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THE RARE BIT

4.6
255 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Rare Bit Gastropub has a bit of everything for everyone. Executive Chef Evan Kalogiannis serves up a diverse menu with a variety of comfort foods. From lighter fair including vegan and gluten free options, to more complex dishes, you are sure to find something that you love. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, hometown of owner/operator Scott Broccoli, this restaurant is a great addition to the Westchester food scene. Not only is the food a stand out, but the bar boasts a variety of specialty cocktails you won't want to miss. Enjoy a bit of food, a bit of booze and a bit of fun!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 255 people are saying
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lehighparent
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for good food. The portions are generous and the service is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

NY
vipelaineNY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had not been here since they changed the menu, and the changes are much improved! Food was yummy - had arugula salad and delish vegan tacos. Cocktails were tasty too. Service was very attentive and friendly. I will definitely be back!

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Hannah
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Came for dinner on a Sunday night with my family to celebrate my birthday. I’m vegan so I chose this restaurant due to the variety of options that they had to offer. The man that sat us was extremely nice and even wished me happy birthday. Our server on the other hand was a bit rude and extremely unaccommodating. We explained our dietary restrictions as soon as we sat down and he was completely rude about it.
Luckily the food was outstanding as well as the rest of the experience. We would come back but we would definitely request a different server…

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SuzH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Always love the great food. Too noisy since it's full again. Service was terrible (just the waiter...clueless), everyone else was great.

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vipPhilG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Drinks too! Can’t wait to go back. It was a refreshing change from our usual go-To’s. We loved the spicy margaritas, the salmon tostada, warm corn salad and the shrimp tacos. For dessert we had the key lime. Interesting menu, so many choices for everyone…vegan, vegetarian and everything else! Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my husband here for a pre Father’s Day weekend celebration and the service to the food was awesome! We will be going back!

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vipDobbsDiner
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic. Loved the buffalo cauliflower and shrimp and grits. Great burger and great bar tender and drinks. Locally owned and inventive menu. A great combination

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They didn’t have what we ordered

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vipBobbysue
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner and excellent service!

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vipShazza
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was restaurant week. So you got three courses for $35.95. My husband ordered the hamburger and said it was one of the best he ever had. The hand cut fries were delicious. I had the shrimp and grits which were delicious. We both had salads as our first course and they were good. My salad had naan bread and it was grilled and nice and crispy. Disappointing were the desserts. I had the peanut butter pie which actually was a square like a brownie and not a slice like a pie. Crust was overly sweet - felt the crunch of the sugar as you ate it. My husband had the key lime tart and the filling tasted strange and the tart tasted stale like it wasn’t made that day.

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MeghanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch, it was amazing!

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vipDdMm
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu is quite eclectic - which is a welcome thing to us. We enjoyed trying different things like the Scotch Egg and the meatballs. The staff and manager were very helpful and eager to please.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful, diverse menu with great drinks! Lovely, friendly atmosphere and excellent servers.

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vipMark
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib and red snapper were excellent, as were the sides.

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Foodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall, this was a pleasant experience. Dined outdoors on Wed. evening; it was a little noisy with street traffic (preferred that huge garbage can not be placed near tables so as to attract flies and emit odor). Food was interesting and fine (not spectacular). Fried chicken was probably the highlight with excellent red skin potato salad and okra (fried chicken was crispy, but could have used a tad more salt. Arugula salad and key lime pie dessert were very good. but scotch egg was a bit dry and shrimp in shrimp n grits was very overcooked. Servers were pleasant, but recommend that they take more care to distance (made contact during CoVid when utensil dropped on me). Wanted to try for a long time, so this was interesting.

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vipMark
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoked chicken legs and pork with grits were excellent. The bottomless drinks for $25 were well worth it, but the Bloody Mary does not come with bacon as depicted online.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding!

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hippiechick73
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with wonderful food and service. Warm vibe throughout the restaurant. Great for a fun night out. Cocktails are unique and made with fresh fruits and juices.

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paulr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very friendly atmosphere ,our waitress was excellent, my wife and i will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Loved the food and the ambiance. Waitress was terrific!

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming. Food was great-flavor and texture in sync. Ambience-lovely. Highly recommend.

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IlinaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food, food wine and very good service. My mother and I visited last Saturday for the first time. Definitely will be back!

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in since pandemic started a year ago and the menu has old favorites and new additions! Everything we ordered, from the cocktails to the appetizers mains and wine was fantastic! Highly recommend this place!!!

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MichaelC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing menu

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, nice and cozy establishment. Drinks were also great and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was ok, a few hiccups but ok.

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SchaunteC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Michael, our server, was kind, courteous, friendly, professional, attentive... In a word, he was GREAT! Our food was yummy and abundant. We were there for brunch and ordered the Popcorn Cauliflower (truffle parm) starter, ham steak (what a colossal piece of meat!) w/roasted potatoes, eggs, and homemade bread/biscuits; and the smoked shredded pork & cheesy grits (tasty gravy though a little salty). For drinks we enjoyed several Dobbin' for Apples and Jelly Jar cocktails. We ate, talked, sipped & slurped for hours! Lol. It was our first time there, and it won't be our last. See you soon Michael! 😊

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vipHillaryM
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing meal here! All of the food was delicious (it was hard to choose what to order because everything on the menu sounded so good), the service was wonderful, and it's a cozy restaurant with a good vibe. Absolutely recommend this spot!

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vipthomast
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the food at rearebit is tasty and inventive, but on our visit the service was spotty, after recognizing this the wait staff and manager were very helpful. during the corona virus its tough on restaurants so a little patience is required. we will go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week and had very good service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!! We love eating here. Service is always great. Bartender is amazing and the food, can’t find better anywhere.

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NualaT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff courteous- great quality food and a beautiful atmosphere

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Sabrina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was phenomenal and the service was A++. THANK YOU!

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MissDelighted
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EXCELLENT!!! Found it because of Restaurant Week, will continue going back because it's just good people & great food!! Their menu options for Restaurant Week were excellent & extensive, and they were even amenable to some change if desired/needed. The selections were scrumptious - especially the popcorn cauliflower, chili maple brussel sprouts, shrimp & grits & collards, & filet mignon. It was an overall excellent value, new favorite place for sure - will definitely keep going back!

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vipAliciaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. A little pricy. Went on a Sunday afternoon and it was extremely loud at the bar. Music mainly. Would have liked something a little more chilled. Nice staff.

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Robbie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is always amazing. Ambiance is so chill. I’ll definitely be returning.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is really great and accommodating! The staff did a special dessert for our guest of honor. In the times of covid, everything feels very safe and well thought through. The food is exceptional with really great options for all types of diets which is great. Also, the drink menu is fantastic! I also really love TRB because it is a restaurant that makes you feel like the meal is an occasion, yet casual so as not to feel stuffy or make members of a larger group uncomfortable with how to dress.

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ElliotK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food and good selection for vegans. Ambience was fine given outdoor seating due to our concerns over the pandemic. However, the person bussing our table was not careful with hisj mask, even after we brought it to the waiter's attention.

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TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I can't pick which was better, the service or the food. Both were outstanding!!

FAQs

THE RARE BIT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 693-8000.

THE RARE BIT is rated 4.6 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.