Crabtree's Kittle House

4.5
1856 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Built in 1790 as a barn and named for local farmer John Kittle, the farm to table connection that began back then continues today at Crabtree's Kittle House. Internationally renowned for its Wine Spectator Grand Award wine list, superlative hospitality and contemporary American cuisine, it is a sophisticated country dining experience located only 45 minutes from Manhattan. Whether stopping in for a casual meal in the Tap Room or planning a formal intimate celebration from 2 to 200 guests, you'll find something for everyone and every occasion at Crabtree's Kittle House. The culinary team focuses on the local bounty of the Hudson Valley, from the casual Tap Room menu of salads, LaFrieda burgers & fresh cold shellfish to the more refined cuisine on the a la carte and Chef's Tasting menus, available in both the Tap Room & Dining Room. And nowhere is there a greater selection of fine wines (5000!) and other libations. Also a Bed & Breakfast, there are 13 rooms for overnight accommodations
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 11:30pm - 2:30pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(914) 666-8044
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jay Lippin
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Catering
Bring the Kittle House to your house! Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party in your dining room, an extravagant luxury affair or a finger lickin' barbecue in your backyard, our friendly, professional hospitality team will tend to all the details. Simple to elegant, you’ll see how we transform the elements of our Hudson Valley cuisine into an event that truly reflects your personal style and taste. Select the wines for your event from our internationally famous Wine Cellar, one of the greatest collections of fine wines in the world.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 117 and Kittle Road
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Parking details
Large private lot available, professional valet parking offered weekends, holidays and very busy evenings.
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Public transit
Harlem Line Metro North from Grand Central to either the Chappaqua or Mt. Kisco Stations. Five minute taxi ride - taxi's available at both stations.
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Entertainment
Live piano music every Friday and Saturday nights in The Tap Room
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Special events & promotions
In addition to our monthly Winemaker Dinners, which we conduct in conjunction with a high profile winery or wine celebrity, we are happy to customize your own wine dinner. Pick a theme (vintage, region, varietal etc.) and we'll create your unique event.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Built in 1790 as a barn & carriage house, the famous Crabtree's Kittle House provides the perfect country ambiance for private events from 10 to 200 guests. For almost every event or occasion Crabtree's Kittle House has a private room and a special menu for it!

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Four Course Menu, prix fixed.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Special Chef's Tasting Menu, price fixed.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

3 Seatings. Grand Celebration Downstairs with a buffet. Seating upstairs after 9:30pm with open bar.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1856 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yesterday my brother and I had a superb luncheon. The food was delicious, the ambiance first class as was the service. Couldn't have had a better venue for serious conversation without interference . Thank you. We'll be back.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve eaten here a number of times and the experience has varied greatly. On an Oct 1 Monday it was very quiet and the service was attentive and pleasant. The food was outstanding.
When we’ve been there on busy nights the service is haphazard.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had noted on our reservation on Open Table that we would be dining to celebrate our anniversary. When they brought out dessert they wrote happy anniversary on the plates and had candles. It was a nice touch to end a delicious meal.

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RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food really was not good and although the server was very pleasant the service was very slow and they did not have enough help. It took 3 hours to complete a simple dinner

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is historic and grand. The dinner was disappointing. Grill octopus cold and chewy. The duck was unfortunately gamey, grilled pear alongside it was a nice touch and fantastic. Hanger steak was a nice flavorable cut but some strange unknown green sauce masked the great steak flavor. Salad was divine. Excellent wine choices and some nice wines offered by the glass. Wait staff was very attentive and delivered superb service. The valet is extremely professional and organized. Runs a tight ship out front.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Fabulously attentive, helpful and welcoming staff and what looked like an intimate and warm ambiance in that bar (Tap Room). However, to be honest, the dinning room we were in (next to the bar) was white, brightly lit and chilly it just felt sparse, not like the dining that I was expecting. The food was fine but I also got no sense of it being particularly special.

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CC
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. Went to celebrate my dads birthday. Service: the entire waitstaff was great. They were all very attentive and friendly. Ordered a bottle and the wine list can be overwhelming... the sommelier was great. Picked a outstanding Pinot noir. Thought I would order another bottle and he selected A few options based on my taste. We ended up just drinking the 1 bottle but the service was impeccable. Overall- I would return. And more importantly my family loved it.

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RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Kittle House made sure they added 20% Gratuity on the bill for 5 people but, unfortunately, the wait staff was not attentive and one waiter started out pleasant but soon acted annoyed. They served warm water in our glasses and never came around with the coffee unless we got their attention. They were slow to clear the finished plates.

Also, I have to say that I was very disappointed with the choice of deserts and that they were not served so we could help ourselves like the lunch food. 4 out of 5 people ordered the Apple Crumb and apparently they did not have enough so instead of advising us they presented us with literally one folk spoon and a dab of Vanilla Gelato, several of us complained and ordered a 2nd desert which they were a bit annoyed by but I don't care, what they did was unacceptable.

It will be a while before returning.

Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food! Always great

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F
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very simply elegant ambiance in lovely setting - plenty of space between tables and guitarist playing audibly from the adjoining bar- enjoyed everything we ordered (Kittle House salad, cavatelli bolognese, duck breast) and the desserts were delicious... definitely splurge if even for just a taste.
The one miss we found was with the level of sophistication the waitstaff had in terms of familiarity and ability to sell the menu- this should be corrected through training and to ensure there is better understand of how/what the chef is creating .
That will elevate a good experience to a great one

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Made a reservation to weeks in advance. Advised him it was our anniversary. Upon entering the restaurant they probably status in a corner table, right next to us Was a family of four with two young boys. Not where we wanted to be on a Saturday night at 7 o’clock on our anniversary. When we asked to move to another table they told us that table was already reserved for someone. When we insisted we’re not sitting at the table they put us at, they finally found us another table. Not a good way to start the evening, especially since it was my first time there. The drinks were awesome. The food was OK. The lights were bright. Overall, just OK. Not bad but certainly not great

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Trout was overcooked and pasta dish was nice but not outstanding. For these prices, expected better.
Service was fine
Everyone charming and attentive

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F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect old tavern/inn feel. It is beautifully tucked away within a lovely neighborhood. The food is outstanding and the service is equal. It’s a must.

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KT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Tasting menu never disappoints. Waitress (Chris) was great. Entertaining to watch the chairs being moved up and down the stairs (should do that before diners arrive).

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Smoked fish appetizer was really bad--quenelle was 'off'. other food ok but mediocre.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were fantastic, and helped make our experience wonderful

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve had dinner many times. Restaurant never fails. Service is always great. Only complaint was floral arrangement needed fresh flowers

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N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Crabtree's Kittle House just mat be the most charming restaurant in Westchester. It is like dining in an upscale private club. The main dining room overlooks beautiful scenery. The room itself exudes old-fashioned charm. The menu, however, is a mix of classic and modern. The three course dinner is a very good value. The service was friendly and helpful.

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T
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday. We hadn't been to the Kittle House in a while but heard that they had a new chef & a revamped menu of locally sourced food so we decided to give it a try. We found it disappointing. The house salad had many local ingredients. My husband liked it better than I did. I had the duck which was as chewy as a tough steak. (Again a disagreement with my husband who liked mine better than his.) I liked his venison which needed the mole sauce to liven it up. (He doesn't especially like mole.) The "gift" chocolate dessert came in a very cute gift-looking dough but the dough was very tasteless as well. The service was pretty good except for the wine steward. He said the house wine was unavailable & he would bring us something comparable. Then he disappeared for 20 minutes or so until finally coming back with the bottle. Looks like it will be a while before we get back to the Kittle House again, especially considering the prices.

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H
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place was not as busy as the previous times we visited, so it was much nicer; the buffet was more reachable, less wait, etc. Very good buffet brunch. Great smoked salmon, cooked shrimps, selection of meats, etc… All personnel behind the buffet and in the main dining room were professional & attentive. One recommendation would be to have wines by the bottles more conveniently located as it took a long time to get our bottle. My only negative comment would be with management including in the check a 20% gratuity (and this is a buffet!) calculated on the total food/beverages / taxes, which in fact is more than 20%. I understand management including tips for a large party, but we were only two and I like to decide the amount of tips.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crabtree’s Kittle House gives one the dining experience of an exclusive private dining club. The food was excellent and the service treated us like VIPs!

