Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar

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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Brunch
  • Romance
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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Pittsburgh
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
20 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious food.

b
New York Area
303 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
18 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.

a
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Oh What Fun! We had a perfect evening from beginning to end. Royal treatment upon arrival. Promptly served. Cocktails, red wine blend. The pork chop was quite rare, but the rib eye for @ was exquisite, with a sumptuous portion left to take home. Coffee, creme brulee and a celebratory sweet topped off the night.

C
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant,no matter what the name or owner (Mc Quade or Kelly) has been the benchmark of fine dining in Rockland County. The food is always superb and the service as well. My wife and I have gone there for years to celebrate our wedding anniversary and other events. This time it was my mother in law's 90th birthday and our 42nd anniversary. It was special as always.

EV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant within 45 minutes, period! Peter never disappoints.

F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been here before and on this visit the meal was great as usual. We came in for the Cowboy Steak for Two special. This is one of my favorite dishes anywhere. I chose Onion Soup, which has a rich broth and melted oozy cheese. Chris had salad. The side dishes, Creamed spinach and Augratin potatoes, were fantastic. Desert was Creme Brulee, which is the best I have ever had here in NY or France. Wine pairings were good.
My only nit pick is the bread. They parcel out one small roll each like WW2 rations. At these prices I want a basket, ok?
All together a special night out, with the usual professional service from the waite staff.

g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Plead to the owner: PLEASE, FIX YOUR DRIVEWAY!!! Cannot drive to your restaurant with my sports car which is low and would get really damaged because of the ridiculous potholes. I has been that way for a long, long time. Time to invest some money and get it fixed.

MJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as usual!

D
New York Area
312 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice variety of dishes passed the whole time for brunch so you can pick and choose or taste everything and ask for seconds. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food! The restaurant is an embarrassment. Building falling apart, cracked windows, archaic bathrooms, parking lot full of potholes.
Great staff!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant

s
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Quantity over quality. Many courses of very small portions, varied in primary ingredient. None exceptional. Free flowing champagne. Not our type of restaurant.

CR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I come here for our birthdays and they never disappoint. We always eat and drink until we’re bursting and always have a good time. We always take pictures by the beautiful pond. Can’t wait for the next birthday.

JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From making easy reservations on line, to being seated on time. The service and food was AMAZING. Can't wait to go back.

PL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was outstanding as always. The wasabi tuna was done to perfection and the watermelon shrimp dish was superb. My only complaint was that Valerie (I hope I got the name correct) our server was too busy with other tables to service ours in an efficient manner. She was slow to come to the table and it went downhill from there. A shame for that to detract from the dinner but I will return for the food.

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