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Cookery - The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

The Cookery

4.8
4.8
1130 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Cookery was founded by Chef David DiBari. Comfortably located in Dobbs Ferry, one of Westchester’s quaintest and most beautiful river towns, The Cookery has embraced the positive energy exchanged from its local patrons and uses it to fuel the quest for great food and ceaseless creativity. The neo-nostalgic Italian menu proves evident of Chef DiBari’s style of cooking, which is to progressively approach simplicity.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (914) 305-2336

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David DiBari

  • Neighborhood

    Dobbs Ferry

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Cookery is Great!!!! Very reliable and consistent of food quality!!! Never disappointed!
  2. BR

    BethR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food here is always great. They take such care with every order they send out of the kitchen. It's not a huge menu, but they cover all of the options so there is something for everyone. We love the Cookery!
  3. JD

    JuliaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place only gets better and better, the food was exceptional and the service is always on point! Constantly recommend The Cookery and it is always my first choice for brunch or a night out!
  4. RV

    RussellV

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Another great meal. We love the Cookery. Never disappointed. We’ll be back again & again
  5. SJ

    SarahJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dinner at The Cookery. The specials we tried were just as outstanding as our old favorites!
  6. AJ

    AJNYC

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST brunch in Westchester county! Large, delicious portions at a steal of a price for the prix fix!!! Three courses and a drink for $39. Only downside was it was HOT in the restaurant and HOTTER outside but if they fix the AC it would be the perfect brunch spot!!!
  7. BB

    BennyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cookery continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in westchester
  8. EH

    ErinH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Never disappoints!
  9. LR

    LisaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Spaghetti with clam sausage sounded odd but was one of the best dishes I have had . Service great! Good choice of non alcoholic beverages as well as beer.
  10. i

    itsalo

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious as always - we love it here. sat at the bar tonight and enjoyed ourselves as usual!
  11. C

    Cmd1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Its been a few years since we have had the chance to have a meal at the cookery. But it once again never disappoints fantastic as always!!
  12. L

    Lili

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, accommodated my allergies. Good Service, totally worth the train ride+ short walk in Dobbs Ferry.
  13. CN

    CassandraN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I had brunch yesterday and we were pleasantly surprised. Three courses for $40 is a bargain but you usually get good food, not great food. This place was the exception. We sat outside on a quiet street and enjoyed the Duck Liver Cannoli (I don't like liver and loved this!!!), Ricotta Pancakes (fluffy), salad (fresh), Bucatini (good bite) and the Affogato (ice cream and coffee...together!). Top it off with friendly service and that makes The Cookery a place to return to.
  14. MZ

    MraZ

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and creative food! Had the Osso Buco which was flash fried and tipped with apple confit, delicious! Had the chocolate polenta for dessert, which was decadent. Noise level is pretty high, so not the place for a quiet dinner but you can sit outside which was much quieter.
  15. T

    Tichina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The last two times I went, my friends were late arriving. The staff was so nice and talkative while I waited. Very approachable. Definitely helped the awkward wait. Last year, one waiter even offered to have brunch with me if my friend didn't show! Brunch excellent. Dinner amazing. For dinner, I ordered the duck liver cannolis, rainbow trout, beef fat potatoes, and broccolini, followed by the stickabutta pie. Worth every single, delicious, rich calorie. If concerned about the richness, just walk to the train station and hit a few nearby hills like we did; or just go home happy! I cannot wait to return.
  16. NR

    NeilR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spaghett is on point. Worth the trip every time. 11/10
  17. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was average, totally not worth it for the price. Ambience does not match the price of the food. Felt like we were in a pizzeria but paid for an extravagant meal. We came to celebrate our anniversary and left disappointed. We won't be back.
  18. h

    hadinnyc

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    A neighborhood gem. Weekend menu is limited but very good
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!!
  20. e

    evbo

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. There's a lot of warmth and care to this place.
  21. BG

    BarryG

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food: creative, tasty, fresh. The cauliflower ravioli was amazing. Wished we were bigger eaters so we could have tried more dishes. Appropriately attentive waiter who was very helpful and engaging, and an energetic friendly staff. We sat outside which was pleasant and enjoyable. Will definitely go back soon!
  22. TS

