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THE RARE BIT

4.6
275 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 275 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a 10/10 meal at the bit last night. Service was great, food was great, didn’t skip a beat. Highly recommend.

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Laurie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Brunch and it was fantastic. It was so good to be able to have a nice family brunch inside a restaurant! The food was phenomenal and the service fantastic. Our waiter was the best and very attentive.
We can't wait to have the time to go back again sooner than later!

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vipMatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back.

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Rarebird
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and food👍🏻

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Christine
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great waiter, food is very original and yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Food was delicious, would just suggest less salt, one of the dishes was so salty I couldn't eat it.

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great bartender. The atmosphere is beautiful. Food is great Highly recommend and everybody will bring their loves it

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SonyaS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Birthday dinner w/family. Wonderful ambiance, decor, and service. Had a lovely conversation with the owner. The birthday brownie was delicious. However, the 3 well-done burgers we ordered were pink and when we sent them back, they came back pink again. The pre-made Dobbs Ferry drink was like lemonade adorned with a ginormous block of ice. Due to my dissatisfaction, I was given a margarita, but they never removed the first drink. I’m not use to margaritas served in a 6-8 oz glass , but you be the judge. Needless to say, we were disappointed. Going out to eat is always a gamble and that night we lost.

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DannyB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious. The cauliflower popcorn is killer. It gets seriously loud though.

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Jasper
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and outdoor dining! A great spot!

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vipWeLoveFood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 experience

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vipStefania
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time I go! Food and service is exceptional! Don't delay...make your reservation now! Your welcome :)

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vipJzexpress
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a family lunch. Food was great as well as service. The chef was even willing to give us a recipe for his Nashville hot sauce. Love it! We’ll definitely be repeat customers.

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Diner1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service that me us feel welcomed!
The popcorn cauliflower and shrimp tacos were incredible flavorful and filling.
I’ll be back with more friends to share this bit of goodness!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friday brunch! Nice! Great food. Had chicken and waffles and French toast. Delish.

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LisaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will never go back No one working there wears a mask. We questioned the waiter why and they had no response and didn’t even put a mask on after we expressed our discomfort. In addition the food and drinks weren’t good and we will definitely not be going back.

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vipReddyn
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An entirely enjoyable experience all the way around. Has the potential of becoming my go-to restaurant. Great food and drinks, but the service put this over the top. Earth single person we interacted with was above and beyond. I could r recommend this place enough. Don’t think twice, just give this place a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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TomK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific selection of interesting food, we'll prepared and served with flair in a pub setting.

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viplehighparent
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
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 on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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Jessandandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was hot. Numerous flies. Appetizers were ok. Gnocchi was not good at all and not close to menu description at all. Was picked up from table by waiter barely touched no questions by waiter. Service was sporadic at best. One rink with cucumber was undrinkable. Fries were ok I guess. Very overpriced also many of the dishes on website not on menu. Very disappointed.

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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
83 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
41 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch, it was amazing!

DM
vipDdMm
New York Area
66 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
23 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
23 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.

FAQs

THE RARE BIT offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 693-8008.

THE RARE BIT is rated 4.6 stars by 275 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.