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Cookery - The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

The Cookery

4.7
4.7
1218 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Cookery was founded by Chef David DiBari. Comfortably located in Dobbs Ferry, one of Westchester’s quaintest and most beautiful river towns, The Cookery has embraced the positive energy exchanged from its local patrons and uses it to fuel the quest for great food and ceaseless creativity. The neo-nostalgic Italian menu proves evident of Chef DiBari’s style of cooking, which is to progressively approach simplicity.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (914) 305-2336

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David DiBari

  • Neighborhood

    Dobbs Ferry

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Fit for Foodies

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. PA

    PaulA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite with service to match. I loved everything about this restaurant
  2. DS

    DennisS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in for 50th Birthday for my girlfriend. Wonderful alone time and Oliver was the best server. Great spirit drinks! Thank you,
  3. RJ

    RichardJ

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have eaten in this restaurant many times over its life and have always had an extremely pleasant experience. I will say, however, that as restaurant has evolved over the years and the menu has changed seasonally and with the different Chefs de Cuisine this was probably my least favorite menu. Despite this, most of the old favorites are still on the menu so I wouldn’t hesitate returning.
  4. CL

    CamilleL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent every time!!! On the noise side, great experience
  5. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Westchester's best brunch never disappoints. If you haven't been here, what are you waiting for?
  6. AB

    ABSA

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we had brunch there and it was great - just a good as all of the dinners we have had there. I highly recommend the Cookery for any meal.
  7. ME

    MelissaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night! The food was delicious and service on point.
  8. S

    Suzde

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had the BEST server! Gus was fun and informative. The food was delicious.
  9. c

    charlie

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat outside, 41 degree weather, had propane heater but regretably no shield from wind. Gus provided excellent service. Restaurant week menu had savory choices.
  10. EB

    ErikaB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    SO SAD! I been coming to the cookery for years and last night we were excited to go once again! My two companions’ meals were edible but nothing to write home (squash appetizer and pasta) about but mine was truly gross. I couldn’t believe it. I kept second guessing myself, like what was wrong with me but then all agreed that none of our food was good. I had a fish dish that I could barely swallow. Trout wrapped in potatoes in a tomato sauce. The trout was deboned but whole, with skin on and it was fried or roasted with thin potatoes (leaving slimy skin and a bizarre texture). My “rock shrimp” appetizer was certainly not made with rock shrimp but tiny (1 inch) limp little shrimp in a fishy broth. I don’t know why I didn’t send everything back. $200 later I now regret.
  11. S

    Sabato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one our favorite spots. Great italian food served in a unique tavern-like setting. Pretty energetic for the food style but that's a nice touch. Good beer, wine and cocktail list as well.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Admittedly we are seniors, but the music is uncomfortably loud which affects our overall experience although the food is excellent and so was the service.
  13. P

    Pickyeater7

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed the variety of vegetables in the entrees. The market fish was fresh and the skin was perfectly crisped. The sauteed broccoli side dish was too salty.
  14. IB

    IsabellaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The bread and butter appetizer was absolutely incredible , and our server was especially kind and funny. We also liked the retro music which wasn't too loud.
  15. WG

    WiGiLi2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For my anniversary, the Fam wanted to try The Cookery for brunch, because we read so many good reviews. We booked a reservation, it was a sunny and cool day. We sat outside with the propane heater. It was quiet and peaceful. The service was fast and quick. Our servicer was friendly, and polite with multitasking skills. The food was fresh and delicious; well made with passion. We will definitely go back.
  16. g

    ghauge

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Birthday - we advised the staff but they totally forgot / didn’t acknowledge.
  17. g

    gracie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great brunch at The Cookery ! Staff attentive, food fabulous !
  18. BS

    BradS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Mediocre at best and disorganized. This place was hyped up and didn’t deliver at all.
  19. R

    Rkm4534

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is great here but they are a bit stingy with the mains. I ordered the trout and it was good but for $34 you can’t throw two scoops of rice on the plate. Damn! How much extra would that cost then. What a let down.
  20. N

    Nicole

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always amazing.
  21. j

    jojo22

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent drinks were excellent staff was amazing.. the outside is adorable and quaint. All around a great experience.
  22. NM

    NancyM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was disappointed with The Cookery. I hadn’t been there since the pandemic and my expectations were high. I had always had an excellent meal there. Outside seating was nice…not great. Service good. Food not up to Cookery standards! The crustini was excellent. The Branzino , two very large pieces, was served in a bowl with little to nothing else and I finished with tasteless cannolis! Disappointed to say the least. My other guests were underwhelmed.
  23. P

    Peggy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food but limited menu with difficult choices and very loud
  24. J

    Judy

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointed in the food as well as the portion size. My husband ordered steak at $45 and it was tough & fatty. We ordered 3 pasta dishes, very small portions & they didn't resemble the descriptions(different ingredients than the descriptions).We asked the server and she said she thought it was the same dish. I know you can't control guests volume level but we were seated next to a large party that was extremely loud. Overall not a very good experience
  25. c

    coreyman97

    New York Area

    237 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The pork osso buco was very good. The restaurant is very cramped and extremely noisy. We could hardly hear across the table.
  26. RV

    RussellV

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We absolutely love the Cookery. Never disappointed. The food is always fantastic. The service is very friendly and courteous. We highly recommend The Cookery and will be back again and again
  27. KL

    KLD26

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is out of this world and the vibe is warm and relaxed. We love this place!
  28. R

    Rivertowny

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Unbearably noisy and the service is subpar: abandoned by our server and had to go ask the hostess for our check after a 20-minute wait. Food is awesome, so we'll give it another go
  29. RR

    RandiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time eating at The Cookery. I'd say top five spots in Westchester. Highly recommend.
  30. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The music is way too loud for conversation. Otherwise no complaints.
  31. M

    Metmama1

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I had been there and it did not disappoint. Our waiter Gus was funny, very attentive and made the meal just that more enjoyable. We sat outside because it’s been a warm November so far. Anyway we had the charcuterie board which was delish. We all had pasta dishes. I had the spaghetti with pork and clam sausage. They were all perfectly seasoned and the right portion. For dessert, I had the stickabutta pie that I had heard so much about. It did not disappoint! They even threw in their famous donuts, only one but it was amazing. I am definitely going back soon.
  32. R

    Ritz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Will definitely be back! Everything was terrific!
  33. NL

    NancyL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is reliably excellent, from greeting to service to food.
  34. RG

    RobynG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and excellent service. Been there many times and will keep going back.
  35. M

    Mambee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. I'll be back soon. My rainbow trout was delicious, and I was happy to see pizza rustica on the menu as an appetizer. This is an Italian specialty which isn't pizza but is more like a quiche with chunks of Italian cold cuts.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Abandoned by server, though all other staff was great. Food was delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food, and excellent service. Everything we ordered was delicious, and would definitely go back to try new dishes.
  38. CB

    ClaudiaB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing as always. Food was phenomenal. Service fantastic and knowledgeable. I only wish the place was bigger and could accommodate parties.
  39. E

    Ed31

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, culture and warmth of The Cookery. A true Westchester/Rivertowns gem!
  40. DD

    DDdiner

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food is eclectic. Not to everyone’s taste. Lively place. Fun atmosphere.

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The Cookery is rated 4.7 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Cookery

39 Chestnut St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dobbs Ferry

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David DiBari

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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