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Westchester’s newest steakhouse brings top notch ingredients, experience

Center lower dry-aged rib eyes are the specialty on the newly opened (as of May 2) Peter’s Steakhouse in Eastchester. The steaks, dry-aged for 28 days, hail from Bronx-based wholesaler Master Purveyors, what Owner Peter Bijac calls “the best” within the trade.

Bijac can be particularly happy with their porterhouse cuts, that are additionally dry-aged for 28 days.

The dry aged rib eye steak at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.The dry aged rib eye steak at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.

The dry aged rib eye steak at Peter’s Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.

“It’s all about the process of dry aging the meat, wet aging the steak and the process of serving the right cut,” stated Bijac.

Those top high quality merchandise assist make this 50-seat place, what previously had been Westchester Meat Market, particular, in line with Bijac. That, plus experience. He and enterprise companion Ari Jahaj have each spent the majority of their careers at Manhattan steakhouses — 11 years for Jahaj, 20 for Bijac.

Ari Jahaj, left, and Peter Bicaj, right, partners at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.Ari Jahaj, left, and Peter Bicaj, right, partners at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.

Ari Jahaj, left, and Peter Bicaj, proper, companions at Peter’s Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.

Bijac’s objective? “To bring excellent food, exceptional service and great atmosphere to Eastchester.”

Like any conventional steakhouse, meaning greater than steak. Along with a uncooked bar there’s branzino, salmon, blackened swordfish, yellowfin tuna, salads and pastas reminiscent of linguini pescatore, lobster ravioli, and truffle fettuccine.

There’s additionally a big selection of wines and an array of cocktails together with, with a nod to Eastchester, an Eastchester Mule (with Purity vodka, ginger beer, recent squeezed lime juice and mint) and an Eastchester Plane with Aperol, Amaro, Irish whisky and recent squeezed lemon juice.

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Naturally, too, there are different meat dishes reminiscent of filet mignon, rack of lamb, New York sirloin, natural hen, veal and a burger.

A extra informal bar menu can be obtainable as is joyful hour from 4 to six p.m. Monday to Friday. Sunday brunch is to return.

The Eastchester Mule cocktail at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024. The cocktail is made with Purity vodka, ginger beer, and fresh squeezed lime.The Eastchester Mule cocktail at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024. The cocktail is made with Purity vodka, ginger beer, and fresh squeezed lime.

The Eastchester Mule cocktail at Peter’s Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024. The cocktail is made with Purity vodka, ginger beer, and recent squeezed lime.

Though steak actually takes middle stage right here, so, too, does dessert, all of which include schlag, a brilliant fluffy whipped cream and a longtime New York establishment, with roots stretching to Brooklyn’s well-known Peter Luger Steakhouse. Enjoy it atop chocolate lava cake, pecan pie, tiramisu or a scorching fudge sundae.

Those who had been to Westchester Meat Market, the place Bijac beforehand labored (and was recognized for his burgers), will acknowledge the big home windows within the entrance, however moreover that, there’s not a lot else that appears the identical. The place was gutted and Bijac, together with Jahaj, designed the area utilizing the arched home windows for inspiration.

Light pours into the area, giving it an ethereal really feel whereas new archways in each the eating room (to the left) and in entrance of the bar (to the suitable), soften the area. There are critical steak knives at each place setting together with a bottle of Peter’s Steakhouse (housemade) sauce, white tablecloths, and subdued brown and black colours blended with white all through the room.

Bijac hopes the 2, coming from “great steakhouse experience,” will carry one thing new to Eastchester. Added Jahaj: “We can’t wait to introduce our restaurant to this area.”

The dining room at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.The dining room at Peter's Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.

The eating room at Peter’s Steakhouse in Eastchester, photographed May 1, 2024.

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If you go

Address: 1 Mill Road, Eastchester, 914-202-7740, peterssteakhouseny.com

Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Prices: In the $16 to $60 vary.

Good to know: Housemade steak sauce, which graces each desk, can be offered to go (for $9).

Another FYI: A non-public eating room with seating as much as 25 ought to open quickly. There’s additionally valet parking seven nights every week along with a sizeable public parking space within the again.

Jeanne Muchnick covers meals and eating. Click here for her most up-to-date articles and comply with her newest eating adventures on Instagram @jeannemuchnick or through the lohudfood newsletter.

This article initially appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Peter’s Steakhouse in Eastchester brings top ingredients, experience

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