We heard that the 19th century Mamaroneck Train Station had been transformed into a large new restaurant and decided to check it out on Saturday night. It turned out many other people had the same idea.
We found the bar jammed and a line of diners waiting in the vestibule for a table. But since we were assured that our 9:30 reservation would be honored we hung in, and shortly thereafter the hostess made good on her promise.
We were escorted to a table for two in the spacious station that has been beautifully restored with a pressed tin ceiling, stained glass windows, crystal chandeliers, exposed brick, carved woodwork and polished paneling and beams. The original building dates back to 1888 and is the second oldest surviving station building on the New Haven Line. The building looks to be three times the size of the Hartsdale station – but of the same vintage, and holds 35-40 tables and a big bar. Though the setting is noisy, there is a good, lively vibe.
Service was surprisingly attentive given that the restaurant was full and newly opened. We were quickly served wine from a nice list of wines available by the glass or the bottle and perused the menu.
Offerings are fairly basis – burgers, steaks, salads and some appetizers that are good to share. We started with beef empanadas with avocado salsa which could have been a meal in themselves. Other tempting appetizer selections include baked stuffed little neck clams, cashew crusted calamari and grilled asparagus with glazed Gorgonzola and truffled balsamic reduction. From the salad selection, we ordered the chopped Gorgonzola salad which was fresh and crunchy. For dinner there were burgers, two pastas, a loin pork chop, Arctic sea bass, salmon and Chicken Milanese. We went for the chicken which was two cutlets fried in panko over arugula salad … tasty but not remarkable. Also on the menu was a thick and juicy T-Bone steak – pictured below. Either share one of these or expect to bring half of it home.
Prices were reasonable – our tab for two was $62 though we did share plates. Visit the Club Car soon and let us know what you think in the comments section below:
The Club Car Restaurant and Lounge
One Station Plaza
Mamaroneck, New York
Hours: Lunch: Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to midnight with a special late-night menu served until 2 a.m.; Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed on Monday.
(914) 777 -9300