Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar

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Restaurant X is located in Congers, New York. This charming country restaurant boasts lush landscaping and a free-form pond which adds ambiance during any season. Restaurant X offers a variety of rooms, each with its own feel. Close to the entrance is the Bully Boy Bar and adjoining lounge, where dinner is served alongside a roaring fire.
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OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food was fantastic. We celebrate my birthday at the restaurant

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great time we had. Nice atmosphere-great bar area and a lot of engery throughout the restaurant. The staff was excellent as was the cocktails and food. Highly recommend!

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection as always

JF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic. They were not very attentive to our table. The regulars next to us had a manager, head waiter, and two servers so that was a little disappointing. However, I’ve been here several times and love the food so hopefully I get the attention (maybe fill my water once) that comes with the amount of food and drinks I purchased.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Fish was undercooked. Service was very slow.

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to X’s every couple months with a group for special occasions and everyone’s meals were perfect.

R
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about X is a pleasurable and delicious experience. The Beef Wellington is an exceptional choice that is rarely offered on restaurant menus. We will be returning to X frequently.

JT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday - 2 couples
Food was delicious
Service a bit sloppy at times - waiter leaned across the table to put food on my plate and dripped while serving. All staff should serve next to the person not across the table during an elegant, expensive brunch

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch and excellent seevice

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good meal. Beef welington was done well. Service was attentive and responsive. We have eaten here several times.
Unfortunately, we went to X2O Friday evening and the food was less than satisfactory.

JB
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Gathering with friends — we loved the setting and the food — but were shocked by how poorly the business is maintained. Lights in the dining room flickered throughout the meal and it seemed this had been going on a long time — we worry there will be a fire — wall paint chipped badly throughout the dining room - a big picture window looking out to a beautiful view had a huge crack whole length - this too seemed to have been that way a long time — the menu suggests “high-end” and the food is brilliant! — but everything else going on is not in keeping with the suggestion of the “high end” menu. The servers are doing their best but we can see their embarrassment and lack of power to do anything.

f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there for the Thursday Dinner Special. Every course was so delicious and plentiful. We actually could not finish all our food. Can not wait to go again.

GO
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We traveled from Westchester to Rockland because Restaurant X and Bully Boy Pub was offering a whole chicken three-course dinner for $35; we had been to Xavier's X20 several times and were interested to see what Peter Kelly's other restaurant was like. We did not realize that the chicken dinner was being offered only in the bar area and so we were seated in the main restaurant first, but moving into the bar area was not a big problem. The squash soup was very good -- smooth and just sweet enough (but the croutons seemed a bit stale). The locally-sourced chicken was delicious, with its accompaniment of potatoes and vegetables (but we had to ask for a spoon to serve the veggies); there was enough left over to take home for another meal. The creme brulee was good, but not the best I have had - a bit too sweet, given that it was covered with a layer of crispy sugar. The coffee and cappuccino were excellent, but we did have to ask for sugar for the cappuccino. The Canadian chardonnay was good, but nowhere near what is available from the Hudson Valley or Long Island. I wanted a grappa to finish the meal, but all that was available were flavored grappas, chamomile being one of them. Overall the dinner cost about $134, which is excellent for the quality and quantity of the food and level of service, and worth the 2.5 hours of travel to get there.

S
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience. We were celebrating two birthdays and we enjoyed every minute along with a wonderful meal.

h
Pittsburgh
77 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to try Restaurant X based on our prior experience at the Piermont location. We were not disappointed.
The free valet parking attendant was helpful and courteous. We arrived early but were quickly seated nonetheless. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting choices since the menu is quite extensive.
My wife had a lobster and shrimp appetizer with a delicious sauce while I tried the chicken liver pate. Both were excellent. The warm, fresh rolls were wonderful with the pate.
For my entree, I chose the beef Wellington. The duxelles had a rich depth of flavor and the beef was perfectly cooked. My wife chose a mushroom risotto which, though tasty, lacked the intense truffle taste for which she hoped.
The ambiance in an old house was charming and quiet. The service was relaxed and never intrusive or hurried.
Overall, an outstanding experience.

MF
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I've been eating at this restaurant for many years, celebrated special occasions: my son's wedding luncheon, birthdays/anniversaries and business luncheons. After having not been there for 3 years, I was very disappointed and dismayed to see that no updates had been made to the interior decor. The carpeting was worn and frayed, the walls and doors were banged up. Some of my favorite dishes didn't taste as I remembered (the coconut shrimp, the mushroom ravioli). On a positive note, the service was excellent with a very attentive wait staff. They also brought out a special dessert to celebrate our anniversary. I like the multiple course concept for brunch but don't think I'll be returning again.

D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our recent trip to Restaurant X was wonderful. This restaurant is consistently excellent for food, service and atmosphere. The heirloom tomatoes were the best I’ve had all season. They tasted fresh off the vine! The cod was fresh and flavorful. My only criticism is that the ladies room needs some updating. While i understand it is is a historic old building, the bathroom, though clean, looks shabby, not quaint.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service was excellent.
The only critique I have is, that we were 1 of 3 tables and the hostess sat the other couples right next to us in an empty dining room.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cod special was beyond delicious!!

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

After the seating spent more than 10 minutes on the phone before greeting us, we weren't in a good mood to enjoy the experience. We have been to X in Yonkers and always had a wonderful time so this was a real letdown.

AM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Background music was surprisingly inappropriate. Had to ask the manager to change it which he did. Parking lot was dangerous and should be repaired ASAP.
Food and service were as usual outstanding!

WS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking my 90 year old mom to dinner!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service were excellent, as always at an Xavier’s group restaurant. The setting, frankly, was depressing and not worthy of the food. A large broken window. musty carpeting, chipped paint, tired restrooms. Not what we would ever expect from Peter Kelly, of whom we have been fans for 25 years.

DH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious food.

b
New York Area
304 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely meal in the bar area which was quiet and comfortable. The soft shell crab special was delicious- very crispy and was lovely over the vegetables. Short ribs were also excellent. Always enjoy dining here.

DG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch. It was butler style which was fantastic. We didn’t have to get up once. All food served was tasty and they served prosecco with your choice of peach, raspberry or orange. Very nice atmosphere. My friends and I are already planning to go again!

RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch Ever Won’t Be Disappointed!! Enjoyed Tremendously!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the food, the service was great, and the servers were attentive, but we were surprised when we opened the menu and saw even higher prices than we found online on the site where we set up our reservation. The manager explained to me that i was looking at an old menu, and they could not possibly keep up with 20
different menus that they maintain online. He and I argued for several minutes before he agreed to honor the prices I anticipated when I reserved the table. I didn’t enjoy starting a celebratory meal with such a poor vibe. I also found the room we were seated in to be a loud sound chamber and some of the walls to be in dire need of a paint job.

MT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food, and inventive menu, but there seems to be an issue with the food coming out at the correct temperature. My appetizer (bone marrow) was luke warm. Not knowing if that was correct, I said nothing. Then when the potatoes with my entrée came out less than luke warm, I had to send it back. Unfortunately, all they did was put the entire plate under the broiler, serve me an extremely hot plate (one of the wait staff burnt himself on my plate), and overcook the sweet breads that were on the same plate. This is completely unacceptable in such a gourmet establishment.

DN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular, fun, surprising--it couldn't have been better. We came expecting a standard brunch menu, but Restaurant X rolled out delectable small plates one after the other for two hours. Our table sampled everything and we were delighted with everything--vegetables, breads, pasta, capon, shrimp, scallops, salmon, tuna, eggs, duck, lamb, pork (with an apple fritter--excellent combination), beef sirloin, so much more. The flowing prosecco elevated our mood. The service was impeccable, and we loved that the waiters roved from table to table serving all the food family style from big bowls or platters. They brought five desserts to our table of three, which felt like a gift. In fact the entire meal felt like gift; the check was reasonable, perhaps because doing brunch this way is efficient for the kitchen. Of course the setting, in an old house, was lovely. We've been Peter Kelly fans since the Garrison days, and he's not only a genius chef but clearly an amazingly organized businessperson who has been delivering consistent high quality in multiple locations for all these years.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic brunch! Service was impeccable, bottomless mimosas - clutch. Food was very good, and definitely not in short supply. Be ready to take the afternoon off to nap after brunch there...

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great!...However they really need to put some money into updating the place...Where we were sitting there was a huge crack down the length of the window, the chairs were old wobbly, and the bathrooms looked like it predates the building. Additionally, they need to talk to the staff... the parking attendant was having a full fledge conversation on his phone while we waited 5-10 minutes for him to even go and retrieve our car or park the car that had just arrived... the wait staff was very attentive but I felt rushed even when I asked them to slow down....other than that (ha) the food was awesome!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was incredible

PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the music. Suggest light jazz or classic and better sound system. It got rather annoying.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

July 26, 2019

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife ordered soft shell crab. it was deep fried, which is a bit gross. I ordered swordfish, which was dry. In general the place felt long in the tooth due to unpolished floors and an unpleasant odor in the entry way. This is disappointing, because in the past the place has felt more together, and the food has been outstanding. Maybe Mr. Kelly is too busy running X2O to bother with Bully Boy.

DF
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A unique dining experience! Our party of 6 loved it!

L
Miami
90 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight’s dinner was excellent. We were four people and shared several appetizers, entrees and dessert, to have a chance to sample more than just one dish. Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Lovely ambience

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The place is looking a bit run down. A large crack in a dining room window, worn carpeting and spots of peeling paint.
There was only 1 waiter assigned to the Main Dining Room. It wasn’t very busy on this Wed night, but it took 35 mins before we even got our drinks. And those were served by a manager only after I complained.
The food was good, but not as good as it’s been in the past.

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