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About The Cookery

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.

39 Chestnut St
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Brunch) - 5pm - 11pm Dinner
Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm (Brunch) - 5pm - 9pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 305-2336

Website:
http://thecookeryrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
David DiBari

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Cookery Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Cozy (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Seasonal (9)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome food great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

5 ladies for a birthday dinner-(which Cookery acknowledged during desert) 2 of which had never been there before. Steak as was recommended from a friend who has dined here prior. Tasty & tender- loved it. The pork osso buco was wonderful the 2 other ladies said and a chicken dish the other had was enjoyed also, Energetic for a Tuesday night and if you like the bar- 2 tv's on and high tops. My other half's first visit and they were all thrilled- (tough to please 5 ladies- but yes and kudo's) - Try it- even if parking can be a bit of a challenge- worth it1

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our second time back and we can't wait to go again. Servers are attentive and friendly. Food is superb. Love The Cookery!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The pork was outstanding. It was juicy with a true pork taste. The red wine sangria tasted like a glass of ice with a splash of seltzer. I couldn’t taste any wine in the minuscule drink. Delicious desserts. Abrupt, unfriendly waitress.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I booked in this restaurant to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. It was a surprise for my wife. I can only say it was fantastic. I asked to have roses at our table and when we sat there were red roses. The dinner was super! They also offered us two dishes. An unforgettable experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Food is incomparable to anywhere

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Organic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good food, only my second time here yet it’s easily my favorite restaurant hands down!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Just moved to the neighborhood. This restaurant came highly reccomended and has received high ratings. I was disappointed. I had dinner there last Thursday 1/11/18 after a workout at the gym. $6 for bread and butter, so nothing to snack on while waiting for our appetizers. We ordered 3 appetizers, the octopus was great, eggplant and mozzarella was average. Forget about the Branzino en croute, which is in a thick flavorless pastry. Have the half chicken instead. Can’t go wrong with chicken. The waitress and servers were great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The cookery is always one of our favorite restaurants. Great ambiance & service. The food is always phenomenal with both healthy & decadent options for whoever joins at the table! Hats off to he staff & ownership for a consistently enjoyable experience!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Organic, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Almost Seinfeld episode: good at taking reservations, not so good at holding them!
Booked the big table for 7 upfront for a special occasion dinner for my in-laws birthday (if you are married, you know!). Booked it in person, told them how important it was to get the table. Confirmed the day before. Arrived, the table was taken by somebody else. ???
Had to leave and take them somewhere else at the last minute on Friday night.
Ask me if I am ever coming back here again...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent and friendly service. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall it was a disappointing dining experience. Instead of immediately feeling welcome by the waitress we detected an attitude and felt like we were an inconvenience. First off their signature appetizer was off the menu, not a huge deal but it's supposed to be the thing to eat. We started with the radicchio salad which was completely underdressed and a eggplant dish which was cold and slimy and should be jettisoned from the menu immediately. I ordered a half portion of pasta bolognese as a second course which was delicious but within 1 minute of placing it down our entrees followed. Any decent waitress would have seen I'd just been given a dish and held it back. Instead after I commented there should have been a gap they tried to take the plates back to put under a heat lamp. Thanks but no. My wife had the steak which was very good and we had a side of salty butter potatoes which were superb, together these dishes were the high point of the meal. I had the Osso Bucco which was just ok, a little dry and tough. The cocktails were excellent. This place is a mediocre gastro-pub and does not deserve its reputation based on our experience and we would not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food, perfect service, overpriced, no customer parking.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dinner last Saturday night after a recommendation from our daughter and son-in-law. So glad we listened! Interestingly bread and butter is listed as an appetizer but being a bread lover, I had to have it and was so glad I did...best bread ever - crusty and soft on the inside. We also shared the eggplant appetizer which was unusual and tasty. My husband proclaimed the Pork Osso Bucco delicious and decided he would be having it again on a return visit. I enjoyed the bucatini with caramelized onion and bone marrow - different exquisite flavors. Service was friendly and wonderful and we will definitely return soon.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great upscale comfort food. Worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Non vegetarian friendly . Polenta tasted like a stick of melted butter - nauseating . Menu too “pork” focused- not conducive to a group.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food which came out promptly and hot however the service was underwhelming- I think the waitress had way too many tables and we didn’t get the attention we deserved. Maybe if we didn’t have a party of 10 (automatic 20% tip) service would have been better. Also it was very very cold inside (at times freezing!) as the back door kept swinging open from the busboy going in and outside. Not to mention the windows we were sitting by didn’t keep the cold outside.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Temperature out side 18 degrees. We were there at 6pm. We left our jackets on. The waitress said it would warm up,it didn't. We only stayed 1 HR. Could not enjoy our evening.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Cookery is a place to visit, the service was awesome, the food delicious and great cocktails. You will not be disappointed and in a nice cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner - surprised to find it prix fixe - pricey but lots of food to take home so fine. Seafood pasta was exceptional, all other choices were also delicious. It is always noisy but better in the back.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

This place has some of the best pork I’ve ever had. They use it in such creative ways with their amazing polenta!!! The pasta is great but I wish there were a couple of more dishes on the menu. Definitely a must if you love the pig as much as they do. Their whole pig experience is a little too expensive in my opinion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went to celebrate my birthday with my family (6 adults) and we had a great time. Food was delicious, the staff was amazing with their recommendations, and the prix-fix Brunch was a great deal. I look forward to coming back again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is a special place. The atmosphere is cozy and fun. The menu is creative and the preparation exceptional. The dishes are fairly priced, almost feeling like a bargain. The energy here is awesome. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

1) Pay for the fresh bread and cultured butter. It's outstanding.
2) The "ham hock" special turned out to be pork braised with Dr. Pepper and huckleberries. It's outstanding.
3) The "market greens" special turned out to be grilled lettuces with a balsamic dressing. It's outstanding.
4) The "stickabutta pie" turned out to be Crack Pie with caramel sauce on top. The slice of pie we received was quite narrow. Probably the thinnest slice of pie I've ever seen served in a restaurant.

Overall, a great meal. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Need a better alcohol pour.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been to The Cookery three times before, but the rest of my party had not been. I was happy to see that the added the Doughnut back to the menu, although I did the cinnabon instead. It was very good, but not as unique as the Doughnut starter. My daughter always enjoys the meatball, so my friend had it and fell in love with it's tenderness. It is a good size as well. For a main I had the french toast. I have had this on two previous occasions and loved it. While my husband enjoyed it, I did not. First they changed the sausage from a patty to a link. It is hard to get a bite of sausage with every mouthful this way, and the skin on the sausage made it hard to cut with a butter knife. Second the cheese was not melted, and was too thick to enjoy as is. Third, the french toast itself was mushy, almost wet inside. And lastly, this was the worst for me... the egg yolk was semi hard... firm and golden, not like a hard boiled egg, but no where near the soft yolk that is usually served on this dish, where you break into it and it runs into the sausage patty and french toast. So I was pretty disappointed. Not sure if it was because the place was packed, or if it was because we had a later than normal reservation. One of my brunch mates had the burger and said it was way overcooked. I love this place and will go back, but will make sure I do so closer to the 11am hour.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always fabulous! Dave DiBari is a genius. His recipes are original and divine. We've been going there regularly since it opened and have rarely or ever been disappointed. First rate but very noisy.
Better than fancy restaurants that cost a fortune in NYC.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've been to the cookery once before and it was much better! The cod was precooked and cold when I received it. Everything was just ok! We will not make the effort to go back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Cookery was an amazing brunch experience. Hubby and I had brunch on a Sunday and were so impressed by the ambiance, decor, friendly staff and above all else - the food. Will make this a regular thing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant. Chef Debari's dishes are magical! You should check this place out for sure--great for dinner any night and particularly amazing for brunch. We usually take the train in from the city; it's a very short trip on the Metro North Hudson Line. Of course, you can drive, too :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great good and super pleasant staff. We really enjoyed ourselves

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is amazing and informal ambiance. Worth going. Was there for the 1st time and going back for sure!

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

The food never disappoints. Innovative and very delicious. Always something wonderful for vegetarians too. The chef is amazing!!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was great and the service was evenbetter

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I think I would be able to find something that I would like if I ate there enough. I had the lasagna and it was so different from anything I have had. It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t what I expected. I will go again and try something different.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing meal. Flavor,flavor, flavor from the first bite of the crostini Ruth ricotta, honey and truffle oil.
Branzino en croute was the winning dish. Also loved the Osso Bucca the veggie lasagna. The choco chip cookie for two was enough for four or five.
Great bourbon and rye cocktails.
Overall great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, the service was great and attentive. The food is amazing, the suckling pig is so tender and flavorful- it really can’t be beat. If you’re not sure if you should order something because you don’t know what it is- just order it! Trust me, can’t go wrong! The donut, the Cinnabun, the egg in purgatory, egg in a jar, meatball and egg- I’m telling you, it’s delicious! Dave (Chef&owner) is involved in everything from creating and making the dishes to clearing your plate!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Creative and delicious food! Very attentive staff and very talented and sweet Chef! Definitely worh the drive for me!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great. The only disappointment was that they ran out of the pig doughnut.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome food, great range of selection!

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