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About Harper's Restaurant and Bar

Harper's Restaurant & Bar is a contemporary interpretation of the American Tavern offering refined food in a casual, rustic setting. A throwback to simpler times with a modern reworking of fresh American food. Harper's is committed to sourcing and using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

92 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Main St between Elm and Chestnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 693-2306

Website:
http://www.harpersonmain.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music. Please call for details.

Catering:
Harper's proud to offer both on-site and off-site catering and event planning. No event is too large or too small. Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, showers, birthday parties, Christenings, 1st Communions, holiday parties, corporate functions.

Parking Details:
There is a municipal lot behind the village hall and police station. Street parking is free after 6:00 pm.

Public Transit:
Dobbs Ferry train station via the Metro North Hudson Line.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Vergara

Private Party Facilities:
Harper's offers a semi private dining area and Patio that can be reserved for private events. The dining area is perfect for birthdays and intimate gatherings, while the patio is an ideal location for mingling with guests and enjoying the weather.

Private Party Contact:
Justin Montgomery: (866) 350-1531

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We'll be open normal hours and offering our regular menu on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!

Harper's Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
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Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch. Creative dishes. Great service and well done all around...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dinner started out well. Our Brussels Sprouts appetizer was delicious. An agnolotti with short ribs was tasty but a little too salty. But then, there was the duck breast, which was awful. The sauce tasted like pure vinegar and it had something crunchy but practically inedible throughout that made me think that I had broken a tooth or was trying to eat crushed sea shells. I could not eat it. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Used to love this place hope it's just a blip bad food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Harpers is one of our standards. My wife and I had dinner here Saturday night. We were reminded that we are surprised every time by the quality of the food. The ambience is rustic/local bar restaurant. Comfortable and very pleasantbut not noteworthy. Don’t be fooled-there is a serious chef in the kitchen.The menu appears to contain fairly standard items, but pretty much every one is amazingly well prepared with a special twist or two. This time we had the burrata and brussel sprouts appetizers. The burrata comes with concord grapes, pepper, toast and a blueberry vinegar sauce that combine for a perfectly balanced, beautiful dish, the pepper and vinegar offsetting the rich creaminess of the burrata. The brussels sprouts are perfectly roasted with breadcrumbs and come with a delicious lemon aoli.

The roast chicken entrée is sublime. One of the best ever, with a crispy, fragrantly seasoned skin, and moist tender meat. Linguine with crabmeat, lemon and chilies is divine.
Our server was wonderfully attentive and enhanced the meal.
Our only cavil is with the music—It sounded like indie pop and was enhancing to the experience. If not for that, we’d have given 5 as the overall score.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I have been patrons of the restaurant for many years and have often referred friends to Harper’s. Saturday night, we were sadly disappointed to find that there have been many changes to this, one of our favorite restaurants. First off, the apple and cheddar salad... what happened? We’ve had that salad countless times but this version was perplexing. The lettuce was rough and tasteless (definitely not Boston lettuce as in the past), the dressing was bland if it existed at all and I have no clue what kind of cheese or apple was used. My main course of trout (a mainstay on the menu) was totally unrecognizable. A confusion of unidentifiable greens and I really don’t know what else (faro? Maybe) made a bed for a grossly over cooked fish. Terrible. As for the service, an area wherein this restaurant shone in the past, it was scattered at best. We had to call for our waiter several times and it obvious that he was not keeping tabs on what was going on at our table. The noise level at this restaurant has always been on the high side and Saturday night was no exception. Normally, that’s something we’d overlook as all the other factors were always so satisfactory but I’d say don’t bother until the chef is replaced and the staff gets a good tutorial.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

excellent food as always. we love it here. the food is always great and so is the service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

overrated ... approach to restaurant week was "skim on food choice and prep" to maintain margin instead of "give great value" to those testing the restaurant during the week to entice them to come back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

When we arrived I gave my name and told them that I had a reservation but they didn't seem to care. We were seated with menus and it took 30 minutes for a server to come to us and ask if we wanted to order. We had not even been offered drinks at that point. We wanted wine so that took another 10 minutes and then we ordered food. There seemed to be one server for the entire restaurant. It is a very pretty place and the food is good. The service is terrible. As we were eating I received an email from opentable saying I did not show up for my reservation. This added insult to injury. No one cared if I had a reservation and then they reported that I didn't show up. I told the server and she said it would be corrected.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I got served Arctic char that was completely spoiled. Unfortunately I ate a bite of it and my stomach has been upset for hours. When I told them they apologized and brought me a pasta dish. When I got the bill I was shocked to see that they had charged me for everything and made no accommodations for serving me food that could have killed me. My kids were tired so we paid and left. My night is ruined.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I chose this place for its positive reviews and convenient location between NYC and Sleepy Hollow. I booked a table for my mother's birthday. We were all very pleased! Adorable setting and layout. Upscale casual. The drinks were excellent. The food was perfect. The favorite among our group was the chicken liver crostini. Our server was very sweet. I'd visit more if it weren't a bit far for me. I'm very excited about discovering this great little place!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Second visit, and hoped that it would be a better experience than our first ( slow service, refusing to make adjustments to the menu), but it really wasn't. No one else arrived while we were there, but it still took 45 minutes to get our orders. Indifferent service. Burgers were fine, but overpriced. It shouldn't be $20 to have a burger with cheese and and a couple of toppings (IMHO). And another entree (at $29), lacked a side dish. Way too many other options in the Rivertowns - won't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Absolutely adore this very reliable establishment. It's hip, relaxing and good for almost any person or occasion. Whoever the chef is currently KUDOs!
Loved everything and will keep coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Pancakes and French Toast on the Brunch menu are awesome. The Brunch Prix Fixe is well worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Perfectly grilled, smoky, charred octopus; delicious roasted beets in vinaigrette; crisp, fresh well dressed field greens; small portion of well cooked Arctic Char ($30) without accompaniment; oysters lacked taste and freshness. Service uneven - variably attentive. Outdoor back patio is sweet on a summer night. Overall - good experience and will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our first time with friends who are regulars! Loved sitting outside on the patio. Great service, great food and great vibe.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of our favorites. We have been going to Harpers since they opened and have NEVER been
disappointed. The food is delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food and service was very good. Decor could use a little work especially the second room.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I had never been to this local spot before and I don't think I will return. The food was VERY GOOD but the rest was really off. Lighting is too low. On an empty week night, getting drinks took a weirdly long time. I had only heard good things about Harpers but my experience was disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Wonderful outdoor area behind the restaurant. And Wednesday is bring your own wine day. Food is yummy, and service just fine. But beware some entree portions are less than large.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This place is just well executed all around. Pricey but worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

First, I love Harpers. It's our go-to restaurant when we want to have a nice dinner. The food was delicious. BUT, the service really tainted our experience. So much so, that we would think twice upon returning. We had a friend visiting and wanted to take her to our local, favorite restaurant. I made reservations and asked for seating in their outdoor patio area. Upon arrival, the host took us to a table indoors. I asked if they had any seating outdoors and she said, "no." Okay, that's fine. But, we were disappointed so I went up and asked how long it would be to wait for an outdoor table. She said 5-10 minutes and we replied that we'd love to wait. Literally, 30 seconds later she leads us outside and only 2 tables were occupants. All the other (perhaps 10 total) were empty. That's annoying and bad service but we'll let it slide. Then, the bartender comes to take our drink order. Our guest asked what his favorite cocktails were and he flippantly says "I don't know. I'm a beer and whiskey guy." LIE! You work for a restaurant that touts specialty cocktails. It's your job to know the product and comment on it. I order a cava and my wife orders a white wine. Two white "wines" come out in wine glasses and I see the bartender hesitate to hand me my glass. I preemptively say "I ordered cava" and he says "it's cava." I take it noticing that it has no bubbles. It was flat. He grabbed it and returned with another glass, which was perfect. Last thing -- we finish our dinner and asked to see the dessert menu. I literally look the most forward to dessert. The waitress said, "oh the kitchen's closed." It was 9pm on Sunday. Maybe in the rivertowns that is late, but all we needed from Harper's staff was for them to stop by our table and let us know that the kitchen would be closing and would we like to put in a dessert for later. Simple stuff that makes a big difference. Note: this is our second, consecutive visit where service has been terrible.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

As usual the food was excellent, loved their summer menu. Our favorite restaurant in Westchester. Always look forward to going back.

Evan

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Do your self a favor and skip this place. We couldn't decide what we disliked the most. The place is filthy. There was mold on the picture on the wall next to our table. Paint chips literally fell on our food. The menu is limited. They frequently are out of things. All the beers are hipster in an environment that is very much not. The waitstaff is unprofessional and slow. I could go on and on about how awful this place is. Just skip it. Please, just skip it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We should have been here sooner! We were having dinner with a friend who lives in Dobbs Ferry following a show in NYC. We generally have dinner in the City before driving home, but decided to eat closer to home this time - what a good decision! The food here was inventive and absolutely excellent. The chef had no problem adjusting slightly to accommodate our peculiar tastes (more well done on the duck breast and substitute a vegetable on a pasta dish), which was very much appreciated. The bartender suggested some variations on the drinks we ordered that were so much better, we will now only use his choices! we were early diners, so it may get noisier as the night goes on, but it was quiet and comfortable with attentive and friendly service in a large, nicely appointed room. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

can't be beat! Interesting food, accommodating staff and a lovely garden!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Cooking at Harper's is good, menu is small with a couple of specials, but what they have tastes very good. I had a dandelion salad, very tasty, don't see that much. The menu says it has some duck egg on it, not sure why, so little can't taste or see it, server agreed, but salad was good. Then I had duck confit, really good. The problem with it was so little, just one tiny leg with thigh. Most restaurants give you the thigh and breast as a portion. But I see there is a separate dish on the menu of pan roasted duck breast, so that's where it went, profitable for them customer's loss. Also ordered a side of shishito peppers, they were grilled and delicious. Have to add the dessert I had, called chocolate chip bread pudding, a real disappointment, not a chip in site just some chocolate sauce and was dry. Helped a little by a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream, other choices may be better. I would just add I love their bread, could come here just for that. Final problem though is the abomination of a wine list. No much under $50 and those not worthy of decent food. Goes rapidly up from there with good wines, but no excuse for not having a good selection of decent bottles under 50, most restaurants do even where the food is more expensive. But I grin and bear this inconsideration, I come back for the overall experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great service and delicious food. My personal favorites are the Mushroom Toast, the Fried Cauliflower, and the burger. The mixed greens are simple and perfect. I hear the Duck Confit is excellent. There's garden seating in the back, which is romantic. There's a long bar & great drinks, so it's also good for happy hour. The pricing is good for the quality of food. Bon apetit!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

As always, Harper's comes through! We had a last minute plan to eat out for Father's Day and Harper's was very accommodating. We secured a table outside on the patio and proceded to have a delicious dinner. We shared a salad and moved to entrees of steamed mussels, tagliatelle with duck ragu and a Harper's burger (there were three of us). Delicious, expertly prepared and served. If you haven't been here, run don't walk for your next dinner, lunch or brunch.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went on Fathers Day for our first visit with our 3wk newborn. Great moderate sized place for the location, with delicious brunch menu, and very attentive/sincere waiter. I will revisit and even put my email and name down on the email list.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Harpers is a neighborhood restaurant in friendly and comfortable Dobbs Ferry except it happens to also have an outstanding kitchen, fanstastic wine and beer and cocktail menu while keeping that easygoing vibe.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We love going to Harper's. The service, cocktails and food are always great. We did have to wait a while for our food, but it was a gorgeous Friday night and we were sitting in the back garden. I will continue to go to Harper's.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Creative food with a menu that is not overly ambitious. Service was on point though cocktails were slow to arrive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Harpers is a wonderfully cozy in-town get-away! Service was friendly & most helpful. Their 'specials'...short ribs & pork chops were most delicious:)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Enjoyable Mother's Day dinner. Will be back soon for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Harper's has been on my list for a while and it did not disappoint. The menu for Mother's Day brunch was great - many options and a great price for what you got. The food was delicious and drinks were tasty as well! I will be back again and would recommend to a friend for a date spot or even a get together with friends!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The food and service was very good. Our table was too close to the bar area but we did not ask to be moved.
The tacos (special for the night) were nicely filled and quite yummy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

We went for the special taco night, with tacos made with fresh tortillas from La Milpa De Rosa in Yonkers. They were excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Had a nice meal at Harper's on Sat. night. Food is very good - noise level is difficult. Service - while amiable and trying - was a bit slow. We sat for quite a while before getting bread, water, drink orders. Had the special artic char - was really nice and well prepared.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was good but we were slightly disappointed when 2 of the drinks were not available and neither was our number 1 appetizer. However, the food we had was great and would go back !

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I have newly discovered Harper's and have been missing out on a local gem! the service and the food are always excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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