La Cremaillere Restaurant
La Cremaillere Restaurant

La Cremaillere Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frenchcountryrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9142349647
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: Dinner 1:00pm - 8:00pm Prix Fixe Lunch Menu also available on Sundays between 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Lunch Menu is not available on Holiday Sundays)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French American, French
  • Executive Chef: Albert Astudillo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: La Crémaillère Restaurant offers Private Dining Rooms available for 12 to 45 people for Dinner Parties, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Small Weddings, Religious Celebrations and Business Meetings. Please contact restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Chambry 9142349647

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: La Crémaillère Restaurant offers Valet Parking in our private parking lot on weekends and holidays.
A word from La Cremaillere Restaurant
La Crémaillère Restaurant is a charming French Country Restaurant, nestled in a 1750 white clapboard farmhouse in Westchester County New York, called the "Widow Brush House.” This romantic, historic & venerable Restaurant, with it's Award Winning Wine Cellar & it's highly reputed Cuisine, has been delighting a local & cosmopolitan clientele for five decades. Opened in 1947, this quaint country restaurant offers contemporary French fare, beautifully presented with excellent service in an elegant & uniquely classic setting. The Menu at La Crémaillère emphasizes fresh ingredients & changes on daily, weekly & seasonal basis. Menu items range from a variety of domestic & imported fish selections to seasonal game offerings during the fall & winter. Very easily accessible on the Greenwich, CT/Bedford, NY border, with easy directions from the Merritt Parkway. Take Exit 31 (North Street, Greenwich, CT). Turn towards Banksville, NY, 4 miles on right hand side
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
La Cremaillere Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)romantic (74)fit for foodies (68)notable wine list (42)neighborhood gem (29)great for brunch (21)great for lunch (21)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Food -- Iffy Service
    RichW
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent. Two service problems. A special appetizer we ordered was $32.00 and that is a high enough extra price that the waiter should have mentioned that in advance. The waiter was a bit rude. He kicked my wife's handbag under the table, he was uncooperative about switching a vegetable or offering us a small taste of a special soup to see if we wanted to order it. None of this should happen in this level of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was OK. Service was excellent
    mjm814VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The salad was very good. The cod fish tasted like it had been frozen. The sauce of blood oranges was very good. Next time I would order cafe latte rather than capuchino
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paa12556
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Perfect little gem for a special occasion. A bit pricey but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Five Stars! Absolutely Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything is always wonderful here! The food is delicious, the staff and owners are so welcoming, and the ambiance is so cozy and beautiful! Just like a trip to France!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • First Rate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    First Rate Food and the Ambiance is Warm and Comfortable. Service is Attentive and You Really Get the Sense That the Staff is Willing To Please! Can't Wait For Them To Light the Fireplace!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Rate Experience
    Agodava
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I had been in the past and enjoyed it very much. We were therefore surprised that a Groupon was available. We jumped on it and had another wonderful meal. The food is excellent, and the portions are just the right size. The potato rosti that came with the veal was a work of art. I junked the low carb regime for that in a heartbeat. The homemade ice cream is a wonder, and my souffle was perfect. The service is professional but not stuffy or condescending. The only issue I have is that the restaurant is in the middle of nowhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best french in westchester
    GREGBVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    One of Westchester's best restaurants. Great for that special night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you have a special occasion...
    SZGVJS
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is a beautiful French restaurant. It is a bit off the beaten track but is worth the trip for that special evening out. Pricey, yes..but you get a great meal in a lovely setting. Service is attentive but not cloying. We had asparagus potage and beet salad; filet of beef and roasted duck breast; chocolate and Grand Marnier souffles. All were wonderful. We didn't check the wine list so we can't comment on that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad to be back!
    amyy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    After a summer of enjoying lobster rolls and clam bakes...I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be back to La Cremaillere and settling in at our cozy table. We loved the white and green asparagus with a truffle sauce, a loin of lamb roasted with rosemary, and a warm breast of duckling salad with crispy skin...yum. Good to be home at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!!!
    CustomerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Sophisticated French cuisine beautifully presented. Wine list really for the insanely wealthy or expert aficiandoes. Wine list could benefit (meaning be more approachable) with some big Californias: e.g. BV Georges La Tour, BV Tapestry, Hewitt (named best wine in California and 4th best wine in the world), Provenance, and Sterling Three Palms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good as we expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We checked online review and find it has very positive review. So we were excited to be there. However, it looks fancy but the food does not taste well. It does not worth the price it marks there. I will not bring my friend to be there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A disappointing experience
    Cuisinegal
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    La Cremaillere was always one of our go-to choices when we wanted outstanding food, service and ambiance. We were disappointed by the deterioration in the total experience. The menu selections were reduced and banal. There were fewer waiters and those on duty were inattentive, poorly trained. Though the restaurant is still charming and romantic, I hope that the owners can recapture its past glory in quality and sophistication in food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always superb
    Clumber
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Another special and outstanding meal with impeccible service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    FoodManVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I cannot say enough about the fine dining served to our table of four at La Cremaillere. Were there other diners there? Of course. But the service was so outstanding that they treated us like we were the only ones there. The food was delicious French. Lamb roulade and grouper specials were fabulous. The chef supplied a couple of little surprises to the table that were delicious. All four of us had soufflés - what a way to finish!!! If you're looking for a romantic, special occasion or just a great night out, you cannot go wrong with La Cremaillere. I did notice that someone posted that he came to this restaurant in shorts and was turned away (and gave a low rating). This is the finest of dining - dress appropriately. Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Formal and traditional
    Geekew
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Elegant country ambiance, quiet formal patrons, traditional French menu. Duck was roasted perfectly, salmon was properly grilled. Both dishes were traditional yet had inventive flavors induced. Keeping with the French stereotype, the only negative was the snooty waiter who was oblivious to his indifferent attitude. All other service was attentive and professional. Overall, the perfect location to make an impression on a business associate, romantic interest, or a foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience
    Yateszee
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Le Cremaillere was outstanding in all facets. we did the tasting menu and loved every item from the seafood gratin in lobster sauce to the veal which was as good as we've ever had. the service was impeccable and the attention to detail fantastic. we cant wait to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Le Crem is a gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fabulous food, outstanding service, relaxing comfortable enviroment and killer Wine list. We do recomend the booth seating as the old school dining chairs are pretty stiff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • our first visit
    Jake
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of the best Beet and goat cheese salad ever, Halibut to perfection, superb ravioli with sweet peas, great ambiance and service. We will be back in spite of some hick-ups in other orders.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful country French ambience with delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a pleasure
    experiencedElder
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    One of those true reliable spots where the food, service, and environment are wonderful. A particular treat on Sunday when it is very quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Philg
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It is the only real French restaurant left in the NYC area
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic French
    sariego
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have dined here before and it always reminds me of being in PRis because of the country French decor and their old school ways of serving. The food is good. I had the fish special and it was scrumptious and cooked to perfection. My husband ordered the lamb chops medium and they came out rare so he was not very satisfied with that. The highlight was the soufflé for dessert. Absolutely perfect in execution and flavor. The service was impeccable as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amag
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We really lucked out...26th Anniversary! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dede
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Amazing food and service. Beautiful decor. I can't believe I got it on groupon. Classyist place in the Fairfield Count area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience!
