There's a relatively new Thai / Continental Restaurant called Garlic and Pepper in Tuckahoe, NY in lower Westchester county. The chef, Dom is from Thailand and since then has worked for several NYC restaurants including over four years at the Four Seasons before opening his own place two months ago in Tuckahoe.
The menu is composed of apx. 1/3 Thai dishes, 1/3 Asian fusion, and 1/3 Continental / American, with plenty of vegetarian and semi-veg options. While the Thai dishes are usually dumbed down for most folks, all you have to do is make sure that the hostess or chef understands that you are familiar with Thai food and they will make sure everything is spiced correctly.
So far I have only been there a few times for lunch and tried a few of the soups and several curries, but have found the food to be very authentic, WHEN I made sure that I wanted everything cooked Thai spicy, both hot and with the appropriate amount of fish sauce, shrimp paste, galangal, etc. Dom will also cook non-menu Thai items at request, including Panang style curries. He is very accommodating and will come out and chat with you about his food and answer any questions before ordering.
I think this place can become a very good local place if it gets enough business, but so far they don't seem to be on the chow radar.
Also they have a full bar and are adding more wines as the requests grow.
It's located on Yonkers Ave in Tuckahoe in the space that for many years was the Maple Wood tavern, Yonkers Ave is the small back street that goes from Main street near the train station to Tuckahoe Rd in Yonkers. It's parallel to Lake St which is the street that comes from Tuckahoe Rd in Yonkers.
Garlic and Pepper
90 Yonkers Ave
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
hours: Sun-Thurs- 11:30am to 10:30pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am to 11:00pm
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