NoMa Social, Radisson Hotel, New RochelleWith its mod, colorful interior — and executive chef Bill Rosenberg at the helm — this 125-seat restaurant-lounge in the recently renovated Radisson has emerged as one of Westchester’s hippest dining destinations. NoMa (for “north of Manhattan”), in the space formerly occupied by City Chow House, puts a priority on making diners feel comfortable. That means you’re encouraged to stretch out on the white banquettes and purple sofas, or take a seat at the sleek black tables, as you linger over cocktails and order all sorts of interesting dishes from the Mediterranean-inspired menu. Most are meant to be shared, which explains the word “Social.” The restaurant morphs into a club later in the evening, with an active bar scene and music that’s sometimes loud.
Known for: Small plates and wood-fired pizza. Rosenberg, former chef-owner of F.I.S.H., puts an interesting spin on every dish, from marinated anchovies to slow-braised tripe. Not everything is wildly exotic, though, and there are entrees (chicken, fish, steak) for those who don’t like the idea of tapas.
Good for: Multigenerational gatherings. Kids and teens will love NoMa’s mod atmosphere and the assorted pizzas. Adults who consider themselves foodies will appreciate Rosenberg’s inspired creations.
Don’t miss: The Tuna Flatbread with Wasabi Mascarpone has long been one of Rosenberg’s signature dishes. Also, try the Cippolini Onion Candy (roasted onions) and the ham and cheese croquettes.