How we started...
Every restaurant has a story. The characters who shape the plot with their tastes in food and their notions of service, their audience who enjoy the story by coming to it again and again, and by bringing and telling their friends, the ambience that sets the tone, and finally, the dining, the beginning, middle and the end of the story with all its delightful variations.
The Horton’s have written a good one. Working together at The American Bistro in Mamaroneck, Robert created a menu that pleased, a truly American menu that respected its antecedents, and Denise learned how to create and maintain a dining environment that complemented the cuisine. They married in 1990 (that’s another story) and opened AN AMERICAN BISTRO on April Fool’s Day 1992, with an economical renovation of a diner on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe. The new Bistro had it just right and welcomed the old clientele with the first rate cuisine and dining experience they remembered.
The scene shifted in 2001. It had to; the audience had become too large. The Bistro moved around the corner to Columbus Avenue in Crestwood, just opposite the Metro North train station, more than doubling the seating, and making it possible to satisfy off premises performances with an extensive catering service that included, seasonally, barbecues at home, beach, park, wherever you like. Whether you cater at home, your church, school or club, a few to a hundred, Robert and Denise can make a memorable and satisfying entertainment.
A restaurant story is a saga, a continuous telling and retelling that can be shaped by events like changing tastes in food and the ups and downs of the economy. An American Bistro has carefully sustained its reputation for high quality, imaginative cuisine while recognizing those changing tastes and so creates new dishes for the menu seasonally.
A new twist is the Crestwood Commuter Special: order your takeout dinner and pick it up off your train that evening, with a 10% discount when you show your train pass.
Robert and Denise are Westchester people, committed to the larger community and to their neighborhood. They are raising their four daughters, (Rebecca, Marguerite, Kaela & Colleen) a rottweiler named Roxy, an evil cat named Thomas, a kitten named Romeo, a gecko named Boomer and a pond of fish. That’s the current stage of the other story.
HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY!
1992 ~ 2017