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“Near tops for what it is: menu a bit unique beyond typical Portugese,” 4 of 5 stars
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125 Main Street, Ossining, NY
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Ranked #13 of 39 Restaurants in Ossining
Cuisines: Portuguese
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New York City, New York
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“Near tops for what it is: menu a bit unique beyond typical Portugese,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I am so impressed with this simple, small, unadorned classic neighborhood style Portugese restaurant; there are, besides the more typical fare, always at least three or four interesting, sometimes harder to find, dishes on the menu (e.g. pork and clams, escargot, stews, specialized fresh fish directly from Portugal, steak under egg) and often more, even up to double that total--it's a little like eating at grandma's home in a small village tucked into the Portugese hills or anywhere else in Latin Southern Europe. BYOB for a small fee, or choose from their selections. Doca has recently taken over the bakery next door, and now serves desserts directly from there on weekends. . Some very satisfying appetizers (such as grilled chorizo and cilantro shrimp with garlic and oil), soups as well. During the week, finish early and saunter over for dessert and espresso, taking home a few delicious breakfast rolls,etc

Doca reminds me of what local Italian restaurants used to be like decades ago, before the kajority settled for rubber stamp boring menus of nondescript common character. Not Doca. Chances are something on the menu suprises nicely. At most times, one hears more Portugese spoken than English. Well worth the ride from anywhere in the county, but don't bother dressing up to gild this little lily. Not yet do many second, third and fourth generation Americans in Westchester know this place. All are welcome, but I hope time never makes Doca's chemistry over. We go a number of times annually.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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