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: (914) 965-1111
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson reviews from OpenTable diners
562 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (475)special occasion (451)fit for foodies (379)romantic (321)good for groups (165)great for lunch (151)notable wine list (151)neighborhood gem (149)great for brunch (138)hot spot (85)vibrant bar scene (38)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My husband & I were so pleased and impressed with your experience that we were still talking about it today! Great wine list too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Fabulous
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We visited during Hudson Valley Restaurant week. Bar was lovely. They seated us at a window table (floor to ceiling windows) with a beautiful view of the GW Bridge. Service was excellent and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique menu entrees at X20 Xaviars
    Hartsdale
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Our X20 dinners always exceed expectations. Even with all tables occupied, the service and courtesy are automatic. Suggestion to reduce extreme noise levels in restaurant dining room during peak times would be to restrict reservations to parties of 4 because tables with 10-12 guests are exceptionally loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view, good food, and great service!
    darlingdivine
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went during restaurant week, since it was less expensive...not sure I'd want to pay full price for the food. Everything tasted good, but it just wasn't amazing. Perhaps all the reviews/ratings raised my expectations to high. All the staff were friendly and very, very attentive-- that was appreciated! The place is surrounded by water, but if you go at night ask for a window seat, as its hard to see the water from the middle section. If I go again, it'll be while the sun is out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drque
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Whenever we go to X2O, the atmosphere is comfortable, the view of the Hudson and Manhattan lovely, the wait staff welcoming and always helpful. Dinner this evening was superb (as always). The risotto and the steak were great and the chocolate dessert was sinfully delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very disappointed
    Sandi
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We made our reservation according to X20's Restaurant Week listing for lunch for four persons. However, when we arrived, we were told they do not serve lunch on Sunday and we were charged the $45 pp rate for brunch. I showed the maître'd (Jamed) their entry in the restaurant list on line. X20 had no exclusions listed, as other restaurants did, but we were not accommodated. It was very disappointing and quite a surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    IforkNY
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food and service were excellent, I intended to go as part of the restaurant week promotion. I looked at the menu online, saw that there were no exclusions and went ahead to make lunch reservations for 1pm Sunday trough opentable. We arrived on time and the server handed us an identical menu to what was on the HVRW website however I was informed after our meal that sunday brunch was excluded and as a result our bill was 45/pp instead of 21/pp. It was an excellent meal I just wish that it had been mentioned in the exclusions and next time I will be sure to call the restaurant ahead of time. Lesson learned – I would recommend to friends and family the service was incredible and it was an enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed With X2O
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We've visited X2O on multiple occasions, and have always been extremely satisfied. However, this was the first time we did so during Restaurant Week, since it also happened to be my birthday. Regrettably, we believe the food, service and entire experience were all 'discounted' just as the price was. Service was lackluster and inattentive, portions were smaller and of lesser quality than usual...and to boot, my birthday was forgotten, even though my wife had prominently mentioned it in our Open Table reservation. Rest assured that this review is not affected by my forgotten birthday, since the four of us mentioned (amongst ourselves) the inferior quality of the meal and service throughout our experience. I hope and trust restaurant management takes this criticism constructively, so that even though our experience was inferior, maybe others won’t experience similar dissatisfaction. That said, I'm not certain we'll be visiting X2O again, sorry to say.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun, great food and views
    dininghealth1VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have always wanted to go to x2o and went there for restaurant week. It did not disapoint. The food was served beautifully and creatively and tasted just as good. THe portions were not large, but delicious and was more than enough with the 3 courses that were served. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Onlygoodfood4meVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went for Hudson valley restaurant week and their menu was full of delicious options. Unlike other restaurants, X20 did not add supplemental charges. A class act. When they ran out of a dessert option that was gluten free they offered an item from their regular menu. Service, food and atmosphere all wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Cheeselover
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have dined here many times and have always loved it. We had friends in from out of town and were hoping to impress them. I did not realize it was Reataurant Week- the crowd was ridiculous! Thus the service was way off- not good at all. We had a table for 4 that was smack in the center of a busy area- the service area- people- including the staff were constantly bumping into my chair and my husbands. It seemed like extra tables were added and crammed in to accommodate for Restaurant week. The woman serving us- who appeared to be a head waiter not a waiter- was not attentive. Usually service is excellent. It appears they do not handle huge crowds well. We had planned on going here for Thanksgiving but based on Saturday night , we will not .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrible experience.
