Trust me, I was skeptical that a rustic-style restaurant in Mt. Kisco could transform into a cool dance club successfully. But Little Drunken Chef did — and it was super fun to boot.
We had a big group of couple friends from the neighborhood who wanted to eat and talk, then get moving on the dance floor. At around ten, the restaurant’s servers — it was standing room only at the bar on a recent Saturday night — pushed tables to the sides of the space. The DJ turned up the music, and suddenly, we had ourselves an 80s and 90s dance party.
The cocktails are a big draw; the sangria is served with an actual popsicle floating in it, the mojito is boozy (and 100 percent real juicy) enough to inspire talk of Hemingway. At the table, we munched on tapas classics like patatas bravas and croquetas, while others enjoyed local selections from the oyster bar. My husband didn’t leave a scrap of the pulled pork sliders, a friend loved the paella.
Little Drunken Chef is a success, in part, because it’s another Bonnie Saran venture; the chef/owner also serves up authentic fare at two of my favorites, Little Crepe Street (French) and Little Kabab Station (Indian), right across the street. But the dancing, on many nights it’s DJ Catch 1 spinning, will keep you coming back with girlfriends, your husband, and maybe even the kids. That last part was a joke. Leave the little ones home for sure.
Little Drunken Chef, 36 Main Street, Mt. Kisco; 914-242-8800