    Daisy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been raving about this restaurant ever since my sister and I had dinner there. I cannot say enough good about it. The food was so delicious, the waiters were very attentive, the quiet atmosphere was very relaxing, and the special gifts from the chef (such as smoked salmon) were such a nice surprise! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely Place - Great Food & Service
    LifetimeNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was terrific -- better than I had even remembered -- service was gracious and professional -- not overbearing -- ambience was delightful: such a pretty, romantic atmosphere. An excellent place for a very special occasion. Expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Country French Feel
    BobbyroatanVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Each time my wife and I dine at Cremailliere we always enjoy and cannot wait to return. The service is first rate and the food is exceptional. At our last visit, my wife enjoyed the veal loin and I had the duck. Don't pass on the appetizers either. The sweet pea ravioli and the escarogot were wonderful. We topped it off with apple tart and the souffle (no long wait, either) were perfect. We are looking forward to our next visit. A pefect 10!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The Perfect Anniversary Venue
    mrdsVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    La Cremaillere is a delightful restaurant. The diningroom is beautiful, the food is superb, and the wait staff are cordial. Unfortunately, it is very expensive, making it a locale for special occasions only. It is definitely the perfect anniversary venue.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TOMTUBA
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We unfortunately had a bad experience. On La Cremiallere's website it says casual elegant for attire. So I wore a pair of knee length Polo white shorts and a beautiful shirt. When we arrived the Maître de turned us away. They allow women to wear skirts right? So this is discrimination. Anyway we can get a refund on our groupon. Not a good experience ?
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  • Impeccable Food and Service
    Sabine
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One dines at La Cremaillere. The service is impeccable, the French country ambience relaxing, and the menu is excellent. I would have preferred to have seen among the selections boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin, but as time goes on these delicacies are disappearing from French restaurants in the U.S. I am puzzled by this as they are wonderful delicacies! I ordered scallops. Fish is always a challenge, but my scallops were perfect. The potages were creamy and surfeit with goodies. I shall recommend this lovely restaurant to my friends, indeed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality French dinning
    Aim25VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    a hidden gem in the heart of Westchester.county. Professional and friendly service in a rustic French ambiance. We keep coming back for special occasions even if we live rather far from this area. Every thing you can expect from a top quality French restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Country Dining
    Voicesmith
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The table settings are exquisite. Always, there is an arrangement of fresh flowers on each table. The food is delicious and beautifully served. A wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fritz
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    La Cremaillere continues to be a wonderful dining experience. The food is excellent and the staff is most gracious. The ambiance is totally charming. It is our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of France in Banksville
    RobbiVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My Grouper was delicious. Artichoke terrine was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amyy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Wonderful summer night again at La Cremaillere! Red snapper in champagne truffle sauce and a glass of rose from Provence ... put a big smile on my face! My boyfriend and I love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food needs update
    DBM1VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had high hopes for a special occasion meal, but we were disappointed by the food. While well-executed, with excellent, fresh ingredients, dishes were over- sauced and too rich. We expected a lighter touch for a summer menu. Wine list had very few bottles priced under $60- wines were mostly French, and many in the triple digits. The decor is charming and service attentive. But with the steep prices, not worth the money.
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  • Always excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    In addition to the excellent food, impeccable service & charming ambiance at La Cremaillere, we go there to sit and converse in a peaceful, gracious atmosphere. No one is ever rushed and the noise level is low. Have been there twice this month to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Perfection
    MpspVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Gracious hosts, impeccable low key service, divine food, warm and beautiful country French atmosphere-nothing missing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Feeling of being in France
    Musicmuse
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    it was a very quiet day as the weather was beautiful and many were out enjoying tennis, etc. We chose to leave the city for a lovely delicious experience. We were not disappointed. My salmon was cooked to perfection with a savory sauce. The warm chocolate cake was made with butter, an ingredient I require for good taste. We hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Ankie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The service as always is excellent. I found the food a bit dull. The melon soup offered gratis was interesting but my salmon entree lacked oomph. We dined on a groupon and that was accepted graciously.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate