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Review of The Rare Bit

The Rare Bit
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Ranked #9 of 39 Restaurants in Dobbs Ferry
Price range: US$8 - US$38
Description: The Rare Bit Gastropub has a bit of everything for everyone. Executive Chef Evan Kalogiannis serves up a diverse menu with a variety of comfort foods. From lighter fair including vegan and gluten free options, to more complex dishes, you are sure to find something that you love. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, hometown of owner/operator Scott Broccoli, this restaurant is a great addition to the Westchester food scene. Not only is the food a stand out, but the bar boasts a variety of specialty cocktails you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a bit of food, a bit of booze and a bit of fun!
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Description: The Rare Bit Gastropub has a bit of everything for everyone. Executive Chef Evan Kalogiannis serves up a diverse menu with a variety of comfort foods. From lighter fair including vegan and gluten free options, to more complex dishes, you are sure to find something that you love. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, hometown of owner/operator Scott Broccoli, this restaurant is a great addition to the Westchester food scene. Not only is the food a stand out, but the bar boasts a variety of specialty cocktails you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a bit of food, a bit of booze and a bit of fun!
Reviewed 1 June 2021

We were looking for a pub with great ambience and cuisine and lucked out finding this one. All of the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome, even with our unusual food requests. We wanted to try a lot of things and over ordered as usual. Popcorn cauliflower was tender and crunchy. The smoked XL drumsticks were large and tasty. The grilled octopus was one of the best versions my husband has ever had and he has tried plenty! We loved the Arugula Fattoush salad and Mahi Mahi tacos. Happy to see LI Hake on the menu which was great fried. But our favorite dish was the Kimchee pork fried rice. Highly recommend it! Wish we lived closer to return again.....

Date of visit: May 2021
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1  Thank Chefette
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Reviewed 21 February 2021

Great brunch, best english muffin EVER. Plus the waitress actually knew what a coffee long was and made it right which almost everyone never does. We were impressed with service, welcoming greeting and food

Date of visit: February 2021
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2  Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Another excellent dinner at Rare Bit — especially as usual the best Scotch Egg we’ve had outside the UK. A fine selection of beers on tap and friendly/professional service.

Date of visit: November 2020
1  Thank furslands
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Last minute reservation for brunch and came across this location. One of the best choices! Greeted with friendly smiles ( through a mask) with option of indoor/outdoor dining ( following new guidelines of mask and social distancing). We chose to sit outdoors due to lovely weather. We realized it was a family owned business and it was confirmed when owner came to check up on us. From host to staff, it was one of the most wonderful dining experiences. The food was AMAZING!!! Drinks excellent - DEFINITELY recommended this location. It is worth the drive up to Dobbs Ferry and enjoy scenery, environment, food and drinks! If you want to watch some sports- nice screens displaying sport’s for sports lover and those who want to enjoy each others company, perfect setting.
Food- EXCELLENT! We chose the following and recommend them all!
Popcorn cauliflower (general tso)
Edimame
Chicken and waffles
Hangar steak
Pork & grits
Brussel sprouts (chili maple)

Please support this lovely Gastropub! Once you meet Scott the owner along with a staff you call family Hunter, Jasmine and Jake and the entire staff- you will see why this hidden gem resonates and makes sure your return over and over again!

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank burgundyboo28
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

Never having tried a Scotch Egg, it was the obvious choice for an appetizer -though there were several tempting items. Yum - definitely worth having and would have it again. I opted for Mussels while my husband had shrimp and grits. Both delicious and well presented. However, for me, the fries and the brussels sprouts were the stars of the show. I can't imagine going back without ordering both of those items! Now the only hiccup ....We made a reservation on a recent Saturday afternoon at 3pm. It was a bit windy outside, so we opted for an inside table. However, when we arrived there was a large party dining inside. We were offered a high top in the bar but decided to eat outside which was set up well for distancing. We would have preferred to know that there was a party and we might feel uncomfortable eating indoors (during this time of Covid). Beyond that, we will most certainly be back. Unusual menu and friendly service!

Date of visit: September 2020
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1  Thank irish178
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