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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EG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Usually this place is great, not tonight. Service was very slow. Food was fair at best. Usually they come around with a selection of breads. Tonight only one kind and the basket was empty, had to ask for more and they came with an empty basket again. I ordered the Prix Fix. Appetizer choices vegan soup, Caesar salad or red quinoa salad. I got the red quinoa. It looked great but was totally tastless. For my main course I ordered southern fried chicken thigh BLT. What I got was another bowl of salad with a few pieces of boneless thigh. The chicken was ok but I didn't touch the salad as I already had salad. My wife chose the Caesar salad and skate cod. Better choice but nothing special. After waiting way too long getting food and nobody checking on us throughout the meal, it was a very disappointing night. If this would have been my first time there I would not recommend but I am hoping they just had an off night.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was quite good. Staff was very attentive. High marks for them. The House made gelato was the best I’ve had this side of the Atlantic. It rivals Berthillion on the isle St. Louis in Paris. Only complaint was the automatic 20% tip added to the bill. This was a buffet. we got up to get our own food. I was not served. I leave 20% as a rule when I am served but never when I am at a buffet. They crossed a line there.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, innovative food; terrific service; stunning room with gorgeous view.

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MQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleases....We had our daughter's wedding at Crabtree's Kittlehouse

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SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

No AC

Food mediocre at best

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KP
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate in the Tap Room. When we arrived, they were just clearing a cocktail hour from a wedding, so we had to wait about 10 minutes at the bar. It was a bit chaotic, but thankfully the staff setup the room quickly. The room was rather hot though which was a negative. Other than that, everything was great. Food was delicious, good service, great guitarist, and we had an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience. We absolutely prefer the taproom ambiance to the main dining room here.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My father is a vegetarian (I'm not) and we were very pleased to see so many interesting options on the menu, but also all the specials happened to be vegetarian that evening as well, offering more of a selection. Basic pastas and salad can become very boring if those are your only entree options when you are out to eat. And who wants just a plate of side vegetables for a special meal. My point; It's always appreciated to have other delicious and creative options to dine on and we look forward to seeing even more! Everything was so fresh too. Not to mention the entertainment was excellent! Jon Cobert is a wonderful entertainer! Will definitely be back!

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R
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled Shrimp tacos and salad were great. Waiter was wonderful.

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K
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Best suited for large families or groups - I was expecting more attention.

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TP
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, great food and service. Reasonable prices.

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everythung you would want in celebrating a special occassion.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took my dad for his 75th birthday after not going for years. Everything was delicious, service was attentive and we will definitely be back.

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P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always terrific. I dine at the Kittle House often with clients but also with friends and/or family. They never disappoint. Food is always great and their wine list is probably one of the best in the country. For the wine aficionados, ask to be taken to their cellar and you'll see what I meant about their wines. Whether for personal or business, the Kittle House is the perfect location to enjoy a great culinary experience. Service is excellent and the managers are always around to make sure that everything one needs, one gets.

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FM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't think I've ever gone wrong at the Kittle House. The food is always good; interesting menu. Some of us had the prix fixe menu and enjoyed the hangar steak. Service was friendly and prompt. We were there in a Tuesday evening and there were many other diners there.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, and nice decor. But why oh why do restaurants insist on playing music? It just adds to the noise level. The dining room is a tranquil oasis which doesn’t need, and indeed is harmed by, the playing of piped-in music.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Went on a Saturday night believing that the tap room had a piano player every Saturday. Unfortunately, last .saturday there was a guitarist. We also ate in the tap room because we like the tap room menu, but were told that on Saturday nights, it's the same menu in the main restaurant and in the tap room. We're very disappointed.

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a special dinner with friends. The food was very good, the piano player was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The room we were in was freezing cold and although the staff were very aware that I was extremely uncomfortable, and yet there was no accommodation in reducing the a/c. This truly had a big impact on the entire experience. I would recommend the Kittle House because a lunch I had there a couple of months ago was extremely lovely and the service then was amazing, as was the food. This past Monday it felt entirely different.

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