When we first got there we waited for a table even though we had reservations and there were plenty of empty tables--the hostess was temporarily MIA, but very apologetic and friendly when she got to us. When you first enter there's a fantastic bar with big screen tv's and plenty of beer taps. It felt like a real casual kind of restaurant, until you saw the prices on the menu. An interesting note was the beer list on an iPad categorizing and explaining every beer they offer--which is a huge selection of NY brews. The mac & cheese was delicious, my husbands steak cooked to perfection and excellent quality and taste; my house special cod was very good, and the service was good but there seemed to be a little confusion at times.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pinch me, I must be dreaming
This restaurant is a beer lover's paradise with 100 NY craft beers on tap and growlers to go. We sampled a number of dishes on the menu and were very pleased with most of them. The French onion soup, in particular, was outstanding. Other dishes we really enjoyed were the burger, cod brandade, mac and cheese, shrimp panini and cheesecake. (Had the tuna tartare on a separate visit and that was also very good). We dined just a few weeks after opening and it was clear that the kitchen and staff were still working through some timing issues. However, management was very attentive and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great dining experience. James, the beer program manager, was very knowledgeable & helpful. Can't wait to go back!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant!!!! Great food, service. At least 99 choices of beer. Hamburgers to steak. Will definitely invite friends to go - Go up the crystal stairs in the casino.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bet at the track
Tried the new restaurant at Empire city. We were pleasantly surprized By the decor and was seated immediately.
The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food we had I must say was exceptional. We sat facing the open kitchen.
And while watching the kitchen staff prepare the meals we realized how difficult it is to run a kitchen as well as they did.
We would definitely without a doubt recomend this restaurant. As I said before its the best bet at the track.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wide selection of beers from
Wide selection of beers from NY State is what drew me here. The food was above average new american. Just expect to pay a premium to eat in a casino.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, service was
Food was good, service was spotty. Sun in my eyes throughout meal was very uncomfortable. Maitre'd was creepy and pompous.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Modern Beer Place
A very hip place and the food was very good....A little disappointed in the shrimp cocktail because it wasnt worth the $ 16, but I would go back....Great beer menu
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and drink
So planned a party, 9 people, the food terrific, the drinks were awesome and this is a well put together Art Deco restaurant with a selection of beer's out of this world. Remember the booths you sat in as a kid in a diner, well now where the jukebox use to be you have spouts for selected drafts, ingenious.
Honestly I want to go back there today. Had a great party, everyone loved it. You have got to go!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress alta was great
Our waitress alta was great .beer selection also great overall pretty nice place only things i didnt like were some of the prices & the seating was alittle tight for big guys
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden in Empire City Racino in Yonkers is Pinch. The menu is somewhat limited but I have eaten here several times and the food is quite good and very consistent. Beer theme is a bit stupid as are the I Pads for a portion on the menu but it is worth trying. It is a little expensive since gambling diners may use their points for food only, not liquor or gratuities. The owners (of Racino) finally got one thing right and believe me that wasn't easy.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner 3 times
We have been there 3 times. Best restaurant at Empire. Good menu if not looking for traditional fare. Excellent open face crab cake sliders with 3 great dipping sauces. Flavorful Mac n cheese. Yummy burgers & other sandwiches. Nice atmosphere and possibilities for future. Why don't drafts at the tables work yet? I have been to another bar with these - a very cool feature. I know it is new but can't anybody get these working??? Other negatives: Way overpriced. Even with our casino coupons, expensive. We like to eat at nice pricey restaurants but not necessary to charge these prices in YONKERS especially! The service was very slow - dumb if they want people to gamble. All desserts need help. Nice presentations but need flavor.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Empire
The burger though was nothing special. Excellent corn chowder
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pinch with friends
Have gone twice now with small groups of friends. Food is good, beer and wine lists are on an iPad and are outstanding.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place to eat in casino
We totally enjoyed the food and service was great everyone is very polite and helpful will be back many more times in the future
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pinch was a Pleasure
We found Pinch at Empire Casino in Yonkers, NY a real gem among this Raceway/Casino. The decor is classy and upbeat, the choice of beer & coctails first class! The food was very good. Our server was professional, knowledgeable and polite
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kenya was so sweet. She made
Kenya was so sweet. She made our experiance outstanding.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
i feel the service from the
i feel the service from the bar is much too slow. I had to ask 2x where is my wine
I also feel the music played is confusing. By this I mean if you are sitting in certain areas of PINCH, you here 2 different sets of songs playing, very very annoying
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM