We went here for restaurant
We went here for restaurant week and received a great value. The food was nicely prepared and very fresh. I has grilled fish, a lovely appetizer salad with apples, and a yummy panne cotta for dessert. Service was good - attentive and pleasant. Had a blended red wine that was very good.
The restaurant is divided down the center w/ bar dining on one side and just dining on the other. I thought the atmosphere on the bar side was more pleasant, better lighting, felt more festive. Atmosphere on the other side of the wall was dull, dark and not warm enough. Overall though, a very good experience.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
LEARY AT FIRST--THAN LOVED IT
After moving my table to a booth, we were much cozier. There for restaruant week and only given 1 menu for 3 people I was concerned that this was one the particpating restaurnats that makes you feel uncomfortablwe to participating. But it wasn't, and the food is really innovative and very good. i had the liver appetizer and wow! I NEVER THOUGHT CANDIED WALNUTS ON TOP WOULD WORK BUT IT DOES. tHE REST WAS QUITE GOOD, PORTIONS GOOD SIZED. tHE NOISE WAS HIGH BUT ON THE WHOLE A REALLY GOOD LOCAL SPOT WITH SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOOD.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent talented kitchen.
Excellent talented kitchen. Noise level on a Saturday night is opressive.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We return to Harper's time
We return to Harper's time after time for our own grown-up dinners for two, or for taking out the kids with the grandparents. For family meals, eat EARLY and ask to be seated in the room "around the corner". Otherwise you sit in the front room right near the entrance which is cramped drafty and three times noisier than everywhere else. The wait staff is patient and puts in extra effort to make all the adults (even when serving our eccentric and picky extended family). Wish though they would be a bit more kid-friendly: would it really be so difficult to chop a few tomatoes to serve my first-grader? Really? You know there are tomatoes in the kitchen:)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My favorite meal is the hamburger..
My favorite meal is the hamburger...always cooked to perfection...delicious fries
Excellent service...very accommodating..
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful decor, great bar,
Beautiful decor, great bar, awesome food, home-made pasta tasted great!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, everything about
As usual, everything about Harper's Restaurant was excellent. My guests were my son and his family who live in Los Angeles, and are accustomed to dining at the top restaurants there. They were very impressed with the quality of the food, wine and everything else at Harper's.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is great! Have
This place is great! Have the Flat- Iron, you owe it to yourself! Also, the Brussels sprouts are on point. Go, now!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood place -
Nice neighborhood place - American food and pastas. Basic but quite good. Only complaint is the service was scattershot. It was a busy Saturday night, but took time to flag down waitpersons for refills on wine, beer, etc. The place seemed understaffed. But service was friendly and obviously trying. Second time there, will return.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
When Harper's first opened, we worried that there werent enough customers to keep this superb neighborhood restaurant going. Now, we cant get a weekend reservation. Well deserved popularity; very pleased you made it.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Diverse menu. Attentive service.
Diverse menu. Attentive service. Never had a bad meal there.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu was eclectic Some
The menu was eclectic Some a bit odd for a neighborhood
Restaurant. But the space was great and the food
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous cocktails and excellent food. Noisy, so it was a bit hard for our group of 7 to really talk, but by 9pm or so, it had quieted down. I've been here a few times, and I always love it. Portions seem to be larger than in the past. Try the Rockefeller cocktail (or almost any of their cocktails), the mushroom toast, the trout, potato in duck fat, flatiron steak. Nice chocolate torte for dessert. I've brought kids here and they do a good mac and cheese and other options for children.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always delicious,simple, tasty, fresh and inventive. The bartender is an artist. We have been coming here since it opened. We have celebrated birthdays and graduations, we have brought relatives from across the country, we have brought friends from the city, we came here when our power was out during the Hurricane, we come here for a midweek date night and double dates on Saturday nights. But no matter what the reason, the time of week or the time of year, Harpers is consistently a winner. My personal favorites: crispy duck leg, the brussell spout salad (when in season), the burger, the trout, the mussels and the Mack and Jack. My son swears by the flat iron steak and chocolate torte. But really everything is a winner
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Harpers several
We have been to Harpers several times for dinner and brunch. It is a really comfortable place, laid back.
The food is very good . It is a great local restaurant.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a change of scene...
