X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.xaviars.com/
  • Phone: 9149651111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter X. Kelly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buena Vista
  • Parking: Valet
A word from X2O Xaviars on the Hudson
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson is Peter X Kelly’s latest addition to the Xaviars Restaurant Group. It sits in the water on the only turn of the century Victorian pier still in use on the Hudson River. X2O’s Main Dining Salon's 25 foot vaulted ceiling and 3 walls of glass frame offers views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges, as well as sunsets over the Palisades. Guests encounter dishes incorporating classic French technique with Italian and Spanish influences, and Asian embellishments which create a wholly original cuisine unique to the Hudson Valley. The Dylan Lounge is a vibrant, up-tempo space with a sophisticated and playful bent that offers guests more dining options. Guests are invited to sample a variety of small plates and sushi, while dining at the Communal Table, sushi bar, or at traditional banquette and table seating.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson reviews from OpenTable diners
421 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (370)special occasion (336)fit for foodies (255)romantic (238)great for brunch (125)good for groups (114)notable wine list (110)great for lunch (109)neighborhood gem (93)hot spot (38)vibrant bar scene (24)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (18)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Better 7 years ago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I went to this restaurant when it was fairly new and loved it. The food was wonderful, as was the service. This second time was not as good. I ordered the duck confit special which was too salty and the "pommes frites" that came with it actually tasted stale. Some of the worst restaurant fries I have had. The waiter was chewing gum while talking with us, and I have never been a fan of anyone chewing gum while speaking. We felt rushed because someone came multiple times during each course to try to take away our dishes, when we weren't even done. On the plus side, the octopus appetizer and creme brulee dessert were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another perfect evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Took an out of town couple who thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food, service and views
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    rontVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We frequent this restaurant for all our special occasions and even for some just nice dinners. Everything is always excellent and we recommend it highly. It is expensive but worth every cent. The staff is one of the best trained and everyone feels special. The food and service can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Enjoy the Sunday Brunch several times a year, it's a great ladies afternoon. The food was very good and the service was wonderful. I sit in the same area each time because the head waiter is marvelous.
    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.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Really happy we picked x20! The food was amazing and the cocktails were incredible! Loved the blue cheese biscuits and the dessert was a brownie sandwich with banana pudding. Insanely good! So happy with the service, the entire wait staff was very attentive!!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent swordfish and steak. Service was attentive. The view was breathtaking. Go here for a special occasion. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Best restaurant in lower Westchester. Never disappoints.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    spankyhanky
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic service, food and, for lack of a better word at the moment, everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    Eric
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was great! The atmosphere, the views, and the overall elegance of the restaurant were all significant in making this a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Crown jewel
    Peggy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    X2O is a gem and is helping to lead the road to recovery of a potentially beautiful riverside enclave. The food, service and ambiance are absolute perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    Karen66VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Never misses- great view, great service and fabulous food. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary dinner !
    Giorgio
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Beautiful night to celebrate our 26th anniversary !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hudson River Views
    DougRVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I just had a $25 three course gourmet lunch with spectacular views of the Hudson. Excellent food, superb service & great views in a beautiful space. If you're anywhere nearby I Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant is a special place. I took my friend here for her birthday and she was thrilled. Beautiful views and spectacular service just made the great food all the more enjoyable. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again Great!
    Millieur
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is the second time I dined here on a Groupon. The restaurant is gorgeous. The service is very good. The food is wonderful and innovative. There are too many choices that all sound so good. My only complaint is that diners should be told that the tip has been put on the bill and that the cowboy steak (fabulous) carries a surcharge on the Groupon. I will however return as the meal is jsut great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    RoccoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Average at best, limited menu not really much to choose from, the views are great however windows were filthy dirty. Really took away from the whole experience
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Hudson View!
    sb504
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great place to celebrate something special or a romantic dinner. Food and Service were excellent. Prices were reasonable for a good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sciencelady
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The attention to detail and professionalism of the staff made for a wonderful dining experience. My dietary restrictions were accommodated exceptionally well without compromising the taste. We would go again and would recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • epicurean
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Beautiful view, very good service, very good food. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and were so pleased we will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints...
