Ended up going to Crabtree's Kittle House. I've been meaning to go for a while. It was ok, probably won't be returning. Service was very slow. Took about 10 minutes for us to get menus (bread and water had already arrived at least). The soup was delicious. My wife had a chicked dish that was ok, I had the burger. It was overwhelming in size, and underwhelming in flavor. Supposed to be a Lafrieda blend. I'd prefer Shake Shack any day of the week.
The decor is ok. Felt kind of fake (the drop-ceiling is a turn off, for sure). We were also the youngest diners there by 15-20 years (we are both in our early 30's).
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Flames, Red Hat, X20, and Harvest (along with the others) are all on our list!
Looking for a great lunch to celebrate my birthday on MLK day. Baby will be at daycare, so my wife and I will have a few hours of freedom. I wanted to do BLT (only because I love the ones in NYC so much and am having a popover craving), but I don't think they have lunch. Was also going to try Benjamin Steakhouse in Hartsdale, but they are closed on Mondays.
We're on the Briarcliff/Ossining border, so we don't really want to travel more than 45 minutes tops. I've obviously listed steak as a preference, but seafood would be nice as well.
The place on Route 9 is in Cold Spring. It is called Texas Round Up.
There are pretty extensive reviews and descriptions on Yelp. We've been a few times, only to take out. It is good, not incredible. As a previous posted mentioned, I think the smokemaster is still perfecting his trade. I spoke to him once, he is a really nice guy. Their bbq sauce is great. Brisket and sausage was good. RIbs were a little dry.
As of last time I was there, they don't have all their permits, so food is served from a trailer attached to a building. Kind of fun, no thrills. Lots of bikers (not a turn off for me, could be for others).
Not even close to my NYC Favorites (which include Hill Country, Fette Sau, or Blue Smoke, depending on what I am looking for). Then again no one will top the pulled pork from The Pit in Raleigh.