    TeeSim

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place, great time with friends, and great food.
  23. b

    bibendum

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    the staff is well-meaning. Friday night at 8:30 may probably NOT be the night to judge but the wait for our "starters" and pasta dishes was interminable, noise level boisterous in such a small space. food was ok - not the superlative from previous comments that coaxed us to try this place for the first time.
  24. LG

    LarryG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. On the expensive side and a noisy atmosphere. But overall worth a try.
  25. a

    alans

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    we’ve long been fans bust our most recent dinner was beyond disappointing. one entree (osso bucco) was a total hit, other (bucatini) was awful. what killed the experience was the beyond awful service exacerbated by a near painful noise level. we expect better.
  26. RZ

    RobZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and great service. Highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  28. TM

    ToniM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Cookery is always a great experience - great customer service. I always bring people from outside of Westchester and it's always a hit
  29. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Charged $25 for 3 things we didn't order, I missed it on the bill until I got home. The server said we needed to order dessert before we finished our bottle of wine because table was booked for someone else after we finished. Waiter was personable though. Oh and other tables appeared to be open. They didn't mention a $45 corkage fee. Good thing we didn't open a bottle of dessert wine there too. I texted the restaurant, an inquiry the day before our reservation, as to whether there was a corkage fee, as well as when we were coming. They didn't text me back until 10:59 pm the day after we went there. Steak was small for the price. Same charge as NYC steakhouse but @ half the size. A number of Items were market price. I have seen that for things like lobster and fish. 1st time I saw it for steak or pork. About 3- 5 things on the menu had no price listed. Bread and butter very nice but $9 charge for it , as an appetizer. Reunion dinner. Result was less than optimal. Reservation 65151.
  30. LF

    LouiseF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    This was our first time at The Cookery. Everything we had to eat was delicious and ample. Bread & Butter, meatballs, ribeye steak with potatoes and side of string beans, lamb ragu and pasta. No complaints however the noise was actually unbearable for me and my husband was not impressed either. The acoustics when people were talking were so loud but the heavy incessant rock music was just awful. My husband and I hadn’t been out for a meal in a long time (we just fostered and adopted 2 children after 3 stressful years). We wanted a Romaric relaxing dinner for us both for our anniversary but it was not to be. I don’t know if it’s always like that but we won’t be risking it and will therefore not go back or recommend anyone else does.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The bread was to die for, so we’re the duck liver cannelloni, is so buck also good as was the branzino. We asked about the best potatoes and we’re not disappointed with the buttery, salted recommendation. Our waitress was a upset helpful. The restaurant was not overly crowded or noisy - just perfect!
  32. SK

    StevenK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with great food and service. It’s our second time back and I think we’ll keep going back to try each item on the menu.
  33. JD

    JoanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is so amazing. What sounds so simple turns out to be unique. My only complaint was the food was way too salty
  34. MF

    MFlax

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    spaghetti with pork and clam sausage was amazing. Really personable staff and cute ambiance. GREAT place
  35. JM

    JeffM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Love the outdoor seating on a sunny day
  36. LA

    LindseyA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible incredible food. Atmosphere was welcoming with good music. Bloody Mary was perfection
  37. MF

    MarFor

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service is very good. The restaurant is LOUD.
  38. i

    imlou

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the duck pate was outrageous!! i had the chicken dish that was so tasty and cooked to perfection.( which is hard to do, usually its overcooked ) My husband had the pasta with ragu and he said it was delicious.
  39. BB

    BrooklynBoy52

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were memorable. The steak cooked perfectly, excellent pasta dish and Mozzarella was outstanding. Very good wine to compliment the meal. Service was outstanding. Noise level inside was very loud. Very energetic clientele. If looking for intimate conversation eat outside. Definitely will return to eat here again.
  40. RV

    RussellV

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We love the Cookery. We’ve eaten there several times and have always enjoyed the food . Service is always very friendly and attentive. We will certainly be back and recommend it highly.

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You can order delivery directly from The Cookery using the Order Online button.

The Cookery is rated 4.8 stars by 1130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Cookery

39 Chestnut St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dobbs Ferry

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David DiBari

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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