Emma's Ale House

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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighbourhood Gem
At Emma's Ale House, diners will enjoy classic American Comfort Food in a refreshingly unpretentious and convivial atmosphere. Emma's blends great food in a cozy, family-friendly dining room and fine spirits at a lively bar, where full meal service is available. Emma's Ale House is destined to become a local favorite for all diners.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Always great food,service and excellent specials.

PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were excited to go to brunch to one of the well known local spots, had not been there in years. Unfortunately the food was subpar. The appetizers of fried avocado and calamari were fine. The eggs that came with two of the dishes were to be runny, poached and sunny side up, both came hard boiled. The philly cheese steak eggs benedict came with a ball of steak pieces congealed in cheese sauce. The huevos rancheros was covered in peppers, onions, and sauce. Just too much “stuff” on these dishes. If they were scaled back some and the eggs cooked correctly perhaps it may have been better. Coffee was weak and not fresh.

MB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Emma’s is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and there is something for everyone. The service is great too. Great choice for friends and family.

A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful varied menu with something for everyone plus the always satisfying daily specials. Great service and we could hear ourselves speak as we were seated in the dining room away from the noisy bar area.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch....fresh and tasty salads...great service

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good portions and good flavor with nice presentation at good prices

l
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, Emma's was as it always is, a solid performer. At Emma's good food, service and consistency are things you can always count on. We always do.

NP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friends get together! Always a great time @ Emma’s, Cathy gave us the most delicious dessert!

a
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For my once per year stop in White Plains, NY for business, I always head to Emma's Ale House for a very good dinner. I stopped by this past Tuesday night and sat in the bar area at a high table. I only had the crusted salmon entree and a side salad but both were quite enjoyable, nicely presented and tasty. Emma's has a decent draft beer menu and good bottled beer and wine selection. I am looking forward to my next visit to Emma's in 2020, if not prior. Thank you again.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place; we really like this spot as do our friends. Never had a bad meal there and the environment is very comfortable for a relaxed evening with friends and family.

e
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma's is always great, our "go to" local neighborhood spot! Food tasty, staff warm, friendly and professional, energetic but never too noisy!

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food!

BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Love the bread sticks. Mac n cheese needs work! Strange taste. Ravioli was out of this world the veggie burgers were fantastic.

N
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. Great service and food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Always amazing!

MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a very warm staff. Felt like we were pushed along to finish.

LB
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Emma’s. We always enjoy bringing friends to introduce them to this casual place with delicious food.
Noticed there’s been a change to the pretzel sticks. They are shorter and fatter.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma’s is a great go to. Menu has something for everyone, great drink selection and the pretzel basket is a plus!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will go back when we visit White Plains again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing comfort food ! Great for a date or even casual birthday parties

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma’s is a great place. Love the atmosphere, food and drink!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always spot on. Never had a bad experience here.

BG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma's is the home away from home so sorely missed in so many neighborhoods. Great food and drink and even better staff, management and ownership.

DG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday evening seems like the perfect time.
Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was great.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Very good food. Salmon burger was terrific.

m
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, plenty of sports on tv, cold beer, good service

K
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is such a charming spot. We always enjoy it.

IS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Emma's. It's your basic, comfortable neighborhood place. We often run into people we know there. The Chophouse Salad is great. People also love the burgers and fish and chips. The decor is fun and the people are nice. The wait staff is lovely. It's not OUTSTANDING in any way and yet it's become out go-to place because we just feel great being there. Perfect homey spot with good comfort food.

AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and the price was reasonable we will return

OT
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends, neighborly vibe.

M
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was wonderful- (I wish iI could remember his name). My salad entree w sesame tuna was good, not great, but fine for ale house dinner. The pretzel sticks as bread starter are perfect when you arrive hungry.
Hostess also was most congenial. Overall good experience., & I’ll return.

LB
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Oh my goodness! We love Emma’s and hope last night was just an off experience. We knew something was up when the pretzels arrived shriveled and smaller than ever before, actually half the size of usual. Then, my favorite Emma’s chopped salad seemed like it was missing all the good stuff- minimal cheeses, corn, crisps, it was really a big tossed salad with a hard boiled egg on top. I asked for it chopped and dressed- got the dressing on the side. Our favorite bread pudding missed it - way too small a serving and the ice cream was almost all melted. Waiter never came back to ask if we wanted another round of drinks.
It just wasn’t our old Emma’s.
Of course we will be back and I’m hoping this was just an off night. Felt badly because we convinced friends who hadn’t been here in a while to try it again.

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Emma’s. The food is reliably good, and it feels just as comfortable as a date night destination as it does when we bring our kids with us. The dining room is on a slightly higher level than the bar area, so there’s a nice separation between people grabbing a beer and other people having more of a sit-down dinner. It’s a lovely place!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good all around. Great food and atmosphere. Never disappoints

e
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "go to" local spot, always great! Great food, service and atmosphere!

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solidly good pub food. Excellent salads, sandwiches, and burgers, but also full entrees. Very accommodating to requests. Decadent desserts. Casual atmosphere.

MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations and were seated promptly. 5 of us had different entrees and all were happy.

PM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is such a great, cozy neighborhood spot. Always jammed on the weekend, but with good cause. Highly recommend.

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