    florin
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have enjoyed X2O in the evening (and love the holiday dinner/entertainment in December), but discovered the prix fixe lunch this time. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "X" Marks the Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    After a number of visits, the verdict is the same: This is a great place to dine. A colleague and I were seated at one of the three floor-to-ceiling windows, with a view north to the Tappan Zee Bridge, and south to the GWB. Service is optimal. And the food: just wonderful! I had the steak and my colleague had the scallops. Both entrees were perfectly cooked. To start, we had the octopus and the BLT salad. And we shared a dessert special: peach cobbler with ice cream. The bar, by the way, made a perfect Negroni. The valet parking is an added thoughtfulness. I can't think of how things could be better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievable Lunch
    gcminVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We are frequent visitors to Peter Kelly's restaurants, and love lunch at X2O. Had a black truffle risotto followed by grilled swordfish and it may have been the finest pair of dishes I've had at X2O. My two companions both had his signature coconut shrimp followed by another Kelly standard, miso salmon. It just doesn't get much better than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, lots of mistakes
    Eisette
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Nice room and beautiful setting BUT does not live up to its promise: We came for lunch, only two tables were occupied They set us up next to one of the big tables, instead of giving us more space and more privacy. The chairs are in dire need of refurbishing (chipped paint and stained)and the carpet was dirty. The busboy was too brisk with the water ,should be trained not to shower the guest. I asked If the duck confit was crispy and was told that it would be by the maître d', it arrived not crispy at all. They took it back to the kitchen and did it right but I didn't lunch with my guest , too bad. The chocolate cake was overcooked , The lemon pie was delicious. Lightbulb missing in entrance of bathroom Global Management problem
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restauraunt
    Happyeater
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great restaurant , it's a little pricey but overall it's worth the money. There are not many food choices to Choose from and most of the dinner dishes are steak and duck. If you are pickey eater this may not be the place for you, but everything overall was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • going away dinner
    Kath
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This place is definitely classy and well worth every cent spent. I had the Quail and my partner had the Sirloin, both of wish were absolutely savory and well prepared. Thank you for a special night!! The service was also great--the employees were superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant
    Hudsondrawn
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Location, location, location. Service, service, service! From the young lady as you first come in, to the attentive staff, to the Owner greeting his guests with a warm smile. We try to get there every week. Even the "special room" with a view where you clean your hands.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Eric
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful environment, with a water view on three sides. Can look toward Manhattan and see the GW bridge and skyscpers in the background. Magical as night falls. Food beautifully presented and excellent, especially the appetizers. We had the seafood crepe, the tuna tartare and pasta with crabmeat. The sauces were rich and flavorful, and the tuna was beautifully seasoned. As a main course, the pork served two ways, apork belly with crispy skin and roast pork wrapped in bacon was superb. Didn't have room for what appeared to be excellent desserts,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in Westchester
    FanfromScarsdale
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was perhaps our 10th visit to X20; every occasion has been memorable. The restaurant is not advertised as specializing in steak, but you'd be missing out if you didn't have one. Pair it with a fine wine and you'll know what we're talking about...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special birthday celebration
    marib
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was a special birthday for me (milestones in both age & health). X20 is one of my favorites so we planned our dinner to coincide with sunset, requesting & receiving a window table - view was facing south to the GW Bridge, but we could also see the sunset behind the Hudson Palisades. I enjoyed the grilled octopus which was wonderful, & the Divers Scallops, which were so sweet & perfectly accompanied by a corn salsa. My husband had a BLT salad & perfectly cooked NY Sirloin. He planned to take home the 1/3 he hadn't finished but mistakenly left it next to the table. He was sorry, as he was already "tasting" it when he got home & realized he'd forgotten it. Our only complaint was that service was slow & a bit haphazard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, long waits
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Although our server was helpful and friendly, we had to wait a long time to place our orders, had to serve ourselves the wine twice, then had to wait a long time for the check. Not clear why the delays were so long - we did not ask and no explanation was offered. The food was excellent, especially the white tuna and seafood crepe appetizers. We had a spectacular sunset view of New Jersey and Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    August14
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our first experience with this restaurant was truly fabulous. Having seen it on Anthony Bourdain's show always wanted to try it. We enjoyed the Sunday Brunch and it was far more than a brunch. Eveyrthing and everybody from time we entered until left were great. A great value for the amount of and quality of the food. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful location
    UWSdiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lovely venue on the Hudson. Food was good but not amazing (which is what we were expecting).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place to dine
    PokeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was to perfection, food, service, views. Only negative were the flowers. Not colorful enough to warm up the room which is cold because of all the glass. We had scallops and salmon, both excellent and a little different from the norm. Service was more than good, it was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. From the receptionists to the bartenders to the maître d to the wait staff and to the food - all better than excellent. I guess this is the reason we keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DO NOT GO
    lsquaredVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had dinner on a Friday night in the summer at 7:30. The area felt dangerous. Fortunately there were 3 police officers stationed directly outside of the restaurant which was obviously necessary for the safety of the patrons. It is a beautiful restaurant with spectacular views of the Hudson. However, the service was terrible. It was difficult to get anyone to help us and took forever between courses. It seemed as if there was only one waiter taking the orders for every table in the room. Also, the menu is limited and meat heavy. It is not worth going to a seedy area in Yonkers to pay a lot of money to eat a forgettable meal with terrible service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent menu
    MelMel
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The hostess greeted us and was lovely. The food was fantastic! The bartender lacked personality and our server never introduced himself with a name.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous and Delicious!
    DrGerrie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went here for my husband's birthday and was not disappointed. Somewhat surprised at the limited menu, and the asian flare.....not my husband's fav. But we ordered the cowboy steak and it was absolutely terrific! Check out the menu before you go but we highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    elke
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food, ambience were just what we had expected. Had a table with a view of the river and the bridges which really enhanced our experience. Would definitely repeat our visit in the near future..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the mighty are sliding
    anotherdayVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    we have been to X20 probably 10 times and this visit suggests that things are moving in the wrong direction. the service was very distracted (the waiter was literally looking out the window while taking our order to the point where our guests even asked us whether the service at X20 was always this way) and required repeated requests more than once. the thai shrimp special appetizer was incredibly over spiced (the cumin wasn't even incorporated into the sauce almost as if they had forgotten to include it and thrown in on after) and the short rib was fatty, undercooked, and the plating was . . . well disorganized and unappealing. really a disappointing experience, especially at the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet