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Cookery - The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

The Cookery

4.7
4.7
1072 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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Booked 41 times today

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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 1,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Italian

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

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  1. BB

    BrooksB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The gnocchi and the Osso Buco were great! Everything else was wonderful but those two dishes stood out.

  2. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was super friendly & attentive. We’ll definitely be back just because of his awesome service alone. The food is also amazing here.

  3. SL

    SarryL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic. Every time I try something new (clams app) it delights and surprises. Burger a gem and fish was delish. And Dom's espresso martini is to die for.

  4. NY

    NYCFoodie

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We sat outside on the street in a wooden Covid enclosure. So can’t comment on the ambience or noise level inside. The server was friendly initially and attempted at injecting comedy, but when asked questions about menu details he was vague and basically said “it is what it is”. When asked if a vegetable could be steamed with no butter or oil, he got a bit of an attitude and said “no substitutions”. When ordering a salad, it was asked for without cheese, server said “no substitutions”. I then asked, what if there was a cheese allergy, the server said, “He shouldn’t order that salad” in a punitive and almost scolding way. The attitude was actually quite off putting. No where on the menu does it actually say no substitutions and with restaurant being rated in various local publications and online as one of the best in Westchester this attitude was unexpected. Perhaps if the food was sublime, one could maybe understand the attitude, but the food was honestly very mediocre to just not good. The dressing on the little gem salad was creamy with literally no flavor. It was simply of bowl of tasteless lettuce covered in some creamy substance with a few slices of jalapeño thrown in. The ricotta crostini was ok. The rib eye special which was some ridiculous price was the poorest quality piece of meat I’ve had in a restaurant. It simply wasn’t worth eating. The “butter fat” potatoes it came with were nondescript and lacked flavor. The branzino special had a nice taste and was quality fresh fish. One person in our party had the chicken with panzanella salad. She was happy with it. The dessert options were complicated and sounded too gooey to be worth trying and after the entrees we decided being adventurous here would not be wise. We opted for the ice cream and sorbet which again was nothing special. The lemon sorbet had pieces of lemon peel in it which did not appeal. We will not return.

  5. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We had a great meal, as usual. Inventive and delicious food. We had duck liver cannoli, ricotta crostini, potato wrapped trout and the secret sandwich, which was a burger and was excellent. None of the entrées came with sides, so we ordered the always delicious buttery salty potatoes. Really wish they'd put prices of their many specials on the blackboard or have them written down (with prices) to read at the table. Also, the menu posted here on OT is years old, so look on their website if you want to see a current menu.

  6. SL

    SuzanneL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is hands down our favorite restaurant. Always a pleasure . The food is excellent, great service, and I highly recommend it!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing hostess and phenomenal bartender Sal (we are at the bar). Food was out of this world, as usual. Creative dishes and beautiful presentation.

  8. VP

    VincentP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    A very simple Dobbs Ferry restaurant with an extra donary chef! The starters were excellent (we had three) and the main course, trout, was cooked to perfection (the polenta - as a side to the fish- was melt in your mouth wonderful). Gus, our server was a delight and the entire staff, from the hostess that greeted to the food servers and others were all professional and charming. My wife and I will return.

  9. e

    enriquet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasty food. Great wines. Cool atmosphere. John gave us great menu suggestions. Thanks

  10. S

    Skippy

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Into this restaurant several times. It never disappoints me. Everyone I take there seems to agree. It’s a local gem. Hope it remains accessible.

  11. LD

    LizD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing for Mother’s Day brunch. The food was all delicious and great service.

  12. EB

    EmilyB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good creative food. Cozy casual ambience. Good wine list

  13. SL

    SarryL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, was that burger fantastic! And the espresso martini by Dom. Cookery never fails to please on all fronts - food, service & ambience.

  14. PT

    PhilipT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in the river towns if not the best

  15. SG

    SGRudd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for brunch, food was amazing! Very attentive staff as we had two toddlers at the table. Compliments to the Chef and whole staff, will certainly be headed back for dinner.

  16. BJ

    BirenbaumJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food is really good here as is the beer. I love the Pork Osso Bucco. Desserts need improvement. Waiter could not have been nicer. Ambience is casual which I like. Acoustics vary depending on where your table is. I'll go back soon.

  17. SO

    StevenO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always. Great food and service, and creative menu.

  18. g

    geoffd

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Cookery was a wonderful experience from start to finish...fabulous waiter and terrific food. And a great value on top of that.

  19. DW

    DeWayneS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good service n friendly people Definitely will go back there!

  20. LM

    LizM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great place. Always hopping and one of most interesting menus of seen. It’s all good

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious! Can’t go wrong!

  22. j

    jaja

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone treated us so well we had a great table for the surprise dinner they accommodated all of our needs and our server, Gus, was amazing he was patient he was funny and so attentive.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3

    Sunday night the cookery runs out of everything. The menu becomes very limited. They even ran out of draft beer. The steak I ordered came out over cooked and had to be returned. The staff are great but something isn’t being run right here the way it used to be. For the price the overall experience is disappointing. There’s better out there!!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service are great. The parking sucks. Food is fantastic especially osso bucca.

  25. BP

    BonnieP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    The food was exceptionally good. Great place for a casual dinner but it may be difficult to have a decent conversation with the noise level.

  26. AK

    AnneK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was unique and delicious. I had the cauliflower ravioli and my husband had the pasta special with pesto sauce. Our 17 year old grandson had the steak. Draft beer choices were excellent. Server was outstanding. He really connected with our grandson about video gaming and White Plains High School. Overall, we had a wonderful experience.

  27. G

    George

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Amazing food. Staff was engaging and courteous. You feel welcome almost immediately and are at ease once you're aware the drinks and food they keep bringing are each as tasty as the next. Well done!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fresh, delicious, and thoughtfully prepared. Our waiter was amazing.

  29. JA

    JAIME

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience and delicious food!!

  31. JT

    JohnT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks. Fantastic food. We’ve eaten here several times and have always left very happy. One of the best restaurants in Westchester.

  32. RV

    RussellV

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We love the Cookery. Food is great. Well prepared & delicious. We’ve eaten there 5-6 times and never disappointed. Service is very polite & attentive. We will definitely go back again & again

  33. OS

    OSCAR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Excellent service. Highly recommend amazing restaurant

  34. RC

    RebeccaC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Went for Easter late lunch, 3 courses for $75 each. The meal took over 2 hours because it took so long for food to arrive. My pasta fagilio was extremely salty. The mozzarella was fresh and tasty. The filet and potatoes entree was just ok and the ramps were like two little limp stems, good meat portion. And even tho we made it clear there was a nut allergy. The dessert that came had nuts on it! Never again! $238 for two of us, could have gone to a real steakhouse instead!!!

  35. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We went for the Easter prix fixe. The service was very attentive and good. The food was okay with the steak being tasty but tough. Cozy atmosphere but for the money I expected to be wowed. Also an unexpected kitchen service fee.

  36. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Really great food and cocktails to match in a neighborhood like spot, definitely recommend trying, easy and quick train from city.

  37. BL

    BartL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent fresh food. Sat outside which was very quiet but I imagine it is a different story dining inside

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is legitimately one of my favorite restaurants on the planet.

  39. KJ

    KelliJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience! Food amazing. Spaghetti n meatballs and Osso Bucco delicious. Best part was chocolate polenta dessert. Definitely going back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the brunch pre-fix menu! It was a great value and everything was delicious. Our server was very friendly and my party & I were able to chit chat while we ate/drank, and we felt very comfortable. Will definitely be back!

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The Cookery is rated 4.7 stars by 1072 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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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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