This month our neighborhood spotlight is on Rye, and while you’re out and about enjoying our list of the top 25 things to do with your family, you and your little ones are likely to work up an appetite. Luckily, there is no shortage of fantastic dining options for family-friendly meals in this area. Whether it’s pizza, classic American fare, or even Cajun seafood the family is craving, Rye and Rye Brook have it all, from appetizers to dessert.
We've rounded up our favorite local dining and dessert spots in Rye. Looking for more dining options? Check out our Kid-Friendly Restaurant Guide, full of options and reviews on the best places to eat with kids throughout Westchester. Keep checking back, as our guide is updated frequently.
520 Milton Road
Huge portions and smiling faces wait at this popular neighborhood restaurant, known for their delicious slices and salads. Kids can choose from lots of yummy options on their own children’s menu if they’re not in the mood for just pizza, and of course every meal tastes better to the little ones when they know ice cream is coming for dessert! They even offer gluten-free options making this much more than any old pizza joint--a true family-friendly gem.
Rye Ridge Deli
126 S Ridge Street
A bowl of chicken noodle soup just makes everything better, doesn’t it? And if that wasn’t enough reason to visit this super delicious deli, delight in the free pickles served immediately upon seating sure to keep those little bellies from starving while waiting for their orders. With a full menu offering everything from breakfast staples to guacamole, to pastrami on Rye, if everyone is in the mood for something different, it’s safe to say this is a restaurant everyone can agree on!
12 High Street
This laid-back kid-friendly place has a menu featuring a great variety of Cajun seafood, fine steaks and lagers (for the grown-ups only, of course) and a special kids menu with the classics. And Rye Roadhouse always has fun and exciting events going on so be sure to check their calendar and plan your visit accordingly.
Le Pain Quotidien
30 Purchase Street
Yes, we know it's a chain...but still worth a mention, starting with the adorable kids menu and crayons. Bring the little ones here for a low-key, stress free meal where they (and you, of course) can enjoy finely crafted sandwiches and soups and find a huge selection of not organic, vegetarian and vegan options. Plus, now that it’s getting cooler out there, kids will love being served a warm bowl of frothed milk with their own little jug filled with chocolate to mix their own hot chocolate. Yum!
Rye Grill & Bar
One Station Plaza
The Rye Grill prides itself in being a restaurant that provides a great dining experience for everyone who walks through the doors-including kids and families! While they do not have a formal children’s menu, with options like burgers, hot dogs, pizza, mac and cheese and so much more on the regular lunch & dinner menus, there truly is something for everyone.
And for dessert…
Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream
4 Elm Place
We mentioned Longford's in our post on the best local ice cream shops in Westchester. With over 60 flavors of delicious ice cream, 30 plus flavors of sorbet, gelato and LoYo, their extremely popular low-fat, low-calorie frozen yogurt, in addition to seasonal favorites and so much more, this shop is truly dessert heaven. Using only the finest ingredients and collaborating with top chefs for new creations, this Westchester created and established business guarantees the tastiest, creamiest ice cream around.
Cerbone’s Bake Shop
140 S Ridge Street
Be prepared for your little ones’ mouths to water and eyes to widen upon entering this bakery filled to the brim with the most delectable treats, goodies, cookies, cakes, ices and sweet goodness anyone could ever desire. Specializing in wedding cakes, birthday cakes and special occasion creations, they also offer nut-free, gluten-free and sugar-free sensations as well (all under kosher supervision) so even those with dietary restrictions can indulge and enjoy.