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Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant & Inn
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Chappaqua
Price range: US$18 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 117 and Kittle Road
Transit: 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.
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.
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going here for years and the food had been just a bit inconsistent. Not so, for the last few months. There may be a new chef. Whatever the reason, the ambience has a.ways been great, wait staff good and now the food has reached a consistently good level. Wine list is extensive and entrees diverse with something for everyone!

Thank Linda E
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for the last 10 years, at least twice a year. Last time in December 2016 we were disappointed (you can see the reviews). My wife invited me for our anniversary. I was very skeptical due to my previous experience but thought I'll give it another try. The whole setting and area is beautiful and it has a good atmosphere. We got there and there was a wedding going on. This place is very well known for weddings as it has a nice area. We were seated promptly at a nice window table (as promised, as we wanted the bar area, but that was busy). Great waiter and great service. Here is where it goes south. The starter of the arugula salad was a winner, but my tuna pizzeta was bland and the presentation was a disappointment. Followed by venison loin and hanger steak. Just a substantial disappointment. Venison was raw (asked for medium) and very chewy, not to mention sauce was bland. Hanger steak was lukewarm, dry and similar to the venison, no sauce nor seasoning. Asked for venison to be cooked better, but once returned, the meat was still very chewy and unedible. We were offered an alternative dish and chose another hanger steak, just to see the difference from the first one to the second. What a huge difference. The second hanger steak was hot, tender and moist. Nothing compared to the first one on our order. I do like the setting and kittle house overall, but the food needs to be consistent and considering the prices, it has to be better quality. For those of you who have read many of my reviews, I am a fair critic. Unfortunately kittle house is one of the biggest disappointments we have for a place we generally like.

1  Thank Zullu2014
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Excellent service. Best Brunch in the County. A lucky place that seems to have power when few others have it.

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Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great bar with upscale wine list towards the end of the week their is a piano player
Just very pleasant atmosphere

Thank fellacher
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We've been coming here for 20 years. We love you LEO!!!!
The chefs have changed from time to time and there have been times that the food was not 5 star, but no matter what we know that we can get a good meal here. The food is creative and they are striving to use fresh, local, organic ingredients. There are several gluten free choices. The service is unbelievable. Leo is an absolute gem. This is a wonderful spot for a special occasion and we highly recommend it.

Thank LoveFabulousFood
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