all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a casual date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Kind of an upscale pub feeling here. The food was pretty good and the drink selection seemed great. Good beers on tap. Overall, a really nice place for a casual meal on a Friday night or for a casual date. Only thing is that it is a bit noisy, but that can't really be helped as it isn't a big place. Also, it was packed on Friday Night!!! So make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tangoVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Go here often. Everything very good as usual. Will return again. Had excellent sliders and the parmesan encrusted artichoke hearts. A gad place for a decent meal, and/or some small plates. if you so desire
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • if they were only on the strip...
    redmeatandwhiskey
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Perfect locale because if Emma's was on Mamaroneck Ave, you'd never get a table. its always good. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service and good food
    GBfromNYVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We eat here often and have a terrific time, this was a special treat for my wife when her BFF flew in from CA for her birthday, the restaurant was in on the surprise and made it a great girls night out with delicious Mac and cheese and salmon BLT but most of all friendly service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been here many times for dinner, but this was the first time I had eaten lunch here. Warm pretzel rolls with mustard to start are always welcome. I ended up with a salmon burger, which was huge--I'm not sure how anyone gets the whole thing in his/her mouth--and very tasty. I deconstructed it and was able to eat about 3/4 of it with about 1/4 of the bread. Fries were a little too good!! My friend had a wrap and really enjoyed it. In past dinners, the entrees were delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, from pub far to fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great evening
    localfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Never been disappointed at Emma's, food is always great, wait staff is always very attentive, and make sure you save room for the krispy cream bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!!! Decor is centered around dogs with tasteful artwork and photos, along with other touches around the restaurant. FYI the name of the restaurant "Emma" is named after a faithful companion. Reservations are recommended for weekend nights which can be busy. Bar is always busy also, with lots of tv's showing the games that day
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place You Can Count On
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    College buddy stopped in town and it was a great place to have a bit to eat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch/dinner
    Lezie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Emma's has become my favorite place to share a relaxing, delicious lunch with girlfriends. Last week I took my husband and another couple and they loved too! The specials are consistently creative and healthy. It's a real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious brunch!
    Ruthie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love Emma's, will definitely be back again. Nice atmosphere and the food is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 543 reviews are from the Emma's Ale House reviews archive.
  • Phenomal restaurant all around
    FitForFoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Delicious food made with fresh ingredients. Diverse menu has something for everyone. My family and I come to Emma's about once a week now for almost four years since we moved into the neighborhood. Owners and staff are like family. Feels like I am dining at home but with better food and service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inviting
    Addison
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Good food. Good service. Love the dog paintings. Food was a little expensive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not to be missed
    jennylewiscat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Emma's Ale house is an outstanding restaurant that never disappoints. Great service, great staff and a menu that has something for everyone. I have never been there and not seen customers smiling, relaxed and enjoying the experience. Casey and his crew have given White Plains a classic! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!!
    Joanne
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have been to Emma's many times and it never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    TravelersVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great local spot to go with friends and family. Food was ok. Menu is filled with reliable favorites. Love the pretzels and mustard.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Lunch
    datenight
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    They were great, we were with a few families and we wanted to be near each other and they were very good with our seating requests. Service was great even with a packed restaurant. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great food. Small place so seating isn't great, tables are too close. But overall great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    annap
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It was noisy. Full of screaming kids. And we were sat in the very back of the restaurants in what seemed like an added on part of the restaurant. The waiter was there too much when you didn't want him and not enough when you did. Our drinks for 4 came out at 3 different times. The only app/salad was a caesar, and it was just ok too. No entree particularly shined, but the portions were good. I love the pretzels that come out as bread, although very filling. I've been here before with a better experience. Don't know why it wasn't better this time. I'm disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Went in for lunch with several coworkers. The service was good and everyone had a wonderful lunch. The salmon burger was well prepared, fresh and delicious. I would definitely eat here again. "
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    SteveC
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been here multiple times and it never disappoints. The food is consistently excellent and the service great. They have a nice selection of draft beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    emmafan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love everything about Emma's! The food is delicious and the menu is so diverse. I get something different every time and love it. I also love Emma's Cream Ale!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    lovetogoout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nothing special - a bit overpriced. The presentation of the food was nice. But considering the prices, not worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tangoVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Eat here often, This experience, not so hot. Wife ordered the special soup. Not at all to her likeing. Color of soup, a dark green was a put off to start with. Only green vegetables used, little liquid. Sent it back. Was not charged for soup. Have had better here. But unfortunayely never with their soups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Performer
    lsashinVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We've been eating @ Emmas since it opened and we have NEVER been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy, cool vibe
    Cutie2dine
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food was good, nice selections of beer and wine, wait staff gave us plenty of time to linger. Would def recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our hood spot
    SurfermomVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Good food. Fun atmosphere. All in iur neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our meal
    Noanie
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at Emma's---good food, good service, good all around!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great food and service. Emma's Ale is a must try. Awesome to see the owner constantly looking over her customers to ensure everything is good and they are happy. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Emmas ale house never disappoints. My wife and I have been there many times and always enjoy our dining experience.. From food, to service, to ambience, they simply get it right. We look forward to many more dinners at Emmas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable setting
    PokeVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great cozy, neighborhood place. Fun menu and delicious. Shared the tuna tar tar guacamole and it was outstanding with colorful red chips. Crab cakes were full of crab and excellent, as always. Waitress remembered us from a month ago and that was warming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate