New Rochelle and Surrounding Areas

Scott

New Rochelle and Surrounding Areas

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30 minutes to Grand Central Terminal - Amtrak also stops here so getting anywhere is easy.
New Rochelle Station
1 Penn Central Railroad
30 minutes to Grand Central Terminal - Amtrak also stops here so getting anywhere is easy.
Closest drug store.
CVS
577 North Avenue
Closest drug store.
Food Scene
Best place for coffee in New Rochelle, super charming and unexpected. Excellent lunch (French sandwiches) and breakfast (quiche) as well.
R Cafe & Tea Boutique
302 Huguenot Street
Best place for coffee in New Rochelle, super charming and unexpected. Excellent lunch (French sandwiches) and breakfast (quiche) as well.
Terrific flagels (flattened bagel) and some of the best schmear around. Recommend a sesame flagel with scallion schmear plus bacon.
Traditional Bagel Cafe
1279 North Avenue
Terrific flagels (flattened bagel) and some of the best schmear around. Recommend a sesame flagel with scallion schmear plus bacon.
People swear by the bagels here. If you read the yelp reviews you'll see people who drive up from manhattan for them. Bagels are the best, but the schmear is better at Traditional around the corner. They occasionally have baked salmon which is excellent with white onion and cream cheese. We always get a big order of it when people visit us from out of town.
H & R Bialy
41 Quaker Ridge Road
People swear by the bagels here. If you read the yelp reviews you'll see people who drive up from manhattan for them. Bagels are the best, but the schmear is better at Traditional around the corner. They occasionally have baked salmon which is excellent with white onion and cream cheese. We always get a big order of it when people visit us from out of town.
A great casual restaurant & bar within a reasonable driving distance to our house. We moved from California and this is the closest thing to anything on the west coast outside of Manhattan. They have a great outdoor space on the water, which makes it a summertime favorite.
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bartaco
1 Willett Avenue
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A great casual restaurant & bar within a reasonable driving distance to our house. We moved from California and this is the closest thing to anything on the west coast outside of Manhattan. They have a great outdoor space on the water, which makes it a summertime favorite.
You want a high end dinner out this is your place. Can take months to get reservations, but there's a trick: Get here at 4.30 or earlier and stand in line for a seat at the bar. They open at 5.
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Blue Hill At Stone Barns
630 Bedford Road
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You want a high end dinner out this is your place. Can take months to get reservations, but there's a trick: Get here at 4.30 or earlier and stand in line for a seat at the bar. They open at 5.
Google "best pizza in the US" and Frank Pepe New Haven 'apizza' is likely to come up. They're famous for their white clam pizza, but we prefer pepperoni or just cheese. Pick up or eat in only.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
1955 Central Park Avenue
Google "best pizza in the US" and Frank Pepe New Haven 'apizza' is likely to come up. They're famous for their white clam pizza, but we prefer pepperoni or just cheese. Pick up or eat in only.
This is now the second closest Starbucks to our house. Used to be our go to until they opened one at the end of our street. The one at the end of our street isn't available for this list yet, but you can't miss it - where Beechmont road meets North Avenue.
Starbucks
1278 North Avenue
This is now the second closest Starbucks to our house. Used to be our go to until they opened one at the end of our street. The one at the end of our street isn't available for this list yet, but you can't miss it - where Beechmont road meets North Avenue.
Some of the best pizza I've ever had, and hands down the coolest place in New Rochelle. The owner hosts a pizza TV show on Vice and really knows his stuff. Family friendly and well priced. Good to make reservations.
Pizzeria La Rosa
12 Russell Ave
Some of the best pizza I've ever had, and hands down the coolest place in New Rochelle. The owner hosts a pizza TV show on Vice and really knows his stuff. Family friendly and well priced. Good to make reservations.
This is our go-to date night restaurant in the next town over, Bronxville, which incidentally is also a nice place to explore during the day.
Underhills Crossing
74 Pondfield Road
This is our go-to date night restaurant in the next town over, Bronxville, which incidentally is also a nice place to explore during the day.
Closest Starbucks to the house. (We're fans) They're really great here.
Starbucks
726 North Avenue
Closest Starbucks to the house. (We're fans) They're really great here.
A fine place to go for a family-friendly meal. During the summer they have a nice outdoor area on North Avenue. And it's within walking distance, which makes for a nice evening. They also have a small market here if you need any of the basics like milk or cereal.
The Mirage Restaurant & Café
690 North Avenue
A fine place to go for a family-friendly meal. During the summer they have a nice outdoor area on North Avenue. And it's within walking distance, which makes for a nice evening. They also have a small market here if you need any of the basics like milk or cereal.
It's a bit of a drive and off the beaten path, but this place has some of the best NY pizza in the area. Parking is horrible, but it's worth it.
Johnny's Pizzeria
30 W Lincoln Ave
It's a bit of a drive and off the beaten path, but this place has some of the best NY pizza in the area. Parking is horrible, but it's worth it.
Grocery Stores
This place has everything - highly recommended for larger grocery store trips - if you just need a few things go to Decicco's on 5th Ave in Pelham.
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Fairway Market Pelham
847 Pelham Parkway
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This place has everything - highly recommended for larger grocery store trips - if you just need a few things go to Decicco's on 5th Ave in Pelham.
The closest grocery store to our house. Just fine for the basics, but we prefer DeCicco's or Fairway if we're doing a weekly shop. Deli is pretty good but beer selection is abysmal.
ACME Markets
23 Quaker Ridge Rd
The closest grocery store to our house. Just fine for the basics, but we prefer DeCicco's or Fairway if we're doing a weekly shop. Deli is pretty good but beer selection is abysmal.
My go to for most groceries, not the cheapest option, but it's a nice experience. Think whole foods, but a little less crazy on the food sources (read: they sell Cheetos). Great meat department and excellent beer selection. Pro-tip for dad: you can do your shop then go upstairs to the beer bar and they'll ring you up while you drink a cold one (as long as they don't have to weigh anything -- no scale at the bar register).
DeCicco & Sons
2141 Palmer Ave
My go to for most groceries, not the cheapest option, but it's a nice experience. Think whole foods, but a little less crazy on the food sources (read: they sell Cheetos). Great meat department and excellent beer selection. Pro-tip for dad: you can do your shop then go upstairs to the beer bar and they'll ring you up while you drink a cold one (as long as they don't have to weigh anything -- no scale at the bar register).
A great local market with the essentials and great prices on the way home from the train station.
New Rochelle Farms
465 North Avenue
A great local market with the essentials and great prices on the way home from the train station.
Parks & Nature
A great public park with swings and slides for the young ones. Our girls love it here.
Jack's Friendship Garden
796 North Ave
A great public park with swings and slides for the young ones. Our girls love it here.
You don't necessarily have to go to the shore club to enjoy this area. There is a great beach area to walk around (rain or shine) and enjoy the beauty of long island sound.
Larchmont Shore Club
1 Oak Bluff Ave
You don't necessarily have to go to the shore club to enjoy this area. There is a great beach area to walk around (rain or shine) and enjoy the beauty of long island sound.
A library dedicated specifically to young children.
Huguenot Children's Library
794 North Avenue
A library dedicated specifically to young children.
Neighborhoods
Arthur Avenue is the Little Italy of the Bronx, and my favorite street in NYC. Check out the meat markets, fishmonger (selling oysters and/or clams on the street), and of course Borgatti's Ravioli & Egg Noodles - which sells fresh pasta by the pound. If you want to have a proper Italian dinner one night when in town, get your stuff from here and make sure to leave time to explore the neighborhood.
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Arthur Avenue
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Arthur Avenue is the Little Italy of the Bronx, and my favorite street in NYC. Check out the meat markets, fishmonger (selling oysters and/or clams on the street), and of course Borgatti's Ravioli & Egg Noodles - which sells fresh pasta by the pound. If you want to have a proper Italian dinner one night when in town, get your stuff from here and make sure to leave time to explore the neighborhood.