NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- We get it. You like to eat. And you like to eat out. But dining with kids, especially young ones -- can sometimes get sticky -- in more ways than one. Kudos to the places that offer up pleasing menus for both adults and kids as well as surroundings that don’t feel like you’re dining at Mickey D’s.
What's the Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in Westchester?
AJ's Burgers, New Rochelle
Polpettina, Eastchester, Larchmont
Quaker Hill Tavern, Chappaqua
Wobble Cafe, Ossining
You picked the top four family-friendly restaurants in Westchester as part of our DVlicious contest. Who will win top honors? Read below for a “taste” of one – all have been highlighted this week.
Voting continues through 4 p.m. Monday, Sept, Sept. 26. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
The winner will receive a DVlicious certificate along with bragging rights to offering family-friendly dining for the food lovers in all of us.
Why It's Kid-Worthy: AJ's -- named after Owner Alan Cohen -- is the kind of place that harks back to the old soda fountain days, albeit with updated food and drinks. Cohen says he strives to make his low-key eatery a second home to customers and are on a first name basis with many clientele. "They love it when they walk through the front door and hear 'Hi, Sal! Your order almost ready.'"
Another important element is that "everything except the sweet potatoes are homemade right in this building," he said. "Our customers know when they are eating here, there are eating the very best quality meat, veggie, etc." The motto here is "Eat the Best, Eat Homemade" What makes it even homier? Cohen's mom is there to greet customers, take them to their tables and does everything possible to make sure they enjoy their meals.
Take the Family: 542 North Ave., New Rochelle, (914) 235-3009, www.ajsburgers.com/ .