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Haven

472 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY 914-747-4646

Haven restaurant in Pleasantville is a popular destination

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Price range: $$$ (Expensive) Description:

Its easy to miss this storefront enterprise tucked into a small retail strip of identical facades close to the Jacob Burns Film Center. Inside it's warm and tasteful, with beige-orange walls, paintings with seasonal themes, a long row of banquettes, votive candles and a six-seat bar.

The seasonally driven menu and the term is taken seriously here is inventive, but at the same time well focused, with no drama or chaos on the plates. Popular dishes are lobster and asparagus risotto with pickled black cherries and scallions; ravioli of broccoli rabe, mushroom and onions; five-spiced tiger shrimp with chorizo-cornbread stuffing; and seared sea scallops with crispy pancetta and asparagus over cappellini. Vegans need not make special orders to accommodate their diet; the restaurant makes a point to offer several such options.

Servers are meticulous, congenial and competent. Wines are reasonably priced, particularly those by the glass. Also available are beers and spirits. -Bryan Miller

Hours: Mondays: closed; Tu-Th: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat: 5-11 p.m.; Sun: 5-9 p.m. Reservations: Recommended Credit cards: Accepted

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