Crabtree's Kittle House

4.4
1824 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Additional
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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What 1824 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everythung you would want in celebrating a special occassion.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I thought the food was good. with a variety of choices.
Therefore you are bound to find something that you like.
The only negative is the temperature of the food. I enjoy hot food, not luke warm. and I understand that there is often a challenge with maintaining food hot, and drying it out.
Taste wise, food was fresh, and mostly flavorful.
Wait staff, phenomenal.
I would most likely try again.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food and service are the best. We’ve been here three times in the past month and will return often.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Took our friends out to dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and staff, and ability to hear each other’s conversation!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Another great Friday night in the tap room. Music, friendly service, Great drinks and enjoying new Chef Beau’s influence. Amazing crawfish etouffe

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Having read so many fabulous reviews we couldn't wait to have a special lunch date on a beautiful Friday at this highly rated restaurant. The ride there and the setting was beautiful, but the restaurant is tired looking and in need of updating. The food was only fair, at best, and perhaps it was our choices. I ordered a three choice fish sampler for an appetizer which is supposed to be one of their highlights and the fish did not seem fresh enough. After that I had a mushroom frittata, which was nothing more than an omelete, and not a very good one at that! So disappointing. We could not imagine how this restaurant has gotten such consistently high grades, unless it is for the dinner menu. We will not go back to try.
The view and setting is lovely, but there are many better paces that have such lovely views.
Time to not rest on their laurels!

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We love Crabtree Kittle House. However, for the July 4th BBQ party we didn't feel it was special enough. Especially, given the fact that our 8.30pm reservation was taken without any notes that we were going to be a part of BBQ party and what time the BBQ party was supposed to start. When we arrived, the seafood trays were gone and there were hardly any food left. It was our anniversary and we didn't really enjoy our experience as we usually would have enjoyed it.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very poorly managed dining room . Inattentive waiter . Asked 3 x for some bread .Confusion at front desk . Very good food

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We frequent Crabtree's Kittle House for fine dining very often. This occasion was for their July 4th buffet. They published their menu for the buffet and knowing the restaurant , we knew that the food would be excellent. Unfortunately, the menu was changed and many items were not available. We specifically saw items we wanted and were very disappointed when they were not served.
The items that were available were very good but the omissions were sorely missed.
The lack of fireworks was beyond their control so we didn't expect to see them.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We had been here before, and returned for the excellent food and tasting menu Food still was excellent, but the service was inattentive and extremely slow. Two large parties were going on, and the staff paid more attention to them, such that our meal took over 3 hours, with huge gaps of time between courses. For example, some of our food on the tasting menu was mis-identified. As the food was still excellent, would consider returning, but only on a weeknight when the staff would be less distracted. I was suprised to have such inattentive service in the setting of ordering a high end meal like the tasting menu.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We first enjoyed a cocktail at the bar while listening to the piano which was very nice. The food was very good. However, the service was not impressive at all. Our waitress disappeared for a while and did not check on us during our appetizers or entrees. Another staff member mistakenly brought us dessert menus after they cleared our appetizer dishes. There seemed to be a disconnect between waitstaff. We would expect better from an establishment that has been in business as long as Kittle House.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This is my favorite place. Great wine list. Excellent food. Excellent service. Beautiful location

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Will not disapoint

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1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Had read the breakfast menu and it looked very appetizing. Thinking that my wife and I would enjoy a fun Saturday breakfast and then head to the local farmer's market, we had to quickly revise our plans. Upon arriving at the Kittle House, we were surprised by the lack of cars in the parking lot - we thought for sure we were in the wrong place. However, we were at the right place - but wrong time. Walked into the restaurant and we were greeted by a drawn-curtain darkened restaurant with perhaps 4 people - quite elderly, having their breakfast each alone or in couples and a counter with covered food trays and the smell of toast. Our expectation was something akin to the Bedford Post - bright and upbeat, bustling with solid food prep. Sadly, we didn't stay long enough to order any food. Instead we enjoyed breakfast at the old Chappaqua railroad station restaurant. Perhaps the brunch and dinner have an entirely different ambience, but for breakfast on a Saturday - it was depressing.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday and we celebrated it with our nephew and his girlfriend. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, the service was superb and the ambiance exceptional.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We dined at The Kittle House a few nights ago in celebration of our daughter's high school graduation. We held her Bat Mitzvah party there five years ago (which was so wonderful), and she has been asking to go back for a special occasion ever since. It was worth the wait! And thank you for making a special item which I requested for her! She LOVED the goat cheese croquette! How nice to feel so special at a restaurant - highly recommend for special occasions!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Delicious brunch! The vegetable quiche was to die for!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Exceptional, enjoyable, food and staff excellent, as usual. Our favorite spot.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was very good.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I have been here several times and this was the first time service was very slow. There were two parties going on outside of the dining room so I believe we were an afterthought. However, the food was EXCELLENT, as always. I was there for a dinner about a month ago....16 people....and the services was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Sunday afternoon with family. Yummy brunch. Cheerful & willing staff. Bright room. A large variety of options. Display was nice. Not grand or beautiful or creative but kept well and replenished often. Had to wait a little bit for our table but understood. A little annoyed because I tried to change reservation from 2 to 1:30, i wasn’t able to all week but when Sunday morning came around they all of the sudden had 1:30 open. Oh well. Would come back!!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We are always so pleased with the food and the staff there!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance!!! Excellent choice.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Outstanding food and service. We really enjoyed our dinner, the beautiful dining room, and piano player in the background. The red quinoa and Caesar salads, gnocchi, eggplant Parmesan, and 'Kittle Kat' Chocolate Crunch Bar were excellent. Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We've been to Kittle House several times. We especially enjoy sitting in the more casual Tap Room instead of the formal dining room. We went Sunday night with friends who had never been there and although the food was up to the normal high standards, the service was awful. We were fed fairly quickly but then nobody stopped by again for over an hour or more to see if we needed anything, wanted another drink, etc. When we finally flagged someone down to order dessert and coffee, it took over 45 minutes to be served. We will return because we know this was an off night -- but if the service is as terrible again, we may cross it off of our list. Very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Elmejor brunch de domingo del condado de Westchester

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were very disappointed with the tacos. They were ice cold.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Food here is consistently good. Glad they finally changed the menu a little. Eating the same things repeatedly gets old.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

VERY DISAPPOINTING!
Crabtree's Kittle House has been our go-to spot for family celebrations for years, but our recent visit has us rethinking that.
- Service was disorganized at best. Three servers asked for our drink order only to disappear; the one who did deliver the beverages spilled them and walked away leaving the mess. They neglected to clear away the dishes in between trips to the buffet.
- Food quality has gone seriously downhill. "Pastry" consists of bagels and muffins that are chopped in to smaller pieces. No gluten free options. The cuts of meat are of inferior quality; at least 50% connective tissue, gristle, and fat. It was borderline inedible.
- The kicker comes at the end when the bill arrives and you see they've added a 20% fee to the after-tax amount (party of 4). Adding twenty-percent for poor service and poor-quality food is unacceptable. (No wonder the servers could not care less!)
Thanks, Kittle House. You were good while it lasted...time to move on.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

A great local upscale restaurant. Food is generally excellent and service is very professional. Noted for their wine selections if that is your bag.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and service. Never fails to disappoint.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The drinks and wine were delicious. The waiter gave us a great recommendation. The beets and buratta appetizer was delicious, as was the lobster bisque. Our main courses, the salmon and hangar steak were good too. Service was very slow.

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