Crabtree's Kittle House

4.5
1939 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch on Sunday. There's a nice variety of foods (though an omelette station was missing) cooked perfectly. The shrimp cocktail and Hudson Valley roast turkey were outstanding. Champagne, mimosas, bloody Marys and dessert are included. My custom coffee order was happily accommodated. The level of service and elegant historical ambiance made for a terrific relaxing afternoon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice corner table. Busy small room for self-serve brunch. Wait staff pleasant but not particularly attentive. Lovely ambiance.

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DM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Kittlehouse. The food ALWAYS is wonderful! Service is exemplary!
We like it so much that our daughter will be married at Kittlehouse in May!

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CL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I remember the old Kittle House where the service was attentive and discreet. It could have been where we were seated on Saturday. We were seated in a corner that was the crossroads between a cut through to the bar and the prep area. The servers were working hard. But, we weren’t interested in watching the sausage being made.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. Everything was delicious and the service was attentive.

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VN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. That’s what brought me back for a second time.
Charming setting.
Good straightforward service

Chairs could be upgraded to something more comfortable (although fast rotation may require hard seats :)
Menus are too reach in writing. Expectation conflict! Especially in desert section. In my food book - when food brought to the table doesn’t live up to a menu - not good!

Will come back.

Short ribs - excellent!

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was cooked to perfection. Peppercorn sauce was excellent. Caesar salad was extremely well done! Overall ambiance was very good. As was live music

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Overpriced and no good food.
Not worthy $85 prefix menu.
Definitely I don’t recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Early sitting for New Years Eve

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and it was amazing! We had our wedding there too! The service is amazing and food was better than ever. We love the Kittle House!

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a family group to the Sunday Brunch. It was outstanding in every way. The food was excellent and varied, and the wait staff was friendly, attentive and efficient. The experience was pleasurable in every way. We highly recommend the Kittle House Sunday Brunch!

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GT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent and we had a wonderful time . We will come back again.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's so cozy and the food is delicious. We love it there in the winter, but also great in the Spring. Highly recommend!!

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, very romantic and the food was delicious.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine. Not great, not bad. Ambiance is nice, but execution of the dishes could use a bit more finesse, though and polish, especially given the reputation of Crabtree as being one of the nicer places to dine in Westchester.

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FA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent with interesting combinations of flavors. The Chocolate 'Kittle Kat' Crunch Bar was a great ending for an adventurous dinner. The service was amazing with very tasteful holiday decor.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times and am never disappointed. Food, service, ambiance, all exceptional.
If you're near the windows, there's a lovely view of the gardens as well!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julie was so sweet and very helpful, attentive, and fun. Great staff

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Very poor service

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VN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is always a pleasure, when food turns out better then expected. Desserts could use a bit more imagination

And chairs may be called for upgrade. Aesthetically and comfort wise.

But absolutely definitely will be coming back.

Thank you

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Home for holidays

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable; acknowledged our anniversary in music and food. Congenial group and most festive!

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NE
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always the best place in Chappaqua for any meal! Consistently excellent food.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The serving staff was totally professional, but also maintained a friendly--one could say casual--air, which was perfect for the occasion.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful country setting; however, can be difficult to find on first visit. Food was above average and efficiently and professionally served. Great ambience for dinner (or lunch), including a romantic evening or anniversary. I only had lunch, but look forward to trying their dinner menu.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I’ve been going to this restaurant for many many years I have to say it needs a little bit of a sprucing up

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ME
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I normally love the Kittle House. But this time there were a few problems. FIrst, the venison was an incredibly tiny portion. FOrtunately the Strip Steak was more than I could eat, so I was able to give half to the person who ordered the venison. Second, we had a party of 6 and they added a 20% gratuity. I'm fine with 20%, but they did it AFTER tax. I always tip on the pretax amount. That is what the food and drinks cost. Why should I tip on the NYS taxes? THis really ended up being a 22% tip because of this. Lastly, I was overcharged by $6 for the Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry. The menu said $9. I was charged $15. I didn't want to embarrass myself for $6 in front of my guests, so I just paid it. But I think this kind of thing should never happen at a restaurant as nice as the Kittle House.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been several years since I'd been to the Kittle House and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed dining there. Everything was delightful: the rooms, the food, the fact that it was quiet enough for us to talk and hear each other, but could not hear near-by conversations. Just lovely.

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CB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A overall good night. Food was very good and great cocktails and wine. Party in another room was too loud. You could not hear anything but their music.

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GS
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested to sit by fireplace. It was warm and cozy. Waiter, Michael, was outstanding. Wonderful experience

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch with good company

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place for a special occasion. The ambience is great, and especially during the holiday season.

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MS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I do want to start off on a positive note, the servers were very pleasant however, the service was very slow and not attentive. We waited almost 10 minutes before someone asked if we wanted anything to drink and then we had to ask for bread. When they brought the bread there were only 3 slices in the basket and it must have been sitting at the buffet because it was stale. Our main course was the Hanger Steak, the flavor was very good and two out of three were tender. Once we told our server, the manager came over and offered to give another entree’ she said it wasn’t necessary, the manager did give credit for the meal. Toward the end of our meal we were shocked when a dog started walking around the dining room. The people at the table next to us started feeding the dog from the table and then the dog came over to our table. To top it off they started sweeping the floor all around us while we were still eating. Someone said they were having 200 people coming. Definitely poor planning on th Kittle House’s part. A restaurant of this caliber should be able to plan better, very disappointed.

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d
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I hadn't been to their Sunday brunch in years but we decided to go for our 40th anniversary. While the food was good, the place was rundown and the people were dressed so casually, you would think they were at McDonalds. What a disappointment, last time I'll ever eat there as you go to a restaurant for the food as well as the ambience. And this certainly wasn't a very pleasant ambience.

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had bit dined here for a while and I have to say it was way better than I remembered I had the roasted eggplant as my entree and it was delicious!! I have told two friends about it already. We will definitely be back soon

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice experience at Crabtree, you won’t be disappointed!!

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KP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Food and wine were excellent. Would recommend

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C
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I had not been there for dinner in a while. The food is great and it is beautiful. The service was not up to par, however it was very busy and they comped us dessert. Decoraded for the holidays, it looks like it is right out of a Christmas Movie!

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