...we drove up to Dobbs Ferry on a cold, rainy spring night and ventured into Harpers based on the menu alone. The food quality and service were surprisingly good. It was quiet, atypical for them but relaxing for us, and allowed our server to be extra attentive. We started with cornmeal fried oysters to share, fresh and light, and then the duck breast for me (moist and slightly crisp, with delicious celery root puree, cremini mushrooms and cippolini onions), and the veal agnolotti for my husband. We had a side of roasted asparagus. The dessert selections were great. The interior's a bit shabby but the wear may be less visible when the place is full. We'll definitely be back.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere, table settings are somewhat haphazard, but not a bad neighborhood place. Food could have a bit more taste, some on the dishes were bland.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite Dobbs Ferry restaurant
We had another wonderful evening at Harpers. It was hot and we wanted a light dinner with wine. The grilled calamari was simply wonderful. My husband enjoyed the chicken liver toast. We shared the dandelion Caesar salad.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A dependable local standard
A restaurant I like to return to regularly because of the interesting menu, which seems to be include a range of new and imaginative offerings with each visit. Many hearty, filling dishes like the sauteed soft shell crab sandwich I had last time.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place - every time.
Love this place - every time. Great drinks, great food. A great place to go with family or friends. Brunch or dinner - It's always on and always good!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
For years we have searched for a local restaurant that wove together some of the favorite qualities of our old haunts in the city - places like Florent in the village, and Mug's Ale House in Williamsburg - where we could roll in after an afternoon hike, not necessarily dressed to the nines, and enjoy well prepared, fresh food. Harper's delivered on every score, plus it was very kid friendly, which makes it so much easier to come back.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Sunday Brunch
We had a nice Sunday brunch at Harper's. It was a beautiful day, and seating was in their lovely garden. The wide array of brunch choices were all well prepared (delicious greens, great fresh eggs, fantastic bread!!) and nicely served. We will return to check out dinner.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice New Place
First time I had dinner at Harper's I was truly impressed. I am not a foodie but I knew the chef had put something together, a composition of food that was thoughtful. It was just a great meal.
Second time, I reserved lunch for family for graduation celebration. Lunch menu was not that strong in terms of selection. Food was still strong but selection was limited. Burgers came EXTREMELY rare. We had to send them back.
Net - Go for dinner FOR SURE. For lunch, if it is convenient and you are near by, give it a shot but do not go out of your way.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and serv ice great. We
Food and serv ice great. We were seated next to a group of 20. Way to noisey for us.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great brunch at Harpers Restaurant last Sunday. We ate in the back garden which was quiet, well shaded and very comfortable. They've changed their brunch menu so some of the dishes that I was expecting were not available. They've added some new dishes which we tried and were pleasantly surprised how tasty they were. I've eaten at Harpers many times and I find it a terrific spot consistently good food and service.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here
This was our first time here and we were extremely happy with the whole experience. Everything from the service to the food itself was excellent. I had the duck breast, my wife a salad and my daughter the pappardelle with bolognese, all were very good. Harpers had a really good vibe and great food, we will be back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A sleeper in the middle of nowhere
While staying at a hotel in the area, we searched Open Table reviews looking for somewhere convenient and good. Harper's seemed to fit the bill, so we made a reservation and dined there. I'm the kind who prefers quality food over fancy chandeliers, and Harper's truly fit that bill. Our reservation was honored, we received superb service from Rick, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for meeting old friends
Sat and talked for a long time, enjoying good food, wine and no rush by the staff.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food at Harper's.
I love the food at Harper's. They have something for everyone and its always delicious and different. The waitress was great. She let us stay as long as we wanted.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in a Sleepy Town
My husband and I had a great brunch on a hot Sunday afternoon. The food was terrific - fresh oysters, great Bloody Mary, and the shrimp and cheese grits were awesome. Cute little place - would definitely recommend.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Quiet outdoor
Moderately priced. Lovely outside spring-fall-summer shade. Friendly and courteous service.