    sandpsimbazuzu
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    See private note. There was nothing good about our experience. The service was as bad as the food. NOT value for money!!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner With A View
    Tommossining
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We decided to go to X2O because of it's reputation and scenic location on the Hudson River. The menu and wine list were extensive and would satisfy most tastes and pocketbooks. We were pleasantly surprised we dined during the last weekend in Westchester Restaurant Week and were able to take advantage of the specials. Staff were very attentive without overbearing and food was served in appropiate times between each course. Between the four of us we had several diffefent appetizers with a risoto dish, tuna tartar and butternut squash bisque. All were delicious and highly recommended. For our entrees we split between the salmon and pork chop dishes. Again both were delicious. It was a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Each visit to this beautiful restaurant is outstanding..food, service and ambiance...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    DelightedCustomer
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    They could have made us feel like we were really patrons. Instead, because we were there for restaurant week, they stuck us upstairs ... away from the full paying customers. The service was excellent - staff very friendly and cordial. They made the experience much better than it could have been. The food was decent, as expected.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants that is consistently a notch above the rest. And what a wonderful restaurant week experience, too! We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an excellent choice for my birthday
    alanengineer
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    X2O was a wonderful experience. No one will be disappointed with its wonderful menu; fish to fowl to beef, there was a superb offering to everyone at the table. Our wait staff was fully attentive, and anticipated our every need. Lovely venue and more than adequate separation of the tables so that we were never bothered by the people at the adjacent tables. We went for 'Restaurant Week' and they offered an extraordinary choice of meals for every course. The complete menu did not appear so much more expensive, but there was no reason to consider that menu when the ''special" menu was much more than expansive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    JBDineVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was very well prepared and served, high quality service, overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My party of 4 was disappointed with our entrees.
    StefaniaVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Friday, Nov 14, 2014: My party of 4 was disappointed with our entrees, they lacked flavor and were dry. It seemed they were prepared ahead of time and were luke warm. I will attribute this to HVRW. The first time we were there the food was impeccable! Thank goodness we paid HVRW prices! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Peter Kelly provides the same superb food during restaurant week as he does the remainder of the year. This is rare and greatly appreciated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but uneven
    jack
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Several entrees arrived lukewarm and one was even returned and was replaced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch during Restaurant Week
    Sailorjay
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Not realizing it was Restaurant Week on the Hudson, we went to celebrate a birthday. All my fears of poor service or uninspired food choices went out the window from the first cheerful greeting. It was a delightful lunch with attentive service and really tastey appetizers, entre and dessert for a very reasonable prix fix. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    Miiiccciii
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We went on a chilly, rainy evening so the view of the Hudson River wasn't spectacular. Service was good. They constantly came to check up on us but not in an annoying, in your face type of thing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining Great Deal for Restaurant Week
    BOTU
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    If you only have one choice for Restaurant Week, X20 is the place to go. Food is exceptional, every time. The Restaurant Week menu has choices for all palates, and there are always additional choices. While most of the menu items are on the regular menu, other selections are in the same style of excellence. There are no bad choices, the only difficulty is picking one over all the others. Come with a large party that doesn't mind sharing, so at least you can get a taste of the menu selections you didn't choose but might when you return, Coming back isn't a case of 'if' but 'when'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous restaurant.
    GOOD
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We have dined at X20 many times over several years. The food is imagintevely prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu is varied and the dishes are beautifully displayed. We have had birthday parties and other special events at X20 and never been disappointed over many years. Peter Kelly, the owner and chef is as good as it gets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jannnie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    X20 is a very beautiful and elegant restaurant and the food and service are the best in the Lower Hudson Valley on the west side of the river!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but good.
    blue
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Had a great time at X2O during restaurant week -- which is a great time to go there, honestly. Generally, I find the prices at this restaurant too high during regular service, but during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week they have an excellent prix fixe menu. Very creative food. Interesting molecular gastronomy additions like pistachio foam. Nothing else like this in Yonkers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Enjoyed the view of George Washington Bridge. Very crowded because it was in the middle of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week as usual and expected. Tasted a special of the day-- Tuna Avocado Tartar for apetizer, Honey and Sake Glazed Salmon for entrée, and Deconstructed Hudson Valley Apple and Cranberry Cobbler for dessert. They were all good. The owner chef came out to bye guests at entrance.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Absolutely delicious dining experience as usual.
