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Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant & Inn

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11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514-1806 (Route 117 and Kittle Road)
+1 914-666-8044
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07:30 - 22:30
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Sun 07:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 2:30 reservation on Thanksgiving. 4 people, one being a child. We sat downstairs which was very light with a wall of windows looking out onto the back yard. The decor was white and bright with a small vase heaping with fresh flowers on each table. Wait staff came around with a basket of bread and each diner... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Crabtree's Kittle House for more than 30 years. Chef Jay Lippin has a magical touch with the locally sourced meats, fish, and produce. He has even started curing his own prosciutto; it is phenomenal! I really like it when a veteran chef has the curiosity and the desire to expand on what he has already... More 

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Hartsdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we look for a special dinner at a special place, Crabtee's Kittle House Restaurant always wins. The ambiance, service and food is top notch. It almost does not need to be said that thier wine cellar is the best in the world. Leo, the wine steward is one of the most knowledgeable in the industry. Always allow him to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a shame this place is so cozy and charming from the outside but what a disappointment on the inside. Lobster bisque taste like it came from a can. Bass had no seasoning or flavor whatsoever. I will say the dessert was good but its probably purchased off site.

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White Plains, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant used to be a special and amazing place to dine. I noticed the reviewer before me said the same thing. Did they change owners? It used to be elegant and refined with excellent food and service. Unfortunately this wasn't our experience tonight. First of all they closed half of the restaurant because of a wedding (there... More 

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Thank K M
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This used to be a very special place but the service and the food has slipped in quality. I arrived early for dinner and went into the bar to wait for my friend. The bartender filled my drink glass so full it spilled all over the bar as he carried it over to me. This happens, but he never cleaned... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We booked our room with Crabtree's Kittle House (based on a referral that we got) for our business trip to Chappaqua NY Due to delays with traffic we knew that we will arrive late - the place was very accommodating and left us trays with food in our room - that was delicious ❗️ The rooms are Clean and Comfortable... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of old world Yankee elegance. It's sprawling grounds and stately home give you a taste of a bygone era. Very lovely setting! We had a nice window view and watched an elegant wedding take place in the garden below. I enjoyed my supper of a tasty pasta with a generous portion of crab meat. My partner loved... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very good food in a very lovely environment, incredible wine list, quality of the food is excellent, service is ok. Would go for an other time without hesitating.

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed the food, the staff and setting (although we agree it feels a bit tired). One of the evening's special appetizers, we really enjoyed the prosciutto, fig, cantaloupe and cucumber plate with a balsamic drizzle. Every ingredient was fresh from the garden or butcher and amazingly flavorful. We liked it so much, we ordered it the second evening of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$50
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514-1806
    (Route 117 and Kittle Road)
  • Public Transportation: Harlem Line Metro North from Grand Central to either the Chappaqua or Mt. Kisco Stations. Five minute taxi ride - taxi's available at both stations.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Chappaqua
  • Phone Number: +1 914-666-8044
Description
In its history that spans more than 200 years, the Kittle House's timber frame has held many things: a guesthouse, prohibition-era roadhouse, school, inn, and restaurant. The stately Kittle House began humbly in 1790 as a barn on Ivy Hill Farm. The Kittle family named the eponymous barn in the 1880s, when they took over the farm and renamed the future restaurant and inn The Kittle Barn and Carriage House. In 1890, Moses Taylor V purchased the farm and surrounding 500 acres to raise his prize cattle, renaming it Annandale Farm. Following Taylor's death in 1928, the Kittle House began to develop its livelier reputation as a roadhouse. In 1931 the Kittle House took on a primmer role as the Noble School for Girls. Unsuccessful, the school closed after five years, and thus the Kittle House tradition as a restaurant and inn began. Lawrence Farms EastIn 1931 The Kittle House thrived as The Lawrence Farms Inn. The Westchester Playhouse, located on the adjacent property of what is now the Mt. Kisco Country Club, was in its prime. The birthplace of many illustrious careers, the Inn often played host to famous, and soon-to-be-famous, actors, including a young Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan and Talullah Bankhead. In 1949 the Inn was sold to William Carlson, who shortened the name to "The Kittle House." Since 1981, the Kittle House has been owned and operated by the Crabtree family, who has returned the House to its former glory through extensive renovations and enhancements, including the beautification of the grounds, the expansion of the Atrium Dining Room, and the transformation of the former stables into an award-winning wine cellar. The most recent and exciting changes at Crabtree's Kittle House include a striking redesign by Christan P. Arkay-Leliever of KMS Team. With a mindful use of ecological materials and thoughtful attention to detail, the House exudes a quiet elegance, befitting its charmed past.

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