York Times restaurant critics recently reviewed the fare at Ossining’s Keenan House
Kitchen & Tap Room, owned
by Steve and Jessica Vescio,
which they declared had “…a
thoughtfully put together and well-executed menu.”
Keenan House, which opened in April at 199 Main St., was dubbed by the New York Times dubbed as “part of the gastro-pub movement sweeping through Westchester.”
It serves 90-plus beers, mostly from craft breweries; has 12 draft lines; and makes their food from scratch, including grinding and smoking their own meats and making fresh pasta.
The New York Times praised the menu’s unique approach to bar favorites, like a slider served with a Korean barbecue sauce, as well as the way the restaurant cooks its meats to a seasoned to perfection.
However, a few dishes fell short of the New York Times’ expectations, like the crème brûlée they deemed “boring” and the vegetable spring rolls they said were “tasteless.”
The atmosphere was a bit too lively for reviewers who weren’t fans of the sophisticated bar’s noise level. Keenan House received an overall rating of “Good.”
“There may be a few kinks to work out, but this is a welcome addition to the foodie bar scene,” writes Emily DeNitto.
Read the full review in the New York Times here.