Reasonably priced. The food is simple. Nothing extraordinary. Good potions. Romantic place for a date.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
downtown dobbs ferry
Harpers is a great addition to the choices in downtown dobbs ferry which for the most part have historically been very limited
the restaurant has a nice menu wiht very fresh food and the garlic french fries are great...they have a small wine list but the
wines are not pricey and are very good....it is a restaurant and bar atmosphere but it does not disrupt the ability to enjoy a good meal
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. A local favorite
Excellent food. A local favorite that we recommend for anyone who likes good inventive food and drinks for a reasonable price.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a terrific time. The
We had a terrific time. The food was delicious and the ambience was wonderful. I grew up in Westchester but have moved away, and only get back 1-2 times/year. It is always difficult to decide where to go eat when I visit, but not any more. I will definitely be coming back every time I'm in town visiting my family.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Harpers Restaurant and Bar
We have been there several times and it has always proved to be a delightful evening with very good, healthy food. Local veggies and salads are particularly good and their trout is delicious. Tuesdays wine is half price - always a good thing!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Harper's many times and continue to go back. The atmosphere is casual yet chic and has an atmosphere that perhaps you might find in Brooklyn. The food is consistently excellent and sophisticated and a menu that is always evolving. It is a gem of a restaurant and having half price bottles of wine on Tuesday's is also a nice touch. Highly recommended!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a friend on a Tues night which turned out to be 1/2 price for a bottle of wine night. Great Surprise. We enjoyed a bottle of Cabernet with market salads(great dressing) superb cheeseburgers (moist, hugh) with the very best, crisp fries! Nice place, friendly and service was excellent. Parked in lot on Elm, no chg after 6:00 pm. Restaurant was quiet, but it was a Tues and 6:00 pm.
Definitely will come again. Prices reasonable.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and relaxing
Harpers is a wonderful destination. I've eaten mussels out in the back garden in late summer and dined recently on pasta with mushrooms in the dining room. The farm to table policy means you can never get bored or have a bad meal. Don't miss it!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Already recommended to many
This quaint bar and restaurant is a great local find. The menu is small enough to ensure creativity and freshness, but big enough to satisfy any craving. The burgers were seasoned perfectly and made literally of the most tender quality of beef. Definitely looking forward to returning.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I discovered this place about three years ago after winning a gift card for it at a local auction. Been back a few times, including twice for restaurant week, and I,be always had a good, taste, innovative meal with very good service. I'm in love with the Brussels sprout leaves appetizer. Not crazy about the ziti, but that's my own preference: just seems that it's too heavy a noodle to be served sauceless. Doesn't have to be red sauce, but needs some moisture. Loved the apple fritters for dessert. And always great, imaginative cocktails!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always!
Been here many times and the food is always fantastic!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food. Great Service.
I LOVED my experience at Harper's. It was the best food I have eaten in a very long time. The restaurant week specials were great and the server was really knowledgeable about everything. It was a very relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Perfect for catching up with friends or a date night. You can't go wrong at this restaurant. I will definitely return in the future and recommend it to my friends!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid at Harpers
This is a very nice place to eat with a good vibe. Food was very good ( Short ribs, Pasta with mushrooms, Fried oysters). The burgers across the way looked very good. The beer selection, bottled and on tap, also quite nice. We were two for dinner. I look forward to returning with a bigger group. The space is attractive and low-key. Like I said, a nice vibe.
The table bread was fantastic.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on a Sunday night during Westchester Resturant week. Harpers has a very interesting but somewhat limited menu. For example, the fishes are Skate and Artic Char. There are specials everytime I've been there. I chose from the Price Fix menu and had grilled calmari as a starter and ziti with pork confit as a main. Both were good, though the ziti might have had more spice. My wife had a salad and crispy duck leg. Both were good. Desserts topped the list for good though. Chocolate bread pudding and fried applie fritters. Both served with appropriate ice cream and were wonderful.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good Local Place
My wife and I enjoyed our first visit to Harper's. Since it was Restaurant Week they had a special menu in addition to their regular menu. My wife selected a 3 course meal (chicken) from the special menu and I ordered off the regular menu (Orata). We shared her salad (huge) and her desert (very large). Everything was very well prepared. They had a very large beer selection (on tap, bottles and cans) and a good list of wines to choose from. The only negative was some of their music selections were not very enjoyable; also music was too loud. Otherwise the evening was very enjoyable. We will be back !
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant week dinner
We enjoyed our food and our server was helpful. Desserts were standouts, fritters and bread pudding.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good, as always
We think Harper's is a great local place and we are never disappointed.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM