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Champagne mango salad is served with crabmeat, cumin (Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Champagne mango salad is served with crabmeat, cumin and pistachio oil at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers

Built on a derelict pier that had been a Yonkers eyesore for decades, X2O Xaviars is the latest triumph in the stellar career of chef-entrepreneur Peter Kelly.

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the waterfront in Yonkers, with views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee bridges. (April 18, 2012)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the waterfront in Yonkers, with views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee bridges. (April 18, 2012)

Chef Enrico Diokno, left, with chef/owner Peter Kelly,
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Chef Enrico Diokno, left, with chef/owner Peter Kelly, at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

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Baby calamari salad is served with celery, frisée
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Baby calamari salad is served with celery, frisée and buttermilk tentacles at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

Chef/owner Peter Kelly commissioned artist John Beerman to
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Chef/owner Peter Kelly commissioned artist John Beerman to create original artwork depicting Yonkers and the river for X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. If you look closely you'll find Kelly himself in this painting of the waterfront. Beerman's art is represnted in in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. (April 18, 2012)

Champagne mango salad is served with crabmeat, cumin
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Champagne mango salad is served with crabmeat, cumin and pistachio oil at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

Chef/owner Peter Kelly commissioned artist John Beerman to
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Chef/owner Peter Kelly commissioned artist John Beerman to create original artwork depicting Yonkers and the river for X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. Beerman's art is represented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. (April 18, 2012)

Montauk skate with bone marrow is served with
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Montauk skate with bone marrow is served with brown butter, pancetta and asparagus points at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

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Fresh flowers adorn the tables at X2O Xaviars
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Fresh flowers adorn the tables at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

James Phanor is the general manager at X2O
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

James Phanor is the general manager at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

The frozen caramel soufflé is served with warm
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

The frozen caramel soufflé is served with warm cardamom doughnuts at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

Chef/owner Peter Kelly commissioned artist John Beerman to
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

Chef/owner Peter Kelly commissioned artist John Beerman to create original artwork depicting Yonkers and the river for X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. Beerman's art is represnted in in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. (April 18, 2012)

The Xaviars cuvée from Millbrook Vineyards at X2O
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

The Xaviars cuvée from Millbrook Vineyards at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers. (April 18, 2012)

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The Dylan Lounge at X2O Xaviars on the
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

The Dylan Lounge at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, named after Peter Kelly's son, features a sushi bar as well as a traditional bar where the full dining room menu is served. Casual Tuesday is every Tuesday in the lounge with a 3-course menu for $25. (April 18, 2012)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the
(Credit: Leslie Barbaro)

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson sits on the waterfront in Yonkers, with views of the George Washington and Tappan Zee bridges. (April 18, 2012)

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