Ever since Chat American Grill opened five years ago, the moment is rare that I pass the hip Scarsdale Village eatery and don’t see a huge crowd inside or outside.
There are many reasons that account for the upscale-yet-affordable eatery’s tremendous popularity. For one, Chat’s modern décor is on point. The trendy interior fits well with the lively vibe you can expect at any hour—especially on Friday and Saturday nights, when the lounge area features hit music from 9:30pm-1am. There are Thursday “Ladies Nights,” too.
Let’s not forget the main attraction, though: the menu. Chat boasts a large, crowd-pleasing selection, with staples like tuna tartar and the Kobe burger. There is also an entire gluten free section—I’m a big fan of the spaghetti squash in particular.
Executive Chef Jose Leon has run the kitchen for the entirety of Chat’s existence, continually providing delicious meals for residents and visitors of all ages.
Following the tremendous success of Chat 19 in Larchmont, owner Mario Fava wanted to open a similar eatery in Scarsdale to join Lusardi’s andMoscato as the fourth and final restaurant in his restaurant group.