I recently met an editor friend in his hometown of Irvington, NY for lunch and he suggested The Red Hat Bistro. I will definitely be returning with Andy and family. It's a quick 40-minute ride from Grand Central on Metro-North and you can walk to the bistro from the train station in five minutes. The entire New York skyline is in the distance but you feel so far away from the chaos. On a warm day, you can enjoy lunch or dinner on the outdoor tables that overlook the water. It's just a wonderful, easy getaway from the city without spending a ton of money. Great ambiance, food, people, and views!