    Donna
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    From apps to dessert, it was so delicious. We were expecting a bit of a frenzy with it being restaurant week, but it was done so smoothly - credit to your efficient staff. We loved the fact that there were a few more "add ons" to your fixed restaurant week menu; it felt special. We recently moved to Hudson Park and will be making that our go-to place for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Westchester County
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Always busy, Xaviar's on the Hudson, deserves it's outstanding reputation. We went with another couple for Restaurant Week, and we dine there at least three times a year. Service was unusually slow -- never experienced this before. The owner and chef, Peter Kelly, is always a class act. He's also a smart businessman who puts his finest dishes on the reduced menu menu and adds specials each day. The wine list is well selected. Views of the Hudson cannot be beat. There is reduced fee valet parking ($3) and reservations are always honored on time. You could not choose a better restaurant for dinner anyplace! Go! I hope you find this review helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellence
    PERCY1
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The choices offered for RW were varied and excellent. The servers were attentive and pleasant. Everyone who we encountered on staff contributed to making this an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    CherpVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I started with an egg custard dish which had a delicious flavor, but it was served lukewarm. My brook trout was pleasant, but not memorable. My husband started with a tempera tuna roll that he was quite pleased with. He followed that up with a rack of pork that was excellent. He had banana bread pudding for dessert, which was superior to the almond cake that I had. The service was very attentive. The dining room is cavernous and rather stark. The lighting is a bit off. That said, the room is organized in an efficient manner. We were unable to appreciate the water views because it was dark outside. Therefore, we would like to return for brunch so we can better appreciate the setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything Perfect
    DuckyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The ambiance in a well lit pier is spacious. The views from anywhere in the room is beautiful. The menu choices are always welcoming. The food is gourmet and prepared to perfection, always moist and flavorful. A place for any occasion. Everything is consistenly done well. The wait staff is very attentive and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • janegoldVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Absolutely wonderful and delicious on all levels... and the view is extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like no other dining experience!
    KayCee
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I don't talk while eating at X20 . . . I'm in foodie heaven, and want to concentrate on the flavor picnic going on in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A splendid lunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've been here several times but this meal was particularly outstanding. The waitstaff gave us just the right amount of attention as we enjoyed three delicious couses. A shrimp and scallop dish was tasty and perfectly prepared,drinks were great, and a black truffle risotto was to die for. I'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great find
    JDiner
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I would never have thought that Yonkers would have such a high-quality, wonderful restaurant right on its waterfront. It feels more like a midtown restaurant with its exquisite service, fabulous presentation, and really good food. Then there's the view. The restaurant sits high on a barge in the river affording diners a view of the Palisades, the George Washington Bridge and all the ships and boats going by in the river. We had a wonderful time enjoying the our food, watching the tugs, barges and sailboats and appreciating what a marvelous experience we were having. Moreover, the service is the best I have experienced in a VERY long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We understand the hype
    NYizzysmom
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had heard about this restaurant for quite some time but it was never on our radar when looking for someplace new to try or for a date-night meal. A friend took me for lunch for my birthday during restaurant week and it was outstanding. I immediately made a reservation to take my husband as a surprise for his birthday. It was wonderful going for lunch and really taking in the views during the daylight and it was romantic at night lit by candles and eating over the water. The staff was very attentive and friendly, but not invasive - very professional. The food was outstanding and there was every attention to detail. We now understand why we kept hearing such great things about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Excellent
    mikenspikeVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    X2O never disappoints, even during busy busy restaurant week. The food is inventive and always delicious. The choices are numerous and exciting. Best restaurant in Westchester would not be a stretch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really a classy place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I suggest everyone experience this restaurant at least once. It is top notch from the food, ambiance, service from the bus boys to the servers all the way up to the managers. Excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.