Iron Horse Grill Reviews
M.H. Reed of the New York Times rated the Iron Horse Grill "Excellent" and said:
"One of the marks of a superior restaurant is that each dish is conceived as a separate accomplishment, the garnishes varied and appropriate to the main element...the creations by the chef and owner, Philip McGrath, were superb...as an example of the yin and yang balance so expertly applied here, gently grilled shrimps bore a hint of spicy heat countered by slivers of cool cucumber in a delicate balance of taste and texture, which this kitchen applies so skillfully."
Judith Hausman of the Gannet Newspapers Journal News gave the Iron Horse an "A" and describes the restaurant like this:
"Iron Horse Grill twinkles...McGrath's food is appealing and he lets the ingredients speak for themselves...Look forward to a comfortable yet exciting experience where the kitchen is working earnestly with top raw materials to give the most flavor possible to everything served."
Noted Food Writer Gerry Dawes awarded the Iron Horse Grill four and a half stars and wrote:
"Ensconced in the former Pleasantville train station, the 60-seat Iron Horse Grill already seems destined to become a Westchester institution... Simple uncluttered décor is the perfect backdrop for Chef McGrath's beautifully presented compositions. His food is sophisticated, polished and stylish, but not intimidating... The menu listings sounded enticing and every... dish tasted as good as it sounded."
Philip Innes of the Westchester County Weekly had this to say about the Iron Horse Grill:
"McGrath calls his agile New York City cuisine "melting pot cuisine". It's a good term because fine American restaurants like his now combine so many influences. What's good? Everything!"
Mimi Thompson of the Westchester County Times stated in her review of the Iron Horse:
"In the old Pleasantville train station, Philip and Catherine McGrath have opened the Iron Horse Grill...the menu made me wish for a larger food allowance...chef Fernand Point, known for his maxims once said, "A good meal must be as harmonious as a symphony and as well constructed as a Norman cathedral" Chef McGrath understands this, but his harmonies impart a distinctly American catholicity."
The Zagat Restaurant Survey rates the food as "extraordinary to perfection" and says of the Iron Horse Grill:
"Gracious" Chef Philip McGrath "pampers" his customers with "memorable", "beautifully presented" New American cuisine at his "elegant" Pleasantville "destination". "Attentive service" "makes everyone feel special". The "incredible flavor combinations" have most every one exclaiming "more restaurants should be like this".